Month: July 2009

Kidless Week: Day Four.


Getting Dizzy…

LovelyWife is still not completely 100% healthy so there’s a strict no kissing – or should I say no snooging – rule. It is completely true that you only notice things you had once they’re gone or unallowed. As for me, that MacAllan, combined with Nurse Becky’s finger crossing is doing the trick of keeping me on the 20% side of things.

All that being said, we still managed to go see Harry Potter (hence the “snooging” reference) eating literally a tonne and a half of Swedish Berries, Peanut M&Ms, Red Licorice, and a giant Caramilk chocolate bar. We were not really hungry when we left the theater (go figure!) and we drove around until we finally settled on Les Fougères for dinner, but we didn’t dine-in. We only got some take-out items from their store.

LovelyWife got the Wild Mushroom Soup and Ginger Ice Cream, and I got the Bison Meatpie and Banana Cake covered with Cream Cheese frosting. We drove back home, heated the stuff and watched Big Brother.

All right, since I promised SheilaCSR to mention her in this blog today and to not spoil Harry Potter for her with a review, I will just say this about the movie: It was long, and I was distracted by the fact that whenever the cloth covering the armoire was removed, dust fell from it. All the snooging pissed me off a bit, but only because I can’t do the same. I ❤ Snape’s delivery.

Kidless Week: Day Three.


Well lookadat.

I finally make a graphic, and Kidless Week is cancelled? WTF?

Actually, it’s not really cancelled. It’s just put on hold on account of bacterial tonsillitis. At this point it’s only LovelyWife’s issue, but I am told by my Favorite Nurse that odds are not in my favor: It turns out that Bacterial tonsillitis is highly transmissible by saliva, and since this is a kidless week, we had the chance to do a lot of saliva exchanging activities. By that of course, I mean that we ate using each other’s fork at the restaurant. I was told that odds that I’ll get infected are 80-20. Those are not good odds.

So Kidless Week is not over, but we didn’t feel like going out yesterday night. We stayed in and ordered pizza – pepperoni / cheese / bacon. Hey Becky, I think that qualifies as regular food, yes? Unfortunately, it’s nothing to blog about.

Oh, I also had a whole post about how Crocs sucks, after spending half an hour on the phone with them trying to find out what happened to my order, only to be told that they lost the manifest that said my order was really shipped, but I was assured that it had been shipped and that I should get it tomorrow if not today, and to call back next week if my order didn’t come in.

Oh I’m a king at multitasking, so half an hour on the phone equals this:


Of course, I’m not going to use it now, but no sense letting my hard work go to waste. :mrgreen:

Now if you’ll excuse me I’ll go try to better my odds at beating this bacteria by having one or twenty more Scotches. This MacAllan is medecine to me right now. 😆

One last thing: I think I’m addicted to those smileys. Thanks BluePaintRed!

Oh, and I agree, it’s not a really good graphic.

Kidless Week: Day Two.

Hey! I’m somewhere else in Canada today… Come and join me at BluePaintRed’s place! If you noticed, I also stole her smileys. Hehehehehe. :twisted:

But just for kicks and giggles, I’m sure you’re dying to know what my second kidless day was like. Actually, it’s the dinner menu you’re intrested in aren’t you? I put all that stuff in an extended entry.

Now scoot over at BluePaintRed’s place. Come on, go on.


Kidless Week: Day One.

I think I need a graphic for this. 😉

Every year my FMIL hosts the wildest craziest summer camp for the Zadorables. During that week, we live the life of Rockstars!  Here’s what we did yesterday after work:

We fond this new little place in old Hull called “Gy”. It was awesome. LW had the tartare, followed by the duck confit salad and I had the crispy chicken with peanut sauce and the Bison Burger. Both dishes were perfect. Of course, we had to ask what the desserts were (just to know, because I was pretty full at that point). Well, it turned out they only had – the co-owner was very dissapointed to say – LovelyWife favorite dessert and my favorite dessert. That would be Honey Nougat and Crème Brûlée (with a hint of Red Tea). Well, we just had to have some. It was heavenly.

The bill came and they forgot to charge my Bison Burger. Actually they didn’t forget as much as the computer had decided that the burger was costing me 0.00$. I promptly pointed out the error, and was thanked for my honesty. I told the co-owner that since I’d like to come back at some point, I’d like them to stay in business a little while. 😉

We then made our way to the movies, and say “De Père en Flic”. It was a decent movie. It’s actually nice to go to the movies with LovelyWife.

Once we got home, we watched “Dating in the Dark”. Most probably because we were to dumbstruck to change the channel. It’s basically an hour of that:


I really like your voice!


You sound awesome!


And thus concludes day one of Kidless Week.

Rockstars I tell you.

Québec Day 3: Like a blister in the sun

Let me start by an apology. Delmer, my friend, it appears that I did not take any pictures of that famous Chez Ashton poutine. I am truly sorry. But to be quite honest, when I got it I knew it was too much for any normal human being and I think that my mind secretly wanted to avoid any physical evidence. 😦


As you can see, we spend a lot of time in the sun. After Sybil’s comment on my whiteness the other day, I figured I could try to get a little tan. 😉

So we spend a good part of the day at the Village Vacances Valcartier. Kids had a blast. LovelyWif had a blast. I had a blast. I couldn’t stop hearing John Pinette in my head at every slide I went, but it was completely worth it. Plus, I got to see this massive dude – like really really really big man – wearing nothing but the tiniest of speedos ever made. I was sad I didn’t have my camera, but I thought that taking a camera to the bathroom was a little strange, even for me.


We walked, we swam, we half-drowned, we slid, we climbed a hill. We had fun.

We made our way back to the hotel around 4 PM for a round of showers and to find a place to eat. Luckily, Poppy had left a comment earlier about this amazing fondue place near Château Frontenac. I love fondue, LovelyWife wanted to go see Chateau Frontenac. It was a match made in heaven.


CutieDaughter & LeSombre


AudaciousSon and LovelyWife

Did I mention the Zadorables also love fondue? We got the “Trios de fondues”, that’s a cheese fondue as an apetizer, a Chinese fondue as the main course – we got Caribou meat – and a chocolate fondue for dessert. Mmmmm mmmmm!

Afterwards, we took a quick walk in front of Chateau Frontenac.


Do we look happy or what? 😉

And with that, we called it a night.