Month: September 2012

Today is a very special day

Today is indeed a very special day.

Not because two years ago, the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast,  after a 54 year run.

No, it’s not because on this day in 1996 Vancouver actor Michael J. Fox debuts in situation comedy ‘Spin City’ on ABC-TV.

It’s not because in 1988 the Games of the 24th Olympiad began in Seoul, with the Canadian team joining 14,000 athletes from 160 countries. Not even close.

It’s certainly not because Montreal actor William Shatner starred in last episode of TV crime drama T.J. Hooker on CBS on this day in 1987.

With the current NHL lockout, you’d think today is significant since in 1971 Guy Lafleur played his first NHL game with the Canadiens. But that’s not the reason why today is so special.

September 17th marks the moment when the shopping days left until Christmas go below the 100 threshold. That’s right, there is now 99 days left until Christmas. Any way you want to cut it, that’s not a lot of days.

Also, it’s LovelyWife’s Birthday.

Five minutes to midnight.

Grabbing the remote, I mutter something along the lines of : “All right, time for bed”.

Then two guys in suits materialize on my screen, grab and push Pauline Marois off the screen. One of them says that there’s no time to lose – adding “Madame” for good measure, and she asks “What’s going on?” twice.

Confusion. Camera shows a person on the ground. A fire behind Le Metropolis. People are asked to clear out. The speech resumes. People leave.

What the Hell is going on?

“The Anglos are waking up! The Anglos are waking up! Time for fucking payback. Yeah.”

What does it mean?

One dead, one seriously injured, minority Parti Québécois government.

It’s 2AM. Time for bed.

What now?


One bullet short of a full gun (35)

Where the Hell does the time go? I spent most of the long week-end doing… everything and nothing. It seems that regardless of what I do (or don’t do) time just keeps going faster and faster. How can I make time slow down?

Regroup. After quite a first day of school for CutieDaughter, things are calming down and I’m regrouping from the crazy back to school drama.

Bicycle. This summer, I biked exactly 0 kilometers (that’s 0 miles for you my Imperial friends) despite having the best intentions in the world when the snow started to melt. I am so weak.

Fatality. I swear I was aiming for the friendship finishing move, but I somehow managed to execute a fatality. A Fail-tality? Sigh. Even when I win I lose.

W(h)ine. One takes care of the other. See you on the flip side.

In pure Call of Cthulhu tradition, I’ll keep the last bullet for myself for when the madness finally comes.

It’ll be all over in a minute.