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.


Happy Birthday Fucker! 

Today is Adam Avitable’s Birthday. I made this colour drawing way back when he visited me in Ottawa.

And for the record, it wasn’t that cold.

Happy Birthday Fucker!

Photo a day challenge – January 2012

  1. You
  2. Breakfast
  3. Something you adore
  4. Letterbox
  5. Something you wore
  6. Makes you smile
  7. Favourite
  8. Your sky
  9. Daily routine
  10. Childhood
  11. Where you sleep
  12. Close-up
  13. In your bag
  14. Something you’re reading
  15. Happiness
  16. Morning
  17. Water
  18. Something you bought
  19. Sweet
  20. Someone you love
  21. Reflection
  22. Your shoes
  23. Something old
  24. Guilty pleasure
  25. Something you made
  26. Colour
  27. Lunch
  28. Light
  29. Inside your fridge
  30. Nature
  31. You, again

The death of a Joke

So yesterday I published what I thought was a rather simple yet charming post, asking you my dear readers to “follow the yellow brick road”.

Apparently, I didn’t make it obvious enough. It seems that not a lot of people understood that I wanted you to click on the picture. 😉

That would’ve taken you to Sheila’s blog, where you would’ve seen a post for her Birthday.

A post that I made.

Of course, I had inserted a few hints that this post was not made by Sheila:

But it seems that I may not have been clear enough that it was actually Sheila’s Birthday. 😉

But no worries: Because she is damn old In a weird turn of events, it turns out that even Sheila forgot it was her Birthday yesterday! So you get a do over! Go visit her blog and wish her Happy Birthday!

This blog is officially a toddler

Three years ago, I moved whatever crap I was writing from Joomla! to WordPress and never looked back. Actually, that’s not true. I peeked a few times. 😉 I still have a Joomla! installation at the ready to test things out, play with the code.

But this is not a tech post.

Anyways, three years on WordPress and 857 posts later, here we are. Where is this thing going? Not sure. Is blogging dead? I don’t think so, I think blogging has changed. Is it for the better or for worst? Who could tell really.

The one thing I’m certain about is that I have a craving for creating. I want to create something good. I want to write gooder. I want to play more music. I may quit my job and open a bakery à la Duff, renovate my house à la DIY. I may start painting. Sky is the limit, really. Next stop, King of the Universe. Except I won’t go on a 12 month humanitarian mission in Africa. So I guess Africa is the limit, really.

I’m already the Mayor. How hard would it be to become the King?

I’m e-surrounded by people that are a constant source of inspiration. People like Dave2, MartyMankins and IronFist who just launched Thrice Fiction. People like Avitable, who as just started a stand-up comic career – yes, I’m calling it a career, you heard it here first! people Like Faiqa and Shiny who are breathing new life in the radio show / podcast scene.

EDIT: I knew I was going to forget something. I want to mention Megan with her amazing pictures.

My family and IRL friends are not bad either. 😉

Where is this thing going? I’m not sure. But it’s going. I think if I can blog about Becky’s Butt, I can do anything. And if nothing else, I vow to make it entertaining and use a lot more italics.

In not-at-all related news, today is not just my Blogiversary, it’s also April Fool’s day. I have a knack for making special days fall on special days (it does make sense, trust me!), For example, my mom’s birthday falls on St-Patrick’s Day. Every year. I was conceived on Halloween – do the math, really – and I got married on Saint Catherine day.


Today being April Fool’s day, my CutieDaughter made her usual prank, sticking a piece of paper somewhere in my backpack.

The scroll…
Once opened:

How cute is that?

Happy April Fool’s Day everyone. Happy Blogiversary to me. 😉


Every year it’s the same story.

Today is St-Patrick’s day. Today is also my mom’s Birthday. She turns one year older than last year. It’s always a struggle to post something either for my mom, or for my love of Guinness.

Happy Birthday Mom! XXXX

So just like last year, please wish her a happy birthday in the comments, tell her how awesome of a job she did raising the fine young man that my brother is (I also have an awesome sister but I can’t seem to find a way to insert her in a joke even two years later), send her virtual flowers, do a little dance.

Please refrain from “I’d hit that” kind of comments. Avitable’s already been there, done that. It’s really awkward for me to call him dad.

As for me, I’ll have half of the beers for my Mom, half because I’m Irish (only today).