I always knew I picked the right one.


My LovelyWife left me a message at the bus stop this morning. ūüėČ



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.

I am a Rebel

A Rebel EOS XSi.

If you follow me on the Twitter and/or on the Facebook, you already know that CutieDaughter won first place in her cheer leading competition on Saturday.

Like the good dad that I am, I spent 3 hours sitting in bleachers, and I took 285 pictures. I did manage to add a few pictures to my “Can’t park” collection…

Exhibit 20120211-A : Ignoring the lines for no apparent reason.

Exhibit 20120211-B: Parking on the sidewalk because it looked like a space.

Of course, all the competition pictures are colored blurry lines – it’s quite a challenge to take decent pictures when at a great distance.

I did however manage so take at least a few decent shots at the end.

Gold baby, Gold! (Not real gold)

So everyone was happy and had a great time. Now to delete those 280 useless pics…



Tungsten¬†/ňąt ĆŇčst…ôn/, also known as¬†wolfram¬†/ňąw älfr…ôm/¬†(wuul-fr…ôm), is a¬†chemical element¬†with the chemical symbol¬†W¬†and¬†atomic number¬†74.

A hard, rare metal under standard conditions when uncombined, tungsten is found naturally on Earth only in chemical compounds. It was identified as a new element in 1781, and first isolated as a metal in 1783. Its important ores include wolframite and scheelite. The free element is remarkable for its robustness, especially the fact that it has the highest melting point of all the non-alloyed metals and the second highest of all the elements after carbon.

Still here? Good.


Look at that nice mane of hair. And LovelyWife’s hair is not bad either.

Sixteen years ago LovelyGirlfriend became LovelyWife. This is our Tungsten anniversary. Like Tungsten, being married 16 years is a hard and rare thing. Like Tungsten, we are remarkable for our robustness, and I have a really high melting point.

LovelyWife likes to set things on fire (that’s the carbon reference) including my heart.

And that’s a W. ūüėČ

Happy Anniversary Honey! XXX