Categories: 2010 and Personal.

My family has some odd traditions, like any family. One of them is this: Though my step-dad buys groceries nearly every Saturday morning without fail (except in the summer time), he does not buy milk when he shops. We have always bought our milk from the local convenience store, ever since we moved into their current house. This has continued to this day. It used to be my brother’s and my chore to buy the milk. My step-dad didn’t want to have to make that trip too, understandably, and my mom did lots of other things. They reasoned, fairly enough, Read More


Categories: 2008 and Personal.

“What are these sausages doing in the freezer? I didn’t buy them! There’s only 2/3 of the pack left…” “I have no idea, I didn’t but them either…You do the shopping, after all.” “Who would freeze 2/3rds of a pack of sausages?” “Not me!” “Well, how did they get here?” “I told you, I have no idea.” “Well, they must have got here somehow.” “Maybe Joan bought them…” “But why would they be in our freezer?” “I have no idea! Maybe she put them in there by accident” “Joan didn’t buy them! They’re not Joan’s sausages!” “You don’t know that…” Read More


Categories: 2007 and Personal.

So I didn’t write about this last week, I guess because I didn’t have much time on le net. I went to an…’ancestral’ lets call it…cottage on Bob’s Lake (that’s near Sharbot Lake…that’s 40 min or so north of Kingston) last weekend. We used to spend a fair amount of time up there when I was a kid. My dad eventually sold his share (which I was sore about for a while) and I have only been back three times (last weekend, two summers ago for about an hour, and on the way back from Bishop’s one spring, for about Read More

“Food” and “It took them long enough”

Categories: 2007, Food, Politics, and Society.

In the CD player: The Violent Femmes I tend to think of cooking as a creative process. And I like to be spontaneous about it quite often. Planning meals out in advance and telling me what recipe I am going to make takes away most of the enjoyment for me. Methinks I will have to have a talk with the parents about this. “You’re making beef stir-fry Wednesday night” (and it’s always Wednesday, why???) doesn’t really inspire me to cook. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook. Just not when it’s mandated. I can’t believe it took the opposition Read More

Ocean’s Twelve (2004, Steven Soderbergh)

Categories: 2004 and Movies.

So, it’s been a while I guess ince I’ve given you an update. Firstly, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Oakville looking after my dad and generally not doing work. I’ve actually been fairly busy and haven’t used the computer much. I guess that partially explains this lack of blogs. I’ve spent my time in Hamilton doing various things. Last night I marked 10 exams on the back porch. Today I marked another 40 or so at school over the course of 8 or 9 hours. Fun!!! But let’s just skip right to the goddmaned point: Ocean’s 12 Read More