When it rains it pours?

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On Saturday night I went to bed a husband, son, eldest of two siblings, and proud puppy dad.

Sunday night I went to bed a husband, son, eldest of FOUR siblings, UNCLE, and proud puppy dad.

In 24 hours my family doubled in size and it feels like the expectations and responsibility also doubled. I'm not yet crumbling under the pressure, but I'm...
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Leaking

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That moment, two weeks after you quit your job, when water starts coming through the ceiling in your front room...

Tomorrow I rip holes in the ceiling, exploratory holes.

I'm starting to worry about my recent string of bad luck...

Week 1 complete.

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I just finished my first week of ATC school. It's been good. I think I'll be alright overall, but the culture is so different there, I'm going to have to get used to it. I never much cared for unions and this is a tough, old, cranky union. It reminds me of working with pressmen all over again.

A friend reminded me...
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New Chapter

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Well kids, it's Friday. On Monday morning I start course. This week was supposed to be rejuvenating, and transitional. I had planned to study and shed the baggage of the last chapter of my life and be ready to start fresh this new chapter.

I failed. I feel like shit. My confidence is low. I'm not sleeping. I feel bloated. I've lost...
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Last Day

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On April 3, 2003 I started my first job at a real daily newspaper working the night shift as a prepress technician. Today is my last day as a product manager at Canada's most read, largest daily circulation newspaper. It marks the end of 11 years with this company but perhaps more significantly to me, it marks the end of 16 years of smearing...
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Kisses

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This is too adorable/beautiful not to share:

Some of the kisses are awkward, some are beautiful.

I don't remember ever kissing a stranger.

I wonder what we look like when we kiss...

naiser:

This video is everywhere! nice one anyway :3

Breaking up is hard to do

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I'm changing my life right now. I'm leaving behind a career after 11 years (more if you count the time before that that I dabbled) that has in many ways defined who I am. I often remarked slyly that I've smeared ink on dead trees for half my life, I'm going to tell airplanes where to go and how to get...
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Random Facebook post

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Someone, with whom I am not close, posted the following on Facebook which I then saw and am now quoting.

"I think part of the reason why we hold on to something so tight is because we fear something so great wont happen twice."

I can relate. Even though outwardly I've let go, inwardly I'm holding so tight. I feel like I'd...
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Top 2%

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Well folks, it looks like I made it. After my interview this morning I got a phone call offering me a spot on course starting March 31.

That puts me in the top 2% of applicants. I have a long way to go, but this is worth celebrating for now.

Check out what I mean by 2%

Full of Optimism

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Ok, so I cheated. I took an illegal anti-depressant today. I didn't know if it would still work like it used to, but boy, did it ever work like a charm. It brought back my mojo instantaneously and I'm ready for tomorrow.

It's a metaphor, but an accurate one.

I rechecked my stuff, took my notes, did the whole deal and I...
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