I’m writing this at 10:30pm, which is very strange. Throughout February, I’ve written every blog post in the morning. I made it my goal, my mission: I would write as much as I could as early as I could, just to check that off my to-do list. It has worked wonderfully, and it gives me a huge sense of both satisfaction and relief. Satisfaction, because it’s adding to my writing streak, and relief, because this task won’t hang over my head like the sword of Damocles the longer the day goes on.
This is the literal Sword of Damocles.
Depending on the day I start writing around 8:00am, sometimes earlier, sometimes later. I’m almost always done by 10:00am, 11:00am at the absolute latest, and it gives me the rest of my day to do whatever I want. I also do all my workouts in the morning, so by noon I have accomplished two major things already. I work evenings, so this is important. It’s been a great system … until today. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I wrote about how I dislike winter. It is easily my least favourite season, and with good reason. It’s cold, it’s unpleasant, I can’t go outside, staying inside is a fight to stay warm, it’s just the worst. That said, I don’t have much to complain about so far this year. The first snowfall quickly disappeared, and we have not had a trace of the white stuff for three weeks. Indeed, the weather has been downright acceptable, with the temperature consistently around 5°C or so. For December, I will take it.
If anything, it’s almost turning into a bad thing. We here in southern Ontario may have a green Christmas. No snow is forecast for the next week, and with the temperature staying mild, it looks like any snow that may fall likely won’t stick around, and that’s too bad. I dislike the winter and snow as much as anyone, but you have to have it on Christmas. It adds magic to the moment, making everything look like a postcard. A green Christmas simply seems pedestrian by comparison.
This scene all green would be completely different. Not in a bad way, maybe, but also not Christmas-y.
That said, if my choices are relative warmth and a green Christmas versus frigid cold and a white Christmas, I take the green Christmas every time, without deliberation. Continue reading →
I remember this clear as day. My brother and I were in my room, watching a movie. A terrible, terrible movie. It was Attack Force, with Steven Seagal. It may be the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I doubt it has a single redeeming quality. IMDB has it under 3 stars, and reading some of the user reviews is hilarious. Some movies are so bad they are good. Not this one. All bad movies should be judged against it as the ultimate measure of badness.
The movie was so bad they couldn’t even find a single critic review to put on the back cover. Not even “An adequate movie by Seagal’s standards.” And I’m a Seagal fan.
Anyway, while watching said terrible movie, we heard a faint meow from my window. It could have been our imagination, but it was still ten times more interesting than Attack Force. We checked, and sure enough there was a cat. Two in fact, a mother and a kitten. Continue reading →