Monthly Archives: November 2009



I have sprained my wrist.

I can’t use the keyboard very well.

This sucks.


note: this is a bad haiku.

double note: I will  be back in a few days … hopefully.

The Comfort Zone


People have adapted to live in some pretty inhospitable environments on this planet.

I guess originally they didn’t know any different or better.
Maybe they thought everywhere was the same and just sucked it up and carried on the best they could.

… but now most people know that there are climatically less challenging places to live.

Have people just got used to where they live? … or are they nuts?


note: sorry if this post was anticlimatic.

double note: some people live in inhospitable environments … but there are a lot of people who are inhospitable in all environments.

triple note: is there an inhospitality service industry that I’m not aware of? … it seems to be really popular.

quadruple note: planetross is an adapter, but not for everywhere.
… I may ruin your electronic equipment.

quintuple note: planetross doesn’t rely on matches and ice cubes for heating and cooling: those are used for other things.

Heating and cooling are supplied by:


notes to myself #71

You’ll live in places with central heating, wood burning stoves, fireplaces, water radiators, coal stoves, oil furnaces, electric heat, propane heat, kerosene heat, and dung burning ovens.
… I’m just kidding about the dung burning. hee hee!

In My Dreams … #9

my next house


In my dreams  I dream that all my dreams come true in my dreams.

… then I wake up, realize I’ve slept on my arms again, and think “that was a confusing dream, but at least there wasn’t a bull chasing me“.


note: photo taken in one of the DisneySea sections.

double note: #1  and #2  and #3  and #4  and #5  and #6  and #7  and #8 are still slumbering along.

triple note: It’s only taken me 7 of these entries to notice that when I copy and paste this photo it isn’t centered like the first 2 in the series. I am very unobservant sometimes.
I usually screw up on numbering the “notes to myself” too.

Why am I telling you this?

I just felt like sharing today.


notes to myself #71

None of your brothers or sisters name their kids after you. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.

The Fabric Of Time


I watched my girlfriend as she moved from rack to rack in a women’s clothing store.

There were women of all ages shopping, but …

three women in their late 60’s followed my girlfriend around the store and were all interested in the same clothes as her.

I’m a bit worried.


note: there are many possible reasons for what I observed … and I elaborated on all of them after foolishly telling my friend the worst one first.

double note: I don’t have much choice when it comes to clothes where I live. I’ve turned into an LL Bean Stalker unintentionally. I like to call it XL Bean though.

triple note: I’m not saying that older people can’t  look stylish in clothes: I’m saying I don’t want them to wear the same clothes as my girlfriend and I.

quadruple note: the  X2: Egg Pod experiment has been updated. All the other experiments are doing fine … I’m just mesmerized by their ability to stay the same at the moment.

quintuple note: it’s another 2 entry night! … but those “The Sweetest Things” things are just too easy: like shooting barrels with fish … or something like that.


notes to myself #70

I don’t think you own a pair of jeans until you graduate High School. Your complacency amazes me … I mean us.

The Sweetest Things #3


I’m glad there were pirates in history because I really didn’t want to be a clown on Halloween as a kid.


note: whoever said ” Those who live by the swordfish  die by the swordfish” must have been talking to someone called “Fish“.

double note: I haven’t heard of too many people  being attacked by swords recently … there must have been a government crackdown on that or something.

triple note: I used to think it was “Pontius the Pirate” when I was a kid.

quadruple note:   wordpress  is having a video contest for things people are thankful for. I don’t have a video camera to be thankful for this year, but …
I thought I’d just throw some things I’m thankful for out there.


notes to myself #69

The first professional play you see is “Treasure Island” in Vancouver. It blows your little mind … and is probably the reason you wear a pirate costume every year on Halloween.

It Can’t Hurt


If I can’t make a difference … I just want to make it different.


note: I’m not a trendsetter … I don’t know anything about dogs and their breeding.

double note: the air seems fresher already.

triple note: I don’t know what that stinky tree smelled like before, but it smells like ocean fresh something now. It may smell like pine eventually.

quadruple note: the air freshner was tired of hanging on the rearview mirror tree.

quintuple note: everyone is a tree: we just live in mobile forests.

sextuple note: we all have roots … even if they are only in our hair and teeth.

septuple note: I’ve put on two obnoxiously short entries tonight.


notes to myself #68

Your family tree is a renewable resource. You may be a stump though. sorry.

The Sweetest Things #2


Is there anyone who doesn’t like the cold side of the pillow?

… I thought so.

I stand uncorrected.


note:cold pillow talk” isn’t good sometimes.

double note: it’s a renewable resource.

triple note:  wordpress  is having a video contest for things people are thankful for. I don’t have a video camera to be thankful for this year, but …
I thought I’d just throw some things I’m thankful for out there.

quadruple note: if you missed the “The Sweetest Things #1” scroll down or click or something … it’s close by.


notes to myself #67

Don’t stand so close behind Alphie while playing ball hockey in grade 4: stitches are involved.

The Sweetest Things #1


Of everything I’ve learnt over the years … solving the shoe mystery is one of the sweetest.


note: wordpress  is having a video contest for things people are thankful for. I don’t have a video camera to be thankful for this year, but …
I thought I’d just throw some things I’m thankful for out there.

double note: Do people who don’t wear shoes screw up when they finally have to put a pair on? … just wondering.

triple note: the “underwear dilemma” still causes problems on dark days.


notes to myself #66

You master most of the childhood things: shoes on the right feet, telling time, shoelaces, bicycles, …
You will never be able to do the gap-toothed spitting thing though. sorry.



Lately I’ve been disregardening.


note: the only things growing in my yard are the pile of leaves, the number of dead flowers, and what the nextdoor neighbour’s cat has been daily  “deposhitting” on the lawn.

double note: it’s the usual suspect  again … and again … and again …

triple note: sorry I haven’t been making my usual rounds … still mildly unmotivated by whatever I have. I think it’s slowly going away … or coming back … depending on what I’m talking about.


notes to myself #65

Kraft Dinner never loses it’s magic.

An Impressure Point


When someone does an impression of me

… does that make me impressionable or impressive?


 note: pressure cooking makes me nervous.

double note: I don’t do well under pressure … sometimes coal is just coal.
… if you’re looking for diamonds I think there are some in my pack of cards.

triple note: all suits are pressure suits … unless it’s worn in a casket … then it’s a leisure suit.


notes to myself #64

If  we ever met I don’t think we would like each other … or at least feign indifference.