Saturday, December 31, 2011


It's the end of the year. Though already the New Year in Australia! Happy New Year down under!

It being another year down the old drain, it gets me to thinkin'. About...divorce. I'm smiling over the news stories that teenage girls are having the vapours over the divorce of ding dong Katy Perry and unwashed wit Russell Brand. Only teenage girls are optimistic enough and naive enough to have pinned their hopes on a show biz twosome. I, on the other hand, am thinking: wow, it lasted 14 months, that's twice my prediction. Good on them.

On a more serious note. The sister of a friend of mine was dumped by her husband recently. Dumped after 42 years of marriage. 42 years!!! He met another woman. I can't imagine even wanting to get used to being with another person after having been with the same person for 42 years. What is this guy thinking? I've known about this for 3 days and I still can't process it. Does he really wants to adapt to someone else's habits when he's over 65 years old? Really? I'd love to know what goes on in people's heads. Humans are baffling. And doing this knowing it will destroy his wife and alienate his grown children. Jeez. What is behind this? I just don't get humans.

A cat would never walk out like that :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Year End on the Horizon

Yes, it is almost that time again. Time to make the resolutions. Another year, another dismal failure at improving myself.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

True Confessions

I am addicted to watching Storage Wars, both the original and the Texas version.

I hate everybody on it, but I can't stop watching. And stupid A&E keeps having Storage Wars Marathons. And I keep watching them.

One day late

Happy Belated Birthday to JAW Fan. May the upcoming year find you chip-filled, still employed and, of course, in Mexico for 2 weeks.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

2-second hockey analysis

The Canadiens suck the bag.

9 years already

Joe Strummer died on 22 December 2002. Time, she does fly, eh?

Since he is on my ipod, I find that I still listen to him all the time. Funny, that.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Testing the new toy

Nobody said it was easy to get oneself and a cat in the same frame, playbook or no playbook! Miz Hitler says: As long as I look good, who cares about the human?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

For J & J

Thank you for the card. :) Time to play " Spot the Error"

Yesterday on the Hill

Just a quick comment on yesterday's brouhaha in the House of Commons with Trudeau II calling Peter Kent a piece o'shit.

I've been watching Peter Kent since the Kyoto/Durban conference stuff started stirring up, and am I the only one who thinks the guy is drunk all the time? He's so out of it.

Drunk or not, what a loser! This government is full of them. This country is so going down the tubes.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I Am A Modern Man!

I have finally entered the 21st Century. I am now the owner of a "tablet" and not the kind I take for my frequent headaches.

It's a blackberry that I got during the Big Sale when they were discounted by $300. It's cute and, frankly, I will be taking a lot of kitty videos and posting them to YouTube. How useful! it will also be good to have puzzles, etc., and TV shows to watch on the train to the Holy City at Xmas.

Now, is it a good thing that I can carry my email around with me all the time? Probably not, but this apparently is how "we" live now. So there you have it.

Next up, a "smart" phone. Or if not a "smart" phone, at least one that looks recent and is not embarrassing to whip out in a public place.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Something I will regret for the rest of my life (probably)

Fancy Feast wants to come back to Montreal, but he can't stay with me unless he has a job.

Today I sent him the link to my employer's website so he can be put on a roster for IT consultancy work. In the unlikely event that he would be hired, I would have Fancy Feast in my life 24 hours a day! Oh, the possibilities.

Monday, December 12, 2011


My boss announced officially today that she is leaving in June.

Do I apply for the job or don't I?

I want the $$$, not the responsiblity.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Woman behaving badly? Or "completely normal"?

Yesterday I blogged about a quarrelsome 19th Century Englishwoman. Allow me to update the crime blotter with this local story from last month.

This story raises only one question from me: What country is she from?

"A 45-year-old NDG woman was sent a $37 ticket under Westmount’s “good morals and decency” by-law after being found completely naked in a parked car behind Westmount city hall November 19 at 3:36 am, Westmount Public Security officials said. The woman was described as “being intimate” with a fully-clothed man, the driver.

Both were described as “so occupied” they never noticed the patroller on the scene for some five minutes awaiting back-up. Once they did, they drove off but stopped nearby. As the public safety officer spoke to them, she reported that the woman, still undressed, kept “giggling” and stated that being naked was “completely normal” in her country. It was not known to what country she was referring.

Police also attended and checked out the driver."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Very quarrelsome"

This was reprinted in the Guardian on line today, from their archives of 1862.

"Elizabeth Woolley was charged with throwing a quantity of vitriol at one Margaret Johnson, in Manchester, on the 8th of October last, with intent to do bodily harm. The Jury found the prisoner guilty, and the Judge sentenced her to nine months' hard labour. It appeared that the prisoner was, when sober, a very orderly woman; but she was very much addicted to drink, and, when under its influence, she was very quarrelsome."

I know a few women who are, when sober, very orderly, but when under the influence of drink, well, if not quarrelsome, at least very loud.

In today's news: Our gang of lady friends from work had our Xmas dinner and sing-along last night. There was drink. No vitriol was thrown.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Drift Away

Dobie Gray died. The only song of his I know is Drift Away.

As a kid, I thought this was a really boring song. A callow youth was I. I heard it on the radio a couple of months ago, and wow, has that song ever changed. It is now such a great song. Who knew a song could change like that?

In other celeb death news, Harry Morgan died. He was 96. Ancient.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Belated Baldwin News

I was very busy at work today and did not have time to comment on our friend Alec getting tossed off a flight for basically being an obnoxious, unruly passenger.

How hard is it to put a phone away when the lights go "ding"? Put the phone away, man.

In JAW Fan's fantasy, I'd imagine, this unruly passenger incident led to a strip search conducted by....JAW Fan, transport security agent!

Friday, December 02, 2011

We Start Young

"Quebec's $7-a-day public daycare program, considered a landmark piece of legislation in the province and a potential model for the rest of the country, is being probed for possible corruption. The announcement comes after the province's auditor general reported irregularities in the awarding of contracts for 18,000 subsidized daycare spaces." (CBC News)

Quebec! Where even the daycares are corrupt! *sigh*

(The auditor general's first clue was video of Paulie Walnuts leading the kids through Inky Dinky Spider.)

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Christmas time in near

Well, it's December 1 and if you have not already commenced your Xmas shopping, it's time to get to it.

Of course, everybody wants one of these. Buy them in bulk.