Thursday, May 31, 2007


the show called Riches, starring Eddie fucking Izzard and Minnie *Barf* Driver is fantastic!
i highly recommend it. despite She of the Gargantuan Jaw and Eyes Too Close Together.

Oh, there's hope for my golf game after all. there. now you can all breathe easy.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


wow, has my swing ever deserted me! i'm going to see a pro this afternoon for a lesson. i hope he can save my game.

another awesome breakfast this morning.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

scones are tasty

very very tasty. they are made more so by the wonderful care in which they are supplied to me by She Who Must Be Adored. this certain tea that i like, which she feels i should drink from time to time in the morning, is attached to the wrapped scone with an elastic band.

so alan and bride are flying back to SF this morning. we had a very agreeable evening, with tasty portobello, button, and truffle mushroom risotto, a TASTY chianti, and gears of war, er, i mean wedding photos.

golf this pm. *whew* gotta try out the brand new clubs today for the first time.

Monday, May 28, 2007


hoo boy.
just dropped my friend off at the airport this morning.
meeting up with alan on his return from halifax later today, and he's staying the night.
work has increased to crazy levels.
vacation in 4 short weeks. grazi'a dio!

Friday, May 25, 2007

more of sameq

see below.

wtf are we gonna do tonight?
mebbe one or two of the boys wanna meet up for a wee pint or three...
that would require effort to find out. ugh.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


my colleague/friend is in town for a few days all the way from taipei. he is a really mellow guy, and very pleasant to hang around with.

i am SO busy!

Ack! Ack! Ack!

less than a month 'till europe. all rejoice, for the king is pleased.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

let's see, then.

the bachelor party was highly classy, most fun, and easy on the morals. typical of alan, really.
the wedding day itself was a heck of a lot of fun. it began with a rousing few rounds of Dead Rising, followed by a tasty breakfast, bought by one of alan's cousins (these generous relatives of his put me firmly in uncharted waters). then we got dressed, such as it were, and headed off. i got us there on time and in good condition (duty 1 accomplished), saw them get married, and zipped off to the reception hall.
speech went as it should have, and hopefully the bride and groom listened carefully to my very sincere advise...
only one guy was to be found wearing his tie around his head later in the evening, which in and of itself was absolutely fantastic. the service and quality of the Atwater Club us utterly stellar.
alan was in good form, and really enjoyed himself.
then sunday evening was spent at the pub with the bride/groom, and his cousin from scotland w/wife. another massive dose of generosity later and i was recovering from quite a few Lagavulins (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm) and a couple of pints all of yesterday.

the end.

oh, and now alan and wife are in a private cabin on the train to halifax. compared to the italian monstrosity weddings, this past weekend was utterly elegant, pleasant, and genuine. my compliments.

look forward to an evening with the two of them when they return to montreal next week.

Friday, May 18, 2007

wanna see me in a skirt?

then be at hurley's tonight between 9 and 10 or so and you shall!

supposedly, i have pretty awesome legs, though since it's only girls telling me that thus far, i'm a little concerned that maybe the proclamation is supposed to go like this : Girl 1: Hey Carlo! I wish my legs looked like that!
rather than: Girl 1: Hey Carlo! You have very masculin and hot looking legs!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

hehehe. true. so very true.

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taken from this wise person's blog:


some tasty drinks were had yesterday.
also, i finally found a copy of the sequel to True Grit, the one with lady Katherine.

i'm looking to stay somewhat out of trouble today, if that's remotely attainable. tonight is drinks again, thank the gods.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

to quote my favouritest orks from warhammer

'ere we go! 'ere we go! 'ere we go!
(wow! now THAT'S a nerdy obscure reference if i've ever seen one.)

al's currently descending to the airport.

i'm excited for him. should be a cool little adventure, this whole marriage thang.

anyhow, Seb, friday evening will involve us at Hurley's for a few pints, roundabout eight o'clock or so. Please give me a call, so's we can do all the arranging and stuff. It would be really cool if we could surprise Alan.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

work work

to quote my favourite orc peon.

yesterday i had to call the god-damned factory again. their arrogance is staggering, as is their refusal to bend.

tried out some new golf clubs yesterday. ooooooh. awesome!

al's big day approacheth. i have to get the skinny on what he wants to do in the coming days.

Monday, May 14, 2007

ow ow ow

woke up in the middle of the night with an excrutiating pain in my damned eyeball. what the hell?

on another note, we had a most excellent weekend. ripped around a racetrack in some mini coopers and various other competitors cars, with ali as me navigator. she cracked me up when we pull up to a screeching halt in front of the mini rep dude and she steps out of the car, announcing "i'm gonna throw up!"...
apparently, sustained high speed slaloms make her queasy.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

wow. i'm Captain Random!

hope my schizo posts don't cause any seizures.
i'm off to toronto again shortly (sigh), but i'll be back on friday.
business is interesting.

next saturday is alan's big day! wow, i'm just over a week away from wearing a skirt. can't wait!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

ack! ack!

meetings! ack! ack!
soooooo much talking!

ali loves her car, by the by.

i HATE floyd mayweather jr. not because he was awarded the victory against oscar de la hoya, but because he's the alex kovalev of boxing. he's got incredible talent, but is utterly lazy. how the fuck can you win if you only throw 25 punches a round? yes, you're supremely accurate, but you're not that strong, and against a focused lethal opponent, you spend the majority of your time looking after your face.
he's TERRIBLE for the sport. oh, and someone should remind the judges that they are supposed to score based on EFFECTIVE AGGRESSIVENESS. ie, if your attack disrupts your opponent more than his does yours. and that was DEFINITELY the case saturday night. had oscar not attacked at all, floyd would have spent the entire fight sitting down in the corner. oscar's offense prevented floyd from doing the only thing he knows how, which is to counterpunch, and whenever floyd tried to go on the offense, it did nothing to discourage oscar whatsoever. game, point, and match. but there's more money in a "grudge" rematch, so on go the crooked decisions.

Monday, May 07, 2007

new week ho!

i'm prepping for yet another trip to toronto this week.

tonight, we go pick up ali's new car. she's nervous, the adorable little thing.

i've got to arrange for the insurance, and then go get her little parking sticker tomorrow. don't forget!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Me, Nino, and Gus (left to right) at the show on Wednesday.

Exciting, isn't it? Ooooooooooooh.
Actually, this industry is pretty cool, and the show is great. everyone gets a simple table, and they're not allowed any elaborate marketing monstrosities.

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look! look! i'm only going to post positive stuff!

played a really fun 9 hole round of golf at nino's little course.

rode in the only black stretch hummer limo in canada as well. folks thought we were rock stars when we got out at the restaurant. hee hee. oddly, the only band name i could come up with on the fly is Blades of Steel (remember the 80's nintendo video game?)

the sales calls went quite well, and i've got to go back to Toronto next week for more follow up...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

well, day 2 is upon us

the trade show went well yesterday, i guess.
i talked myself hoarse, which is saying a lot, considering me...

today we hit the road to visit yet more customers. ah, sales.

ali's refresher lesson went spectacularly last night, apparently. she's very psyched to start driving her brand new little toyota now. so awesome, that girl. there isn't a heck of a lot that rattles her...

looking forward to coming home tomorrow, as toronto is something that is best handled sparingly, at least for me.