Ziggy Alberts | Concert In Toronto

September 21st, 2018

a friend at work discovered ziggy from my early morning playlists.  he is from the land down-under and this was his first trip to north america on tour.  we was going to play at the drake but due to selling out they moved it to adelaide hall which i never knew existed.  we went downtown and hit queen west all the way to ossington ave and up oss to dundas and back towards the city…  along the way we hit kensignton market which was having it’s jazz festival so we had dinner and drinks at the supermarket which was nice and walked to adelaide to the venue for the concert.  such a warm day.  the watch said we walked over 20km.  cara from work is heading out west for school… so it would be nice to fly out to visit.

ziggy is a great little artist and he was so good.  the venue was packed and hot inside but it was such a fun concert.

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My Brother

August 26th, 2018

i love when marg posts snaps on FB or IG of my brother.  two photos below… i’ve never seen.  he lost his eye in a hockey accident at such a early age.  18 years apart we were.  he passed when i was 18 years old and he was 36.

 

 

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Nike Apple Watch

August 26th, 2018

really happy with the watch and the 24/7 monitoring it does and you can control your music remotely.  i’ve been really impressed with the tracking during exercise and at the gym.  really impressed with this wearable technology.

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Advice From My Son After He Get’s His First GF

August 12th, 2018

little man burned me.

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Silent Lake Provincial Park | Solo

August 11th, 2018

Plan C was heading up to Silent Lake Provincial Park for 5 days and 4 nights along.  Plan B was with the kids, but my ex squished that and Plan A was taking the kids to Europe and that was impossible to make happen with my ex.  So I packed my backpack and went up to Silent Lake which is such a sweet park north of Peterborough and just south of Bancroft, Ontario.

Last minute booking was perfect in Site 85 in the walk-in campsites.  I had nobody behind me since that was open forest that went towards the lake,  Nobody to my left since there isn’t a campsite there and I had a open campsite to my right.  In front of me was a campsite I did not have a view of so it was really private.  Nice big rocks by the fire which was kind of nice.  I moved the picnic table to be near the fire and great slope for the tent since water would run away if it rained.

I sat by the water quite a bit.  It was nice to go in the morning with my coffee and also at dusk and listen to the lake brush against the rocks.  A loon came to see what I was doing and just like that it was gone.  A twisty road would lead you uphill to the nice modern showers and laundry room.  Just walk to the lake and follow the “blue” marked path that would take you along the shoreline up and down rocks with the lake by your side.  Walk the 16km’s around the lake if you want.  Kayak and Canoe rentals are very reasonable and so it firewood at 7 bones for a bag.

Easy stuff to cook and woke to two lovely omelets with veggies.  I used my little one burner stove for this trip to cook and boil water.  Even cooked steak over the fire on the first night which was sweet.

Set up the hammocks that I bought each for the kids since it had a little bug fly on it that you zipper yourself inside.  I spent 4 hours in it the first time I crawled into it.

Fires each night and two nights had some brief rain which is nice to listen to and I had some nice music by the fire.  Yes… I like to listen to sappy stuff since it was nice to think about how much fun it would be to go camping with someone that you want to kiss.  Cooking for them and enjoying a fire would be nice… so I let my mind wander a little.  I had my good buddy Ben with me a little… so that was nice.

The last night was some unexpected rain so no fire on the last night and went into the tent early.  By doing so and spending a extended night in the tent… I was dying to get out and stretch my back in the morning so went down to the beach before sunrise and waited for the sun to come up.  After it came up the dew started to burn off and the mist of the morning over the lake was quiet and magical.  I found a rock in the sun and had a little nap for about a hour which was nice.  It was not my plan A or B… but plan C with myself was nice and the reflection and solitude was quite refreshing and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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The Day My Wife Got Married

August 8th, 2018

yep.  at the moment me and my ex have been separated since Feb of 2012.  things went south in 2013 between us and we never worked out an agreement or got divorced since then and we stopped talking to each other.  So on August 8th of this year she married her boyfriend of about two years in a fake wedding in front of a small handful of people.  Kids really like her guy so that honestly makes me happy.  maybe if she is happier she will be nicer this way.

 

kidding.

i know it was not a real wedding since the  officiant couldn’t have married them legally.   if they felt that they wanted to promise things to each other and in front of family and friends so that’s a good thing no matter who you are.

i’m guessing she didn’t approach me for an official divorce since she would have to give up her power she has.  She loves the control and she loves sticking it to me via the kids.

my daughter makes me laugh.  she looked incredible and also my son.  so handsome.

 

 

 left to right:  my son, daughter, gags for drags, nana, the ex, stu, karen’s sister and her husband and their two kids.

this wedding was the reason my kids could not be with me on my scheduled vacation this summer since it happened just after it and she planned stuff overlapping since his kids came from england during my vacation block.

kids and I hope that this makes her happy and in doing so she is a normal person and she doesn’t do the stupid stuff.

for the record… i stopped feeling married October 31st, 2011 when I took my ring off.

photo credits: social media and anonymous embedded sources.  karen if you find this.  relax.  breathe.  count to 10 and hit the thing that looks like a “house” on the internet magic surfing thing.

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