Archive for the ‘Rambles’ Category

New Book: Shoe Dog | Memoir By The Creator Of Nike, Phil Knight

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Picked up this book but really didn’t start it.  Looking forward to diving into this one and I hope I can do 6 Months in a row to complete the 101 Things in 1001 days task.

little write up later…

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

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

little man burned me.

The Day My Wife Got Married

Wednesday, 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.



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.

The Weekender | Lufthansa

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

All Lufthansa staff across the world could select from a short list of things since the company wanted to recognize the Five Star Rating it received from Skytrax.  I picked the “The Weekender” since I didn’t have a bag like this.  This weekend they are throwing a 15 Year Celebration party at the Airport for staff on Saturday.

So now… I have a bag for the weekend.  So let’s get away!

Failed Trip To Europe With The Kids

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Planned a trip with the kids to Europe in the summer of 2015 and she fucks that up at the last minute.

2016 same thing.  plan a trip and she is too scared to have them go that far and we end up getting permission to take them to Nova Scotia.  (fuck tho)

2017 I plan time and my daughter starts working with the Town of Ajax so I split my vacation to take my son to Europe and then take my daughter separately and she has stupid excuses asking if there is hospitals in Portugal.  I have things booked… flights, Airbnb’s and even a stay at a cool waterpark.

just silence.


so she comes back with they can’t go alone and they need to go together… so i change my vacation for October and get the approval from her that they can be pulled out of school and we can go to europe in October 2017.

I loose some deposits and she has no idea what a piece of work she looks like.


So October comes and I get the no from her.  kids are mad and they know she always does this.  I end up going to Nova Scotia alone to visit with my Dad.

Fast forward to 2018 and when the year turns I send her my vacation weeks so she can block them off or put them into her “Mom Planner” thing she uses.  Kids are getting excited and on one had they know that she might do this again.

What do you know…  she does it again.  I think of a plan B trip since she has the passports and I can’t even take them to the States.  I book a week at Silent Lake and I then get they can’t since of her fucking wedding and his kids from the UK are over and she has stuff planned with them everyday.


Who I am

Friday, January 5th, 2018


that’s a good question. my name is dan and I’m happy with a three letter name. i reside outside of toronto, canada. i grew up in ajax and now my life has pushed me a bit north of the city. i have been reborn outside a 23 year old relationship that has given me two beautiful kids. my daughter is in Grade 11 and my son will be following her footsteps in a couple of years.

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being on my own has made my life a little blurry… i always have a smile on my face.

things i like in no order: music, coffee, red wine,ben howard, photography, my laptop, women, hollywood redheads, passenger, bon iver, mumford, strumbellas, tiny houses, my camera, mixtapes, freckles, road trips, cafe’s, burgers, salads, movies, instagam, twitter, evernote, ifttt, tennis, raptors, blue jays, downtown toronto, new streets to explore, the rules of a gentleman, sushi, tumblr, blogging, basketball, nike, camping, youtube, love songs, my bike, walking, tents, sleeping bags, facebook, smell of a campfire, grilled cheese, finding new music, ipods, showers, soundhound, long baths with music, doing plan “b” if plan “a” does not work, kissing, black & white photography, MEC, JCrew, smelly candles, old spice swagger, cereal, dr. pepper, did i say freckles?, smiles on people, couchsurfing, kiva, imdb, queen west, king west, cnd women’s soccer + basketball teams, skype with my dad + kids, “over” app, driving on country roads, dinner out, one second everyday video project,  beer on a patio, making love on the living room floor, sunglasses, smell of perfume, tfc soccer, photographing people in love, the scent of a woman’s skin, making videos of my kids, red rocket street cars in the summer, my kids smiles, day-dreaming, the voices of my children, documenting everything, being positive, cats, dogs, pizza, jordan, connecting with old friends, remembering high school, cuddling in tents, hiking, forests, streams, clouds, micro beers, trying new things, driving new roads, hugs, reflection, coffee w/ people, alone time, swimming, playing tag, hide + seek, restaurants, crossing the boarder, quotes, julianne moore, thinking of little miss sweetness, my workout music, flip flops, polica, shorts, t-shirts, hoodies, mazda’s, pasta, fireworks, canada’s wonderland, being near water, trail running, jeans and i could type and type and type. did i say freckles?


when moving in to a little apartment on my own in 2012… i got rid of so many things. i lived lighter. i lived without cable television and it didn’t bother me. i started to loose weight and got rid of many of the clothes i used to wear. (i still have a ways to go) I looked at all the things I took with me and thought about what do i really need. yes i have two rubbermaid tubs with some keepsakes that it’s hard for me to part with.

life is a process + a journey.

i have many untold stories. i know what it’s like to go without things & get rid of things and live simple.

one of the most powerful things i have is my mind. i am so happy with my mind and my thoughts and outlook on life. it never fails me. never lets me down.

i am a positive person that is blessed and so thankful for everything that i have.

i am the type of person that is excited for today. excited for tomorrow.

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i love being outside. i want my kids to love to explore, learn and discover the world around them + far away. i don’t want them to be stuck playing video games. i want them to have memories. i want them to be kids even as they grow into adults. i want to run, laugh, be silly.

i want to be bent over from trying to breathe since i’m laughing so hard and my eyes are watering.

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i am now starting my second life. i’m excited about it and scared. i feel that if i just scale back and live in something that i can own, pay off completely and reduce my monthly living expenses… i can have a bigger life with more money, time and freedom while supporting my kids.

i also think that living with less will give me more.

i will appreciate what i have and also have only the things i truly need in life. i would rather have more money to travel, explore and go on little mini adventures.

i would rather clean the house in 15 minutes and then go out somewhere with my kids and enjoy life.

i want to spend my time with four people. myself | my kids | my future love | my friends

i want to be more active. i would rather go to the gym each morning to lightly workout everyday, connect with news while doing so and shower/shave + get dressed and go to work or out for the day. i want to be healthy. i want to eat better. eat very simple foods.

i want to learn more about the environment and my footprint. i want to have the kids learn from me.

in my lifetime… i would like my kids to be able to tell people in the future that they have gone camping at every provincial park in ontario.

1-tumblr_m0l8rkNrk51qcck88o1_500I would love to find this above. don’t know if i will… but it will be fun to try.

1-tiny life2the kids are excited. dad lives in a clubhouse! lol how cool is that.

life can be simple.

i would rather have a couple of things i truly love than to have a house full of crap that i don’t use or touch.

i don’t need anything big to show off to people.

What I’m building

i just need to have something that is for me and my kids. I want to spend my time when i am away from my kids when they are with their mother with my friends and my future love. I miss having someone to connect with on a higher level. i miss someone to love and be loved back. don’t we all want that? i miss many things like that. i know it will come. it’s exciting to try and meet new people.

i have no idea if you know who i am… feel free to type me a email or call out to me. i’m not shy. hell… let’s meet up for coffee. have a question… just ask.