Category Archives: General

My Substitute Favourite Tooth Broke

I thought I’d never have to deal with this tooth again. Truly. I thought I was done. Problem solved.

But here we are. Somehow, while eating some chicken, a piece of the new tooth came off. Not chicken bones. Not rocks. Just chicken.

I guess now I’ll find out what sort of warranty comes with new teeth.

Does the tooth fairy buy imitation teeth??

Life is Pretty Good Right Now

I’m sitting in my basement with my wife and dog, having a few beers and watching NASCAR and tracking how our fantasy teams are going.

I’m looking forward to going on vacation in a week and can’t wait to get back to the race track this summer and drive fast again.

Life is good. I’m so thankful to the world that things have worked out the way they have. I feel like I’m living my dream and finding happiness all along the way.

I like my life. I love my friends and family. I feel content. I feel like this is the most I could hope for. I hope it lasts.

I especially hope that all of you are having a great weekend as well. Enjoy the small things. Today is a beautiful day. ❤️🙂

Missing Cotton

I miss having that little hellhound around. He’s been back to visit a couple times so I can take him for walks. Now that my finger is mostly healed, I’m looking forward to the next round of “WHY WON’T YOU LOVE ME???”

Cotton’s Parting Gift

Cotton went home but drew blood one more time before he did.

Here’s the current situation:

He’ll be back tonight for a visit. I can’t wait!!

Also worth noting that I fell off a chair while installing a light fixture and nearly broke my thumb on the same hand on Saturday. My left hand is having a bad month.

Dedication to My Beautiful Wife

I wrote this in November of 1999. The post is talking about a site called that doesn’t exist anymore as it used to. It’s as true now as it was then. Happy Valentine’s Day, baby. ❤️

Original text follows:

I was thinking about this site earlier today and thought I should drop by sometime soon and leave you a message. 

That was earlier. 

Now the weirdest thing just happened. 

I was reading something you wrote for me a long time ago when I came across some lyrics I wanted to look up.  I accidentally typed “lyrics” into the browser address bar rather than the search box in AltaVista.  IE5 did its little auto-search thing and brought up a link to which I then clicked on.  Suddenly a bunch of popup windows showed up and, low and behold, one of them was!  I haven’t been here since the last time you sent me a dedication which was months ago and, out of nowhere, here I am. 

Well it seemed a little too fated to pass by so here’s the message I was thinking of writing you. 

The fates have played quite a few hands in my life with you and I think this was definitely one of the better ones.  I can’t begin to express how much I enjoyed chatting with you this morning.  Life would be perfect if only I could hold you in my arms for just a little while. 

We’ve had our highs and lows but I think the highs have far outdone the lows and I look forward to the future when we can have fun together again without thousands of miles and a jungle separating us. 

I miss you, Michelle.  More than you realize.  Perhaps more than I should and certainly more than I thought possible.  Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder and maybe it just makes it feel empty.  I’m not sure.  All I’m sure of right now is that I’m looking forward to seeing you again and that it can’t be soon enough. 

Good luck with your upcoming exams and in everything you’re undertaking.  I know you’ll do well.  Your ambition has always been something I admired.  Hopefully I’ll be able to take you out for Valentines Day.  Or perhaps Canada Day.  However long I’m waiting, I’ll be here with open arms when you return. 

Whatever situation we’re in, I’ll always be here to give you a big hug when you need it.

Love you, sweetheart.

My Favourite Tooth is Back!!

People who’ve been around for the long haul here may remember the saga of my favourite tooth.

It’s been a long time coming and I’m happy to finally say that it’s BACK!! After losing that one, a few years later I cracked the one next to it and decided that enough was enough.

I’ve spent half a year or so going through the process of getting two new teeth to get me back to where I started. Hopefully the new one serves me as well as the original did and lasts a fair bit longer.