Finally

You may recall me mentioning the deficiencies in my loft and the painful long wait to have them fixed. This Monday, after several months, one of the major items was finally resolved: the missing kitchen cabinet door. Oh how it mocked me, but no more! Witness its splendour!…

The Underground House

Last night I had a recurring dream, or rather imagery, that I’ve had for years, at least since I was in my twenties. In it, I’m in a neighbourhood in some part of Scarborough (where I grew up). This neighbourhood wasn’t once that actually existed but one…

Continuing Education

Starting back on May 5th I was taking an intro computer science course that will began my path (and hopefully not an overly slow one) towards obtaining a Certificate in Computer Programming Applications from Ryerson University. It was a night course: three hours on Monday and Wednesday nights and an…

Awesome Barbeque Rub

Here's a little recipe for a delightfully spicy rub that I found in Sobey's Inspired by Compliments magazine a little while ago and modified to my liking. I use it almost exclusively with chicken, but I'm sure it would work with other meat options. Ingredients 2 Tablespoons paprika 2 Tablespoons…

Using Spotlight as a calculator in OS X Leopard

Here's a little handy tip I discovered today thanks to the Apple Quick Tip of the Week podcast: You can use Spotlight as a basic calculator. Now the the thing is, the Dashboard widget is fine and all, but this is so much simpler and faster for doing quick math.…

Dizzy Spells

For most of last week I was suffering from a benign case of vertigo. Whenever I moved my head, or got up from lying down, I'd get a dizzy spell. Sometimes it even made it a little hard to walk, so I took a few days off work rather than…

Deficiencies

This has probably been one of my longer, if not the longest, breaks to date. Sorry about that. So, three months later and I’m pretty much settled in to my new place. There are still a few things I’d like to get, but for the most part I’…

Occupancy

In what seems like a sudden event, I now find myself taking occupancy for my loft after all this time (three years!). Last Friday (November 2, 2007) I actually moved a whole bunch of furniture and a few assorted things, just to get me started, and I’m on my…