Thursday, June 10, 2010

What's Wrong With Me?

I'm not talking medically. Everything seems to be fine(though I am seeing a liver specialist for yet undiagnosed liver "problem", but the specialist seems unconcerned as nothing point to anything being serious, but I'll be monitored for the forseeable future.)

What I'm talking about is some of my habits and interests. Like watching hockey. I just finished watching the Blackhawks end their Stanley Cup drought. I've actually been watching most of the playoff games and actually enjoying the games regardless who's playing. I'm just enjoying the game itself. Now I'm not really a sports watching kind of guy, aside from the World Cup & Euro Cup, where again I generally enjoy the game itself. Even my wife's remarked on my sudden interest/enjoyment of watching NHL hockey. I don't know what it is, but it is a change in my personality, whereas before I couldn't care less who won or was playing.

The next change is my alcohol consumption. Now relax, my liver issues have nothing to do with this, as I checked with the specialist. I've gone from someone who almost never really drank, to a regular casual drinker. I really enjoy a glass of wine every so often. Also I LOVE me a good Port. But the real kicker is my beer consumption. In my 20's I didn't really enjoy beer but lately, I'm really enjoying having a beer every so often. Now when you average my overall annual alcohol consumption, it still would fall within an average of 1-2 drinks a week, so I'm not becoming an alcoholic. I just find it odd that now in my mid 30's, I've acquired this taste for a good alcoholic beverage. Again, my wife jokes it's my becoming a father that has driven me to drink but I think the real test is when my daughter becomes a teen. Then maybe I'll start downing it to deal with the stress!

This aging thing is getting weird! ;-)

Friday, May 21, 2010

BQ-1, Liberals/Conservatives/NDP-0, Or How To Make Gilles Duceppce Look Good

Watch this clip below of Rex Murphy's take on the lunacy going on in Ottawa. Show me a Canadian who doesn't want to know what our MP's are spending OUR money on, and I'll show a leprechaun!

The Auditor Generals job is to audit all government business involving taxpayer money and making it public, as it should be. Hell, even she is open to being audited by an outside firm and making it public. But for some reason MP's have been getting a free ride, by having their expenses audited by an KPMG, a private firm, with no mandate to make these expenses public. The fact that these idiots could think they could sit there and say no to being publicly audited, and not be called to the carpet for it, is beyond stupid. Gilles Duceppe, being the only exception, a SEPARATIST party leader who's only goal is to get Quebec out of Canada, has more integrity than Harper, Ignatieff and Layton? What the hell is going on? Ignatieff's was even quoted in a supremely pathetic defense that "I understand what Canadians are saying -- they want accountability and transparency -- but I don't think they want us to be going through our receipts for this meal and that meal,". Wanna bet? I wanna see every goddamn receipt for every #2 pencil you expense as an MP! Oh, and I'm not just picking on the Liberals here. All parties have had some pretty weak defenses, but Iggy's took the cake!

In the end it all comes down to this simple question; what have you got to hide from Canadians? You know, the one who fund your budgets with out tax dollars. Check out what Rex has to say, and see if you don't agree.

CBC News - The National - Rex Murphy - MP Madness

Friday, May 14, 2010

Someone Still Cares!

Turns out someone out there still checks out this blog regularly, I learned today. So someone actually is interested in what I have to say, even if it's pointless! ;-) And it's not even my wife! (she just ignores me in person AND online)

Anyway, to those of you(who am I kidding, it's probably just the one person!) who have just been subsisting on my Twitter posts that show up here, I promise, I'll spout more pointless opinions and rhetoric that no one really cares about, right here.

Hey, at least you can read this blog and think, "Gee, at least I'm not sad/pathetic/loser/etc., as this guy!"


Friday, February 12, 2010