Happy 5th Anniversary


This July 1st represents 5 years of being married to the most awesome woman I have ever met in my life, and I’m not just saying that because she will probably read this. I am very much blessed. We have a wonderful child together and another one on the way. I owe her credit for everything good that has happened in my life. She’s truly one of a kind, and if you ever get a chance to meet her, you’ll understand what I mean.

With that, I want to wish a very happy 5th anniversary to my wife, and state for the record, that this year will be focussed on getting you what you want and need as a mother, a wife, a friend, and in life.

I love you,

Urban Daddy

Now for the gift portion of this post…

5 years of marriage are represented by wood and silverware. The gemstone is turquoise and the flower… Daisies. I’ve got them all covered. Also covered and a few other essentials, to make things work this July 1st.  Chocolate (works every time) and the memories of our wedding day, so long ago it seems, at the incredible Art Gallery of Ontario.


When your 18 month old child goes “thump” in the night…

Would you believe this happened to me?  Actually it happened to my son?

All 18 months of him.

Here’s what happened…

It’s 12:30am, and I’m on the computer trying to write an essay on e-Procurement wondering when, if ever, I might be off to bed, when directly above me, I hear a loud “thud”, but no noise to follow.  So I set aside my essay, make my way upstairs and into our bedroom.  Still no noise.  I make my way over to my side of the bed and reach for the flashlight we use to check on Linus.  I had left the flashlight on the floor when I brought Linus into our bed at 10pm to sleep with his mummy.  

I reached down for the flashlight, and felt… hair.

Then a head?!?

It was my son.

The thud was him falling off our bed onto the floor (and power bar).  He was on his hands and knees and out cold… Still sleeping.

I scooped him up and took him to his crib where he is snoring up a storm.

Poor little guy is back on anti-biotics, still has an ear infection, and those drugs make him sleep sounder than he did before.

Surprisingly, I was able to pick him up and carry him considering the intense pain I feel in my sciatic nerve. I get sharp shooting pains from pretty much my left buttock (glut muscle) all the way down to my toes (which sometimes go numb). I went through a month of serious physiotherapy, and massage but to no avail. Now I continue to stretch a lot, but no avail. So today I got new walking shoes. That might work.

Also I posses a very cranky wife who is 24 week pregnant and already feeling like she did in the 9th month with Linus.  Her back is probably worse than mine and that says a lot.  She, like I, am very tough and are able to move on considering the pain.  I think the only thing that would make her feel better (after a good massage) is if we paid off our mortgage.  She hates debt.  I love that she hates debt except it adds to the stress of a sick child and being pregnant.

So now it’s time to get back up to bed, I have to be at the office in 5 hours.


I’ve been tagged Part 2


5 Things in My Refrigerator:
1% milk for my cereal fetish – yum
Cheese – goes on everything! Except meat.
Ketchup – essential for grilled cheese, potatoes and eggs
Sour cream – low fat for the awesome french toast UrbanMummy makes

5 Things in My Closet:
Many, many custom dress shirts by Maxwell the tailor, because I have monkey arms
Shorts that I used to wear in high-school
Over 25 baseball hats, and I no longer wear hats.
A pair of Doc Maartens that I no longer wear, but keep
A laundry basket full of clean clothes I should put away

5 Things in My Workbag:
Cell phone;
School textbook(s);
Cheque book;
Allergy medicine

5 Things in My Car:
Gas receipts
CD cases hidden from my wife
Change for the parking meter (or Tim Horton’s)
Map Art / Perly’s – for my lousy sense of direction

5 People I Tag:
Angela’s Magic Carpet Ride
Dora the Explorer
Bob the Builder

Long live the Whale

It finally happened.

Long Live the Whale.

The Hartford Whalers have won the Stanley Cup!!!!

They did it, of course, in disguise, dressed as Carolina Hurricanes from that hockey (NASCAR) hotbed of Carolina.

First Tampa Bay, then Carolina. OY. What is the NHL coming to??? What happened to the Black Hawks, Leafs, Bruins, Rangers, Habs or Red Wings? Well those team all suck, except the Wings, of course.

Kudos to the Bruins and Black Hawns for REALLY fucking up their teams. Do you guys want fans? Wake up before it’s too late.

And while I’m on it… Build a fucking arena in Pittsburgh already. They deserve it. They are going to be a great team for years to come.

And my beloved Leafs… Bye bye Domi, Belak and Belfour. If Ferguson Jr can’t find a scoring winger and number 1 Centre to play with Sundin, then he needs to go too.

Anyways, I couldn’t find either my home or away Whalers Jersey, but I have my hat with me at the office. (Boss is an Oilers fan – oops). Make sure everyone sees it.