Saturday, 28 April 2012

Ramble On

Oh right, the blog.  After two record setting months, I've had one lazy April for updates.  So here's what's been going on lately:

  • My experimentation with Monster continues.  I tried Monster Rehab.  It says it contains "Protean".  It's gross.  Maybe it's just the mental thought of drinking hot dog juice, but I don't think you should be drinking anything that promotes protein but can't spell it right.
  • I also came across some Baconaise at the grocery store.  "The ultimate bacon-flavored spread" is something I only know about because Jon Stewart sometimes dips Jimmy Dean's Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick into a jar of Baconnaise to make a point about North American excess.  So, yah, I bought a jar.  It's gross too!  Somebody just mixed the cheapest bacon bits imagineable with the blandest mayonnaise available.  Don't do it.
  • I had a bottle of Aberlour 12.  Tasty.
  • Jen's road to bridesmaiddom took another step with the bachelorette party.  Meant another trip to Ottawa for me to visit my little munchkin niece and nephew.  They are the cutest but Alice has definitely promoted Jen over me in preference.  Also went out to dinner at the Swan at Carp.  Great beer selection and a very interesting menu.  Highly recommended for anyone out that way.
  • We're all caught up on The Good Wife.  Yah, still fairly solid show.  Now we're on to the Breakout Kings.  Very surprised by this show.  Barely heard anything about it.  A sometimes disturbingly violent show that still has a sense of humour and style.  And a great soundtrack on almost every show.  And Herc from The Wire!  We're 7 shows into season 1 and I'd recommend it.
  • I had a bottle of The Macallan 10.  So good.
  • Hockey playoffs have started!  Great first round saw Crosby get stuffed and Luongo get booted.  Unfortunately the Sens were also shown the door but it was a great series to watch.  Not sure who to pull for now.  Nashville?
  • Lots of stress at work.  Eased off a bit yesterday when my ROPS design passed third party testing.  Such a relief to have somebody verify that I'm actually competent at what I do.
  • Watched Contraband.  Terrible.
  • Watched Puss in Boots.  Meh.
  • Oh, and I want to punch the guy on the 401 who sped up when I moved to pass him.  Really?  I'm not trying to emasculate you jackass.  It's not a question of your manhood.  I just had my cruise control set a little higher than you.  But of course you're not the kind of person to let someone just PASS you.  Fuck nut.
I guess that's about it.  I'll try and get the frequency of posts back up to speed.

Sunday, 22 April 2012


My brother-in-law found this particular item in a magazine. He was quite eager to show me.  And rightly so.  A full size stand-up arcade unit is a must-have for any household.  But I was missing the piece de resistance.  After being told several times to take a closer look, I finally clued in on the draught beer handle sticking out between the joystick consoles.

Holy crap, this just may be the best thing ever.  I always thought that a kegerator would be a dangerous thing in a TBone domicile.  But this, man, this would be my utter and complete removal from society.

And it is the real deal.  Check out  Custom built cabinet and all those classic games you played back in the day.  Sure, you could rig something together with a bubba of heineken and an iPad.  But it just wouldn't have the same feel.

Just need to save $3500.  Maybe I'll start taking the empties back to the beer store of just recycling them.


TBone: Hey babe, how was the bachelorette party?

Jen: It was good! Lots of food, lots of drinks, and then there was a male visitor. (Big grin)

TBone: Pff! Poor sap. What kind of doofus shows up at a bachelorette party?

Jen: (bigger grin )

TBone: oh.

Thursday, 19 April 2012


I must say, this chalkboard headboard has been tremendously entertaining... for at least one person in the household.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Close call

Clicked on this image just as I was taking a sip of coffee.  Almost died.  Still coughing.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

In TBone's Bedroom

Yah, Pinterest.

Jen's parents had an old door, so we did some rejigging and repaneling and Jen repainted.  The cool part was the chalkboard paint that Jen put on the panels.  I think Jen thought we would be leaving love notes to each other.  I had other ideas...

I had thought some googly eyes staring down at us would be funny.  But when Jen got home she asked "Are those boobs or eyes?".  Now I only see boobs.  Even funnier.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

What's TBone Watching?


Friggin PVR betrayed me!  I wanted to record Castle and I got this shit pile instead.  Not that Castle is any great work of art but it is kind of fun to heckle while watching.  This latest atrocity from ABC just makes me angry.  I mean, I give them credit for not trying to slip the word "bitch" into another one of their shows but that's all I'm giving them.

I can't wrap my head around ALL of the cliches on display here but take my word for it, there are many.  And LOTS of angry pointing, and angry yelling, and angry walking, and angry typing, and angry phone calling, and angry making out.  So angry.  You'd think I like it more.

But I don't.


Monday, 9 April 2012


I have a splitting headache.  Completely work related.  My brain feels like it's 5,000 feet under water.  Took my last aspirin with a slug of water from my Winnipeg Jets travel mug.  This mug is pretty much dedicated to water use.  I have my regular travel mug that I bring my coffee in with me so the Jets one is specifically for water and stays at my desk all the time.  Sometimes I don't drink all the water and there could be half a mug of water there at any given time.  I usually give it a shake and see if there's any water left.  I did that this time too.  There was water in there.  I popped the pill and swigged the water.  And then I thought about how that water had been sitting at my desk since last Thursday and how the spout was left open and how a spider could have gotten inside and how I probably just drank that spider and a large portion of its eggs that it probably laid in my mug....

My headache is much worse now.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

What's TBone Drinking?

Mocha Porter by Lake of Bays Brewing Company! In a 750ml bottle no less. Nothing says alcohol dependency problem like swigging back on a 750ml bottle. I'm pretty fond of porters and this one is an exceptional example. Highly recommended!

Monday, 2 April 2012


I don't understand the concept of the radio morning show.  Why does that 4 hour block between 6:00 and 10:00 in the morning have to consist of 10 minutes of inane banter for every 5 minutes of music.  I can turn on your radio station at any other time of day and enjoy some solid sets of music, interspersed with some obligatory advertisements.  So why does the morning show have to be different?  Why the forced humour and cheerfulness? Why the zaniness?  Why can't at least one radio station that plays decent music just keep playing decent music and throw in some traffic and weather reports instead of Bob & Bill In The Morning chuckling through Bill's adventure through the drive-thru last night?

I miss my satellite radio.

Sunday, 1 April 2012