I’M NOT DEAD, I’M JUST A DAD: SodaStream #BubblesMyWay at My First Father’s Day!

Last updated on July 9th, 2014 at 08:47 am

These past months with the SodaStream Source have been fun—with summer afoot, I’ve thought up other places I could include the ultra-portable carbonation machine—days out at the park, trips down to the Toronto Islands, parties, hydrating garage sale customers, or even just on more nights out on the patio. Since it doesn’t need to plug in, uses no batteries, is fairly lightweight and pretty compact, there’re many places I can get my Bubbles My Way—I just need to use a little imagination!

SodaStream at Play—Buckled Up
Our little SodaStream was ready for its first road trip to a friend’s place, to share the joy of sparkling drinks!

The Wren | Sticky Coke and Bourbon Ribs

Last updated on April 4th, 2021 at 06:13 pm

#100HappyDays—Day 12—Sticky Coke and Bourbon Side Ribs at The Wren
Ribfest II—½ rack of sticky coke and bourbon pork side ribs with creamy tangy slaw and fries—$18

Today was date night, and we hit up a regular spot—The Wren, a southwestern spot on the Danforth that serves up some great food, including experimental daily specials!

I got the sticky coke and bourbon side ribs with fries, a massive portion that needed to come home with me, because my eyes are bigger than my stomach.

We also found out that our regular server, Zach from Detroit, was pretty familiar with our faces since we were one of his first tables when it first opened over a year ago, going back steadily since 😊

Meat, booze and a beautiful wife? What more could I ask for?

#100HappyDays Day 12/100 complet!

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Monthly Wrap-Up—The January Thaw

Last updated on November 16th, 2020 at 03:42 am

When I became a father, many thought I’d have to give up blogging, too busy and tired to bother with social media and my life associated with it. Through 2013, I worried over everything I was giving up with a kid in tow—the parties, the swag, the food—everything that was part of “the scene”. I thought I’d fade into obscurity, becoming an urban legend of Toronto’s social media scene—a precautionary tale to those trying to mix family and Twitter, to show it’s impossible.

But January seemed determined to prove me completely wrong.

Karaoke, Cards and a bit of O Canada!

Last updated on April 20th, 2021 at 10:01 am

Who needs sleep?

It’s the last day of the year and time to close up shop. Zach survived A Sponsored Life, Sarah begat new life unto the world, and you know what? It’s been a solid year.

How solid, though? These last few posts should tell the tale!

Tradition, Tailoring and Tilling My Land

Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 12:44 am

What’s struck me so far as I write these year-end wrap-ups is that I’m dealing with the list of a maniac. At 100 items, that’s 3.65 days to get each item done, or 8,760 hours.

But if I sleep 6 hours a night, that’s suddenly 6,570 hours.

And with a 40-hour work week (not including my 3 weeks of vacation), that brings us down to 4,610.

Put in a couple of hours per day to eat, shower and other essentials and you’re suddenly down to 3,880 hours, or a mere 161\frac{2}{3} days worth of time (or perhaps, a mere 8 hours per weekday, with the hope that the weekends don’t find themselves suddenly overloaded) to do 100 things. And that’s, of course, on top of going out with friends, being a good family man, and perhaps finding time to do things that were never on the list in the first place.

Unless you’ve somehow bought yourself the luxury of unlimited time, a list of 100 goals is best achieved when attainable. You can’t be everywhere at once or do everything at once—sometimes we need humility and a reminder that there’s simply only one of us!

It’s what we do with that one that makes all the difference.

So let’s chalk this up to a learning experience. Let’s figure out what really matters, what’d be nice to do, and what’d be inane to expect with a wife and kid at home, needing me to play my role as a father.

Once more unto the breach!