For the Record

Hey there. I know the last few times I’ve posted, I talked about how I don’t do comedy really anymore, so this might sound surprising: I recorded a comedy album! It’s going through editing right now, and it should be released this summer! Holy shit, right?

It took a few years go work up the nerve. Several people urging me to do it, seeing some of my peers making decent money from their royalty cheques, and “how have you NOT done this yet?” Part of it is that I’m stubborn and resist whenever someone says “you GOTTA” do something. You’ve GOTTA see this show! You MUST go to (some place), how have you never gone? You HAVE TO sign up for (some thing that everyone is doing).

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April 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

How Was 2018?

Short answer: Pretty good, thanks.

I wanted to drop in to do a quick recap, some updates since my last post which was like 8 months ago. My problem is that I can never keep it short, and then a blog post becomes too time-consuming and a pain in the ass, so I don’t do it. I’ll challenge myself to keep it much shorter, just keep the categories as brief as possible. All of these could easily spin off into their own posts.

Love life: This one is easy to start with, because it’s a “nope”. I’ve had lots of first dates, a few seconds and even thirds, but nothing has stuck.

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December 30, 2018 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

Lucky 7

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April Fools! I moved here seven years ago and the joke never stops. April 1st 2011 was the day I rolled into Toronto, on a Friday afternoon around rush hour. I was pretty tense about the traffic, about driving on this massive highway into this big new city. But I was almost there. It was nothing like the panic I felt at the beginning of the journey, leaving Calgary with just a whole lot of hope and no back-up plan.

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April 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

In the Background

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I forgot that I once wrote about the joys of working background. At the time I had only been doing it for a few weeks, so I obviously knew everything. Out of my many jobs, it’s still my favourite, and my main source of income. I first started this post because I had a booking cancelled on me one morning, but they still had to pay me for the day anyway. Thanks, union! So I went to a coffee shop instead, earning a full day’s pay while dicking around on the computer.

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February 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

Missed Connections

In my student years, the university newspaper had an “I Saw You” section, where people would put out pleas to find that attractive stranger who got away. “Why didn’t I have the nerve to talk to you? Come back, mystery soul mate!” They were fun to read. You’d try and figure out who the message was for. Is it me? Is it someone I know? Did they ever find their person? Some of them were incredibly vague, or lame: “Blond girl with a backpack near the Science building on Thursday. Your hot! Coffee sometime??” I’m sure that chick thinks about you, too, you weirdo (yes, it hurts me to type “your” instead of “you’re”).

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January 23, 2018 at 8:20 am Leave a comment

2017 Was Great For… Being Over

Nothing against 2017, I just feel lame doing a last-year retrospective this deep into January. I’m going to free myself of this theme and just go back to random blog posts.

January 22, 2018 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

2017 Was Great For… Naming Names

2016 seemed to be the year for celebrity deaths, and 2017 was the year of “dead to me” celebrities. When you see a famous man’s name trending these days on social media, it’s more likely that he’s done something worse than just dying. Starting with Hollywood and trickling down into more local stories, creeps are getting outed. If the sexual harassment was that bad for famous actresses, I can’t even imagine how bad it is in other industries: Restaurants, the financial world, the military, etc. Some are TV stars I used to love; now I can’t watch their shows anymore.

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January 21, 2018 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

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