ARCHIVE - FEBRUARY 2005
I just had to take a break! I've sorting change for hours now! And what better way to take a break then to write a quick update :) Change, you ask? Well, sometime around the time I moved in here, which has been 7 years already as of the 13th (!!!), I started collecting change in a big "Happy Cat" cat food jug. I'm not sure how big it is... but full of cat food it's net weight is 1.6 KG, according to the label. Full of change however, it's 48.5 lbs!!! Atleast that's what mine weighs! I finally filled it! Now, I typically don't throw in the more "useful" change, such as loonies and toonies (a canadian $1 $AMP $2 coin). But if I have too many to carry around quitly/lightly in my pocket, I'll toss in a couple. So, the majority of the change is pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. I've been sorting for well over 3.5 hours in total and haven't even attempted to count or roll it! I can't wait! My original guess was $300..... but now I'm starting to think it might be higher! If I've got enough, I might treat myself to a pair of Pioneer SE-DIR800C Headphones. They're 5.1 surround sound headphones and think they'd be a wicked addition to my computer & entertainment system! Anyway, I'm runnig off track and thinking about gadgets again... Anyway, break time might be over. Back to the coins..... I'll let you know what the final count ends up being. And if I'm lucky enough to afford me some headphones, I'll be sure to off a full review. In case the original link didn't work, here's a link to the headphones on Pioneer's site.
One more thing before I forget. This weekend should be a good one! Jen & I are heading to her Uncle's place so I can meet him & her aunt, and then we're heading down to Windsor so she can meet my family. We've both taken Friday off and have a rental car reserved. It should be a lot of fun! K, that's all I wanted to add. OK, maybe there is still one more thing. Remember a while ago I went to a sleep clinic for testing? I went because even though I get sufficient sleep at night (in terms of hours), my body barely feels rested. Anyway, tomorrow night I go back to the clinic to be fitted for a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). It's a mask you wear that keeps you soft tissue in your throat from collapsing. When the tissue collapses, snoring occurs. Also, there are blockages (sleep apnea) that cut off breathing for awhile. All in all, the effects can really take their toll on the body! So, soon enough I'll have a CPAP and I am looking for some restful sleep... FINALLY! Is this really possible? To acutally feel rested when I wake up? I feel I may be a little too hopeful! But if this miracle device really works (and my Dad who has one swears it does), it's going to change my life! I am so excited! More details to come in the following weeks/months. OK, now it's back to the coin sorting... for real :) Cheers folks!
----- 02.14.2005 --------
OK, enough about the tooth. This weekend was a lot of fun! Jen and I took the train up. Her Mom picked us up and we had a quiet weekend staying in. She's got a little yorkie named "Mickey" and a cat named "Tucker". It was fun having the pets around all weekend... made me remember how much I miss having a dog. I worked on her computer for a while fixing up a few things. It's nice to be handy like that.... atleast I didn't go "empty handed" :) Jen's brother was there too so we played some XBox. Good times... even though I got ROCKED in football (NFL Fever 2004). Anyway, that's what s new with me. I hope you're all doing well. Next month it looks like I'll be travelling out to Vancouver. Part for work, part for fun. It'll be great to have a break from work! Not that work's going bad, it's just that it's work and I need some time off. OK... gotta run! Cheers!
----- 02.07.2005 --------
Now for the rest of you.... time for an update. What's new? Well, this past weekend was amazing! Jen & I went out to dinner with my buddy Blake (aka Bizlak, aka the Bizzles... lol) and his gf Mandy. We went to Radical Jack's Fondue Lounge here in Toronto. It was awesome! We had a such a good time! The first course was a cheese fondue, then came salads, then the meat entree that we cooked on a hot rock (a big HOT slab of marble), followed by the delicious Bailey's chocolate fondue. And LOTS of wine :) The meat selection I had was beef, bison & venison. Very tasty!!! Later on we had a drink or two at the Tempatation Lounge (I think that's what it was called), and then went to Croc Rock for a bit. I spent the rest of the weekend w/ Jen, including the Super Bowl. Being the big football fan that I am, we tuned in occasionally to see if there were any good commercials. And to check the score to see if I was winning in the pool I was in. Both were a bust! Anyway, it was a fantastic weekend!
Today flew by! Work was good and the next thing I knew, it was time to go. I dragged my sorry ass to the gym. Normally I don't have any problem going, but I was soooo tired! I got there and was on my own tonight. I had a good work out, but it was one I would have liked to skip. But I couldn't because I won't be able to tomorrow. I'm giving blood tomorrow and it's not good to workout... like I'd have the energy anyway! Tomorrow will mark my 23rd donation.... according to Canadian Blood Services, that will be my 92nd life I've saved :) Well, that's about it for me. I'm sure I forgot a thing or two, but it couldn't have been THAT important. So to close up, if you haven't been to Radical Jack's yet, go! It's a great experience! Call ahead and reserve the couches :) Best seat in the house... great for 2 couples! And take your time.... we were there for about 3 hours. It's not the cheapest place in town by any stretch, but worth it! K, that's all for now! Cheers!
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