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:: Sunday, January 01, 2006 ::

New years fill of TV.
life: Decided to stay in despite having a couple of offers to go out. And I thought it might be interesting to go to Victoria Park and take some pics there of the live music and such. I had gone by during the day and it was cold and damp at that point. I took some disappointing shots of the Holy Roller Sherman tank with the Olympus point n shoot and came home before dark. Once in and full of dinner and nice n warm, staying in seemed to be the better option instead of going stag to a party or going to the Salt Lounge and lining up and paying some stupid cover which was plan B.

As I had promised someone that I would not spend the evening editing pictures so I decided to catch up on some TV and podcasts. Seeing the Sherman, I decided to watch Hart's War that I had PVR'd last week from the History Channel. It's set in a German Luftstallag around the time of the Battle of the Ardennes. Not a bad movie and apparently technically accurate in terms of the prison details.

I watched all of the episodes of the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series on TeleToon from like 8-12pm. And interspersed in there was some OCC bike building, and UFC. And while doing that I framed some pics to swap out some of what I have on my walls, and on my desk at work. I had printed out a few shots of the Scarlet Sins and my neice too and they turned out pretty OK.

One pain in the ass is some Ikea frames matt sizes. They are wierd. Not 8x10. 8x 10 1/4. Which means none fit. I might get a couple retrofitted at some point since I like the frame thickness.

I also listened to about 10 episodes of the Adam Curry's Daily Source Code. I seem to listen to them in batches. And am still behind: I am still at the end of October for the shows!

With four days off, I cleaned up the apartment this weekend and sorted and tossed a fair bit of stuff - I better not miss the recycling this week. And will bring in some magazines and stuff to work for the lunch room.

At the laundromat at one point on Friday afternoon when transferring the contents from washers to heavy dryers - nice and clean comforter covers and linen's y'all - I couldn't figure out what the nasty smell was. There was no one around me and I had showered - ;) - so I know it wasn't me. It was the unmistakable smell of massive B.O and stale cigarettes and Nicotine that you normally associate with homeless people. I came across a few instances of this doing security on the central Toronto harbourfront in the late 80s and early 90s when the place was a lot more industrial than it is now. Then I located the source when he and his associate came in to swap their stuff over. This guy reeked.

The clothes he was wearing had that through and through absorbed look of someone who worn the same dress shirt for weeks on end. Not the dirtiest clothes, but in a laundromat where normally wash soap and Bounce anti fabric sheets - and great toasted sandwiches - permeate the air it stood out. And he was obviously jumped up on something from his agitated state and scrawny, sallow appearance. His friend was probably taking him to do the laundry and keeping an eye on him during the process, but he was making people a little uncomfortable and furtive glances were made towards him as he kept going outside for smokes. One of the joys of doing laundry non-ensuite style.

While having lunch at the Market Grill on the 30th, I was told - albeit indirectly - that I am too old to date someone in their mid to late 20s! It was the first time in my life that I had been told that I was too old for something or someone. I know it was only one woman's opinion and stemmed out of their frustration of being messaged constantly on LavaLife by older men (read: My Age) and no it wasn't me... I dunno. While it was unintentional, it was a little unsettling and initially affected me more than I would have thought. I guess it was something I didn't really need to hear. I know age, and age difference, is in the eye of the beholder's, and it's how you feel and all that. But it was a first.

Grumpy ol' man indeed. :)

But that was last year. On with 2k6.

Carpe Diem

:: Mike Wood 19:43 [+] :: 3 comments


did you even know the person that said you were to old to date women in thier 20's

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:14 PM  

yeah. I do know her and have for a couple of years now.

By Blogger mike, at 11:38 PM  

ouch, coming from a woman to, hope she is a good friend with friendly critsizm

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:44 AM  

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