Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Seven Pounds

I ended 2008 watching this surprisingly good movie with Will Smith. I'd only heard bits and pieces of the film so I didn't know what to expect. Rather than spoil it for others, I will only say that this was an amazing performance that ALSO might be remembered come Oscar time. Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was also an amazing performance, and I'm glad I got to see both movies before the end of the year.

Forever Proud

Congratulations to the Montreal Canadiens, the greatest franchise in all of pro sports, for winning their 3000th game in their storied history. I've only been around for a couple hundred of them but they'll always be my favorite. Go Habs Go.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

With all the hype surrounding this movie, I figured I'd brave the snow and check it out. There's only so much you can do at home when you're not working. The film did not disappoint. Both Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett (especially her) should not be forgotten at Oscar time. The story was beautifully written.

Friday, December 26, 2008

December 25

Oops, I'm now 15 minutes late, but Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays) and best wishes to all. For me it's been an amazing year, with so many highs and so many lows.

Monday, December 22, 2008

White Christmas, Eh?

It looks like ALL of Canada will experience a White Christmas this year, the first time since 1971. Brrrr. Today the weather was actually bearable and the snow actually stopped in Vancouver. I hope everybody drives safely or not at all. Unfortunately my friends at Fraser Downs have no choice, hope they are well.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


For 42 years of my life, I've been told I'm a nice guy. Jason's so nice, so easy going, always so happy-go-lucky at work. Well on December 17 I guess I decided to become a monster. What do I do now?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Road

It's so hard to travel down the road when there is no door in sight and you don't know exactly where you're going. I have so many choices to make. I could turn around and just stop travelling or I can continue on, but to what end?

Friday, December 12, 2008


Don't click on my profile page on Facebook and don't click on where it says I was tagged in a video (especially if you are drinking liquids or eating food).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Tonight was the first of the casino parties I'd planned on attending; it was the Fraser Downs party at Newlands Golf Course (yes ironically one night after my "guest" appearance as floor manager at Fraser Downs). I was fortunate to meet some people that I hadn't seen since I left Cloverdale. Afterwards a number of us went to sing karaoke at Gabby's, a bar in Langley. As usual I semi-embarrassed myself with my renditions of My Way and I Will Survive. When will I learn? And afterwards, a few of us decided to trek over to Cascades Casino for some poker (gee I hadn't done that in months). I lost $15. Somebody will probably be mad at me in more ways than one.

Yes, I'm ending my post at about 6:05am. Good morning.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

One Night Only

Last night I was called into work at Fraser Downs instead of my graveyard shift at River Rock. It was great to see the FD staff again after my transfer to Richmond. The night went by smoothly and I must say it was a nice change from the often endless hubbub of the Rock.

Friday, December 05, 2008


This year's Christmas shopping sure got a lot more difficult.


I hope Sean Avery never plays another game in the NHL again. He serves no purpose other than to take up space. He is the Paris Hilton of hockey. I feel truly sorry for the next NHL team to pick him up once the Dallas Stars get rid of this sloppy second.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


I have four days off from work this week! Finally I'm beginning to collect on my "owed days" from Fraser Downs. It'll give me more time to spend with t.g.i.l. I still have a few days left of graveyard shifts before I go temporarily to mid shifts.