Happy birthday Georgia!

Man I can’t believe Georgia a year old already, anyway on Saturday we had a birthday party for her at Megan’s house and it was great!  We got to use her pool and Brandon absolutely loved it, he wanted to jump in right away and he impressed everyone with his strong swimming skills.  Other than lunch, a brief break after eating and when we sang Georgia happy birthday, he was in the water. Estelle invited Imran’s brother, his wife & young daughter and it was fun to to see two babies. 🙂

I’m very proud of Brandon, the babies were scared of the water and he was so helpful getting things for everyone else and he played very gently around the little girls.  As usual I’m behind the camera but that’s ok I prefer to be the one taking the pictures and I think they turned out really well.  We hung around Megan’s place from 11:30 till just after 4, then I took Brandon to play some Pokemon and called it a day.

Today we didn’t do too much, there’s a leak in my basement so I moved everything into Slinky’s room till we find out the issue.  We’ll probably end up renovating the basement now, something I was meaning to do anyway.

A fun weekend, too bad it’s almost over lol.

Canada day weekend

On July 1st, Canadians from across the country celebrated the 150 anniversary of our country’s birth and I have to say while it’s not perfect, Canada is a pretty darn good place to live.  As usual I had an extra day off so I met up with one of my Pokemon Go friends and we hit up a bunch of raids in the city.  LOL we made our way downtown and I was within 100′ of my office at the last raid.  Saturday was a family day, after Brandon’s badminton class we went to see Despicable Me 3 and the little guy enjoyed it.  It was definitely more kid friendly than Cars 3 from a few weeks back and Brandon wasn’t bored in the middle of it.

Sunday one of my Pokemon teammates was going home to Victoria after being in TO for the last 2 months to be with her daughter and new grandson, so the guys and I in our group set up a big raid to send her off in style and that was fun.  Brandon tagged along (Maggie stayed home lol) and got to meet many of the members that I play with, his account is not too shabby at level 33 either and enjoyed all of it.  We raided till just after 9pm then I dropped him off and continued to gym with my friends till 11pm.

Today was another family day and we went downtown to see the big rubber duck that the federal government spent $200k to borrow for some reason, what it has to do with Canada or our Canada Day celebrations I don’t know but Brandon wanted to see it.

The duck was uh big sure and I really don’t get modern art.  I thought the fire department boat was really cool, man it can pump out a lot of water!  Anyway we walked around harbourfront for a while then had lunch in China town and went home.  Did a few errands in the afternoon but that’s about it.

Sigh my long weekend is almost over but it was a good one and I call a great country like Canada home.


So the racist crap that’s bubbling up in the US is also starting to make an appearance here too.

“Can I see a doctor, please, that’s white, that doesn’t have brown teeth and speaks English?”

In proper English, that would be, “May I see a doctor, please, who’s white, who doesn’t have brown teeth and speaks English,” but why quibble with racists?

The woman captured on a video that was viewed thousands of times on Tuesday, making obnoxious demands in a Mississauga clinic, also has her stereotypes mixed up. It’s the English who are supposed to have terrible teeth — what would she have done if a proper English doctor showed up, with brown teeth?

Source: The Star

If I were there I would have said something, perhaps not so nice and I think the staff and other people there handled themselves pretty well.

Happy father’s day to me

So today is father’s day and while I reflect on my life and my family all the time, it really helps me focus on what’s important in life, my family and I couldn’t be happier.  In the morning we went to Canadian Tire to pick up a new bike for Brandon, he outgrew his old one so he was super stoked to get something bigger.

Definitely more mature than his old ride though he doesn’t know how to ride a bike properly yet lol so he’ll fall a few times but that’s ok.  I was also productive today and cleaned the bathroom, there was a lot of mold building up on the caulking so I removed it and resealed the tub and it looks a lot better!

In the afternoon we went to Fairview for lunch and to see Cars 3.  I enjoyed it more than the second though it was a bit too mature for Brandon and he seemed bored.  After the boy and I met up with my pokemon friends to do the “mega loop” to grind, I don’t need it anymore but he still needs as much experience as he can get and was there for an hour.

LOL they started at 12 and went till about 8pm, another teammate of mine said she was there for 5 hours and got 500k xp which is pretty awesome. A low key weekend which is exactly what I like, next weekend will be busy with the Beavers camp, ugh I don’t know how I’ll survive it but I’m sure Brandon will have fun.

I’m here. :)

Yes I’m alive and life is great.  I’ve just been a bit busy with work and very lazy in the after hours to post updates, I’ll try to be better at that.  In any case to my favorite gun store Tenda Canada had some 9mm 147 grain hollow point ammo for sale, the price was pretty much the same as the FMJ stuff I shoot so I picked up 5 boxes. 😀

Haha obviously you can’t shoot someone with this stuff so it’s not for “personal protection”, just something different to try at the range next time I’m out. While I love that place, it’s a curse to have it so close to home!

Stupidity upon stupidity

So by now I’m sure you’ve heard that Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris climate accords and of course he would, he doesn’t give a shit about humanity or the future. I have to say I also LOL’ed when I heard VP Mike Pence say this…

“We’ve demonstrated real leadership. We’ve demonstrated real progress,” Pence said in an interview with Fox News late Thursday. “But for some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world.”

Source: The Hill

Yeah dumbass we want to survive as a civilization!  Ugh the stupidity from Republican politicians knows no bounds, even if I grant that climate change is a farce which I don’t but for argument’s sake; it still makes sense to go renewable!  Once the infrastructure is in place the energy is essentially free ugh.

Oh god not again!

So now that Republicans in the US controls Congress & the Presidency, they’re pushing this insane anti science curriculum in schools again.  What an absolute disaster this will be…

State and local legislatures in the United States are experimenting with new ways to target the topics taught in science classes, and it seems to be paying dividends. Florida’s legislature approved a bill on May 5 that would enable residents to challenge what educators teach students. And two other states have already approved non-binding legislation this year urging teachers to embrace ‘academic freedom’ and present the full spectrum of views on evolution and climate change. This would give educators license to treat evolution and intelligent design as equally valid theories, or to present climate change as scientifically contentious.

Source: Scientific American

I guess nothing that comes out of the Trump administration should surprise me but what the hell…  Evolution is the gold standard of scientific theories and intelligent design is not science, it’s not testable nor can it make predictions!  Seriously the answer to everything with that “theory” is that god did it.

Climate change, meh why does anyone in the Trump administration care about that, they’ll be long dead by the time the future generations have to deal with the affects it.  I guess Trump is trying to bring back all those manufacturing jobs in the future by bringing up a generation of uneducated morons (I guess it’s not really their fault though) who don’t know how to do anything.  He loves the uneducated and for some reason they love him right back. 

I truly weep for American children and their futures.


Last night a couple of the guys and I from the airsoft team went to pay our respects to Brian’s dad who passed away last Friday.  It’s sad because Brian lost his mom last year and now he lost this, at least his parents lived a long fruitful lives and Brian’s pretty awesome, I’m sure they’re very proud of him.

It made me think about my mortality and how lucky I have been in my life.  We have a lot of affection in my family but it reminds me that I should tell Maggie & Brandon that I love and appreciate them more often.

A busy weekend

One of the perks of my job is that for every long weekend, I get an extra day so mine started on Friday. 🙂 I went to the range with Mario & Dan and my god, traffic was absolutely terrible. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since it’s the first long weekend of the spring and everyone is going to open their cottage.

It’s always a fun day when I go shooting and I was rather happy with my pistol work.  I haven’t shot much recently (not including the rifle class the previous weekend) and was worried that my skills would have deteriorated but it was pretty good.  Mario is starting to get a handle of pistol shooting and I can see him progressing every time out.  We stuck around till about 1 then came home, I was worried about traffic and wanted to be back in time to pick up Brandon from school.

Saturday as a family we went to the Niagara region to do some hiking and it was great!

The recreational trails were fun though some areas were a bit difficult for Brandon and he wanted to hold our hands.  Later we just walked on pavement and I think we were out for 3-4 hours so we got a decent amount of exercise.

On the way back, Maggie (yes Maggie!!!) wanted to go to the Arc’teryx store and since I love their stuff I was all in.  I did warn her that if we go that I’ll buy something and my prophetic words were correct.

I was initially thinking about getting another pair of boots or maybe some pants but saw this brown Goretex jacket that I really liked.  I already have militaryish Propper stuff but this is civilian gear and would look less out of place so I picked it up. 🙂  Told Maggie I was saving a bundle since its original price was $700, $420 is a steal but she didn’t understand…  Maybe if it were a purse lol.

Saturday evening I went out with my Pokemon buddies and raided a bunch of enemy gyms and that’s always fun.

It was raining for much of the day on Sunday so I tried out my new jacket and was perfectly dry. 😀  In the afternoon we went for a drive and it was fun, that’s something I really enjoy, just driving some place random with my family listening to music…

Today on our holiday Monday we actually slept in till 8am (woo yes that’s sleeping in for me) then went for dim sum for lunch.

LOL Brandon is always stuffing his face and it’s fun to tease him with food.  I’m glad eating is not something he has trouble with.  After lunch we went for another drive, today the weather is nicer so I had the sun roof open and enjoyed the fresh air.  When we got back, I mowed my back lawn and it was really overgrown. With all the rain and me being lazy, it got really bad.  I also pulled up a bunch of weeds, there’s still a lot more to do but I’ll save that for another day and maybe get Brandon to help out.

Overall our weekend was great and I have no complaints, if every weekend was this enjoyable life would be perfect.