June 4th, 2009


Wednesday, June 3

~ me... late in the afternoon, listening at a conference table. :)
~ and no matter how I look... I'm literally bubbling with excitement because I'm only a couple of hours (at "click time") away from the beginning of a long weekend.

It was totally... ridiculously... beautiful out today.
And tomorrow is supposed to be even better. :)
So I'm thinking I'm going to zoom to Brockville tomorrow morning to see the big skatepark they build last year... :)
Sun block and pads... :D

~ all dressed up for "show and tell" today
~ big day. :)
~ the "wednesday meeting" morning... and this went well. (working a new process with a team and, you know... things can go either way with a group... and it went great. :D)
~ made the gym for the lunch hour... and it went great.
~ and the presentation to the uber grand formage of the org I've been working at for the first half of the afternoon... and it went great too. :D
~ so yeah... a great day.
~ Geo is off to Quebec City on his grade eight grad trip...
~ so suz and I took Ed to the small town ice cream parlor after our dinner. (our house is near a town called "Carp" - so many jokes!!! - it's a nice little town.)
~ now it's kinda late... there's been some read'en with Ed and cleaning things up... but now it's end game en route to bed. :)
~ to send some big warm moments of hopefulness to my... little... nut... meg... er... nutmeg
~ for modernarchetype to... find the center... and hold on. :)
~ that whataboutjen gets better...
~ and that wbahner has an excellent Thursday!!

Rest in peace David Eddings...
So long and thanks for all the fish.
That is to say... your stories underscored a grand part of my life.
Thank you.

So... we've decided that Suz's infinity is "too much car" to be dubbed a "family car".
We're going to trade it in ... add what ever is needed... and get another car.
This lead to some test drives at a Honda dealership last Saturday.
Fun. :)
We wanted to start our search with a completed process as a benchmark.
So we had them eval our trade-in.
Dude came back after guessing... and gave us a much lower price...
... based on some rust he found (and could easily show us) on the doors (the part between the windows).

Flash forward to yesterday, and we visited the Nissan/Infinity dealership at lunch to test drive a couple of their cars.
I asked the service manager to come and explain the rust problem to me.
blink blink.
Service Manager has our car booked in this monday to get four new doors... all free... as a "mfg defect".
SCORE... 'cuz the trade in value just jumped way back up. :D

I love how the stars align sometimes. :D :D

I am very fortunate.
This I know.

Idea Factory:
~ web based company offering risk assessment services. www.what2point2.com
Does not exist... domain is available.
go 'head... get rich and famous.

Thursday, June 4

You want to have my day.
'cuz unless you have a seriously mf outstanding day going on...
My day was better than yours.
I mean, sure... I have bad'ish days...
Today, however, was not one of them.
so yeah... win. :)

Sunshine and go mental overdosing on it.

Lets see... here's the rundown:
~ wake up, get Ed sorted, fed and off to school... wave to suz as she heads out to work...
~ put on crappy clothes and go at some more weeds (I'm almost finished weeding the entire front yard... must cut it tomorrow morning).
~ make a lunch, clean up the kitchen, take a shower, fold laundry...
~ pack the car with skateboards and go!
~ hit "mr lube" for an oil change... starbucks to juice up... and then drive to brockville and follow my gps to...
~ a "tots only ice skating rink" at the BFE side of town... because I am an idiot.
~ drive back across town to the proper park... and find a groovy skate park... middle of school day... equals... park to myself. :D
~ play play play play play...
~ drive home, meet Ed, pick weeds, make dinner, water garden and then sit down to write this stuff. :D
~ hi. :D

~ khaki cargos, or black jeans... depending on what part of the day we're talk'en about... :)
~ to get my oil changed... and to go to brockville and see if their new skatepark is all that...
~ bask in the glory of a perfect day? yeah... some of that...
~ oh, and be home by 3:15 'cuz that's when Ed gets home and Geo's still away. Ed is 11, and can be "home alone" but still....
~ that chandrielle gets to europe...
~ for laurel714 to join me in smoothy heaven. :)
~ and that tomorrow is a new and wonderful day in the life and times of ayoub...

Brockville... 2007 skate park...


It's nice... some really top rate trick-box stuff... but eh...
Seriously... the big ass honk'en park in ottawa (legacy@centrepoint) is way better.

Tomorrow is going to be fun too... just 'cuz. :)

~ see ya. :)