Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good bye 00's you were great

The decade was filled with change for me. I went from a closeted 17 yr old high-school student to an active employed educated guy in a fantastic relationship. Thank you everyone who made this last decade so awesome.

I can't even fathom what the next 10 years will bring.

Best wishes to all of my readers i hope your new year is fantastic!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Music for wrapping

Greg's new fav song is by a local edmonton band. Cocaine Trade by Christian Hansen and the Autistics. I have been humming it to myself all day enjoy. Hilarious lyrics.

Shopping in a winter wonderland

I have been laying low the last few days enjoying my time off. I have been sleeping in enjoying special shortbread cookies and basically being an unproductive member of society.

It has been glorious.

My brain feels like it is resetting. Almost feeling normal again. The best part is work has not called me once this week.

I did some last min running around today. I had to finish up presents for three people and pick up some more wrapping paper. The stores were insane and the traffic was absurd however people seemed to be in good spirits. I am officially done all of my shopping.

The next few days are going to be fairly insane. I have my family dinner tomorrow and then Greg's family on x-mas day in red deer then Ryan and Jim are crashing here for a few days of debauchery.

I know posting will be light over the next few days so I wanted to take this chance to wish all of my readers a very merry holiday season. Take some time and let the people you care about know how much you mean to them.

Best wishes to all of you!

Aaron

Friday, December 18, 2009

Edmonton Police service: A cuture of entitlement & Fear?

You know I have had my issues with the way EPS is run internally. From my sources and personal experiences I do believe that the core of the EPS culture there is something very wrong. It is little wonder we solve fewer crimes here than anywhere else in Alberta when supposedly responsible individuals are forced off the force due to fear of repercussions internally from fellow officers.

Please read the whole article on the CBC site. It is really fascinating stuff.

With great power comes great responsibility and an expectation of conduct. I think there are large swaths of the Edmonton police service that are bereft of this concept.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

mmmmmm want

I am slowly trying to dip my toes in the slow food movement.

Stuff like this slow food big mac makes it much easier!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Edmonton city council makes the right choice on the lrt

I am super happy to say that the Edmonton city council chose the stony plain 104 street route to the west end.

This was a ballsy decision that will transform the way people get to work in this city. Score one for public transport!

I need an outlet

So the fella is being a condescending douche tonight. He knows i can not NOT talk to him and he is using that against me.

However there is a super hot cub named paul bradford on the newest episode of ghost hunters International. I shall stare at him to help prevent my urge to strangle the fella. His accent is like honey chocolate sex.
The pics are terrible but they are all that i can find.



Boys
they are so much work.

Gotta be done

I went to the dentist today. I am still amazed that I can walk into a dentist office after my wisdom teeth (and the fillings before that and the filling before that) went so poorly. Every time i am in the chair it is a battle to stop myself from freaking out.

It was so queer though the whole experience. It has been about 18 months since my last visit and every person I came into contact with that worked for the clinic managed to slip that fact in.

Oh it has been so long since we have seen you

Wow it has been a while since I did a check up with you,

etc

It was like i was dealing with scientologists or some other cult.
I am surprised they didn't hug me and feed me a low nutrient diet. In fact come to think of it I had not eaten before going there.
I HATE anyone that works in a dentist office. You know in france they have public coverage for dental. My visit today would have cost 15 dollars versus 220 for a standard cleaning.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Take me to miami

Ok so yes I have bitched about the cold a lot as of late. However when you live in the coldest place in North America I think it's allowed.

Here is a quote from the Edmonton journal today.

Environment Canada recorded a frigid -46.1 C, or -58.4 C with wind chill, at the Edmonton International Airport at 5 a.m

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mouthwash for your brain

We finally got around to watching all of our tv shows it is minus 25 right now without the wind chill so there is not much else to do that doesn't involve freezing ones nuts off.

Glee managed to wipe away all the negative vibes I built up this week. Yes it needed more Kurt but overall it was pitch perfect.

30 Rock made me laugh super hard Cheyenne Jackson is so brilliant. When he discovered sarcasm I died.

Top Chef. Kevin deserved it i disliked douchey brother all year but he still managed to pull it off.

Office was so so.

Dollhouse (we only saw the first hour) Honestly this should have been the pilot episode. I loved so much of it. The twists were great the acting was not so terrible.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Amazing race finale wrapup

Well Sunday was the amazing race finale. I was surprisingly not invested in it. I was glad that barbie and ken won they kicked ass the whole race. The problem I have with the race is the last 4 or so episodes are never all that good. It was getting hard too root for any of the teams towards the end this season because they were all so grating. Isn't the point of the show to make you want to cheer for someone. After Matt and Gary left the show there really wasn't a likable team left. Granted those two both seemed like actually decent people.


My only hope watching it was the Brian and Ericka would lose. This is not because she was exactly how i would imagine a high maintenance beauty queen to be like aka B-I-T-C-H but because they had to be the luckiest team in amazing race history. How they made it to the final while other more deserving teams did not totally amazes me. Also maybe this is a cultural thing that I am totally missing being Canadian but are interracial marriages still a big deal in the states?? Seriously??

Also I would like to note that if you are one of the many guys and gals searching for Matt Tomljenovich shirtless or wondering if he is gay (these are by far the two most searched terms that lead people here) Here are some answers.

1. Matt Tomljenovich is Not gay. Yes he is a super fucking hot cub. Buut his girlfriend (or someone claiming to be his girlfriend) stated such on my previous post about him that he is very much straight. I have no reason to believe otherwise especially after the hot chick in the sauna. So yes hot, tattooed, outdoorsy, sweetheart aaaand gay was too much to ask for. You will just have to settle for this eye candy i put together.

2. Here are some of Matt shirtless because I know a ton of you guys and girls are lookin for it.

Poisoning Albertans so that big oil can profit

Last night the Edmonton Journal posted a well timed study on the effect the oil sands are having on the Athabasca river. Basically it is the equivalent of a perpetual oil spill that happens year round 24/7. The report states that the presence of toxic chemicals in the river and surrounding watershed are up to 50 times higher downstream of the oilsands.

The Alberta government unsurprisingly does not think this is a problem. That is because big oil has owned this government for decades. I wonder how the conservatives they would feel if they were drinking that water every day.

It is times like this I get really upset with politics in general. There is no accountability anymore. The big corporations and outside interests will get the people elected who will serve the best interests of their bottom line. So much for government of the people, by the people, for the people. I hate to break it to anyone but government like this perished from the earth many years ago.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Welcome to my nightmare

It is hard being an environmentalist in Alberta. In fact i would say it is far easier to be gay than eco -friendly. Saying you disagree with the incredibly wasteful oil sands development in favor of more renewable resources is like walking into a man's house and stealing his paycheck and punching his wife in the face and then scratching the hood of his ridiculous suv.

Its a big oil economy here and millions are spent by companies to spread propaganda to there own workers to ensure there is enough fear to prevent any real slowdown in development.

It makes me feel a little better that the world is finally starting to focus on what a backwards and damaging program the athabasca oilsands are.

Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan. Spread the word.

H2oil animated sequences from Dale Hayward on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Snowed in

The fella and I had planned to go do a good chunk of our christmas shopping today and then a wine and cheese tasting tonight. Unfortunately we are experiencing a blizzard that meteorologists say could drop up to 30 cm of snow in some places. We have already seen about 15 cm with drifting being a major problem.

The police have requested that no one not travel any of the roads unless for emergency. All we can hear outside is the constant beeps of the snow plows and the sirens from the police cars. Its like nuclear winter has set in. Makes me think I should move to a warmer climate. So those of you in warmer places go out and enjoy yourself for me tonight we are going to stay in and find ways to pass the time ;)

Image via the Edmonton Journal

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Love in the 21st Century

Last night before bed the fella and I were talking. Well mostly I was talking. Here is a rough transcript.

Me: Randomly discussing the merits of getting another cat to keep his cat amused while we are at work.

The fella: Generally grunting and being a sarcastic smart ass.

Me: Well I guess I will stop talking then.

The fella: Good it is after 12:30 you shouldn't be talking anyway.

Me: But I have all of these thoughts and feelings I need to share with you.

The fella: Good you can blog about them and then I can read them at my convenience.

Me: Fine I am going to blog about this and you are going to come off sounding like a jerk.

The fella: Your still talking.

End scene.

Isn't love grand. It was bad enough earlier this week we decided to sync our calendars. Shared calendars are a big step but I think I am ready for it.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Something fuzzy for you


For some reason today there has been a ton of hot bear and cubs posting pictures to guyswithiphones.com today.

Usually that site it filled with skinny hairless twinkage but today day the hot fuzzy beefy guys are out in force.

Here is my fav one today. He is an adorable cub.