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Laser Eye Surgery: Yes or No

Posted in Life with tags on September 9, 2015 by Luc

Simple answer. YES.

See Jen’s thoughts on this matter Me Woman You Man.


Exercise and Me

Posted in Life with tags , , , , on January 13, 2015 by Luc

I’ve been procrastinating. Jen has been done her blog post on exercise for at least a week. I just started today. I think that sums up my commitment to exercise quite well actually. Hurray for New Year’s resolutions (see my previous post)!

Exercise means working out. It means working towards getting fit. It makes a lot of sense. It really does. Ultimately, getting fit means being able to do stuff, like climbing a few flights of stairs without looking like you just ran a marathon. It should be something we all do. Regularly. Every. Day.

BUT WE DON’T. I don’t anyway. I have grandiose plans. I research exercise plans. I get my monthly Men’ Health and totally commit to doing their monthly workouts. I get my basement ready. And then…

…nothing. I do nothing. Oh, I might do some exercise for a month or two. My record is probably six straight months. But then, I stop. I get injured, or I get sick, and then that’s it. The habit is broken.

It’s funny really. I have such willpower for other things. But not exercise. Despite my supposed rational approach to things.

However, I will try. I will get this thing going again, because I must. I don’t want to be that guy who can’t run for more than a minute or who can’t bend over to cut his toenails later in life. Do you think Jen would mind doing that for me?

Let’s see if she talks about it in her blog on exercise!

New Year’s Resolutions…

Posted in Life, Smartass with tags , , , , , , , on December 31, 2014 by Luc

New Year’s resolutions are for people who are overly optimistic. You know how it works. I will lose weight. I will get in shape. I will quit drinking (ha!). I mean, COME ON PEOPLE. No one really sticks to these.

If you’re going to make a resolution, make it something that you know will work. Like, for instance, committing to eating chicken wings at least once during 2015. I can guarantee you that I will be keeping that resolution. In fact, I should have achieved most of my resolutions on the first day of the year.

Here are my resolutions for the year 2015:

  1. Eat chicken wings
  2. Drink at least five beers
  3. Stay up later than I should
  4. Procrastinate
  5. Skip a workout
  6. Forget to write a blog post

I could go on, but I think you get the point. And you know what? When, by the start of February, many of you are struggling with keeping up your flagging spirits, I will be happily going about my business. In fact, it reminds me of the Seinfeld “The Contest” episode, where Kramer chose quite quickly to not be the “Master of his domain”. Consequently, he slept well, while the others did not. That’s going to be me people.

Well folks, I hope that you hold on to your resolutions, whatever they are. I will rest easy knowing that mine will be achieved in no time at all!

See what Jen has to say on New Year’s resolutions.

On winning the lottery…

Posted in How To, Life with tags on October 13, 2014 by Luc

Well, it finally happened. After years and years of dreaming about what we would do if we won the lottery, we are now able to share our experience with you.

Of course, by experience I mean the many many many times Jen and I have talked about what we would do if we won the lottery. We didn’t actually win the lottery. Sadly.

BUT were we to win, let’s say $30 million (go big or go home I say), I would:

  1. Double-check the numbers
  2. Celebrate
  3. Quit my job
  4. Take $3 million and donate to the Children’s Hospital
  5. Take $7 million and help out family and friends (this could be a blog post on its own)
  6. Renovate our house top to bottom
  7. Travel
  8. Take $10 million and invest it
  9. Take flying lessons
  10. Buy a plane (linked to travel)

Yeah, that’s all I can think of for now. Mind you, this list is subject to change. With my luck, we will win the lottery when I’m 95. The list would be slightly different I think at that point.

Tell me how you would spend $30 million! Also, check out Jen, who has her own views I’m sure!

So there I was, happy…

Posted in Life with tags , , on May 20, 2014 by Luc

Define happiness. That’s a tough one isn’t it? I think I’ve found the answer though.

I’m at my happiest when time flies by. I mean, really flies by. As in, you think it is about mid morning when in fact it is almost dinner time.

For instance, just this past weekend, I had to take down my shed. I had to take it down because the roof caved in over the winter. I could go on about the general suckiness of vinyl sheds, but this post is about happiness, therefore I will abstain.

Anyway, I took down my shed with the help of my son and eventually, the neighbour. Having taken down the shed, I noticed that the fence was now at a precarious angle (the shed was keeping it up, it seems). So, down came the fence. Of course, the fence had to be replaced, so off I went to buy some wood with another neighbour and proceeded to begin rebuilding the fence.

The point of this is that in my mind, I had done all of the above in only a few hours. Yet by the time I had installed the posts, it was past dinner time!

Time just flew and I came to realize that I loved it. I had a blast.

Come to think of it, I’m not sure if Jen was as happy as I was, taking care of the kids all day! Let’s find out what makes Jen happy by checking out her latest post.

Blog Out Loud Baby!

Posted in Life with tags , , on April 27, 2014 by Luc

Jen and I will be at the Blog Out Loud event this coming Tuesday. It’s part of the Ottawa International Writers Festival (for more info, check out the little badge thingy on the side).

We were asked to read a particular blog, chosen by a panel of judges.

That’s pretty cool.

Maybe see you there!

Check out Jen’s reaction to our selection!

Beer me

Posted in Life with tags on February 16, 2014 by Luc

This post is about our favourite beverage. While I could ramble on about this at length…why would I do that?

My favourite beverage is beer. Any kind of beer.

That is all.

Thank you.

Check out Jen’s much wordier post on her favourite beverage!

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