Put up and decorated the tree today.

My plan for 2019 was to get back to writing, I have a few drafts of longer posts that I started, but it took until November for me to find a posting groove!

Thanks to microblogvember!

Yesterday was the first snow fall of the winter in Halifax and it brought the city to a complete standstill.

My 6km commute took 3 hours 😕

Got lucky this morning and managed to walk the dogs between rain drops.

This week I treated myself to a purchase of a 1974 Porsche 911

Pre work coffee and snuggles

My first thought this morning upon stepping out of the shower was “I sure am ready for the weekend”.

My second thought was “It is only Tuesday…”

One month until Christmas!

Sometimes it is important to go back to the classic “selfies with Grant”

Today is going to be spent driving a few hundred kilometres on the highway 🚙

I don’t normally look forward to long drives, but this is in service of visiting family and friends that we haven’t seen in a while

Yesterday I spent a few hours fighting with a clever idea I had to make testing a network routing change easier. While chatting with a coworker about it he replied

I think a good rule of thumb whenever you think you have a good idea is to remind yourself it probably isn’t and move on to something else

It cracked me up and perfectly broke my frustration

In light of my previous post this was the scene I found when I went to make a cup of coffee.

Hercules protecting his sleeping brother.

Attentive Hercules next to sleeping Hugo

One of the highlights of the mornings when I work from home is getting to observe how little the dogs trust the Roomba.

They don’t show any aggression towards it, just a lot of sidelong glances and immediately leave any room the robot enters.

Today’s random memory was of the time I found a dead bee in my office and then mailed it across the country to an entomologist friend.

A bee expressing its feelings about being found in my officeA bee carefully laid in a pill bottle coffin

Disney+ has been a pretty big hit in my home so far. Most of Sunday afternoon was spent watching a mix of new and old content.

That said, I am unreasonably excited and nostalgic about getting to watch the Rocketeer Rocketeer

A week of travel for work does wonders for disrupting bad habits in a routine.

Not hitting snooze this morning allowed me to enjoy a much more leisurely pace getting ready.

Post travel cuddles are a great way to spend a Sunday.

Visited my nieces for a birthday party. The amount of volume that a herd of 8 year olds can produce is astounding!

Bags are packed and I’m on my way back home.

Last night Herc successfully finished his confidence class.

I got this photo last night of a very sad boy watching the door, presumably wondering why I haven’t come home yet.

Hercules looking like a sad boy

Sportsnet actually fired him. I really didn’t expect them to do anything other than mumble some apologies and continue looking the other way.

On the other hand, the amount of negative pushback in social media over the firing reveals just how far hockey culture still has to go.

The first nights sleep after a red eye flight might be the most refreshing type of sleep I ever get.

Checked into my hotel room to discover I have a napping bed above my sleeping bed.

It’s good that Sportsnet finally acknowledges that Cherry is a problem. That said I won’t believe them, or tune in to their broadcasts again, until they remove him from the air. This weekend was not new behaviour on his part.