Month: February 2006

A Meme Every Day

I don't know if I've ever filled one of these things out before, but this one's making the rounds and it tickled my fancy.

Four jobs I’ve had

  • Sales clerk at a comic store
  • Packer at a Motorcycle Parts Supply Warehouse
  • Programmer at a dotcom
  • Web Designer for a major media company

Isn't it interesting how all of those have come in useful in my new endeavor All New Comics?

Four movies I can watch over and over

  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Predator
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Ocean's 11

Shawshank was on again a few weeks ago, and I watched it again. I can never get enough of Morgan Freeman's dulcet tones.

Four places I’ve lived

  • London, Ontario
  • Jane and Finch, Toronto
  • The Beach, Toronto
  • Ajax, Ontario

I love my house, but I still miss the Beach. It would be so nice right now to go for a stroll down to the coffee shop at the corner with the Kegger in a Baby Bjorn.

Four places I’ve vacationed

  • Miami/San Juan/St Maarten/U.S. Virgin Islands/Nassau/
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas)
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

My obsession with Vegas is near legendary. I've been 4 times, and I would go back tomorrow if my wife would let me. Our cruise last fall was by far my favourite vacation ever, it was so relaxing and fun. LA was an awesome place to visit, and I'd love to go back. Calgary, skiing…awesome. Other than those places though I've only been to PEI, Montreal, and Quebec City (we won't count Niagra Falls, Ottawa, Kingston, North Bay, Thunder Bay, or Sudbury since they're in the province. Nor shall we count Ellicotville NY, Buffalo, or Detroit since they're all border towns).

Four of my favorite “dishes” (loosely fit this term)

  • Buttered Chicken
  • Coconut Red Curry Chicken
  • Medium Rare NY Sirloin, baked sweet potatoe, and ceasar salad.
  • Fab's mom's spaghetti

Fab's Mom's Spaghetti is the best dish ever.

Four sites I visit daily

Plus of course I Heart Baby Toes.

Sam’s story

Being a new dad is strange, you look at the world differently, and things that a few months ago didn't bug you now really affect you. Take for example Sam Loeb's story. Sam was the son of comics writer Jeph Loeb. Last year Sam lost his battle with cancer, and passed away. I just read “Sam's Story” on Newsarama. It's written by Sam's dad Jeph, and it brought a tear to my eye.

This story as well as a story started by Sam and completed by a ton of famous writers and artists are being collected together in a comic this coming April. All proceeds from the sale of the comic are going to The Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund.

You can buy the comic from us at All New Comics. We're going to offer free shipping to anyone who buys this comic, and all of the profits that we make from the sale of the comic will be given to the Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund. For $5.00, you get a cool comic, we'll ship it for free, and you'll be honouring the memory of one man's son.

As a dad, I can't imagine anything worse than losing my baby. I think the only thing that would make me feel better is if I could know that something good could come out of the tragedy.

Buy Superman/Batman #26 from All New Comics today.

The Curious Conundrum of the Quiet House

Today Charlene took Kaylin to a get-together of girls she went to university with. I stayed at home looking forward to having some time to myself at home and maybe being able to get a bunch of stuff done for All New Comics…but an hour after they left, I realized how oddly quiet our house was.

It's not like the house is never quiet. The Kegger sleeps quite a bit still…but it was different. Normally when she's sleeping, you're actively listening for her even if you don't realize it. You listen to the monitor, you take glances at it all the time, but when she's not in the house you don't even have the monitor sound…the house is totally silent.

When she's awake there's always sound, either she's playing with something, or chattering, or yelling because her teeth bug her, or just giggling because we're talking to her.

I guess it's true what they say about a house not being a home without kids. Who knew?