Posted on September 24, 2013 by Jorge
A Rolling Apple Gathers No Dogs
I went for a walk last night, to get a little exercise and clear my head from a review that I was struggling with on Toronto Thumbs. I ended up leaving the house fairly late, but I didn’t plan on going for long, so it wasn’t really a big deal. Suffice to say that the streets were pretty empty.
In my travels, I grabbed a small coffee from a nearby Tim Hortons (caffeine doesn’t really bother me too much before bed) and walked home. On my way back, I stopped at the top of a hill fairly close to home. There is an apple tree near the crest of the hill, and so, near the foot of the tree there were some rotting apples. One of the apples had rolled away from the rest and was resting against the curb near the road sloping at a generous angle of declination. I dribbled the apple to the top of the hill with my feet (as it was past midnight, I had no fear of being caught unawares by a car), and then tapped the apple so that it began rolling down the hill.
I watched as it started gathering speed on its way down, bouncing happily as it rolled. Suddenly, when it was bout twenty or thirty meters away (and travelling at a fair clip), a cat exploded out of the underbrush and chased after the apple. A moment later, a pile of cats -too many to count- emerged from nowhere and followed suit. So there they were: a herd of cats racing after this poor apple.
Eventually the apple came to rest at the bottom of the hill. One of the cats (the one that first started the ruckus, I believe) pawed at the apple, trying to get it to move while the rest of the group sat by and watched. After a few attempts, it let out a disinterested “mrowr” and the rest of the cats dispersed, blending into the shadows like so many ninjas.
Serious, nature: WTF?
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Posted on June 3, 2013 by Jorge
His name was Duncan. If you have followed this blog for a while, you have heard his name before. He was married to my excellent euchre partner, Myrtle.
When I first met Duncan a number of years ago (while courting Mrs. J), his firm handshake and solid smile served to emphasize his “awfully pleased to meetcha”. Indeed, it’s hard not to feel welcome by such an honest greeting. In the dictionary under the word “genuine” there should be a picture of Duncan, who always had a nice word and a story ready for everyone that he met. Charming and kind, he would always set you at ease.
He was a perfect match for Myrtle. It certainly wasn’t because they were exactly alike – it was more because they complimented each other so perfectly. Where Myrtle was private and ignored the spotlight, Duncan was outgoing and outspoken. They were one of those couples who could say so much to each other without words – even though Grandpa always had plenty in his magazine to fire off into any conversation that required a salvo of his brand of awesome.
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Posted on March 16, 2013 by Jorge
Welcome to the 8th annual(ish) 24 Hour Movie Marathon! It has been about a year since MM7, and we’re back at it! The lineup, like last year, looks pretty good – and just might be our best lineup yet!
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Posted on February 22, 2013 by Jorge
Movie Marathon 8
In less than a month, I will be hanging out with Dave and company, watching movies for 24 hours.
Here is the list:
- In Bruges
- Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
- Double Indemnity
- This Film is Not Yet Rated
- Grave of the Fireflies
- The Raid: Redemption
- Raising Cain
- The Cabin in the Woods
- The Black Hole
- Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
All in all, this is a pretty awesome list. Am very much looking forward to it!
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Posted on December 30, 2012 by Jorge
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.
Click here to see the complete report.
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Posted on December 5, 2012 by Jorge
…to grow a moustache this big.
Little J asks me about doing “the serious photo” in early October. That’s commitment!
All kidding aside, our humble team of 8 raised over $6K to support Movember Canada – a feat which could not have been achieved without your donations. I wish that I could write each and every one of you your own personalized “thank you” note, but I can’t. So I’d like to thank you here for all of your kindness in donating to what I believe is a worthy cause.
I’m hoping that next year we can raise even more!
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Posted on November 8, 2012 by Jorge
So, I am currently in the midst of Movember. It is a great cause and I encourage you to back me or my team! If not us – then back someone! Prostate cancer is definitely no joke.
Please check out my Mo Space page here and donate something, if you can! I am trying to keep it updated every few days and I am going for an epic stache!
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