Videogame producer living in Montreal. Dog person, politics junkie, runner, frustrated artist.
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they’re back

Last night, while waiting for some friends, I decided to go into a random bar to escape the cold. The place was reasonably packed with people attentively watching the game on a big screen. I propped myself up onto a stool and became immediately immersed in it myself. I was surprised at how into it...

she’s the bom

I’m going to echo Patrick’s comment here and encourage you all to vote for Julie at La Cabane as Montreal’s best waitress. Not just because we love her, but because dammit, it’s true. Every first Wednesday of the month, about 25 bloggers show up at La Cabane for drinks and socializing. If you’ve been there...

les marseillais

This morning when I got to my car, I found it had been trapped in several feet of hard snow boulders by the city plow. Not exactly an unusual sight, and with a resigned sigh, I got to work shovelling it out. But I had to get to work quickly, having many things to do...

good news… sorta

Today is the winter solstice. The shortest day of the year… which means that tomorrow, they already start getting longer. Now that wasn’t so bad was it?

snow fun being inside

I’m really, really no fan of winter, so when I read three different blogs today talking about how cold it was, I bundled up like the Michelin man and braced for the worst. Still, I have to admit when I got out into the sun and got my first lungfull of the nostril-freezing cold, some...

gimme some sugar baby

Ash is standing in a ripped shirt, covered in blood, holding a shotgun with his left hand; a chainsaw now replaces his right one. He has just finished his long-awaited zombie-killing spree, drenching the entire stage in blood. Now bathed in the dancing light of a disco ball, he sings while the zombie are doing...

snow gripes

City officials have been getting flak for the slow rate of snow removal after Sunday night’s storm. They say they’re doing it as quickly as they can, which is much faster than in any other North American city. They say that it takes about five days to remove this much snow from every street. They...

saturday night free entertainment

10 pm: walk down the street, up the Jacques-Cartier bridge, watch the fireworks. Midnight: walk up the street, to Parc Lafontaine, and watch the cops use smokebombs to evict Tent City. Ah, Montreal…

i have a new pet peeve

I can’t stand the Q92 ads about and especially starring Aaron and Tasso. You know the ones they kept showing in movie theaters last year? Or the ones where they dress up like Faith Hill or the Backstreet Boys? Who can possibly be entertained by an unattractive man in drag writhing about in satin sheets?...

i have a new favorite metro freak

You know, I’m kinda glad our office moved and I now have to take the subway. Otherwise, I might have missed the guy who plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (no less) with a flute in each nostril. Got a favorite freak?

the spinning-wheel ballet

Nothing ever happens on my tiny street on Tuesday, between noon and one. Nevertheless, you’re not allowed to park there, even if you’re one of those privileged citizens who, like me, have paid the 50$ a year to get a sticker allowing you to park anywhere in the neighborhood. I thought that with the enormous...

fm radio in the am…

When I got my current job, I was ecstatic that I was finally working somewhere I could get to by public transportation. Avoiding aggravation of driving in the winter, saving money, getting to read more, polluting less. I’m ashamed to say that didn’t last. Where I live, Laurier station, it seems is exactly the spot...
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