I wrote a new blog post everyday this month

For no apparent reason. I guess it is possible. Though it causes me to severely limit the content of each post I write.

One of the reasons I wanted to blog everyday was because I was really behind on my posts and I figured I could catch up if I wrote a new post everyday. But that sort of backfired. Because instead of writing the posts I wanted to write, I ended up writing short and stupid ones, which put me even more behind on my blogging. Fail.

At one point I said that I was about two weeks behind on my tweets, two months behind on my blog posts, and two years behind on my life. How does one catch up when one is so far behind? I haven’t yet figured that out.

Since tomorrow is October, there’s no way of knowing whether or not I will publish a new blog post. I might. Or I might not. Your guess is as good as mine.

September’s almost over

Which means you won’t have to deal with seeing me write a useless post every single day anymore. Maybe every other day. Or every three days. But not everyday.

I wonder if people actually prefer my shorter, lamer posts as opposed to my longer ones that require more effort to write

Because I feel like maybe they do. Do they? Do you?

Free birthday burger at Red Robin

The day after my birthday, I decided to continue the use of my free birthday deals.  I knew I wanted to get my free birthday burger at Red Robin.  To do this, you have to sign up for their eclub newsletter.  They should send you a coupon for a free birthday burger seven days before your birthday and it will expire seven days after your birthday.  I like that they give you time to make proper use of it.  But I was eager to redeem it as soon as possible, because I love Red Robin burgers.

I was supposed to meet my friend after work at the Broadway location, because that was the most convenient.  This turned out to be a major fail.  When I got there, I noticed it looked dark inside.  And then I went up to the door and saw that the location had closed down.  I was very upset that this happened without me knowing.

So upsetting

But nothing was going to get in the way of me and my Red Robin burger, so we downtown instead.  The most expensive burger on the menu is the Mediterranean lamb burger.  So naturally, that’s what I got.  And of course I ate all my fries and ordered more, since they’re endless.

red robin burger

Mediterranean lamb burger

My friend bought me a couple drinks as well.  Beer and a burger is always a good combo.  Especially when it’s a giant glass of beer.



But if you want something sweet and boozy, the flat on your beak drink is really good.  I can’t remember what was in it.  I just remember that I liked it.  It looks really girly but it wasn’t weak like a lot of them are.  I give it my approval.

flat on your beak

Flat on your beak

I love the Red Robin birthday burger deal because they give you ample time to use your coupon and there are many options to choose from.  You can sign up for the eclub online or at the restaurant itself when you visit.  Just make sure the location you decide to go to does indeed still exist.

That awkward moment when you want to write a blog post but can’t figure out what to write about

And so you end up writing about the fact that you don’t know what to write about. Even though you have countless other ideas, some of which may even be interesting. But you decide you really don’t have the time to bother with them enough at the moment to put them together coherently into a blog post. So you waste perfectly good blog space on posts like this one because you said you would write something. Meanwhile, people are wondering when you’ll start writing good posts again. Or at least mediocre ones. But no one knows. Not even you. And so you reluctantly hit “publish” even though you’re not particularly proud of your work.

The post I wrote two days ago

Well technically I don’t know if I could say that I “wrote” it.  Because I didn’t actually write anything.  I just wanted to see if it was possible to write a blog post that was completely blank.  With no title and no content.  And lo and behold, it was.  I could have titled it “The shortest blog post ever” but then it wouldn’t have been the shortest blog post ever because the title would have ruined it.  So leaving it blank with no explanation was the best way to go.  Plus I really didn’t have much I felt like saying that day.  That being the case, I guess there really wasn’t any point to publishing the post then, was there?

Although, some of you actually liked the post.  I’m not sure if you liked it because you thought it was funny that I posted something blank, or because you were happy that you didn’t have to read something that I had written.  Whatever the case, thank you for liking it, despite it’s obvious lack in content.

Happy Birthday Mom!

It’s my mom’s birthday today.  So I thought I should acknowledge that in a blog post.  I know she won’t read it since she hardly ever uses the computer, but that doesn’t matter.  It’ll be like acknowledging her birthday in secret.  Except not because a bunch of other people will read it.  But whatever.  I’ve started the post already so it’s going to exist.

I would like to say that my mom is my role model.  But I don’t want five kids.  Yeah, she had five.  I’m the oldest.  And that’s pretty much what put me off of having any.  I remember her saying she had me first so I could be a built in babysitter.  How nice of her.

So the desire to have many children is not something that I share with my mother.  But we do share other things.  I think I got my love for writing from her.  I don’t think I’m as good a writer as she is.  But I’m obnoxious enough to write publicly as opposed to privately.  She’s written several things that she hasn’t done anything with.  She told me that in her will she would leave me all her writings for me to do something with.  What the hell she expects me to do with them, I have no idea.  But maybe I could always start a new blog called “Stuff my mom wrote”.  It would probably be a whole lot more interesting than this one.


My mom and I a couple years ago in front of a bear statue. One of my dad’s old classmates had this art exhibit out in Langley so we attended. I’m not really into art. But there was free wine and cheese, which my mom and I both appreciated.  We both love purple as well, probably because we look so good in it.

Happy birthday mom!  Thanks for all your love and support and words of wisdom!

Phone conversations with my brother

I called home after work yesterday to talk to my mom and my brother answered the phone.

Brother: Hi Dominique, did you buy some Lucky Charms?

Me: No. Didn’t I just buy a family size box on Saturday?

Brother: Maybe.

Me: And you finished it already.

Brother: Yeah, it’s a small box.

Me: It’s family size, it’s supposed to last.

Brother: Not when two people are eating it.

Me: Who are the two people?

Brother: Me and Nicholas.

Me: But it’s supposed to be enough for a whole family, not just two people.

Brother: Oh well. It’s a small box. Anyways, what do you want?

Me: Is mom there?

Brother: I don’t know.

Me: What do you mean you don’t know?

Brother: (starts singing the Corner Gas them song “I don’t know, I just don’t know…”) Hey Nicholas, where’s mom?

Me: Is she there?

Brother: Not at the moment.

Me: Where is she?

Brother: I don’t know.

Me, Okay, can you ask her to call me?

Brother: Okay. (Starts singing The Littlest Hobo theme song “Maybe tomorrow…”)

Me: Okay, bye.

Later when my mom called me back, my brother picked up the other receiver and we could hear him whispering something as we talked. He was saying “Lucky Charms” repeatedly.

lucky charms

Apparently family size isn’t big enough for our family