Episode 254 - Hot Coated


OK, now for the weather update……

It’s not so cold, but we had freezing rain, and a LOT of snow yesterday. Jon dows not want to accept any help shovelling, which is odd.

Isabelle’s group at 180 Projects (it’s not 'her group per se, but I can’t think of another way to express this) hosted an opening this week. It went well. There was a report about it on Radio Canada, as it was the first francophone art exhibit in the city since 1987.

The roads are a mess.

There was a fire last week downtown, big doings afoot.

I bought us a new shovel, because one of our snow shovels broke.

I had a fun encounter with an International student on the bus.

Episode 247 - Shiny Holiday Moms

Six years ago today we were i a special level of hell

Six years ago today we were i a special level of hell

OK, so I was looking through that facebook ‘On This Day’ deal and found a picture from 2012. It turns out that 2012 had the same December we currently have, meaning December 22 was on a Saturday. Well, let’s see how that looked. You can see in the photo that it was a nightmare. OK, my hope, as I type this, is that it is not that bad, but I fear it may be worse. At least the renovations are done at the grocery store.

I’m sure the liquor store will be fine.

Actually a bit better this year.

Actually a bit better this year.

Hey, Maddie is in town!

We are beta testing a new podcasting app, Backpack Studio, the successor to Bossjock. Well, it crashed and we lost our first segment. So, I guess I’ll file a bug report….

We’re going to make art this afternoon. Me, Isabelle, Jon, Maddie and Ross. It will be inspired by Ross’s Mom Tammy who died a little over a year ago.

The grocery store was a nightmare, and holy crap is it hot in there.

The LCBO was not as bad.

Isabelle might be having a show soon!

Christmas Eve is our own tradition. Each of us makes a dish or two. This year it’s tapas.

Merry Christmas to all of you from the Michaud-Brodbeck family.

Episode 240 - Disgustingly Boring and Stupid


I fear this is the snow that stays until April.

Isabelle went to Sudbury yesterday with a friend to see some art. Specifically, the work of Benjamin Chee Chee. I’ve seen the pictures, it looks pretty great.

I was in meetings all day about a new initiative at work.

Remembrance Day is tomorrow. It is the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. It is also a day about the dead, not a day about ‘honouring those in uniform’. (To be clear, I have no problem with honouring those in uniform, it’s just not what November 11 is about). I also don’t care if it is now officially about that, I am a traditionalist.

We talked a bit about TV in our childhoods. Canadian TV was horrible then.