Archive for July, 2010


Friday, July 30th, 2010


This is a couple of days old, but still worth mention.

Roy Halladay pitched another full game on Wednesday . . . Held the D-Backs to two runs and tallied up more than 100 strikeouts. — Not really, he struck out nine batters — Halladay is a machine.

Friday with Bruuks: Big summer movie spoiler Alert

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Spoiler Alert:

It is my opinion that the spinning top falls.


Friday, July 30th, 2010

This has been making the rounds. It is good. And delicious.

The Mast Brothers from The Scout on Vimeo.

It’s 9am and I want chocolate.

Mat Hoffman.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

What else can be said about Mat Hoffman?

Watch these edits and get back to me.


Look out for “The Birth of Big Air”

Go to for more videos.

This Colour.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010


My Lady Friend had the January 1991 issue of House & Garden (With Audrey Hepburn on the cover) lying around the house one day . . . This magazine was the inspiration for the Awesome Internet Site colour palette.


Thursday, July 29th, 2010


Classic and Awesome.


Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Aubrey is my neighbour and age has, more or less, forced him into retirement. In the warmer months he can be found nearly every morning on his back deck, lounging with his dogs, a cup of coffee and a cigarette.

When I am fetching my bicycle from the shed in the back garden, he will ask:

“Off to work”?
“Yes” I reply.
“Must be nice” He tells me.

The grass is always greener.

Callahan Auto.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Here is the true version of events:

A few months ago I got drunk and ended up registering a domain name — Which is always a good idea. I have been hoping to launch this new website ever since.

This, my friends, is what it looks like when our dreams become reality.

See what I am talking about here.

Ontario Place.

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Rather excited about this new Ontario Place redesign The Globe and The Star have been writing about . . .

Like most people my age who grew up in, or in my case down the QEW from, Toronto, Ontario Place is responsible for more than a few great childhood memories.

The first time I saw the the Cinesphere, it looked like the future — of course, at the time I had no idea it was built in the 60′s, which was very much in the past.

Hopefully something cool happens there.

Friday with Bruuks – Sixty Years

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

My grandparents were married in the year 1950. Tomorrow we’re having a party to celebrate their sixty years of marriage. That is a pretty awesome heritage to have. I have no idea on the statistics of achieving this milestone, but I suspect they are in a rare category of longevity. I admire them both in so many ways. Even in their 80′s they joke around with each other, play jokes on each other, and try to sneak extra cookies or dessert. My grandfather still works in the woodshop, making all kinds of creations – furniture, toys, carvings – despite his failing eyesight. My grandmother still volunteers in a few different ways, giving of herself as she always has. I don’t think she knows any other way to live. They raised seven kids. I don’t even know how many grandchildren they have (23?), and at least 6 great grandchildren as well. They are rich with family.
Sixty Years. I can’t fathom that length of time, but I’m sure the time has just flown by for them.