January 2018 – That was Fast

Things I was supposed to do in January:

  • Activate gym membership
  • Start going to gym
  • Look into puppers

Things I got done in January:

  • Looked at pictures of puppers

That was certainly a productive month. That’s not to say I didn’t actually get things done, just that none of the things I got done were for myself.

2018 is off to a great start as far as work is concerned. Good things are happening and I’m always busy without being overwhelmed. We’ve outlined a handful of projects we’ll be working towards and have also outline some professional development as well.

On the not-work-related front, not much progress has been made. Throughout January I’ve got up, gone to work, come home, and then done.. Not much of anything. Which isn’t really a bad thing, it’s just not what I’ve been wanting. So here’s how I’m going to change that:

  • Activate gym membership – I’m going to do this todaytomorrow. It’s already paid for, I just need to go there and get the tag thing.
  • Running shoes – I need some footwear so I can actually go to said gym
  • Gym after work; Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Not starting off too extreme, to build the habit that going to the gym is a thing I do I’m going to start off by spending ~ 1 hour walking on an inclined treadmill. I’ll listen to books/podcasts/binge TV/play Switch. Right now this is about building the habit of going to the damn place

As for the pupper, I’m still looking into things. I don’t want to put a timeline on this, for better or worse, but it’s not something I’m going to let fall to the wayside either.

The takeaway here is that I HAVE followed through with a monthly update. So I got that going for me, which is nice.

Anyway, here’s February’s cover photo:

Looking Back at 2017 or: Old Excuses, New Excuses

Observant readers may notice that there was no 2016 recap post. That would be an accurate observation. Truth be told I did start composing last year’s recap, but didn’t actually get around to finishing or posting it. Life sorta crept up and to be perfectly honest I’ve been a little narrow sighted over the past year. I was able to accomplish a lot this past year, almost all of it work related. I’ve found a lot of success this year, my career is growing, but I’ve also neglected myself somewhat.

The short of it is that I’m working in my field at a company where I’ve got great opportunities to make positive change, I’m living comfortably in a city brimming with cool things (that I really need to get out and experience more often), and I’m easily in the worst shape of my life. 2/3 ain’t bad.

Winnipeg Winniwedding Time Lapse

And here it is! 5,911 frames documenting delays, travel, reunions, and a wedding!

This was a really fantastic trip and it was great to see everyone back together again. It’s been a long time since we’ve all been in once place together and it can’t happen again soon enough.

Shave and a Haircut

Wedding season is upon us once again. To get ready, Will (the groom) and I went and got ourselves some fancy shaves. Naturally, my GoPro was running. Enjoy!

Shave and a Haircut


Everything is better in gif format!


Be sure to check out the rest of the highlights from the trip in this gallery!


I seriously can’t get enough of this album

Annual Look Back, 2015 Edition

It’s new years again, and you know what that means? Annual blog update!

2015 was a whirlwind, I’m sure I did more things than I can remember. It’s often the case. That’s kind of the flaw of only writing once a year. But I think it’s also a testament to just how busy I’ve been this year, even if I wanted to write I don’t think I would have had much time to. 2015 was full of things, experiences, assignments, people,  and adventure. It certainly feels like I’ve had less time in a given day, but it also feels that during this past year I’ve gotten more done in any given day than I have ever before. If 2015 could be summed up by a single word, it would be “productive”.

Let’s break it down. 

The Bridge Is Out!

While playing GTA V this evening I discovered that Windows 10 can automatically keep the last 30 seconds of gameplay while playing any game. You know what that means? Shenanigans.

2015 Approaches; resolutions, reflections, revelations

2015 is quickly approaching, so it’s time for my semi-annual list of resolutions and/or stuff I’m going to work on improving in the next year. Let’s go.

  • Take a walk each day or at least seriously consider it
  • Don’t spend too much time wearing pants
  • Maybe gain a couple kilo’s
  • Take every opportunity as a reason to give up
  • Don’t let anything get in the way of eating an entire carton of ice cream in one sitting
  • Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and just focus on butts
  • See the world through the magic of the Internet
  • Spend more time doing what really matters – Watching Netflix
  • Forget past mistakes and press on to make newer, greater mistakes
  • Stop making resolutions, just get out there and start eating cheese

Thanks For Calling Tech Support

This call may be recorded for comedic purposes
Stevenger: Thank you for contacting [REDACTED], my name is Stevenger, how can I help you today?
ManBehindSentry: yeah hi… um… my toaster won’t turn on…
Stevenger: Alright sir, thanks for contacting me. I understand that you’re having an issue with your toaster, is that correct?
ManBehindSentry: yes.
ManBehindSentry: fix it.
Stevenger: Alright no problem, we can get this sorted out for you but first I just need to ask a few questions to gather a little information.
Stevenger: Can I start by getting your first and last name, as well as your phone number in case this call is disconnected?
ManBehindSentry: *pieces
ManBehindSentry: ManBehindSentry
ManBehindSentry: [REDACTED]
ManBehindSentry: [REDACTED]
ManBehindSentry: now… can you fix the limp bread situation?
Stevenger: Thanks Tristan, I can certainly understand how your situation may be frustrating
ManBehindSentry: damn straight…
Stevenger: Alright, can I get the model of your toaster?
ManBehindSentry: sure…
ManBehindSentry: [REDACTED]
ManBehindSentry: would a picture help?
Stevenger: That’s alright sir, I can pull up all the information on your toaster from our database, just give me one moment while that loads for me
Stevenger: I’m sorry to hear that, sir. I can assure you that these toasters are designed to function for an extended period of time.
Stevenger: Alright, I’ve got the information in front of me
Stevenger: Now, you mentioned that it isn’t working? Could you give me a few more details about your issue?
ManBehindSentry: sure.
ManBehindSentry: want just the play by play?
Stevenger: That would be fine, sir
ManBehindSentry: so i wake up next to my bitch wife.
ManBehindSentry: put on some pants.
ManBehindSentry: realize they are to damn small
ManBehindSentry: so i take off the pants
ManBehindSentry: mozy on over to YOUR DAMN TOASTER
ManBehindSentry: and stick in 2 limp ass pieces of bread.
ManBehindSentry: when low and behold.
ManBehindSentry: it exploded the previous night from when i stuck a fork into it trying to get out my fucking quarter.
ManBehindSentry: now am i going to be compensated or not?
Stevenger: I’m sorry to hear about your issue, sir
ManBehindSentry: i would also like to issue a complaint… i was storeing my ammuntion in there… so the damn kids won’t get at it… kids can’t play with loaded guns… that’s just stupid i let em play with my unloaded guns.
Stevenger: Unfortunately [REDACTED] cannot be held liable for instances of misuse or accidental damage, so I am unable to offer you any further support with this particular toaster. However, I am authorized to offer you a coupon for up to 15% off your next purchase of a [REDACTED] toaster at participating retailers around the nation. Would you be interested in this offer?
ManBehindSentry: and now i have no ammo.
ManBehindSentry: can i speak to your manager?
ManBehindSentry: i ain’t accepting no coupon… until i speak to your manager first.
Stevenger: Just one moment sir, I’ll see if someone is available. Would you mind if I placed you on hold for 2-3 minutes while I looked into that for you?
ManBehindSentry: sure…
ManBehindSentry: enjoy your job while you still have it.
Stevenger: Thank you, sir, your words of encouragement are the reason I look forward to speaking with fine individuals such as yourself
Stevenger: *click*
ManBehindSentry: …
ManBehindSentry: this has been more then 2-3 minutes…
ManBehindSentry: does no one run [REDACTED]?
Stevenger: I’m sorry, your call has been discunnected. If you’d like to place a call, please hangup and try again.
ManBehindSentry: …
ManBehindSentry: BETTY GET ME MY GUN

Self Portrait – 2014

It’s a wet Saturday afternoon and I’ve been procrastinating. But at least I’ve got something to show for it.

Self – 2014-07-19 by SteveZed on deviantART

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