Monthly Archives: February 2012

Adventures in Haircuts


I finally got a haircut today after several months of shagginess. I am not really big on haircuts as you might surmise, maybe its a male thing or just a laziness thing or just simply, a thing. In any case, … Continue reading

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Running…again…sort of


I attempted a run today – almost 8 months after knee surgery and it was not brilliant. It is so depressing to be aching after 10-15 minutes when only 16 months ago I was able to run for 3-4h. Argh. … Continue reading

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Random Notes for a Monday


As for TV, I am still trying to catch up on Rescue Me (but I have a LONG way to go) and following Californication S05 and Justified S03 and really enjoying them. I tried a new show yesterday, Hou$e of … Continue reading

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TV Series: Rescue Me S01 – Tommy’s Demons Post-911


I recently heard of the Denis Leary show Rescue Me and despite being a whopping 7 seasons behind, decided to check it out. Despite my initial skepticism that the show would be harping on the whole 9-11 thing (and, of … Continue reading

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Travelling with kids, or, parental stamina


I may not have mentioned our night train coming down for Montgenèvre for our ski vacation. It was a trip during which my son slept in his own bunk, my daughter with my wife, and myself in my own bunk … Continue reading

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News from Sun Village III – all good things come to and end


So, the ski vacation is coming to an end. There is this melancholy that hits me at the end of these vacations. Perhaps it is the sudden drop in adrenalin after 6 days of snowboarding or just the groan of … Continue reading

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It’s rough being a kid


As you can perhaps see if you look right in the middle of this picture, my kid was NOT enjoying the kid’s carnival during our vacation. He willingly went to the evening sessions where they “practiced” their pseudo dance routine … Continue reading

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News from Sun Village II – ups and downs of vacation with kids


Somewhere between heaven and hell lies the place where you are on vacation with your wife and kids but cannot find that sweet spot of physical exhaustion from snowboarding and the pleasure of parenting. I mean that I am enjoying … Continue reading

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TV Series: Californication S04 – Hank hits bottom


Californication has certainly taken the Hank character through loads of shit, but nothing as dark as in S04. With a rape trial pending and his true love definitively drifting away, Hank sinks deeper and deeper into self-pity and alcoholism. The … Continue reading

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News from Sun Village


In my never-ending quest to bring you entertaining writing and amusing travel advice, I thought I’d wrote from my bunk-bed here at the Village de Soleil next to Montgenevre in the Southern Alps. You may recall that last year I … Continue reading

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