Friday, September 23, 2005

End of summer

Alas another summer has officially come and gone. Last year was the summer of pink well this year was the summer of the flip flop and the lacy tops.

You know the flip flop, the flippit to the flippit the flip flip flop and it just don't stop. Sorry couldn't resist. But seriously this summer it seemed like the flip flops were out in full force. A lot more than previous summers. Every man jack was wearing flip flops. Well every man jack besides me that is. I man never get with the flip flops or sandals just not my style.

And then there were the lacy tops. Oh my! This summer the in thing for the girls was the lacy tops which looked more like lingerie, more like they should have been worn in the bedroom as opposed to on the street. Not that I'm going to complain, to each his/her own, I'm just saying it was kind of interesting walking down the street feeling like I was in my own personal Victoria Secrets show. Yeahhhh baby!

On a totally different topic I believe I saw someone with piercings in the back of their neck, just below the hair line today on the subway. I've seen face, body, ears but never back of the neck before. It was rather disturbing and looked painful. Ouch!

Anyway this summer was a bit different for me as it was my first summer spent in the wild burbs of Scarborough aka Farborough aka Scarberia, in my own house dealing with house issues as opposed to apartment issues. I much prefer apartment issues I must say, where's the super when you need one lol.

Still the wife said I've adapted to the handy man role quite well. I guess its just a matter of my motto being if it has to be done and you can do it then do it even if you're never done it before. Of course I'm the rather fearless handyman except for things electrical. I've been known to not use gloves with all sorts of crazy chemical stuff, one of these days I'm going to mess around and dissolve off my fingers or something. I think its cause I am accustomed to as a kid helping my dad do stuff and he never wore gloves. Only thing is today's cleaners and thinners and stuff seem to be way more strong than the ones I remember as a kid. Hmmm maybe the warning industrial strength signs should have been a giveaway but bah who reads that ish lol.

I remember quite a few years back when I was doing a weekend job finishing a deck for someone. Did the whole job and then went to clean out the brushes. Not even sure what solution I was using but I thought oh I can just easily put my hands in here and just try and clean out some of the bristles. Nope, it started as a slight tingle, hey that means its working in shampoo terms right, umm no that means that my hands are going to be on fire in 2 minutes and will burn like I dipped them into hell 's deepest pits for the next hour. Well I learned my lesson there but its not the lesson you would think I should have learned. Lesson learned was if you're going to burn off your fingers make sure you do it on your own project instead of crap for other people.

Hmm come to think of it maybe its a good idea I stay away from the electrical stuff. I can just see myself randomly touching exposed wires saying 'no that's not liiiiiiivvvveeee!' and ending up with Don King's hair.

Anyway living so far from downtown is weird though. As a man who has always lived closed to the centre of things all his life its an interesting transition to being this far away from downtown but still no complaints lets just say that a brother learned a lot about skunks, dandelions, raccoons and seeding lawns all within the short space of time.

All in all I cant really complain about this summer when I think of it. It was hotter than last year so I definitely wouldn't complain about the weather and although I didn't get any major time off work I still had time to do a few useful things and enjoy some summer events. Of course that whole month lost to pan practice is just a blur but besides that or rather even including that things were pretty decent this summer.

Anyhow, think I'm running out of things to chat and I'm just not feeling in a sharing mood these days, been depressed and life and Toronto or life in Toronto is getting to me so I'm considering a blog hiatus for a while. Or maybe I'll start to recycle the blogs. I know there are some hilarious ones most of you guys haven't seen yet. We'll see how that works. lol. Still since I haven't given you guys anything funny to read lately the least I can do is link you guys to Thykness' site which has a hilarious post about waxing.

Until the next blog stay safe and have a great weekend.

21 comments:

Sunshine said...

Hi Jdid-Handyman 101 fe true. You'll learn stuff you didn't even know existed when you own your own home. And electrical stuff-forget about that. Get a professional! Anyway, have a great weekend.

Dr. D. said...

Careful with what shyte you put dem hands into JDid. Or, you may haffi fly me up to TDot one day to do a consult when some household cleaner decides to make the skin of your hands into suppem akin to Tales from the Crypt! Like I always say....wear de rubbers...everytime!;-)

You are not allowed a blog hiatus, it will represent a breach of contract...when that happens nuh gratuity naw pay! :-)

Enjoy de weekend.

Scratchie said...

Hey JDid...just a phase we all go through...enjoy the weekend

Thykness said...

Hey Baby!!

You are too much...And yes I know you were laughing at yours truly!!! But hey, at a time like this in the world we ALL can use a good laugh....Even if it is at each others expense! LOL..To be honest...I am still shaking my head at myself! LOL...

Luke Cage said...

Ohh yeah man. You learn to start to appreciate all of those home improvement shows with their cool electrical tutorials. Before long, you become your own mr. Handiman or mr. Fixit like the wifey likes to call me. But, if you're like me, avoid electricity at all costs. Have a great weekend Jdid.

Campfyah said...

Jdid the Handyman can start his own Bajan Home Improvement show starting T-Dot Jdid.

Relas for a few days and come again, it must be the change of seasons that has you depressed.

SP said...

The trick to electrical work is to first make sure you shut off the power. And you have to do it yourself just so you won't get upset at anyone else if you get shocked! I think you can handle it.

End of summer got you down? Take some time with wifey and come back when you are ready.

~b*b~ said...

well peeps will miss you if you go on hiatus, but do your thang - there's def. more to life than blogging.

Abeni said...

Cheer up son

Lene said...

dammit! why is everyone retiring and ish? why, j dizzle, why?

Brotha Buck said...

I'm with you on the flip flop thing. I only do shoes. Anyway, well see about that blog break. Betcha won't make if past a couple days. Ha!

LivingSingle said...

Man, I hope you get past what you're going through because I really like reading your blog. But really, keep your head up :)

brooklyn babe said...

Hey babes, think the seasonal change, affects alot of ppl, when they feel its time to "hibernate" for a bit, and work on your, or just "regroup." So as long as you don't put your head in your butt like me... you cool *wink*

Mad Bull said...

Heres my recommendation: You don't have to GENERATE a post entirely by yourself everytime. That can burn you out. Anyway, take a break if you wanna, but be sure to wheel and come again.

Safa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. Yes, the end of summer. My favorite season is beginning...fall. I'm so excited.

princessdominique said...

J--I go through those moments too when I don't want to share. I think its the weather. I was born here but my mom (a Bajan) has it bad with cold weather changing her mood. She grew up in a warm climate her entire life. Make sure you enjoy the sun when its out and turn on the lights when you're home...we wouldn't want you sitting in the dark.

Echo said...

I don't know about the rest, but I found this post funny. I loved the flip flops--I don't do them either, but I will wear the hell out of a pair of sandals.

Ohhh and the Don King line had me laffin out loud.

Please don't stay gone long.

Shotta M said...

I find so many of your posts funny. Life has these cycles where people feel low; hang in there man. Understand if you need to take a break but there is much love and respect for you here in the blogosphere. Hope inspiration and happiness presents itself soon again in your life.

Stunner said...

I hate flip-flops, can't get used to having that annoying thing between my toe.

I remember my summer job too. That was an experience, my first taste of confinement. It was an office job in a bank couldn't take the confinment. Still have an office job but I have freedom to take a walk.

I don't have winter to prepare for but I will miss the long days. But I don't mind the cooler weather in the winter months.

EJ Flavors said...

man, just make sure you come back, ya hear?! i've been starting to keep tabs on you!

YingYang said...

Rest up, free the mind, take some time. See you back soon. (I'll miss you)