Category Archives: List

10 Unique All-Inclusive Ideas

As I mentioned in a recent post, as fun as they are, most all-inclusives basically feature the same type of amenities at their core – a handful of buffet and a la carte restaurants, pools and beaches, bars and night clubs, poolside games and nighttime shows. That made me think about what some resorts have […]

10 Random Memories From My First All-Inclusive Vacation, Oceano Palace, Mazatlan, Mexico

I’m a fairly obsessive journal keeper (less so since I’ve become an obsessive blogger) 😉 so, as we get closer to another all-inclusive adventure, it was fun to go back and re-read my entries from when Shea and I went to our first all-inclusive – the Oceano Palace in Mazatlan in 2000. (I’m also an […]

86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

  Another thing I’m going to miss about Obama is that, unlike Cheeto Jesus, Obama was actually a reader. For the record… 1. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer 2. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez 3. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing 4. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston 5. Brown Girl Dreaming, […]

10 Best Nicknames for @realdonaldtrump

Trump is infamous for giving catchy nicknames to his political opponents.  Both others have returned the favour… Cheeto Jesus Trumpster Fire The Talking Yam Fuckface Von Clownstick Short-Fingered Vulgarian Pissident of the United States Hair Hitler Trumplethinskin Forrest Trump Putin’s Puppet

The Most Anticipated New Releases of 2017

Now that 2016 is over, it’s time to look forward to what 2017 will bring. Releases.com is a site that gives the release dates of upcoming movies, video games and TV shows while also letting users rate their anticipation for various releases, create a personal calendar and more. Releases.com doesn’t feature books unfortunately but lots […]

2016 End of Year Memes: Got Older, Got Snipped, Got Infected, Got Our Car Written Off

1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? I thought it would happen when I turned 40 but I think it took me a few extra years to finally accept that I am now officially middle-aged.  Why?  This year I had a very special operation to ensure Pace and Sasha are […]

First Lines From My First Blog Post In Every Month of 2016

  I love how randomly collecting the first lines of my first post of every month ends up giving a pretty good overview of what was happening in my life and the wider world over the past 12 months. Here’s 2016… January – “Back from a week in Cuba and I have this song stuck […]

What Are The “Best of the Best” Books of 2016?

The end of the year is one of my favourite times of the year for a whole host of reasons – it being Christmas is obviously a big one and the excitement of New Year’s as well. But I also love all the “Best of” lists at the end of the year and especially those […]

10 Crucial Decisions in the 2016 Election That Reshaped America

No matter who wins elections, it’s often the behind-the-scenes articles and books that come out afterwards that are the most interesting in revealing the strategies, infighting and plain lucky breaks that make things go well or go, well, just about as bad as they went for Hillary Clinton a month ago. This is a very […]

Shitty News Countdown

10. Buying a drink at a local drug store recently, I got asked if I qualified for the “55+ Senior Discount”?  (Apparently I should’ve bought a kit to dye this 43 year old’s grey beard!) 9. The Sask Party has announced a massive one billion dollar deficit which echoes the fiscal mismanagement of Brad Wall’s […]