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HOT DAMN #35 — Learning First Aid

…A First Aid responder is to a paramedic, nurse, or doctor, what a McDonalds burger flipper is to a five-star, fine dining restaurant’s head chef. Still, First Aid tickled my fancy… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #34 — Prince Edward Island

My destination of choice? Somewhere quiet and without a lot of people. As my sister-in-law once said, “less socializing is best socializing.” Continue reading

HOT DAMN #33 — Families Getting Back Together

…My siblings in-law are pretty great. But, wouldn’t you know it, the two of them decided Southern Ontario was increasingly old hat, and so set off to explore the world… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #32 — Finding the Right Song at the Right Time

Just when you think you have your emotions in check, some unsuspecting song plays out over the radio that trips you up and makes you spill out all those silly feelings you thought you’d mastered. Turns out you hadn’t… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #31 — Being Introverted (And Keeping Quiet About It)

…Like geeks, introverts can now stand proud, confident in the knowledge that they’re not weird. No, sir – they’re just different, like Apple computers or something… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #30 — Icy Cold Lemonade

…I wasn’t the healthiest of kids. Instead of playing sports and not getting fat, I spent my summer afternoons poking a bear named Mr. Diabetes… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #29 — Workplace Injuries

…The truth is this: I kind of like the scars on my hands. I mean, in a strange and somewhat macabre sort of way, I’m almost proud of them… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #28 — Emergency Toilets

…The great thing about emergency toilets is that they’re there for you when you need them the most. Sure, it takes some courage to use them, but when you’re done, you have something cool to brag about to your friends… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #27 — CBC Radio One

…I’m not knocking music radio stations. I mean, come on — I love me my Rihanna (please don’t stop the music, am I right?)… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #26 — University Bathrooms

…A good student would have used that time to study; a bad student would have used that time to drink or make brownies or something. Me? I visited bathrooms… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #25 – The Silly Responses to the Gay Marriage Ruling

…their response to the same sex marriage ruling has been truly hilarious, ignorant, and painfully close to self-parody… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #24 – Winning The Lottery

If I live to be ninety, that’s sixty more years of life. Six million spread out over sixty years comes to one hundred thousand dollars per year. That, my friend, allows for some mighty comfortable living with a bit of a safety net … Continue reading

HOT DAMN #23 — Still Not Owning a Cellphone

In almost all circles, not owning a cellphone is like admitting that you’re a little slow because all your life you’ve been chewing on AAA batteries to ease your social anxiety… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #22 — The JURASSIC PARK Franchise

The original was the defining flick of my childhood. Forget Aladdin, forget Free Willy. It was Jurassic Park that made me the man I am today… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #21 — Tough Facebook Kids Who Hate Grammar

In some ways, I feel like I missed out. Thankfully, however, I have a much younger cousin who satisfies my need for such fun. He is in the prime of his adolescence and his Facebook posts are just the best… Continue reading

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