Bundle up, kids!  It’s cold outside.  It’s I’m-not-going-out-unless-I-absolutely-have-to cold.  And it’s going to get even colder.  I mean, come on!  What happened to the promise of global warming?  Spring in winter?  Summer in autumn?  A world safe from runaway icebergs and douchey ski pros.  More of this –

And less of this –

Despite the deep freeze, I did venture out tonight to join my buddy Ivon and actor Jeff Teravainen for dinner.  Some drinks, some burgers, some nice conversation, and we wrapped things up with an apple pie sundae and Jeff going to town on everyone’s fries.  I’m a big fan of the guy, and not just because he picked up the tab.

Tomorrow, it’s an early morning for Lulu and Suji who will be heading over to our new dogsitter’s place where they will be spending the night.  This will mark the first night Suji will be separated from Akemi since we adopted her last year.  She’s in great hands, but I’m very curious how she’s going to react.  She can be a little…testy.

While the dogs are away at the their B&B (Bed and Barkfest), Akemi and I are going to take the opportunity to take a quick trip to Montreal where we will spend tomorrow afternoon and Thursday morning checking out condos.  With my recent move cross-country, I thought it might be nice to have a pied-a-terre in the city of smoked meat and strippers.  Who knows?  Maybe we’ll end up neighbors of actor Anthony Lemke who now calls Montreal home.  Or, at least, Home A.

Only 19 reading days until the year draws to a close and really, when you think about it, it’s actually less than that as I’ll need to post my Best Books of 2017 blog entry before or by the 31st.  This was a pretty good reading year and, given the sheer volume, I suppose it makes sense.  I’m at 232 books on the year and want to hit 250 when all is said and done (A new record by the way).

There’s still time!  Recommend me a great book that was published in 2017.

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gforce

Spring? Dude, it’s not even Winter yet, technically! smile

No cold down here right now, we have a warm front passing through and it’s raining – getting rid of all our Christmas-ey snow that we got on the weekend. I’m not worried, there’s more where that came from.

Good luck with Suji and the sleepover! I’m sure she’ll be fine. She may not be happy, but she’ll be fine. smile

Jeff T does really seem to be an awesome guy.

Trev Friesen
Trev Friesen

So missing the left coast yet ?

KathyC

Well, for those who follow the meteorological seasons, it’s already winter. So spring is coming! You’re already 12 days into winter! That’s almost 2 weeks!

Christina Testa
Christina Testa

Thought you might like to know it’s overcast and a warm 29 degrees here in Brisbane, Australia right now! 😄

A little jealous you got to have dinner with Jeff and a little jealous he got to have dinner with you guys!

Happy reading only 28 books to go!

maggiemayday

It is cold here, but we are missing our snow. Valley inversion means bad air, I am not supposed to go outdoors unless I must.

Montreal was our first visit to Canada, a short day trip. We spent most of the day in the Pointe-à-Callière museum. I’m a sucker for archaeology.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Gforce is right. Suji will be fine but she probably won’t be happy. I just hope the dog sitter makes it. wink You didn’t mention Lulu. Is Lulu more laid back?

Good luck on those condos! I’m excited for you. Are you going to rent out the condo to friends?

John
John

Hi Joe You might try Daniel Griffin’s Two Roads Home. I haven’t read it, but the synopsis sounds intriguing.

ceresis64

Apple pie sundae #nomnom

Mitra
Mitra

“Smoked meat & strippers”🤔…reason enough to move 😤👍🏼

MaggieL80
MaggieL80

I too am jealous that you had dinner with Jeff. Terribly missing me some Anders, the Raza crew & DM verse! Looking forward to viewing your next endeavors.

That snowman is freaky! ⛄️