It wasn’t raining when I left my apartment, but I brought my hat anyway. I’ve been in Vancouver just under a month, but that’s long enough to figure that you’re going to get rain on the way there or on the way home. Probably both.
It’s been a productive week. I’ve performed my first set of stand-up comedy, had some writing projects take off in a big way (details coming in the future), and I’ve changed up my routes for afternoon walks and commuting.
I have to admit that I sorta like wearing a moustache. As much as I’m looking forward to growing my beard back in December, there’s a serious temptation on my part to just grow this out into the most walrus-ey monster of a ‘stache that I’m capable of cultivating.
There’s not much more to say at the moment. If you haven’t had a chance to check out some of this month’s posts, you can view my thoughts on the downward spiral that is The Simpsons, and see what all the fuss over Toronto hip hop artist AndrewLIVE’s new album is about.
As before, you can check out my Movember profile and donate to the cause here.
- My story “A Cold Night, Dead Past” will be featured in Palladium Books’ The Rifter #64, hopefully being released in the next couple of weeks. I’m waiting with baited breath.
- A new post on Tuesday, December 3 – as well as another end-of-Movember update on Friday, November 29.
- More news as it becomes available!
There’s a bit to cover this update, so I’ll get right to it.
First, I was lucky enough to sit in with 3Men2Souls for another of their podcasts earlier this month. We had a great time trying to figure out how the multiverse theory allows us to blame all possible problems on our friend Nick Brodie, as well as cracking each other up to no end. I don’t think we really discussed anything, but damn was it ever fun. You can find it, and many more of their episodes, here.
Next, The Rifter #64 is now available for pre-order on Palladium Books’ website! My story ‘A Cold Night, Dead Past’ will feature in this issue, and I couldn’t be more excited. Working with the fine folks at Palladium like Wayne Smith, as well as the legendary Kevin Siembedia, is a dream come true. I’ll post another update when the issue ships, but you can order yours now here!
I’ll be attending the Detroit Fanfare convention in Dearborn, MI this weekend (Oct. 26-7), so if you’re in the area send me an email and maybe I’ll see you there! Look for the Palladium Books booth, since I’ll most likely be nearby kissing Siembedia’s feet.
Finally, there’s a few new posts incoming over the next few weeks. I have a lot of work ahead of me and behind me, meaning sporadic updates are the name of the game right now. However, I’m really excited about some of the projects I’m currently working on, and can’t wait to share more of them with you as they develop. For now, I’ll just say that over the next month or so I’m tentatively planning to include:
- An article or articles regarding several shows and events in Toronto I’ve attended recently.
- A Movember marathon chronicling my soon-to-be-shorn beard’s triumphant return (after a moustachioed detour).
- Some music review/interviews with a couple of local Toronto artists
- Maybe even more…
First and foremost, let me get it out of the way: somewhere along the line in the past few years, I became a hipster (of sorts; let me explain).