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The Other Side Of The Stories

February 28, 2012 1 comment

Just in case anyone was still out there reading this thing after months of neglect.  Heidi has started her own blog. You should read it, she is pretty awesome.

It is a little different than this one. I doubt there will be as detailed coverage about Double Down’s, Poutine and other delicious, heart stopping fare. Though she still does manage to cover me getting hurt and doing stupid things.

This is the first time she has publicly talked about the event that most changed our lives. It is a bit of therapy for her but well written and full of crazy medical info (don’t want to spoil it but she is pretty special and not in a good way).  Part 1 of this specific article is here.

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2010 in review

January 2, 2011 Leave a comment

(This is some automated report on my blog health.  I haven’t posted in a while so this seemed like a pretty cheap entry.  I love the google search terms.  Makes me proud.  Happy New Year! Your Pal Mike.)


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 78 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 317 posts. There were 51 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 10th with 80 views. The most popular post that day was Goodbye Mom.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for nice jugs, fungus in basement, skinwich, halton hills, and rim job.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Goodbye Mom July 2010


Funeral Details July 2010


Skinwich August 2010


It’s Not The Frig’n LOST Smoke Monster May 2010


Leaving The Citi To Get A RIM Job. November 2010

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Getting Back To It

July 19, 2010 1 comment

It has been a tough week and a half but I think things are getting better.  I think I am beyond the grief piece of loosing my mom (which was easily the most popular posting on this site by far, also the one I am most proud of, I think it turned out well).  I was also very sick (sorry for infecting anyone I touched recently) with both throat and sinus infections, but just about done my antibiotics and feeling much better.  I haven’t been particularly productive lately either but it is time to get back at it.

This morning I weighed in at 212.4lbs.  I have to think that my goal and money back guarantee are in jeopardy.  But this number really could be much worse considering my history of stress eating.  That all being said, I was back at the gym today and I am feeling pretty good.   Roughly 12lbs in 12 days seems like a bit of a stretch to do in a safe way, but with erratic weight loss/gains you never know.  I would be pretty happy at this point to make a couple of tubby guys pay me for out bet (205.6lbs) but I am going to work hard and eat well these 2 weeks and see what happens.

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Management On Vacation

June 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Sorry no updates this week. We are on vacation in Sherkston Shores. Spending a lot of time eating things I shouldn’t and sleeping. Consider this a warning for Monday’s weigh in. Being 199 for July may require amputation.

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Lemon Juice And Veggies

July 9, 2008 Leave a comment

Well we are just over a week in to our new eating lifestyle and I am down 13 pounds and Heidi 6.  Results motivate so we are feeling pretty good.  We are supposed to be off of meat for 3 weeks.  We made it through one full week.  We figure that was good, we consider ourselves more carnivore then omnivore.  We have had a little fish and chicken.

The softball team is doing well and we are having fun.  We are 9 weeks into the season and our record is a perfect 0-8 with a rain out.  We may not be setting the league on fire but I am sure we manage to have the most fun and set the record this week with the largest fan draw.  We filled both sets of bleachers and with 6+ mothers on hand we are most certainly Your Mom’s Favourite Team.

As far as the most important thing in my life … Travis’ development is coming along nicely.  Using a image of the classic Yin-Yarr symbol (sample below) he can easily identify a Ninja and a Pirate.  I am so proud.

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High And Inside

June 11, 2008 Leave a comment

I like to use this forum to let the world know about my great embarrassing moments.  There is something cathartic about it.  Well this one is a doozy.

During this weekends softball game I came up to the plate for my second at bat.  The bases were loaded and we were really in need of some runs (it was 3-0 for the other team in the bottom of the 3rd inning).  I managed to swing at several terrible pitches and I managed to strike out (the third out of the inning no less).  That’s right, I struck out in casual league softball.

I have brought shame to my family and friends.  Plus you my fans as well.  I apologize.  I know that is not enough but it is all I have.  If you want to stop following my blog now I will understand.

This now ranks as my most embarrassing moment.  Bumping, strolling out of the stall and realizing you have been taking a dump (sorry this may seem like a crass description but it is actually scientifically accurate) in the womans washroom of the public library.   Maybe one day I will weave you that fine tale.

– Casey

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3 Years And O-Fer

June 6, 2008 Leave a comment

It actually took a couple of emails from Mr. James Ward for me to realize the website/blog turned 3 years old this week (June 4th).  Where is the cake?  I love cake.  Now the lack of cake is making me sad.

Once again I probably should be apologising for not keeping up with posts but I am not going to.  How dare you judge me.  I guess I owe you your money back.  I still contend that this blog provides tremendous entertainment value for the dollar.

Life continues to be busy.  Travis is easily the funniest kid around.  As long as he isn’t funnier then I am, we won’t have to brawl.  I am once again just floating around at the same weight in the 250 area.  Again I will promise that I will re-focus myself on losing weight and living right. 

Our incredible softball team is 0-4 with a run differential of -46.  We are the team that is the best at losing holding down the 20th spot of 20 teams.  Our fielding is coming around and our bats are due so I am predicting a win this Sunday!  Word in the league is we are the team having the most fun.  I totally agree with general opinion.

TV has pretty much dried up.  American Gladiators, So You Think You Can Dance and Last Comic Standing are the shows helping me get through.  World Series Of Poker 2008 just started and has been pretty exciting. 


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