Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's been a slice, kisses to all

Here it is finally, the last blog post for this here blog. It's been coming for a while really, and it feels like a good time to close the story arc, at least here. I'll still be around on Facebook although I don't post much there either. I guess my heart's just not that into it anymore. My creative energies are going more toward work, which is a good thing. I found a website copying program that allowed me to download my entire blog to my hard drive. So now if the blog disappears (I'm not planning to delete it just yet) I'll still be able to have it as a keepsake. I want to thank everyone who participated over the last 6 and a half years (the longest thing I've stuck to so far save Serge) as it really wouldn't have been the same without you. If for nothing else, I've made some cool connections and ended up with a really neat scrapbook of sorts. I am very grateful for that. Enough! This is a blog post so let's get to it. First up, Serge's little project:


Serge made a solar panel out of beer cans, and the darn thing really works! In direct sunlight, the air coming out at the top reaches 200 degrees F! Unfortunately, we don't get very much sun in the winter when the device would be most useful. Air comes in at the bottom and rises through the cans and comes out at the top. Cool huh?


Here's the Canadian news with another example of why we scratch our heads over the bitter acrimony in Washington over taxes. So we see in Quebec (the most highly taxed district in North America), every dollar earned above $127,021 is taxed at 48.2% whereas the top tax rate in the US happens after income of $380,034 and is taxed at 43.2%. Denmark looks frightening though don't you think?


I wouldn't be right to end things without our favorite pooch now would it? He's all curled up in bed after a hard day of running in the park and begging for treats. Good night sweet Georgie.

Love to all and have a wonderful life! XOXOXOXOXOXO

47 comments:

Kelly said...

Dammit!! Two of you in one day calling it quits! I refuse!! But only wish the best for you...

John Gray said...

best wishes

Greg said...

I still only say I'm on hiatus, though its been six months. We'll see.

If you are truly done for all time (and even if we discover eventually that you are not), it's been most grand and I thank you for bringing us into your lives. See you on Facebook and - hopefully before too much longer - in PTown!

Peace, love, puppies and flowers to you always!

Jay Simser said...

Even though your postings had gotten less frequent I still looked forward to them. If you are ever in Ames, Iowa stop by for a visit. Bon Voyage. Good luck and Merci for all the great writing.

JustAMike said...

Awww. I just started following you (I'm new to the blogoshpere). I was so excited to find a gay Canadian blogger. All the best!

Mike.

ps: what's that program called? I'd like to check it out.

Rox said...

And not even one poop mention...it's a good thing you're quitting this because you've TOTALLY lost your edge! :o)

I knew this day was coming and still it sucks but I get it.

For the record, you're the best writer in my blog reader, one of the first I click on when there are updates. I'm going to miss your zany antics, but I won't, really, because I gained a friend and we'll stay in touch.

Love you!

Rox said...

P.S. They say the Danish people are the happiest people in the world. I think it's because they get 5 years of Maternity leave or something and the government pretty much dotes on it's people. I think I learned that on Oprah.

don said...

No more Georgie porn? Sigh

Nik_TheGreek said...

All the best to you, Gerge and Grorgie... thank you for keeping us company. You will be missed

Maurice said...

Nooooooooo !!!!!

I felt for a while that you would be coming to this decision. While I don't like it, I totally respect and understand your reasons for coming to this point.

And who knows? Maybe in 6 months (or whenever), you'll feel the urge to start up this blog again. But thank you for the 6-plus years you've given us all. :)

Snooze said...

Has it really been 6 and a half years? Wow. Great to have gotten to know you via your writing. I hope you do drop in on the rest of us now and again, but I think that most bloggers seem to be winding down.

breenlantern said...

Everything has an end. Thanks for sharing with us as long as you did.

Jason said...

Thanks for all your fun posts and pictures.

Cameron said...

You've been the best blog writer on my list, and I've greatly enjoyed reading your adventures for the past few years.

Best wishes to you, Serge and Georgie.

Please let me know if you ever change your mind and start blogging again. Stranger things have happened!

Take care of each other.

Jim said...

It's been a pleasure meeting you! All the best for the future.
Jim

mom of 2 said...

I've been lurking for a few years now...I found you through Rox. I'll miss your blog!

chrissa

Cubby said...

I'll miss you very much. I hope you change your mind.

David said...

Peace. Have fun, you'll be missed.

LSL said...

Jeeeeeez. I hate seeing you go - it's just not going to feel right not getting to peek inside your and Serge's lives (and Georgie's!) and know what you all are up to. I wish you guys lots of great vacations and I hope to see you around here again at some point :) xo

Will said...

Thanks for your writing.

Be well.

wcs said...

Really enjoyed "getting to know you" as it were. Will miss reading about you, Serge, and Georgie. Cheers!

Brigitta said...

How sad. I will miss you and Georgie. I always enjoyed reading your posts. Please let me know just in case you feel like starting blogging again. I would be the first follower! Tons of luck to you, Serge and Georgie!

irisgirl said...

Not what I wanted to read 1st thing on a monday morning! I shall miss your wonderful blog, and peering into your world with Serge and Georgie and your other cast of characters.

Thank you for several years of delightful reading. I wish you and your family all the best!

Anonymous said...

So very sad but change is the nature of life and it was a pleasure to read your blog for the past 4 yrs or so. Wow, hate that we missed seeing yall when we visited Montreal last October, but sure did enjoy your site-seeing recommendations TREMENDOUSLY. If you ever find yourselves in the North Carolina area, please let us know..would love to show yall around. All the best, kev

Mark My Words said...

Thanks for sharing your life with us all these years. I'm gonna miss your blogging. Best wishes to you, Serge and Georgie. Mmmmmmmwwaaaaa.

S said...

A few things...

That website sounds perfect for me to scrapbook all my old posts (as I've been around for about the same time as you).

You'll be back, in some form. Maybe not now, or 6 months, but someday.

And, we'll miss you. How else will we survive without your bits and pieces (you know what I mean)?

art said...

I'm really gonna miss this. best wishes to you and serge and georgie.

GayProf said...

Sorry to lose your blog. It has been really great reading your ideas and laughing over your quirky sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your life stories and pictures.....I will miss this blog so much. I followed your blog since the beginning when I worked in Calgary until I got transferred to Dallas, Texas. Thanks for all your time and energy to make this blog so much interesting. Will check again next time just in case you changed your mind. From now......I will say "Au Revoir" and best of luck!!!

Anonymous said...

I will especially miss the photos of Georgie!

Best wishes.

Anonymous, too said...

As Sean Connery learned, "Never Say Never Again" -- or you might find yourself remaking "Thunderball".

At least, consider blogging just every now and then, when you've really got some news. Like you winning that cooking contest. Georgie being nominated for an Oscar. Serge revealing all his secrets to looking so young. . .

Even if you don't blog again, thanks for some wonderful writing, hilarious stories, and good laughs. A tip of the hat to all the supporting cast -- the parents, the students, the foodservice staff, and the renters (even Nude Dancer).

Take care of yourselves. I'll miss y'all.

Rick said...

I'm sorry to see you go. Thank you for writing. I'm glad I stumbled upon you. No offense but every time I come across a funny poop story I think of you. : )

Best of luck to you. See you on FB.

Blobby said...

There are no words (no pun intended). I am glad to have connected through your blog. I am glad we had an opportunity to meet bc of it.

Good luck. Be good. Be good to Serge and Georgie.

Buddy Bear said...

Best wishes and good luck! There are not enough gay Canadian bloggers, so you will be doubly missed by me.

Jess said...

Goodnight, Georgie! And thanks for all the wonderful posts over the years!

Sunshine said...

You guys will be sorely missed. :(

Maurice said...

I miss your blog already even though you only wrote once a week by the end. :) (or should that be :( )

Deschanel Belvoir said...

Oh sigh- I understand, but will miss you guys. I really enjoyed just checking in once a week, to see what the nice couple was up to. I wish you and Serge nothing but the best, huge love to you! And thank you.


(And I must confess.. I was the one who first mentioned the poop topic recurring, after I had read your archives.Gorget which name I used. Was mortified that you mentioned my mentioning it, and it became a running thing! But, what gracious humor you showed, you're a gentleman and a damned good guy. Will miss your writing, but appreciated the time you took to share your life. Bon voyage!)

Birdie said...

Oh, sweetie, I read this and sighed. I loved reading your blog, having come in about four years ago, I think. It felt like you were chatting with me across the table and sharing your daily life, filled with interesting tidbits, great pictures and a lot of laughs. We will all miss you greatly.

Should you ever get the urge to post, please please do! I'm not deleting the link. Love to you, Serge, and Georgie.

Anonymous said...

It is not an end but a beginning. I will miss your videos and pictures of georgie boy. I have never and will never get to Canada but you made me feel welcome. Ed

Phronk said...

It's been a slice! Nothing lasts forever I suppose, and it's good to hear that your creative energy is going somewhere else that's productive. I'll see you around the internet.

Anonymous said...

i just looked today! glad i did!, we'll have to skype again:)
thanks for the fun, LOVE DONNA

brian said...

Isisgirl and Blobby said it better,
but I am better because of your blog.

DeepBlue said...

Bonne chance à vous deux!
Hugs
Jon

Anonymous said...

You know you'll be back! ;-)

Thanks for all the knish!

xoxox

Dave said...

I only found you a year ago, but have really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for letting us into your lives.

Julie said...

I will miss you :)