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Hi guys! Did you miss me?

I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus. But not to worry, I’m still here, being amused and delighted by the small things in life.

Like, for example, Doggles. Now, I did not know that this superb invention existed until last week when my good friend Mr. Fox (that’s President Fox to you) texted to let me know that he had just run into a dog wearing goggles. He tried to snap a photo for me but alas the good fellow had continued on his merry way by that point and the Fox didn’t want to harass him on the street like a paparazzo.

Fortunately there are many photos of Doggles online.


Be cool, dudes!


Skillin’ Not Illin’: An Affirmation

I visited my naturopath recently and we were talking about stress and the toll that it takes on the human body. It’s true y’all: STRESS KILLS. You heard it here first. MSkillz, M.D.

Anyway, she suggested that amongst other things, a good thing to do each day is to make a list of 5 things that you are grateful for. So, I figured that today’s a good day to start! Here’s my list.

  • 1. I am grateful for this website. It has been here for me through the good and the bad. And if I do say so myself, I think I’ve put together a pretty special little world here. Which leads me to my next item…
  • 2. I am grateful for my utterly superb support staff here at Mental Skillness HQ. From Thaddeus (the best office manager anyone could wish for) to the Duck, Blape, Mr. Messy, the Friendly Monster, and President Fox…I couldn’t do it all without these guys.
  • 3. I am grateful for who I am. I am also grateful for who I am not. I will leave it at that.
  • 4. I am beyond grateful for my amazing friends and family. These stellar people are worth their weight in gold. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
  • 5. I am grateful for music. As Bob Marley once said, “Music is everything”. I couldn’t agree more.

And here’s a song for you!

Thank You

You guys. It’s December 31st, which means that this is my last blog post of the year. I’ve made it through almost an entire year of posting an entry every day (well…ahem, sometimes I would skip a day or two and have to catch up — but that was the exception rather than the rule :)

I would like to thank each and every one of you for reading my site. For those of you who took the time to comment and give feedback — you rule! I really appreciate it.

From the entire team here at Mental Skillness, we wish you a very Happy New Year, and all the best for 2013!

NYE Skillin'

Wishful Skillin’: Underwater Hotel

Okay, so apparently this isn’t actually built yet…

But when it is, we will be there!

underwater hotel

Now this is what I call a room with a view.

underwater hotel lobby

Chillin in the lobby.

underwater hotel fox

Fox in the Presidential Suite.

underwater hotel restaurant

Wouldn’t it be kind of ridiculously amazing if they didn’t serve seafood in the restaurant?

Wishful Skillin’: ’93 World Series

So apparently it was a really big deal when the Blue Jays won back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993. I wasn’t living in Canada at the time but I heard all about it from friends and relatives, who were suitably excited. I guess it was the first time a Canadian team had ever won the World Series, which is pretty awesome when you think about it. And two years running, no less.

So for today’s installment of Wishful Skillin’ I decided to travel back in time and catch the Blue Jays game 6 defeat over the Philadelphia Phillies* in ’93.

*Sidenote: as far as team names go, I am kind of loving this one. Philadelphia Phillies! I think that sports franchises should use shortened versions of the names of their cities wherever possible. Keep things simple, right?

Anyway, the Fox loves baseball so he came with me. Here we are in the stands as Joe Carter celebrates after hitting his game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

93 world series

Skillin’ In Wonderland

President Fox lives in the White House now.

If the White House was in Wonderland instead of Washington the South Lawn would probably look something like this:

skillin' in wonderland

Wishful Skillin’: The Sistine Chapel

I’ve been to the Vatican, but never actually made it inside the Sistine Chapel (in a stroke of misfortune, it was closed the only day that I had for sightseeing in Rome). I was sorely disappointed, especially since I had just finished reading Irving Stone’s excellent book, The Agony and the Ecstasy, about the life of Michelangelo.

So, today’s installment of Wishful Skillin’ sees me and the Fox on our own private tour of the Sistine Chapel (another presidential perk!)

sistine skillin'