Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I can handle Uptown Waterloo getting schmancy, but towels in the bathroom?  At Conestoga mall?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I was looking for an excuse to climb the ladder at this Westdale bookstore when I noticed this book by the CanLit Rookie of the YearA young author of singular talent, so I picked it up.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Shopping in Waterloo

Waterloo has yuppied up since I left, as you can tell by the shopping.  Look at these:They look delicious, right?  But they're DOG FOOD.

The good news is you can also buy delicious local beer. 

Not to mention buying houses with sheep:

Ferron is the new Snowclone

This poster is like the Tiger Woods of stupid analogies.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Almost like old times

We were having so much fun playing nerd games at Jason and Chau's new house [!!] that I forgot to take pictures for you.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

At Last

More pictures available here.


It was weird enough to pass Billingsworth on a highway that runs through a province neither of us lives in without her also being a vampire.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Zillions of Diltses

Did I ever tell you that story about my brother? Did I fail to make it clear which one of these three I was talking about?[The one in the middle is my dad.]  Oh, that's not a great picture of Simon.  Here he is with a Martini made of chocolate and Marshmallows, FTLOG: And anyway, brothers don't make up nearly half of the Diltses these days:
Andrew is the one sublimating between my mom and Joanna.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everybody

I took most of the day off for obvisous reasons.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Spasiba Tovorisch!

Mom read my chocolate prune post and liked the idea. Tatiana read her nostalgic comment and had her mom send two whole bags of two different varieties of chocolate-covered prune all the way from Moscow.  Mom likes them both.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Traditions

It wouldn't be a Dilts Family Christmas without a trip to a fancy-pants suburban mall.  Usually it's not this snowy: How fancy-pantsy was it?  Well, there were your standard creepy mezmerizers:
The under-escalator grand piano players:
And, new this year, theoretical cars on the floor will smash into your foot FOR FREE:


A COMPUTER THAT SEWS!  nay....... Embroiders.  Your Doom.

Monday, December 22, 2008


Joanna learned something new about her place of birth today. She saw a bunch of people at the airport doing this:Matt explained that the distinctive shape of the lower part of michigan leads everybody to point to their hands when they describe where they live. If you live here long enough, you don't even need two hands:

Outside Help

I guess things in Detroit are getting pretty out of hand.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Scenes From a Family

Simon puts his real-life drumming experience to good use while Matt sings.

Andrew tries to avoid photo evidence that he has ever in his life played Rock Band.

Simon, who hosts a nature show on a South African wildlife television channel, uses a gift his fans sent him to hide from Papparazzi.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winning 2 out of 3 wasn't bad either

Curling is great mostly because you get to see all of your old friends at the same time.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Brag/Complain? Bragplain?

I had all of two days to brag about how Edmonton's weather is worse then Waterloo's before we got hit by SNOW-MAGEDDON!!!!!!11!!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Louis Louis

That movie Three Kings is Dr.-Strangelove-hilarious in the sense that the world is terrible and sad.

Monday, December 15, 2008


When I said it was -24 in yesterday's post, I meant it was a high of -24.  At noon.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Not too many people stuck around in -24 degree weather to dance.  Those of us that did made do. 

Friday, December 12, 2008

So..... Empty.....

This is the best sculpture I have ever seen.  A bronze man eating a burger sitting alone having an existential crisis in one of the food courts at the West Edmonton Cathedral of Capitalism.   

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Absolutely none

I miss nerds.


The problem with Amazon's recommendations is that if you look up books that somebody else wants, you wind up getting a whole page of right-wing commentators' thoughts on parenting.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Let Me Assure You

The best time to go furniture shopping is during a blizzard.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Mixed Messages

Badass Jack's, the motorcycle-themed badass health food fast food restaurant, decided to sell Taj Mahals for Christmas because they thought they could make just a little less sense.  

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Good News and Bad News

I found the perfect work environment, but it takes at least 6 people to pull off; two to work dilligently next to me, and 4 to have an interesting conversation in front of me that I can jump in to every 10 minutes.  And coffee.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

so sad

Let's face it, sign, you're fighting a losing battle here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I infer from the picture that they mean "no being crappy at skateboarding."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Bet You Say That to All the Boys

Thanks robot coffee machine, but when you call it "REGULAR HEALTHY DRINK" It's not too hard to choose.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Friends and Family

Farzaneh's mom came to visit us all the way from Iran. We were grateful for that coffee table's tablecloth that she gave us to add to the Matisse-like collection of patterned fabrics, and for her company. 

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halowe'en

Until next time, keep fit, and have fun!

Sad Candidates

The Dude, and the Paper Bag Princess

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"especially if the two partners lack skills in this backward way of true love."

I was disappointed that I couldn't walk into this store and buy the truth.  Good thing there's another Pravda for that.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Look as closely as you dare

Nothing I could say about this picture would make it better than it already is.

Friday, October 24, 2008


My desire is that I never, ever, ever, for the love of God, find out what David Michael Anthony's desire is.