Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Brother is DEAD to Me

My brother is a complete asshole and dead to me. I dared to prod him about his extreme lack of involvement in our parents lives, and weeks go by without him even checking to see that our father is still alive. His response to my email was a brief "FUCK OFF". What a coward. I'm not sure which part of my email to him triggered that response, perhaps when I told him he was a disgrace to the family name, or perhaps it was when I told him his lack of involvement made me want to throw up. Or maybe it was when I told him he failed miserably at his family responsibility...either way, he was pissed and his usual inarticulate self. I don't know how someone can live just down the street from our parents, with a father who has terminal cancer and in his very last weeks, two months at best, and RARELY SEE HIM! He has several days off at a time, and yet doesn't even call, email or stop by. Total idiot with no insight into his reprehensible behaviour. And today he left on vacation for a few weeks out of province. What an inconsiderate asshole.

My brother's behaviour is nothing new. He has been an asshole as long as I can remember. He has treated his family like shit as long as I can remember, and has buried his head in the sand, hoping it will all go away. His parting shot in a second reply email said "Never ever contact me again. I thought I was perfectly clear the last time we crossed paths. If we were the last 2 people on earth I would slit my own throat to never have to hear your voice again. Never ever contact me our anyone from my household for ANY REASON."

Funny thing about that is, he didn't even have the balls to say anything to my face. He is referring to an incident that he caused last fall, and tried to blame on everyone but himself. He abused a perk at work, and got caught - sorry dude, you got YOURSELF into that SHIT. He mentioned being perfectly clear...he didn't even talk to me. The coward called my mother and yelled at her, then called my sister and yelled at her a number of times, and never once emailed, called, or saw me in person. What a coward. I fucking hate him. He is dead to me. I no longer have a brother. I hope he rots in his own personal hell for the rest of his life for ditching our parents like he has in the most difficult year of their lives. I never ever want to see him or hear from him again. My mother said never is an awfully long time. It isn't long enough in my opinion.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Neighbors News

Well, the neighbor below me has just informed me they are moving out at the end of the month, and into a bigger apartment. I think I'll actually miss seeing and hearing the little ones outside. Nothing like the sound of children playing and laughing to cheer a person up. Now who will move in downstairs...sigh...will have to break in yet another neighbor...maybe the man of my dreams will move in downstairs...or another idiot like babydaddy...the neighbor also told me that after she kicked out the loudmouth asshole she had living with her, she packed up his shit and dumped it off at the crackhouse aka murder house down the street where she had heard he might be staying. It's a boarding house, so quite possible. All I know is I won't have to listen to his loudmouth all night anymore. I just hope the new neighbors are quiet at night. I don't mind noise in the daytime, as I'm sure I make my share of noise, stomping around above them. I just want it quiet between midnight and 7am...

I've been considering taking in a roommate, but I don't know if I want to go back to sharing my house again. I need the money, but am considering taking a second job instead, like delivering pizza at night...instant cash, and no real physical chore, just driving. What would suck is delivering to people in 3 storey walk-ups...but that may be a good thing. I know I need more exercise...stay tuned...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

King's Wharf

Well, I found out what's been going on down in Dartmouth Cove...development. I had been watching them take down a few old warehouse looking buildings down there and wondered what was up. I suspected development since they just built a new pedestrian bridge, and I was right.

King's Wharf will be a project with condos, shopping, services, parking, marina, restaurants, pubs, etc. It's expected to take 5-7 years, so I am quite certain it will be getting a fair bit more busy in the coming year...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer is half over...or did it start?

I'm not sure where July went, but it's all over. And what a busy month it was. So much happening in Halifax, and I soaked up what I could. It began with Canada Day celebrations just down the street at Alderney Landing - music, food, fireworks, and Canada Flag cake! The same day, Cannibis Day was at the Dartmouth times, and I won a prize. Then it was the Highland Games at Dartmouth Commons,followed by the Paul McCartney concert on Halifax Commons.I hiked it over with some friends to Citadel Hill to see for free, and when I couldn't see enough, I walked down to the concert grounds and watched from behind the fence. I was still able to see the whole show and what a show it was! The following weekend was the KISS concert, and I had tickets for that. It pissed down rain most of the day, but when KISS went on, it had stopped. The week inbetween was the Tall Ships Festival, which was pretty amazing as it was the most ships they've had in since 2000. Then it was time to head over to the rock (Newfoundland) for a wedding, where I had a very busy weekend. Following that, I left on a 3 day camping trip with a friend in the Bay of Fundy to go kayaking at high tide through the Hopewell Rocks, and walking on the ocean floor at low tide. Before I knew it, the month was over and here we are at August 1st. While it's been warm, we haven't had many sunny this our summer?