The Odd Couple


#068 | Update My Will

I put this one off deliberately because a will is basically made null and void when you get married, so it seemed pointless to update my will before that.

My will needs are actually more basic now than what they were prior to being married.  My previous will was written when I had my son and I needed to ensure that he would be cared for financially and physically/emotionally in the event of my untimely death.  So that one was quite complicated as I didn’t have a spouse who would take immediate care of this.  As a result I have life insurance, death and disability benefits through my superannuation and several other ‘back-up plans’ that have been in place to take care of my son if for some reason I no longer could.

So for my update, I went the really simple option.  $25 and I was done.  I could even specify what preferences I had for my funeral, such as my wish to be cremated and to have buddhist influences for my funeral in preference to a more traditional ‘christian’ ritual.  It’s quite a weird feeling thinking about ones funeral, I wouldn’t say it scared me, or worried me, just a little odd.

Glad to have that one ticked off my list!

I love this…

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Indexed Squared

As you all know, I am a massive fan of indexed… but there is a new kid on the block that is totally tickling my fancy, so I thought I would share the love (click on the pic to visit the site).

I present to you, Dimitri

So a girl was out with friends having drinks on King St (in Toronto). This guy approaches her and won’t leave her alone – keeps saying how *elegant* she is. She finally gives in and hands the guy her business card. The attached is an MP3 file of not one, but TWO voicemails this guy left her.

This goes down in the history books – especially the second voice mail. Ladies: this is what’s out there…. So have a listen…and a belly-laugh, and thank your lucky stars you are either single, or not with this guy!

Click here for the audio file.


Today is one of those days when I just need to remind myself why I do it…  *Give Me Strength*


Trying To Conceive

One of my dearest friends has been having difficulty falling pregnant, and last Friday, after more than a year of trying every which way, it was discovered that her eggs simply aren’t letting her husband’s swimmers in.  In some ways, that is kind of a relief – at least they know what the problem is now and can take steps to overcome that.

I particularly love that they are both keeping a sense of humour in the midst of so much emotional upheaval… which is why I think they will laugh at this very timely episode of Cyanide and Happiness.  And why I will continue to make jokes at her husband’s expense about his history of “breaking and entering” as a misguided youth.