Category Archives: Ottawa

Suddenly there were people

If you ever have the opportunity to meet someone you blog with, I’d recommend meeting them for a shawarma. My girlfriend and I needed some time away from the village, and she had been having shawarma cravings for weeks, so … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, crazy people with no pants, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Ottawa | 4 Comments

H1N1 Policy On The Maternity Ward Of The Ottawa General Hospital Sucks

My very pregnant girlfriend has the flu. Late Tuesday night she had a fever of over 101F long enough the nurses, dressed in long, yellow, disposable plastic jackets and wearing face-shields, moved her from her “home care” room to a … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Ottawa, Pregnancy | 13 Comments

Proof Of The Life Of Brian And How It Saved Mine

I have a large collection of Blues music, but it came to me mostly by accident and from only one source. At the beginning of my College journalism program we were assigned a local celebrity. We had three months to … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Ottawa, UmBiPMaD Stories | 6 Comments

The Bitter Guy Takes On The Shawarma King And My Girlfriend Rides The Bus For The First Time

I forgot what food could taste like… was supposed to taste like. Justin, a friend of mine since College who now blogs as “The Bitter Guy”, was in Ottawa over the weekend for a gamer convention. After meeting and catching … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Ottawa | 5 Comments

Milkshakes Of The Apocalypse

For the past week or so the farmers have been burning their fields, getting them ready for plowing and planting. Last year, on the way home from Montreal, it was like driving through the Apocalypse. There must have been dozens … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, crazy people with no pants, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Ottawa | 11 Comments

Infection Infected Infectious

I started feeling a pain in my throat last weekend. I knew right away it was an infection and wouldn’t get better without treatment, but I thought I’d have a few days until it got really bad. And I was … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, crazy people with no pants, Health, Lithium, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Ottawa | 12 Comments