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

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

Two Books And An Insane Early Morning Sugar Craving

A few nights ago I woke up from a dream where I had been fighting honeybees while stuffing their honeycomb into my mouth. A few minutes later I was in the kitchen squeezing liquid honey from a bottle on whole … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Books, Canada, crazy people with no pants, Health, Lithium, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Ottawa | 4 Comments