Archive for December, 2008

2008 – Year in Review

December 30, 2008

2008 was a crazy, busy year for me. I became closer with a lot of new friends, and exciting things seemed to happen almost everyday. To cover them all I’d have to just repost my entire journal, so here’s a SHORT selection of my favorite moments and accomplishments of the year.

I went to Vegas with the boys for Brayden’s Bachelor party in February, and made the True Love Waits crystal head.

Brayden and Jaime got married at the end of February. I was the wedding photographer.

I shot the Jay Reatard punch video in April. It went up the next morning and got posted on lot of other sites and has gotten over 100,000 hits since then.

I became boyfriend/girlfriend with Adrienne around the end of April.


Nick turned 30 in May, I turned 30 in October, and I redecorated the house.

I put together the Songs From A Room zine, that had submissions from the band, Adrienne, Alex Hughes, Katherine Borel, Curtis Moore and S. Pajot.

I started on the Dreamachzine which I’ve been saying will be done in 2 weeks for 4 months now. In my defense I’d originally planned to do 20 pages with 3 illustrations, but now it’s 120 pages with 55 illustrations.

I went to Newfoundland with Adrienne in June.

Vanityfarm.com and Nationalhoax.com launched.

I did an art show with Jeff from Demons Claws at *Hotshot in October. He showed paintings and I showed my permanent record profile collection and made a book for it.

I went to Montreal with Adrienne for Pop Montreal. I shot a video for it and it got featured on the Youtube Canada homepage.

I had my best Halloween costume ever as Animal from the Muppets.

I made a video for Songs From A Room – the Black That We Clad in early November, and it’s gotten over 8000 views between youtube and myspace since then.

I joined the Bang-Bangs in November and we played our first show 3 weeks later, at the Telephone Explosion 1 year anniversary at Sneaky Dees in the beginning of Dec.

I contributed to a few issues of G.Love Magazine in Winnipeg, and the WA, got some pictures in VICE, started blogging for Aux.tv, visited the Church of Santo Daime in Toronto for the first time, and started running 3 times a week a few months ago.

I like that I get to be Tim McCready. I don’t have a plan yet, but I’m ready for 2009!

Too much Eggnog

December 29, 2008

Just in case you were worried, my sisters are alright.

I’m not related to Mindy McCready, that’s not me they quoted here.

Happy Holidays!

December 29, 2008


Leslies Birthday

December 24, 2008

Adrienne and I went to Leslie Williams birthday party on Saturday night at her place. She lost her voice part way through the night and had to start writing notes. It was also Alex’s birthday on Sunday. Happy birthdays Alex and Leslie!

Deirdre, Adrienne and I drew a picture of Leslie and her boobs. She tried to get us back by drawing a picture of us with me lactating.

Smithfits

December 19, 2008


There’s an Epicly Later’d dvd release party tonight at the Adrift Clubhouse here in Toronto.

It’s a compilation of episodes from the VBS.tv series.

Here’s (insert name here), (insert name here) and (insert name here). It was (insert name here)’s first day ever playing guitar.

Sushi Christmas 2

December 19, 2008

We had our staff Christmas dinner last night at the same restaurant, and the same table we went to last year.

In the past year Jackie went from being an intern to being hired as part time staff, Jacob moved to San Francisco to work for Current.tv, Brian left to work down the street from us on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and we’ve got a new round of interns who’ve all been great to work with.

I want a goat costume for Christmas.
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