5 Ways to trick your body into managing your insomnia

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.Last night as I was lying in bed, tossing and turning and trying not to pull a muscle, I got to thinking about the many ways I trick my body into falling asleep.Now before you go and accuse me of plotting against my own body, know that I’m of the quasi-belief that my body is my temple. (And by temple I mean well-loved shed.)...more

Forever 39 and always

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.<em>Today’s post is from the archives. If you’re new to this blog, July 25th is my brother’s birthday. He would have been 48 years old. While this story is about his demise, I like to repost it on the day he was born. I guess it’s my way of celebrating his life – because his death SUCKED. Possibly I’m still a little upset with the “powers that be” for taking him away much too soon.</em>...more

I am the anti-chef. And I blame Siri. http://bit.ly/1ehyJnq

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.I don’t usually like to start posts sounding paranoid but I have to tell you … I’m pretty sure that Siri hates me. There. I said it....more

Ticks are in season and here’s what you should know about Lyme disease

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike bugs?Deep life question #1: Why do we even have bugs???...more

I am the polite Canadian no more

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude. Do you like your neighbourhood? I have to say that I feel lucky in that department. I LOVE my neighbourhood. Recently though, that almost changed for me. But before I tell you what happened to make me question my “hood”, let me tell you about where I live …...more

That time I was surrounded by a party of sick people for THREE HOURS

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I had a wonky day yesterday. Two meetings that started early and ended early had me show up for a doctor's appointment. Early. And by early, I mean precisely THREE HOURS before my scheduled appointment....more

I’m thinking that maybe we don’t pay enough attention to credence

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.If you’re reading this during working hours, it’s okay. I’ve thought of an excuse a good reason for you. It’s called research. We’re researching the impact of creeds and their effects on our daily lives. And since WORK plays a big part on our daily lives, this is important. I’m even thinking of applying for funds from a government agency and classifying this under R&D....more

Sometimes my math is broken

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.I consider myself an intelligent person. Maybe not as intelligent as my parents and definitely not as smart as some of the engineers I work with, but I get by. And then every once in a while something comes out of my mouth that makes me wonder where the rest of my brain is....more

People from all over the world have been enjoying Montreal winters for years. Apparently.

No matter where you live – north, south, east or west – you may have heard in the news about how cold it is here in Montreal. Or possibly you live here and you’re swearing just as much as I am because we can’t even walk ten feet to our cars without getting frostbite on our nose hairs. There’s talk of global warming but I’m pretty sure that whoever started THAT rumour lives somewhere where they don’t even have winter and what they really meant to say is that they think we’re having another Ice Age.Said another way, Old Man Winter is being an asshole....more

Confession: I’d rather watch The Flintstones than THAT movie. I think.

I hope you’ve had a good week because over here at Moxie-Dude central it’s been tough. It all started when I woke-up Sunday morning and realized that flu germs had moved in and taken possession of all my senses. On top of the symptoms that come with being sick, I’ve been wired from all the cold medicine I’ve been taking. Combined, the cold and the medicine have given me a super-human ability to see noises. (I’m pretty sure that the concept of super-heroes came about one day when a sick person was sitting around in their housecoat trying not to O.D....more