So today is FEELguide’s 1st birthday and I plan on eating an entire Dairy Queen ice cream cake all to myself as part of my own personal celebration. “It seems like only yesterday” has become such a cliché that it pains me to use it, but it really is hard to believe how quickly the time has flown by. A little over a year ago I was hired to work as a Set Designer on Mission Impossible 3 in Vancouver, so I subletted my apartment here in Montreal to some students and cut my strings. Then I got the call several days later that it wasn’t going to happen due to tax credit residency reasons so I found myself crashing at my buddy Martin’s place here in Montreal for four months with a hell of a lot of time on my hands — no better reason to start a blog. Twelve months later, I’m loving it so much that I find myself busting my butt for 11 hours a day working on a movie, and coming home to spend 3 hours working on FEELguide every night. But the thing is, it doesn’t feel like work at all. I’ve never felt more creatively fulfilled than when I’m curating FEELguide, and it’s given me an incredibly rewarding platform for self expression — one that I wasn’t completely certain I would ever find. I have a lot of big ideas in store for the coming year, and your continued support over the past twelve months and into the future means more to me than you will ever know, so bear hugs all around! If you find yourself in Montreal tonight (Friday) I will be at the Canadian Centre for Architecture for their “Modernism In Miniature” opening night celebrations, with free booze and free tunes courtesy of Piknic Electronik DJs Leboeuf et Laviolette. I will be the tipsy one pinching the butts of all the cute waiters.