Over the weekend I played hockey at SJC for the first time in many months. After we were done, Tyson was nice enough to let me shower in his bathroom. He had to go pick up Tom at the airport so he showered first. Adam also needed to cleanse but I jumped into the shower before he could wedge his naked body in there.

After I was done, he went into the bathroom but quickly came back out. He made mention of the slight evidence of talcum powder on the floor. I admitted that yes, that was my baby powder and it’s part of my shower routine.

As I explained to Adam the rationale behind using talc after a shower, he seemed intrigued. As a service to all the other guys out there, I thought I’d share this tidbit. Applying baby powder is an excellent way to keep your body dry and fresh-smelling well after you’ve left the shower. Residual water left behind after towelling off can sometimes linger on the body. Especially during the summer, this can be quite uncomfortable. The use of talc will dry up the remaining bit of moisture. It can also combat any new moisture that can arise due to sweating.

Baby powder will additionally leave your skin feeling smooth to the touch. For an added bonus, the lavender scented talcs can truly enhance your fragrance profile.

I usually use a small amount underneath each arm and underneath “the boys”. During the summer, talcing the boys can mean the difference have a great, trouble-free day or a day of shattered confidence.

If you’re adventurous, you can also try a bit of baby powder in or around the area of your backside. Try covering all areas that you think might need some help.

And that’s your daily lifestyle helper!


Because I spent too much time tonight playing video games and since I worked late as well, I got no gems o’ wisdom for you. Instead, if you click here, you’ll get a random web site. I did this once before and it worked pretty well. Let us know what you got. I’ll start it off. Check for my comment below.


Over the weekend, I uploaded the majority of the final missing elements for my web site. With the exception of one image that I can’t locate, this site should look exactly like it did before that unpleasantness of a few weeks ago.


I went looking for a book today. As you can probably tell, the title in question was The Zombie Survival Guide. Written by Max Brooks, the son of parents Mel Brooks and Anne Bankcroft, the book is a serious take on surviving zombie outbreaks. Perhaps because it was written in a deadpan manner, the book has been commonly catergorized in the humour section of many bookstores. Despite this, many fans of the zombie genre have appreciated the serious tone that Brooks adopts in his material.

The book was released in 2003 and went on to sell rather well for such an odd subject. I’m ashamed that I only decided to pick up the title now, especially since I was made aware of its existence over a year. A search of two local bookstores yielded nothing. A Chapters did have one in stock but it was being held for another fellow zombie survivalist. A subsequent Internet search revealed one copy exists at both the downtown and Granville/Broadway Chapters. I will continue my search once the work week begins anew.

What also excites me is the impending release of Brooks’ new book, World War Z. Following the same serious tone, this new piece is written as a series of first-hand accounts of survivors who are battling zombies during a world wide zombie apocalypse. In the book, the world has been subjected to a Class Four outbreak, the most dangerous class. Brooks himself invented the classification in his first book. In such a scenario, zombies are at the cusp of becoming the dominant species on the planet. Exciting stuff indeed!

The movie rights to World War Z were recently up for frenzied bidding, with Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B winning the sweepstakes. World War Z arrives on bookshelves on September 12, 2006. In the meantime, I’m going to try to get my hands on the survival guide. Be sure to check out the book’s web site!


Everyone who signed up for an erwintang.com t-shirt is now in possession of one or has their t-shirt enroute to them.

I handed out four t-shirts out last night at an SJC BBQ (which in itself is worthy of a blog post that will come shortly). Adam also took possession of two other t-shirts which he will give to Kristina and Nic.

I have a kelly green one that I’m not too fond of but Joel has graciously volunteered to take it off my hands. That leaves one t-shirt remaining, size small. It is also the only t-shirt that I had made in black. If you honestly think you might fit a small and are actually prepared to wear it, drop me a line and it’s yours.

Thanks everyone for taking part and I hope you enjoy wearing the very first official erwintang.com t-shirt. As I’ve mentioned before, the second printing will probably be in dazzling red. Let me know if you want in on that!