Don't everyone thank me at once.

July 4th, 2011 @ 4:45 pm
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

With the exception of my senior year of high school — when I was out of my mind with piss, vinegar, and hormones — I spent every childhood 4th of July in Bristol, Rhode Island with my dad. My son is (astonishingly) ten months old now and I have spent most of the day wondering […]

April 29th, 2011 @ 8:44 pm
Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold

I’m confident that’s the way the saying goes. If it was, “Feed a cold, starve a fever,” it wouldn’t have the alliteration and would be a bitch to remember, so I must be correct. I suppose I could Google it. But that’s not the point. The point is that I’ve been under the weather this […]

April 18th, 2011 @ 8:03 am
Spoons and Forks

For some reason I have an irrational distaste for tablespoons. I don’t know why this is the case. They just seem too big to me, and there’s something pretentious about them. (Who needs to put that much of anything in his mouth all at once?) I’m a teaspoon man and probably always will be. On […]

March 15th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm
This One Goes to Eleven

Yesterday marked the eleventh birthday of this site, and was pretty darn close to the six-month birthday of why I haven’t been posting much lately. If there ever was a valid excuse for not writing, he is it. If you could somehow take every single good moment, event, experience, and feeling of my life and […]

January 20th, 2011 @ 9:04 pm
We Apologize for the Interruption

It has most decidedly not been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon. I had a pretty good run of updating this website almost daily for over a decade, and then one little (adorable) change in my life sent this blog so far down my priority list that it disappeared. Take heart, dear readers. There is […]

August 19th, 2010 @ 5:03 am
The Return of Wile E. Coyote, Genius

Oh, man! I don’t know how I am just now getting news that Warner Brothers is releasing new Looney Tunes cartoons. I freaking love Wile E. Coyote. I remember screaming at the television, “NO! NO! NO! That’s NOT GOING TO WORK!” I remember holding my head in my hands when that son of a bitch […]

March 8th, 2010 @ 12:01 am
Three Gagne Men

Walter Gagne – William Gagne – David Gagne Good night, Walter. I hardly knew you. I’m sorry.

January 3rd, 2010 @ 5:47 am
Favorite Photos from ’09

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December 30th, 2009 @ 5:50 am
The David Gagne 2009 U.S. Tour

With a hat tip to Jason, here is a list of the cities I visited in 2009: New York City, NY (Jan 30 – Feb 2) Old Greenwich, CT (Feb 2 – Feb 4) Reno, NV (Feb 20 – Feb 22) Palm Springs, CA (Feb 27 – Mar 1) Santa Catalina, CA (Apr 18, 19) […]

September 11th, 2009 @ 11:09 am
Welcome to Los Angeles

It’s hard to believe, but today is the nine-year anniversary of the day I arrived in Los Angeles. At the time I really had no idea I’d stay for so long. And yet here I am still. Life’s funny like that.

January 10th, 2009 @ 10:05 am
Travels in 2008

I did a fair amount of traveling in ’08: January A yacht cruise in the Bahamas Snowboarding in Big Bear, CA February Super Bowl XLII in Arizona March Golfing in Portland, OR Golfing in Las Vegas, NV May Golfing in Portland, OR June Business in New York City, NY and golfing in Old Greenwich, CT […]

October 10th, 2008 @ 6:06 am
Out of the Office

Just for fun, let’s take a look at what has happened the last few times I’ve taken a vacation. Late August, 2005: I go to Europe to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. Katrina wipes out New Orleans. October, 2007: I go to Hawaii to get married. My good friend, mentor, and business partner dies of a […]

August 25th, 2008 @ 11:35 pm
Play This When I Die

My grandmother’s wake and funeral were — of course — very, very sad. I think one of the things that bothered me the most was the music at the wake. It was so … depressing. Now, my grandmother was 86 years old before she was killed by the incompetence of morons; she wasn’t exactly a […]

December 7th, 2007 @ 7:50 am
This Pounding in My Head

Awesome. When I woke up today I thought to myself, “I really hope that there is someone pounding on the other side of the wall behind my head with a hammer all day.” It looks like my wish has been granted!

August 1st, 2007 @ 7:51 am
Lately in Los Angeles

Last night Tricia and I went to see Tamar at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. She played a great set and we had a good time. We didn’t get home until after 11, and I couldn’t get to sleep. I was up until 1:30am reading Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. What […]

June 26th, 2007 @ 10:32 am
Happy Birthday to Me

2007 – 1973 = 34 How the hell did that happen? I could have sworn like two or three weeks ago I was just turning 30 and it was only a year or two before that I turned 21. If it wasn’t for the fact that I am happier now than I ever have been […]

June 25th, 2007 @ 12:19 pm
My Wishlist

Tomorrow I will be 34 years old. This amazes me. PS: It’s not too late to get me something nice.

April 29th, 2007 @ 12:58 am
Dropkick Murphys

I bought a CD today. It was a little bit strange. I can’t remember the last time I bought an actual compact disc. I’m sure this isn’t the first one I’ve bought since I moved to LA seven years ago, but I know that since I got my iPod the number of CDs I’ve purchased […]

March 25th, 2007 @ 7:55 pm
David Gets Engaged

I am sure that there are still plenty of people in the world that don’t know this yet, so I have a bit of an announcement to make. I am now officially off the market. It feels a bit awkward to write about it here, which is strange because I have used this site to […]

February 28th, 2007 @ 9:57 am
Los Angeles Cooking Class

For Valentine’s Day this year I enrolled my girlfriend and myself for a class at Los Angeles’ coolest cooking class: hipcooks. Our class was “The Surprise Guest”, the only one available when I registered. We made an endive appetizer, roasted honey pear salad with tarragon dressing, pistachio-crusted swordfish with a light curry sauce, herbed couscous, […]