Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Figure it out

While I work out exactly what direction this blog shall take, if any, I will be posting video and links from others sites. This one encompasses some of my feelings about religion.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just a little video

This is an awesome video. Makes you feel small, tiny and insignificant and at the same time full of joy and wonder at the world and the potential there in.

Thanks to PZ Meyers for the find

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It Gets Better Project

Advice columnist Dan Savage has created a Youtube Channel.

I was bullied in school. I won't presume to know what gay teens have to go through as it was probably a thousand times worse than what I went through. Having to hide from everyone who you truly are, or having the courage to come out only to be told that you're unnatural and will surely go to hell. I can't imagine how someone would feel being told they're evil because of something they have no control over.

I can relate to those who think there is no hope. I felt lost and alone in high school, and being bullied didn't help matters. My parents saw the signs that I was heading down a dangerous path and gave me the love, support and help I needed to get through the hard times.

I hope this not only shows gay teens that there is light at the end of the tunnel but also leads to more acceptance in our society.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Moving on

After recents events in my life, (well only one email exchange with someone from my past, not really an event) I've come to the realization that there are some people that will never forgive and forget.

After 10 years I was hoping that myself and a former friend would have been able to put the past behind and move on. I held no false hope that we would be able to renew our friendship again, but I had thought that we would be able to mutually agree to let the past remain in the past and move on. Maybe become casual Facebook friends that forwarded funny videos and made witty comments on each others pics. I had gotten over what had happened, why couldn't she?

It became quickly apparent after a few emails exchanged that she would not be forgiving or forgetting. She said straight out, I will never be able to forget what you did.

I admitted that I had played a big part in our falling out. I was no saint back then, but she didn't help matters either. I was hoping that she would be able to meet me halfway and move on. But I guess it wasn't meant to be.

Moral of the story, sometimes it's best just to let sleeping dogs lie

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Car Shopping

probably going to buy a new car in the new year. Wondering what I should get. I've been leaning towards Mazda or VW. It doesn't help that I know NOTHING about car other then were to put the gas

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Twittering and TWEETING

I'm thinking of starting a Twitter account, not telling anyone I know, and seeing how long it would take me to get, oh let's say 25 subscribers. Interesting experiment or round about ego boost?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

25+2 things about ME

1.I’ve had 5 stitches, 2 on my chin, 3 on my forehead
2.When I was 10, my younger brother hit me in the face with an axe (plastic axe, but still)
3.I like to spend time alone but have a fear of being lonely
4.My musical tastes are varied but I keep going back to pop princesses. However, Melissa Etheridge is still the top of my list.
5.I blame my dad for making me like Stan Rogers music
6.Ever since I was 3, my best friends have always been women, with a couple exceptions.
7.I was once registered to play hockey but freaked out at the rink and never laced up my skates.
8.I used to play baseball but spent most of the time in the outfield daydreaming. The one time I played shortstop, I caught a fly ball, ending the inning
9.I used to do cartwheels and took gymnastics at summer camp
10.I could eat popcorn everyday.
11.My earliest memory is walking into the living room at Christmas. I think I was 3 and we lived in Selkirk
12.I fear losing my friends.
13.My favourite comfort food is my mom’s beef stew
14.I still feel like an awkward teenager when I run into people from high school
15.I can’t let go of my anger toward the 2 bullies from high school
16.I hated high school until grade 12 when I transferred. Grade 12 was my favourite year in school
17.I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. But I’m sure it will involve holding a camera
18.Right now I’m listening to Kelly Clarkson
19.I make the best eggs benedict you will ever have. Seriously, on par with sex, but in the morning
20.Other than shortbread, my wife bakes better cookies then me. I always over cook them
21.My first rock concert was the Beach Boys when I was 9.
22.I cried when my cat was sick and she wouldn’t tell me what was wrong
23.My sense of humour has been followed by awkward silence
24.I used to think I would never get married. Now I can’t imagine not being married.
25.It drives me crazy when people say “FILEM’ It’s spelt F-I-L-M. One syllable, look it up
26.My favourite childhood memory is playing war on the farm in Libau with my brothers
27.I will never stop buying toys