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ah-ha moment


in this entry i will not simply recite the activities and occurrences since my last entry but rather attempt to shed some vague insight on how these various activities have made me feel, what i have learned, what i would do again… names will be left out, events will not appear in any order, and only i will truly know what the fuck i am talking about. actually, i think, i am just going to make a list of ‘tips’… and hopefully, sometime in the future when i read these, i will know what i was referring to and/or know how they helped me.

  • know your most desired superpower and why.
  • accept a gift that is purchased for you when bought in good faith and appreciation.
  • be prepared for the worse but more importantly the best.
  • measure twice and cut once; and know when to go with your gut instead.
  • share, but don’t get taken advantage of.
  • hold the elevator, skytrain, bus or whatever for someone running after it.
  • be comfortable in your own skin, and with who you are, or want to be.
  • explore, expand, ponder and never blindly dismiss.

ok, enough with the tips… they are making me somewhat nauseous, and won’t apply to everyone… so, i guess the main takeaway from this is: hmmm, i dunno… continue to live, continue to reflect and evaluate, so you can make the right decisions, and after you do this… be sure to share your experiences so others can benefit from what you learned. (omg, this is the e-portfolio process isn’t it?!… lol… working in education is awesome!)


practice makes progress


ok i played entirely too much acoustic folk guitar today.. but i simply can’t put the damn thing down!!  sure, it’s extremely painful to continue playing, as it is also to type anything using my left hand…  but it’s all good!!   practice makes progress!!  and finally i can play a simple A…D…E…A… pretty much in-tune and in-time…  (thanks to the absolute beginners dvd that kele got me!)  so yeah.. i can’t wait until my fingers harden up so i can continue to practice (with less pain) and learn how to play a real song!! whoo hoo… indie rock’n’roll for me… kuz it’s all i need!!


(un)intentional self-satire


really who needs to go out?… when you can sit here in front of the computer each and every day for at least 16 hours… really? do people actually need social contact, meaningful relationships, shared experiences, and all the other so called wonderful things that happen out there in the traditional/offline world…. like seriously!?!? who wouldn’t want to sit alone in the dark in an overpriced downtown vancouver apartment while sipping on warm canned beer and writing a self-mocking blog entry for all to read?… and… really… who needs a life outside of work? or friends? like why would anyone want to do something “fun” on the weekend? why not just sit around and do the same shit over and over… and over… and slowly start to feel sorry for yourself… i hear it’s fun… i swear… shit, everyone should try it!! just make sure you get yourself some really high-speed internet and a pretty fast computer and you’ll be set!! your life will be complete and totally happy!! nothing could be better than reading the same news headlines over and over in one of your many rss readers… or checking your own music stats on last.fm… shit, the best part of doing all this is… the freedom that you’ll gain!! you will be able to do whatever you want!! you can do things like search for anything your little, unused and empty heart desires on ‘popular’ sites like google or yahoo or wikipedia!! and if yer really feeling happy and complete, you can even modify entries on wikipedia that you think you know the most about… like being a fat lazy ass, with no friends, no life, and nothing progressive, fun or rewarding to do on a friday nite…

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