Sunday, August 27, 2006


I know there are very few people out there who actually love moving. I tried to think of who those people would be outside of movers who get paid to do so. So this past weekend I moved, or I guess I should say am still in the
progress of moving. Where to you ask; well I am actually staying in the same "house" but moving up to the second floor instead. Much larger, much brighter, hardwood floors, and I still get to keep a fireplace/mantle.
SO, seeing how I am getting ready to leave for SLC on the 30th now and not the 31st, I have very little time to move. You would think after living in the city for years I would have a lot of people able to help me move, but that was not the case. So, this little blog is to say thank you Stephanie, for helping me move. It was humourous to see really. Steph and I moving all the larger things in my apartment up a flight of stairs. The one that got even us laughing was when we moved the leather couch upstairs. If I recall correctly there was a moment when she was laughing and I was holding the entire couch.. So here is my friend Steph, and I must say, she is stronger than she looks! I will keep you all posted as to when I will have my first official "game night" with the girls when I get back from Utah. For any ofyou who have my mailing address and want an update.. change the unit from 1 to 2, and that is all it will take.

Monday, August 21, 2006

THREE Phones

So I was talking to my mother today giving her my new land line
phone number, and she was laughing at me because presently
I have three phone numbers. I still have my cell phone from when
I was living in Utah, which is too great of a deal to give up. I have my
local cell phone, because I cannot expect my friends from around here
to call a 801 long distance number. Last but not least, I just got my
land line put in as I get rid of my local cell phone. So, until the 10th of
Sept I have three phone numbers. Yeah I am a total dork, or some
would actually call me quite pathetic, and right about now I might
actually have to agree.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


This is the look we can get on our face when we talk about Canadian History. So to help us all learn more about the great country of Canada, I am going to try to give a somewhat daily information segment about Canadian History. Adding to that a daily question.. Some may be easy, and some might take some work to find the answer.


"Canadian History is a lot of fun. There are heroes and villains, tragedies and triumphs, great battles and sudden betrayals, loyal refugees and long struggles for social justice. Our history tells us who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. Any place as eclectic and mixed up as Canada will never be able to settle on a single unified, homogenous national history that will please everyone, but make no mistake; There IS a history that we need to know. The interpretations may vary - radically, at times - but there are still core events and important leaders from our past that every Canadian should be familiar with"

- History matters, and we forget this truth at our peril -

- historian J.L. Granastein

My information is not going to come from my head, that is for sure.
I will be getting most of my information from my
"Canadian History for Dummies". It is a great little reference book
for anyone who wants to know more about Canadian
History but not dive into large heavy books.


After Canada's First Nations, Who were the "Three Big C's" among the first to explore and arrive on our shores?

New Book Pages

Here is a different page from my slow to be completed book.
Yes there are plenty of similarities many of you will see to my life.
I suppose as many people say, we write what we know.
Feedback welcomed

I used to think I was happy here before I knew I could leave. I know these words are easy for many to say, but it is so much harder to feel this way. I sit here, Me, the invisible operations agent. I sit here in an office, an office full of ugly green, red or blue chairs. An office with gray walls and these managers offices called pods. I come into work, day after day, and sit here surrounded by coworkers. I watch them engulf themselves in others business, which is the polite way of saying gossip. I watch them work when they know someone who is important enough to matter is watching. I furrow my brow and question my own sanity, wondering what I am still doing here.
My phone beeps in my ear and startles me back into reality and I quickly remember how unimportant I am, and exactly why I am here. As occupied as my mind should be with the woman screaming in my ear about how much she hates the company I work for, (and most times I would want to yell back that I agree) I can not help but to sit silently letting her finish her rather large piece of mind. In doing so it allows me the luxury of cluttering my thoughts with the desire to be just about anywhere but here at this very moment.
I close my eyes in my thankfulness that I no longer want to not be me, and smile at the distances I have traveled to discover such a valuable truth. I stand up slightly as if looking like I am stretching to peer around the office, and reaffirm how few people actually know anything about the road I have taken inside to be where I am today. I sit down and smile to myself because I realize most of them would not really care. The woman in my ear has finally stopped, and although there are at least one hundred calls left to answer, I permit myself a moment to read an email from a dear friend, hoping I will find a small moment of normalcy.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Next Travel Destination

Hello world

Just thought I would let everyone know where my next travel destination will be. I wish I could tell you all I am headed to another exotic place, but I am headed back down to Salt Lake area. It seems that the pull to visit my cute nieces and nephews is stronger than exploring the mountains of South America, or wherever it happened to be that my adventures would take me.
Cameron, Sam, Alina, Craighton

I am flying in the 31st least that is what is planned) and I am not due back to work until the 13th of Sept. I am not sure if I am going to stay there the whole time, or take a side trip to visit some other people. Maybe if everyone who would like a visit could let me know, that way I could put them all in a hat and draw out a name (it seems the only fair way really) and see where it takes me. I wish I had the time to visit everyone. I really could have the time if I could just convince my office that they do not need me, but should still pay me to travel around the world. I might have to look into that one.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Stabilo (for a great Canadian Band click here)

I am constantly defending my position of being Canadian
and how many of my so called friends tell me that most music
that comes from Canada sucks. I personally think there are
plenty of terrible "bands" out there from every country.
However, the point of my thoughts here are to defend and ask
for feedback on what are some of the best Canadian Bands you
think are out there. I have lately (as in the past couple of years)
grow a love for the band Stabilo. I have included their link and
hope you will enjoy their sound as much as I do.

p.s check out the "Kidding Ourselves" video on yahoo music videos