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So I met this woman a few weeks ago. By chance I had the luck of stumbling on a singles web site that made me pause and take a look. I saw a few women whom were out of my league. I decided to contact them. One of them wrote back and was absolutely stunning. I mean what is this woman even doing writing back? So, I took the step and wrote her back and I tried to let her understand that the person I am and the bombshell she was could and probably would be a bad combination. Still she persisted. So I wrote again, stating that I thought she was a great person, and I guess if she was interested I was interested too. Please let me know who you are. So she started to. It was very nice, I looked forward to the mail.

So in her last email she indicated that she was dealing with issues that she was trying to shelve in the attic. To which I replied that I would much rather see her as a whole then as the person she would try to show me. I have yet to receive any more mail from this woman, the back a…
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- I am getting a new room mate. A fellow workmate. I am not totally ready to have a guy I used to work with be living with me. Its possible to get totally overcome with too much of something. Plus if something were to go wrong, would the working together get in the way? I think it might. Either way, this guy is a friend and he needs a place to stay. He is a semi-perfect candidate. I think everything will work well and the situation will work its way out. Overall after talking to other friends, family and to myself (hehe) I am looking forward to the move in. I think I will contact him to see if he can come over to look the situation over first and then make plans to move in if that is in fact what he wants to do.

- Christmas is coming. Yes its steamrolling ahead and the world is prepping the turkeys, cause Santa is coming and the world needs its products. I may sound bitter, but part of me doesn't like the holiday while the other part does.

- I am sleeping way too much. I …
I am on holidays. So what does this mean? It means that I am going to relax, meet new people, old friends, and make sure the Christmas season doesn't get away from me.

That all being said, today I got back from the Banff hot springs totally relaxed. My back feels great (which it hadn't recently). I wiped my laptop and prepared to install win xp. While doing laundry with a bad dryer, I have been baking cookies and this evening, will watch the entire 4 hours of survivor, the hour or so of Family Guy and then go to bed knowing that this day was just as busy as the rest of my vacation.

I don't know what it is but when I am on vacation, the world seems to call me for help or those things that I have been putting off just wave the magic "right now" flag and my life goes on the fix it path.

I must say that I am having a great time. My house is slowly coming back to where it was before I had a room mate and potentially I will be inviting a new room mate to join me for the n…
The owner of the Trio music player was found yesterday. Well as found a few weeks ago I should say. At that time I was in doubt relaxing on my vacation that anyone would answer my e-mail. It turns out that a man saw my advertisement wanted to know if I had found his music player and sent me an e-mail. He had everything correct as to what it looked like the kind of music you had and what it did not have. our schedules did not seem to match so in the end I had to place my trust in the personnel behind the counter at the fitness center. It felt good to return the MP4 player back to the rightful owner. I would like to see the owner personally, that Lee I think it was for the best that I don't know who owns what I found. it makes me want to get a pod even more now. I hope the price goes down and when it does I will make that splurge and by the player.

Next on the list Christmas.
Still no one has written to say that they lost the MP4 player that I found in the locker room. I thought that I would have an immediate amount of responses. However, this has been further from the truth. Could it be that I will inherit a player from someone else misfortune? I had thought that once I placed the sheet on the wall, responses, both fake and the sincere would pour in. I wonder how long I should continue to pursue this? Is one month long enough, is 1 week? Its hard for me to know, since I am not new to this type of electronic find. All I need to do is invest $30 bucks in some headphones and a usb cord. Simple and cheap. I promised myself that I wouldn't think about keeping this device, but if no one answers the totally out in the open, impossible to miss sign, then what am I supposed to do?

I will keep me apprised.
Yesterday while finishing my workout, I undressed walked towards the showers, and out of the corner of my eye I saw somthing. One of the empty lockers had an ipod like mp4 player lying in it. I had found someones mp4 player and it was late in the evening. The chance of returning the player wasn't good. So I took it, placed it in my locker and went for a shower. I got dressed, made myself up and asked the front counter if anyone reported a missing player. No one had. So I walked out of the gym. Thought to myself and thought some more.

I had lost a watch not long ago from the gym. I had left it there by mistake. It was my favorite watch. I knew in my heart the no one would return it. It really was a cool watch. So what do I do? I can become the same guy that took my watch and didn't return it, or I could try to find the owner of this watch.

So I made up a sign. I will put it up in the locker room. If someone answers, I will give the mp4 back. If not I will claim it as my own. Simp…
I am on vacation. Not really sure what I will be doing these two weeks. I can imagine that I will be reading a whole lot more and perhaps catching up on some of the things I have let go over the last year.

I got a call from an old co-worker that basically stated that I was needed to clear up a matter dealing with work schedules and their mistake of not showing up one of his days. I think that with some investigation I may just be able to justify why the mistake was made and if anything could have been done differently. I know that this coworker may not like what I have to say but a mistake was definitely made and someone needs correcting.

I know that I am going to be finalizing a new suit that I purchased for myself. It is not the best suit in the world, but it is a good suit. I have never bought a brand new suit and I was quite happy about the whole process. The suit will be used for a wedding I will be attending this November. After that my goal is to where the suit at least once a mo…
The day flew by. I am noticing I am getting stronger by the week. My workout routine is starting to get more ramped up. I have this gnawing feeling that I have to change myself, and this look I have needs upgrading. I am so stiff most of the time but I am feeling so good.

I had this idea... I think I am going to try something to help motivate me. I am going to carry a failure and try changing my life around that failure. I can't go into it immediately but, if it works I will let you know.
I am not going to be a fireman... In Calgary. It was told to me October 4th, 2006 by Tom, Tom, Wayne and Bill. I am at a loss as to why I am not a good candidate for saving lives but in the end it doesn't matter. I can not apply again for my file has been closed. Thanks for the memories. 6 years of living a certain way. It is a weird freeing feeling knowing that my life is going in a different direction.

*Update*

I have been thinking about life. I am still mulling over the recent outcome of not becoming a fireman. I have this desire to do something. Perhaps it will come to me, but as of right now, the feeling is gnawing slowly at my soul.
After 4 months... It has been 4 months since I last wrote in this blog. What has changed? Not much. I went off construction for about a month and learned service video. Now that I am back, I got the call. I have an interview with the Fire Dept. October 4th I will get my chance with the board of interviewers. I am excited and I really want to get it right this time.

I find it quite funny that after almost entirely writing this experience off, I get a call. Wish me luck, for the next few weeks I will be on pins and needles rehearsing and thinking about answers to questions that may be asked of me. I will make it passed the interview. There is no question, it truly is down to the wire.

I will be a firefighter.
I am now a pipeman. After 5 years in the maintenance sector of my work. I have transfered to the construction side of things. I will be a pipeman and fix problems that are occuring in the streets of Calgary. I am excited and ready to learn new things.

Wish me luck.
I have left my beard growing. I have been looking at what I am going to do with my entertainment area and how I am going to get the most of my money. The goal: To maximize my entertainment needs with a minimum of products. To illustrate my point I was in an Apple store today. I needed to know if they had any sort of wireless monitors. They didn't, but the did have a computer that fit behind a monitor. It may be feesable to just by a large screen lcd television with a monitor connector and get a really long monitor cable made. After that, I need to make plans to get the furniture to coniside with my plans. It will take months, even up to a year, but if everything goes as planned. By next Christmas, I will be watching TV with a different attitude.

The fire dept has cashed my cheque, I am officially in the system. I need to make sure that my additional qualifications, are kept current.