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TAKEN for a RIDE

The day is Wednesday in November. The time is 4:30am. I have this great story to tell today. I wish I could have seen it coming... I might have went another way. I have to go to sleep, but it is a story I may end up telling my kids one day.

Her name was T Electra H. I use only her initials since it would be unfair that she one day comes across this. She is a beautiful woman, with great big green eyes and soft powder white skin. I would later find out that she is working on a child psychiatry degree, but for you to know her I need to start at the beginning.

It started at the Casino on Tuesday. I was invited to play a tournament for $60. I made it to the last 3 of the original 9 tables 9 (I think). I felt semi-good about myself. I played it cool, but cooler heads prevailed. More like people whom were able to risk more prevailed. Either way it was a neat experience and I would do it again probably in the new year 3 - 6 months from now. Statistically I shouldn't have rec…
The Getaway Spa

Okay, I have a new experience that has moved me to write about it, so if your squeamish about body hair.... stop here.

I am a hairy guy. I have been living with it since junior high. Little by little I have become the guy who would make very physically conscious decisions about what to do about the hair. Over the years I learned to shave my facial hair, even dabbled into a pretty groovy beard. With working out at the gym, I have been electric shaving my chest and arm pits, which over time moved to my groin. I must say that in the summer and during workouts, the minimizing of hair has really helped me immensely. Recently male pattern baldness which unfortunately affects the head and no where else has moved me to razor shave my head. I have no regrets about shaving my head. A smooth head feels great. So much so that I took up swimming, and although it has been a slow process, gives me great joy in that I have been embracing the water side of my gym.

My room mate, who had su…
My room mate in moment of clarity and pain, helped describe my life when it comes to women. It was part of the melt down I was privy too when he thought without proof that his girlfriend was cheating on him. She had for reasons unknown to me decided to ignore his phone calls. Which had become frequent when the day became night. To compound the problem, days earlier he had restarted the divorce proceedings with his once wife whom had been separated and living in another country. Stack on top of this, his son who had been mysteriously absent for the last few visits according to the court appointed visitation schedule. His ex-girlfriend and mother of his child who would merit a whole blog to herself was not returning his phone calls. I can only hope that the next 18 years of the boys life will mature into an amicable loving shared parental relationship. I hope I hope.

Obviously he deals with life on a totally different level than I. So when he spoke about my life it hit a bullseye I was t…
It's hot, so let me try to explain the reason for this entry.

I just finished the television series Quantum Leap. It was and still is one of my favorite television shows of my youth.

Sam Beckett is a Quantum Physicist who designs and finally tests his idea on time travel. Kind of like Sliders except Sam must change the future for the better to leap to the next wrong that needs to be righted. The show lasted 5 seasons, and I watched every episode religiously. The last episode is about a regret and a realization on Sam Beckett journey. That he is in control of his leaping through time, and that Al (his holographic guide whom is real but living in 1999) needs his life corrected (even though we all know it would mean that his character would disapear from the show). Throughout the series, Al was introduced as a man with a wondering eye. His first love Beth remarried when he was designated POW MIA in Vietnam (which screwed Al a little in the head). Sam had an opportunity in a previous le…
The new cedar fence...

It is week 4 of the fence build. I have finished both neighbors sides and will concentrate on the back this week. My hope is to have the 4x4 posts and 2x6 boards up by weeks end. The fence in total will probably cost me $2000. Some of the costs will be shared with my eastern neighbors landlord (dad), while the western neighbor will be getting his fence for free. It is kind of a sore spot for me. However the people are great, they converse when spoken with and have shared a table saw to customize the cedar boards. All in all I am happy with the current look to the fence. My hope is to finish sooner than August. Whats next? Well the garden, the roof, the garage, the... you get the picture. I am sure glad I'm rich, cause this project called a house would drain me otherwise. I'm kidding of course...
I am on holidays.... so why am I at home?

Good questions, here's the answer. I had planned to ride my bike across the eastern provinces to Toronto. Where I would indulge in a wedding. A few days before my journey, my front fork started leaking worse then it was and I was concerned. So I looked into the parts, ordered them and started to disassemble the bike. I have every part except for two copper washers smaller than my fingernail. They are presser washers that hold fork oil in the fork under pressure. They cost $4.50 each and I am waiting for them to arrive. So in the mean time I am doing my best to relax and watch the airlines for deals to fly into Ontario.

It costs less to travel farther than it costs to enter into Ontario, crazy right? I digress, either way I am looking at $600 to get to a wedding that was supposed to be the end to a great trip. I think I am leaning to just investing in a better gift and calling to cancel. It seems like there are many other things in my house t…
Chills to the point of teeth chattering, and then hot spells that make me sweat like I just ran a race. After one day of having a sore throat, achy body and no appitete I can say the soon these atiboitics work the better.

I keep thinking that I got this from a spagetti squash that I prepared the day before I was sick. Although I can not prove it, I started feeling ill the moment I changed from my work boots to my insulated rubbers. I don't know what exactly it was but I have taken only one other round of sick days and that was years ago.

I feel horrible taking the time off since I love the job, but overall I am thankfull that I can tough this out in my house instead of outside in the fridged temperatures. From what I hear the job site is a real tough cookie. Mostly because of a city tree that is too close to the services.
I got home from my Friday night young adult group. I was fairly tired yet there was something off. I thought it wouldn't bother me, and I am still up in the air over if ultimately it will. My new roommate has christened his room and ultimately this house before I have. I knew this was going to be the case when I started this partnership with him. He was a lady's man and I am not. It is a natural event, and will continue to go on through out my life and the history of people. Being bound by a belief system of saving myself has been hard. Potentially worth while... maybe. I used to think that it would make a difference. However with anything, when you get down to the nitty gritty, I am not so sure anymore. Sex is a drive given to us by God. Relationships grow and ultimately it becomes what we know what will inevitably be a physical relationship. Sure I know that their is a mental side to it all but when you get down to it, we are communal beings and sex is an ultimate inevitabil…