ok, so blogging has clogged to a halt. i've been very busy. i will try to do a quick recap of events:
1) got a new job in saskatoon with zu.com communications
2) went on a independent roadtrip through Saskatoon-Lloydminster-Edmonton-Calgary where i met with friends and family along the way, including my new niece Berlyn Marie Code. also made living arrangements for the summer.
3) finished working for the chinook school division last friday
4) have been packing the last few days and playing ball hockey the last couple of nights
moving: no one likes to do it (ok, sadists probably do). but it is a lot of work.
however, there are benefits - the time between jobs, between living arrangements, etc provides the time and change necessary to contemplate on one's past and evaluate how they have been living and what they want to obtain in their life and their future to have in store. it is a reflective time and also the act of packing and choosing what to no longer bring with one can be a sort of letting go with parts of the past that have been clung to or are hurtful.
it is also draining though - no matter how much or little one is looking forward to change, it takes something out of you.
it seems like every ex-goalie is a NHL commentator. here is my list of them in decreasing tolerance:
helen keller (go with it - she is the control...i would rather have a deaf, blind commentator than the next two)
glenn healy is terrible!!! guh try to watch a game he does without him mentioning: kovalev, 1994 ny rangers, smartening up, kovalev going top corner backhand on a breakaway (he used to do that against me in practice), or a general negative vibe.
Update, 2012 While the cliches of Healy remain the same, he has gotten a lot better. Some games I even make it to the third period before he irks me :P
here are my resolutions...(i'm making them up post jan 1, but who cares really? i'll try to put up more as i think of them)
i know i will always be very ambitious and at the same time very laid back [but not concurrently]...and it drives me nuts sometimes...so maybe, i will try to remain ambitious, but more consistently instead of trying to do something that can't be done and then being lazy the next couple days: try doing less every day....rambling....summary: set goals on a day by day basis
i am tolerant and i stand up for myself when i need be, but i would like to be less tolerant actually, so that i can propel desired change in my life quicker and be happier. i'm not saying that i'm going to be ignorant, just looking more out for number 1 this year. too much patience can be a fault.
be more balanced
consistent sleep cycle (good luck on this one)
less alcohol, more exercise, healthy eating. i did pretty good on this last year and would like to continue this trend.
this item will probably be the hardest for me to fulfill but i think it would be beneficial to practice daily meditation/breathing. (in all seriousness)
an observation: in sci-fi shows, whether made 30 years ago or in the present and whether set in the past or distant future, the technology of flashlights has not evolved at all...don't believe me? watch anything sci-fi...you would think that in the future we would learn to modify the dual nature of light somehow...nope just regular old flashlights down caves and abysses and underwater and in space...
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)
This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:
Hold that chrysalis in your palm
See it split and change
It won't do you any harm
It's just trying to rearrange
It was born to live a day
Now it flies up from your hand
It's the one they call your ever loving man
Wolves have carried your babies away
Oh, your kids drip from their teeth
The nights are long and the day
Is bitter cold beyond belief...
...Close your eyes, sleep in him
Dream of your lost sons and daughters
Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin
And glide up and down the waters
The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.