Monday, 31 December 2012

history doesn't record well-behaved people

As far as new years resolutions go I'm sure we're on the same page. I've not followed a resolution through till the end in all my adult life and I'm in no doubt that nothing's going to change this year.
I feel like it might be something to do with a subconscious hatred towards being told what to do, even if I'm telling myself. Unless you're paying my wages, you can put money on me not doing as I'm told. Just ask my mum.
In light of this, come January first I will be continuing the fun of 2012 with no resolutions or intentions, because let's be one has EVER in the history of the planet ever ever regretted not making new years resolutions. Ever. And plus, I love surprises.
So lets all stumble into 2013 as we usually do, totally mortal, drunk, smashed, gazeeboed, however you like to say it, and quit pretending that this will be the year where we become outstanding citizens.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Make a stranger smile.

Not a lot to report from the last week, I've had to quit the fundraiser stuff because of schedules. I've been pretty sad about it but after a lengthy chat with a homeless man, over a hot cup of coffee on my break at my meat grinding job, I remembered there's people who'll be having a much shitter time this Christmas.
 My mission this Christmas is to make at least one person smile every day. First my new friend Boomer the homeless man, then the sad looking gas station man, and today a chat with a lady working in Tim's. Smiling makes you feel better don't ya know. And plus, it snowed today in Vancouver and I'm one of those annoying folks who's still mesmerised by it.
I've become a warm fuzzy person inside.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

First things first...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! This has absolutely been the best 4 months of my life and yesterday I spent the day doing absolutely nothing, reflecting on the past months travelling.
While it's been pretty tough the past week, being away from home at Christmas, I am living the life I daydreamed about only a year ago. Although it's hard being away from my family and my friends, I know it's necessary and it's all part of the experience, innit.
Last night I went to the Hollywood Theatre for carol singing assuming that there wouldn't be any church-y stuff and boy was I wrong! It didn't even include bogus carols like Rudolf and Jingle Bells. So a long hour and a few preaches later we went for a couple of beers and went home. And we sat eating Roger's chocolates and listening to Rod Stewart's Christmas album {which by the way is epic}.
Hope y'all have full bellies and there aren't too many lonely people this Christmas. 
I'll be spending my first Christmas away from home hopefully eating my own body weight in mashed potato and drinking copious amounts of wine so cheers to that!
How are y'all spending Christmas?

Friday, 21 December 2012

it's a wonderful life

Well hey there all. I know it's been a little while since my last "proper" post but I've not had access to a computer in a little while but hopefully with my 2 JOBS I can get my own jazzy laptop.

WHOA 2 jobs? I hear you ask. That's right. I just got another job as a street canvasser. You know those douchebags that ask you for money on the street for charity EXCEPT my dears, I will not succumb to being said douchebag. I work for a not-for-profit comapny which fundraises on behalf of some very well known orgainisation AND it's not commission based so you know for certain that I do actually care about what I'm talking about.
I'll be fundraising for UNICEF for the first couple of months (assuming I pass the evaluation period)which is saweeet! Who doesn't care about kids, right?
And as my mother said "That's soooo you". Thanks mom.

In this post I'd also like to clarify that I am not working in a meat factory. I work in a rather posh supermarket actually! Paula can laugh from her chocolate shop all she likes but I bet Michael Buble's never been in there! Haters gon' hate.
I made sausages the other day complete with some hefty machinery and a tub of intestines which was sort of awesome. Who can say they've made real sausages from scratch? Well I can. It's actually really good fun and everyone's super nice and I get to cycle to work and back over the Burrard Bridge which is even more awesome.
I've been getting back on the bike a fair bit since I got it but apparently not cycling for 3 months doesn't do wonders on your fitness. There's so many places to cycle here though, the other day I cycled right along the Kitsilano coast from Burrard Bridge to the Regional Park at UBC, Pacific something or other and went past about 6 seperate beaches! I only cycled 16km.
We also went to the Hollywood Theatre on West Broadway to see It's A Wonderful Life this weekend. It was a five dollar donation to get in, 35mm film with scenes that were cut out in the 40's for being too raunchy! I think it was the scenes after their wedding at the house when they kiss or something.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

In the spirit of Christmas...

"Missing someone isn't about how long it's been since you've last seen them or the amount of time it's been since you last talked. It's about that very moment when you are doing something and you wish they were right there with you."