Hey man (Amen) Action figure Jesus is back in "Hey Man (Amen)". I don't know why he speaks German when he meets the devil.7.2 MB
iSwitched Here's what happens when you mix a new Mac with a former PC user. Rean switched.6.7 MB
RedRocket Crotch This is a typical Friday at school with my students. No seriously.6.9 MB
Outdoors + Gi At the karate bug bash, I gave unsu a go with the cam rolling.5.8 MB
Punchin out candles It's only fun when it works and you don't get burned. Ugh, that was a silly play on words.1.9 MB
Birthday wishes from PEI to Candace in Toronta
5/15/2013 8:26:00 AM
Birthday wishes from PEI. Start your day with a c-suckin COLD drink of water. Get worked up about something. Have pho (cause boiled dinner is hard to find in Toronta) for lunch. Make a cuppa tea. Put some lemon in it. Do some noodlin in the pool. Let er go you're ready! Watch the news but more importantly the weather. Have a nap. Wake up, get worked up about the butter being hard. Do it all over again tomorrow!!
Read the PC World article about the soon to be released 7 inch HP Slate tablet. I've always got something to say, perhaps not valuable, but something nonetheless.
Kudos on the Fred Flintstone reference naming the tablet.
I have tennis elbow (Tendinitis) in both arms now. This started in January shoveling the driveway. However it's not getting much better, as I've discovered that tablets and cell phones now cause my elbow muscles to seize up.
Those who've known me since high school will remember these black knee high slouchy boots that I don't recall removing from my feet from about 1988-1989. If I had a trademark it would be these boots. They went with everything, (easy when your entire wardrobe is primarily black with a few white, grey and denim pieces mixed in for good measure.)
Ahhh, I have been looking for these boots for years. There's no way you can buy a new pair, and short of taking up fashion/shoe design there was no way of getting them custom made.
I saw a girl walking across the street the other day to go to the culinary institute with a pair of boots on very similar to these. My heart jumped, and I almost pulled over and asked her what size her feet were and if I could buy them. That would be totally weird but that is the extent that I've been missing these boots.
Then I googled them, which led to ebay, and then to etsy.
Well not anymore, they are on their way to me. Now I have to see what shoes I will part with on their arrival...just to keep the minimalism in check. God I hope it's not something that I'll be desperately searching for in 25 years.
Advice to my friend Tracy Shelley on starting a blog.
2/27/2013 6:45:00 AM
I've been blogging since before it was called a blog. I called it a "web-log". People started calling it a "blog" just before Blogger came out. The only tip I have is to write like your grandmothers reading it. This allowed me to be authentic (my grandmother could handle a curse word or two) and tell a story without wanting to delete posts a year later. Which meant for me, less bitching and more life lessons if there was an ounce of pain otherwise sharing real happiness and joy.
I see blogging as a means to share things on my mind and a time capsule, that is, it should never go away. I've never pushed myself to write on a schedule because I think my traffic would go up but my content would suffer. I get a rush before I publish every post because I've re-read it 20 times in my mind and redrafted every word to fit the mood and best describe what I'm trying to communicate. I've seen a lot of bloggers come and go over the years as I watched blogging trend and burst but never really go away. Those that have been blogging like I have for over 10 years have a connection and a reason for sticking to it. I wish you well. Imagine your Christmas letter with an edition twice a month or so. You'd be good at it.
Jeff got me some wonderful gifts this year. A mini Kobo and a Nutribullet. I didn't think I had a need for an e-reader until I got one. I've installed Kindle on my iPhone and read a few books with it. The mini Kobo is a perfect size. At first, after my exercise in trying to simplify, I thought it was a bit excessive to have to buy books to read on my e-reader. Then I discovered Adobe Digital Editions which allows me to borrow books from the library and add them to my Kobo. The selection isn't huge here in PEI, but there's lots to keep me amused. I'm sure with some digging I can find a larger selection online.
Jeff and I started juicing with the Nutrabullet. I don't want to sound like an infomercial here, but it's really awesome. I borrowed my brothers juicer once in an attempt to eat healthier and was disappointed by the amount of waste that the juicer created. Since I'm not a baker, I had no reason to use the pulp of oranges and zuchini it left behind. It went into the compost. Not only that it seemed very expensive to buy all of the fruit and veggies when 80% of it ended up in my compost bin instead of my belly. The nutribullet gives you all that extra fibre, and there's no waste.
Some evenings we just have juice for dinner. You would think that that would be a very light dinner but it's really satisfying. I'm not talking about apples and oranges here, I'm talking about nutritious kale with avocado and fruit and some nuts or flax or hemp seeds to add protein and omega3s. An unexpected outcome of this is less cravings in the evening for snacks and sweets. I've decided to cut out sugar for January and after the first week, I haven't even been tempted. (And I've attended a birthday party where they served chocolate cake, my favorite!)
I've been wanting to try a 3 day cleanse of just drinking juice, and I think I've convinced Jeff to give it a try with me. It will mean driving home for lunch around the nutribullet each day but I think my body would like a break from meat, dairy and processed foods.
I just had lunch with a friend who told me they read my post about simplicity and it struck a chord. We had a great conversation about how life gets so complex that you start to spiral out of control because you don't have time to even cook a meal which means you don't have time to even pack a lunch, which leads to more spending which inevitably leads to more working. I think recognizing what's happening is the first step to change. I'm now discovering that change happens slowly over time. You don't just wake up one day, sell your house, downsize and simplify your life before dinner. Although sometimes I wish a wand could be waved, I'm enjoying the process of learning how I tick. I'm starting to get comfortable with the idea of less, and decisions are now made based on what is in my best interest in the long term over short term thinking. I've been looking into passive solar designs lately and I get really inspired to move in this direction. Sometimes you spend more up front, such as energy efficient construction but gain over the long term with reduced recurring energy costs.
Of course it would be an awkward time of year to sell our house, since construction on the new one couldn't begin until spring, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. It certainly seems like a great time of year to sell our geothermal heated house. Based on the number of viewings of our house lately, people are already sick of buying oil and winter has only begun.
I'm looking forward to finding a construction company to build our next passive solar home. There's a EcoExpo tomorrow at the Murphy's Centre in Charlottetown from 10am to 4pm and Tracey Allen is giving a talk about sustainable living at the Orthodox Church on Lower Malpeque Road at 9:30am next Saturday, which I hope to gain further inspiration.
Ren had a bad attitude most days, he bit people, but he knew tricks too.
**Doggie bloggie.** (Refresh for more ren thoughts.)
Mama the sky is blue because blue light's short wavelength causes it to get scattered around 10 times more by oxygen and nitrogen molecules than the longer wavelengths (like red) of the other colors visible to us. The blue in the sky we see is scattered blue light.
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