2014: Day 112 

:: One of those days, that feels like two days… 
Up early enough to just lie in bed and enjoy five blankets for an hour. Breakfast with a friend, always the best. Conversations about life, another great thing. Figuring out how the two are connected, a fun thing to do in my head. 
A great lunch hour at the highschool with an empowering group of students, and a tiny Puerto Rican. Finally got to try the schools top-notch kitchen…ribs…so good. And the message shared with the group, a simple question; “why”. I think it was more inspiring at how no one could (wanted to) answer. When really it was supposed to be an insanely simple question that they could all shout the answer to…
Making taco’s one last time for students in the afternoon. Packing that up for the summer so we can unpack our bbq. 
Booking it to Winnipeg for the evening for some of the best pizza with an old friend. I needed a simple night, no big plans, no deeper meaning. Just pizza and laughs. 

Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
2 Timothy 2:23

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2014: Day 111 

:: Great start to the week… 
Up at 6am, breakfast / two epi’s of Xfiles / lil bit o’ sketching / house cleaning, all before 9AM. 
Lunch with a couple amazing dudes, all graciously and surprisingly paid for by another amazing dude. 
I love watching lives change for the better… 
Spent the afternoon toiling and scheming *shifts gaze around the room*
And the evening with a group of people being impacted by a more brutal/real side to the “Easter story”. 
Life is good. 

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2014: Day 110 

:: I slept through Easter Church service… 
So you know the day was off to a good start. Thought today was going to be one of the weirdest days. Just…didn’t like it from the get-go. But I shook that off, headed to my parents for brunch, aaand enjoyed it. 
A pedal around town with the boys turned into short skatepark hangs with some of my students. And man, I am so stoked on this summer! It’s such a good feeling walking into a situation that’s good before you even start working on it. Like, it doesn’t need work…it’ll be rad without you…you’re just along for the ride :) 
And I beat Super Metroid! I honestly can’t remember the last time I did that…90’s dude…
And then it started raining, so we opened all the windows. Which got me feeling nostalgic, so I popped in more Metroid (Prime this time, for the GameCube). And I don’t work tomorrow morning, so it’s late, and the house is chill. And all those uneasy feelings have been shed. And I’m tinkering with ideas that get me stoked on growing and learning from mistakes. Cause dude…I make stupid mistakes so dang often! Either I’ll say something awkward, or do something no one understands, or just straight up be confused by my surroundings. That, or knowingly do the opposite of what I should do. So, I hope no one is currently beating themselves up for mistakes…cause I’m supposed to be a mentor to kids and I still make plenty! Pobody’s nerfect amiright! 

Today, the Raddest Nephew became a fellow road warrior! 

Today, the Raddest Nephew became a fellow road warrior! 

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Ever wondered what would happen if Terry and Bruce from Batman Beyond took on ever incarnation from the past 75yrs of the Dark Knight’s reign? Well, thanks Darwyn Cooke! 

2014: Day 109 

:: I woke up at noon… 
Spent the afternoon trying to figure out who is using my Netflix account (still haven’t, if you are, stop being a ween). But mostly spent my time battling through Super Metroid some more! The goal is to finish it this weekend :P 
Got together with a bunch of friends and saw “Transcendence”. Mini review: It’s good, you can tell it’s the Directors first time. He definitely worked with Chris Nolan (haha) and is trying to mix a number of styles…but he should’ve just stuck with one. First time in a long time that I was paying more attention the holes rather than getting engulfed in the story. Just wait for the download. 
Overall, nice weekend. Church tomorrow, night! 

2014: Day 108 

:: Yesterday, Good Friday… 
Work was closed, and it was Super Metroid’s 20th anniversary, so I made an epic brunch and played SNES all afternoon! 
Family dinner, even more Mom-made-food-awesomeness! Mini sticks hockey with the Raddest Nephew, too much chocolate, and movie night (Secret Life of Walter Mitty). 
Got home around 10:30, played more Metroid, asleep around 3…I think… 
A perfect rainy day filled with good food and good faces. Watching my parents flip through old photoalbums helped remind me that those things need to happen more often… 

Super Famicom Metroid [commercial] 

Happy Bday Samus! 

Happy Bday Samus! 

2014: Day 107 

:: I started today feeling optimistic…
My head hurts, and I’ve been super sleepy all day. Got caught up on SHIELD, and got a lot of work done. But it’s still been a “blah” day. Not in a negative way, just a…could’ve gotten more sleep, being physically wrecked is mentally draining…kinda day.
I DID get groceries though; pro food, con shopping. And that 10k ride in cold wind wrecked my throat :P
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