:: Today was a big ol’ bag of refreshing…
Enough coffee to make my head hurt, clean and simple run sequencing between photographers and uploads, and a lot of uplifting interactions with parents of athletes! And I finally met the boss lady type person…great talk! So inspired by her, and this week…but also dead…physically so very dead.
I think today was so refreshing because I wasn’t thinking about a million things. Worked just clicked, which made time fly by. The last time I looked at the clock it was 5 and now it’s………..9:30pm! hahaha
I feel like I did less, but accomplished more. Stoked for tomorrow’s play-by-play’s with new online followers.
Time to head home early so I can upload footage here at work AND on my personal computer *thumbs up*
:: Today was “catch up day” at the games…
Everything turned over from Phase1 to Phase2, meaning, the first round of medal winners is over (and the students bus back home). So I got time to download/edit/moderate/upload/post all day. Still busy, but didn’t have to monitor ongoing games WHILE doing all that. Currently it’s 9:30pm, I’ve been here since 7am, and I’m waiting for one video to load so I can start one and queue another over night.
The toughest part will be hunting down all the new athletes online, getting them to learn the tags so we can track their posts.
Tonight I think I’ve had too much time to work without people rushing in and out of my office with questions/assignments. I’ve spent 50+ hrs in 3.5days at my desk staring at my computer…so I’m going a little batty. My eyes feel like their going to burn out of their sockets. I’m reading blogs from people that make me think about life. Things I’ve chosen to do with mine. And you get into one of those 20-something cliche movie moments where it’s all like “woaaah man, what iiiis life?”
That and I just need sleep. And frick dang do I miss drawing right now.
Could not be more excited for Alex & Sandi’s moving party on Sunday. Pizza and the new 300 flick, so stoked.
Here’s a thought; could it be that none of us knows how to treat the other? Like, we know each other. We know likes and dislikes. But it’s like we live in an age where the most outspoken people are the one’s completely baffled by how to work with who others are on the inside.
Post after post of “help me” and “what’s next” and “what did I do wrong” and “why doesn’t someone understand”. That all sounds super bum-outty. Try to think of it like…you have an orange, and you figure “oranges are for eating” so you enjoy it. But maybe oranges AREN’T for eating, and you just totally confused that little round guy…
:: I kinda just want to get this over with and go to bed…
Day three of the games. I’ve totaled 37hrs at my desk now, since Sunday. Collecting data and scribing it for the masses. With less of my team showing up today, and the tech department being non-existent, I found myself doing more and more communicating with third parties that were already at the event. Radio hosts, parents of athletes, anyone that could help me gather content. At this point, since the games have never been chronicled through social networking before…I figure…why not get the whole community involved!
At least, when this is over, I’ll have something nifty to put on my resume…and maybe a few extra Instagram followers…whatever.
PS: What the what happened with geek news! New movies and games and music OH MY!
:: Day 2 of the games…
Up at 6AM, still sick. Off to work by 7, tea first.
Wasn’t quite sure what a full day of covering sports would be like…definitely caught me off guard. But c’mon, this is what I do. Not only did I catch up, I blew people’s miiiinds maaan.
Instagram interactions with the athletes. Episodic adventures with our “mascot” on YouTube. A constant stream of photos and retweets. Bing bang boom baby!
In all honesty I’m totally wiped. I wasn’t expecting the role of “social media moderator” to actually involve a straight 14hrs of constant editing/updating! The only hiccup is our video/tech department…but I’ll blame that on lack of sleep.
It’s 11:30PM, need to be up at at it in 7hrs. 5 days left!
:: Woke up at 8AM so sick I could barely see straight…
Closed my eyes, and when I opened them again it was 1PM! I had to start working on Winter Games stuff in an hour, and I could even clear my head enough to remember where my socks were.
Needless to say I spent the day in bed. Furiously trying to stay afloat of all the athletes IG’s, announcers tweets, and my teams photos. I think for a Provincial first, we did pretty darn good on our first day!
I also had Season8 of Xfiles going on Netflix…finally finished it. Why couldn’t seasons 3-7 have been like this?!?
Now starts the 5 days of being up before the sun in order to catch every glimpse of the action online. I hope.
Send some prayer and love my way so I can sweat this cold out in my sleep!
:: My blog lately has been so wrapped up in other things, that I’m beginning to understand why people keep unfollowing me haha…
Today I went to bed at 4AM and got up at Noon. I got paid, and then paid rent *sad*.
Today some friends of mine opened a really amazing skate life store in the mall. In will no doubt eventually take whatever little money I have…
Today the MB Games started…online. Boy oh boy do people need you to be totally politically correct when posting things about rural winter sports. I really hope everyone understands that (and this is the millionth time I’ve said it) I am not the one creating the content! I simply post what I am given. Sure I have the chance to edit it, but if it comes from the bosses, it goes up.
And apparently, while I was getting sick again and playing Diablo3, things in Kiev got even worse. As in, Ukraine might be getting invaded by Russia?
1. My head cold only hits me on Saturdays
2. Really Putin? Couldn’t even wait a whole week after the Olympics?
3. My body is sweating chicken soup and Sriracha
4. You can now join my guild in WoW AND D3
:: So yesterday…
I only got home at 2:30am, and ended up playing Pokemon till about 4…completely forgetting about last night’s post haha.
Lots of Diablo3 in the morning, before heading to the highschool for lunch. So many new/rad students learning about the B, wanting to just chill and talk life. Tim also held a really inspiring talk on a side of Jesus’ life that I had never even thought about thinking about!
The afternoon was spent again, prepping confused folks for the MB Games.
Last night was super fun. No plans, an amazing guest speaker…blending random food and watching students almost toss their cookies while drinking it haha! I love the randomness of my job!
:: First off, sorry to my friends. The last 48hrs has been kinda stressful/hectic. And the next week I’ll be COMPLETELY unavailable (unless you stop by the office, in which case, bring food and coffee…please…I’ll pay you…)
If you’re wondering why click [here] to see what I’ve been working on, and what I’ll be facerolling until the 8th.
Currently to take my mind off of work life I’m playing three videogames, chatting with students, and reading comic books consecutively. Just in one of those hyperactive moods where I can’t seem to do enough.
Also just found out some friends are moving into a townhouse the street behind me *yay* stoked for brunch and nerdy hangs.
PS: That skate life store my friends are opening, yeah, that’s this Saturday!
:: Whoops, I was so wiped last night I forgot to post…
Spent most of my day tying up lose ends with my (just found out who they are) Winter Games team. Some were stoked to finally receive information on what we’re supposed to do in 4 days…some…not so much haha.
If you’re reading this and thinking “man Hebb, the organizational skills of these Games are not up to par” well, it’s not my fault. Up until yesterday I was still on record as just being a regular volunteer, and not the leader of the dang team haha.
Spent the evening with some of my BUNKER team at an awesome seminar on how to work with hurting teens. Good stuff. Adolescence and all that. Free awful coffee and donuts. Good talks afterwards.
There are some gnarly people looking out for this community, I hope ya’ll recognize!
Unfortunately, I drank too much coffee, and was up until 3AM reading comicbooks. So…
:: I had a really great thing to share, but I forgot…
I’m kinda taking every morning this week, really really slowly. As in, only waking up at 8am. Making a breakfast, and enjoying it with a book, instead of running off. Partly because I have a lot of evening-work stuff up this week. Mostly because NEXT week I’m scheduled to work everyday 7am-10pm (for the winter games)
Which, btw, is not coming together smoothly. The folks at Sport MB made Kev in charge (on record) and stuck me in the wrong department. Which means my team has no idea who they’re working for…and any scheduling we do will be very last minute :(
Aside from that, I like where things are at with The B right now. Really like it. Love it. I picked up donuts and coffee, headed to the highschool for lunch, experienced some students opening up and being more honest with themselves. Worked over details on new events, played hacky sack, and ate tacos!
Even coming home; Walking Dead, nachos, and chatting with more students online. It’s nice to see prayers answered, hard work paying off, and that ol’ PMA coming through *thumbs up*
If you weren’t aware…a few months ago I noticed that I had been letting my distaste for society get in the way of my ability to care for people. Nope, that’s dumb. Fixed that, started reaching out more, expanded my comfort zone..and BAM so many awesome people to share life with!
:: Watching these on Mondays has become increasingly difficult. But writing lil reviews as I watch has sparked some sweet conversations with you guys online and IRL sooooooooo….okay that should be enough to fill up my Fbook status so people don’t see spoilers without ACTUALLY reading this…
- First impression of this new character; I really want to like him
"I’m the luckiest guy in the world…"
- He’s efficient, that’s forsure. Could easily be another Shane or Governor type…
- Awe Michonne is Carl’s new mom :*
- There’s that whole “whoops forgot life has drastically changed” thing again
- I ship Rick + Michonne…is that how you say it…is that the thing? They should be a family…yup.
- He totally just checked out her butt…
- Rick get a new shirt already sheesh man, it’s the apocalypse not the end of fashion.
(when did his beard get so grey?)
- Is she seriously being that corny? hahaha
- Nasty others too, frick, why does Rick always come across the worst people
- creepiest forshadowiest paaaiiintiiing
- Neeeevermiiiiind totally wasn’t expecting that
- oh ma gosh Rick you’re screeeewed
…are they…really…yup…killed him for a bed…
- Three hours since the bus…so they’re like…a whole state over by now? Do I have any American followers that could topographically show me where Season4 is covering?
- HE KNOWS WHAT CAUSED THIS MESS???
- These three are so stereotypical it’s ridic!
1. redneck with a mullet
2. camo redneck with trucker stache
3. sassy under-dressed gal
- RIIIICK NOOOO FRICK RICK FRICK!!!
- Fighting is not a silent thing, it’s not a silent thiiiiing!!!
Sidenote: I ate too many tacos/nachos
- Apparently in this scene where Rick jumps off the roof, Norman Reedus was mooning him through one of the windows haha
- I’m getting the impression that this “scientist” is a dingus
- $20 says Glen’s lesbian sidekick hooks up with this chick that needs pants
- aaand an evil grin from the mullet…good…just what we need
*phew* holy crap Rick…
- I’d like to have an episode where people just walk into each other and DON’T try to kill each other. Just like “hey” “sup”
- This is feeling more and more like an L4D game…and I like it
:: That was a nice Monday…
Cold meds knocked me out until noon, worked on idea building all afternoon. Spent the evening having great talks with new family and new friends.
One thing I really appreciate about my job, is that I never know who’s going to walk through the door. Each day is an opportunity to help turn lives around, help people, learn about life, or just shoot some pool and laugh.
PS: I haven’t given up on drawing. The MB Games have just stolen a lot of my free time, that, and refocusing a lot on priorities with the ministry.
I DO want to pickup the “IG friends” project again, and I STILL have a few pieces to mail out (I actually picked up envelopes…after 2 years…haha) Each day I fear that I’m losing more and more of my free time. While at the same time, not wanting to become one of those guys that always has that as an excuse. It’s the battle of being a postmodern-twenty-something.
:: Today tried to frustrate me…
No sleep, headache, confused thoughts.
Did NOT wake up at 6am for the hockey game, did wake up for church. Learned a lot, I like that. I’m back to being revitalized…and all I had to do was say “yes” to meeting up with a few folks.
Spent the afternoon in a conference room with all our volunteers for the Provincial Winter Games. Listening to Olympians, snapping photos, being inspired.
Followed by 2hrs of driving around, freezing my buns, and randomly (and quite suddenly) being hit with a cold :P
Made a big bowl with a mixture of chicken soup / ramen noodles / sriracha sauce, and cold meds.
Watched Robocop with some friends…and loved it!
Now tea, and sleep, because screw you brain.
:: Good Saturday, good Saturday…
Up at 11AM to clean the house, meet up with Manda for brunch, clean some more, and head to work for a rental at 5.
My OCD causes a bit of anxiety every time I rent the place out for a family function. No one’s going to take care of The B the way I do, or want them to, so I cringe every time I hear someone drop something.
My main goal today was to do some major spring cleaning on my office; mission accomplished. Aside from that, there was a lot of time spent updating websites, playing video games, and watching Xfiles.
I wrote a lil blog earlier today, that sums up my thoughts as of late. It’s over on the Bunkers site if you care to read…
:: Today was beautiful…
Wrecked myself at the wrestling match yesterday, so I took advantage of my morning off by sleeping in. Hungout at the highschool over lunch to speak to a nearly full classroom (thanks again!)
All afternoon it was Olympic hockey, editing, and goofing off. But tonight, tooonight.
Tonight was perfect. The answer to so much prayer.
My old buddy Tomm spoke, and nailed it. He challenged so many people, and set us (myself included) up to have so many follow up discussions and prayer times with students. It means so much to have someone trust me with major aspects of their lives. I really hope people understand that I don’t take their stories/situations lightly. I’ve been there. I’ve been there.
I do what I do, because I’ve been there…and I don’t want others to be there.
The band, VoV, if you don’t know them…learn them. Two sets; acoustic and metal. Such a great culmination of friends, tunes, laughter, and love. I really need to start taking pictures with people that attend Friday, so I can look back as an old man and chuckle.
Now I’m going to bed with a full stomaaache zzzzzz