:: Wednesday, July 31st…
Spent the morning with a bud, going over plans to spruce up the house.
All of a sudden we’re planning a Sunday that involves hours and hours of bicycling around Winnipeg!
Tonight I sat around the fire with some amazing people, talking about life. Planning to see bands together, bring bands back here, go on mini road trips, and possibly spend eight months of our lives turning friendships in family.
I started watching “Long Way Round” to feed a hunger that’s been growing. Over the past few years things like spontaneous flights to BC, and driving through Ontario, have been fun…but…
Also, just slated the week that I’ll be heading down to AZ again to visit my folks (sorry everyone, Christmas 2014 will be spent without Hebby!)
I’m looking forward to Iowa next weekend with an entirely fresh viewpoint. I’m approaching my bank account in ways my father would be proud. And I’m staking claim to projects I never thought I’d be diving into.
What is my adult life?
:: Tuesday, July 29th…
Today could’ve been many things. And ended up being many things.
Breakfast with students. Projects instead of lunch. Hotdogs at the skatepark. Coffee shop talks all evening.
I started a process which I’m gazing at taking several years.
You guys know I love my bike, you know I hate cars, but I love roadtrips.
It’s late, and I have a lot on my mind, but lately I only want to share my personal thoughts with a close few. I feel like this summer has stolen me away from the internet, which is insanely okay.
This summer has me craving photographs and sketchbooks…open air and sandwiches…meditation and reflection.
This summer has me feel scared and excited and not longing for unseen. But rather, familiarizing myself with thoughts of impossibility becoming reality.
What has this summer done to you?
:: I see you night bloggers…
I see you writing about your sadness. How lonely you feel.
I see you feeling confused. Not knowing what to do next.
You’re not alone, night bloggers.
You’re not alone, people scrolling through Facebook at 2am.
You’re not alone, Tumblr peeps.
Why do we all act like we’re the only one’s going through it.
1. MOVIE NEWS
Goosebumps: The Movie [USAtoday.com]
Jack Black is RL Stine, and the monsters in his books are real…
The Hobbit Part 3 [ComingSoon.net]
Titled “Battle of the Five Armies”
Pirates 5 [IGN.com]
Yup, Jonny Sparrow in “Dead Men Tell No Tales”
2. DOTA2vESPN2 [Kotaku.com]
Now I know this is old news already, happened last weekend, but having the International DOTA2 Championships aired on a national sports television network is groundbreaking and historic for all of gaming!
Regardless of what incoherent, inconsiderate, and ignorant people splurge onto Twitter…it’s a good thing. More and more, digital works are being recognized. Because, y’know, we kind’ve live in a digital age…
3. YOSEMITE BETA [Mashable]
Watch the preview for Apple’s first attempt at releasing an operating live for public testing!
:: What else would I be doing at 12:09…
I have fallen in love with track riding. About a week ago I got into another near accident on my bike, with a motorist who I will assume is ignorant to rules of the road. So I moved onto the bike path that circles the city…but of course it was littered with pedestrians, who of course have giant strollers (and who of course don’t stay on their side).
BIKE path…side WALK…
Being fed up with nearly breaking my neck every time I try to enjoy a peaceful bike ride, I remembered that my old highschool has a pretty smooth track that goes nearly untouched all summer! So for the past week I’ve taken up heading over there when the sun sets, putting on some tunes, and riding for an hour or so. The result is a physically exhausted, but spiritually fed Hebby.
It’s like meditation in motion.
:: A day with many, all on my own…
Church was exceptional, combined with exceptional company and coffee. Brunch with my folks was amazing. But the muggy heat made me actually appreciate having air conditioning. I spent my afternoon working on a video project to commemorate my brothers final concert with his band (which is uploading right meow).
Dinner alone - Philly cheesesteak - accompanied by my sketchbook and the movie “Snowpiercer”; a film so odd I have to write a review on it tomorrow.
Once the scorching sun set, I hit the roads for a bikeride. Perfection.
Shower beers, Titanfall, and making plans with a babe is the the only way to end a day like this.
Goodnight weekend, you were good to this intro/extrovert.
:: Sleeping with a full stomach and full heart…
Spent the day with students in Winnipeg at the lasertag arena.
Highways make me sleepy.
So does too much pizza and sodapop.
This evening didn’t totally pan out, so I caught up on drawing/watching/cleaning.
I’m excited my boss is back from holidays, I’m excited for tomorrow’s concert, I’m excited for Monday.
:: Day loading out…
I’m excited at how this summers vibe drastically changes from “chill” to “hectic” back and forth each day.
Getting to sleep in, enjoy lunch and go over plans for future talks, get some editing done and check out some new inspiration. Then suddenly it’s planning and thinking and going and doing and finishing things to make room for others.
Changing prescriptions on my eyes has kicked my butt. Headaches and nausea all day. Not to mention this weekends catering gig has me feeling nerrrvous.
I’d love another Monday, or evening reading at the coffeeshop, or sitting round the fire with friends.
What’s your go-to this summer?
I made breakfast for kids in the morning, and bbq’d hotdogs for them all afternoon.
Then I got new glasses, and hungout at the coffeeshop all evening.
This new prescription is giving me a headache…off to bed…
:: beargen's bachelor party weekend…
Packed two cars, hit the hotel, hottubbed, ate our fill thrice over, got turned around on the roads, watched some movies, laughed, cruised, slept, danced (haha), shopped, and overall did this weekend right.
Another one puts a ring on it. The second time I’ve gone through a group of friends being married up…
And the WorldCup final, which was, ugh. Messi - dude - my heart was crying for you. You deserved that win. I really hope it doesn’t tarnish his overall awesomeness by not winning that game…
Now it’s back to the real world. 10mins online and I already see how peoples lives have changed over the last 48hrs. Already reminded of talks I’ll be having, coffee I’ll be sharing, things that need to be worked out.
Friends, I may duck away from the real world from time to time, but it’s only to regroup so that we may better function in the long run.
:: I keep thinking it’s Friday…
My boss landed safely in Puerto Rico, I spoke at our bonfire session tonight, replaced my spazzed out iPhone5S, ate some preeetty decent food. Yup, today was a good day.
If there’s one thing I would want to leave you with today, it’s that if you have an opinion don’t let others opinions sway yours. Stay true to yourself, unless of course facts state otherwise. Be humble, but firm. Plant your feet, but soften your heart.
Who decides what matters and doesn’t matter in your life?
:: Today, from start to finish…
Spent my morning making breakfast for a bunch of rad folk. Sat around eating bacon and pastries, talking about silly things we’ve noticed in our lives.
Spent my lunch talking about relationships, and opinions, and passions, with one of our interns. The differences, the similarities, our pasts, and why we do what we do.
Spent my afternoon bbq’ing hotdogs for dudes at the skatepark. Handing out drinks, giving high fives…I’m gonna like hanging out there this summer!
Spent my evening at the coffeeshop. Reading, writing, listening, gathering thoughts and combining them with experience.
My two week old smartphone decided that it wants to start shutting itself off…needed a dozen hard resets today.
And it rained, briefly, very hard…when I needed to bike home.
Some things were good, some frustrating, some insignificant, some life changing. As each day goes by I care less and less for remedial, trivial, time consumption, and crave more soul-feeding.
And it’s different for each one of us. It has to be. If we all experienced the same life…this would be a rather boring thing to go through…
:: Well that was a weekend…
I received a few messages from readers saying they’re bummed that I haven’t been posting as much. And while I’m stoked that you guys are avid, I just want to remind you that during the summer I’d rather go out and live, than stay in and stare at a screen (for the most part…some days…haha).
Okay, so, Friday: It was our first Friday Event of Summer’14, and to keep it light I took some peeps to Meadow’s for minigolf. We ended up getting rained on, so we figured “might as well get soaked on bumperboats!” After a few icecream sessions with different friends, I ended up helping beargen move into his new place. To commemorate the occasion, I picked up a few pizza’s (naturally), a case of brews, brought out he ol’ pipe, and played some Settlers!
Saturday: Double family fun! My Mum insisted that I hangout for brunch while watching the Argentina/Belgium match. AND my Dad returned from his bike tour to Anchorage. Luckily his buds took a lot of photos, and captured some gopro footage, so I’ll be putting together a video for them (which I’ll obviously post here). Spent the afternoon cleaning the house with the roomie. Like seriously, 4hrs later, spotless. And I was lucky enough to spend the evening with a babe, eating pizza, watching fireworks and lightning, sharing life, being hunted by lil boys with bike bells…
Today, Sunday, was chill. I woke up eeeaaarrrrly morning with woodticks in my hair, so it was kinda tough to fall back asleep. Ended up sleeping right through church. And since the next two weeks are going to be pretty intense (with my boss on vaca) I figured I should spend the day being selfish. Ended up playing like…4hrs of WoW, bbq’ing with the family, and puuuushing myself on a ride around town! Now it’s midnight and I just witnessed a giant robot shark fight a megaladon…so…goodnight!