Friday, July 28, 2006

The Winds of Change!

Well today marks a momentus occasion... well not really. My only news to report is that I've finally finished reading Passages by Gail Sheehy (took me a damn long time too). If you ever want to learn about the very predictable human crisis patterns (including midlife crisis's) from the years 20 to 50 then I reccommend you read the above mentioned book. It makes me wonder if what i'm doing right now is really just a meaningless venture. If all the knowledge, morals, and forged pathways i'm to make are really going to be regretted, taken back and completely revamped later in life, then simply, whats the point? Well I guess life has to have some rhyme and reason; we can't really all become masters on the route to personal growth because we'd just become bored with the that level of mastery an continue our everlasting search for "more". It's just a good book if you want some food for thought, and you older people out their will probaly find it more diconcerning then I do because your probaly one of "those" who fits snuggly into a category of human development.

On an entirely unrelated note I would like to point out that finally, for the first time in countless games, I won at Settlers of Catan. I'm going to say it's because I finally put a settlement on an 8 (6 just doesn't role). Well it's mostly because Gabe and Jenn completley blocked each other off from everything, but Jenn almost won so they didn't do to badly. I now feel the need to post a link to Mayfair Games. They have so many damn games/expansions/novelties that I can't help myself. Hell they even have a starfarer edition placed centuries into the future. (just click on the "Catan Games" on the left side of the page)

I think I'm going to put this into my favourite links, just because if everyone has the game... well then I won't ever need to buy one... isn't freeloading fun?

Other then that I have nothing new to report... Over and out?

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Finally I have gotten around to writing in this damn thing. I've been putting it off since mid May. Usually because of school but also for a lack of really intresting events to talk about. Well have no worries! I still suffer from the later but I've decided to hell with it!

First up on my agenda is to cover some of the interesting things i've done this year:

1.) Woodshop adventures!
This year I built numerous fun things, amongst them was this lovely muskoka chair:

As you can see (from far away) I looks amazing! The truth is that anyone who builds something always knows it's flaws. Who can really tell that one of the armchair supports is covering up a really nasty chip from an overzealous driller. A tip to everyone, if your countersink isn't deep enough and you over shoot it... don't try to reverse the screw (it tends to take the wood with it).

From the first person perspective! As you can see we've sealed all the knotts in the pine to prevent water damage later.

Hey! It takes my weight! That is definetly a good sign. I have to admit, the chair could of been wider, but it's hard to tell just how well everything will fit together.

2.) I have a girlfriend. Yes it's true. Don't worry, i'll find some way to make it through. I don't have many pictures but I do have this one (for those of you who don't know what she looks like yet). Luckily she's finally coming back after going to Australia for 3 weeks, so I can finally spend some of my free summer with her.

Thats all for now, I might get around to posting some articles or other things i've written in the past year, it depends on their quality, and how the "public bloggers" might percieve them. Anways so long for now and I look forward to actually writing things in here.