Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hi, My name is Sean.
I bet you’re wondering how I got here…
Heh, I might as well tell you my story,
We’re not going anywhere anytime soon…
Well, I should properly introduce myself,
Like I already said, my name is Sean,
I’m 16, I’m in grade 11, I go to Sunny Valley High School,
I get good grades, I’m on the school volleyball team.
In my school, if you’re on the team, that means instant popularity.
I have the girl, I have the friends… the right friends.
I go to the parties. The parties…
So I should be happy, shouldn’t I?
Well, if you haven’t picked up yet,
Which is why I’m here, really.
Are you cold? I’m cold.
I’ve been cold for a while now.
Anyway, you want to know why I’m here.
It happened a few nights ago,
We were all at Bobby’s place,
Well his parents have a cottage, and we were using it,
He had this huge party, everyone came.
People were drinking, it was getting pretty crazy.
It was getting out of control, but that’s not what this story is about,
Every party is like that.
I was talking on the deck was Kim,
She was talking about her week,
We weren’t really paying attention to what was going on inside.
But suddenly, it got really quiet inside,
Then there were these loud shots, and Kim and I both flinched
She ran inside, there was another loud bang and she screamed.
I ran inside and I saw her lying on the floor.
Then I saw him,
It was this guy Gary from school.
He was one of those kids who no one talked to,
People didn’t make fun of him, they just flat out ignored him.
Which is probably worse…
There were tears in his eyes, he looked at me.
I couldn’t hold his gaze, I looked away.
Kim was on the floor, she was trembling.
I looked at Gary again,
He was holding something in his right hand.
He raised it and pointed it at me,
I think he said something, I’m not too sure.
In the few seconds I had left,
I realized what was coming.
He pulled the trigger.
Death is a strange event,
Everyone knows they are going to die someday,
They just don’t know how, or when.
But we know its coming…
They say that going to a funeral can really help you put your life in perspective,
But when you’re the one what actually died? That’s the kicker!
You can look back on your life, and pin point exactly where you went wrong,
All that crap I wasted my time on,
Computers, tv, videogames,
That’s the stuff that can really suck your life away,
Not just death.
So many things I want to change, so many things I wish I cold just erase just erase.
Like that Gary kid,
You know, if someone reached out to him,
If I reached out to him, I could still be alive,
Kim wouldn’t be in a coma right now,
But… now I’m here… waiting.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
i have really appreciated two themes that have been cropped up in the series: the idea that every person has a purpose in life and importance of the people around you. very inspiring.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
i first noticed that this type of conversation came up in a few forms: there was 1) anecdotal stories, which was just a funny observation someone had noted about another person, which came off as more of harmless banter. then there was 2) "mother hen circles", where a group of three to five people gathered and skipped through topics of people who weren't in the room. finally there was 3) malicious conversation, where the intent was to defame the individual who was not present.
so what is there to do if you do not want to partake? not inviting this type of conversation by brushing off comments about other people by stating something positive and changing topics is probably the best option.
sure, we all like to blow off steam and vent every once in a while. just make sure it's not always at some other persons expense in front of a large group.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
sooo, it's the start of a new year, which means it's that time of year where people look ahead to the future and make plans of self-betterment. yes. 'new years resolutions'.
dictionary.com [that's right, the lazy man's dictionary] defines resolution as:
the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.
now, we have everyone's tired, old lists that include acts such as frequenting the gym more, preparing a healthier diet, forming actual study habits, keeping your chin up and so forth. of course, these are all things worthy of revamping into good habits and the idea of changing them should be entertained... but let's be honest, if you were not hitting the gym, cutting trans-fat, picking up a book, and looking to the brighter side last month, chances are the acts you resolve to do will more than likely fizzle out mid-february [at best].
so my theory of true self-betterment is that if you actually want to be more productive with your time or whatever, is to not depend on a new year to bring a change to your schedule, but to integrate all these 'things' [whatever your resolutions may be] in a realistic way that works with your life, so they don't fade out.
if you're in school full time and working, going to the gym four times a week probably won't happen. if your working at McDonald's to pay off your car, not taking advantage of the 50% off on food would be ridiculous. you get the picture.
so! knowing all this. here are my new year's resolutions ;)
1) hit the gym more
2) eat less crappy food
3) have a higher interest in my classes
4) maintain a better attitude
get back to me mid-feb and see where i'm at.