Life is a highway

Friday, May 20, 2011

Post-life BBQ - 6:01pm per time zone - Ill bring the cynicism

Who: The other 97% of the world
What: A BBQ for those of us that did not pass Judgement day
Where: H-E-Double Hockey Sticks (for the Canadians), 'Hell' for everyone else
Why: Because we thought that we were using logic and common sense to explain the worlds happenings while not basing our lives around what seemed to be a bunch hodge podge to help people sleep at night... and now? We are keeping Satan company.
When: OCTOBER 21st, 2011 @ 6:01 as per Mr. Camping's Prediction.

RSVP: well... You don't really have a choice... so... If all goes as predicted.. SEE YOU THERE!

PS: Personally, I think that our party will be better then the one up above. They may have Albert and Philadelphia cream cheese, but we have a way bigger party with all the people from around the world that DIDN'T have sticks up their asses their whole lives.



In all seriousness though, I really hope that this prediction does not bring on mass suicides like many other incidents where predictions went horribly wrong; need I remind you all of the Millennium?

I will admit, when I heard this story I got a little nervous. I do see myself as a pretty loyal atheist, however, sometimes, and only sometimes, I'm like'... ohhhhhhh fuck... what if?' Clearly not a thought strong enough for me to forget all reason and drop to my knees with my fingertips to the sky, but just enough to be like: 'that would suck'. Kind of the same thing with 2012 I suppose. There may be some small hints that something could be true, but mostly just people trying to understand the world a little better by throwing in ideas and waiting for people to search for what they want to see.

Needless to say, If the rapture does happen tomorrow I will likely be the first person in my time zone to be transported DOWN into the depths of the earth (or wherever the devil may reside); as far away from god as possible, if this theory is true (and by this theory I am referring to the theory of god as a whole).

I suppose all I can say is: Thank ____ I have friends and family on the east coast. Be dears and warn me when people start to burn up beside you? Give me the chance to live my last 3 natural-disaster free hours to their fullest. As for you guys... Get in contact with China? ASAP? Cause I think its just about that time there.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Emotions are contagious.

When someone you care about is happy it brightens your day; when you are around them it lifts you up inside. When this person is sad it makes your heart ache; when you're around them you cry with them. And when this person is so stressed out that they need time to consider their priorities and goals, all you can do is hope that you stay on top of that list and try to ignore the knot in your stomach telling you this month is going to be hell... while reminding yourself that they are worth it.

We don't just live life for ourselves, we live it for others as well. What makes us happy makes others happy, and when we are sad it effects every person we come in contact with. The man that lost his job may be an ass at the restaurant and the woman that is going through a divorce probably yelled at the store clerk. Whether you believe it or not, your emotions are not your own.

It is true that many people are good at hiding themselves, but even a true master at hiding can still be seen from the right angle, and with all of the people in this world, there is certainly not an angle undiscovered. However, for most of us, we show what we feel and we feel what we show, either boosting ourselves or letting ourselves down. It is this energy that encircles us and, when in contact with another, becomes transferred, even if against our will.

I find that stress is often the least likely of the emotions to transfer, but when it does it often has the most effect. It is easy to stand back and watch someone putter around manically and to wish they would settle down, but when it finally transfers over all you want to do is run. Run not from them, but from the feelings that you are both now holding, feelings that can be so relentless. You know what they are feeling and you want to be supportive (even if its not something you believe in) but now these emotions are yours as well. When it's someone you care about all you can do is hope that soon enough they will drop their stress not only for themselves, but also for you.

So be mindful, my fellow readers, both in the sense of passing off your emotions to unprepared citizens, but also in holding back judgements when the 'idiot' in front of you in the line is not coping well with a situation, you just never know what kind of day he/she has had. And when you can, when you are strong enough and a person means enough to you, lend out an extra shoulder to help them limp along, cause one day you might need theirs as well.

It may be hard now, and it may seem like this will never end, you might not even believe that their is going to be an end, but all you can do is hope to god that there is and that the other side is going to be more then green, its going to be golden.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

You only get one...

I have been searching for something to write about for a while now, if you couldn't tell, but all i have been thinking about is how i just want to get out and live life!

My parents are in china on a cruise, a friend of mine is in Vegas and just got back from Florida, my other friend is going to Israel for 6+ months, and I.... am going to Vancouver? I admit that I do a lot more then most people. School in Toronto, internship in Vancouver, live in Calgary, and the many trips that i have had the privilege of going on in the past... but I feel like its not enough! I don't want to work and I don't want to go to school, I just want to travel the world! I want to lay on a beach in Hawaii for a week before flying off to cruise the markets in Beijing. I want to take a picture of all the people 'leaning' against the leaning tower of Pisa from afar, to get a facial with Mud from the red sea... IN THE RED SEA! Hike the stairs of El Castillo (or at least around the base since the stairs have now been closed for preservation), run across the street to get to the Colosseum (across the most dangerous intersection in the world; no insurance company will cover if you are in an accident there), eat french bread in France and pasta in Italy. Go shopping on Madison Avenue and hale a cab in downtown New York City by whistling and waiving my hand.

There are so many things to do in this world and what am I doing? Sitting in my living room writing a blog about them rather then DOING them.

But alas... in order to do these things... one needs money. And how do you get money? Work... and how do you work? School... So i suppose I could look at this as my path to the future... A future that will hopefully start very soon so i can sink my toes into the sand at Waikiki beach or overuse the 'nighttime lights' setting on my camera while walking down the strip in Vegas. But all of this after, and only after, I head to Thailand to volunteer and donate to an Elephant Orphanage and contribute at least 2 weeks of my time helping someone that truly needs it.. and the elephants are those that do.

In order to keep my sanity I suppose I shall think of it that way. Right now I am living life up in my home town before I head off to explore the world, to live this one life with as much enthusiasm and experience as possible by a single human being, by truly... LIVING.