What a tease…almost.

Well that was almost a tease! I was looking for some tickets to tonight’s Calgary Flames game and managed to find two of them side-by-side in section 215, row 2, seats 5 & 6. Of course, for some reason I had left my credit card in the car today so I ran out to get it and ran back in. By the time it was all said and done, my two minutes had expired and the tickets released back to the pool. What a pain!!

Well, it’s about this time that I opened two windows (one IE, the other FireFox) and put one on each monitor. I began manually hammering the ticketmaster.ca website to no avail. I stopped, took a breath and visualized myself at the game tonight…actually, on my way in to work this morning I had visualized it. So, a few deep breaths, seeing some ‘affordable’ tickets on the screen and I hit the submit button! It sat for a few extra seconds and voila!! There it was on my screen; two Calgary Flames tickets for Game #3 of the first-round playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings were mine. Again I took a few seconds to breath. I punched in my credit card and received the confirmation screen that they had been purchased.

So a little persistence, some positive thinking, amazing visualization skills and a few extra minutes of my time and the tickets were mine! Just goes to show that you really can have anything that you really want in life!

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The world is not a sphere…

It’s true apparently. According to my younger brother, “it’s flat like a piece of paper.”

“You’re actually walking around on a big map, similar to the one that you carry in your pocket. You see, there are edges to the paper, just like there are edges on a map.”

“So how do you get to the other map?”

“It’s easy thanks to the vortexes! There’s these constant breezes blowing at the edges of the maps and they magically transfer you to the next map. Really, this whole thing of a core to the Earth is crap. There’s no big ball of liquid hot magma in the sphere…of course because the Earth is not a sphere, it can’t be there.”

“So where does it come from then?”

“Simple. Just think of it like a jelly filled doughnut! It’s all contained within the mountain or volcano and sits on top of the piece of paper. Nothing happens to it until people start messing around with it. You see, people, or should I say idiots, build their villages on the side of the volcano. When the village gets too big it gets heavy and it compresses down on the jelly filling. The filling comes squirting out the top killing everyone, unless they can run fast like Ben Johnson. Of course, don’t forget that it’s not jelly filling, it really is liquid hot magma! Honestly, only idiots build on the side of a volcano. It’s like natural selection, and you can’t help it if you’re an idiot.”

Really, this is almost exactly how the conversation went. It was very amusing and very serious, complete with hand gestures for the animations. I was thoroughly impressed. Oh yeah, did I mention that he’s won academic awards this school year? Oh, and he’s really 21!

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Ahhh this thing called Life

Amazingly enough I haven’t written in a few days. To be honest with you, I actually feel a little bad. Life is totally taking control of me, as opposed to me controlling it. It’s time to get my life back under control. It started with the email inbox at work. Down to 9 messages now instead of the typical 40 or so, and no, they weren’t just archived. In fact, I took the time to read them, and do the things that were required within it. Now it’s time to write.

I still haven’t had that epiphany about what it is I should write about. I’m sure it will come to me at some point; it’s just a matter of time. I’ve started to get a little (OK, actually a lot) more serious about the graphic and web design work that SPRY is doing. We’ve got a number of projects on the board that it’s time to start knocking them off. Of course, life is getting in the way with the fact that I need to clean the house for when the appraiser comes on Monday. I’m hoping for a minimum value so that I can refinance things correctly, keep my house, do some home improvements, and have fun this summer.

Well, as is expected, time to get back to life. I’ll write more later I hope.Mbr /> (WC: 227)

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