Friday, January 23, 2009

25 Things You Probably Already Knew About me

In case you don't, or in case I forget about myself.

In no particular order.

25. I will be the first to admit that I listen to some embarassingly cheesy music and watch embarassingly cheesy movies.
24. I LOVE 80s and dance music.
23. I'm addicted to playing Ultimate.
22. I am confused as to where I should be in life.
21. I miss my friends and family back home.
20. I will own a bar someday.
19. I love to dance.
18. I want to find someone that smilies and is excited when they see my mobile calling theirs.
17. I think one day we'll screw up the planet enough that Godzilla will wake up and kick our ass.
16. I think people need to relax about what's not important. It's not necessary to get that excited about trivial things. And yes, most things are trivial in the grand scheme of things.
15. There's a time and place for John. There's a time and place for Pup.
14. I never want to stop going to new places, eating new food, having new experiences, learning new things.
13. I love the water. I love watching it, listening to it, being on it, being around it. Just not being in it.
12. I love to sing along to songs but I'm a terrible terrible singer. Too bad for you I don't care :) 11. I hope I never say "I wish I'd......" when I get old.
10. Even though I work insane amount of hours, I work to live. I don't live to work.
9. I believe there will be a zombie uprising that will end humanity.
8. If I can choose a superpower, I would choose between time stop or being able to communicate with anyone and anything.
7. I have music on pretty much all the time. I think life is better with a soundtrack.
6. Smell is very important to me. I love it when things smell good. Especially people.
5. I love to people watch. I love making up stories about them. I could do that all day.
4. Roast pork on rice is one of my favorite dishes in the world.
3. I love to cook and have dinner parties.
2. I think sleeping is a waste of time.
1. I detest the idea of perfection. Perfection means you can no longer grow and learn anymore as you've can't get any better. If you can't become better and learn more, there's no reason to exist.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Pledge

I know this is a bit cheesy. It nevertheless sends a very good message. For too long have we only cared about only what's around us. For too long have we only cared about ourselves.

The mentality of the last 8 years was 'you're either with us or against us'. That type of thinking has corrupted this country and put this country in a bad light all around the world.

We have a chance now. A very good chance to change. What will make America great again is not how many bombs we can shoot off. It's not how many 'bad guys' we catch. What will make America great is to show the world the kind of people we are. The kind of people that cares about each other and others around the world. The kind of people that others can look up to as role models. We can become that country again that everyone around the world loved and respected. We can be that beacon of light again.

Don't wait till someone else does it. Be the change.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Finally. The End is Near.

After 8 nightmarish years under this man, I hope this is last time we have to discuss how badly he's screwed not just the US, but the world.

Here to my support to Obama who has inherited the worse possible situation in US history (since maybe FDR). Here's to him cleaning up after your 'average joe/make decisions from his gut' that you thought could run our country from all the crap in the last 8 years.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Welcome Back Sunday

For the longest time, I've had a nice little Sunday routine going. I would wake up to a great radio show called 'Organic X'. I'd go downstairs and get the Sunday paper and a juice. Read over the paper, check out some ads, and cut out a few coupons. By then, it's time for one of my favorite shows of the week. Meet the press with Tim Russert.

I got really attached to this routine. It was a wonderful start to the last day of the weekend before having to go back to the mundane of work the next day.

Soon, things started to fall apart. The radio station that played Organic X no longer existed. Having been replaced by some top 40s station that replayed the highlights of the week's morning show. Not the same.

Then it totally fell apart when Tim Russert passed away unexpectedly. That totally destroy any resemblance of my Sunday. Meet the Press was the anchor of my Sunday. Tim Russert was the anchor of the anchor of my Sunday. Without him, it's not the same.

For months and months, I didn't know what to do on Sunday. I didn't have my routine. I looked for stuff to do. I tried doing different things. Some of it was quite fun, but it just didn't stick. It just wasn't my thing.

Well, I'm happy to report, I think I may have found a good anchor for new my Sunday down under routine. I found this place completely by accident. I was walking around with a friend when I heard some music coming from a pub. Not that I needed that much convincing to go visit a pub, we went in to check things out.

Then I saw it. There was a jazz band playing some great old time tunes. The average age in the pub was about 65. Yea, they're old, but they were rocking it. The band was really good. They had great sets (unfortunately, they had to take a break after a few songs, but that's understandable).

It was great seeing these old folks rocking out to the music. They were dancing and this week, they were singing. This is where the band was really impressive. One of the old ladies would walk up to the band and tell them a song, and they would know the song. Very impressive stuff.

So I think I'm going to make the visit to this pub part of my regular Sunday routine.

Here's to rebuilding my Sundays.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Here's to 2009

Here's to getting not just what I want, but what I need

Here's to having less what if's

Here's to finding that light to lead me home