Monday, August 29, 2005

Why complain? It's a good nite...

On Sunday night I drove my car down a dirt road - layed down on the hood and watched the ever changing Aurora Borealis while listening to "Fix you"

It's a good nite.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Random Road Trip

A friend came in from Toronto and we took a random road trip to the Big Muddy Valley.
I'll let the picture speak for itself and I will write more tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I got over 5 comments on my last post...all linked to spam. I like comments but not spam comments...

Is my site that popular that people feel the need to link it to garbage?

Or is my site garbage that other people feel the need to actually link it to other garbage?

So fellow spammer reveal yourself and we can meet under the bell tower here in Portage at midnite. To discuss garbage and fair trade coffee....Bring your blackberry and I will bring my pod...


Listening to Jason Collett "Brownie Hawkeye"

Monday, August 22, 2005

My friend Dan sent me this cartoon. reminds me of Fox news.


Cutest couple.

I just spent 1/2hr with chatting with a really cute couple. This couple have been married for over 25 years and they live on a picturesque farm [horses included] on the outskirts of Portage. It's an interacial couple and they are both retired teachers - the smile on this man's face is worth more than a thousand words.

I enjoyed every minute of that meeting.

As I was leaving he shouted out if I would like to go fishing with him on Thursday. I didn't hesitate for a second...the infectious smile went to my brain as I was pulling out of the driveway and it didn't really fade until I was back in my office at my desk.


Saturday, August 20, 2005

You seriously can't make this shit up....

To add more humor to my shitty day I found out another reason to not make enemies in this world.

My ex girlfriend and I meet in India about a year ago and she just came back from volunteering for 6 months in Sri-Lanka at an elephant orphange. We decided things were not really working out from the long distance relationship and from other crazy factors and we called it quits after 6 months. Things ended mutually and we occasionaly send each other some updates on how we are doing... now and then...

But let me work out our schedule for the next 6months to make you laugh:

Jam is from Toronto + Jam is living in Manitoba + contract work = moving to Sri Lanka in Dec for work.

Girl is from Oxford, UK + currently travelling in Mexico, Australia + planning to volunteer = Sri Lanka at the elephant orphange

But the elephant orphange happens to be in the EXACT same town I am going to in Dec.

Seriously what are the freaking odds!!!
This globlization of travilization is crazy...


Friday, August 19, 2005

Today I feel like shit...

It's one of those days in which I don't want to get out of bed. Its amazing how you can feel like your life is in order one day and the next day it's all messed up. I feel so messed up.

One of my relatives is sick and I packed my bags last nite and almost hopped on two planes to get home. Now other things in my life are starting to spur up.

To many issues only one Jam.


Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Rainy Prairie Mix

It's raining here again today in the Prairies. So I created this lovely rainy mix for my jamopod.
Bloemfontein is perfect for a rainy day.

Prologue The Most Serene Republic Underwater Cinematographer
Please_Abide_By_Spiritual_Triumphs Bloemfontein Winter 2005 [to download this free song]
Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
In The Waiting Line Zero 7 Garden State Soundtrack
Samba é Amor Bebel Gilberto Tanto Tempo
Blue Sky Jason Collett

Response to the email.

Referring back to the "bad dating situation in Winnipeg" I had to respond to her email. Well truth be told I really didn't want to have anything to do with this women and just deleted her email without reading and sent her a two line response:

Thanks for the warning about the email. Didn't read it - just deleted it.

Will continually prayer for the spirit to guide you.


After going through all of this I still really like this girl and it's better for me to stay far away. There is an old saying in the carribean "Good from far - but far from good"

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Ride the ttc party

Ride the TTC Party. If nobody is busy tonite, then this would be the ulitmate party in Toronto.


Monday, August 15, 2005

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Winnipeg is soooo small - bad dating situation

About two weeks ago this girl and I mutually decided to break off from seeing each other. I was quite happy about ending it as I really liked her but things were just in the phase were it needed to be let go. She was confused about other things in her life and I wanted to make sure she had other issues figured out.

What happened after really shocked me.
I found out she was breaking off for another reason:
She was interested in somebody else and did some shit with him
and she later told me in the same conversation that I was physical unattractive [Do people still do that?]

I mean who tells somebody that? What is the general reason behind someone telling you this?
Well we departed on some complicated terms...this situation pissed me off for a couple hours and bizzarely after two days my soul was at peace and I have been mostly laughing and pondering about all this mess.

Then today it happened. I drove to the video store to quickly drop off a video and when I turned around there she was...
We both starred at each other for a couple seconds in shock. Then it all went soooo slow. [Why does time slow down for these moments...I will never know]
Then she mumbled off something about an email she sent off a couple minutes ago and that I should read it. I showed her the DVD rentals of "The office" and told her I should go and then quickly left.

15 secs that felt like an eternity.

But what are the flipping odds of us meeting? With 600,000 people that live in Winnipeg what are the odds really? Abe you must know this one.


Monday, August 08, 2005

I love Toronto!

Just spent the week camping with friends in Bon Echo and it was awesome! I just love nature and canoeing beside tall jagged cliffs.

Toronto feels a bit weird, because it's hot and I don't remmber being in the city when it's this hot. My friends usually associates me with winter coats, because I am always travelling or away during the summer and it's bizarre to think I am here in August for the time in 8-9 years. Really bizarre!

Hope you all have a good week. I am off to work and meetings and meetings.


Thursday, August 04, 2005

I rarely put jokes online but this is really funny :>

George CARLIN said it best about Martha Stewart .. "Boy, I feel a lot
safer now that she's behind bars. O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still
walking around; Osama Bin Laden too. But they take the one woman in
America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and haul her ass off
to jail."

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Tribute to Steven Vincent

You will know the truth and the truth shall set you free?

Dedication to finding truth is rare.
It's easier for us to believe the lie.
Thanks Steven for risking your life.


Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Sarah Harmer

I finally took some time off from work and did the 5hr drive to Regina for the Regina Folk Festival.

The journey was pretty fun as I travelled with a really cool group from Winnipeg and we stopped and had a picnic on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border. At one point we made the ladies in the other car upset with a prank that we pulled. So in trying to be good guys we apologized in style, we stopped at the side of the road ran out of the car and picked up some wild flowers. Then we drove up to them and presented it to them with a big sign on the back of my frisbee that said "Sorry"

The absolutely loved it and were laughing at how funny it was...and now my frisbee is named "Sorry"

Before we hit the Festival we stopped at "Bushwakers" and tried their 12 beer sampler while describing the contents in various accents. It's so rare to find a pub that brew over 12 beers on site and offer samples so it was really a treat for me.

Finally got to the Folk Festival and it was really awesome! The festival was in a park in the middle of the city and it was soooo mellow...

Sarah Slean really impressed me but nobody could touch Sarah Harmer that night she was really mezmorizing and truly a great musician. She closed with Lodestar and well that made my night...

Apparently I found out later she walked right by me as I was playing with my Diablo. Crap. I need to pay more attention to the world around me.