Thursday, January 31, 2008

Feist " I feel it all"

One of my fave songs on the album...but Feist is way tooo precious to be playing around in the fields with fireworks...Feist please don't do this again. I will gladly do the dirty work for ya :>

School.

I love school, but working for those big NGO's kinda scare me.
I wish my rides to school on the tube looked like this...


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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Toonie Tuesday.

All has been quiet in the loft. The pipes are creaking and Pedro the Lion is whispering.
 
School in intense, but everything else is so far has been perfect, especially with tom's cupcake.

Nite Nite
Jam

Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday.

This day is getting even worse. It's raining shit.

I need a cupcake.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday Bloody Sunday.

Today was a stressful day. I lost part of my soul this afternoon and I just started to break down.
It took alot of glue to hold it together and I had to run to the bathroom today several times to wipe the tears away...

Damn. I wish I had a normal life. Whatever the "f" that means....

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's the countdown to death....

Why you wonder? Hmmmm....

7:30am - Woke up and rushed to class for the 8.30am early class...
12:05pm - Lunch meeting for a class project
5:05pm - Got home from class, checked email + ate breakfast/lunch /dinner in one meal. PB + J Sandwiches.
6:00pm - Went to take a nap
6:23pm - Telephone Rang - answered it - wrong number.
6:25pm - Start doing homework.
8:30pm - Meet the Pants for a neighbourhood pint and catch up. I LOVE THIS MAN!
9:45pm - Return home, start working on Nepal Trip.
10:45pm - Nepal phone meeting starts
11:.30pm - Nepal meeting over. Continue Homework.
4:00am - Finish Homework. Sleep.
7:45am - Wake up head to school and do it all over again.

This is going to be my life for the next 2-3 months but with the a little more dab of India, a sprinkle of Trinidad and a complete mental breakdown from school.

BEST NEWS OF THE DAY!
My mate just got a shout out on Perez Hilton - how exciting!
Respect bro.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mentoring Mondays

Every Monday night since Sept [well minus that crazy Xmas break] I've meet with "my kid".  Each time we've meet - we continue to talk about life, spirituality, travelling etc.  Last week he pointed out that we meet for 14 Mondays in a row last year.

I didn't know I had it in me.

But seriously - mentoring kicks ass. I started mentoring "the kid" about  6 years ago a camp and we have had some really awesome moments in the past couple off years off and on. Most of the off times have happened when I leave the country. 

We've travelled to Trinidad, India and so on...and now he's not a "kid" anymore but a man. So this year every single time we've meet - I feel blessed beyond words.

Last week we went to a pub to catch up after the long Xmas break and I almost started to cry. Like intensely cry - "my kid" is awesome! Their is an honest and earnest look about this man that I just plainly love. And now he's grown up completely to be a young intelligent man that any man would love to be.

When I got home last week I started to cry while meditating for him and now I am crying while typing this...Does he even need me anymore? Why does "this kid - now man" really want to spend time with me? So many questions…

I feel like we are kicking both of our asses right now in the quest "to being better saints" and so therefore tomorrow nite the quest continues...

Really excited and blessed.

Jam 

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Congratulations...Vote 4 Him!!!

One of my best mates blog just got nominated by Canadian Blog Awards for the "Best Non-Partisan Blog" !

Abe super congrats for the nomination and I hope you kick ass - on and off cyberspace!!

peace_+
jam

More voting links are here :: http://cdnba.wordpress.com/

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"Metaphors are not to be trifled
with. A single metaphor can give birth to love."
-Milan Kundera

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lucky Charms and Chocolate Soy Milk...

The last 2 nites have been stressful - yet it feels like a normal part of my life...
I got 3 hrs of sleep last nite and the nite before I got approximately

Thursday, January 10, 2008

This Saturday...

I know it's Thursday nite but I am already dreading Saturday....

In basically 8 hrs during that crazy day I am have meetings for 3 potential trips this year. 
I have spent over a billion hrs in prep for these meetings...and sometimes it just isn't enough...

Scared Shitless - but then again this is soooooooooo much fun.

peace_+
jam

Rumor Alert - iphone - $150 million to make??

For those working on the iPhone, the next three months would be the most stressful of their careers. Screaming matches broke out routinely in the hallways. Engineers, frazzled from all-night coding sessions, quit, only to rejoin days later after catching up on their sleep. A product manager slammed the door to her office so hard that the handle bent and locked her in; it took colleagues more than an hour and some well-placed whacks with an aluminum bat to free her.

This is part of a great article from Wired about the beloved iphone.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Insomnia?

I don't know what I have but it's bad...I haven't been able to fall asleep anytime earlier than 3am since the Holiday season started - 3 WEEKS AGO!!
I have been staying up and chatting with family and friends + the CWY youth reunion was crazy.
My brain feels dead and my body feels like a zombie...
With an 8.30am class tomorrow this is going to hurt...

The best way to describe the pain audible is too listen to the first 12 secs on this song...




BTW>> Justice kicks ass...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Hiding...


I apologize for the lack of text, email and phone response in the last 5 days...

My participants arrived from all across Canada and I have spent the last couple days hanging out with them and catching up on old times... it's weird when you spend 6 months with these cool youth and you get to see them 2 1/2 years later. One girl I hired last summer for the India trip - and so our freedomize reunion starts tomorrow....

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Weird ::

I have a weird life. I can't describe the last 48 hrs even if I wanted to....so here is a snap shot.

I spent my morning trying to figure out Canada Revenue Agency regulations for my summer contract trip to Nepal.

Later I went to meet my participants from a Youth Exchange Program I did over 2 1/2 years. These loveable folks travelled from all across Canada to spend New Years TOGETHER in Toronto!! It's sooooo weird because most teams I know don't really do this...and its strange to think that even though I was there Canadian Supervisor for 6 months they really still LIKE me :>

Today I am sitting a friends place with some of my very cool Toronto peeps watching HD DVD movies - in an actually private movie theatre room, american football, discussing politics, drinking patron, cooking food and relaxing. It's the 2nd year New Years Day tradition at "the mansion"...

Tomorrow we will be creating a Sri Lankan dinner with those crazy participants and I am excited to try the food again.

It took me years to maintain this balance and I feel blessed with peace and grace.

peace_+
jam