Rants, Ravings and General Lunacies

Friday, August 26, 2005

I'd just like to say that I love Virgin Radio UK. Even if it is owned and operated by a mega-congolmerate. The music they play is a TRUE mix. None of this top 40, high-rotation crap we put up with here.

Monday, August 15, 2005

I haven't posted in a while because things have been really messed up lately. The good news is that I think I'm finally done with C. Over the span of a couple weeks back in July, I put her aside and I think she's gone for good.

The bad news is that I essentially lost a close friend when I put her aside. And on top of that, I think I've lost another close friend because of other events. Having lost 2 of them in the span of a month messed me up a bit. The funny thing is that I don't miss C, but I do miss the other one and I'm not sure how to cope with that.

Again, I'm wishing for a time machine....:)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

com·pre·hen·sion
n.
    1. The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
    2. The knowledge that is acquired in this way.
  1. Capacity to include.
  2. Logic. The sum of meanings and corresponding implications inherent in a term.


pro·gres·sion
n.
  1. The process of progressing; progress.
  2. Movement from one member of a continuous series to the next.
  3. A continuous series; a sequence. See Synonyms at series.
  4. Mathematics. A series of numbers or quantities in which there is always the same relation between each quantity and the one succeeding it.
  5. Music.
    1. A succession of tones or chords.
    2. A series of repetitions of a phrase, each in a new position on the scale.


free·dom

n.
  1. The condition of being free of restraints.
  2. Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression.
    1. Political independence.
    2. Exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty: freedom of assembly.
  3. Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition: freedom from want.
  4. The capacity to exercise choice; free will: We have the freedom to do as we please all afternoon.
  5. Ease or facility of movement: loose sports clothing, giving the wearer freedom.
  6. Frankness or boldness; lack of modesty or reserve: the new freedom in movies and novels.
    1. The right to unrestricted use; full access: was given the freedom of their research facilities.
    2. The right of enjoying all of the privileges of membership or citizenship: the freedom of the city.
  7. A right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference: “the seductive freedoms and excesses of the picaresque form” (John W. Aldridge).

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

As much as I tried, I could not stop time.
Here's to being 26!

(btw: the moon landing was faked 36 years ago today :)

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Were I to unleash my fury right now, entire worlds would be obliterated.

This has nothing to do with C.....surprisingly enough

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

So last night at the gym, I was taking a break between sets when I saw a girl up at the front desk who looked very familiar. I went over and spoke with her and it turns out that we were in the same Grade 6 class. The first class I was in when I came to Canada! I hadn't seen anyone from there in almost 15 years so it was good to catch up with her.

Apparently several of the kids are now married and have kids of their own, one girl is stripping, a guy is a figure skating coach and the girl I was speaking with is now a teacher for a grade 5 class! The most shocking news was that one guy committed suicide in high school. It threw me off a lot because he and I used to hang out a fair bit. Even when I left the school in grade 7, we would get together every now and then. He lived on the street behind mine. I even looked after his cats when his family was on vacation once. I guess looking back on it, I could see that he was a bit troubled, but the news of his death still shocked me.

Rest in peace Matt.