Sunday, August 07, 2011
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Today was a chilly –27’C with a bit of wind, which probably brought it down to –32’C at least. Brrr. Still though, it was clear and sunny out, making everything pretty. The brisk air felt wonderful to breathe and walk about in.
Been thinking a lot about the new year, what I want to change, what will stay the same. In true HP fandom, I’ll quote Hagrid from the end of Book 4: "What’s comin’ will come, and we’ll meet it when it does.” Ain’t that the truth.
Funny things happened today as I walked. Watched a flock of stupid ptarmigans try to cross Yellowknife’s main drag as cars and truck whizzed by. Stupid birds, haha. What else did I see…Oh! Three little Japanese tourists rotating turns taking pictures underneath downtown Yellowknife’s digital clock/thermometer. They had to keep trying a couple times for each of them because they want the picture when the current temperature flashed by. It was soooo cute. I missed being home.
Buck up, sometimes things change but things will be okay. I can't even dress simple phrase up anymore because that's all there is to it.
Don't put so much blame on yourself. If things have to end, then I want you to get it through your thick head that it wasn't JUST YOU. As high a pedestal you put her on, she's only human too.
You're going to be fine. Really. Every word I say is from battle-hardened experience. It's the end of the year, the end of a decade. There's a blue moon on the 31st, did you know? All these signs are pointing for a fresh start on the 1st, and that doesn't mean at all that it will be without the people we care about.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I love my online D&D group so much. This excerpt is courtesy of my DM, Chekken, and myself, combining our EPIC WRITING POWERS to create this little gem. Malgrava will tell tales of this arrow shot to her grandkids and anyone else within hearing at the Home for Super Hot Retired Heroes and Heroines. ~marvi
Readying another arrow, Malgrava feels a cool shiver pulse through her body as she feels the world s l o w i n g around her. Her heartbeat still thumping loud but slower and slower in her ears as her vision sharpens to take in all that's around her. Darts sprung cleverly by Dale fly at the invading kobold horde, skewering them (as well as a few companions).
There is something about this moment, right now, that made her feel comfortable and relaxed. With this meditative feeling, she felt as if she could do anything...hit anything...and striking the kobold 20ft away was not only possible, but positively easy. She let her arrow fly with the power of a war-forged vixen. It spun past Falco circling around a kobold, trying to get behind it; past Jakk, who was toe-to-toe with the enemy; past Sireekuute, who was recovering from the poison and past the front ranks of the kobold army. In mid-air, her arrow split into 5 more arrows, which struck every vital point on the kobold. Mal wasn't quite sure how she did it, or how it happened, nor why. Turning her attention back to any attackers left, the sounds and action of the fight rush back at her in normal speed.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
It's been a while since I wrote anything but I've been working like a horse at the restaurant and banking in as many hours and tip cash as I can before I leave for Edmonton (Which shall be the 20th, I hope!) I'm going to really miss BP's, I think it ranks right up there with the good ole hay days of the Wal~Mart Photo Lab as my favourite job I've had so far.
I really don't have a lot to update with myself. There has been lots of work, WoW is keeping my game on and I'm counting down days to school. Alyissa's married and settling with Jordan in their new apartment in Capilano, Kelsey and Dan are going out, Stefan's going to U of A...All good things, everywhere, happening very, very soon. Amazing!
I'll end this short post with some very wise words from a interesting gentleman I served near the end of my shift last night. As he was paying his tab, Katya, Michael and I were standing up front and he told us, "Ladies, gentleman...allow me to pass on a few words of wisdom to you, and I would like you to take them to heart." As he flipped through the pages of his book to find the passage, he continued, "Take them to heart and every morning, before you start your day, you say this.” He showed us a short, simple question, highlighted brightly in the middle of the page. The thought challenge to you, my readers, is to ask this question to yourself:
How much fun will I have today?