Lazy Days of Summer

April 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm (Activity) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well this is the last week of classes and all I have on my mind is the summer. I love summer. The hot days, bright sun and enjoying not having to study for tests. But for most university students, summer means work. Get a job to make enough money to last for the upcoming year. So that’s my plan for the summer, to work. But I think everyone needs to spend the summer doing things that they like to do. So for today’s item: You are to have one amazing summer where you’re not stressed out and you do all the things you enjoy.

If you can’t think of things to do during the summer, I say remember back to when you were a kid and what did you like to do in the summertime? Here’s a list of things that I want to do this summer.

1. Go on roadtrips

2. Go camping

3. Slip ‘n Slide down in my backyard

4. Meet new people

5. Reconnect with old friends

6. Laugh often

7. Dance in the rain

8. Have an amazing time in Brazil

9. Go to the States

10. Eat ice cream everyday

11. Spend time with my family

12. Go to camp

13. Play football in the park

14. Help other people

15. Talk late into the night

16. Watch the sunrise

17. Chase after the ice cream truck

18. Suntan, not burn

19. Learn a new skill

20. Pick wildflowers

21. Play on hoodoos in Drumheller

22. Enjoy the outdoors

23. Not worry about the future

24. Fall asleep in a hammock

25. Visit an ocean

26. Have breakfast with my girls

27. Go 10 pin bowling

28. Make an impact in someone’s life

29. Become better at drama

30. Have the most amazing summer of my life.

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The Open Sea

April 8, 2008 at 1:14 pm (Activity) (, , , , )

I didn’t see the ocean until I was 16 years old. It was during a trip to Mexico that I was actually able to put my toes in the ocean and say that I have visited an ocean. The reason why it took me so long to actually experience the ocean was the fact that I don’t live anywhere near an ocean. It takes a good 12 hour drive to get to the closest ocean and I had no reason to travel there. Going and seeing the ocean is an amazing thing and most definitely something everyone needs to experience. So for today’s item: You are to go visit the ocean.

Something about the ocean just intrigues me. I love just how huge it is and the fact that so many different creatures live inside it. Also I love the mystery of it. We can look out at the ocean, yet don’t really know what’s going on underneath the surface.

There are so many things that you can do at the ocean. You can play in the sand, go swimming, snorkeling, surfing, sailing, etc. I just wish I lived closer to an ocean so I could visit it more often.

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Colourful Sky

April 5, 2008 at 12:02 pm (Activity) (, , , , )

Have you ever just stopped and thought about how amazing the world around you is?  Stop and look around you; smell the roses.  I think people today don’t take enough time just to relax and appreciate the world around them.  One thing that I find truly find amazing at the Northern Lights.  So for today’s item:  You are to experience the Northern Lights.

The Northern Lights, or also called Aurora Borealis, are usually seen at night in the polar regions.  They have been known to change the sky colours like green, red, blue and yellow.  They are an amazing sight and something that everyone should experience.

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Bird’s Eye View

April 3, 2008 at 12:26 pm (Activity) (, , , , , , )

If you have been keeping up with my blog you would know that I love doing anything that’s extreme.  I love that pump of adrenaline flowing through my veins.  One thing that I have always wanted to do, yet never had to the chance to do is go zip lining.  I’ve seen many shows that feature zip lining and I think it would so fun to do.  So for today’s item:  You are to go zip lining.

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A zip line is basically a piece of wire that is attached at two places, one end higher than the other.  And then what you do is you hold on, or are attached somehow to the wire and swing from one end to the other.  Zip lines take many forms, some are less extreme which include the ones found in playgrounds.  But some can be quite extreme including ones found in rain forests. I want to go on one found in the rain forest.

Here is a video of the world’s tallest, fastest and longest zip line, the ProNutral Zip.  It is found in Sun City, South Africa.  You can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/hr on this thing.

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In the Audience

April 2, 2008 at 2:09 pm (Activity) (, , , , , , )

Have you ever been sitting at home, watching a talk show, wishing that you were there getting all that free stuff that they were giving away?  Or else wishing that you could be there to watch your favorite singer perform live on that talk show?  I know I have.  Every year when Oprah’s Favorite Things show comes on I just wish to be in that audience taking home thousands of dollars of merchandise.  But instead here I am sitting at home.  So for today’s item:  You are to be part of the audience of a talk show.

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Now you may not be so lucky to be part of the audience of Oprah’s Favorite Things, since tickets for her show are sold out for years to come and you never know when her Favorite Things show will happen.  But there are many other talk shows that you can be in the audience of and get free stuff.  For example Ellen Degeneres gives away tons of stuff; one time she even gave away a cruise to each member of the audience.

Even if the time that you go be part of the audience they don’t give away anything, just the chance to be in the audience would be something memorable.

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Prank Patrol

April 1, 2008 at 3:18 pm (Activity) (, , , , , , , )

Happy April Fools Day! Now I love a good prank, either played on me, or me playing it on someone else. The best pranks I think are the ones that you don’t expect. You have to be sneaky about it and make sure that no one knows it’s coming. So for today item: You are to play prank on someone, if not today on April Fools Day than on any other day of the year.

Now there are ethics to playing pranks on people.

1. Make sure that when you play the prank, the person that you are pranking is in the right spirits. Make sure that the person didn’t just have their dog die or just lost their job, etc.

2. Don’t wreck their property. It’s okay to cause some harm to their property such as toilet papering their house, but don’t go smashing their windows.

The best prank that I’ve ever seen, and actually took part in was the newspapering of my youth pastor’s office. Me, along with 8 other people decided to wrap everything in his office in newspaper. This meant that we individually wrapped his books, clock, even couches. It was great and he was not expecting it. Here’s a video of the prank.

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Get to Know the Family

March 28, 2008 at 3:23 pm (Activity) (, , , , , )

So lately I’ve been thinking about the origins of where my family has come from.  And in reality I don’t know much about it.  I know that a lot of my family is from Saskatchewan, but for my distant relatives, I have no idea.  I don’t know if we came from Scotland, Ireland or where.  I don’t even know their names or anything about them.  So for today’s item:  You are to learn more about your family and where they came from.

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Some great websites to try to find out where your ancestors are from include ancestry.ca (specializes in Canadian families),  Ancestor Search, and Find your Family Tree.  Some sites cost money, but if you look around there are free ones out there.

So do some digging and find out what your roots truly are.

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Bringing Home the Bacon

March 25, 2008 at 3:42 pm (Activity) (, , , , )

University courses are almost done, which means that summer is just around the corner.  With summer means the job hunt has begun.  Yes I know, I should have started looking for a job earlier.  But with how things have gone, I just haven’t gotten around to it.  In looking for a job, I guess I’ve become very picky.  I would like to have my evenings and weekends free, along with a job that I enjoy.  So for today’s item:  You are to find a job that you actually enjoy.

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If you find a job that you actually enjoy the days seem to go by much faster and you actually look forward to going to work. I personally think that when you find the job that you enjoy, your life will also be better.  You won’t feel grouchy about going to work and instead you feel joy in what you do everyday.  I’ve yet to find my ideal job, and that’s my hope for this summer.  To find a job that I really enjoy, but also pays well.

In my search for the dream job I’ve been searching workopolis.com and monster.ca  I’m still looking, but I’ll let you know when I find that dream summer job.  I know it’s out there, I just have to find it.

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Ride the Rapids

March 20, 2008 at 12:54 pm (Activity) (, , , , , , , , , )

Spring is just around the corner which means that it’s finally getting warm enough to do things outside. You can ride your bike, walk the dog or play at the park. But if you ask me, those things are a little too boring. I need something more exciting. One thing that I’ve always wanted to do, and can do now that the weather is starting to warm up is go white water rafting. For today’s item: you are to go white water rafting before you die.

Now in order to go white water rafting you need a river and a company to go with, especially if you’ve never done this before. When choosing which kind of trip you want to go on, you need to think about what kind of experience you want to get out of this. Are you wanting to go just for a ride and not really get wet? Then you want to find a river that has a low difficulty, such as a one or two. But if you ask me, that’s boring. Instead you should go for a more thrilling ride and try a river with a difficulty around 3 or 4.

Rafting season starts in May, but during the summer is their busy season so if you do decide to go during this time, book ahead of time. Also many places offer deals for large groups. So take a bunch of friends with you and experience the river like never before.

Some places that offer rafting trips are the Ottawa River, Jasper National Park, Kicking Horse River in B.C., and Cairns, Australia

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March Madness is where it’s at

March 19, 2008 at 4:43 pm (Activity) (, , , , )

March Madness starts tomorrow and I’m so excited!  For those of you who don’t know what March Madness is, it’s an university basketball tournament. It includes many USA university basketball teams all competing to be the NCAA champion.  Now I don’t like basketball, but something about this tournament just intrigues me.

I guess the main interest for me is the fact that with March Madness is a pool that you can join.  My older brother has set up a pool that a bunch of people that I know are part of.  With the pool you need to pick who you think will win each game until ultimately you chose who will win the entire tournament.  Maybe due to the fact that I’m a competitive person, I love the thrill of trying to win this tournament and beat the other people in the pool.

For today’s item, you are to be part of a March Madness pool.  You can either set one up yourself and invite your friends or else join an already made pool.

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Who do you think is going to win this year?  North Carolina?  UCLA?

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