Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Literally random thoughts and things I've noticed...

...which have passed through my mind and are now available free of charge on the internet for your time-wasting pleasure.
  • Raisin is a funny word (and "fruit"). Raisin, raisin, raisin. Heeheehee!
  • Bicycles are amazing
  • There is a law firm in Nanaimo aptly named "Murphy's Law?" Hmmm.
  • Windows Vista = stupid, STUPID problems
  • I saw the Hamburglar and his head was huge
  • Memorizing the number of stairs in a staircase is handy when walking up/down them in the dark
  • Miscounting the number of stairs while walking up/down them in the dark is not pleasant
  • Gravity always wins, sigh
  • Throwing/spinning a CD high, straight up into the air and trying to catch it, is fun
  • Pens and tshirts (especially white ones) do not mix well
  • When I hold my hands close to the very top of my head, I feel heat emanating (how's that for a word of the day?)
  • Chickadees are very cute
  • Overcast/sky-all-grey-cloudy weather = Beautiful/near-perfect weather
  • Telephones make me irritable
  • Using a urinal and then having your cellphone go off while it is in your pants pocket can be a frightening experience

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

RSS Feeds Are On and strange banana toy...

Due to a 100% rise in demand for automated Feeds, they have been turned on!
If you don't know what Feeds are, in my mind, they're like a subscription thing. And whenever there's a new post or something, your internet browser will tell you. At least, I think that's how it works. I've only doven (dived?) into Feeds about last week. They're handy. Look for a little orangey icon somewhere on your browser.
If not, click here to subscribe.

And now, my wonderings about this toy:

This is a small little plush toy of a character from Bananas in Pyjamas/Pajamas, a children's TV show. This toy belonged (actually, I'm pretty sure he still has it) to a person I know...

Apparently, he used to dress it up in all sorts of different little dolly clothes.
I don't know why, but this toy makes me laugh, but also make me think that this toy is very wrong for kids to have. I'm not sure why. When I have kids, I'd rather let them play with guns than this.... *shrugs*

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kelloggs Mini-Wheats Commercial

It seems to be a trend that I blog about TV commercials.... I wonder why (seriously, I wonder why?)? Probably just a good sign from God since I have an intended concentration in marketing. Up yours accounting/finance/other concentrations that have math in them!

So, assuming you've seen the above commercial, you must agree, that this commercial is awesome. Most importantly, it's because of the kick-buttocks jingle. The TV commercial jingle needs a severe come back because it's so effective! I still remember the KitKat commercial jingle, you know the one, " Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that KitKat bar..." Now that's effective advertising.

The next reason I think this is so great, is because (in no particular order) it's cute (its a piece of cereal singing and dancing! It's smiling at me!), it's informative, it's colourful, it's a jingle, and it captures my attention. Not only that, but I want to see it again and again.

I almost want to learn the song too, but that would be pointless because I don't see myself in the future eating these things. I have had them in the past, except the bummer part of this cereal is that you can only effectively enjoy this cereal with one square on your spoon at a time (sure, you can do two, but then you have to open your mouth wider than normal). I prefer my cereal in bite-sized portions, but I prefer my spoon to be making that decision for me as I dip into the bowl, not eating pre-manufactured bite-sized squares. Actually, that's a pretty crappy and non-valid reason. I just like other cereal's better. The one's that have more sugar.

In other news, my U-pass finally came today. Cha-choooooom! I was so happy, I did a jig! Ok, that's a lie. But if I did do a jig, it would have been funny."

".....taste so good, good, good!"


Saw gas for 99.9 ¢/litre two weeks ago. Now its 108ish i think?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Right or Left

I looked at the clock last night; it read 9:46pm. I was feeling a bit grumpy/groggy because I was feeling tired...and I thought, (not joking here), "It's getting late... I should go to bed soon..."

Never....(I think) have I ever thought, that I would think those thoughts (because I'm normally a night owl)... especially during the summer time....in the middle of August.
Its cause of new things in my life, praise God. I'll talk more about it in the future when I have more time.

Just noticed this week that
Strida bikes are now available in Canada.

How long have they been available for?!?!?!? I never got an email from them saying they were (I signed up on their mailing list last year)!!!!! I..... really..... want one.... would make commuting so much easier.... less walking anyways.... But the cost has to be justified.

How long would this bicycle last me for? How difficult is it in a hilly place like Vancouver? How often would I have to check the brakes? What if it's raining? What if I can't lug it around and have to leave it somewhere (eg. classrooms)? What about safety on the roads? What about it being a target for thieves (cause it's so cool... and convenient!)?

But the cost.... eeergh....

I could get a junky cheap car, which would be far more convenient than this super expensive (and nifty!) bike. But that would mean insurance costs.... gas... tuneups.... possible replacement parts.... parking... lots of responsiblity...

And I'll have a U-Pass (oh man, I miss it so much.....~$25/month VS. $18 alone in 1-Zone ticket books) so then what good would a car do? Decisions. Or I could just do without both, which is the most likely thing to happen. I really want a Strida though.

Thoughts still mingle in my head, because it's so true- the short version is (I'll try to write the long version in the future) am I living for now, the temporary-now that passes in a literal instant? Or am I living for eternity, what matters and will last forever?

Which am I? I still sometimes think that I'm living for a dot, meaninglessness (eg. see above wishing for a Strida). When I read Bible verses, I usually ask myself have I actually done, or am I the person that it's talking about in there- actually following what God's Word is saying to me?
Do I really put forth all I have in my life for Him to use me? If one were to judge by my above paragraphs, then no. And I can't compare myself to other people. That's useless.

I watch the news, and I see tragedies in the local area, and natural disasters around the world. I think, I'm capable of doing something. What can I do? I'm so far away. I have my own issues to take care of too. But I can't get too comfortable in my life. That would be too easy. Have to think more. Pray more. Use my God-given common sense more. Oik...