Sunday, December 30, 2007

One of the most beautiful sounds in the world

So I'm in Edmonton, at the C4C Bi-Mon Sci-Fi Con. Hehehe, sorry, that reference always cracks me up. Actually its wintercon (Winter Conference). Anyways, picture this: it's Sunday night, you're in a room with 300-400 twenty-something year old university students from across western Canada. The worship band's leader at the front of the room says you can stay, or you're free to leave. What happens? The students stay. On their own will. And they sing songs that speak of how amazing Jesus is, who is God. The voices sing in unison. The band stops playing their instruments for one verse/chorus, and its just acapella, of about 300-400 people singing to God. It was great.

And then some of the most beautiful sights I see: whereas other 20-something year olds would be off in a bar, or doing crazy/possibly irresponsible things with their friends, I see in front of me, young men with their hands on each other's shoulders, praying for each other. I see varying numbers of groups, men and women, crying out to God, near tears with passion. I don't think what I saw and heard can be faked. I don't believe it is "organized religion" because the things I saw can't be organized. I sat in my chair and just observed my peers, my friends, my brothers and sisters. It's hard to describe but I just thought I'd attempt to share that.

And I guess that's it for 2007. I'll aim for more posts in 2008. Maybe.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I wonder what my life would be like...

I'm doing this in the interest of procrastination. Sigh. Updating my resumé and writing my co-op work term report is sooooo boring. And I'm sooooo tired, because I'm always tired (isn't that a nice cogent statement? [<-- dry wit])

Sooooo.... I wonder what my life would be like if:

-I drank coffee
-I was an F.O.B. (no, not a fob, but an eff-oh-bee)
-I was more than 7 feet tall
-I smiled more
-I lived alone
-I had a gun
-I only ate kosher meat
-I grew a queue
-I could b-boy (popping is so cool!)
-I had a Scooty-Puff Sr.: The Doom Bringer (because the Scooty-Puff Jr. suuuucks.....)
-I was a world champion at something
-I wasn't indifferent
-I didn't procrastinate or waste time
-no one read this...

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Tim's Solution to Help Slow Global Warming...

...which may or may not be a myth.

I'm all for reducing, reusing, and recycling, but it's sort of annoying how in almost every single type of media thingy, they'll talk about climate change/climate impact or carbon emissions/carbon credits....

It's getting a bit band-wagony/commercialized.

For example, next week I'm going to introduce onto the market, my very own designer, reusable, eco-friendly, shopping bags, made from 100% recycled panda! I mean plastic!

.....that's creepy.

Ok, so now onto my plan to slow global warming:

Houses/living spaces use up a lot of energy (I think) to heat up the occupants inside. Solution? Get rid of all furnaces and electric heaters and stop spaying/neutering all dogs. Let them breed. Then every house should have a minimum of 20 dogs. My theory revolves around the fact that dogs are warm (and cute!) and give off warmth, so if there's 20 dogs running around your house, you won't need a heater anymore! It's as simple as that! The costs you save on heating, you can use to take care of the dogs. Aren't I genius? Take that Al Gore.

Disclaimer: I'm probably wrong. But if I'm right, BAM!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Thank God it's Wednesday! Because it's two days from Saturday, my sleep-in day! Aaaah sleep.

At approximately 2:30pm today, there was a spectacular, beautiful (the kind of beautiful where you have to stare for a few seconds and then whisper to yourself, "That is beautiful..." kind of beautiful) rainbow in the sky. Actually, it was a double rainbow, but the first one was what had me standing out in the rain for a good 30 seconds to stare at it. Came back inside, then had to go back out into the rain to stare at it some more. I'm pretty sure it was a full arc, but I couldn't see the end side because some buildings were in the way. Wow, it was so vibrant against the grey clouded sky. Idiot idiot idiot for not having my camera with me. Idiot.

It's been a while since I've posted stuff. I'm just so unmotivated. I have a bunch of things I want to post/upload but I just don't make myself do them (more idiot....).

Anyways, here’s a picture of a rainbow from September 22, 2007. Pretty “lame” in comparison to the one I saw today. Ooooh I just got goosebumps thinking about today's rainbow. Sigh.

Note to self: Matthew 7:1-5, Romans 12:9-21. Wake up Tim. Are you real?