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Commenting on You can't really think that everybody likes you

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 4, 2014 at 8:02 am

i've tried so hard to internalize the lesson that after i hit send or enter then it's forever. so i'm really trying to hold in the reigns on this one.
more later. i love the topic.


Commenting on So many people live within unhappy circumstances

tism tism · Jul 3, 2014 at 4:10 am

Really intriguing story. I tend to lean more towards the "he's an idiot" side. It does bring up the romantic side of man's nature to explore and live off the land but my practical brain takes hold. Maybe because of my surroundings.

I do admire that he shunned the materialistic side of life, he said, while reclined in his arm chair, staring at his big screen TV and PS3. I'm also torn by his statements about conformity, peace of mind and adventure. Having lived a life trying to "do the right thing" I have passed on too many opportunities for adventure. This was made all too clear once I'd done "all the wrong things" to be with my then girlfriend, now wife.

I read Krakauer's "In to Thin Air" many years ago and couldn't put it down. Looks like I'll have to line this one up.


Commenting on So many people live within unhappy circumstances

tcr! tcr! · Jul 2, 2014 at 7:40 am

The book and movie based on his life are both worthy.


Commenting on So many people live within unhappy circumstances

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 2, 2014 at 1:37 am

just finished the wiki read about McCandless. have to let it simmer for a day or two before i offer an opinion on his predicament.


Commenting on So many people live within unhappy circumstances

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 2, 2014 at 1:28 am

good stuff.


Commenting on Bullied Girl and Stormtrooper Armor

tcr! tcr! · Jun 27, 2014 at 9:51 am

Totally.. I need to show this to Maggie and then I also need to join the local 501st.


Commenting on Bullied Girl and Stormtrooper Armor

tism tism · Jun 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

Fantastic! What a kick ass l'il girl and her detachment.


Commenting on I love flowers and shit

tcr! tcr! · Jun 24, 2014 at 7:52 am

Yellow lilies


Commenting on I love flowers and shit

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm

what kind of flowers are these?


Commenting on Jun 17th, 2014 at 7:52:47 am

tcr! tcr! · Jun 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

That settles it.. If I ever go homeless, I'll do so in Florida.


Commenting on Happy Wednesday -- Jun 18th, 2014 Edition

tcr! tcr! · Jun 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

Yeppers!


Commenting on Happy Wednesday -- Jun 18th, 2014 Edition

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jun 20, 2014 at 1:41 am

love the steak. is this the christina ricci wednesday?


Commenting on Daylight by Matt and Kim

tcr! tcr! · Jun 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I was just watching this video again and I love her smile throughout. Also love his model-ish hair flip in the shower.


Commenting on Jun 17th, 2014 at 7:52:47 am

tism tism · Jun 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

wow…the homeless question is a huge issue here. Yes we do have too many homeless folks here. Most are aboriginal. We do have some over night shelters with limited space but they aren't open during the days. The day shelter just closed a few weeks ago.

During the winter if folks can't make it to the over night shelters I've seen then sleeping in ATM vestibules. Also heard some sleep on the sidewalk under a building's heat exchange vents. When we arrived here it was December. On my first day it was dark and -20C. I was in the office doing HR stuff. When we went from the lobby to the second floor there was a homeless gentleman sleeping in the stairway. The HR rep gently checked if he was OK and reminded him to leave. "You'll see a lot of that" she said.

People are homeless here for a lot or reasons, Many come here from the communities to look for work, visit family, get away from their community. Some run out of money and can't get back, Some get sick. Some decide they don't want to work or have no skills.

More…it is about 3 years old.
http://www.homelesshub.ca/ResourceFiles/Falvo_Homelessness_Policy_Report_finalMAY25.pdf


Commenting on Jun 17th, 2014 at 7:52:47 am

tcr! tcr! · Jun 18, 2014 at 7:45 am

Hard to believe there's a homeless faction up your way. Where do they go when the temp goes sub-zero? It's kinda funny but I'm being serious. :-)


Commenting on Jun 17th, 2014 at 7:52:47 am

tism tism · Jun 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I can relate to those sentiments.

Here we have a reasonable population (18K) but there's always someone who'll stop to talk on the street, in the grocery store, at the local. There's even the option to hide from folks (as Keamoose).

The pace of life is just right and it does feel good to know your friends (even though we have a large transient population). The folks who stick it out here are worth knowing and those that come and go are fun while they last.

The latest stir was when a group of concerned citizens staged a protest and brought the homeless folks some lawn chairs to stop them from sitting on the stoop outside the post office. You see, summer is settin' season here and the local businesses get a bit concerned about the loitering.


Commenting on Mobile is where we're going

tcr! tcr! · Jun 7, 2014 at 7:25 am

I shouldn’t be thinking about work while on vaca but when I see nuggets like these…


Commenting on Under the Fabyan bridge...

tcr! tcr! · Jun 7, 2014 at 7:22 am

It's okay to eat fish.


Commenting on Under the Fabyan bridge...

tism tism · Jun 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Tarp has sprung a leak?

Is where you drew some blood?


Commenting on May 26th, 2014 at 7:52:17 am

tism tism · May 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Nice!