Taking 5

Dear friends, followers, readers, strangers and haters alike,

I would like to first and foremost take the opportunity to thank you for your loyal support and all the time you have spent over the years reading my blog. It has been quite an adventure and I truly do appreciate the readership. However, as Life Goes On, likewise, I feel that it is time for me to move on as well.

This was a very difficult decision to make but ultimately, I feel that it is the time to rediscover myself. To see and to experience the world again but from a different perspective. To soak in that wisdom and knowledge I thirst for of how the world works and how to care for those who are dear to me. To me, these are important life decisions and a step forward in the right direction.

I apologize if this comes off as a sudden shock and even a cold and irrational decision but rest assured, I will return. As to when? Perhaps as long as it takes. Those of you who understand will know that I pick and choose very carefully as to who I let in and out of my life. You know who you are and where you belong. Please accept that. Friends come and go. Do not take it personally. You have all been an instrumental part of my life and have helped shaped and formed my decisions. I can never thank you enough.

And as the Germans say it:

Auf Wiedersehen

bcrdukes

Age Old Wisdom

A special day to share some quotes.

The one most applicable to me:
“Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?” Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.””
Charles M. Schulz

I agree and live by this:
“If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day.”
John A. Wheeler

I could not have said the following any better myself.
“The time to relax is — when you don’t have time for it.”
Sidney J. Harris

This happens to me all the time.
“Men who never get carried away should be.”
Malcolm Forbes

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Another Year Older

I’m Gonna Try

@ The Bump & Grind Cafe. One tap – Fernwood Coffee of Victoria’s 1936 espresso.

A “dry” cappuccino. It wasn’t very dry. The barista fooled me into thinking it was a thick blob of milk foam but no. It was full of steamed milk and a thin later of milk foam. Disappointing at the very least.

My First Celebrity Crush
I normally don’t poke my nose into the world of the rich and famous mainly because I don’t care about their lives but now I can openly admit that for the first time in my life, I have fallen for the trap and have finally found my first celebrity crush. That lucky girl just so happens to be the one and only, Aubrey Plaza.

So fucking weird. Strange and quirky.
And that deadpan personality? How she cracks that smile? The lip bite?
Simply hot.

But she’s just a crush. And nothing more.

Featured in the video are two bands I’ve never heard of, one of which is based out of Vancouver.

TV Girl – Sweater

And to the point of this post.
If there’s any song I would like for you to listen to, it’s this one. Please.

Shimmering Stars – I’m Gonna Try

Walking down the street and I wanna kill everyone I see
How come I don’t like anyone that I meet?

And despite my antipathy I am longing to be someone better

In my heart is a violence that I cannot dispel
I’ve lost my mind, I’m losing you, it’s just as well

I’m gonna throw on these old jeans, I’m gonna head out on the streets
I’m gonna dream up a new dream, I’m gonna dance to a brand new beat
I’m gonna find a new desire then I’m gonna set this town on fire

I’m wearing a smile and it’s fake but right now it has to be
Cause I know that love is the only thing that’s gonna save me

I’m gonna try

Shot in my old stomping grounds @ Strathcona. And I see that Toyota Tercel is the hip new ride. Oooookay. I want one too…..yeah.

And just wow.

I’m wearing a smile, and it’s fake, but right now it has to be.

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I’m Not Who I Thought I Was

I lost track of who I was and wandered into a dark ugly path.

But I see where I went wrong. What I did wrong. I made some reckless and selfish mistakes. And only to realize them too late.

I want to learn from them and make things right. I can only be sorry for myself. And nobody else.

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Live and Learn