Hi, and welcome to my blog-turned-place where I post my writing. This is my outlet to put them up, which was radically different from the blog that this started out as. I hope you'll have a good time reading my blog/place where I post some poetry and some short stories. I try to cover a variety of topics in these works of mine, so I hope any readers will enjoy it. I'm not an English major by any stretch, but I enjoy writing. Critique would be nice for my writing, cause lord knows I could work on it. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Joy of Working at a Soup Kitchen

Today was basically a belated birthday present (21 days exactly) as I worked at a soup kitchen for two glorious hours. Seriously. While my fellow band comrades were busy in rehearsal (sucks for you guys, I got to sleep in! Ha ha suckers!) I was working in the kitchen at the So Others May Eat place, spreading the cheer. There is no substitute for the joy that is derived from helping others, especially less fortunate people. It really touches you, as you know that they have next to nothing, if nothing. And also, just looking at them, you can tell that their clothes are from donations. Some of them may even have been given to them from S.O.M.E. via donations. It just breaks your heart knowing that these people are pretty much screwed in life; who knows what they have to live like on the streets and what health problems they may have. It's just a treat knowing that I've helped to deliver a warm meal to them, which may be the only meal like that they may have had for the whole day.

I worked in the kitchen, washing dishes. Not too glamorous I know, but hey, it helps. I also helped transfer donations from a lady's car to a room and I also did miscellaneous chores. To me, the best part was the people there; everybody was nice and that made the whole thing all the more enjoyable.

In conclusion, it was a TON of fun. Geez, those two hours went by in a blink of the eye, but hey, time flies when you're having fun. I really want to go there again, cause I helped others and I had fun. What more can you ask for? Nothing else, I say.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The pinnacle of my nerdness has been reached or my life is awesome

Two things. I'm watching the Germany-Sweden game (Deutschland ueber alles!) which is now 2-0 Sweden after two periods of play. Backstrom deked the crap out of the German defensemen to pass to a wide open Loui Eriksson, which Thomas Greiss had no chance on. It makes me love the Olympics, cause you'd never see these things in the NHL.

And finally, I beat my cell phone game of Tetris/Magic with a score of 999. It's the highest score you can get. My life is awesome cause of this. I've practiced all the time on it, and it's nice to know that it payed off. And in other news, I have nothing else to do cause this is all I've been doing lately. Don't tase me man.

Curling? Nah. Go watch some hockey ya friggin hoser!

So some thoughts of the early Olympic hockey action. US beat the Swiss 3-1 yesterday, same goes for Canada (8-nil victory over the Norweigans) and the Russians (8-2 over Latvia).

Today I was trying to get access to watch the Finland-Belarus game (5-1 win for the Finns by the way). Lot more hassle than it's worth, let me tell you. I had to download a new thing from Microsoft and then confirm that yeah, I do have Cox as a tv provider. You know somebody thinks you've been watching WAY too much hockey when you can't provide your ID and password for Cox. Cause evidently we haven't been online at Cox's website. But basically, the whole process was fun. Note, by fun I mean like getting flogged with a flaming cattle prod. And tasered. Seriously. So in short, no, I didn't get to watch the Belarus game. And speaking of the Belarussians, their gloves are hot. Got their country's colors on them, which equates to sex. They're that hot.

Ok and finally, I've been stuck watching freaking curling instead of the Sweden-Germany game. What's up with that?!?!?! I mean, I know some people love curling (read:Canada) but come on here NBC! Hockey at least is heard of and people are familiar with it. I mean, I don't even know anything about curling, and I'm a sports guy. If I'm somebody who's pretty darn familiar with sports and I don't know diddly squat about curling, how's the rest of the world gonna understand what the heck is happening? Oh well, hopefully now I get to watch the game.

And yes, I'm bummed that so far the only Olympic hockey that I've gotten to watch was about 24 minutes of the US-Switzerland game and parts of the second period of the Canada-Norway game, due to sectionals and other things. Hey, I love me some hockey.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Greek hockey

Just thought I'd say that I actually enjoyed watching highlights of Greece's national hockey team at the Division III World Champions. Random, yes, but it's still entertaining. Surprisingly, they actually were pretty darn good given that they have limited rink space and whatnot. Cool stuff, you should check it out.

Here it is:

Friday, February 12, 2010


Win or lose, you're there to compete.
Bring glory to your country.

The eyes of the world are upon you.
Will you rise up to the pressure?
Or will you crumble. Crumble away.

Regardless, glory awaits for your country
Who wants it more?

When all is said and done, you've done well.
We couldn't be more proud of you.

For it's not what happens at the end, but how you fought.

It's what makes the Olympics the best.
We all bring our best, to compete.

To win

To do the best we can

Glory in victory, brave in defeat

The Spirit of the Olympics

So I'm not gonna lie, I was starting to get choked up just watching those Olympic commercials. They really sum up what it's all about-having the chance to represent your country at the world's highest level. Win or lose, it's about how you fought, to bring glory to your country. It's just a beautiful thing. These people are just proud to be there in Vancouver, and I just support them all the way. Good luck guys! Win or lose, you guys will bring glory to your country!

On a somber note, rest in peace Nodar Kumaritashvili. You didn't have the chance to make Georgia proud, but I know your fellow countrymen will.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Sweet Tune

Life was in dissaray.
At the time, I felt stunned.
Why would you feel that we should split?
You were the person that I loved, cared about.
I felt like a part of me was was ripped out of my body.

But now, I understand. I'm happy.
Maybe it couldn't have worked at in a relation, but as friends, we're closer.
You said that no matter what, you will always love me.
And you will always be a friend. Somebody who I can trust, talk to.
Talking to you, you made me feel better.
In fact, I feel that we're even closer,
That we can talk and comfort each other. Like that first night.

Like a sweet tune, it cheers me up;
Probably does the same for you.
Seeing you happy makes me happy,
And that's what was worth the pain,
Happiness at the end of it all.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Driving down the quiet roads, it was remarkable
Remarkable how beautiful the silence was.
The soft pitter-patter of the rain drizzling down the car
As I sped off to the rink.

Funny, how tranquil it is at 8 A.M on a Sunday
Driving by, one can imagine people peacefully sleeping in their comfy beds.
Somehow, I feel at peace. The rain softly whispers to me. The silence of it all clears my mind.

All by myself, heading off to the rink, to play the game that I love.
But the ride is worth it. The silence, the silence is what is valuable.
It gives you time to think. Think about the beauty of life.

Just me in the car, rain quietly coming down. One of those precious little things life has to offer.

Silence. What a beautiful thing.

I've never felt so at peace