Quotes From August 2011

Here it is! The end of August! And here they are! All the quotes I used for that entire month. There are some pretty good ones in there and enjoy. Lot’s of interesting posts to come in September. 🙂


Quotes From August 2011

“The mightiest works have been accomplished by men who have somehow kept their ability to dream great dreams” – Walter Russell Bowie

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love” – Mother Teresa

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity” – Ellen Par

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in” – George Washington Carver

“Some days there wont be a song in your heart. Sing anyways” – Emory Austin

“Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” – Ann Landers

“Some days are for living. Others are for getting through.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“In order to do good, you have to do something.” – Emily Pilloton

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen


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Quotes From The Month Of July

By the time I post this, it will be August officially! So that means I have a bunch of quotes to post. Before I get to that though, I thought I’d mention that the month of July for me was a lot better than the month of June! But still lacking as compared to the stellar May that I had.

Some good points of this month were the workout routine I got back into, a few great hikes and even found a beautiful waterfall yesterday while on a hike! I finally managed to read Under The Dome as well as Dyke Van Dyke’s memoir AND bought the newest Bond book. I also added a lot to owning every Michael Crichton book. I also saw some pretty awesome movies this month as well, the best of those being Super 8, Captain America, Fighter and American History X.

But enough of that, here are all the quotes that were featured in the month of July. Enjoy.

PS. My favorite is the one by Apple Computer Inc.


“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” – Walt Disney

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” – Saint Augustine

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope” – Theodore Roszak

“Wouldn’t it be the perfect crime, if I stole your heart and you stole mine?” – Unknown

“Every day may not be good… But there’s something good in every day” – Unknown

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do” – Apple Computer Inc.

“All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream” Edgar Allan Poe

“Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin” – Tori Amos

“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever” – The Crow (1994)

“To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –
True Poems flee” – Emily Dickinson

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy” – Edward P. Morgan

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” – NLP Adage

“Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit they are crazy” – Nora Ephron

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be” – Samuel Johnson

“Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity” – Helen Schucman

“Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it” – Albert Hubbard

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile” – Anonymous

“I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel” – Peter Nivio Zarlenga

“Hope is life’s essential nutrient, and love is what gives life meaning” – Dick Van Dyke

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

“If you can dream it, then you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse” – Walt Disney

“Ce n’est pas la réalité. C’est un rêve” – Tout le monde

“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century” – Dame Edna Everage

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill

“Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” – Lao-Tze

Tyson Trepidations Bucket List

It seems as though everyone has one, so I thought I would conform for this one thing. I usually have a lot of things I want to accomplish or do, but I probably would have a tough time thinking of things now that I want to… There’s really no need for explanation, just the list below, enjoy.


– Get accepted into medical school

– Become a doctor

– Travel to Malaysia

– See the Machu Picchu

– Be a part of a theatre production

– Get a job with Parks Canada one summer

– Get Married

– Have at least 2 children

– Read every book by Michael Crichton

– Live in a quaint, detached townhouse

– Go to Disneyland

– Restore my grandpas 1950 Chevy Coupe

– Ride the train across Canada

– Get a boat

– Find a hidden treasure

– Have a one night stand

– Get something published

– Write a book

– Inspire someone to do something great

– Take a flight into outer space

– Skydive

– Bungee jump

– Date a foreign girl in a foreign country

– See a Whitecaps game live

– Get my motorcycles license

– Become a commanding officer for Cadets Canada

– Have a bloodhound

– Get a job I actually enjoy

– Own a Les Paul

– Finish my YouTube James Bond series


“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever” – The Crow (1994)


Tyson Trepidations.

My Top 10 Apps For iPad

At the start of the summer I wanted to spend some money and get myself something a little extra for working so hard during the school year and treat myself for not really having a life.

In the long run, I decided to go with an iPad 2.

Now, a couple months later, I have many many apps downloaded and developed my personal favorites that I happen to access all the time.

Just as a side note as well, I have bought five apps since getting my iPad and of the five, four are featured on this Top 10 list.

Here they are:

1. GarageBand for iPad ($4.99)

The first of my bought apps, GarageBand pulls up into number one. It was basically like love at first sight when it finished downloading (Which seemed to take forever, being over 300 MB). I find myself on this app constantly, creating new songs and testing out new sounds, it actually makes me wish I stuck with learning the piano, so I could make more complicated sounding keyboard and piano parts. But it really has a tonne of different sounds to check out and play with. Of course it doesn’t feature everything that the full Mac version has, but it has quite a lot to offer as an iPad app and entirely compatible to the full version. Most definitely worth paying for, super fun and awesome for anyone, even if you don’t have any music background.

2. Hospital Haste ($6.99)

This one’s my all-time favorite game to play on my iPad thus far. Its crazy hectic and you really have use your brain fast to decide what you do with the patients and in what order. To quickly sum up the game, you play as Nurse Sally just starting off in the doctoring world and working for different hospitals while you earn money for your own medical clinic. It features many different hospital issues and methods of treatment along with a very well thought out scoring system that makes you have to make decisions based on attaining a better score. Not to mention you have to be fast! The last thing you want is a patient leaving in disgust because your too slow. It really is a hectic and crazy game, but that’s what makes it so fun.

3. Tower Madness (Free)

Coming in as number three is another wildly hectic game. Tower Madness is as simple as building defences to protect your 10 sheep from being abducted by alien invasions. It really is a crazy and random idea, but the levels are build so specifically and extremely well thought out that you have to use your head in deciding what the best arsenal set up would be to defeat those pesky aliens. As you go along, the game gets harder too, there are more and stronger aliens introduced and even some that are impervious to a number of different weapons. I’ve spent many hours playing this game in planning my defences against those aliens! Well worth the download especially being free.

4. Friendly for iPad (Free)

This app is for Facebook and after trying many different ones, I found this one was the best, especially now that they added Facebook chat into it (not like I actually use it though…). There’s not too much to say about this app except that its Facebook in app form with a great layout and its super easy to use, making Facebook even simpler as it is.

5. Words With Friends (The Free Version)

There is a payable version, but I’m not sure what the difference is besides taking out the ads, but the ads really aren’t that bad compared to many other apps and games I’ve tried. This game is extremely simple though and highly comparable to Scrabble. Its a word game that you can play against friends, Facebook friends or anyone random as well. Each letter is worth a certain amount of points (The more difficult the letter the higher its value) and there are many places on the board where you can gain double letter, triple letter, double word and triple word bonuses. So you actually have to think what words you play and where you play them. You get seven letters at all times, but there are only 104 letters in total, so once that capacity is reached, the game is over (unless someone resigns). The nice thing about this app is that you can come back to it anytime and play when you can, so you don’t have to sit there waiting for the other person to play their word.

6. Dead Space for iPad (Got it for $0.99 on special, but $4.99 regular)

After playing the original Dead Space for the Xbox 360, I just had to get this game. I was a little skeptical how good it would be though. I couldn’t imagine how the controls would turn out and wasn’t sure if the graphics would be ok or not. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that the graphics were actually really well done and the controls weren’t bad at all once I got the hang of it (and it didn’t take all that long neither). The great thing, though, is that it serves as a prequel to the original game and kinda gives a little bit of a back story. Otherwise, it is just as the other versions, an intense and creepy third person shooter that is extremely satisfying for the horror lover.

7. Worms 2 ($0.99)

I used to play this game all the time as a kid on my PC! So when I saw it in the apps store, I just had to buy it and probably would have still if it were more expensive. It’s a really fun game to play where you have a small arsenal of worms that you use to battle other small arsenals of worms. You get dropped off at a level randomly spaced apart and go through each worm, one at a time, attacking the other teams with a huge variety of different weapons. With that said though, you still have to think a little bit since the wind can alter where some of the weapons fire. Plus it’s a little bit harder since all the other teams seem to be mostly after you. Tonnes of funny and a cute little game that is definitely worth the small price.

8. Kobo for iPad (Free)

This is one of the reading apps for the iPad. There’s also iBooks and the kindle app that are really popular, but after trying them out, I felt that this one was a better choice (even though Kindles are better quality than Kobos in my opinion). All three of the apps have something like a thousand free books to choose from as well any popular book that you can pay for as well. Not only that, but a good number of the books are actually a lot cheaper to buy in the app than going to the book store and buying them. The Kobo app also allows you add friends (Although I don’t have any still…), lets you create custom bookshelves, and creates a book cover specific to you and the type of books you read. Plus it has some nifty achievements, including some that can be quite challenging and fun to obtain.

9. Twitter for iPad (Free)

Again, there really isn’t much to say about this one. Its just the official Twitter app and has many of the same functions as the web browser version (except you don’t have to worry about the Fail Whale in the iPad app). It has a great layout and a super simple to use interface. Feel free to follow me, find my profile from the Twitter widget on the right hand side.

10. Science 360 (Free)

So this app is pretty awesome when I’m bored, in a wise mood or just geeking out again. It has tonnes of HD photos and videos with all kinds of science news and topics to go with them. Since everything is HD though, the app can sometimes be a little slow and use a lot of memory. But once inside, you’ll see that it has a really neat interface. It basically is in a 360 shape and when you move around, its like your on the inside of a circle and every turn has something new. The great thing too is that when you click on a picture or video, it will make sure that one doesn’t show up for you again. Wicked cool app for a science fanatic.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do” – Apple Computer Inc.

Tyson Trepidations.

Top 10 Inspiring People In My Life

I figured that one of my first few blog posts should be about the inspirations that I have and had in my lifetime so far.

Here they are, my Top 10 Inspiring People:

10. Jim Carrey

I find Jim Carrey to be an awesome comedian and actor and for some reason a lot of the movies he’s starred in really had an impression on me. I think the biggest reason he makes it on my list of top 10 is because of his type of humor. It much resembles the funny bone that I portray in real life as well, which is a crazy and fairly random approach, that can be quite loud and downright out of the world. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise if I adopted a lot of the stuff I do from him and his acting. Among my favorites would have to be his role in the Pet Detective movies, making them among my favorites of all time. But after following him on Twitter and reading what he has to say about life, I think he’s a really nice and upbeat guy as well that makes me able to look up to him and what he does as a professional. Showing that there’s more than just a funny bone in his body after all.

9. Mike Modano

Yes I know, I’m Canadian, so there has to be a hockey player on here! Even though he is an american, he’s pretty good I guess, especially since he’s the all time highest scoring american in the NHL. But that’s not the only reason why he’s on my top 10 list as number 9 (Yes, its suiting since his jersey number was #9 for the part of his career with Dallas). The reason he’s on my list and one of my most respected hockey players is the way that he approaches the game and has been there since the day I took interest in the game. Maybe its because he has 20 seasons in the game and just plays an old game? I’m not actually too sure. With that said, he’s a very talented hockey player with average stature and build that is a really nice guy on and off the ice. He’s the real deal and what the sport is all about.

8. Lee “Apollo” Adama

Even though he’s not a real person, the character of Apollo has to be an inspiration of mine. Coming from my favorite TV show, Battlestar Galactica (Both the new and old versions), he became an inspiration to me with the way he approached life. He was always trustworthy, being there for his family and friends through all tough bends, and the way he does everything he possibly can to save mankind. Sure, we aren’t running from the Toasters, but the characters dynamic still allows me to connect with Apollo. He always continues to battle and fight for survival no matter how many members of his family and friends parish in the events of the show. He’s a guy that I’d like to take a page out of his book, even if he isn’t a real person.

7. Dick Van Dyke

Even though I’m still fairly young, this guy still has quite the lagacy and is still being watched constantly with his collection of classics such as Marry Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Dick Van Dyke Show. He’s a man with pure and raw talent, but still a humble and very down to earth man, which earns him a lot of respect in my books. He often refers to his rise in fame as luck, but he wouldn’t be lucky if he didn’t have natural born talent already inside of him. For those that know me, they would tell you that I’m quite into the classical musicals, and its Dick Van Dyke (along with Gene Kelly) who made me really appreciate the art to them. I may sound old fashioned, but they really don’t make musicals the same anymore, so the only way to authentically see one is to watch the originals, like Dick Van Dyke.

6. Ash Ketchum

I know, I know, another character instead of a real person, but my original childhood Pokemon hero has to appear on this list. The show was my absolute favorite growing up, along with millions of other children of course too. But it really made way for my imagination, created some of the most fun experiences in my childhood and comes up in conversation fairly frequently still. Ash is a very determined guy and will stop at nothing to achieve what he wants and keep the friends he battled with and for no matter what happens. That’s devotion and makes him a great guy for kids to look up to, and an inspiring way to create a great imagination. There’s nothing I would trade for my childhood memories.

5. Bryan F. Peterson

As one of my interests and hobbies being photography, it is certain that my favorite photographer has show up in the mix somewhere. He has some incredible shots and really wonderful work that is purely world class. But he isn’t just making a living off his work, he also teaches and passes on the skills he’s learned throughout his life with classes online and in real life. I was lucky enough to experience one of his classes where he really does give a lot of one-on-one to make you into a better photographer. On top of that, he’s a really funny and charismatic guy that really knows how interact with people to create a environment that’s easy to learn from.

4. Eric Clapton

As mentioned, another passion of mine is the guitar. Eric Clapton is who I started aspiring when I was learning and I took to myself to get to know many of his songs on the guitar and learn to play them. That’s what made me stick with playing was the challenge of learning the music of one of the greatest guitar players of all times and an incredible musician. The first song I really mastered was “Layla” and that was a pretty proud moment of mine, along with learning the song “Tears In Heaven” that he wrote for his four year old son that sadly parished at such an early age. But somehow Eric Clapton found a way to make a beautiful song out of it…

3. Michael Crichton

Not too many celebrity deaths have impacted me, but when Michael Crichton died in 2008, it actually made me quite sad. I have read all of his books and own almost all of them (but plan to own all in the future). He was always my favorite author and provided me with a lot of reads that kept me up very late at night to find out what would happen next. He was a brilliant man and a brilliant writer who knew exactly how to captivate others with his words and teachings. I also look up to him being a guy that has an M.D. from Harvard, since I’m looking to start medical school in the near future. Also the way that he worked with the government in the aspects of climatology and genetic research was a real accomplishment for society.

2. Bon Jovi

My favorite band has to show up as number two. I saw them twice in concert the last couple times they were in Vancouver, have all their records and have been a fan since my early childhood. I think they really write music that can connect with really anybody, holding a lot of meaning lyrics along with a great beat and melody as well, nothing could go wrong. They also have a great influence in my guitar playing as well with great songs to rock out to and solos to figure out. A lot of their songs touch my life and my heart, so many that they have to appear as number 2.

1. My Parents

Everyone on my list is fairly well known all over the world, except these two. My parents are my biggest inspiration, which is much the same for many people out there. They are always someone I can count on and have taught the most important lessons in life, gave my biggest part of my imagination and formed me into the respectable and nice guy that I am today. For that I thank my parents and they always be number one. Amen.

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out” – Walter Winchell

Who Are Your Inspirations?

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