That’s How the Cookie Crumbles

I’ve been kinda stale on the blog posts lately, mostly from too many night shifts! I don’t mind night shift, they are usually pretty pleasant and you get good hours, the only thing is that they take the biggest chunk of the day working from 2-10PM or even later once in a while. But I shouldn’t complain, a job is a job and it pays my tuition.

Lately I’ve been wanting to get a new GPS system though to do some Geocaching. We had one, it wasn’t bad neither, but my parents lost it of course! So I haven’t done any Geocaches at all this year. Not to mention I have two Geocaches of my own that I want to put out. I don’t think I’ll get one though, even though it does entertain me on those days I have nothing to do, I have other investments I’d like to get to do.

We have a dog, his name is Apollo after a Battlestar Galactica character, and it suits him pretty well. He’s a Redbone with a little bit of a Bloodhound in him too. He’s exceptionally smart though and I decided he would be my new best friend.

Puppy Apollo

Other things I’m trying to organize is a whitewater rafting trip, if I can get enough people it will be worthwhile, but otherwise not. I’ll see how that goes, although I already have a few sure yeses and a couple maybe’s, so its looking pretty promising. Also, the people that said they are interested are pretty awesome people that I’ve been meaning to catch up with.

I think I should talk about my newest additions to my music collection this summer as well. It’s mostly been a lot of Ke$ha though, I love her music and beats, plus I’m getting pumped for her concert in September. I have also been listening to a lot of Eminem these days as well, I enjoy the vulgor rap while I’m working out or exercising for some reason, it really gets a good rhythm going for me. Other good mentions are Selena Gomez’s newest album, Demi Lovato’s song Skyscraper, 30 Seconds to Mars also including Linkin Park’s cover of Rolling In the Deep.

 

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

 

Tyson Trepidations.

Life’s What You Make It, So Smile!

Today I have been a bit of a grumpy old bear. Its something that’s built up basically as a result of a mixture of a lot of things.

Mostly, those have been just annoyances with my parents, I’m really tired of being back at home. They ask way too many questions and its always the same questions over again. Plus they smoke and get everything smelly. I find that extremely disrespectful and it bothers me… A tonne.

Adding to that is their house, its so out of the way and far from everything, I can never really connect with my friends or do anything worthwhile.

Not to mention their cats that get hair everywhere! Makes me want to tear out my own hair… And eyeballs!

Adding to that, my application got rejected to an apartment I applied to. Normally that’s fine because it’s usually just a chance and your competing with others for the available places. But with this one, I worked it out to be basically a sure thing, but to add to it, they didn’t even inform me that my application was declined.

Besides that, there are a tonne of small things that have been annoying and bothering me as well.

The weather isn’t helping neither.

I’m ready to move on and get this summer finished with. If school started tomorrow, I wouldn’t think that would be a bad thing either. So I’m setting a goal to never let this happen again. Next summer I’m going to try and get a job with Parks Canada or something of the sort, and enjoy the time I have off. Plus, maybe finally travel to Malaysia and Singapore!

With that rant out of the way though, I am usually a very happy and optimistic person. Whenever people meet me they always tell me that I’m so down to earth, easy to get along with and super positive.

Which I am.

I’m always looking at the glass half full, giving my all, looking for answers and accepting what happens. There are always certain things I constantly tell people around me. Those being, “Life’s what you make it, so you gotta make it right”, “The world always looks brighter from behind a smile”, and “All you need is love!”.

Whenever I’m at work too, you can always catch me singing! Most of the time its love songs, but every time it shows what kind of mood I’m in. So when you hear the love songs, that’s a good thing. Along with “Copa Cabana”, Ke$ha, and any Corey Hart to make the sun shine on me.

But for right now, I know that tomorrow will bring a lot better of a day. So expect some love songs to come echoing out of the kitchen at work, accompanied by one crazy looking cook.

 

“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

 

Tyson Trepidations.

Life “Under The Dome”

It’s been a while since I stayed up late just to finish a book, I actually think the last time I did that was last summer when I read Michael Crichton’s Pirate Latitudes. But that’s what I did last night. It ended up being a little past two in the morning when I finally finished Under The Dome, by Stephen King.

I haven’t read too many books by Stephen King, but from what I did read, I was a little confused on how I felt about his writing. He always seemed to have something crazy or insane going on that you could never really predict. Sometimes things just ended up much too far-fetched in his books than I would have liked (hence my mixed feelings). But there’s no doubt he’s an amazing author none-the-less.

In a way he reminds me of kid in a candy shop with his writing, just by the way he seems to always have something going on, even in the slower parts of his books (which sometimes don’t exist). I think the one thing that makes him such a good writer though and what I like about his style is that he knows exactly how to frustrate the reader with the events that occur throughout his work. He is no doubt, a literary genius.

As I said though, I did finish his book, Under The Dome, last night (More like early this morning) and I was quite impressed.

It made an impression on me to say the least.

I got the book for my birthday last October from my parents, and started reading it that night. I didn’t make it very far before realizing that I wouldn’t have much time to get through such a thick book efficiently with my busy schedule. So I stopped reading and put it down until I could find more time to get through it. It was a fairly big undertaking, being one of the longest novels I’ve read (killing many trees at 1072 pages), so I waited out the busy school year before starting the book again.

After reading just the first fifty or so pages on my birthday though, I knew it was going to be a great read and everytime I looked at the huge novel on my desk, I would think to myself, “I can’t wait to read that!”. Finally did, after such a long wait too.

I found that Under The Dome really was an amazing book and everything I had hoped for. It was constantly eventful, creatively brilliant, extremely intriguing and compelling, and very frustrating (in a good way, if that makes any sense).

The elephant of a book featured an entire town in Maine, called Chester’s Mill. It was the quaint sort of place where everyone in town knew each other and was fairly tight knit. So with that said, there was an entire towns population that Stephen King had to play with for the novel, which he took with imagination and in quite a smart manner. Of course though, there were some characters that stuck out more than others as being more of the novels main characters. Some of these characters featured an ex-military officer, a journalist/owner of the newspaper, a power hungry town selectman/used car salesman/drug lore, a thug turned sociopath and a physician’s assistant turned full out town doctor.

As a quick synopsis, the book is about a mysterious dome that drops down over the town of Chester’s Mill on a nice mid-October day. As the novel continues, there are various attempts by the military to break through the dome, all the while, the towns second selectman is working to gain control of the entire town in a power thirsty attempt to become the inspiring leader everyone looks up to and follows. But there is a small group of individuals against that, fit with the task to take control of the town by the United States government. This stand off basically starts a war between the two sides, one with a lot of trickery and manipulation. The novel features several climaxes with tonnes of unpredictable turns and twists that really kept me reading and is one outstanding book.

It’s not just about the psychology of being stuck under an invisible dome neither, feeling like a bunch of ants under a magnifying glass. It really demonstrates the impact people have on the environment as well by showing the deteriorating air quality coming from the small town due to human foolishness and an increasingly thick layer of grime had been forming on the dome.

Even though its a huge undertaking, being such a long book, I think its a great read and would suggest this novel to anyone looking for excitement that will keep them guessing and make them think about the possibilities of such an event occuring.

I think the thing that made me really connect with the novel was the fact that I live in a town that resembles Chester`s Mill. We are basically the same size, have a lot of the same businesses and share a similar community view. Sometimes I even wonder if that happened in my town, what part would I play if any?

I think out of all the characters, I would be similar to that of Scarecrow Joe’s stance. He was kinda working behind the scenes but fairly smart, able to work things out logically and plan in a high stress situation. I think that’s something I would do. I’m not the type to just sit around and wait to see what happens, but I’m also not the type who likes to get noticed a lot, so behind the scenes would my specialty, along with my quick thinking. Or so I think anyways.

I also know, that if it were my town, the air would get thick extremely fast with all of our pollution and stupid people everywhere. But in the end, I think we would definitely work things out better than those of Chester’s Mill, especially since we don’t have any really power hungry citizens. Then again, you know what people are apt to do in a situation of that calliper.

But I hope that someone else shares their thoughts and maybe even inspire somebody to take on Under The Dome by Stephen King.

 

“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

 

Tyson Trepidations.

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.