The Kids and The Crazies

I’ve been single since last summer, which has been fine with me since I’ve been pretty busy with school, living out of town, plus everything happening at home. Although since then, I have managed to squeeze in a couple dates here a and there as well. I will admit though, this summer I wish I lived somewhere with a bit more population, especially around my age, it would make my summer slightly more enjoyable and actually give me people to hang out with. But that’s not really what this post is about. Its about the type of girls I seem to attract and the ones that ask me out.

The title really says it all, most of the girls that get huge crushes or ask me out are the kids or the crazies! I don’t understand it, but that’s what it seems like for me. Maybe I have some sort of built in maniac magnet? Whatever it might be though, always makes for an awkward or interesting situation.

I figure that the best way to demonstrate this, would be to give a couple examples of the girls that have taken an interest in me. So here they are, in all their glory.



Marlene is a young lady that was friends with another girl that I hung out with from time to time. So needless to say, I saw her on a semi-often basis. I didn’t mind if she was around though because she was fairly quiet and didn’t bother us too much, but did give her two cents every once in a while.

A while ago though, my town had a community clean up event going, called the “Trash Bash”, where volunteers go around town and pick up any garbage that they find. Of course being such a small town, Marlene was there as well, and of course with my luck, the event organizer partnered her with me. But that was alright at the time, I didn’t really want to be with one of the old people that would go really slow. Plus I already knew Marlene so it limited the “getting to know small talk” that I hate so much.

During the Trash Bash, I was just being my silly self and of course cracked a lot of jokes and made Marlene laugh lots. So yes, I probably did have it coming, but who knew a girl almost half my age would be compelled to express that she liked me?

Yes, at the time I was 21 and she was 13. “Almost 14”, as she would say.

But at the end of the Trash Bash we packed everything up and returned our garbage sticks to the organizers. Then before I jumped in my car to leave, Marlene ran up to me… I figured she was going to ask for a ride or something, but boy, did she ever catch me off guard! I gotta give her an A for effort though and it was rather cute too.

She said, “I know your a bit older than me and going to college and everything”. Where I nodded and agreed, except its more like a LOT older than you and going to university… She continued saying, “but I really like you and was hoping that you would be my boyfriend?”. That’s where she really caught me off guard. I had no idea what to tell her and stumbled around a few opening words while hurrying to try and find something to say to let her down nicely. So I finally managed to get out something along the lines that she was right, she’s a lot younger than me and I’m too busy to have girlfriend so I didn’t think it was good idea.

The whole thing felt so awkward though and I felt like stabbing my eyeballs out the whole time.

Luckily she got the message, but once she turned 14, she decided to get a job where I work. So I guess she’s one of those people that you just can’t escape in a small town! So it feels a little awkward sometimes at work, even though she hasn’t bothered me anymore.



Natalie is an interesting one to say the least. I didn’t really have a choice of meeting her neither because at the start of the winter semester she was in my Chemistry class and sat beside me saying, “I will now be your friend and you will eventually come to terms with that”. So I guess we are friends, she’s very entertaining so I’m alright with that, in moderation though. But it gets better, later in the day I ended up having my Cell Biology class with her as well. So there was no escaping, she sat beside me there too, forcing our friendship the entire time.

After a while though, I found out why she was so weird. In one of our seminars for Cell Biology I was eating a puff wheat square for lunch, so Natalie decided to tell me all about how she tried to make them once when she was staying at a halfway house for the mentally insane.

For those that don’t know, a halfway house for the mentally insane is basically where crazy people go before getting integrated back into society.

Natalie is kinda creepy though, she always seems to know things that occur in my life before I even tell her. I do have her on Facebook, so that would explain it, except that I have her on a limited profile where she can’t see all that much… Also there’s this other Natalie in our class, so she makes a habit of stalking her and getting to know her without actually talking to her.

I have managed to escape getting asked out from Natalie, except she’s hinted quite a lot and is always touching my arms and trying to give me hugs. Usually I’m ok with that, I’m a very touchy person, but the way she does it makes it feel so weird and wrong. I’m not sure if its her cold and clammy hands or how she does it, but it gives me the chills.

I have managed to escape her some during the summer, but she warned me on Facebook last week that she’s super clingy and I should expect a huge tackle hug from her on the first day back.


So that’s only two examples, but there are more believe it or not. There’s Shelby from Physics, who likes to scratch her elbow and cackle at herself because of it. There’s also Darby, who’s incredibly young yet always hits on me in the weirdest ways. Hopefully I’ll start getting a little better luck with the type of girls that like me soon.


“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


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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)


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The Body Speaks Louder Than Words

I am a  creep.

Yes its true, I’m one of those people that will watch and observe others in how they use their facial expressions and body language to tell their story.

I think its something I get from my mother to be honest, I used to catch her all the time watching people and commenting on how they were reacting to the situations before them. So I guess where most mothers tell their children not to stare because “its rude!”. My mother unconsciously taught me the opposite.

It’s actually a quality of myself that I don’t really mind. Sure, sometimes I get caught or make that really awkward eye contact while watching people, but I find that it makes me much better at being able to read into people I’m associated with due to their expressions and body posture. It really is almost something like on that show “Lie To Me”, where the main character, Dr. Cal Lightman, is able to tell (most of the time) when people are being truthful or when they are lying by the way they express themselves subconsciously.

With that said, I’ve been catching myself observing other people’s microexpressions on an increasing basis as I actually converse with them and share stories. I do hope though that I don’t look like one of those weirdoes that have this uncanny stare that leaves you with this eerie feeling and hate making eye contact with. But then that would explain why I usually attract a lot of odd and mentally unstable people.


Even though I’ve been getting pretty good at being able to read into people, when I get the hunch or notion that they are lying to me about what they are saying, I never actually call them out on it. I don’t think anyone would take it too lightly being called a liar with no real evidence or valid reasoning.

I don’t think that ability its limited to being able to tell if a person is lying neither. Sometimes that just seems like the most obvious gesture to pinpoint. A lot of the time I also take note of their other microexpressions as well.

For those that don’t know, a microexpression is a facial expression that is shown in response to emotions that the person feels about the subject matter, but only really last anywhere from 1/25 to 1/15 of a second. You can usually read into any emotion with microexpressions if your really seasoned at pinpointing those sort of things. But the ones I really happen to notice are the ones of excitement, grief, pleasure and guilt. Or so I believe.

To be fully honest, I have no real idea if I’m even reading into those expressions that I observe properly, but who knows, maybe I’m one of those real life “Truth Wizards”.


“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


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First Post! Here We Go.

Hi! My name is Tyson Trepidations and welcome to my blog!

This is my first ever post and I’m pretty excited for the future of this blog.

To learn more about myself, feel free to check out the “About Tyson Trepidations”, found beside the home button, I gave a fairly long write up.

As a quick sum up though, I am a 21 year old university student currently working the summer as a cook to save up for next falls tuition. I’m in the Bachelor of Science program majoring in Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology.

For my blog, what I’m looking to achieve is to just be free and post about my life and things that I find interest me, are funny, and just good stories and lessons to share. On top of that, I’m always looking for new friends and finding ways to build connections all over the world. It really makes travelling easier and better when you have those bonds and connections.

As for now, again welcome! And stay tuned for more from me and my crazy life.

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us, are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us” – Oliver Wendell Holmes