Tuesday, July 11, 2006


My Puzzle Theory

Is there only one person out there for me? One person that is meant to be with me? One person that I was destined to meet? To marry?

Let me explain my puzzle theory. We (the dating community) spend a lot of our time trying to find people we click with. It seems like a never-ending search for people with similar interests, morals, values and beliefs. As you know, there are many different types of people out there, but many have similar qualities and characteristics.

Puzzles have many different themes, but many of them are similar. You will see puzzles with pictures of waterscapes with boats, or a landscape with a farm, or even a whitewater rafting scene. I bet you know which puzzle I am.

We are all trying to find other puzzles that match our own. We go on dates and ask questions, trying to find out what kind of puzzle they are. Some people like to hide their puzzle, while others it’s easy to tell right off the bat.

Once we find a puzzle that matches our own, we must find that piece that fits to ours. A puzzle piece Is generally surrounded by 4 other pieces, that will fit perfectly in place. When looking for the pieces that fit, you must try and put together many different pieces without success. It does get frustrating at times, but patience is required.

Some people believe they found a piece that fits to theirs, and they try to force the pieces together. This will only result in broken pieces, and no one likes that. Some people keep trying to force the pieces together for many years, and I’m sure you know at least one couple that is like this.

Because there are four pieces that fit yours, there’s not only one person that will fit well with you. You may find a piece that fits, but maybe things don’t work out due to timing or other circumstances. You just need to realize that there are other pieces out there that will fit perfectly with you. Remember, puzzles require patience.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Next step in the game of life

-I bought a house, and I move in tomorrow. That is fucking crazy. I'm doing what I've said I'd always do...live for free. With the basement rented out and a roommate upstairs, the income pays for the mortgage. In a few years, once I'm settled into this place, I'll buy another and have a pretty good cash flow. I'd like to own 10 properties and sell them off when I retire. Millionaire! Cha-ching!

-"Hey, what are you doing. Oww. Screw off. Another one?! Are you mental? I'll get you back in the morning, you know this, right? Fucker!" That was my body talking last night. I went out last night with some of the teachers from Trimble. I think I drank a little more than I should have. I hurty.

-I got a job lined up for next year. I'd be the Phys Ed teacher at Tantramar, but with the job also comes being the Athletic Director. One needs to work at a school for about 15 years to become director. It's a huge responsibility, and I have to tell him on Monday (tomorrow) if I'm going to accept it. Maybe I'll flip a coin.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Need for speed??

Update on life:

-I've been busy for the last 2 weeks, especially with volunteering. I can't wait till Wednesday. That's the last day of kids at school. After that, it's exams, and then graduation and prom.

-I'll be moving into my new place in 26 days. I just got my stove today. It's second hand, but only 2 years old...and I got it for $250. Sa-weeet!

-That lady-friend is history. Back on the dating scene, and finding some interesting people.

-Why is there a picture of a street bike? I'm on a new kick. My kicks are getting expensive. I'll be calling the DMV tomorrow to set up a time to take my written test, and then I'll be taking the safety course the 2nd weekend in July. All because I met a girl on a bike.

Friday, June 02, 2006

I've made a difference in a students life. I told him I was very proud of him, and he said that no one other than his dad has ever said that to him before. It's crazy what you can find out when you talk to a student as a person.

Monday, May 22, 2006


I'm poor (but happy)

I went to my first auction today. I really didn't know what to expect. I signed up, and got a number card to place bids. At first, I kinda just sat there, taking it all in, learning the lingo and semantics of it all. I had went in the night before and looked at the stuff that they would be auctioning off. I made a want-list and marked them with a price that I would pay. I found out that price did not determine when I quit bidding on an item. There was a desk I said I wouldnt' pay more than $20 or, and I spent $50.

So, here is a list of things I bought.

Grilled cheese maker - $5 (worth that)
DVD player - $15 (worth $50)
Glass cooking pot - $20 (worth $90)
Solid pine end table - $20 (the wood alone is worth $50)
Maple desk - $50 (worth $150-200)
Queen-size pillow-cushion mattress and boxspring - $510 (worth $900+)

And the most prized possession...it was the showcase of the auction. The item that everyone wanted, but no one had the courage to bid on it...an antique master bedroom set, dating back to the early 1900's. Included are a high-post bed frame (handcarved), a dresser with a huge vanity mirror, and a 6-foot highboy dresser. If bought new, today, it would cost $17000...that's seventeen THOUSAND! This set, as I was told by many other auction-goers, should have went for nothing less than $5000. And I got it for $2300. There were only 2 things sold today where people clapped for the buyer, and I was one of them. I know I got a good deal, and this was probably the best investment I'll ever make.

Screw E-bay, the real stuff is the shit!

Thursday, May 18, 2006


interesting story...

I was out this morning for a meeting with the middle school about the students we'll be getting in the fall. So, I had a detailed lesson prepared for my supply teacher, and went happily along my way. Before I left, for no reason at all, I decided to write my lesson on the board so all the students could see what they were supposed to work on. I even wrote at the botton "There are eyes watching you. Be on your best behavior". When I got back later that morning, I learned that there was no supply teacher, or any teacher for that matter, taking care of my classes while I was gone.

My first thought was "Oh shit, what the hell did they do to my classroom". To my surprise, it was spotless. My next thought was "Oh shit, they didn't do any of the work I left for them". Again, to my surprise, some students took the lead in the absense of a teacher, and became a pseudo-teacher. The handed out all the sheets, and even corrected them on the overhead. I near shat my pants when I heard this. They're never this good when I'm there! I better leave more often and let them run the show.

Oh, and a few students thought my note on the board was a code, and they tried to crack it all class. They tried to figure out who the spy was. A few CSI wannabe's.

Monday, May 08, 2006


"If I can't find a way, I'll make one"

I had the most amazing weekend in a long time. I spent 5 days and 4 nights at Cape Enrage with some of the best students Moncton has to offer. They showed outstanding leadership skills that I admire a great deal. During the weekend, I had the chance to lead 3 full days of kayaking. I got a little burnt, but I enjoyed my time on the water. Even got to rescue a few students who tipped.

And on Sunday, when I got back, I had a lovely dinner with my new lady-friend. She's a massage therapist, so my sore muscles got a little treat for dessert.

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