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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Who am I?

So I've been reminded lately that we are a culmination of our past experiences.  Good and bad.  We go through life in reality living in the moment because that's just the way it works.  But when we get to a certain point in our lives, we look back and can recognize those experiences, people, trials and events that have helped shape who we are as individuals.

I look back and see many things.  Past experiences with friends, girlfriends, family.  How have these things shaped my attitudes, habits and personality?  I'd like to think I've taken all the positive aspects from my past but I know that's not always the case.  This past year or so has been cause for significant reflection on why I am where I am now.

There are things that I would definitely go back and change.  But at the same time, would that make me a different person than I am today?  Just food for thought.  There's always that 'what if' scenario.  Unfortunately we don't exactly get that chance.  To go back and take the other path.

So that brings me to my question...If you could go back and do / try something that you passed up the opportunity to do, what would it be?  And also, If there is one thing you could go back and not do that you regret, what would that be?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


So, last night saw us going on a night out... I know it was Monday night and we may be getting too old for that, but it was fun none the less.  Still, getting up this morning was pretty difficult.  We went and saw Nickelback.  I thought it was a good, typical, rock concert.  Tiffany liked it a little more than me because she used to run while listening to their music, so she knows more of the words and songs than I do.

Opening for them was Breaking Benjamin.  They were decent too.  Kinda like little kid rock stars.  Not because they are actually kids though, but because they are a smaller band that is trying and testing the waters out with this whole rock concert in a big venue thing.

It surprised me the range of people that were at this thing.  If you've listened to their music you probably have noticed that it isn't exactly 'kid friendly'.  You know, sex, drugs and rock and roll.  That's what it is.  Two rows in front of us are 3 girls (and parents)  The girls are probably 11, 9 and 7.  They didn't last.  They were there for Breaking Benjamin and then after about 3 words came out of Chad Kruger's mouth, they were gone, never to be seen again.  It might have also had to do with the wafting billows of smoke that were EVERYWHERE as soon as the headliner took the stage.  Is that smoke from the pyrotechnics you ask?  Some of it was I'm sure, but we were sitting at the far end of the saddledome and there were no fireworks or shooting flames at our end.  And yet, the smoke seemed to be a little thicker where we were sitting.

At any rate....good concert.  Not for the easily offended.  Loud, familiar songs, good times.