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i know an amazing woman named Shawnna.
i’ve had some interesting and amazing conversations with her. she moves through time and space with the fluidity of a Tao philosopher, traveling the natural path of least resistance. she lives life in the moment and moves in the natural direction the universe takes her; creating positive ripples through other people’s lives along the way.
i have a tremendous affinity towards her energy, her chi, her soul. my life has been enriched immeasurably by her drawing breath and her ripples passing through my stream. i believe some people look at her as a woman who loves to smile and laugh. she exudes such positivity that it is easy to see her as just this happy soul.
if you stop and listen, you may see her as i do. someone who loves, without preconception or boundaries.
and i’m a better person for knowing her.
We all have a list. Whether it’s just a feeling or something you actually write down, you have an idea of what you want in a partner.
A few weeks ago, a friend and I devised a system in which you discover why your relationship is working or why it’s not. This is not something that usually comes to mind in a happy relationship. We concluded this is useful in situations such as:
1) Everything is “fine” in our relationship, but something is missing. What is it?
2) I know I should breakup with my boyfriend/girlfriend, but I need that final kick in the ass to get out.
3) What are the most important factors I need to look for in my next relationship.
There’s a method to our madness, you can’t just write a bunch of characteristics, qualities and traits then go viola! This highly sophisticated and intricate system was designed by us, but we also took into account the collective knowledge of the people around us: marketing specialists, chemists, writers, bartenders, musicians, students, adventurers, etc…
As this is just the beginning of a relationship breakthrough, we felt it important that we inform the public!
Hopefully by next month, we can announce a working model of our formula. So please, stay tuned.
The leaves are falling and it’s getting colder. Boo!
I like the fall season. Although, the winter that follows has me shudder with every leaf that plummets to the ground. In an effort to cheer myself up, I went thought a few fall 2011 photos and smiled.
Tamarynd and Storey
T’was the first pumpkin I’d carved in over a decade. I think we did pretty well! =)
I was always taking photos of Ging’, she’s so bloody photogenic. I’ll be working on a few photo essays this year and she’ll definitely be featured in one.
I’m awkwardly texting… really.
I’m not sure what the hell is going on here. I got on the train, looked to my right and saw the making of a horror movie.
Good beats and Great people
The thing I loved about last fall was the good people around me.
Here’s to another great year. Here’s to more great people.
It’s been a weird, difficult and frustrating month.
Even tonight as I walked home, I was annoyed at the way my night had turned out. The work I’d do when I got home, plans I’d cancelled, the exhaustion of the day and what awaited me tomorrow.
I was reading my iPad instead of listening to music; so I heard a young woman on her phone, before I noticed her standing on the sidewalk crying. The part of the conversation I caught as I walked by was:
“… ’cause I was in a violent relationship and it’s like he saved me from it. I moved out here with him, and now he acts jealous and yells at me. I don’t know what to do. You guys and my family are four hours away…”
I was about 20 feet past her when I felt guilty for just walking by. I turned around, walked back and said to her:
“I’m sorry to interrupt, but can I give you a hug?”
It may have been the weirdest thing to say to a stranger, but it made so much sense in the moment.
See looked at me for a second, blinked and just replied:
I opened my arms, she walked towards me and just held me for a few seconds.
As I walked away, I heard her tell the person on her phone:
“Oh, (laugh) someone just gave me a hug cause I look like a mess…”
I don’t have a message, lesson or words of wisdom for what happened tonight.
Take from it what you will, I just thought I’d share.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Still in a poker mood, my neighbour and I had dinner as I taught her the finer points of the game.
It was very different from poker with the boys (Previous Night).
For starters, poker with a woman apparently included wine, M&Ms and some kinda health bar.
She quickly picked up the rules of Texas Hold ‘em poker, the idea of big blind and small blind, playing the person versus playing the hand.
Maybe, she learned too fast; ten hands into playing, she hit me with 4 Of A Kind against my measly pair of Queens.
It may not have been your regular boys night playing poker with swearing, beer, chips and sexual innuendos.
But it still had the laughs, the alcohol and the cries of defeat. Best of all, she learned how to look at her opponent after she pushed them to bet more into the pot, before slap them with 4 Of A Kind.
(Them, meaning me.)