Archive for March, 2007

22 in Recap.

22 held many good times and sad ones. The following is in no particular of what occurred while I occupied 22.

Moved out and got my own place and then promptly moved 6 months later
My best friend got engaged!
Went to Europe with my Granddad for 3 weeks
My sister Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer
Fell in Love – Broke up with that person twice
Enjoyed a full year employment at Suncor
My sister started her final year of school
My brother became a truck driver
I started a company with Nathan Colquhoun called Storyboard Solutions
I lost a friend to drinking and driving. RIP Sarah
I developed new friendships – Thanks Ken and Mark
TheStory was born
I went out West to Calgary, Banff and Fort McMurray
I went skiing on 3 mountains
I fell down 3 mountains
I started to play a musical instrument. For the ladies – it’s a violin, for the fellas – it’s a fiddle.
I watched my friend Jordan Parker excel and I am very proud of him.
I bought that coat I always wanted. Ha.

My good friend Reg Manno emailed me this morning and it said

“23 years ago…God sent us the pimpest pimp…according to scripture, he’s gonna take the world by storm!! Reg 3:16”

I am excited to see what 23 holds in store for me.

Beautiful Pictures

These two pictures were named as some of the best pictures taken in 2006. I cant say I disagree with them.

Happy Pie Day

It turns out yesterday was Happy Pie Day. Get it, Pie = 3.14 (yesterdays date).
Can you believe it, my old math tutor (Michelle Fleming) was interviewed!!!!!

Side Note: If it wasnt for Michelle I would have never passed grade 10 math!!!!! (or English for that matter)

Nathan Colquhoun

Nathan is one of my best friends. We have known each other since high school. He was the all star Christian kid at school and I….. Well, I enjoyed myself in school.

Nathan and I became friends during Cisco class, which is funny because I am sure neither he nor I thought the other was into computers. I’ve never admitted this to him but he is much more knowledgeable than I am with computers.

Nathan dated a girl in school who I went out with a couple weeks ago. She told me she didn’t like me in high school because I always took up Nathans time and she always felt second place. Hearing that I thought it was pretty funny; I think she’s still a bit pissed.

Nathan has an awesome family. I am close with all of them; I even dated his sister at one point. I walk their dog regularly and drink with his Dad. Sorry Nathan, I have taken over!!!

One funny story was when Cory (Nathan’s mom) was washing a pair of jeans for me a condom fell out. Nathan explained it was mine and she said “that boy will never date my daughter.” A year later……..

Nathan was always there for me in high school. He looked out for me when things were going sour and we always did the most interesting things.

Two summers ago he met a girl named Rachel Pede. Whom I might add is an awesome girl and love to death! I remember he and I went out for a chat one night and he was telling me all about her; I thought then “wow, he really likes this girl, he might even marry her.” A year later he was showing me the ring and asking me what I thought.

Nathan and I have been living in Sarnia together since September and it has been an awesome time. Rachel has been patient with my over the top quality time steeling needs (thanks Rachel).

In May they get married. Wow, it’s like not even 2 months away. I think I am more nervous than they are. I even get to be one of the best men at it. (To which I am honored by the way).

So this gets me thinking. I’ve never had a friend get married, let alone my best friend. I’ve only known people that already were married when I met them. How is this going to impact things?

Am I ready for them to get married?

I mean, what if it’s like 4am and I need someone to talk to, I can’t just walk down stairs, he’s going to be living else where. What if I am working on something IT related and need his help? What if I just need advice? What if he stops updating his blog daily?

As Ken keeps informing me, “life is always changing.” Change isn’t bad I guess, in fact, if change didn’t happen, it would be bad. I guess I have some adjusting to do. I am the over protective friend but I will learn to ease out of that role and let Rachel become that person.

Hey Rachel, we’ll have to work out a schedule ok?

Not just a nerd.

When I was in high school I played Rugby. And now, with this picture it will be forever documented.

I’m circled in Red.
My best buddy Jesse Sibbald is circled in green.

I miss Jesse. So I booked a plane ticket to go and see him. See yah in two weeks bro.