Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Football Game

Football Game, originally uploaded by johnnyringo82.

Mario - nice photo :)

AIESEC Edmonton Summer Alumni Event

The people in the first couple of rows are the current AIESEC Edmonton executive, members and trainees. The people in the back row are mostly alumni from our LC back in the 1970's!


After a long adventurous and completely spontaneous summer...I'm back in Edmonton and falling into an comfortable routine. When you have scheduled days for work...monday, wednesday, friday at the office and sunday bartending and scheduled classes on tuesday, starts to leave very little room for spontaneity.

In a very very small way, it's nice to be back and have a routine again, because I feel comfortable. But for me - being comfortable doesn't make me happy. What makes me happy is not knowing what lies ahead...and when I know it's a monday, wednesday, friday at the office - it's just not appealing.

The notorious 'Travel Bug' which we all know about and have experienced at some time or another in our lives...I think never truly goes away. When I am in Edmonton - I have the travel bug to leave the city...when I'm in another city in Canada - I'm itching to leave the country and even when I'm in another country on the other side of the world - I am never satisfied staying in the same place. That's the true beauty of the 'Travel Bug'.

Hopefully somewhere in the near future, once I am able to rustle up the funds - my two worlds of Routine and the Travel Bug will clash and the Travel Bug will prevail :)

Friday, September 09, 2005

Cute Couple Eh?

Cute Couple Eh?, originally uploaded by johnnyringo82.

Jen and I riding the Monorail in downtown Seattle.


Whoa......Psychadelic!, originally uploaded by johnnyringo82.

Jellyfish swimming at the Seattle Aquarium.


Smooch., originally uploaded by johnnyringo82.

Jen and I at my sister's wedding ceremony in Edmonton at the Gardens of the Provincial Museum.

A Sequence of Random Events...and Thoughts.

It's the morning of September 9th. 11:26am to be exact. This morning, I feel know - that feeling you have when you get up and you just have that extra bounce in your step. I sit here thinking about the past month and everything that has happened. ALOT. Let me recap...

*Returned to Edmonton from Beijing on August 9th.

*Moved into my new basement suite with a german trainee - loving it - but I'm becoming a little domesticated...haha, hanging out at Ikea and the grocery store :)

*Trying to think of new business ideas for one of my classes...any ideas?

*Attended my sister Nicole's wedding. I was one of the groomsmen and everything went spectacular! My sister was absolutely beautiful.

*Went to the Bishop family reunion following my sister's wedding and got to reconnect with many of my relatives that I haven't seen for years.

*Hoping all of the China MC is doing great back in Beijing and had an amazing time at IC. I miss you guys!

*Roadtripped with my girlfriend Jen to Washington State to watch Dave Matthews Band perform live at the Gorge. Also spent a few days relaxing at the lake.

*Returned to my bartending job at the Hotel Macdonald and started working part-time at my mom's company Managewise.

*Attended a few "Back to School" parties and dinners hosted by friends.

*Returned for my first day back to school yesterday. I'm registered in Intro French (just to brush up on everything I have forgotten), Strategic Marketing, Venture Capitalism and Entrepreunship and Managing a Workforce in Canada. I got lucky with my profs and it looks like my last semester will be a great one!

*Last movie I watched: Mysterious Skin. This is a VERY graphic movie about male child abuse and pornography. If you go to see it - you have been warned!

*Submitted my first draft of my book entry on my trip to China to the editors and am awaiting their feedback...cross your fingers!

*Book I am currently reading: The Tipping Point (about how fashion trends and epidemics get started)

*Purchased an Edmonton Oiler 5 game pack with a few friends! WOOT WOOT! I can't wait to have the hockey season back in this city.

This concludes my recollection of random thoughts and events from the past month. I am still full of random thoughts - but some of which won't even make sense if I write them out here.

Ta Ta For Now.