Whistler: Save The Date

For the past few years at this time my wife and I have come to Whistler to hike, relax and enjoy each other’s company. We haven’t done so every year, and even this year we toyed with the idea of doing something different. However, in the end we knew we would have a great time and had plenty of trails we had not yet done. Unfortunately with only a week left, we didn’t get our usual hotel. We still had a great time though.

We have just been going through the photos that we took. I think we have some pretty cool ones. Some were really even a year in the making. I will tell that story in the coming days. And boy do I have quite the tale to go on top of that! I can tell you right now, this won’t be some boring vacation slide show thing.

Happy Anniversersary: Obviously, Ending In A Blog Roll

Well that didn’t schedule correctly. Without further adieu!

Well today our anniversary. It has been quite a few years since we were married and even more since we first started hanging out. And I still love her more with each day. She is my best friend and constant companion. We make a pretty good pair. Like old video game characters we should be forced to wear red and blue outfits, luckily we haven’t been forced to commit that fashion atrocity.

Anyway, we need to get out and go do some fun anniversary stuff. I will tell you about most of it in the next day or so. Heck, there may even be a surprise for readers in the mix to. In the meantime, why not check out some of my fave posts from this week.

In no particular order:

Austin

Strange Remains

Opinionated Man

Vegan Needs

Kepler 452b: Remember Earth 2? What A Lousy Show.

What amazing news! Another planet that is seemingly incredibly similar to our own has been discovered. This could be the beginning of something huge. At around a billion and a half to two billion years older than our own, how does it differ from ours? Early signs point to it being very similar, however we will have to wait quite a few more years before we will know more.

At such huge news I figured it would be trending like crazy. This is the beginning of a real life sci-fi story! Sadly, it has just over 50k tweets on twitter. Now, maybe twitter just isn’t the demographic for Kepler 452b. I mean, maybe earth 2.0 isn’t interested in buying your book off of Amazon! Who knows if the life forms on the planet are just the right amount of sentient to find themselves interested in the Kardashians.

Speaking of life forms, how crazy is that? There could be other life similar to our own! Think of the possibilities! What about all that water you could bottle Nestle! What about all that oil you could suck out of them big oil! It’s a whole new planet the screw up.

Could beings have evolved in a similar way? Is it just a eutopia waiting for Earthlings to come tear it a new asshole? Only time will tell, but I am excited and hopeful that we handle it well.

Americans Not Assholeicans

If you haven’t already heard, Donald Trump seems to be leading other republicans in the polls. In some cases he has almost as twice as much as the next leader. As a sane person, I find this deeply troubling. I know that polls are not an exact reading, but they are something.

Some of the reasons seem to be that he is a breath of fresh air and tells it like it is. I understand the sentiment, but this is a huge misunderstanding. Getting up on stage and being a jerk isn’t telling it like it is. Saying America, we have some issues: bipartisan split, racism, education, healthcare and a crippling debt that makes Greece’s debt look like couch change. That is telling it like it is!

Speaking of the debt, I just can’t trust a guy who filed for bankruptcy and is now back on top of the world. Perhaps he would file the entire country for bankruptcy and get that whole debt thing taken care of at the cost of the entire world’s economy. Before you whip out your American flag and shotgun while screaming, “Wooooooo! Telling it like it is!” I have one question.

“How long has it been since you personally recovered from last economic crash?” Because this one would be much, much worse.

The next elephant in the room is his racism, where does it stop? As a country, we have a lot of issues when it comes to race and religion. We have a lot to work through and we haven’t made nearly as much progress as people want to think. Yet, here is a man that is less than accepting and wants to build some silly wall. Is he running on Pat Buchanan’s 1990 platform? Anyone watch Game of Thrones? The wall didn’t work so well did it! Also, of course Jon Snow isn’t dead!

Donald Trump seems to have a low opinion of everyone. Is that really the kind of guy you want in charge of you? He truly believes he is better than you and that you are stupid and a loser. Sure he hasn’t said as much, but based on everything he has said to everyone else lately, anyone should be able to draw the same conclusion. How could anyone want this man to deal with other countries as he has already pissed off the entire republican party?

When did American’s get this obnoxious chip on their shoulder and feel incessant need to be stubborn, loud, and tell it like it is? We are American’s not Assholeicans. I cannot respect anyone who thinks this man is a viable choice as president. Unless one simply wants to watch the world burn. In which case kudos on using your ballot as a weapon of mass destruction.

Camp NaNoWriMo 2015: #3

I fell off the wagon this week, but I got up and have been running right behind it. Between over committing to blogging and writing for both the zweihanderplusein and my yet to be titled book I just couldn’t find enough time. Also, life just caught up with me. I looked around the house and couldn’t remember the last time I contributed to cleaning. Sure I cook, but that isn’t quite enough. My wife and I have both been so busy we haven’t spent much quality time together. What I am trying to say is, I bit off more than I could chew, then failed to chew it.

It isn’t all bad though and this isn’t one of those, I am going to take a break and reevaluate my life posts. Which sounds like something that someone who is about to say, “I am going to take a break and reevaluate my life,” would say. I can assure you I am not though.

Quite the opposite. This has been a huge month for writing. I am fifty percent of the way through my goal for Camp NaNoWriMo. Which, even though I haven’t made a lot of progress this week, is still far more than I had when I started. Hell, I even have an ending! Now it is just filling in the gaps and getting all the characters there. On top of that, Zweihanderplusein is having its most successful month! Only a handful more views and it will have surpassed and, in every other stats case, blown away the reigning most popular month. This month isn’t even done yet!

That could not happen without all of you reading and taking part in comments, likes, and shares. I really appreciate it. I thoroughly enjoy reading and writing and it is great when it can be shared with people who have the same passion and love supporting the community.

Thank You.