Trials & Tribulations; One Man's Journey to Get a Seat Aboard That Train!


By Paul at 5:43 am on Friday, December 13, 2013

HI!! Yes I’m Still around.. Just nothing to really talk about.. Unless I babble.. hmmmmm…??

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By Paul at 12:01 pm on Thursday, December 29, 2011

Well I thought I’d at least end the year off with a post.
I have been very busy with life in general, mostly with work and my baby girl Saiya.

So anyway I will “try” to find some time to make some posts and have some updates for the 1 or 2 that may indeed check in for a post here now and again..
remember I did say I’d “try”..

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all My family and friends.. and the 4 news feed readers I happen to have.. ty ūüôā

See you all in 2012..


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By Paul at 7:04 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

It’s true what they say. time flies when you are having fun. now I don’t know what “Fun” I have been having but the time is surely Flying!! I am on graveyard shift at work these days and I also work Saturday’s at a Mill as a Millwright. and golly! time does fly when you have a lot of work to do.¬† Lately at work I have been building stairs from simple 6 foot long ones that are 4-5 feet wide, to Long as 21 feet and 10 feet wide. take a lot of time on them sometimes but like I said time sure flies when you are busy working on them. But where the hell has July gone.? I don’t even remember when July Started and now it’s already OVER!!!

Well August is a great month anyway, as my b-day is August 10th and we have BC Day too. This year it falls on the 6th and I can’t wait to have that time off finally. A four day work week will be nice and the Saturday mill time will go ok cause I don[t have to be at my weekly place till Monday night. Hopefully August won’t just “FLY” by without some posts in here.

On another front My Wife’s paperwork is finally complete and mailed out, we are expecting a reply within a week or two on when she can get her Visa to come to Canada. I will keep you posted on that as I know more.

One final note, I want to thank the regulars that do check my blog on a daily basis and to those new readers I do get and eventually lose due to a lack of content. Time is not on my side currently but I will be working on getting a few minutes a day to post something (if nothing else) My daily activities might be just what the internet doctor ordered.

Thank you for reading. (Hi Gerry!!)

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American Idol??

By Paul at 6:07 pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2007

I’ve been watching American idol all season….¬† I usually get hooked to the auditions part…..¬† and then just want to see how it unfolds till the top 10… by then I’m usually hooked enough to watch every week even thought this season I have promised to boycott it if a certain someone continues to be safe. You all know who I am talking about. I was hoping to keep some eye candy around for us men to look at, and poof!! we lose Sabrina Sloan …¬† sure we still have Haley Scarnato still.. but with all the reviews she gets from the “Judges” how long will we have her to look at?

I suppose I am just venting, god knows how Sanjaya Malakar keeps making it through each week.. we all know it’s not for his singing talent. Doesn’t this fact alone show how you can’t really trust any so-called “Reality” shows anymore. Does he really make it through each week with public votes.? or do the producers of the show just decide who they want to keep for a while longer to make it more controversial or whatever you want to call it, if enough people talk about it, the more $$$ they make.

But how fair is that, if that’s what’s¬†actually going on? Was the only true winner the first Idol, Kelly Clarkson.? ok now I’m getting a little more pissed off so….. I will leave it for now and see what happens on tomorrows results show.

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WOW! A Mind Fart Update!

By Paul at 4:24 pm on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Maybe a mind fart isn’t all that bad after all!! I did get the results of my Plate development test from yesterday,¬†I assume not only was my fart odorless but it couldn’t have made much of a fart-like-sound either. After all the complaining and worrying I did over yesterdays test, I was very happy to receive a 93%.

Four drawings… each worth 10 marks each. I was very pleased to see my 37/40 marks and we also learned that the instructor doesn’t hand out 100% to anyone. So to base his highest possible mark to be a 9 1/2 out of 10, the highest anyone could have received was 95%. With that said did I get 93% out of 95%.? if that holds true I did way better than I thought I would. A 2% off of the highest mark he would have handed out to anyone sounds like a great accomplishment to me.¬†I just wanted to let you all know (to the ones that care to know) and share with you the results so far. Our first weeks shop project was also marked and I have my marks for that too. I will take some pictures of that and make a new post for it soon too.

Now I am wondering how he will mark the math test we have scheduled for the end of next week. or the first week of April. I’m glad April 1st is on a Sunday so no April fools will be made of us in class….¬† WHEW!!!¬†does a 100% mark in the math test mean 100% or just 95%.?¬† hmmmm….¬†¬†I hope I can remember my Sac(k) of Tab (Cola) on the¬†CBC. I¬†curious if that has anyone¬†wondering what I am on about?….¬†Ok it’s time to go Study for the Safety test on Friday. Thanx for dropping by.

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Mind Farts!

By Paul at 5:44 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Why does the mind fart now and then.?¬† Here¬†I am in the 2nd week of my 5 week Level 3 Apprenticeship at B.C.I.T. and we had our first test.¬† We worked on plate layout and we basically draw out the project we are working on, be it a cone with a square bottom with a round top or both top and bottom are round,¬† to an offset opening from top to bottom. I know not a lot¬†of you¬†have a clue as to what I am talking about, but¬†I’m sure some of you do. Anyway why do our minds fart??

I have done countless drawings since my first level class in Spring of 2005.  I understand them, and then I stop practicing them. I was so confident going into my test this morning and then I get to the last of the 4 drawings we had to do. and My mind goes FART!!!  I must have tried the same part like 4 times all to no avail. I forgot one small element of the drawing and the shape I should have had was just not coming out in the drawing.

So I ask, Why do minds fart when you least expect it? This whole week we’re working on Trigonometry. I hope my mind doesn’t fart when I recall my Sack of Tab Cola on the CBC when I have my Trig test. I¬†have to save that for another days Post, but I’m happy to say, even though the Mind¬†can FART!!!¬†they are odorless and not quite as noisy as those from the¬†exhaust end of the human body.¬†

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Daylight Saving Time!!

By Paul at 6:18 pm on Sunday, March 11, 2007

Who remembered to turn their clocks ahead one hour last night or this morning when they woke up.?¬† I used to like the old First Sunday in April you “Spring” Forward an Hour and the Last Sunday in October we “Fall” Back an Hour. now we all need to remember it’s The 2nd Sunday of March that we Spring forward and the 1st Sunday of November that we Fall Back.¬† The History of DST was quite interesting to read up on, while I knew about some of the facts and reasons about DST the stuff I didn’t know was intriguing (to me anyway). I have a few links for you guys to see if you find any of it as interesting as I did.

So for my US¬† and other parts of the world friends you may want to have a look at this site (most were about the US when I googled DST) This site had many pages about other parts of the world too. For my Canadian friends have a look at this site¬†and this link. It’s always funny when time changes an hour and some people show up to work an hour late, but I guess the debate is on if a longer DST period is better for our environment or not.

I know my country of birth India only has one time zone in all of India and it also stays on Standard time all year round. I’ve often wondered why they don’t change with the world too. Maybe the answers are in those links I provided.? I better go through all the pages just incase everything I want to know about DST is mentioned. Remember to always SPRING Forward and FALL Back during the correct Sunday of the Proper month from now on!

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By Paul at 9:12 am on Friday, November 10, 2006

Not sure how many af these are Factual…¬† but I ran across this and thought what the hell..¬† lets share it with you all….¬† Enjoy….¬† Now I will be doing some verifying of my own too….¬† HAHA…..

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A snail can sleep for three years. 

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights. 

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”:¬† tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order ‚Äúabstemious” and “facetious.”

There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

……Now you know everything!

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