Category: Life is Crazy

The Jacket and Signs in Life

Signs in Life and The Jacket

Signs in Life and the Jacket. Life has a crazy flow and vibe, and things happen that are incomprehensible to us humans.  But there is certainly an underlying layer the threads the eyes of the needles of life.  There is just no other way to explain why and how things happen that are just too much of a coincidence to be just that.  I call them the ‘Signs in Life.’  Actually, Bob Dylan called them the signs in life and...

Victoria Falls: Zambezi Horse Trails

Victoria Falls: Zambezi Horse Trails

Zambezi Horse Trails Victoria Falls Zambezi Horse Trails Email: info@vicfallshorsetrails.com  Skype: alisonhorses  Tel: +263 13 42847 Facebook Zambezi Horse Trails March 12 I had a morning, but my day really began at 15:30 when a man named Joseph arrived at Shoestring Lodge Backpackers Hostel to pick me up and take me to Zambezi Horse Trails.  We stopped to pick up a Gail and Faye, a really nice American mother and daughter team, and then pulled into the Zambezi Horse Trails, one...

East Africa Tourist Visa

East Africa Visa Battle: Tanzania to Uganda

East Africa Visa Battle: Tanzania to Uganda Jan 23 It was a crazy and stressful morning, but I really did not care that much and knew life would find a way to work itself out somehow… My friend Jasmine and I arrived at the bus terminal in Bukoba, Tanzania by 6:20 via motorcycle taxi.  She had to pay for my motorcycle because I only had $0.40 worth of Tanzanian money left in my pocket.  We climbed onto our Greyhound-sized bus...

21 International Travel Tips, Airport Fun, and Flight Tricks

21 International Travel Tips, Airport Fun, and Flight Tricks

21 International Travel Tips, Airport Fun and Flight Tricks  (from a man who has been in more jets than taxi cabs…) 1) Wear your most loose and comfortable pair of underwear.  You are likely going to be seated for at least the next 4 hours, maybe more.  If you have not thought of this before, you will every time from this moment forward. 2) When arriving at the airport, the later you check in, the better.  The closer you are...

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

The If I Knew Then What I Know Now Bullshit Spiel

The If I Knew Then What I Know Now Bullshit Spiel The If I Knew Then What I Know Now and the If I Was Your Age guy is filling you full of bullshit, even though he may not know it.  I have encountered the ‘If I…’ man many times in life and normally take heed of what he has to say.  However, I recently spent three months in a sort of time reversal to have an ‘I know what I...

Porn is Killing Sex

Porn Is Killing Sex

Porn Is Killing Sex I was a young child in the 1980’s that grew into my teen years in the 1990’s.  It was an era where having a quality VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) showed status.  The VCR our family eventually bought to keep up with the neighbours and society was a thing of luxury at the time.  It was in 1990, and it had a feature on it called ‘Timer Record’ that would actually record your TV shows for you...

Strange Twist of Dates

A Strange Twist of Dates

A Strange Twist of Dates Feb 3 Life is just so freaking strange sometimes.  It is just a strange twist of dates… Right now in my life, I am at the farm in Big Beaver, and I am trying to get all of my journals moved from paper books that they are and typed out on my laptop.  I have 17 journals that I have written every single day for the past 10 years, and it takes me about four...

Making Music in a Senior Citizen's Home

Making Music in a Senior Citizen’s Home

Making Music in a Senior Citizen’s Home My father was hanging out with me in the basement, and then he began getting his band equipment together to haul upstairs to load into the car.  He told me that he had a gig to play at the senior citizens’ home in Coronach, the next town over.  My father is a very youthful 78-years-of-age.  I asked him if he needed a roadie for making music.  He was happy to have another set...

The Postcard

The Postcard Barrel

The Postcard Barrel 18 September An amazingly cool thing happened today.  Well, it all goes back a couple of months.  Today ties to a day in late June when I was on Isla Floreana in the Galapagos.  I wrote this from that time….   “The post office ‘barrel’ has existed since the 1800’s and it is where ships used to leave mail they wanted delivered.  If you stopped at the beach where Bahia Post Office was located on your way...

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro

Rio Carnaval Party Time: Rio de Janeiro. March 3. The Rio Carnaval Party is totally insane.  Today I had to rally the troops of my group as they were not motivated to party.  There were some that wanted to go to the beach, but I wanted to go to the Sergeant Pepper bloco party, that was a samba band that played only Beatles cover songs.  I put on a bit of pressure and nine of us went to Parque do...

Colt 44 in the House

Colt 44 in the House

Colt 44 in the House o live with 20 year olds is to live among dangerous stupidity sometimes.  This will be my last segment of this adventure as we are/have all moved out of the house.  This is from a couple of weeks ago… We have a new guy who moved into the house a couple of days ago named Walter.  Walter is an old friend of the boys, well as old of a friend as a post high-school friend...

A Goat for a Wedding Present

A Goat for a Wedding Present

A Goat for a Wedding Present It was a Friday afternoon when Fatty called me and asked if I want to go 50/50 in buying a goat with him for our friend Luke’s wedding present.  Fatty had originally asked Luke if he wanted a raccoon or a badger for the nuptial tribute.  Luke jokingly said, “A badger.”  But, short of time to try to catch one of those, Fatty came up with this other fantastic idea.  Gifting Luke and Kimberlee...

House Keys - Irish Coat Hanger Manipulation

House Keys – Irish Coat Hanger Manipulation

House Keys – Irish Coat Hanger Manipulation  have painters at my house.  They have been here for two days.  This morning Mark and I had a small conversation about how he would not be home tonight, as he has to do something somewhere else in Ireland and he will be home tomorrow.  He gave his house keys to the painters, and he told them that when they finish at the place, to take his keys, and lock the door from...

Suwon, South Korea - Toilet Incident

Suwon, South Korea – Toilet Incident

Toilet Incident – Suwon, South Korea. ever in my life has my privacy been so completely violated as it was one day when I had diarrhea in Suwon. That day has made me re-think any lingering childish intentions I may have ever had of becoming a voyeur. My girlfriend and I went to visit a Korean Traditional Folk Village for the day, and I was hung-over from the night before. I made fun of Korea all day, pointing out to her...