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I do not like being sick!

I do not like being sick! I do not like the stuffed-up nose and sinus cavities, the feeling of being unable to control my body’s temperature, or the sore limbs. I’m thankful that so far I have not yet thrown-up, and if that happens, I would be using the new website ( to tell work that I’m taking a sick day.

Unfortunately, I do not have any cold and flu medicine at home today, and I don’t have enough cash to buy any until tomorrow. That means I have to deal with the symptoms the best that I can during my closing shift at work this afternoon and evening. With me feeling like this and the weather looking to be unpleasant, I will no doubt be accepting a ride home from work from my parents after work today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hoping I feel better in a couple of days, take care! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Today’s my birthday!

Today, I am now 32 years old. Time seems to have that habit of every once in a while creeping up on you and reminding you of the wisdom of not wasting it. There are things that I wish could have happened in the past but did not happen, and there are things that if I could change them, I would.

I am looking forward to this afternoon and spending some time with my family at my parents acreage (and having sweet and sour spareribs for supper ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I’ll be taking along the Black Forest cake I bought on Sunday for my birthday for dessert tonight. My roommate works this afternoon or I’m certain he’d want to come out as well, so I’ll bring the leftover cake home so he can have a slice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great day today, and if you share my birthday today, Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ˜€

Charitable Causes · Personal News

I’m planning on donating monthly…

I’m planning on donating monthly to the Canadian Diabetes Association through CanadaHelps. It will help me next year on my tax return just as donating through work at Superstore and at church did this year.

I’m going to be donating $25 each month and I will be setting it up this afternoon after I deposit Jon’s rent payment to me. This is a way that I can help others with my money. I will look at donating to more charities after I get my business up and making money.

Take care and have a happy Family Day tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I would like to wish all of my subscribers and readers a Happy Valentine’s Day today. May you enjoy the romantic love that is in your life today, and if you do not have any in your life yet may you find that special someone soon.

Today’s holiday is named after Saint Valentine, who married soldiers and their sweethearts against the emperor’s orders and was imprisioned for it. The emperor thought that unmarried men made better soldiers, so he forbade his men to marry as long as they served in his army. Supposedly the first Valentine was sent by this saint as well as the note to a young lady was signed “Your Valentine”.

Personally, love has been pretty cruel to me, as I’ve suffered four broken hearts in eight years. I’ve almost given up on finding that someone special for me, but as a romantic at heart, I still hold out hope to find her.

Have a great day all and I’ll post again soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

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Tomorrow I donate blood

Tomorrow I donate blood in the afternoon at the Red Cross clinic at the local Norsemen Inn. I usually do this twice a year, even though I could do it more often. The only reason I don’t do it more is that when I do it more often my arm starts to hurt.

I’m glad it’s in the afternoon as I have shopping to do in the morning tomorrow. I get tomorrow off due to booking it off from work, and I also have Saturday off due to the schedule (as a Wal-Mart work week is Saturday to Friday). After that my next multiple days off in a row is for my birthday when I get four in a row.

I got to get going so I can finish my breakfast and get ready for today’s shift at work as I work at noon today. Take care! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Tax time is here again

Tax time is here again, but thankfully I’m already done the work necessary thanks to SimpleTax. All I have left is to file this year’s tax return via Netfile on the twentieth of this month, and then wait for this year’s tax refund to appear in my bank account. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve already decided to put the lion’s share of the return into my savings account towards my goals (most importantly launching Gate 90 Marketing Inc next January). I’m also going to make a one-time payment on my credit card to help reduce it as much as possible.

Another new savings goal of mine is a computer to act as a server for my own blog. It’s going to cost me around $2,700 after shipping and GST for the parts, plus another forty bucks or so for an account at NoIP to ensure my domain name points to the server. I likely won’t do this though until I have my own house due to the lack of free power jacks currently in my apartment. I will rent space from my company on it’s VPS for the blog after it launches until then (and let the company run ads on it as well).

I am thankful I don’t work until five this evening, but I still have other things to get done before I have to leave for work. Take care until the next time! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I’ve got a loose stitch…

I have a loose stitch in my right eye, and the earliest I am expecting to go to Edmonton to see the specialist to get it removed is Tuesday. Until then, I will have to put up with the feeling of it in my eye, especially when I work this afternoon and evening and tomorrow morning and afternoon. At least the weather isn’t storming and the wind isn’t that bad, so I don’t have to worry about stuff blowing into it and making the situation worse.

I’ll let you all know how my emergency appointment goes after I get home that day. Until then, stay safe and warm! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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It’s nice to have a day off work…

It’s nice to have a day off work when I don’t have to rush about trying to get stuff done in a hurry. Today I can just relax and work at my own pace on my own projects. I’m planning on playing some Sims 3 on my Playstation 3 later while my roommate is at… Continue reading It’s nice to have a day off work…

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I’m addicted to The Sims 3

I am willing to admit that I am addicted to playing The Sims 3. I spent over eight hours yesterday playing the game, as well as another hour and a half this morning. Compared to the original game for the computer, this version for the PlayStation 3 is more fun and challenging.

Got to leave for work now so take care until the next time I post here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Writing non-fiction isn’t my strong suite…

Writing non-fiction is not my strong suite, I have come to realize that. I love my facts, logic, and philosophy, but I am having a problem writing a book about the three that isn’t fictional. Maybe I should try to create a fictional story where I can weave these three elements into, or work on one of my fanfiction ideas and integrate these elements into the plot of the story.

Whatever the case, I will likely never publish “Reasonable Philosophy” as I cannot get my mind to focus on writing something that does not have a sense of adventure and/or romance to it. Being a romantic at heart makes it hard to write non-fiction for me it seems, but I will never want to give that part of me up.

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I’ve got one goal this year…

I have got one goal to accomplish this year: pay off my credit card debt. I’m hoping to have it done in about ten or eleven months, paying about $450 a month onto it. If I can get that done, I can then redirect most of that money into savings and start saving up faster the necessary money to launch my own company in January 2019 (instead of just $10/paycheck as I’m currently doing).

I hope all of you have a great new year in 2017, and I’m looking forward to posting on this blog during the year ahead. I know there will be challenges to face and overcome in the new year, and I look forward to doing so.

Have a Happy New Year!

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I’ve got projects…

I’ve got projects that I am trying to work on in my spare time. Thankfully none of them require any money yet, so I’m quite happy at that.

My main project is writing a non-fiction book called “Reasonable Philosophy”. In it, I am exploring philosophy from a logical and scientific point of view. It’s not an easy book to write as I need to think carefully and logically about how to write what I want to say in the book.

My secondary project is looking for ways to make some more money so that I can launch my new business venture sooner. I’m also looking for things that will make that process smoother to do so.

That’s all I have to share for now, as I’ve got to get ready and head to work (I want a snack before I start work and it takes me about 30 minutes to walk to work.). Take care until the next time I post, my faithful readers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Canadian Holidays · Personal News

Merry Christmas everyone!

First off, I would like to wish all of my readers a very merry Christmas today. May your day be filled with love, joy, happiness, and family as you celebrate this winter holiday. Peace is unto you and all people around the world.

Secondly, if you haven’t heard Changetip has shut down, so if you want to support this blog via donations, you will have to use the Paypal link in the right-hand column to do so.

Finally, I would like to announce that I have shut down my Facebook account for good. I will no longer be using Facebook in the futureย but will be using just Google+, Twitter, Reddit, this blog, and my future company’s social networking sites to get the word out about topics I care about. I am also going to be looking at getting Grammarly Premium in the future to help me improve my writing but I would like to pay off my credit card debt first.

Until the next time I post here, may your lives be full of blessings and good tidings!

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I’m considering leaving Facebook…

I am considering shutting down my Facebook account due to the lack of usage lately. I prefer Twitter as you need to be precise in what you can post in one hundred forty characters. I also can get out what I am saying to a larger audience than on Facebook, and there is less private information about me in my profile on Twitter. I will be keeping my Google+ and LinkedIn accounts as well, as they have proven useful in the past.

If I do end up shutting down my Facebook account, my readers here of my blog will be among the first to know. Gotta run as I work this afternoon and evening, so take care! ๐Ÿ˜‰