Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Praise ye The Lord

Well I am going to eventually let y'all know whats going on with this Philosophy class of mine. All I am going to say for now is that I enjoy being around Atheists. Mostly because its a change for me, I have been around Christians or religious folk my whole life and have not had an experience where a solid defence for my faith was needed. My Prof. is a Philosopher who knows both sides of the argument and is well researched in all areas. He tells us that he does not tell people whether is believes in God or not... But I watched the movement of his hand during a secret ballot as to who believes in the existence of God... Needless to say, he does not. I will write about what I have learned a little later on this week...

Okay... Call me what you want but I think this song is beautiful. Contrary to public belief Ms. Miley Syrus did not write this song... The credit goes to John Shanks and Hillary Lindsey. I have not listened to the original version of this song and I am not going to. But rather I came across this version while looking through Tyler Wards music on youtube.

Now, I frankly don't care what anyone is going to say about me for listening to this but it is definitely pulling on my heartstrings... HARD! But whatever... I'll attempt (and fail) to put the emotions to the side and continue writing...

I am headed off to a youth conference this weekend... The same youth conference I vowed just a week ago that I was not going to attend. You know the times where you realize that you have to grow up? When you realize that decisions you have made out of ignorance have shot you in not just one foot but both? I have leaned on my parents for support within the last few weeks... The only people who I am comfortable talking to anymore. And they have given me some advice, some which I have chosen to listen to, some which at the time I decided to disregard. I honestly regret not listening to the options I threw out... Note To Self: Despite being blinded by emotion, listen to Mom and Dad.

Oh, back to the youth conference... I have learned a fair bit about God within the past few days... And I hope (or pray...) that I find more of God at this conference. I would call myself a Skeptical Theist, one who believes in God and despite arguments around God and still believes that we (I) learn and uncover more of God day by day. I also believe that while I live on this earth I will never find God in His entirety. I think it would be foolishness to believe that you have figured out in any respect or area, who God is.

Oh, and back to the youth conference... I have a burning passion deep within me... I don't know how to use it or capture it or what its for... But its a fire that burns so hot it nearly tears out through my chest and stomach. I need to find a way to uncover what this passion of mine is, hopefully something this weekend will click. If I go to this conference and I don't uncover what this thing is within me, then so be it. I won't be dismayed... Because when I finally discover what this bugger is then it's going to take off like nothing I have ever seen before, of this I am sure.

Oh! The Conference! I almost forgot! It will be a good weekend, I am sure of this as well. I am sure that this weekend will have its fair share of uneasy moments and unsettling times. But something I have learned from a friend in the last little while rings in my ears; "When life is in discord, Praise ye the Lord."

University, yeeeaaa-no.

This week is an exciting one for me. I am attending a Philosophy class at the University of Winnipeg from 9-3 from Monday to Friday. It apart of the U of W's "High School Enrichment Program: To provide the most promising students with an early taste of university experience.".. Or you could call it the biggest marketing push of the year by the U of W to get kids to enroll for the fall term. Both descriptions are equally accurate.

I have been starting to think about this whole university thing... It seems to have been the driving force behind my life for the past two years... Preparing for University. Choosing the right high school courses for admittance into University. Well, I am headed to the University of Manitoba for the fall session in 2010 and spring of 2011 and I am no longer pumped to attend. Sure, their is apart of me that is going to love the change of scenery and all, but I want the payoff without the work and sacrifice... No more sacrifice. What a damn egocentric thing to say, I know... But I digress.

Dear University,
Mess off for now.
With Disgust, Jordan.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Watch Your Back...

I stumbled upon a drawing in one of the classrooms at my school. I laughed... Then I actually turned around to see if anyone was behind me. Props to the kid who had drawn the original of this, you made me laugh and you scared me.

The Power of Video Games

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Okay, so this is my very sketchy (pun totally intended) sketch.

You don't need to laugh, that's not my goal. Someone just tell me they understand it. Just one person, please.

Oh, and this is a totally real excerpt from my life.

Monday, April 19, 2010


I am going to dedicate more time to blogging I think. Why? No reason really, but when I have time like tonight, no homework, hockey games on TV I think I will start coming to the blog a little more often.
I "deactivated" le Facebook. I am not to sure how long it will stay "deactivated" but I hope it will stay like that, for at least a little while.

I still have the whole Twitter thing up and going, me and my 18 followers.

I am going to draw up a little comic sketch, not XKCD quality but close enough, you can probably expect that one tomorrow.
Oh, and this reminds me. Check out www.xkcd.com, thats where the majority of the comics come from.

And last but not least, I kinda want to post under the "Education" tab, seeing as there is not one post there yet... I may have something brewing.

After the Storm

I came across this band a while ago, a dear friend pointed me in their direction. I am excited for a new release from these boys, not sure if one is in the mix yet.
This tune is a solid one, listen and read for yourselves.

And after the storm,
I run and run as the rains come
And I look up, I look up,
on my knees and out of luck,
I look up.

Night has always pushed up day
You must know life to see decay
But I won't rot, I won't rot
Not this mind and not this heart,
I won't rot.

And I took you by the hand
And we stood tall,
And remembered our own land,
What we lived for.

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

And now I cling to what I knew
I saw exactly what was true
But oh no more.
That's why I hold,
That's why I hold with all I have.
That's why I hold.

I will die alone and be left there.
Well I guess I'll just go home,
Oh God knows where.
Because death is just so full and mine so small.
Well I'm scared of what's behind and what's before.

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.

After reading this I was reminded that I was going to download FireFox. I downloaded version 3.6... And I have yet to become a Wiccan.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My Kind of "Humor"

"When you have a fat friend there are no see-saws. Only catapults."

I have come to the conclusion that I need to find more friends who understand my kind of humor. But then again, my kind of humor is dry, scientific and sarcastic. I guess I will continue conforming to the humor status quo and just continue to read xkcd comics when I have the time.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I'm sure that the most of you will not understand this... But to those few Tetris Players like myself out there... Who would click every link in a Google search in attempts to get tetris at school that's not blocked, to those who would sneak their DS's into class and play underneath the desk, to those who would close the tetris window, lie in bed and see the tetris blocks running through your head... This is for you.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

So, I am convinced that I happen to have the best family in the world. I just came home from one of my cousins weddings. The more our family expands the more I have come to love it. I can remember the days where I would see my cousins, Aunts and Uncles at Christmas and other major events. But in the past few years we have all become closer I feel... Its something I love. Truly love. I can remember being bummed out that I had no cousins my age, but now I see that having cousins older than myself is the best thing that could ever happen to me. The wisdom that is poured into my life by my cousins is something that could never be matched. The fact that one of the guys who have married into the family has become one of the guys that I could come to with anything is beyond me. I love you all.