No, I’m not helping you move | Sassy Gay Rant

If I help you move I feel the entire time I deserve the right to sass (Yes, the entire time. I’m moving things. For F.R.E.E.)

How did I end up here? Again! Not again!!!! Every time I say ‘ never again’ just say no. But they get you off guard each and every single fucking time. You want to say no but you give in so somehow you don’t look like a jerk. It’s friendship extortion!!

In exchange for my free labour? Crappy pizza and piss poor beer!! And I have a rule – no fucking discount beer. If your going to use my body in (a non sexy way) then it’s got to be real. [No,] I don’t care if that makes me seem like an asshole. That’s YOUR shit we’re moving. It does not belong to me. I don’t care if some rando strangers steal your things from the lobby.

By the way this is Toronto, not downtown Compton.

And another thing like don’t start setting up shit like we’re your peons. Bitch please. It’s not my stuff. So get yo shit together and move stuff while we’re burning sunlight.

/ end of sassy gay rant

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Keep Swimming

In 2005 lead singer Andrew McMahon, (formerly of Something Corporate) was about to drop his new project under the name Jack’s Mannequin as he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. His illness is foreshadowed in his music.

She thinks I’m much too thin She asks me if I’m sick What’s a girl to do With friends like this.

  • Holiday from Real. (Everything in Transit, 2005)

McMahon was saved by a bone marrow transplant from his sister, Katie.  He documents his illness and recovery in the documentary Dear Jack, the title of the song as well as the non for profit charity.

His following LP, The Glass Passenger he pens Swim regarding his experiences and for anyone who is struggling with Cancer or another illness, you have to Swim – you haven’t come this far to fall off the Earth.

This story has a beautiful ending or rather continuation. Almost 10 years after beating his cancer, Andrew and his long time girlfriend have just given birth to a little girl Cecilia Kate McMahon.

Yeah you’ve gotta swim
Don’t let yourself sink
Just find the horizon
I promise you it’s not as far as you think

-Swim (The Glass Passenger, 2008)

Andrew McMahon new album Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness drops October 14th. It’s lead single Cecilia and the Satellite is already out for airplay.

 

#TeamForestry

While searching for my passport I found some essays from high school. It argues the importance of the Kyoto protocol adoption and the world wide reduction of greenhouse gases.

In my clunky opening, I state that man’s destruction will come from our ignorance and not of Armageddon. That our subsistence on petroleum will change atmospheric conditions as written in the literature.

Here we are over 10 years later and nothing has changed. If fact they’re probably worse.
The Harper Government has since rescinded our commitment to the protocol. I don’t even think our environment minister even attends these meetings any more. I hope out of sheer embarrassment. Waterways have become deregulated in order to let private companies to abuse the landscape.
In Australia, the government refuses to commit to protecting the coral reefs as vehemently to prevent further degradation to the sensitive ecosystem.

Time refuses to stand still as our landscape shifts.

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Second Chance | Follow The Yellow Brick Road

My road to redemption that I had imagined to be so long and immensely painful was just that – imagined.  My friendships are stronger then I had ever imagined.  The forgiveness I have received will not be forgotten.

Walking backward from my road to Hell, I found a shiny yellow brick road.  The barriers only existed in my mind.  The balance and the harmony that I strive to return to is right in front of me. It all begins with a single step and a Mind Without Fear.