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Okay… I’m growing a little tired of the 140 Character limit…

Every once in a while I get tired of trying to craft everything single little update into a meezly 140 characters… It’s just not natural. I’ve looked into a handful of different services to get around the limit (tweetlonger.com, hellotxt.com, etc.) but it feels like you have to sign up for so many different services just to cross-post properly. So, being the relentless bugger I am, I’m trying to use this malcontent with said 140-character limit as incentive to get back into blogging more often. I miss it but don’t feel like I have as much time for it. Maybe this is a good first little step… :^)


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Like I’m suffocating…

I feel like I’m slowly spiralling further and further into this depression I just can’t shake. It’s been getting worse over the past few years and lately I just feel like I’m losing it. Like I’m out of control. Like I’m suffocating under the weight of it all.
I am, for the life of me, trying to figure out what I can do to get better. How I can redefine myself or what I do, to overcome this feeling.
I rarely feel happy. I have fun and happy moments but overall I feel overwhelmed by this life that feels completely out of control. Or at least my control.
As I eluded to before, I’m very good at wearing the happy mask, through-which very few people see.
I used to not need a mask.
I really want to be able to take it off… it’s been feeling quite heavy lately.

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Me and Kevin Bacon… 4 degrees… really?

So, my wife, Ladyshark, had a slow day at work today… she spent a good deal of time waiting for customers to come in to the store. Meanwhile, she and her co-workers were chatting about a sales competition that was held held over the Christmas. One of the girls had one the “Top Gun” for Canon camera sales which won her a quick $200. Cool.

Of course, as group conversation go sometimes, they kept going off on tangents, from camera sales, to Top Gun the movie, to Tom Cruise, to Scientology… and eventually somehow made it to Kevin Bacon. And, of course, once the conversation hits Kevin Bacon, the conversation invariably leads to at least some mention of the game Six Degrees of Separation.

Well, today, one of Ladyshark’s other co-workers was wondering if she could possibly be within six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon. So, they hopped onto IMDB and started searching. Turns out she was! She was exactly six degree away.

Here’s the path: She knows Ladyshark, Ladyshark is married to me, I was in a movie (Touch & Go) with Ellen Page, Ellen Page was in X-Men: The Last Stand with Kelsey Grammer, and Kevin Bacon appeared on Frasier.

How cool is that?!?

So, anyone who knows my wife in person, is six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon! Anyone who knows me is five! I’m only four! Crazy!

I know, I know… big deal.

Still, it was a fun little thing to discover today.

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I want to go back to the way it used to be…

I’m always worried about my entries being engaging enough for my neighbours… it never used to be that way… I used to get excited writing about whatever I wanted to or felt at any given time. Part of the problem is (and no offence to you guys) I know people on VOX that read my blog so, some of the things that bother me, that weigh heavily on my mind never get shared because I don’t want to offend people or hurt, shock, or insult any of the people I actually know.

Sooo… (I know some people are going to roll their eyes at this) I’ve created another blog. An anonymous one. One I’m not sure I want anyone to know about yet. It almost feels like it should have it’s own neighbourhood. One that won’t judge me for what I write. That way, I can keep writing but keep things and thoughts separate.

The other blog will at times seem harsh, selfish and one-sided. People may not like it… but that’s okay… It’s not about them… It’s about me and my need for an outlet.

Hopefully, that way I’ll be able t get back to my former VOXing self.

I miss that guy.

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