I spent all of last week in the beautiful city of St. John’s Newfoundland. I haven’t been to “Sin Jawns” since 2006 and it was really great to see all of my friends again. I walked the downtown streets a number of times and I have the blisters to prove it. There was a lot of rain, but when the sun did shine, boy was it ever magnificent.
Between me and my friends Jody and Savannah we checked out:
Rosie the Rebel
The Newfoundland Chocolate Company
The Natural Health Store
and a bunch of box stores and the Avalon Mall
And of course, the popular touristy destinations like the Basilica, the National War Memorial, the Rooms, Commissariat House, Signal Hill, and more. I also got a special treat from my best friend Savannah. Savannah plays the drums and is taught weekly by a very popular St. John’s artist. She took me to one of her favorite spots in town to play and played “Paradise City” for me. Rather fitting, and I was so proud of her. I also met her drum teacher who was just as awesome as she described.
It was a great week. My eyes were opened to an entirely new way of life. I’m used to living in towns with a population under 10,000 so it’s nice to see how the other side lives sometimes. Turns out we’re all weird. Haha.
How gracefully your fingertips touched the brim of
Pulling them gently as to not disturb the hair on my forehead.
That was the gentlest you’d ever been.
The sun beat down and paraded itself in through our kitchen window
Creeping slowly across to the spot where I sat,
Shoulders against the cupboards
There was a playfulness in your eyes that I hadn’t seen in a while.
“You still like me don’t you?”
I struggled to find my sentence…“Of course.”
And with the swiftness of a fox, he jumped to his feet and stretched out his hand.
His hand stood perfectly still in the air above my anxious eyes.
I glanced outward my own hand, resting lightly on the floor.
I flipped it over, the lines were still there, the lifeline included.
I must be alive.
Counting my fingertips, I raised my hand slowly and met with the hand of this man, a stranger to me now.
I wondered, as I arose, how much time I spent sitting against the cupboard beneath the window.
My feet were hot, having been touched by the passing sun and shadows.
I followed slowly, apprehensive, the body leading me down the hallway.
I walked past framed photos of someone who looked like me, with someone who looked like him. Impossible.
He must have noticed the essence of sadness on my face.
“Don’t you remember?”
“What is there to remember?”
His confident, boyish stance turned quickly into a slump.
He looked at me as if he could see directly through me.
“I wish you would wake up.”
You know what? It’s a Saturday night and I’m alive baby! Haha. That’s a shot at Girls. I love that show. But yeah, it’s a Saturday night, I’m 27 and single.. and here I am at home, drinking whiskey, and playing around on the Internet.
Somebody stop me. (That’s a shot at The Mask. Didn’t like that one so much.)
Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 10 songs
Pretty Tied Up – Guns n Roses
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Wish I Could – Norah Jones
Dirty Rain – Ryan Adams
Knockin‘ on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
Hail to the King – Avenged Sevenfold
Gasoline – Audioslave
Book IX – Caspian
White Blank Page – Mumford & Sons
The Bravest Kids – Rancid
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Would you take anyone with you?
I’d like to spend a week bumming around Norway. Why? Because it’s beautiful and so different from where I am now. I’d want to take a friend for sure – someone who would love to photograph everything like I would!
What is your preferred writing implement? (eg. Blue pen, pencil, green pen)?
Black fountain pen.
Favourite month and why?
December. Because the snow is just starting to stick to the ground, and there’s electricity and excitement in the air about Christmas, and I love all of the lights.
Do you have connections to any celebrities (even minor)? List them.
Name 3 items you could pick up from where you are.
Kind of a vague question. I’ll say my iPhone, my Eiffel Tower statue, and my cherry chapstick.
What brand logo is closest to you currently?
Another kind of vague question. I’m guessing this means my favorite brand… in which case, I don’t really have one.
Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games? Got any favourites?
I really don’t like any types of games. Computer, board, card, mind..
A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?
A musical artist you love that is well known?
Kings of Leon
What is your desktop background currently?
I’m not sure, it’s a really cool picture of a lighthouse and cliff that I found on reddit r/earthporn.
Last person you talked to, and through what you talked to them?
Ok… I talked to Jody last, and we talked over Skype about my trip to St. John’s.
First colour name you can think of that isn’t in the rainbow?
What timekeeping devices are in the room you are currently in?
iPhone, iMac, and the watch on my dresser.
What kind of headphones do you use?
Sennheiser headphones, none of this earbud nonsense.
What musical artists have you seen perform live?
Lol.. none. Well, none well known anyway.
Does virginity matter to you?
Can’t say that it does, nope.
What gaming consoles do you or your family own?
I have a Nintendo DS… somewhere…
What pets do you have? What are their names?
No pets of my own, but I live with four dogs. Beauty, Honey, JoJo and Gus.
What’s the best job you’ve ever had?
My current one.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I don’t think I’ve ever had a really bad one. Well, that’s not true. There were some really trying moments at the youth centre I worked at for a year.
What magazines do you read, if any?
Elle Canada, Vanity Fair when someone good is on the cover.
Inspiration behind your URL?
I had hit a rough patch in my life back in 2006. I decided after one particularly hard day that the show must go on. No matter what life had to throw at me, I had to keep going forever, for as long as I could. Travelling Infinity.
Inspiration behind your blog title?
Same as last question.
Favourite item of clothing?
My studded biker jacket
Are you friends with any exes?
Name at least one book you loved as a child.
The Musicians of Bremen. About a band of abandoned animals who travelled together and came across a cottage full of robbers, they scared the robbers out of the house and had food and warmth in the cottage. It was lovely.
What’s your native language? If that language has distinct regional variations, which variation? (eg. AU English, US English)
What email service do you use?
Is there anything hanging on the walls of the room you are currently in?
A painting that I purchased of a couple dancing, and about 20 or so photographs that I took, and a painting by Joey Jenkins
What’s your favourite number, and why?
88. That was my famous grade for all of the papers I wrote in school.
Earliest moment in your life you can remember?
I can remember being very sick as a child growing up in Hills Harbour. I remember one night I had a really bad fever and I was lying in my bed, drifting in and out of consciousness, watching my Dad in the doorway of the house (it was open to cool the house down) and he looked panicked. I remember seeing a boat all lit up out in the bay through a crack in the doorway, and I remember the radio was playing some kind of classical music in the background.
What did you have for dinner yesterday?
Good question.. I think I had a panini from Tim’s
How often do you brush your teeth?
Twice a day
What’s your favourite candy/chocolate?
I like chocolate covered jujubes
Have you had other blogs on Tumblr? Do you have any other blogs currently?