Wednesday, March 03, 2010

It is not often I blog after pouring myself a shot of tequila but here we are. The theme is aging. I suppose it is on my mind as my birthday is coming up. I don't like aging. There is no two ways about it. More responsibilities, more health issues, easier to put on weight (hence the reason I didn't have a second beer tonight...less calories in tequila?) People around you start dying, getting sick etc. It is a bummer really.

I don't think I am scared of dying but the whole lead up to to it ( ten or fifty years) seems to be a bit of a drag. My regular readers might not recognize this dark and negative vibe I am bringing but I can't hide it forever. It is in there somewhere.

Another thing is that we seem to get smarter and understand peoples emotions etc. even more as we age. Really all this means is we tread a little more carefully so as to offend less people or make more people happy. (or so it seems)

I suppose life stays vital and exciting, unpredictable and all those other adjectives that I cherish as an artist and a freelancer but the box that I keep it in seems to be less ideal.

I don't think I will dwell any further as maybe it is just something about this day or this week that has me going on about it.

Maybe google will tell me how many calories are in my tequila shots before I pore another one. (so old)

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Monday, March 01, 2010

I was having my own personal video montage of the Olympics as I faded into dreamland last night. More than Sidney Crosby or all the hot young female Canadian athletes I found my two boys were the memories that were loud and clear.

Our victory lap of our 'hood here in Little Italy, downtown Toronto was pretty special. Leo at 7 was blowing the big red horn and his ten year old brother Dylan had slogans coming out of his mouth like a marketing machine; "No Star Spangled Banner this time!" "Thirteen wasn't enough!" and many more.

I remember one of the big hockey games, Leo went running upstairs and when asked where he was going he yelled back "I have to get the bobsleigh results!"

I have heard claims that this Olympics might change our Country forever regarding our Canadian pride. I think this is true. My hope is that the Canadian pride spills over into the arts. When will people's fave bands be Canadian, and when will they go to see local jazz players as much or more than they pay for the big "out-of-town-ticket?" Some of the lame music during the Olympics didn't help that but I suppose there will always be some of that.

We really are among the best here in Canada at a lot of things and I hope people start to see that.

I know the Olympics have had an impression on my family that has changed our lives forever and will always remember 2010. 14 Golds. Yay Canada! Yay Sidney Crosby!!!

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