Well, it's the morning of Tuesday the 13th of March, and I thought I better start this thing off on a good note. I'm working night shift this week starting from tonight, which means I get the house to myself all day, so as you can imagine I've got the stereo up loud! I'm listening to the 'Dear John' soundtrack at the moment, it's pretty mellow but kinda moving at the same time... I really liked the movie too, for the same reasons I think.
I had a really weird dream last night, just before I woke up, which in itself is kinda strange... Normally I don't have any recollection of my dreams, but this one I do. I remember driving a nice new black Mitsubishi Evo 8 (or maybe 9, but it doesn't matter) that was having fuelling issues. I had the accelerator pushed to the floor but it wasn't accelerating at all... Strange, huh? That's all I remember. Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn't. Maybe I'm just too obsessed with mechanical stuff! Lol
Anyways, I've got a pretty relaxed day today, before I have to go to work at 6 this evening, although I do have to mow our lawns because the rental agent is coming to do an inspection on Thursday... He's cool though, and we keep the house neat and tidy all the time anyways so it's not a big issue. The lawns only take about 15 minutes anyways, we don't have a big section. Other than that, I've gotta go do a little bit of shopping, then I think I'm gonna relax out in the sunshine with a book for a bit. Nice, huh? :-)
Oh yeah, while I remember, I found out last night that there is an event on for the bikes at the Taupo racetrack, which I'd be keen to go have a look at, depending on whether or not I have work on this weekend or not... I think the event is over Friday and Saturday, so if I'm not working I'll head down on Saturday. Should be fun! Not gonna put my bike on the track just yet though, I want to get everything finished before that happens. I don't think there are any 'spots' left on Saturday anyways, so no major. A few of my mates are going so it'll be nice just to catch up with them and see them tearing around the track!
I have to admit, I am loving Facebook more and more - not to the point of obsession - just that it makes it so much easier to keep in touch with people wherever they may be. I usually check in a couple of times a day, just to see what my friends are up to, but I don't subscribe to the theory of putting everything up on 'Status Updates' for the world to see when you're "going to the shop for a pie"...! Although, one of my friends runs a MC (motorcycle club) whose main symbol is a pie, so when he posts up things relative I always crack up! Keep that up, I say!
I think I really have been blessed, to have met and built up friendships with so many really cool people in the last year or so, it really feels like I've finally been given a chance to move on from the past and start fresh. Things haven't always been so peachy, in fact, but I'm not gonna drag this blog down with all the crap I've had to go through to get to where I am now. All I will say is that for everything I've been weighed down by, it's only made me stronger, wiser, and more appreciative of the good things in my life. And the fact that I'd happily go out of my way to help any of my friends who might find themselves going through any similar stuff. Isn't that how the world is supposed to work?
I don't understand why certain people have to drag others around them down, why their lives always have to be full of drama, stress, and issues. I have enough trouble just trying to keep myself occupied and happy to be worried about all the other crap out there! The way I figure it, so long as the bills are paid, the bike's tank is (relatively) full for an outing every now and then, and I have a little bit left over in the bank for bits and pieces, what do I have to complain about? I know that is the grossly simplified version of how life really works, but really, what else much more is there out there that actually deserves us stressing ourselves out, other than keeping ourselves and our families happy and fed, clothed, and sheltered. Yeah, it's nice to have all the flash things in life, the brand new hundred thousand dollar car, boat, heaps of money in the bank, kids with the latest iphone, blah blah blah... I just don't get it. I met a family a little while ago who barely had enough to survive for a week, they boiled a pot of water on the stove and used milk powder to offer me a cup of coffee, yet they were the closest knit family I've ever seen in my life. Three kids, watching a 14inch TV in their lounge (that was smaller than my bedroom), all their furniture was second hand... it was such an amazing sight to behold. Not for their lack of financial status, but for their incredible warmth, humbleness, and obvious love! They knew they weren't the most fortunate family in the world, but it didn't matter to them. I was in awe, that's the only way I can explain it. I believe everything happens for a reason, which is why I recently got their Dad a job interview with one of the companies working on the V8 track, and he's been working on site for a little over 2 weeks now. Prior to that he'd been out of work for almost a year, being unable to find employment in his field anywhere in the Waikato. I know that his being back at work again will hugely benefit the whole family, which makes me happy!
I'll sign off here for a little bit I think, might put some more up later on this afternoon before work.
Till next time!