I mean it’s winter. You enjoy the days you can and hibernate when you must.
The year just ended so here is a round up of local vids worth your time. Hopefully they will keep you motivated over the winter:
– Deric’s No Cap
– Chucky’s gentle
– Jake’s do you think this is ok
– Chad’s bummmer 3
– Kevin’s What is this? A serenade?
– Segatron’s Trabajando
Please enjoy the latest seasonal iteration of Signal. We found some random spots and spent long days out in the air. In 2019 I plan to try and clean my lens more but I’m not promising anything.
This post is a few days later than I had hoped because I’ve been busy assembling and sending out the holiday package.
This year I highlighted a number of the things I love: skateboarding, public transit, wonderful food, cardboard, block printing. I didn’t get around to a few other elements but sometimes a deadline can answers questions for you and you have to seal it up, apply stamps and throw it in the mail.
As it stands I have a few packages left and some extra calendars and bandanas.
Yell if you’re interested.
Say hello to Little Pancake Man aka Stuart Gremlin. He lives here now and I love him.
He’s the latest addition to our world and while he’s been a challenge it’s certainly worth it in the long term.
The same can be said about this year.
It’s certainly been a challenge.
I should’ve traveled more. Hesitated less. Made more of my time.
And when I wasn’t making the most of my time I should’ve enjoyed that downtime instead of browbeating myself over my inefficiency.
I should try and figure out how other people do it.
Live lives. Find contentment. Find quietness.
Damn this is a pretty terrible read.
Last year I took some pictures I liked. Laughed more than cried.
Spent a reasonable amount of time making things. Ate some delightful foods.
There were lots of amazing nights with friends.
Afternoons with family.
Mornings with cats.
That ones a bit of a double edged swords because most mornings my cats wake me an hour earlier than I’d like demanding to be fed.
But after they get fed I can catch a little more rest and if I’m lucky fall into that heavy short deep sleep.
Come to think of it 2018 was A-O-K all things considered.
I mean there’s was a lot of just awful things happening to the world.
And there are days I’m convinved the world is 110% terrible.
Too much unexpected sorrow, undeserved tragedy, cruelness and rage.
Sometimes it feels like too much.
Today I experienced one of the most simple blissful feelings I can have in my day to day life.
I walked up to the bus stop as the bus was pulling up.
The opposite can happen too.
Sometimes you hustle up the stairs just to watch the doors close and the train pull away from the platform.
I’m hopeful that 2019 will have some of those blissful experiences.
And I’m certain it will probably some of those let downs.
But how I react after that grouchiness or happy rush is something I can control.
I’m going to stay up and try to learn to be better.
At least I’m going to try my best to.
If I forget don’t hesitate to let me know but please be kind about it.
We all need more gentle optimism and enthusiasm in our lives.