Expect the Unexpected

It’s been forever since my last blog…my rant about buying my car. This, I can promise, is not a rant :). I just passed the three-month mark at work, and I’m very happy with my decision to move out to Calgary. The only thing missing is my family, but an overpriced ticket from Air Canada or Westjet can solve that! I have a great group of friends here that are always willing to go on my crazy adventures.

In addition to moving my entire life for a job, I’ve decided to push the boundaries of my comfort zone in other ways. Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m a random person…with a lot of interests. I’m unpredictable…and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’ve successfully started two new endeavours that fall into that category: Going to a Fusion class and being cast in a musical.


The Fusion class is at the YMCA. It’s a mix of Yoga, Pilates and Fitness. I’m the only guy in the class…and least flexible! It’s a great stress reliever and I actually look forward to it every week.

As for the musical….a few weeks ago I saw a casting call for a local theatre production of “Hairspray” and decided to go audition. It’s been a long time since I’ve been involved in any sort of theatre, so I was a little rusty and not sure what to expect.


I went to the audition and sang one of the few songs I actually know the words to, “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from “The Lion King.” I was nervous, shaking and overall the experience was terrifying. I left feeling like I did the best I could, and then got an email a day later for a callback. To say I was surprised is an understatement.

I headed to the callback a week later, this time we had to learn a dance from “You Can’t Stop The Beat” and also sing. At the very end, I was asked to read some lines. This time it wasn’t as terrifying, and I actually enjoyed the whole process.

Long story short…I GOT CAST! I’ll be playing the Male Authority Figure, which is comprised of 5 characters. In addition to the role, we’re learning ALL the songs. It’s exciting, and very demanding. While it’s community theatre, they are running it as a professional production. We have rehearsal 3 times a week until dress rehearsals which will take place everyday. It’s such a departure from my marketing job, and I love that.

Hairspray Cast

Overall, 2013 has been fantastic so far. There have been a few bumps along the way, but if I’ve learned anything in my 28 years it’s not what happened that matters, but how you deal with it.

I’m going to continue to push my comfort zone…I’m working on some new ideas. Until then, the only thing you can expect from me is the unexpected. Until next time….

First day of school….NOT!

For the first time in my life I haven’t had to buy school supplies or new clothing. I haven’t had to wake up at the crack of dawn on a warm August morning to register into an elective class that I hope I will get. Unlike what seems like everyone else in the world, I don’t have to go back to school this year. I am finally done and it feels really weird. I didn’t care about the back-to-school sales, the the shiny new pencils or what to wear on my first day.  And it feels great! Maybe I’ll catch a movie this afternoon, the theatre will be completely empty! Just me, and Icee and Michael Myers!

Red Lobster is yummy

Today I think I will be having Red Lobster….the most delicious food ever. Most say it’s garbage, but right now you can order all the shrimp you can jam in your face for a small price. Plus Cheddar Bay Biscuits are so tasty in their caloric goodness! Can’t wait. That is all!

I Heart Apple

Yesterday I noticed I was having issues with my keyboard and mouse on my new 24 inch Imac. So I called Apple Support, found out the issue was the keyboard and they dispatched a new one to me. Estimated time: 5 days, or I could go to the Apple Store to exchange it in person. I felt lazy, so ship it I said. This morning, less than 24 hours later, FedEx is at my door with my new keyboard. Simply amazing. Keep up the good work Apple!

Waking up late

Best observation ever
Today I woke up late for my internship. It’s funny because you know your late the second you open your eyes. You jump out of bed, look at the clock and panic as you realize you should be at work. You rush around the house in a haze, trying to figure out what you should be doing. It’s also great to realize that you have a 1-hour commute on the TTC in order to get to said work, therefore you better get your ass in gear fast. You hop into the shower, and try to get your business done ASAP. It sucks because you can’t even enjoy the shower like your normally do, standing in the warm water as your slowly become conscious. You simply hop in, hop out, then throw some clothing on while your still wet. You don’t have time to style your hair, you just throw a glob of gel up there and hope for the best. As you rush to the bus, you hope it doesn’t rush by as your waiting to cross the road. After you get off the Subway, for some reason everyone needs directions. Who actually stops a person wearing an iPod to ask questions? Isn’t that like waking someone who is sleepwalking? Anyways, finally I get into The Agency and apologize for the fact I am late the day after my birthday. I didn’t even stay out late! I mean I should at least have been out until 3am to at least make it worthwhile to be late, but alas not this time. Simply a forgotten alarm. Look at the chaos created by one little mistake. Kinda like The Butterfly Effect. Anyways, that’s my morning!

A saliva filled dentist trip

Don't forget to floss!
Today I had to go get a filling done, damn my lazy flossing. Anyways, the dental hygienist was such a flake. Normally they use the sucky thing to make sure your mouth doesn’t fill with saliva, but today she didn’t seem to care. As the dentist is drilling away at my molar, my mouth is filling up with my own spit. Gross, meanwhile she is beside me humming Nickelback tunes. Do your job. I’m sitting there drowning in saliva and she isn’t even paying attention. What could I do, my mouth is propped open with 50 instruments and there is a drill going at my tooth. Anyways, I think for some reason today I had abnormal saliva production, as they had to change the gauze in my mouth like 5 times. That was the day, FML!!