Archive for February, 2009

I Know I Can Do It

Posted: February 13, 2009 in Daily Life, Daily Living, personal

Last night was pretty fun.

I managed to make the show and I’m glad that I did. Althought i think I overdid it a bit. Today, I slept a solid 12 hours, which felt really good. Obviously, I needed the rest and I could probably do with a little more, but I’m slowly on the mend.

That’s it for now.

Have a good weekend and stay healthy.

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Yesterday was pretty rough for me.

I only managed to stay in my chair for three hours. The rest of my day & night was spent in bed sleeping and having Tylenol. My Temperature got all the way up to 102.8, which is pretty damn high.

As for today, I’m slowly on the mend and will be going to see The Debaters tonight.

Sick

Posted: February 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

No Blog  post  today. I’m not feeling well,

Nothing much has happened since my last post yesterday. I spent most of the night playing Poker online and finishing off a Reference Letter for someone.

I figured that I’d write about a few things coming up for me.

As everybody knows, this Saturday is Valentine’s Day. To be honest, I’m not really a big fan of it, even though I’m married. It is my personal belief that we shouldn’t need to set aside a day to celebrate love, and make someone feel special. We should be doing that more often and not have to have a day to be reminded that someone loves us as much as we (hopefully) love them.

For Valentine’s Day, my Wife bought us tickets to see a live taping of the CBC Radio Show, The Debaters. The Debaters is a weekly Radio show where two Comedians go head to head and debate about different topics. I know a number of performers taking part on Thursday night’s taping, including Darren Frost.

I first met Darren on my 31st Birthday at Yuk Yuk’s in January 2006. I laughed my ass off for the whole night. After the show, I went up to meet him, we chatted for a bit, and took pictures. He’s a great guy, but he angers a LOT of people because of the jokes he makes. Like I said yesterday, I’m definitely a different type of person and I tend to like things that are off the beaten path.

After we first met, we kept in close contact and I’d go see him whenever he was in town. After his shows, we usually shoot the shit for a little while.

The coolest thing that’s happened so far is him mentioning me during one of his shows. He’s not afraid to speak his mind and I respect the hell out of him for that, and I always will.

If you want to check him out, check out these links.

http://comedywhore.com/

And/or

http://www.youtube.com/user/darrenfrost

Keep in mind that it’s very NSFW and contains strong language and all that other bullshit that makes some people uncomfortable.

Luckily, this show is being held at a Local Theatre as opposed to a Club. Sure, the only Wheelchair spots are at the back of the bus, oops, I mean the Theatre. At least I’ll be there and I’ll see him after the show.

I’m really looking forward to it.

As for Saturday, no real plans set in place besides (hopefully) spend the night with my Wife. We have a very unique relationship to say the least.

For one thing, we don’t live together. If we did, I’d lose my funding and also because of that, we’re not “officially” married. I admit that it can be frustrating at times, but at other times, it can be a good thing.

About five years ago, she stayed at my place for a month and we tore eachother’s heads off. We both have different lifestyles, which tends to clash with eachother.

That’s about it as far as things coming up in my life.

Thanks for reading.

I’ve been blogging for almost ten years on various websites in the cyber universe. To me, I think of it as an outlet for me to vent, plus also educate the masses about what it’s like to be disabled. At least, as far as my disability goes. By no means am I an expert about disabilities in general, but I do try to do my part to make information a little more accessible.

In my personal experience, I don’t come across a lot of disabled users online. At least not ones that admit they’re disabled. For all I know, there could be many, but either I haven’t seen them, or they hide the fact that they’re disabled.

I visit a lot of different sites, whether it’s to chat, play games, write etc. Fact is, I spend a lot of time online, especially in the Winter. Whenever possible, I tell people that I’m disabled and if they have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Most people infact DO ask questions and I answer as honestly as I can. I have a question for you people  though.

Why can’t people do that in real life?

When I go out, people often stare and/or say something to themselves or if they’re with someone. I wish more people in this world has the balls to say, “Dude, what the fuck happened to you?”. Sure, that sounds rude or offensive to most, but personally, I’d laugh and gladly answer. Yes, I march to a different beat than most. Hell, I wheel to a different beat.

Kids often come up to me and ask me point blank what happened to me. The Parents usually drag them away because they think it’s rude. If I get a chance to answer the kid, I simply say that I was born this way. Sometimes the child smiles to let me know that they understand. Others just sit there looking REALLY confused and thinking that I’m a Robot. Hey, if I was a kid, I’d want a 500 pound Robot too, either that or be scared shitless.

To me, it doesn’t overly matter what they’re thinking. The point is that the message got out there and they just met their first (or one of their first) disabled person. The fact is that it will happen again sooner or later, and perhaps now or later in life, they will be less freaked out.

All of this is magnified when I go out with my Wife. The thought of a disabled person having sex is messed up enough for many people. A disabled guy with an able bodied woman is even crazier for many.

The World is made up of a hell of a lot of crazy people, but to me, it just makes life interesting and fun. There’s also a lot of people out there that hate diversity and different people and things. If it were up to them, we’d all think the same, act the same, and even look the same.

Thankfully though, I happen to be different, but also just like you.

See you next time, everyone.

Last night, I watched the Ottawa Vs Buffalo game. At one point, Ottawa was leading 2-0, but then it went into overtime, and even a shootout that Ottawa manage to overcome. I hate to say it, but I was expecting Ottawa to blow it yet again.

The rest of my night was spent vegging online and watching Saturday Night Live. Afterwards, I watched the movie, Be Kind, Rewind, which wasn’t that good.

So far, today I slept until 11 and spent the rest of the day catching up on TV shows that I taped from the past little while.

Apparently, my Wife went to Winterlude today with her Dad. I have no interest in going to it. It’s hard to get around and not exactly overly accessible. I guess they both mean the same thing.

I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing tonight, besides avoid watching The Grammy Awards. I hate to sound old, but I’m not really a fan of today’s music. It’s all hype, but followed by lack of talent.

I read somewhere that Etta James took a shot at Beyonce. Good for Etta. Beyonce’s MUCH hotter than Etta, but as the old saying goes, looks aren’t everything.

I actually saw Etta James perform at Bluesfest a few years ago. It was a good show, but she was batshit crazy. Her Son was part of her band, and she kept stripping and saying sexual things to the crowd. Personally, if that was my Mom doing that, I’d throw up in my mouth and spend the night questioning my and her sanity.

But then again, hardly a day goes by that I don’t question my sanity.

Well, on that lovely note. Thanks for reading and I’ll be back tomorrow.

Keep on rocking in the free world.

I headed downtown today and had Coffee with my Wife. After that, we did some shopping and headed home.

This Weekend is the first Weekend of Winterlude here in Ottawa. It’s a three Weekend Festival celebrating the mere fact we can survive Winter by eating BeaverTails. We also celebrate people who can make things out of frozen water and we judge them. After awhile, it melts or gets destroyed.

It’s Winter-tastic!

Today was the first day that the Buses returned, so I decided to hop on. I was curious to see if there would be angry passengers, but everything seemed normal during my few minutes there. Personally, I was secretly hoping that someone would at least swear at the driver or something.

After we got off, it started to rain. Yes, rain, in February in Canada. Don’t worry, everything’s fine. I’ve come to the realization that Mother Nature has severe Menopause, complete with hot flashes, but can quickly turn frigid, even bitter.

I wish i had more to talk about, but nothing right now.