Monday, February 14, 2005

So take the photographs and still frames in your mind

For many years, I did not have a camera. But memories are still great even without them. For some reason, one of my favourite memories is sitting on the floor with cloudwatchin on the floor of the Westin Bayshore and listening to her play her guitar.

cloudwatchin: Hey Bobby, remember this song?
By Joel Houston

What to say Lord?
It's You who gave me life and I
Can't explain just how
Much You mean to me now
That You have saved me Lord
I give all that I am to You
That everyday I can
Be a light that shines Your name

Everyday Lord I'll
Learn to stand upon Your Word
And I pray
That I might come to know You more
That You would guide me
In every single step I take
That everyday I can
Be Your light unto the world

Everyday it's You I'll live for
Everyday I'll follow after You
Everyday I'll walk with You my Lord

It's You I live for, everyday
It's You I live for, everyday
It's You I live for, everyday
Memories are great. See, graduating can sometimes do this to you. Will I start playing Vitamin C's Graduation every day again? :) Who knows?

Top 25 Quirky Memories

25. Losing my rented snowboard at the high school grad ski trip. Riding a medical sled back to the bottom. Falling off of the sled. January/February/March 2000?
24. Being totally amazed that Jimmy could get through all of Super Mario Brothers 3 without using the warp whistle once. 1990? 91?
23. Having Julia say to me, "Gimme a hug! I wub you, Bobby!" This happened today. I swear, kids are so sweet. If I never get married, I'm going to adopt. February 2005.
22. Any high school group project that involved a video camera. 1995 to 2000.
21. Working with Rom and Michael in the bottom of the SFU library practicing for a 360 presentation. "How can you not weep???" Fall 2002.
20. Night of Nations Security. Making the fancy puzzle poster in Photoshop. 1998 and 1999.
19. Anything with Dammon. The 3D animation sequence for the CD. Calculus homework. Starcraft. What happened to you, are you still in Canada? I hope you read this! Especially 1998 to 2001.
18. Statistics AP Boot Camp with Ms. Thompson and the school's computer geeks. 1998/1999 school year.
17. Eating loaves and loaves and loaves of bread at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Edmonton, with Gabriel slicing. And Ellis Foster picking up the tab for the meal! Somewhere in the first half of 2000.
16. Bringing Travis to the hospital after he gashed open his cheek while diving for the ball. Who said volleyball wasn't hardcore? Spring 2001.
15. Sneaking by Corey Porter in a game of Capture the Flag in the middle of the night at the CCC retreat while he's bragging about his amazing stealth detection skills to my teammate. February 2002.
14. Singing around a campfire in Calgary and listening to a teenage kid talk about how much more fun it was to do this kind of stuff instead of be in a gang in LA. Summer 1997? 96? 98??
13. Trying to sleep in the bathtub in Toronto because Steve and Amcal wouldn't put down the phone (we shall not go into details here, they shall forever remain secret). May 2003.
12. Talking with Verm on a sidewalk at 4 am. "I'm sleeping beside a naked man!" Summer 1999?
11. Anything ABA. 2000 to 2004.
10. Spending $50 for a bottle of wine because a girl pointed at it on the menu. Regretting that I asked if she wanted to drink some wine. Being extremely thankful that Anthony had a credit card. No girl reading this should ever think that I will do that again! Um, well, maybe if you're my wife. September 2003.
9. Pulling an amazing move to receive a mid-air pass and get past the opposing defender when playing soccer with Cliff Avenue in grade 9. Spring 1997.
8. Trying to do a LAN party at glimpse's. And failing drastically. 1999? 2000?
7. Discussing scripture with Todd Friesen during Toronto Project. Getting thrashed at Risk by Todd Friesen during Toronto Project. Summer 2001.
6. Walking into parking meters. And lamp posts. And telephone poles. And street signs. Most vivid memory was while talking with Jon and Alana at Winter Conference 2002. December 2002.
5. Covert ops. December 2004.
4. Seeing Daniel Yum accidentally drool on my carpet while reading a book on my couch. Then trying to explain to a woman who walked into the room how we were trying to clean the carpet with a revolutionary cleaning product. Sometime before he moved to Waterloo.
3. Throwing goose into a pool. Then being pushed into it after him. 2000? 2001?
2. Talking with Mori-kun about life at Karuizawa Bible Camp, Karuizawa, Japan, just after ringing in the New Year. January 1999.
1. Exchanging nothing but smilies with cloudofsky for an hour or two on MSN. Staying up all night to chat. Summer 2003.

OK, fine, there are many more. Are these even in the correct order? But this post has a practical word limit. :p


  1. I only recognize 3 out of the 25 items, so I guess we have been out of touch lately...

    As as much as I tried to remember it, I don't remember the specific instance of drooling... Though I can definitely see it happening, heh. I'm guessing the basement room of your house?

  2. No, it was in my living room.