Friday, August 31, 2012

     I never know how to start blog posts. All those fiddly words and paragraphs sometimes make me overthink things, even though blog posts don't have to be fine-tuned in the least.
It's just something that bothers me sometimes.

I got back from a fantastic family camping trip this morning.
     I bushwhacked, stood on beaver lodges, and even survived two nights sharing a tent with my dad and brother.
     While watching the sunset from the rocky shore of our camping site, it really sunk in how lucky I was to be Canadian. I'm so glad that I get to live in a country with freedom of expression and education and lots of trees (and rocks and water). Then my grandfather sat down beside me and started to rant about US politics, which wasn't really in the mood but still made me feel glad to be Canadian (or at least not American).*

     I wrote a few songs this week, which I've never really done before. Turns out that I accidentally made one of them sound far too similar to  Bowl of Oranges, but I still like the lyrics. I also learned The Cave on guitar. Did I mention that I sing in the shower?

I've got to go and husk corn.

<3 Gabi

*No offence intended to my readers from south of the border. I just don't like politicians.


  1. I hate politics too. It's totally okay.
    It sounds like you had a really good time. I love camping.

    1. Yay!
      I get so happy when other people love camping.
      It's really important to see the world outside of cities.

  2. Introductions are weird things. You have to have *something* on paper to get started with your writing, but introductions are best when they're written *last*. Otherwise, you have no idea what you're about to say, since my own writing never turns out exactly the way I was expecting. So, about the only thing you can do is scribble down a proto-introduction in the knowledge that you're just going to delete it anyway, write what you're going to write, then circle back around and rewrite the intro. Which is a bit much work for just a blog post. But such is life.

    1. Hello, Anon!
      Yeah, especially with blog posts I like to not know what I'll be writing about. Writing the intro afterwards seems like a great idea.
      Maybe I'll do that, maybe not. Such is life.


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