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Hah! You’ve done good with this blog, Matthew. Let’s keep it going!

This has been one crazy summer! …and spring, since the last time I posted here was in the winter. *shudders* So here’s just a quick overview of the shenanigans I’ve been up to! I’ll post more details in the coming weeks along with pictures.

We killed it!!

Trips to Vancouver

I joined my family for a handful of trips down to Vancouver over the spring. During one of those trips, we got to attend my cousin’s graduation weekend in Keremeos! We also successfully completed an exit room in Vancouver with all of our collective smarts!

Through the playground

Slave River Paddlefest

In the days leading up to Paddlefest, the weather forecast wasn’t looking all that great. But we ended up only having rain during Friday night, leaving the rest of the weekend with completely beautiful skies and warm temperatures! So many people from so many places coming to enjoy a fun, family-oriented weekend on the waters of the mighty Slave River. Oh man, running the registration booth is so great because I got to meet every single person there! So many fun memories!

BlimeyCon 2016 group picture

BlimeyCon

This is by far the best trip I’ve ever taken on my own! Over the past year, I’ve become quite close with a group of Blimey Cow fans via a Facebook group. We finally got to meet up in Nashville, TN!! All of us – in person!! I also got to meet two of my bestest internet friends, with whom I’ve been causing trouble over the past couple of years (usually through The Whit’s End Podcast). This is what I’ll be blogging about mostly.

And there you have it! Three of the big events that have happened since winter. What’s next? Well…I’m going to the Okanagan (Southern BC) for the winter! I’ll keep you posted.

Little adventure

I like adventure. I especially like adventure in the great out-of-doors! Like going on a big river trip or camping through BC. But sadly, adventure like that doesn’t happen every day. (For the most part…)

To deal with the lack of “big adventure” in my everyday, I look for “little adventure”; which is very similar to big adventure, but involves a lot more imagination. At least the way that I do it. It’s taking the small and insignificant, filtering it through a weird algorithm that doesn’t make sense, and making it big and the most vital thing in human history. I find that looking at things this way can help me to appreciate the small stuff and keep me engaged in the moment, instead of just waiting for the next big adventure.

Along the same vein, I also look for missions. Tasks that need completing, either big or small. You see the important tasks that people on TV complete with impossible circumstances surrounding them and threatening the very existence of planet Earth? Yeah, I basically lived that today.

How, you ask? Well, if I didn’t finish cleaning, fixing, and installing this printer at work today, my boss would’ve been unable to print off the super important notes that he needs for a top-secret meeting with the first aliens to ever contact Earth. See? Little adventure and mini mission. Fun, right?!

Okay… so you don’t have to take it that far. But I think that it’s very helpful to use techniques like this to keep your mind engaged, your imagination active, and your fun meter filled. Plus it’s fun to hum the Mission: Impossible theme while scrubbing a toilet.

Bingo! I have solved boredom. 😛