Saturday, 3 December 2011

Exhausted Zombie Musings About The Universe And Death

How can it be a coincidence, that our human minds are a sentient and complex organism, but something as huge as our own planet is not ?

What is the natural connection between all things in this universe? What is the drive behind atomic particles and sub-atomic particles, or, if you prefer, waves ?

What is it that makes these things come together to form bigger and better things? Why does the universe prefer order to disorder?

Will my own death reward me with an answer to these questions, or will my own mortal death simply lead to my ultimate ignorance, which can possibly be viewed as paradise ?

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Messing around with blender program again.

Messing around with the 3-d blender program again. Here's a ZOMBIE SODA for ya.
My advice, take huge gulps

Sunday, 30 October 2011

It's just one of those holidays I really enjoy. Halloween has so much ancient tradition wrapped up and hidden inside it, and I could make an entire blog just about Halloween I'm sure.

I've gone to great lengths to research this strange event, throughout my life time. I'm sure I know more about this tradition than most Canadians do.

I've visited places most people I know would never go to.

 I've read books about it from stores that most people don't even know exist ( just ask me to view my private library one day ).

 I was thinking that externally, Halloween is just for kids, and, if you look no deeper than the candy collecting and the costumes, you will grow to become an adult who believes this also.

Alternatively, if you look deeper into the heritage, history, and ancient traditions of Europeans, you may find that Halloween  is not for kids, and, is in fact for a community of adults, striving to survive, and honoring those who came before them.

Zombies usually miss Halloween, we're at work while you collect the candy, we're at work while you see all the spooky costumes. In fact, unless it's one of those years when Halloween falls on a week-end, or, one of your days off, the only thing a zombie sees on Halloween night is empty streets, and empty candy wrappers scattered about by the autumn winds.

But in some ways, this is  when the real Halloween is taking place.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Great Zombie Sandwiches !!

What to eat for lunch ? Lunch is a concept. A lot of people I know, when having their lunch at work, would just walk down the street to their fave place, and order a large ( whatever ). For us zombies, no such luck. Everything is closed except for maybe the donut shops, and  eeck... the golden M.. So, what is a zombie to do? I've found that packing a lunch for myself  keeps me healthier, richer, and more satisfied. I've come to love tortillia wraps, and, in my opinion, I'm quite good at making a GOOD WRAP
I've recently discovered, that with patience, I can make my own tortillia wraps.
The rolling pins were easy to make ( just some select dowelling from a lumber store and a coating of mineral oil ). I'll be giving out most of them to my friends and relatives. Anyway time to wrap this post up ( I know I know, sorry )

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Always a pleasant drive to work

There are so many different ways for somebody to travel to work. There's the train, the bus, subway, taxi, bicycle, skateboard... I'm sure some even sail or fly to work.

But there's one thing a shift worker can usually count on, and that is a peaceful and traffic-free commute to work.

When I'm heading into the city, driving in my little red car, I see all the (lucky) day shift people on the other side of the highway, crawling along, bumper to bumper, sometimes waiting an hour just to travel a meagre few kilometers. I confess that I sometimes smile when I see how empty and freely open the lanes are ahead of me.

I enjoy listening to music in my car as I travel to work. In some ways, it actually helps me prepare for my upcoming shift. I have my private collection of songs, which I consider precious. Most of the time I have the local classic rock radio station playing Q-107. I like the idea of listening to the same song that others on the road are listening to, because,  I know that inside a lot of those cars I see, someone else is enjoying the music just as much as I am.

The ride home is also very peaceful. I like night driving because when I see a radar trap on the opposite side of the highway, there's always the option to flash your high-beam lights to warn others of the ( ahem) danger ahead. If your one of those who flashes warnings to the cars on the other side, I'd like to take this opportunity to say... hey, thanks. Even if you're not a shift zombie, you're still cool in my books.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

upon waking

What else does a shift zombie stumble about looking for when first awaking but a hot cup of coffee?
 If you're  also a shift worker, you may or may not agree that coffee is the only thing that can keep you going sometimes. I've tried substitutes, but there is nothing better than a coffee to get that
zombie- metabolism jump started.

In fact, I've had so much coffee in my lifetime, that it has caused health problems.
So, unless I want to be in horrific pain from heartburn, I have to limit my intake of delicious coffee.

That's why I drink half-calf instant coffee upon waking.

Oh, don't worry, the real coffee comes later in the morning at my favorite Tim Hortons location, just before I start my shift.

Note* black tea is the next best thing to coffee, and I find it easier on my heart-burn !
I would normally drink tea on a special day off, because it takes me a very tiny amount of time more to prepare as compared to the time it takes me to make a cup of instant coffee.