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Extreme Respect for Our Military

No Comments 29 October 2007

So a strange thing happened this weekend…

I was on a pub crawl for hallowe’en which consisted of 5 bars and many drinks. After the crawl, my buddy Dean and I, and his friend/colleague Tom (owner of the company that ran the pub crawl), went to 1410; a bar on 17th Ave for some more drinking. Now, while we were there, the lights came, the music went down, and we got ready to leave. However, being Hallowe’en I was on the lookout for costumes; good bad, and fake. Fake you ask? Well, there were a lot of cops out on the town (real and dressed up) and earlier we were talking about the point of how would you know who was who? Anyway, I noticed a table of roughly 10 people in military uniforms. Now, they all looked so good and real that I knew they couldn’t be fake. But I went over to find out regardless. I ended up talking to this group for 20 or so minutes, and found out that they had just come from a dinner ceremony at SAIT. There were a few of them who had lots of bars on their jacket representing awards and status achieved.

Now, after about 10 minutes or so, Dean came over and joined in our conversation. And during this conversation, the strangest thing happened…we both got an intense sense of pride and respect for of all these people. It could have been partly due to the fact that we had consumed many liters of fine beer, or it could have been the fact that this group was so welcoming, humble, and decorated. I definitely think it was a combination of the two, and by the end of the chat, just as we were leaving, it was almost like a chill came over my body because of what it all meant to me at that moment. I mean yes, their job is to serve and protect us, but still. They risk their lives for us knowing that many of the jobs they take could be their last.

That being said, please, on November 11, take a moment of silence for those who have fought and died for us in the past, present and the future.

And while you’re at it, watch this great song by Terry Kelly about taking a moment of silence:

Misc, Thoughts

Favourite Songs

2 Comments 11 October 2007

So I listen to a lot of music. I am a huge fan of a lot of different bands that span quite a few genres of music. I thought I’d make a list of my favourite songs. Why? Because it makes me happy thinking about these songs. These are in no particular order and will be continually updated as I find new ones or remember current favourites. To make it easier and so I don’t have to keep coming back to this post, you can listen to my favourite songs on a playlist I created on Spotify:

Favourite Songs
Theory of a Deadman – Santa Monica
Nickelback – Too Bad
Seether f. Amy Lee – Broken
Queen – Save Me
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Queen – Hammer to Fall
Queen – We Are the Champions
Martin Page – House of Stone and Light
Jerry Goldsmith – Rudy Main Theme
Black Eyed Peas f. Sting – Union
Black Eyed Peas – Dum Diddly
Matchbox 20 – How Far We’ve Come
Breaking Benjamin – Forget It
Darude – Sandstorm
ATC – Around the World
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Robert Tepper – No Easy Way Out
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
AC/DC – Big Gun
AC/DC – Moneytalks
AC/DC – Hail Caesar
AC/DC – Are You Ready
Metallica – Turn the Page
Metallica – Fuel
Metallica – Whiskey in the Jar
Metallica – Unforgiven
Metallica – No Leaf Clover
Metallica – One
Ozzy Osbourne f. Lita Ford – Close My Eyes Forever
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Michael Jackson – Black or White
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
Jimmy Eat World – Sweetness
Rascal Flattz – What Hurts the Most
Timbaland f. One Republic – Apologize
Scooter – The Logical Song
Pearl Jam – Reign O’er Me
Flipsyde – Train
Flipsyde – Someday
Deep Forrest – Sweet Lullaby
Beatles – Hey Jude
Murray Head – One Night in Bangkok
Rita McNeil – She’s Called Nova Scotia
Tesla – Tommy’s Down Home
John Lennon – Imagine
Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends
Billy Ocean – Loverboy
Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
Loverboy – Turn Me Loose
Hall and Oates – So Close
Simon and Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson
Simon and Garfunkel – I Am a Rock
Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkel – Sound of Silence
Guns ‘n Roses – Paradise City
Guns ‘n Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
Guns ‘n Roses – So Easy
Guns ‘n Roses – November Rain
Bush – Machinehead
Paul Filek – One Love
Joey Scarbury – The Greatest American Hero
Paul Filek – Toe Tappin’ Love
3 Doors Down – Citizen/Soldier
3 Doors Down – It’s Not My Time
3 Doors Down – Here By Me
3 Doors Down – Here Without You
3 Doors Down – When I’m Gone
3 Doors Down – Let Me Go
Ben Lee – We Are All In This Together
Chris Brown – Forever
Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster
Johnny Cash – Hurt
Johnny Cash – When the Man Comes Around
Sia – Academia
Ra – Do You Call My Name
Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance
Robyn – Handle Me
Miley Cyrus – See You Again
Forrest Gump Theme
Indiana Jones Theme
Jurassic Park Theme
Juanes – La Camisa Negra (Juicy Mix)
Shiny Toy Guns – You Are the One
Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
Ida Corr – Let Me Think About It
Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah
Terry Kelly – A Pittance of Time
Ray LaMontagne – Empty

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Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. Rob currently holds 6 Guinness World Records, 10 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record.


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