Lufty

February 17th, 2017

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working for an airline is very interesting and also opens your mind to so many places in the world you can travel to and explore.  our flight discounts are incredible.  the industry is incredibly complex and keeping costs in check are paramount.  we opened a cost centre in manilla and how that plays out will be interesting in how much that will impact our office.  time will tell.

our flight benefits are changing and we will be able to select two people in lieu of our parents that can receive our flight benefits.

this year… i need to use this benefit more and i’m looking forward to planning two trips with each of my kids separately.  i also want to take advantage of some 4 day weekends to line up some smaller trips around north america since we can fly with many other airlines like porter and westjet along with our partners air canada and united airlines.

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Nike HyperFuse Supreme | Orange | 2012 | Coming Back Out

February 16th, 2017

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Bought these in 2012 and played a whack outside back then and have not worn them since.  I put them away for the future.  I’m going to start wearing them again on the courts and at the gym.  Love how light they are.  Picked up size 14 for these ones.

Going to really step up my “hoops” game and get ready for the summer outdoor season.

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Song Of The Quarter | Q1 Lost In The Light | Bahamas | 2017

February 16th, 2017

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Wow.  Super hard to pick a song for the first quarter.  I’ve been trying to decide on a song since dec.  I always love this song.  It’s calming.  I’m sure the next quarter will be a song from Alina Baraz since I just downloaded her album and I’m loving Fantasy + Make You Feel.  Hell “Show Me” is a great little mix with some groove in it.

But for now is Afie and his beautiful song that goes with my tumblr thoughts.

 

 

“Lost In The Light”

I’m lost in the light
I pray for the night
To take me, to take you too

After so many words
Still nothing’s heard
Don’t know what we should do

So if someone could see me now
Let them see you

’twas my greatest thrill
When we just stood still
You let me hold your hand ’til I had my fill

Even counting sheep
Don’t help me sleep
I just toss and turn right there beside ya

So if someone could help me now
They’d help you too

They’d help you too
See you through
All the hard things we’ve all gotta do

‘Cause this life is long
So you wouldn’t be wrong
Being free, leaving me on my own

And I held my own
Still I rattled your bones
I said some awful things and I take them back

If we would try again
Just remember when
Before we were lovers I swear we were friends

So if someone could see me now
Let them see you

Let them see you
See you through
All the hard things we’ve all gotta do

‘Cause this life is long
So you wouldn’t be wrong
Being free, leaving me on my own

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Ry X | Berlin | 2016 | Q4

Leon Bridges | Coming Home + Better Man | 2016 | Q3

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2015 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

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Noah + The Reading | Late Night Card Game

February 5th, 2017

 

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I grew up with UNO.  This little card game was developed in 1971 and I used to play it when I was about 10 and up.  Kids love it.  We have the “Dare” version.  So what we do is we write down about 7 dares each.  Then the other two people have to agree.  If all three of us agree then it’s written down on paper and crumpled up.  So we usually have about 20-30 dares for people to do.  If you get a wild card then you can pick up 2 cards or do a dare.

We save 3 dares and who ever skips by not doing a dare might have to do the last 3 dares if they skipped the most during the hands that we play.

Last time I had the kids… I rented the Super4 which we call it since it’s just a good deal and lots of laughs.  Plus they have a pool with no lifeguard so it’s a free for all in the pool.

Earlier in the night Chantal asked why is their a bible in the drawer.  I told her there is one in every room.  She opened up a random page and was reading one verse.  It was a funny verse and we ended up using it in the game.

The dare was:  You had to read the verse we found to the lady at the front desk.  Just walk up and ask her if you can read something and read it and thank her for her time.  It was just a giddy night and I could not stop laughing.  Such a funny night.  I have lots of dares recorded but this one we will share.

UNO Dares At The Super8 | Noah And The Reading from Dan Deveau on Vimeo.

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Is It Spring Yet?

February 5th, 2017

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Hello! My name is Dan. This is my little blog that I use to document things, thoughts, photos and videos.  Sort of like a bookmarking parking spot for many things.  Bottom line for 2017 is that I need to blog more with videos, personal photos and ideas.   The little part of the blog that keeps all these little updates can be found here.

Side note… when i type these… sometimes i use capital letters and some times i don’t.  😉  You will have to deal with it.

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my last little update was back in october of last year.  now the year has flipped over and a new year is upon us.  my goal is to really make a dent in my 101 Things to do in a 1001 days list.  you can see above that I got a little tattoo.  honestly… nothing fancy or epic.   working on a second one and made a little drawing above (bottom left) that has “C” spelled out as “cee” for my daughter and “en” the the “N” in Noah and a little triangle that represents each point in us since there is are 3 of us now… so that’s disguised as a tree.  no idea if i will use that idea…

i really enjoyed the Banff Film Fest that came into town and can’t wait for next year.

i need to blog more about the kids and document things more.  i’m going to start to make little videos again.  boring ones like before.  kids and myself laugh at them like this little one from our UNO Dare card games.  i’ve also recorded footage with them and we are going to make some little projects together.  one of them will be called “stories”.

also, trying to work on a logo for a while that is hard to hammer out.  kids want to make some t-shirts and hats… so going to get some patches made up and some iron-on logos for some hoodies/sweatshirts and t-shirts.   lol the kids want to sell “merch”.  i don’t want to sell it.  it’s just a personal project.

working on planning a vacation and make use of flight benefits.  i need to sneak away some weekends and explore some cities close by… more on that below.

i’m starting to play more with Spotify and build some playlists for moods.  the songs in my tight rotation now are here.  it’s a small handful of different songs i like for different reasons.  some of them are older and i still am madly in love with them.  it’s great since you can steam on a device or just download the player for the laptop or desktop.  you can find my profile on Spotify here.

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i do.  i’m always excited for tomorrow.

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work:

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working for Lufty and looking forward to some new projects at work coming up over the next 5 months.  with the opening of a new office across the world where the economic climate is so much different than canada will have a huge cost savings.  when a company can pay about 400 month in salary to a person means why pay someone over 2,000.  Sad… because with comes uncertainty.  i’m sure there will be changes at work and the people that work there are waiting to see what’s up.

with business in today’s world… words today does not mean they hold true in 6 months from now since it’s a business and cost savings are important for sustainable growth.  we will see what happens and you can’t worry about it.

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i planned out my vacation at work and I have to make little adjustments to it now.  Chantal will be getting a job with the Town Of Ajax this summer so I need to plan a little trip with her near the end of summer if possible.  maybe during the school year… but not sure if that will fly with the ex.

visiting places to explore is more beneficial than a week of school but i would not want her to fall behind.  with Noah… I think me and him are going to plan a little trip together this summer.  i think portugal and spain… so it looks like we will be planning separate trips with the kids.

they both have Lufty world maps at home so they can see all the places we fly to.

plus… there are changes to our benefits and we can now select two people to enjoy and use our flight benefits.  another thing i need to think about where someone can utilize this awesome perk.

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The hardest part with planning anything with the kids is the communication with Karen which is sometimes exists and sometimes not.  I have ways to communicate with them now that she does not know about which are great.  I just want to be able to have her not mess up vacations anymore.

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Gym.  I’m going.  I’m just starting to ramp up things a little.  At first you are shocking your body and it starts to protect itself and it’s starting to let go.  It’s starting to understand a new routine.  I’m trying to increase my water intake by a ton… so it’s starting to understand the new “normal” is lots of water going in and instead of holding on to it… it’s letting it go.  I’m at the point that I’m going to start lifting weights and I’ve been researching and trying to make a fitness program.  Researching is a bitch.  So many things online and I’m at the point that I’m trying to be more comfortable at the gym with the machines and also the free weights.

My goal to get to 220 will be easy and hard.  Easy to get down to 240 with some effort.  Going down to 220 will be harder.  I’m also starting to play basketball which is nice to run up and down the courts.  I’m also trying to overhaul my food choices and also when I eat during the day.  Hence… the tattoo on my wrist that I can see everyday.

When I get to 220… I will go for 200 and see what that takes me.  It’s not the number anyways since muscle weighs more… I guess it’s how you look naked.  Don’t ask right now.

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love my mind.  love my “wants” and what excites me.  with heath comes confidence.  you have no idea how my mind works… and the struggle is real with what I want.

That’s why I have two other tumblrs.  2017 is about sorting out some things and also moving so after that… i can focus on the hunger to be with someone.

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Thanks for hitting the blog!  Sorry for the ass grabs at the bottom here in the post.  Life is worth living and you have to live your life and go after what you want to have the opportunity to get it.  

If you get a chance to touch it… grab it.  hold on tight and kiss the hell out of it.  claim it.

Until the next update…

Cheers! Dan


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Falling In Love In Six Acts

February 5th, 2017

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In the summer of 1993… Nike had this pull out in women’s magazines.  This one was in Vanity Fair and I was reading it in Karen’s room and I remember I ripped out the pages.  I remember many women loved this spread.  I’m always an ekin.  It’s one of the most effective ads geared towards women.  It was a 12 page ad… which was wild.

At the bottom is a man reading it all in the YouTube vid.

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