Happieness is a choice

My name’s Gabrial… and I like Getting noticed. October 13, 2011

So it’s been a month since I updated this thing, and I feel without Cvetich constantly nagging at me to hand something in for marks each month I do sometimes fall behind. I feel bad about this every now and then, because as my loyal readers, I should be loyal to you. So let’s do an update.

I’m in a show, a play actually, I wish I was on TV but that’s still a little further down the road in my future. And It’s with a professional theatre company out where I live. I’m performing with many other talented youths who range in age 8 – 21. I must say its a little weird being one of the older kids for once, it defiantly makes flirting with cast mates harder, seeing as they’re all basically fifteen. But other than not really being able to “Get my Flirtface on” we are busy at work perfecting our modern-day version of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Now Modern really isn’t the right word I suppose, we aren’t changing any of the words or having Chevley be the harlot that she secretly is. But we are taking the play in our own little direction which should turn out quite nice in the end.

What else is going on you ask, well Canadian Thanksgiving has just passed us by and spending and absurd amount of time with my family is just the way I like to spend my holidays, well with Family and the hordes of pie each of them brings to the dinner, I mean really – FIVE Pumpkin Pies? But other than that there’s not much to complain about. Aside from the fact that my mother was unable to be at dinner with us for the whole weekend, and has been absent from my life for the whole week. She is at the Hospital in London with her own mother – my Grandma – who was rushed there from Owen Sound after a large tumor was discovered in her brain. My mother is keeping my grandfather company as they wait for my grandmother to recover in the ICU. But I know everything will turn out fine and that my grandma will be back to her old self if not better, because it’s still October, and 2012 hasn’t started which means my death quota is still overfull and can’t handle a single drop more of sadness.

I really wish I could end this off on a happy note, who knows maybe I can, let me think for a minute… let me think…. Doo doo doo do do do doo doo… dooo doo doo doo do do do do do do * .. got it, I recently dropped my english course and without any previous experience I got into a Grade 12 highest level Vocals Class. Hopefully this will improve my singing which I find dreadful and my friends find lovely… But it will help me out a lot.. I mean I have a great range, it’s just to shape that range it a beautiful home… on the… range. ;)


A teen wolf switched at birth by some pretty little liars while they find their nine lives are Haven as they are awkward at Degrassi. August 5, 2011

I’ve tricked you again in to reading one of my blog post’s which I should probably really stop because soon the internet will catch on and it went be long before trolls are unleashed on my blog. And I’m not talking about the cool trolls that live under bridges and eat goats and soup cans – I’m talking about the thirty-five year old men who sit in their parents basements playing world of warcraft and telling the rest of the people on the internet  the correct way to think, in the language of  “lulz” and the ever so smart comment “fag!” I in no way am against gay people, I use the slang only in proving a point, please don’t hate me gay followers. Now, where was I going with this…. thinking… thinking…. nope. It’s completely lost, not that it was probably ever there to begin with – and the thing to which we’re referring, is my mind, which I think is also being held captive with “Sanity” and “Responsibility”. It’s as if the three of them went away for a long weekend and never really came back, or they hit someone with their car and were forced to throw the body into the ocean and now a demented serial killer with a hook is hunting them down one by one to exact his revenge. And of course they never tell anybody about what’s happening because that would be the sane thing to do.

Actually I don’t think any characters ever really tell anyone what’s going on in there lives, I think a lot more tv shows would be dull that way, I mean the prime examples I can think off;

Haven – The Teagues Brothers, Vince and Dave – I’m pretty sure they know everything, I mean where Audrey-Lucy came from, why she’s so special, why everyone has their powers, what’s going to happen next, why it seems in every episode someone dies, and finally what’s for lunch at the high school cafeteria.

The Nine Lives of Chloe King –  Chloe King – Tells all of her friends that she’s a crazy superhero, avoids telling her mom although it constantly gets her in trouble.

Pretty Little Liars – just about the entire cast – I mean the girls are lying to basically everyone including themselves sometimes about what “A” is really up to, and it seems like everyone else in town has a huge secret they’re all lying about, like emo Mike… poor emo Mike, breaking into other people’s houses and beating up – or rather down, his own sister.

Basically any tv show where the teenager in question is a super natural being, or was friends with someone who was murderer, or secretly murdered someone, or cheated on a test, or is doing drugs, or is wearing Tuesdays underwear on a Thursday, they avoid telling their parents, unless there Buffy, but even she waited until the end of season two. I mean things will be tough in the beginning as your parents and friends submit you to psychological testing, but really I mean it’s gotta be better.


That awkward moment when Voldemort hugs you. July 21, 2011

Filed under: Gabby's Pick,Rambles,So you could say... — GabrialGrewOnUp @ 1:47 am

I’ve done a lot in the past few days. I went and saw the final film to the Harry Potter series, I had a nerdout day with my friend Meghan, Hell today I even had a water balloon fight with my family, but I haven’t really accomplished anything.

It’s been 117 days since I started my path of 101 things in 1001 days, meaning I have 884 days to go on completing my list, but do I really want to? – Well Hell Yeah, otherwise, why did I start it. – But what I meant is I’ve changed. Really, I promise I’m not just bullshitting you, somewhere between doing nothing and … well-doing a whole SHIT LOAD more of nothing something inside me happened.

Maybe it’s been the separation of my friend’s and watching as everyone gets ready to leave for college in about a month, or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been watching way to much of MTV’s “The Buried Life” or “If You Really Knew Me”. Life is short and in the time that I have left on this planet I want to make a difference.

Yes I still want to finish my original list, which is actually a bunch of items that I want to do, and that will enrich my life, but there are a lot of items that I’ve decided to swap out of my list to put something different on. I’m not giving up on these goals. I’m just changing my priorities, instead of watching 100 movies, why not give a complete stranger 100 dollars. Instead of riding in a limo who not pay for someone’s groceries.

So here it is, my newly updated list… well more of my newly updated numbers. It may seem like I have a lot of time with that 884 days but really, all I have is this moment right now, because who knows if I’ll be here when day 118 rolls around.

11. Visit Roswell, New Mexico -> 11. Pay for Someone’s groceries

26. Go on a road trip -> 26. Make a Donation to Charity

32. Watch every season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in order (1/7) -> 32. Go on a Blind Date

41. Drive across the U.S. -> 41. Plant a tree

46. Attend a fancy dress party -> 46. Take a Kid on a toy shopping spree

57. Ride in a limo -> 57. Give a stranger a 100 dollar bill

59. Find a geochache in at least 5 states (0/5) -> 59. Scream at the top of your lungs

63. Get a caricature done of myself -> 63. Throw a Surprise Party 

73. Dye my hair -> 73. Win an award

80. Paint a wall ->80. Draw A Mural

93. Tape and post more videos of my singing on YouTube -> 93. Make the Front page of a Newspaper

For my full list of the 101 things that I want to do with my leftover days of life, well that’s here on my blog, but I’m done pinging things back. If you’re really interested in this, leave something in the comments and tell me what you’d want to do.

And as the boys on The Buried Life said –

“If you had one day to live, what would you do? Would you rob a bank, plant a tree, or tell someone how you really feel? Now if you had a lifetime to live, would you lose that drive, or would the list just keep getting longer? Do it know, because life is very short and remember it’s all in the question; What do you want to do, before you die?”


Blame it on the pop, blame it on the dance, blame it on the Rock and Roll, Blame it on the feeling of the music Deep inside-i-i-ide your soul. July 7, 2011

Filed under: Cray-Cray,Gabby's Pick,Rambles,So you could say... — GabrialGrewOnUp @ 7:51 pm

So basically, this keyboard is trying to kill me, it literally just took me seven tries to get the first two words in the sentence right, BUT I’ve done it, so we’re good. Now onto why I’m actually here, my lovely friend Miss Beckie Duhamllama likes to sing, and why shouldn’t she! She’s bloody Brilliant, and I’m going to promote her, now although I haven’t written a decent blog post in forever really, I promise that if you listen to Beckie sing I will try and be less of an angsty teenager, and more of that magnificent god that you first got to know me as.

This is Beckie singing Adele’s Turning Tables:


Switched at Birth, Teen Wolf and other reasons I won’t have a life this summer. June 17, 2011

Filed under: Gabby's Pick,My Soaps,Rambles,So you could say...,Switched at Birth,Teen Wolf — GabrialGrewOnUp @ 8:50 pm

It’s true, I usually don’t have a life during the summertime. There was that one year I was working, the other year I got a computer tan, and that completely random year that I actually spent almost the entire summer away from my house. For this summer, I’m really hoping to find some great combination of all three. I’m desperate to find a job, I have Chicago to pay off, New York to save up for, and I’m also looking into buying a minivan. But I still want to hang out with my friends, and because I didn’t have an exam today and was completely bored after cleaning the house – I know and I still had time to spare? What a life – I started watching such wonderful shows as Switched at Birth and Teen Wolf, no TW is alright so far, but reminds me a lot of this show I used to watch called The Gates, it was actually a lot better and had a lot more diversity, but Hey, I can’t be to hard on them – the show is only three episodes in. Where as on the other hand my new favorite show to be is Switched at Birth, a show about two girls, who you guessed it, were switched at birth.

But it goes more beyond that, it goes on to show how although they’re not biologically related the parents still want the daughters they’ve been raising for the last sixteen years and the hardships they go through in figuring out what the right thing to do is. Which brings me to my final point of wanting to hang out with my friend’s. The problem is, I sometimes become anti social during the summer months and don’t really want to see my friends unless I’m feeling particularly inspired to hang out that day, and then usually that doesn’t work because we have to plan on hanging out weeks in advance. Really sometimes I wish my friends were as spontaneous as they claim to be. Now for all of you out there hoping to join me in some lifeless tv watching, or just happened to miss the last episode of your favorite show check out “” they have almost any show you could want.

I guess in the long run, I’ll probably work somewhere horrid like Tim Horton’s or Subway – money is money – and spend all my free time watching my “Soaps” and planning for my road trip next summer, in my awesome minivan.


Today I don’t feel like doing anything. June 10, 2011

Filed under: Gabby's Pick,Rambles,So you could say... — GabrialGrewOnUp @ 11:44 am

Which is a horrible attitude to take at this point. I mean it’s summative and exam time. Now is the time to do everything – Catch up on my online course before the exam starts. Finish writing out all my stuff for my Writer’s Craft summative…. and that’s about it actually. I mean I need to talk to my guidance counsellor like there’s no tomorrow. And I also really need to get a job because I’d like to get my G2 right now, but am not allowed until I can pay for my insurance. Which is stupid. I’d also like a car… and a boat, and a mansion, a yacht, and a trip to the bottom of the ocean. Hey it’s nice to want things. To aspire, to dream.

In all honesty, I really just want school to be over. I want to start my life already, get a full-time job and work 40-50 hours a week. I know it sounds crazy everyone at this age is desperately clutching onto there last days of freedom before the jobs and the bills all start piling up, but I mean, what else in life is there. I plan on doing my own thing. Going on road trips and working a job that I actually like, I mean if you’re living your life from day-to-day and you’re not enjoying any of it, then you’re not really living your life. If you hate your job… well that’s to be expected. If it’s something you actually enjoyed then it wouldn’t be a job, it would be a “Fun” something that makes you happy and makes you feel like your actually accomplishing something you like.

 I get this ranty rant was sort of pointless. And a lot of you will probably get to this blog title because you love that song by Bruno Mars. Hopefully though it will make you think about your life just a bit, I mean it’s not like our generation has accomplished anything huge yet – I think that should be our goal. 


If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck… Then it must be tape. May 30, 2011

Filed under: Cray-Cray,Gabby's Pick,Lenovo,Rambles,So you could say... — GabrialGrewOnUp @ 5:14 pm

That’s right, I am going to write an entire blog post on DuckTape… or Ductape as some other people like to call it. I’m doing this because as of late I noticed that’s how a lot of people have been getting to my blog page, and I’m not going to lie. I know the exact reason why. They are looking into things for Duck Tape Prom or “Stuck At Prom”. Now if you are unfamiliar with this concept, Stuck at Prom was created by Duck Brand Duck Tape. The idea behind it is that you use DuckTape to create an original outfit – We’re talking dress, shoes, tux, earings, even a corsage – All made from DuckTape.

Now for those of you going “Well what’s in it for me?” Not only do you get the satisfaction as making something as awesome as a DuckTape outfit, you also enter to win Up to $5000 for yourself, and for your school – Which I think would be pretty great, getting to donate $5000 to your school, and maybe putting it towards something you’re interested in seeing getting money, Like Drama, or Music… Even Sports. – I myself really want to participate in this even though I’m not going to Prom, so I’ll let you know how that goes.

Also, if you’re thinking how amazing can a grey DuckTape dress be, you obviously have never seen Duck brand DuckTape, it comes in everything from Brown, to Chrome, Neon Pink, Camouflage, Hey it even comes in Leopard.

Now before I leave you, I thought I might give you pictures – as well as a link – to show just how versatile DuckTape really is.