Monday, December 28, 2009

What's that? Heartfelt Writing and Correct Grammar?

I noticed this over on my friend's blog and i think it's quite important to get this message out to other people. So, despite the few number of people who read my poorly-written scribblings, i wish to do my part.

My name is brandy. And I have a blog.

And a plea.

I use my blog to showcase the crazy I meet everyday, share the stories of the kids I teach and document my love for tequila, dairy products and the abdominal muscles of Ryan Reynolds. Rarely do I talk about personal issues on my blog- as personal as the dude that I adore (who I actually met through my blog- single ladies, let that be a very good reason to blog, the possibility of meeting someone as wonderful as my man), but I need your help. And it involves my dude.

He's a guy who made math comics for my class, so they would love learning about addition. He's the kinda guy who sends my friends gift cards when they are having hard times, who remembers every story I ever told him, who was the first person I celebrated with when I got a teaching job. He's the guy who sent flowers to me at school- dozens of my favourite pink roses just because he loves me. He's a guy who has spent a year patiently explaining (and re-explaining) everything there is to know about football during the important games when silence is preferred. He's made me word puzzles and comics and stayed up late playing Scrabble with me (even though I beat him almost every time). He's listened to me cry about school and family and jobs. He is everything I never knew I needed and everything I always knew I wanted.

The holidays have hit us hard. He's recently been told he may have something called multiple myeloma- an incurable cancer, that gives a person an average of five years of continued life. Though this news has came as a shock, he continues to be exactly who has always been- spending his time worrying about me, rather than worrying about himself. He's the most selfless individual I know- (he stayed late on Christmas Eve to work, so his co-workers could leave early) and a post like this would never be something that he would promote or encourage but when I'm overwhelmed and feeling helpless, the blogging community has always given me tremendous support and comfort, two things I desperately need at this time.

As I write this, the future is uncertain and we aren't sure what's happening. He'll need to see an oncologist soon, to verify what's going on in his body. My hope is that everyone who reads this think positive thoughts and if you are a person who prays, could you add him to your list? (You can refer to him as 'brandy's hot awesome dude'). If you don't pray, please keep him in your heart.This cancer is only a possibility and I believe that the prayers and positive thoughts of people can make sure it never becomes a reality.

I want to give a big thank you to the blog owner who scraped their original blog plans and graciously put this up. My goal is to get as many people as possible to see and read this post. If you are reading this and want to help, copy and paste my plea into your blog or send a link through twitter, so more people can keep him in their thoughts. I would be so very grateful (even more grateful than I am to my friend who first showed me the picture of Ryan Reynolds on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. If you haven't seen it, google it. You. Are. Welcome).

I realize this all sounds dramatic, a Lifetime movie in the making- but this is life. Right now. And I'm throwing away any hint of ego and am humbly asking for you to pray or think kind thoughts. If you are able to pass this on, thank you and if you know anything regarding MM- please email me (my email is on my blog). This isn't a call for sympathy or a plea for pity. It's just one girl hoping you can think positive thoughts for the person she adores. If my current heartache provides you with anything, let it be with the reminder that life is short, love is unbending and no one knows what could happen next. Maybe it is silly, but I really do believe that positive thoughts can make a huge difference. Thank you for reading this and if you haven't already? Please tell someone you love them today.

I did.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Random Poll Results!

So i've noticed those who visit my blog have a flare for the random. The "How Far Do You Plan Ahead?" Poll finished as follows :

I already know what i'm doing in the afterlife (2)

I don't know what i'm doing yesterday (1)

My Backstreet Boys 2013 Calendar is now full (3)

Apples (4)

"Apples" made a storming comeback, recieving 2 votes with just a day to go in the poll; in the process, devastating the Backstreet Boys. A worthy victory, i think we can all agree.

Friday, December 11, 2009

For Whom The Bell Tolls

It's been a member of my entourage for longer than i care to remember. We have shared experiences ; The time i dropped it on a rock by the lake ; That two weeks back in '07 when it ended calls of its own accord. But last night was the final straw.

As anyone that has ever used a phone before knows, the number 5 is quite important. Especially so, when it also includes the letters J,K and L for text messaging. So, when this number 5 button ceases to function, you're left with what amounts to a useless device. After all, if i cannot end my text messages to my friends in the 905 region without using the word "jackal" what good is this contraption?

So, now i need to get a new phone. I need something that has free Internet, free text messaging and allows me to use the number 5 and the letters, J, K and L for less than 30 dollars a month. Any suggestions?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Random Musicians on Youtube - 5 stars!

They have eaten up months of my life in 3 minute spells of awesome. These randoms sit in their bedrooms or bathrooms and play music for the masses to rate and share with their friends. And with that in mind, here i will share with you some of those YouTubers who, in my humble opinion, rock.


This guy, apparently called Matt, is one of the first people i noticed in my YouTube musician search, mainly because he did covers of a lot of the songs that i like. Probably one of the only musicians i've heard who could cover Coldplay and Micheal Jackson equally well.

TheBathroomGirl (real name Cherry Lee)

I first discovered this girl through OrtoPilot's channel, as they do some amazing covers together but there's one original song of hers that is pretty good too and worth listening when you have 3 minutes of your life to spare (although if you only have 3 minutes left of your life maybe consider other activities.) Still, great song. Catchy.


This modestly titled YouTubian first caught my ear with a brilliant cover of Coldplay's Life in Technicolour II. But after some searching i found what could possibly be the best Oasis cover i've ever heard.

Sign these musicians up, stat. I'm off to watch Jonas Brothers 3D for the 3rd time.