Tommorrow explosive leaks on Hillary Clinton that Julian Assange says will bring her down for good!
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I hit 40 years old, it's 2011, house prices in Vancouver keep on rising. If you told me 10 years ago I would be working out of a StarBucks on free wireless internet on a laptop computer I would have thought, wow. I'm here 10 years later. It's been a ride and a half, the world continues to change at break neck speeds. I have internet on my phone now for fuck sakes lol! One thing that I have learned is that change is going to happen like it or not. You MUST prepare for the future. If you don't look ahead you will become surrounded by things you don't want.
In my business (internet marketing), changes are even faster than the rest of the world. I feel I am at ground zero for change since the internet is my business. If I don't change, I don't make money. I am not a huge fan of change but adapt or die is the sword I live by.
My question to you
Are you living in the moment, or preparing for the future? Remember this, I was 20 years old just yesterday.What happened in between is a damn blur to me. One day I woke up and I was 40, it happened fast. It didn't take long to get here, 20 years from now I'll be 60, scary thought. I makes me want to enjoy every minute of my life. I'm glad I planned for the future, the best decision I ever did. I set myself up for life to live comfortably. It was an important goal for me to do. I'm glad I achieved it because I wasn't much of a student in school so I never thought I would be able to live on my owns terms with no 9-5 job. Some people like working a 9-5, not me. I thought I did until I had the chance to go off on my own and really prove to myself what I was made of.
As I reflect on the past, the present is my vision from the past. I can still recall saying I wanted to retire by 40 , but back then it was just words. Funny how your thoughts and words can become your reality if you want it bad enough. Looking out the StarBucks window, I look ahead at the world and my life with great anticipation, joys, questions, dreams, visions but bring it on! I am ready.
Happy birthday to me! My awesome wife held a surprise birthday for me and basically got me once again (same as my 30th bday). It was all on film so I thought I would upload it to YouTube. I like keeping my computer as clean as possible so YouTube is great for archiving videos, so I won't lose them.
Back to the birthday, I had no clue at all. I may not look surprised because I am usually self contained, and don't show my feelings too much. It was a blast and good to see all my friends together. I will be ready for my next birthday, don 't you worry wifey! I'm very grateful to have the family and the friends that I do. Life up to this point has been awesome, could not have expected it would turned out soo great. Cheers to the next 40 years and what it will hold!
Enjoy the video, and please laugh at my expense. A great time, thanks everyone!
C.V. (40 YRS OLD and still usually act like a little kid…)
I got my IPhone4 a few days ago and have installed a few apps. The FaceBook App for the IPhone4 enables you to "check in" with your current location like the 4Square.com idea. Mine was working then it stopped, I tried a bunch of stuff. I tried turning off my IPhone, reinstalling the FaceBook application and so on. Finally I found a solution to the stupid problem.
What worked to fix FaceBook check in :
I'm down in Vegas for a few more days. We ended up hiking in Red Rock canyon, which is about 20 minutes from the Vegas strip. I recommend you checking out this beautiful place. There is more to Vegas than the damn strip LOL, no one seems to understand that. Not every person who lives in Vegas lives on the strip far from it, most like to be as far away from the strip as possible. Anyways I took some pictures and a video hiking in Red Rock Canyon, enjoy.
shot up car in the desert near Lone Mountain in North West Las Vegas
Rock quarry in the desert near Lone Mountain (close to my place).
Inside a sand stone rock formation at Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon cave
Amazing views here…
In the desert overlooking a rock quarry up the street from my condo…
more sand stone rock formations
Paul pointing at McDonalds, he's a hungry boy.
profile of a face at Red Rock Canyon, Vegas