A blog by Grant Stephens

My Pride

So on a blog, especially mine, I get to show off a little bit, I think, so here goes...
For those of you that don't know what that means, click on it, then admire my picture on the website as the exhibition of the day for the 8th of this month. To me that is kinda cool.
Be Proud

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The Great Outdoors

So for those of you (Does anybody even read this thing- no matter) that don't know me- I spent a very large potion of this last year indoors. On Saturday I went and did some truly outdoors type stuff, to be precise, mountain biking at Groenkloof nature reserve in Pretoria. Wow, we live on a beautiful planet. The trees were green and the sky was blue- what more could you ask for.
Now at this point you asking what my point is and to be perfectly honest I don't really know. I sort of just letting this happen. What I do know is that I love it. I am intensely keen on having an office that had green stuff in it one day and that my view will be of something green and not just city scapes.
This takes me to the point that there are fewer and fewer places left on the planet that are unimpeded by the human race. Taking a picture of a sunset of mountain range is easy but ensuring that there are no antennae or cable lines in the shot has become the real art. Naturally our friend photoshop can help us out and remove these items but the reality is that our planet is not as pretty as it possibly could be.
So now I have stated that the planet is pretty and in the next paragraph stated that it isn't so, where to from here? Well as I see it we either head further and further into the wild to find places that man hasn't affected or we have to make a decision to try to make everything as pretty as we can so it can try to compete with nature. Naturally it will loose the battle but at least we're fighting it.
On the original point, not that there was one, I truly think that some form of outdoor activity is very good for the soul. I can go and state that it is like going back to our ground roots and getting in touch with out ancestors and stuff but that may just sound a bit too hippyish, so I won't. I will say that you should try it with and open mind and you might be surprised. You could even scrap the activity part and just be outdoors, although just being is an activity in my book anyway.
Anyways, that was all over the place... just like outdoors...
Be Green

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Bloggers Block

So one inevitably comes to that time when the cursor starts to blink and no letters are appearing. Sometimes one has something to say and just forgets or doesn't know how to put it into words. On other occasions one thinks that the words will spontaneously start to appear and the blog post will be awesome.
Don't get me wrong, this may or may not be a post about nothing in particular besides the inability to blog but the point stands what does one write about when one has nothing in particular to say. It is also particularly frustrating when one thought of stuff to write about while it was happening and the the cursor is suddenly blinking at you and you have no clue how to stop it.
It is actually kinda teasing... it just blinks and blinks, can constant reminder that there is no input coming from the keyboard. One might be interested to note that the cursor does stop blinking while the keys are being pressed which kinda just proves the teasing point.
Anyways, referring to people as one is annoying and I will thus revert to you.
Don't blink

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Campus Balls

Campus Balls
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So after a recent formal event at which the table decorations were "beautified" using glitter people may have decided that it was funny to try to get it on each other. It is now a week later and I'm still finding glitter everywhere. Last night this lead to a good friend of mine, Gareth, saying the following:
"Glitter is the herpes of the decorating world."
I agree, not that I know anything about herpes, as my knowledge is based on what I've heard in movies and that is always accurate.

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Sunset Glass-Water Ski

Glass Ski

So this is another one from the river. Late afternoon, one of the last skis of the day and water like glass... ah, bliss. Can't wait to go for a ski- soon soon.
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Fighting Fire with Fire

So this all started with a late night random conversation with a friend. The idea has supposedly been tested on myth busters and that is that is it possible to extinguish a fire with sound waves. Now by using a bit of imagination the question can be asked: "What song would be the best to play to put the fire out.

My list looks as follows and is in no particular order:
1. Sean Kingston- Fire Burning
2. The Scissor Sisters- Fire with Fire
3. Katy Perry- Firework
4. Black Veil Brides- Set the World on Fire
5. Adele- Set Fire to the Rain
6. Billy Joel- We Didn't Start the Fire
7. Kings of Leon- Sex on Fire
8. Plush- Sky Fire
9. Johnny Cash- Ring of Fire
Saving the best for last and obvious choice to me is:
10. Plush- Damn the Fire

Anyways, by the looks of thing the fire fighting music shouldn't be a problem and everybody can break it down while doing it.
Be Cool!

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