Spam!

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No, I’m definitely not talking about that canned meat, I’m never had it, and I certainly never want to try it. Besides, I’ve seen people use it as a table cleaner or something like that on tv.

No, this is about the kind of spam that we get online. No nutritional value, just as dumb though. I checked my WordPress account this morning, and I had 5 spam comments, which I got rid of. It’s the most I think I’ve gotten so far, so should I say I’m getting spam famous? :P

I kind of laughed, one of the comments that I deleted was about not using bold and italics enough and to watch a 4 minute video, yeah, like I’m going to be doing that (there’s bold for you :P)

So my question today, does everyone out there get a lot of spam comments they have to delete? Or are some actually legitimate that somehow they get placed in there?

Back To The Books

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No, I’m no talking about going back to school with this. Another title I could have used for this could have been ‘Back to The Real Books’

Because as you know (if you’ve been reading my limited number of posts on here) that I’ve been reading a lot of comic books lately, and I’m not saying that comics aren’t real books, I’m talking about book books, you know, the kind without pictures?

Since I’ve been caught up with DC Comic’s New 52, that’s what I’ve been reading. Right now, I’m all caught  up basically. So what does that mean? Well let’s just say that I have a good number of books that I have, that have not been read yet. I know their only around 25 dollars or so, but good books aren’t that cheap. I mean sure, you can find great books in bargain bins and sale sections, but then you look at the other books on the shelves, take it off the shelf to read to the description on the back, and you think it’s such an amazing book that you want to read it, and then you look down to see how much it is is, and back on the shelf it goes. There are so many books that I want to get. I’m always looking in the clearance/sale sections first, and then go towards the shelves.

So many good books, but the price. I mean if it’s really good then I mean 25 dollars doesn’t seem like a lot. I just want to get a good amount for my money, know what I mean? (Hopefully you do)

I don’t really like to buy things online (I don’t have a credit card so I’ve been using those visa gift cards, neat little things they are) but for books I’ve been using this site called http://bookcloseouts.com which I think it’s amazing. They don’t have a super huge selection like amazon, but you can find some amazing finds, and I think the prices are great.

Yesterday, I started reading Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker. I’m not on chapter 3 yet but I am really liking this since it’s just setting everything up and I can’t wait to see what will happen. Plus, it somehow connects with The Circle Series, which is crazy because he has so many books that connect with it, sometimes hard to figure things out. I’m not going to even start with that, think it deserves its on post.

To be honest, at first I was never really a fun of suspense books and that, and I believe my first book diving into books like that was Ted Dekker’s Thr3e which was a great read. Then I was also reading Frank Peretti as well. I’ve read one book by Randy Alcorn,, not in the same category, but still an amazing book.

I really like reading C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia is one of my favourite series, with the Circle Series in the same group. I happened to have gotten a copy of The Screwtape Letters for free when I was away at college and the library at the school had a table with free books. it was Lewis. It was free so I took it. So amazing. More about books later, I honestly do want to get of here and continue reading.

Hey look! another one of these blog post site thingies and NaNaWriMo Day #8

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Hey, Look! another post. Oh wait! It’s a whole new blog! Can you believe it?

Because I can! (Well I better believe it because I made it :P)

Now you’re probably thinking, why should I bother looking at another one of these blog things?

And to answer that, I have no idea. You can read it, you can not read it, it’s not up to me to decide of you read it or not because I can’t make you read it. This is me just rambling on and on, and on, and on, and on, and you get the point :P

I’ve been actually debating about doing this for the last little while, share my voice with the rest of the world. (would you  really want to read it since you can’t hear my voice on hear?)

Well this is just a very super cool introduction for myself.

  • I’m John
  • I’m Canadian
  • I’m Christian
  • So yes, I automatically like Tim Hortons
  • No, I don’t drink coffee *le gasp*
  • But I eat poutine
  • I like art
  • I’m currently listening to Mat Kearney’s City of Black and White album while I’m typing this
  • I’m a picture taker (Canon rebel T2i)
  • I like music a lot (Ido really like mat Kearney and the above album is seriously so amazing)
  • I’m so into movies
  • I’m a tea person
  • I also like hot chocolate
  • I’m getting back into comic books (thanks to a reboot, but that will probably be saved for another blog post)
  • Oh, and I’m 26 if I hadn’t mentioned it before :P
  • I like going through thrift stores (one reason for starting this, so you know there will be a post about this
  • There will be more, but you get the basic picture

So there, you get a basic idea of who(that would be me) will be writing these blog posts that you will be reading and hopefully enjoying, or you know I could be putting these online for the world to see and if anyone doesn’t see them, well, that’s not my problem.

So, Let’s talk about the other portion of this title – NaNoWriMo!

If you don’t know what it is, then you should definitely check out http://www.nanowrimo.org

In a nutshell, it’s basically to see if you can write a 50,000 word noel in a month. Crazy? I know!, that’s why I’m doing it again this year :D (I totally failed last year, so not happening again). It’s day number 8 of NaNoWriMo and I’m currently at 12,874 words. Yes It’s hectic and everything, but I kinda like that about this (if you want to check out my profile thing on there my screen name is CanadianJohn, so not original :P)

and to fellow NaNoWriMoers, good luck!