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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Unopened Letter to the World

Hey gang

Well i am back..sort of

Dealing with it, it sucks sometimes especially when you really care about someone, someone who you love being around. But we chatted lots last night, i think we are gonna get along a-ok. These things just take time. Last thing i wanted to do was go to Japan and have things between me and Kimberly be terrible.

So how is everyone? I have a BIG announcement! Last Thursday afternoon i recieved an e-mail from the NOVA office in Toronto and it read like this:

Dear Mr. Hawley,

Nova Group is happy to inform you that as the Certificate of Eligibility process is underway, your departure date has been determined. Please read the following outline carefully as it contains important information regarding your flight arrangements and the next steps in the process of preparing to work in Japan with Nova Group. A reservation has been made for you on the Group flight as follows

Departing Canada on: 1/9/2007
Arriving in Japan on: 1/10/2007 at Narita International Airport, Tokyo

While it is not imperative that you arrive on the group flight, it is recommended. Teachers arriving on the group flight are met at the airport by Nova Foreign Personnel staff. Nova Group covers onward travel and luggage delivery costs and the Nova Staff will assist you to your apartment in Japan. If you prefer to make your own flight arrangements, you must first contact the Toronto recruiting staff before confirming any details. Please also be aware teachers not arriving on the group flight are not met and all expenses incurred are the teacher’s responsibility. Any alternative arrangements to arrive Japan must still be made for the arrival date and airport as indicated above.

Heavy eh? Looking forward to it.
Well went to go see Guns and Roses the other night in Halifax, it was fun as a friend of mine got me a backstage pass. I did not meet GnR, but i saw the Trews, the Suicide Girls (Who were ummmm...s0mething else...i am never gonna look at a riding crop the same one ever again.. ) and the Trailer Park Boys were around as well. It was a fun show, a local back whom i cannot remember the name of opened the show, The Suicide Girls did their thing, which was funny because a lady by me bitched and bitched because she had her kid with her, i told her but you let him listen to Guns N Roses!?!?!?!?!!? GnR took the stage at 11:30 and proceeded to rock the house down playing lots of oldies. It bothered me for a second hearing November Rain, but i was pretty caught up in the excitement of see GnR...well sort of GnR and the Trailer Park Boys joined them for a reendition of Liquor and Whores...lots of fun and I did not get back in good ol Middleton till 4:00 in the morning. Ran into my Old Buddy Bullen the other day at Mount Saint Vincent, it was nice that we sat dpown and chatted for awhile about stuff, well old times in the good ol Tower. It is funny when the topics get onto people that we have no recollection of whatever the hell happened to them. I also made a sidetrip to Eastern Passage and checked out all kinds of ol stuff, drove by our old house and saw my old Q104 stickers still in the window as well as the shed Dad built still standing tall in the backyard. Yes the Axemen lost to Laval, i have not heard the end of it either, of well always next year.
Well i have a doctors appointment for 3:30 this afternoon, went to outpatients the other day and they really didn't do anything for me. So i have an appointment with my doctor this afternoon. I think i have a case of Bronchitis (I am not a smoker!) What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an obstructive pulmonary disorder characterized by inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs. It is common in habitual tobacco smokers and residents of polluted cities. Like many disorders, bronchitis can be acute (short-term), or chronic (long-lasting). Chronic bronchitis is defined clinically as a persistent cough that produces sputum matter that is coughed up from the respiratory tract, for at least three months in two consecutive years the period can be longer but may not be.Chronic bronchitis is predominantly caused by smoking, and has also been linked to pneumoconiosis, excessive alcohol consumption and exposure to cold and draught.
Yep..wanna get rid of this one!
So i have been going back to the gym here in Middleton, i am going to pick up a student pass aka a monthly pass so i can go work out, i have dropped 6 pounds and i would like my body to look a little better. Although i hear there is an urban legend that Japanese women like bigger men. Dunno about that one...
Anyways, i am going to have my shower, feed the doggies, go downtown, go to my appointment and then go to work. I am going to grab a copy of Superman Returns and Clerks 2 from work, hopefully someone who i still think is really cool will wanna watch them with me.

Have a good one folks!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Hey bloggeronies

It had to happen sooner or later i guess, me and Kimberly broke up yesterday. It really sucks. Why? She had her reasons. All day yesterday i avoided coming home because i could so sense that things are different, even right now as i am typing this and she dumped me yesterday. I guess i am not cut out for this boyfriend business. Only once have i ever been the dumper in all the relationships i have ever had. I dunno... just really sucks to be me right now rambling on and on and on and on like i always do with my longwinded old blogs. What was the first thing i did last night afterwards? Went to Blair's place and we got hammered, but that doesn't change anything as i woke up this morning at 7 and i felt just like yesterday, unwelcome and cold. Sometimes i wonder if i am cut out for this world for it is always the same old stuff year after year, again i dunno. I am out of this frickin province in less than six weeks according to schedule so that like i have said before will be cool to some people. I care but i don't but yet i do. Oh well i will blog again when i feel like it.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The World Is Full Of Boredom

Hey there bloggeronies! Long time eh? Well what has Old Man Robb been up to? Waiting for an answer from Nova Japan, i am to wait till the week of the 20th to the 25th and if i have yet to hear anything to give them a dingle. Well it was a weekend. What did i do? I purchased the new Sloan album, Never Hear The End of It. I like it lots, a friend of mine found it too self-indulgent and thought it was one of their worst albums, but lots of people want all bands to sound the same on every album and do not want to see experimentation. I also picked up the DVd of the 1980 cult classic Mother's Day from work...it is different and definitly not everyone's cup of tea, but i have liked it ever since we rented it on beta back in the g0od ol 80s, i always got a charge out of the two killers in the movie along with their demented mother who is a sight to behold with her crossed-eyes, neckbrace and train-wreck fashion sense. I went to see some Acadia basketball on Friday night, a double header with the girls/ guys which Acadia narrowly lost in the men's game to SMU. I worked all day Saturday and Sunday for a combined 16 hrs. It was a quiet ol house on both those days for i drove Kimberly to Kentville on Friday afternoon so that she could catch a ride home. I picked her up last night and we are going to go see SAw 3 tomorrow night at the Zedex. I like her lots, but i know that i drive her up the wall. It will be weird once i am gone to Japan. Somedays i know i am like i do not wanna leave family, friends, the dogs and Kimberly behind here in NS, but other days i find i become moody behind my smile and i just wish i was gone and out of site for awhile. Some people say that they know me but how can they when they don’t know me at all?!?!?!? Somedays i feel that i do hard work and it is just not appreciated by anyone, especially people who think i am just some kind of rejected goof, but soon i will be gone and in a different time zone and they can go fuck themselves. Never thought i would see the day where the Archies are lipsynicing the SEX PISTOLS?!?!?!?!!?!?!?! Yeah Saturday was strange, being home and sitting in Dad's chair and watching Hockey Night in Canada. Watched the Habs lose to the Leafs and i felt like that little brat in that cartoon The Hockey Sweater. How's about those football Axemen!?!?!?!?!? I was at work so i missed it, but they are off to Laval where they will face a tough team. Well my old Jeep is history as it sold yesterday, what was funny is that someone else thought it was their's??!?!? Just like they think alot of other stuff around here is their's for some odd weird and wonderful reason. Come to think of it i did enjoy the quiet around here for most of the weekend, although i missed a certain person and thought it was very quiet without some other people around, there was a certain person that i don't think i would have missed at all this past weekend. My advice to that one person is GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER!!! Now that i have all that out of my system, i wanna burger like THIS!!! Need to bun off some energy, wonder if it is time to join the gym again? I like food though, it is like JAck Black said to the kid in School of Rock, "I Like To Eat" However maybe i should join, ware myself out a bit. Hey last week i showed Kimberly Blackbelt Jones and the Party Animal and lived to tell the tale! What a double-feature!!! Oh yeah..less than a week to go and on Monday i get to see...................... GUN's N' F'N Roses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait! Anyways folks that is all for now, have a good one!

PS- Goober Patrol: Easy Life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Robert Reid Hawley FAQ!!!

I figured it was only a matter of time before i did this....


The dreaded....

The Robert Reid Hawely FAQ!!!
Oh and for the dummies...FAQ is an acronym for Frequently Asked Questions. It is also sometimes used as the singular Frequently Asked Question (Although when was the last time you heard only one question?). Some have called it Frequently Answered Questions as well. This isn't necessarily correct, but it isn't necessarily wrong either. It effectively has the same meaning. A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers) is referred to as a FAQ list or FAQ article. Sometimes the term FAQ itself is used to refer to the article - as an example, I refer to this article as a FAQ about FAQs. The term FAQ has a meaning of its own that could almost qualify it as a word of its own. Sometimes, FAQs are full of answers.

Here is my very own

1) What is your full name? My name is Robert Reid Hawley. Sometimes i am known as
Old Man Robb, Robbo, Robbie, Robert (My Mother calls me that most often) as well as countless other names..some nice, some not so nice.

2) Where were you born? Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
3) When? Ask theroberthawleyexperience@hotmail.com
4) Do you have any siblings? Two brothers, one sister.
5) Where do you live? Middleton, Nova Scotia..soon to be Tokyo, Japan sometime in January of 2007.
6) Do you have any pets? Yes..2 Shitzu's names Gizzy and Maggie, they are Father and Daughter and they are ages 5 and 2.
7) Do you have nieces and nephews? A few..5 nieces, 1 nephew.
8) Where did you graduate from high school? West Kings District High School in 1992-93.
9) Where did you go to University? Acadia University
10) Did you graduate? Yes in 2002-03 and again in 2004-05
11) Didn't you go to Mount Allison University? Yes in 2003-04
12) Didn't you go to Cole Harbour District High School? Yes in 1988-89
13) Didn't you go to Kingstec Community College? Yes in 1995-96
14) What jobs have you done? Oh brother...
a) Smitty's Pancake House: May 1989-August 1989
b) Cole Harbour Place: July 1989- Febuary 1990
c) Bragg Communications: July 1991-September 1996
d) Kingston Arena: September 1991-September 1996
e) Mama Sofia Pizzeria: September 1993- January 1995
f) Ultramar: September 1996-March 1997
g) Pharmasave: March 1997- July 1997
h) The Store Formerly Known as Andrews: June 1997- NOW
15) Why the long dragged out high school career? Man i learned shit...esp in CHDHS, i still think teachers waste too much time on seeing who is trying to skip and who is in the hallway and not enough time prepping kids for post-secondary education.
16) Why only one year at Kingstec? Morons don't know talent, proved wrong later.
17) Why only one year at Mount Allison? Again another place where teaching was for the birds, liked living there though. Missed the stuff i was used to at Acadia like the library open late, the nightlife and not having to wait till 11:30 to eat breakfest on Saturdays and Sundays.
18) Where did you live at Acadia? Crowell Tower from 1998-2003. The Tower is now closed as of 2006-07 and is probably targeted for termination :(
19) Where did you live at Mount Allison? Harper Hall
20) Why are you going to Japan? No one here is smart enough to give me a job or they are worried i am going to take their job. Let's just say i am a wee bit bitter. They say you need experience to have experience, so here i go!
21) Who is your favorite hockey team? The Montreal Canadiens and the Acadia Axemen
22) Didn't you have a College Radio Show? Yes, it was called "Assume The Position" and it was named after a comment in the movie, "National Lampoon's Animal House" Me and a friend named Ghislan debuted the show on Radio Acadia in 2000-01. However TED McGINLEY
screwed it up and as a result the station was off the air before the end of 2001-02. However at CHMA at Mount Allison in 2003-04 the show was revived as a single man show starring me and drew really good ratings. I would love to revive it one day...
23) What are you favorite movies? B horror movies, comedies and action. Maybe a drama once in a blue moon. Love old school slashers like Friday The 13th, Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
24) Who is your favorite band? Tie- The Beach Boys and the Ramones- my favorite kind of music is punk, rock, old school metal and some oldies.
25) Do you hate country music? With a passion.
26) Any other hates? Ketchup on eggs and Kraft Dinner..seriously i have to leave the room. Tuna and processed cheese..yuck! White guys who think they are black, bums, people who loiter where i work, people who talk a good game and do shit in life, lazyness.
27) Who is your super duper coolest friend in this whole wide world? Kimberly..nothing sweeter!
28) Any others? Lots of friends everywhere! Hard to keep up with everyone!
29) Favorite beer? Keith's, Colt 45 is a sentimental favorite
30) Most inspirational person? My Dad...i miss him very much.
31) Fav TV Shows? Lots in the 70s and 80s- loved Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Dallas, A-Team. Of Course Sat morning stuff, Sat morning WWF and HNIC- today is all reality shows and CRAP
32) Do you hate rap? AS bad as country
33) A typical Robb morning? Wake up, make coffee, read the news on the computer, wake Kimberly, read the newspaper, walk the dogs, do errands and then work.
34) Do you love Acadia sports? Absolutely? Win or lose i am there if i can make it.
35) Favorite Hockey Player? Guy Lafleur, would have loved to have been alive to see Bobby Orr in his prime.
36) You met Wayne Gretzky? Yes, me and my brother waited a good hour for him to emerge from the back of the Northlands Coliseum in 1982 after a game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Rockies. Wayne had a mullet and a fur coat and was a really nice guy.
37) Your first rock concert? Alice Cooper..sometime in the 80s
38) Why can't you usually keep a GF? Their fault, not mine...JK! I think some bad match-ups, some bad choices in women, but now i am happy, my first GF in awhile and i like her lots!
39) Best family trip ever? Coming back from Edmonton to Nova Scotia and driving through the States in the summer of 1983. Everyone was there and got along.
40) Worst moments? Losing Dad was up there, ummm..whenever i lost a dog. As a kid i did not understand that they aged 7 yrs every birthday..silly me. I did have a best buddy i did everything with and then one day we stopped hanging out and i seemed to never forgive him for it and what made it worse is that no one else saw the bad in it but me. Silly stuff, maybe someday i write emo songs about it...LOL..my 2nd year at WK was terrible due to me being hurt by something stupid that was my fault as i realized later that what bugged me was pretty worthless.
41) Best moments? Hanging with Dad, doing family stuff like going on trips, hockey games, even a family trip to the Flea Market was an adventure back in the day. Ummm..graduating from Acadia was an awesome moment as i did not attend my high school graduation, my old junior high school in Eastern Passage stopped doing graduation my year. So it was my first and someone who said i was untalented was there right almost in the front row!!! And when i was returning my grad robe there was another person walking up the road from back in the WK days who said i was talentless..well well well. Another moment would be getting my marks when i returned to Acadia in 2004-05 and realizing when you have good teaching, you will do well. Lots of good memories, friends. Lots of good times in Tower as well.
42) What was the name of your old junior high school? Eastern Passage Junior High, i attended it from 1983-84 and finished it in 1987-88. The building is now an elementary school. I was kind of a nerd. Like other schools i attended, the potential was there for an academic breakout, my Dad always thought the potential was there, but no one believed it, esp me and well...lots of my teachers. I became shy, but yet the class clown at the same time. I always liked a good quip, comment or doing something silly. I think kids today have no imagination, yet back in the day we had no satellite tv, no advanced video games, internet and computer stuff and had to make do and make our own fun. We used our imagination and that was the difference. By the way i still think i was elected class president in the 8th grade for a joke.
43) You were always involved in school weren't ya? Well i could never stand still. High School saw me in the school play, school choir, winter carnaval committee, school mascot (I was a lion) yearbook committee, statistican, i taped the hockey and basketball games, i was the PA announcer at the hockey games, i was in drama, the outdoors club, business club and i played lacrosse and was on the wrestling team, i stopped playing hockey at the end of grade 9 when i realized...ummmm...i sucked.
44) University involvement? Ummmm...radio show, floor representative on student council, tour guide, history club, sociology club, the beer club (A real promotion by Molson in 2001..honest) to name but a few....
45) Why did you take 2005 off? To look after Dad. To relax i mean i have been in school all of my life with the exception of a combined 7 years! And i wanted to work on my future, i mulled offers from other schools including Fort Kent and a few others.
46) How is your Mom? Good..awesome
47) What is your future? Go to Japan, pay off student loan and eventually return to prove to people i can work, possibly take their job and to hang out with Kimberly.
48) Why is your blog so big! I can talk alot and i have lots to talk about!
49) Ok...worst movie ever? Zombie Lake..never finished it..and i have tried!
50) Why so many questions? I can talk...and blog!

Monday, November 06, 2006


Hey bloggeronies! What is a happening? Long time eh? Well what have i been up to? Well well well... i spent most of the weekend with the NHL Legends of Hockey! I was at work on Saturday and my brother called me and told me he was in a bit of a pickle because he needed a driver to get these guys to the arena, so i left the store formerly known as Andrew's and went to the Slumber Party Massacre Inn (Or whatever it is called) and escorted these guys to the arena. From then we drove to a fellow's house who had one of the largest collections of hockey stuff i had ever seen! He even had dolls of the Hanson Brothers from Slapshot..the greatest hockey movie ever frickin made!!! From there we went back to Wolfville and to the Anvil!!! Yes Old Man Robb escorted Chris Nilan and Dave Schultz to one of my favorite old stomping grounds! We stayed, had a couple of pops and left. A friend of mine thought i had guys from the mob with me and i had to tell him...ummm no, told him who they were and he so did not believe me! Went to the Axemen- UPEI game Saturday night and man that was one of the most boring hockey games i had ever seen in that arena! Looked like everyone was skating in mud! Yesterday's Legends Vs The Axemen game was cool, then i got to drive The Hammer to the airport which was fun as well as getting to meet guys like Butch Goring, Rick Middleton, Dale Hawerchcuk and Dennis Vial. The Axemen football team won it's semi-final game against Mount A, well i guess it was a closer game then anyone anticipated and now the finals are going to be the Axemen Vs SMU. I wish i could go, but i have to work on Saturday. I do think however that i am going to go to the basketball game Vs SMU at 8:00 Friday night.
I really missed my buddy Kimberly on Saturday/ Sunday...nothing is as cool as hanging with someone who makes ya feel awesome.
Well not too long till Frickn GUNS N ROSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is it? 14 more days!!!!
MY old buddy Bullen sent me some pics the other day...not really all too sure why, but of someone i used to hang with a bit and we had a falling out, conrats to her. However it is not someone i really wanna talk to. Forgive and forget? Sure i forgive..forget? Never never never, oh i think our wires got crossed somewhere and alot of confusion, but i have better things to think about nowadays and other stuff of much more importance that to fret over some stupid old memory. Besides i have my super duper coolest friend in the world and that is all i need!!!
I finally heard back from Nova Japan on November 1st, all is going well with my application and they will be determining departure dates within the next 3-4 weeks and they promised to e-mail me with the details once the departure times are set. So the week of the 19th to the 25th hopefully they will message me with the details. Am i nervous? Sure i am! I am going to be in a totally different culture, it is a small time Valley boy going to a HUGE City, going to be living with people i have never met in a small apartment and teaching a whole different culture English! So i am nervous, but i am proud i guess that i went out and did something and recieved thise opportunity in the first place. I mean if people sit around on their ass all damn day then opportunities as well as life is going to pass them by, sorry but that is the frickin truth. You cannot bitch, wine and moan about yout placement in life and just be all talk, talk, talk the people who get stuff are the people who go out and work for it. Would i have gotten the chance to go to Japan by sitting on my fat ass? Fuck no! I had to work at it, make phone calls, inquries, get a passport done, have a background check done, get needles. All kinds of stuff. I now have to go shopping and buy some suits and ties and get that done so i can look good while i am there. And remember i have to be there 6 months or so before i can have my first vacation and come home for 10-12 days.
And i will miss my super duper buddy.
Martin Scorsese's version of Sesame Street...rocks!!!
So Saddam is gonna hang huh? Just in time for the election too! This is so Bush, the oil industry puppet can reinforce his case for the war in Iraq, something that like some 60% of all Americans are all against. So silly, and so turning into another Vietnam. Saddam hanging does not solve the challenges that the Americans face in Iraq, according to the Associated Press as of
November 4th, 2006, at least 2,828 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003. The British military has reported 120 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, six; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Romania, one death each.
Such a friggin waste if you ask me.
Maybe John Kerry should give more speeches...
"You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq,"
Ouch! Inspirational stuff!
Anywho i have stuff to do, laundry and then working at 6:00...have a good one!

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