Monday, September 04, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
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In other news....I'm competing in a golf tournament in September with my work team. I've golfed once in my life, and that was a couple of weeks ago. But I'm not worried. I seem to have a natural talent at this game...no problem!
I am also very excited that Meghan and Amy are moving to Calgary very soon! I think the best part of that whole situation is that Amy is going to be living with 5 guys! Go Amy!
Also, the other day I was doing a worksite visit, and the supervisor's name was Dwayne Goretzky! He LOVES that that's his name too. Everyone else was introducing themselves by their first names only, and when it came to him he said "hi, I'm Dwayne Goretzky." I thought he was joking at first. I paused mid handshake and just looked at him in disbelief. That's my only good work story of the week.
That's pretty much it for now. Post comments.
Monday, July 17, 2006
This weekend was a very exciting weekend in Grande Prairie. Every year the city hosts an outdoor music festival/slow pitch tournament called Summer Slam. It lasts for three days with a bunch of different bands. This year the main event was Our Lady Peace. I've never been much of an OLP fan, but they did put on a good show. I also became a fan of Armchair Cynics. They're an Alberta band, from just a couple of hours away from GP. I've heard them on the radio lots and sang along with their music, but didn't really pay much attention to them; but they put on a really good show! I got to meet them too...the picure is below. I also saw Matt Mays, pretty good, but I unfortunately didn't know any of the songs.
Our Lady Peace came on stage, and I was right up front again when fears of last year's Billy Talent show catastrophe came creeping back. If you don't remember what happened, I was right up front for that show too, but little did I know there were a few thousand people behind me, who, once the music started, started pushing. I couldn't control which direction I faced or where I moved, so I had to crowd surf outta there! Definately one of the scariest moments of my life. Anyway, once the pushing started at OLP I quickly moved to the back, luckily there were not thousands of people behind me this time.
There were a couple of really cool moments of the concert. One was when Raine Maida asked for an iPod with a microphone to record a brand new song on. What he got instead was a little tape recorder with a separate microphone that a radio DJ brought. The second coolest part was when Raine ran through the crowd to the fence that separated the beer gardens and drank some guy's beer.
Definately an eventful night! I'm also looking forward to going to the Sam Roberts show in a couple of weeks. Here's some pics!
Me with the lead singer from Armchair Cynics.
This is Raine Maida in the middle of the crowd with some guy's beer.
Friday, June 23, 2006
So, I've decided to start training for a sprint triathlon. The difference between a sprint triathlon and a full triathlon are this: Sprint = 0.5 mile swim, Ironman = 2.5 mile swim; Sprint = 12 - 13 mile bike, Ironman = 112 mile bike; Sprint = 3 mile run, Ironman = 26 mile run. As you can see, there's quite a difference, but the sprint actually seems doable! Now, my original plan was to compete in the last Alberta sprint which is at the end of August, until I remembered the swim part. If any of you have ever seen me swim, you know that I don't so much swim as I do just slap my arms against the water and kick like I'm really trying to run as a means of getting to the other end of the pool. After thinking about that I decided to take a couple of lessons and aim for the first sprint of the year next year. We'll see how the training goes. The running won't be so bad, and I used to bike all the time, so getting back into it shouldn't be too hard either. However, I tried to do 12 miles on a stationary bike at the gym, and after 30 minutes of pedalling like crazy I had only gone about 5.5 miles! I think this bike is wrong! There's no way it can take that long... I remember a mile took no time at all!
Tasha is here for the summer! It's good to have a friend from home here. I've been showing Tasha what the GP club scene is like. er, I've been showing Tasha what the only dance bar in GP is like. Actually, she wanted to see cowboys, so we took her to a country bar where she wouldn't stop dancing with the cowboys! It was awesome. It also seems to be where all the good-looking, non-gross GP guys seem to be. If I was single and liked country music, I would be there all the time! Check out how crooked my mouth is in that pic! Holy Jean Chretien!
That's about all that's new for now. P.S. Can anyone tell me why my font won't change colour? It's purple on my draft, but not on the actual site!
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
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...it even tastes good....