Sunday, March 04, 2007


Yeah for board games... I've been becoming an addict. Here we are playing Carcasonne - I'm blue... I don't think I did that well.

Wow! I just realized how long it has been since I've written. I suppose my life hasn't exactly produced any blog worthy moments. We found Lowville Park and went for a short walk after getting lost trying to find it. Its the same and different than I remember it. The general store which used to sell stuff like jewelry, quilts and candles is now a fancy-smancy bistro (that charges $2.25 for 3/4 of a small cup of not particularly distinguished coffee) and the 3rd bridge is missing. We didn't think to bring toboggens - but the hill was looking pretty cool. I'd forgotten that there was an old school house and a bunch of sport fields there. Anywho - nice to get a bit of a bop out of the city. It turns out that after we left my parents independently decided to go for a drive and the fact that we didn't see each other is a small miracle.

Anywho... its time to play with my calculator and do my taxes. I think I'm one of the few folks who still does it by hand, but it really isn't that complicated at this point in my life....

So farewell...

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Thoughts Meander Like a River

Just around the bend there is another eye-kind view
Although from where we stand, it is hard to see where to
Our thoughts meander like a river
Until our brains begin to quiver
But I don't mind, because I walk this trail with you

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Friday, January 19, 2007

The Things You Don't Know

I was complaining of my need to post other people's photographs the other day, when Gabe insisted that I must have some left from our trip out east. He was right and wrong. I've actually posted more pictures from out east than he thinks - the problem is that Blogger was undergoing a blog eating phase about when I came back and starting posting - so a lot of them didn't come up. In actual fact, I did not take that many pictures and the bulk of them were taken on 3 occassions - St. Martin's, Fundy Park and Halifax. So, although the count is around 130 photos for the trip, many of them are a bit on the repetitive side and quite of few of them aren't really that great. Gabe should have some pictures of the evening we spent with Char and Andrea - I'll see if I can get them up here soon. So, I do have a few left, but I'm hoping to get out on a hike this weekend and take some new ones too.

My big excitement for the day is a pot of soup burbling joyously on the stove filled with tomatoes, zuucchini, green onions and corn. I'm looking forward to eating it at supper. Beyond that, I have been working on my proposal and collecting papers for my Masters. Not really an exciting day, but a cosy one.

Oh.... and about the things you don't know - I don't know them either - but what you don't know can kill you. Take climate change - in spite of tonnes of research - there still isn't any irrevokable proof that CO2 is the major cause. Myself I can't really say what I agree with, lacking time to read up thoroughly and knowledge to judge the conflicting scientific views critically. I do know that the recent weather has me wondering - and I prefer erring on the side of caution in general. I guess the flip side is that even if we did know all the details of what was going on with our planet and all the mechanisms - it still might kill us or not... I guess only time will tell depending on our actions.



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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Paddling in Calm Waters - and movie recomendations

After the last few stressful weeks, Gabe and I decided that we needed to go on a date (to celebrate increased sleep rations and all that). We went to Failte - an Irish Pub near Square One with a fairly standardly priced menu including a tempting selection of pub favorites, pizza and then some nicer stuff. The food was good (the fries unusally so) although I would not have called the servings overly generous, there was more than enough to fill us up. I had a stuffed chicken breast and Gabe has Salmon - I got fries, he got salad - which we each ate half of. The only down side is because we went there later in the evening - they had the hockey game up fairly loud. However, it probably would have been cool, if we hadn't been aiming at a romantic dinner. Then we went to see the Pursuit of Happyness [sic]. Will Smith and his son were fantastic. The movie was really well done, and while maybe the take home message equates happiness with money - I think thats an oversimplication. It was weird seeing Will Smith look so old and ungoofy, but I was impressed. I think I might just buy this one when it comes out on DVD (high praise from me). I think among its best points is that it made the concept of poverty for normal, well intentioned people, far more real to me. How it impacts your ability have choices, the stress of fearing bills and no support system to fall back on. An interesting and related Toronto Star article "War on Poverty" compliments this topic well. Actually, the Star has been running a series on Poverty lately, many of which are superb.

Not much other news. Watch for an upcoming series of old photograph taken by my gradparents. My grandfather has offered to work with me to tell the stories behind some of the pictures- like the one above. Sometimes - the sorries may appear as comments and sometimes they may appear as edits to the original post - which I'll put back links to in new posts so you'll know to check them again. This picture - I think will require some explaining, however, you'll have to wait for it later - not the elk?? Caribou?? swimming in the water.

I'll leave you in suspense for now...



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Friday, January 05, 2007

The look of boing

I'm not sure what Gabe was doing when I took the picture - but he does have an entertaining look upon his face. I couldn't help but post.

I have just recieved official go ahead to switch to the new version of blogger. Hopefully, it won't result in catastrophe, but Geoff has tested it and says he didn't have any problems which is a good omen.


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Monday, January 01, 2007

Hiking in Fundy

Here is Gabe and his sister after a 15 km hike in Fundy. I made it, although admittedly I've been in better shape. However, I've been working on my fitness over the holiday and hope to be ready for a busy outdoor summer including long hours of field work and some good hiking.

We are off to my grandparents for supper - the first time having all of us together for a long time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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