Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I'm sure SOMEONE is looking at these. Oh well. More eye candy. And yes, my photos are better, and no, it's not because the camera I now have knows more. It's just a nicer tool, so I tend to have it WITH me more often. I enjoy the process of taking photos more now, so I spend more time doing it. :).

That is all.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


It almost feels like spring had somewhere else to be. The forecast for tomorrow is mid 20s. Thats Positive. And Celsius. Thanks for saying 'bye' winter. I was skiing literally days ago, and now it's t-shirts and slops. I was in SLOPS today. There is proof in the images to follow.

Just call it my "blue" period. Everyone has one.

On the boardwalk, just havin' some fun...

Seriously, this is how pink it was. Insane.

The ducks are back.

Creepy. And it's not even halloween.

That is all.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Well, this morning I found out that I got a PIXAR DUDE as my new mentor. Oh my WORD I'm excited. His name is Brett Corderre and he is totally brilliant! Did the Dory stuff where she talks to a whale. Amazing.

So, that's it.

I'm excited.

That's all.

Oh, did I mention its going to Rock?

That's it now. Seriously.

Friday, March 23, 2007

A new comic

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Nothing much

So, there hasn't been much going on with us, so there hasn't been much to write about. Spring is trying its hardest to come. I've even been outside with a T-shirt on, but shouldn't have as it was only +3, I stupidly thought the sunlight would make it warm.
We finally got our car washed, it had been a while, but there was so much slush around, it wasn't worth it. We also put it off because every time we went to the car wash there was a queue of about 15 cars. Yes we could have done it the old fashioned way I suppose.

A bunny, I almost stepped on him hiding in the snow.

We've just been to the shops, and I found Ceres. Yay. Will pay a lot for a little taste of home......
and then a one armed sales assistant (seriously, no arm from his shoulder on) asked if he could give us a hand. Hee hee.

So before I bore you all to death, that's it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Saturday, March 10, 2007


Check our little roomba do it's thing. Yay for Roomba.


At last, spring has sprung. Its 10 degrees outside. The snow has melted, which is very messy, but I can go outside in a T-shirt, I can wear tackies and not boots. I've turned the heat off. Yay! This is a very big deal for me. Andrew enjoys winter and thinks its just flown by, but I've had enough of it now. I'm not as crazy as the Canadians, I'm not quite in shorts, or sunbathing, or digging in the garden, but I am happy about it. I do plan on enjoying this summer and doing more with it than I did last summer now that I know how it flies.

Oh, and my first comic, based on something that happens EVERYday at least once. I refuse to feign a canadian accent for convenience. Sometimes this goes on for ages, depending on my stamina, time of day, need to eat etc.
Anyway, I call it "I say cast, you say tamAto"

Friday, March 09, 2007

Oldies but goodies

Well, because of blogger being a touch flaky, we have some photos from AGES ago that we haven't shared. Just going to put them all up here right now. Some are super old, others not so old. Oh well, enjoy.

Quaint Montreal.
New Years eve in Old Montreal. Millions of people.
Olympic Stadium. Apparently its the tallest leaning tower in the world. I guess thats a bit like being the biggest stupid idea in town.
Man were these frog blue. And this photo doesn't do them justice! But don't eat them. Dont even lick them. No princes, only death.
Porcupines that climb trees. Honestly. It wasn't just kids fooling around and being mean.
These are about the size of my hand. No wait, bigger. No, bigger than that!
We drank sake. Actually, we choked down sake trying to be cool, but it didn't really work. The vegetarian food was amazing though. Famous place which makes the tofu taste like beef and chicken and pork and stuff. Even me (a true meat eater) couldn't tell the difference. Awesome.
Interesting building in "the village". Not sure what it was though.
Biodome. Largest geodesic dome in the ... well, certainly in the area. Maybe even the world. It used to have plastic covers, but they burned off.

That is all.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Some Pics

So here are some of those pics Claire eluded to before.

The "condo" we stayed it. Very swish. Although, when you're on a skiing holiday, a place to put your head and tired knees (man, not unstraining on those joints) it doesn't really matter. Having a little satellite TV wasn't unwelcome though.

The general surrounds (of Cypress hills). It gets a little more "pine-tree-y" closer to the ski slopes though.Cypress Hills

The main lift and orderly queue (line-up if you are local)

SnowBoarding Bits and Bobs. Yes, people just leave there hugely expensive stuff just leaning against the poles while they eat lunch, go to the loo, etc. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they just left it here overnight.

A teenie tiny. This is his SECOND year skiing. We know this because we rode the lift with him and his dad. He asked us if we believe in God. Cute, no?
And now, for your general viewing pleasure, some other random shots of random stuff.

Ice. I think its hoar frost, although it just looks mad and crazy and cool. Its like glass and paper.
A fence. And some more frost.

I just loved the whimsy and colour.

Black and white trees. This is in Cypress Hills too, actually.

This is what formed on our window overnight. Its actually the outside pane of a double-glazed window, so about 1 minute after taking this shot the whole beautiful thing had become water droplets again. Talk about fleeting beauty.
Birds on a ... well, there might be a wire taped to the top of the wall. You don't know!

That is all.

Close to real-life shopping experience

Monday, March 05, 2007


So this weekend, we decided we needed to get away from Moose Jaw and on the spur of the moment decided to go skiing! Yay, very exciting! We've been meaning to go for ages. Our closest ski slope is just into Alberta, about 4 hours away. So into little, blue bug and off we went!

First, some photo's:

Us on the ski lift, me forcing myself to overcome my fear of heights

Andrew skiing, well stopped. He has become Canadian as far as temperature is concerned, it was 2 degrees and he kept saying how hot he was.....

Me skiing. Looking like the beginner that I am, but actually doing it!

The ski lift. See how high?? How brave am I.

Now some humour. Some of the slopes use a T-bar instead of a lift. Those of you who have skied will know what it is, but basically an upside down T made of metal that you lean against while holding the middle pole and it pulls you up the slope. Easy right? So first time, the operator at the bottom explained this and warned that whatever we did, not to sit as it has a spring in it and we would fall. Two seconds later, the bar comes we move about 5cm, I suddenly feel like I should sit, I do, and Andrew and I are sprawled on the floor skis everywhere. To make it worse I just couldn't get up, and kept slipping all over. Anyway, finally got up and managed to go all the way up. I in fact managed about 6 times in a row. After lunch Andrew wanted to take some photos, so I went back to the T-bar on my own. No problem, I'm a pro at this now. I kept thinking to myself, don't sit, keep your legs straight, don't sit, don't sit. The bar comes, cool metal bar pressing against my thighs the reflex to sit again, I do and again sprawl myself all over the place.

The rest of the day was great. I couldn't be more pleased that we decided to go, mostly because unlike snowboarding, I could actually do it. It was such fun, I can't wait to go again. I am very stiff and bruised today, but it was totally worth it!

That's all from me, I'm sure Andrew will have some more photos soon.