Archive - August, 2005
Alright, so this will be one of my dumber posts, if there's such a thing! OK, so I get home from work today and I get my mail. I start shuffling through it when I find a post card addressed to me.... IN MY HANDWRITING!!! Immediately I assumed I must have sent it a long time ago when I was visiting another city or country because I had some more mail in my hand that was blocking the left side of the card. So I reveal the left side and it's a post card from a new Dentist's office down the street. Obviously they are going through the phone book and handwriting cards. But it freaked me out! Seriously... I could not distinguish the writing from my own.... and I know I didn't write it! Attached is the post card with a sticky note that I just wrote on and stuck to it on the left. When I wrote on the sticky note, I just scribbled out my address quickly, not trying to make it match. If I tried to write it a little neater, it would be an exact match! I think I might go down to that dentist's office and say "hi" to my right hand's long lost twin....
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OK... so I covered devil sticking. Right. Time to move on. Last week my Mom, Aunt & Nana came over to visit my cousin 80 & myself, and Jen. We BBQ'ed up a storm, preparing them chicken, pork tenderloin, grilled pineapple, grilled mango, grilled zucchini, and more! All grilled of course. The next day (Thursday), I went back to Windsor with them. A close friend of the family, one of our neighbours, is very sick right now. Out of nowhere she came down with what seems to be a strain of e.coli. She's currently fighting for her life in the intensive care unit in the hospital. I really hope she can hang in there and beat it!
So, I was in Windsor and had a good time. It was the weekend of the Tecumseh Cornfest... always a good time! I saw tons of people I haven't seen in 10+ years! Jen came down on Saturday so we could drive back together on Sunday. She lucked out at the car rental office and her reserved "compact car" turned out to be a Mustang convertible! What a sweet right back it was! We had some company for the ride back.... a couple little yorkies (or part yorkie atleast). We were transporting them from a woman down near Windsor to a foster home near Cambridge, and then back to my place. That's right.... we're fostering another. She's a really sweetie and I was to keep her. I guess I better get an application in. She's 8 years old, and part yorkie, part silky terrier. We think. She's a bit bigger then your average yorkie... weighing in at just over 15 lbs. Her and my cat seem to get along fine and are the same size. Her name is Kristy but she doesn't really respond to it. I think it was changed. She responds to Trixie just as well so I think we'll call her that from now on :)
Anyway, I'll get a pic of her up sometime soon. I hope you're all doing well. Until next update... Cheers!
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----- 08.17.2005 --------
On Saturday, Jen & I went to see "Deuce Bigalow, European Gigilo". It was hilarious! Stupid? Of course! But funny as hell! The puns they use are outrageous! I think my favorite it is prosti-dude... aka man-whore :) On Sunday night I went over to Jen's and we BBQ'ed up on her roof. The weather is AWESOME lately! Don't get me wrong.... I love summer.... but July was a little hot for my liking. In fact, it was so hot I never made it out on my blades! (Sure Rob.... tell yourself whatever you need to....). What else is new? Oh ya... on Sunday, "Nikita" came over to Jen's. Nikita is a little 9 year old yorkie rescue looking to find a home. We're toying with the idea of taking her in, but haven't come to any conclusions yet. I guess we'll know by the weekend!
Well, I finally made it out for a blade tonight! Only 6.9 KM, but it was my best AVG speed yet: 15.3 KM/H. I'll increase that by the end of the season now that it's cooling down. Speaking of the end of the season, I have almost 350 KM's to go to meet my 2005 goal!!!! Will I make it?!?! I really don't know but I'm going to try really hard to! I think I might stop going to the gym for a month or two to focus on blading instead. I could really use the cardio anyway! Anyway, I better get going. I hope you're all doing really well.... things are pretty rockin' with me lately. Work is especially good... I'm up to my eyeballs in a new project that has a ton of new technology to learn. And new toys!!! I'm like a kid in a candy shop with our new blade center & SAN coming in :) I can almost smell the new hardware... OK... talk to yall later!
----- 08.11.2005 --------
On an unrelated topic, I've finally added the missing pictures to my Camping pictures from July in Algonquin. I've been putting it off for too long so I finally dusted off my keyboard and did something about it. Speaking of dusting off my keyboard, what I really want to do is get Longhorn (aka Windows "Vista") Beta up and running. However, I only have one machine and I really don't want a beta box as my production box. Sure, backups are useful and all.... but I just can't be bothered at home! And I have WAY too many pictures I'd risk losing because I wouldn't back them up often enough. So, maybe I'll pick up a cheap bare-bones box? I've seen some cheapies on Tiger Direct that would fit the build. Add a graphics card and voila! A decent system for under $500. That's the other part though.... coughing up the dough! Oh well.... sooner or later I'll get it going. Can you say "VMWare"? I think that's what I should be doing... getting it running virtually. But I think it's too much of a resource pig for that. OK, I'm starting to blabber. That means it's past my bed time! Until next update... later!
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Wait a sec.... I almost forgot another highlight of last weekend! Jen got my some devil sticks that I can light on fire as an early birthday present! Below is a picture of my trying them for the first time on fire. Click on the picture for a VIDEO of my trying the devil sticks on fire, in the dark for the first time. What a rush! I can't wait to practice up and do it some more! Hopefully I can post some more pics or footage once I get better. Or maybe some good burn pictures! ENJOY THE VIDEO
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