Monday, January 10, 2011

Running stats




So this was my first run. Not too impressive.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Missed adventure

Bad time management really. I missed my running yesterday. My fault really, I had meant to go running on my lunch break when I could've, instead I sat around on my couch and watched movies. After work I was just too busy with family stuff in the evening, taking my daughter to basketball and rushing around, that by the time I got home at 11 o'clock and it was really too late to be going running when you're supposed to work at 6:30 in the morning. Today I'm going to do a better job with it. I'm going to try and make it out on my lunch break it and get a couple runs done and hopefully that'll get me back on track.



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The running man

So I've decided to run in a marathon with my best buddy Scott @ www.scottrussell.com

I'm starting my training running in the snow, thank you Canada. I did 3km test run yesterday and I'm heading out for a night run. Wish me luck!




Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Madness and loans

I traded in my Suzuki Grand Vitara for an XL7. I figure the seven seat SUV is about as big as I'll ever need. It ends up costing me about the same, since I got a better interest rate, but will add an extra year onto my loan payments. All and all my monthly payments end up about the same.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pain is weakness leaving your body!

On my fourth day of 100 push-ups & 2nd day of 100 crunches. Added 100 body weight squats today. Fighting old age tooth and nail!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Coaching again

I have agreed to coach an Atom girls basketball team that my daughter Daniella is gonna play on.
It's been a few years since I have coached so I'm looking forward to doing it again.
I'm not sure how it will all work with 10-11 year old girls. There is lots to teach at that age and some very real limits to what they are capable of running. I hope that with some work we can get them to be fairly well rounded players.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Big Yard

So me and my wife, Julia, went to the play "Big Yard" last night. It's a Jamaican comedy staring Oliver Samuels. Samuels is considered the Jamaican Bill Cosby. All around a pretty good time, although I didn't understand all of the humour in the show. Julia really enjoyed sharing it with me and we got to see the new theater in Brampton.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Still no good burn!

So I'm trying out silkscreen printing t-shirts as a hobby. I bought a kit from an art store last year and I'm now attemting to put an image on the screen. I'm using a method called photo emulsion. It uses a chemical, emulsion, that hardens under sunlight to 'burn' an image into the screen. Basically the area that gets light on it drys and the area that do not get light on them stay wet and can be washed out to leave an image on the screen.

So I printed the image on a transparency sheet and then taped the transparency on the emulsion coated screen and then placed it under a bright light. Unfortunately either the light wasn't bright enough or I didn't leave it long enough. The result was that too much of the emulsion rinsed off the screen so I can not print a clean image and have to start again. I did do a couple of test prints with my kids though and that was fun for them.

Oh well, try it again this weekend

Friday, August 21, 2009

Dental Surgery day 2

So my recovery from the surgery seems to be going well. I'm not too sore, but I'm gonna take my meds and ice to keep the swelling down.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wisdom gone...

So I had my wisdom teeth removed today. My mouth is all numb from the anaesthetic and filled with gauze, so I know speak like Marlon Brando in the godfather. Kinda sounds like I'm drunk I guess.

This is my after pictures.

I've had a lot of bleeding, I hope it stops soon.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Brilliant Ideas but no follow through

I'm full of ideas, particularly small business ideas. I come up with good stuff and listen and read about how to market and organize, but then when it's time to make it happen I just don't follow through.

I have to complete some of my projects and move forward with them. I just seem to be willing to settle into getting home and doing nothing.

I tell you I want to do more with myself and I'm jealous of those who do.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My first T-shirt project

So I bought this book 'Save This Shirt' last year. It's and instruction book on how to make T-shirts into better items such as: fitted T-shirt, bag, skirt, etc.

Well I've read it a few times now and my cousin in-law Kerriann has even made a bag. This weekend I'm starting my first project from it. Gonna try making a bag.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rain, rain go away.

Well I play in NBA 3on3 event every year with some guys from Seneca College, where I assistant coached for two years. It's today and it seems like every year I sign up for this thing and it rains like crazy.

Sucks real bad since I have to plan time off work and trade shifts to be here. Making special arrangements and spending the day in my car is not my idea of a good time.

Good to see those guys again though.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Starting a Website

So I've been wanting to get back into having a basketball based website for awhile now. Well I've spent the last month or so listening to small business start-up entrepreneur podcasts. I have found some useful websites, particularly www.Microsoftofficelive.com

At Microsoftofficelive.com you can use all the office products online and save files, but I am more interested that I can register a website name and build a site at officelive. I'm very excited and am gonna try this.