Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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
Saturday, September 5, 2009
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
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This is my after pictures.
I've had a lot of bleeding, I hope it stops soon.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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
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
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
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.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Been a having a tough week. Cracked a tooth and have to go get it removed. Not looking forward to it.
I am working on this Canada Day holiday which kinda sucks, but the overtime pay for it really helps.
I've been keeping busy though. Won my men's league championship game at Hoopdome, took the kids to Canada's Wonderland and two Blue Jays games over the last week.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I couldn't make it overseas to Scotland for the funeral. It will be strange next time I visit there. Her home is the only place I remember visiting my dad's family there.
I hope all my cousins, uncles and aunts deal with her passing well. We continue to be a testament to the effect that her life has had on all of us.
Rest In Peace Gran
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I haven't been able to get to the gym either, but I'm still pretty sore from earlier this week. I am coaching Daniella's basketball team tonight so it looks unlikely that I will get into the gym.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I have to go into my work tomorrow and see my manager about my education plan. I want to do some university courses and finish my degree. After that I have to take the info down to city hall, I work for the city, and get it processed.
Really down with my new car, 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara. I bought the demo car right off the lot with 30000 kms on it and now I already have to get the brakes done after only 6000 kms. It's really frustrating.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Other than that I went for massage today, which helps with the muscle pain, and bought Singstar microphones for Julia (wifie) to use with her ABBA Singstar game that the kids gave her for her birthday!
So today was my first workout day and I got in some cardio and weights, more tomorrow to get in a grove.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
So starting tomorrow I'm on holiday for a week. I'm not going anywhere for the week, sadly I don't have enough money saved to really vacation. My wife's birthday is tomorrow and I need to figure out a gift for her in the next 24hrs.
During my week off I'm planning on hitting the gym and diet and try to drop some weight while getting into a workout routine. My youngest daughter goes to kindergarten in the afternoon so after I drop my oldest daughter at her school bus in the morning I'm going to head to the YMCA and get in a solid 2hr workout.
I'm looking to have a Biggest loser week 1. I'll track my food all week and see if I can get into summer shape by the end of May.
Gonna be a painful week, wish me luck!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The good news is that I have finally gotten in contact with my aunts, uncles and cousins via e-mail and facebook. This is pretty exciting for me because all of my extended family on my fathers side live in the United Kingdom and this is the first time that I have tried to contact them.
So now I have people to get to know and connect with. So my conclusion is that my Grandmother has brought us all together, gotta be impressed with that. I hope to visit everyone soon.
I hope she stays healthy and comfortable in her new place.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I'm getting back into the gym again, but not as often as I'd like, only once or twice a week for about a half-hour. I hope to start running again as the weather improves and also ride my bike to work weather permitting.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
As for the dealership. Well they have been rude to both and especially my wife since we bought the car. We went there obviously upset about having to pay for repairs on our new vehicle and instead of just dealing with the fact that we were upset they basically insulted us and attempted to make us feel petty. They were so terrible with their softskills that they really insulted my wife and now we are gonna take our service business to another dealership. All around let down with warrantees, especially for tires.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I was listening to the radio about issues with wifi in the city and realized that it's been a long time since I even went into the city. These are issues that don't even effect me, kinda liberating but also kinda depressing. Now I'm really seperated from a lot of interesting things. Just joe suburb now.
Oh well maybe I'll get a lawnmower with a nice big attachment.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
It makes me even more interested in getting back into some coaching, I figure I can make enough time for one basketball thing next year. I was listening to a podcast last week about taking advantage of every basketball opportunity that comes ones way, it really applies to all things. I'm really gonna look around and focus on seizing opportunities that are around me. I think I like being busy better than being idle anyhow.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Apparently the team we lost to was one of the champs from last year. I am on a team of guys who all signed up individually, so we don't even know each other. I figure that as we get used to playing together we will get more easy baskets. I figure that I missed about three shots I should have made, so I should be able to score about 14 a game if I get into better shape.
Outside of that I saw all the old crew from Hoopdome, which goes down as the favourite job I've ever had. My old boss, Ted, was there. My young buddy Eylon is back from playing pro in Israel, which I thought was pretty cool A lot of the other guys that work there I know from when they used to just play there, now they are employees.
Anyhow it's fun to go back down to the Hoopdome each week. Hopefully next week will be a win for my team!
Friday, February 27, 2009
I work all this weekend and that kinda sucks, but such is life.
This Sunday I start playing basketball in the Hoopdome mens league. I'm looking forward to it. It's been over a year since I played in any leagues. I'm hoping to get back into a few basketball things this year.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I really want to go to Scotland, but if I don't have enough to do that I want to at least go somewhere and enjoy it.
Maybe I'll go to Boston and see the Celtics and visit the friends I made lst summer that live on Martha's Vineyard. Or I'll go to Montreal or Ottawa and enjoy the museums and stuff there.
What I won't do is just hang out at home. I will go somewhere!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
My new shift starts February 16th and sadly I didn't get any weekend days off, but I get Tuesday and Wednesday. Because of the change-over on shifts and family day holiday I will get four days in a row off.
A four day weekend in a warm week. Nice!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
They have been a frustration all season long, losing important games and really needing some personnel changes. Hopefully those happen soon.
Friday, January 30, 2009
It was Robbie Burns day on January 25th and being Scottish I am always excited about the worlds most famous poet's birthday. So I've been reading up on the bards life and exploits as well as his poems. A lot of works for guy who died at 37.
I think I'm going to buy a biography about his life and read it through to pass the time during this long cold winter.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I guess everyone goes through this, but I will say that I am looking for inspiration at this point in the year. Just need something that will kick me into gear!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Makes it hard to get into a schedule routine, except for working. Hoping to start going out with the family a bit to enjoy my evenings.
Went to see my glorious world champion Boston Celtics beat the Raptors on Sunday and had a great time. Celts won last night too.
Just working on another snowy day today.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I have high hopes that this schedule will really fit me and my family's needs and wants.
So far I've had trouble sleeping when I'm supposed to an doing anything constructive with my new spare time.
Well hopefully I get my body on schedule and get to enjoy my new evenings off.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
The future of communication is clearly mobile. With the rise of mobile phones with internet and WI-FI ipods and walkman the role of the internet has really changed. Now web pages will need to be mobile friendly to better reach a customer that expects as much. I hope to figure out some programming for mobile web and possibly make a business out of that.