Thursday, July 30, 2009

Does not compute

Posting has been light lately for a number of reasons. Reason number one is that we have been having a tropical heat wave here in Northern British Columbia and, as much as I feel a duty to satisfy my readership of 4 people, posting from an air mattress on the Lake is not as easy as it looks.

Reason number two is that my laptop is on the fritz. It's broken. It really sucks. Right now I am posting from work, shhh. I have a bazillion pictures that I want to show you of the awesome summer we've been having, plus I am acutely aware that I have not finished telling the gruesome tale of the college's Hellscape-Neverending-Daymare Field School of Satan. Don't worry, it's brewing, and once I can access my pictures it will be unleashed upon the interwebs.

At the moment I am waiting for a new battery and power cord for my laptop to arrive in the mail. As neither of mine work, I am obviously unable to turn it on and everything that is on there is trapped in the limbo of computer-memory-storage-land and will not see light of day until my shit arrives. Not being able to access my documents and pictures, and my inability to sit with my laptop, feel its radiant warmth....let's just say I've developed an eye twitch and I've been spending way too much time with the toaster.


While I was surfing the interwebs this afternoon I came across a most exciting new development, one that has the potential to become a regular installment of my daily timewasting routine. You may have already experienced the ridiculously epic entertainment value that FAILblog has to offer. (Not to mention the incredibly valuable public service they provide). If you haven't, I suggest you click the link to your right and get yourself some educations.

What is this new development you speak of? It is none other than a new blog by the good people at FAIL entitled 'emails from crazy people'. Catchy right? Well, I just got my daily ab workout from reading the first few posts and I can tell you, it is worth getting busted by your boss for sluffing off on the web at work, so GET TO IT PEOPLE.

That is all.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I has a windoooooooww!

On the way home from New Aiyansh after a busy day of frolicking.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Activities - Waterfall Edition

Saturday night Dave and I and a few friends decided to check out a waterfall near the Extew River. It was a hefty drive down an old logging road, but once we were there it was only a short (but steep!) hike to the falls.

We brought Zoe out on a hike for the first time, (we've always been wary that she'd disappear never to return), and she did marvelously, although she promptly fell asleep for the night once we got back to the vehicle!

Kieran - Always ready for a sudden bear attack.

Kieran - "Wait, you've never shot a rifle before?!"

This is the very bottom, where the waterfall lands.

photo courtesy of Heather Roberts

There was so much spray we might as well have gone swimming.

Photo courtesy of Heather Roberts

Photo courtesy of Heather Roberts

Somebuddy's tie-tie...
Photo courtesy of Heather Roberts

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Activities

Dave's first catch, a little trout! He was out fishing with friends for the evening and I was at home writing a paper when he called to say that he was going to cook dinner (at 10pm) and we were eating fresh trout. I would have to admit that it wasn't exactly a full meal, especially shared between us, but it made for a good evening nibble.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Canada Day Bliss

Aaaaah, Canada Day. The celebration of our world domination, safety from our Southern enemies, emancipation from our British overlords, peace and shared prosperity between the English, the French, and the Natives...well, maybe not exactly. But still, a fun party.
We went to the old-timey, fun-time, log-cabin-and-mounted-buffalo-head heritage park for some celebrations.