Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The job that I've applied for at the northern health authority is for a support person just like at NorATek and their starting wage is $23/hr. That's quite the jump in wages.
Anyways, I'm off to get supper going and clean up a bit. I hope everyone is doing well stress-wise it being exam time and the Christmas season.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I'm going to send this picture to my cousins from Hawaii who will be coming to visit in January. They haven't ever seen snow in real life...just on tv and pictures. I'm hoping this picture scares them and gets them excited at the same time.
Monday, December 04, 2006
The new Camp Morice website is up and running. I decided to keep track of the amount of time it took me to get this version of the site up and running and move all the info from the previous site. It took me 42.25 hours to migrate everything and create the 48 webpages that make up the current site. Just in case anyone was interested, if we were to have contrated a Prince George web design company to do the site it would have costed about $7350. So, I'm pretty happy that we can have a $7000 site running for Camp Morice without actually having to pay for it.
I actually really enjoyed making the website and finding cool new ways of doing things (especially the private use page and the code to show bigger versions of each picture). I might even consider designing web site for a living. It certainly would be a fun job with lots of variety and I would be able to choose my own hours (to an extent). The web is constantly evolving and new technologies are always emerging which means that I'd be constantly learning new things. After 6 years of university I've found that I really like learning new things...it's kinda become a way of life. So, that's where I'm at right now...considering going into business for myself and becoming a web designer. Who knows what will happen.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy the site. I'd like to encourage everyone to consider being a Camp Morice sponsor...we really need some support and you get at least a free t-shirt for becoming a sponsor!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I got these fortunes in a fortune cookie the other day and thought they were awesome. I only wish they would come true!
So I guess I've got a few new things to let everyone know about. First, I'm done teaching the Dreamweaver course and I was asked to teach a Flash animation course in March. Should be fun, but it won't keep me busy enough to make a living. For now, I'm house sitting at Tyler and Flo's house while they're in Cuba and I'll soon be taking care of Saveria and Marcio's house while they are in Brazil for a month. It's going to be a holiday season of house sitting. The new Camp Morice website is almost done and it will be launching this Friday December 1st, so be sure to check it out.
There's not too much else going on right now. You'd think I'd update my blog a little more often since I've got some free time, but alas it hasn't been happening. I'll try and put some things up a little more often (and that's a genuine try...I'm not just saying that).
Monday, October 30, 2006
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I saw some Canadian geese today flying over head in a perfect V formation. Pretty cool. I listened to them as they flew over head. Did you know that the lead goose is completely silent and the other geese are yelling to cheer him (or her) on? He's the one breaking the wind for all the rest. Pretty cool. I also heard that geese mate for life....which is an interesting characteristic as well.
One of the things I learned from my trip to Europe is that almost everyone "works to live" instead of "living to work" as most North American's do. I would really like to have a nice job and work hard and all that jazz, but I don't want to be one of those people that puts in 60 hours a week and doesn't have time to hang out with friends, exercise, or just relax. I really like it out here at Camp Morice....it makes it pretty easy to relax and enjoy life.
Did you know that the area of BC is the same as Germany, France, and the Netherlands combined? Ya. And BC is actually 75% mountaneous which meens that 75% of it is 1000m above sea level. How crazy is that! Lastly, out of all of Canada's land mass....BC only represents 10.2% of it. Nuts!
Anyways, I'm off to bed. Kids are coming out to camp early tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I spent the day working on the Italia slideshow which is rendering as we speak. I hope to work on Germany, Czech, Ireland, and Scotland tomorrow if I can.
Anyways, I'm off to do some camp chores.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Anyways, take a look at some of these pictures....I think their pretty cool.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Anyways, we’re just driving back down that ridiculous hill and I’m getting a bit car sick, so I better stop for now. I’ll take a look and see what I should post for pictures.
I have some pictures...but the computer I'm on is free and does not allow me to attach my jumpdrive, so I'll have to post the pics later...
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Ok, so I’m going to start off telling you about our last day with Roberta and Brian. We left the bed and breakfast and headed downtown to meet Claire at the
I have been taking lots of pictures though. I got a message from my laptop the other day to say that I was running out of disk space….who knew pictures would take up so much space. But, I managed to find a bunch of things that I could delete in order to free up some space.
Anyways, after the
After that we went to one of the streets that only pedestrians can go on and walked a long ways down to try and find a good place to eat. On the way, we came across some very interesting pub names. Take a look below to see a collage of some of the pictures.
The haggis was actually quite good….I would definitely eat it again.
After lunch we departed company with Claire since she had a train to catch back to her house, but it was really great to see her again and see how she’s enjoying her life here in
The rest of the day was rather uneventful other than the fact that we ate, drank, and had a good time downtown before heading back to the bed and breakfast to watch an episode of Lost before going to bed. It was a pretty productive day I think.
Oh, ya…and I have a video from when we were in
Friday, September 15, 2006
Ok, I’m writing the rest of this from our bed and breakfast in Edinburgh.
I’ve got a few pictures from Ireland when we went to some old ruins and the Guinness Brewery and then a couple pictures from our trip to the Queen’s Palace and the Edinburgh Castle. One thing that I noticed about things here is that most things cost about the same number as it would in Canada except it’s in pounds instead of dollars….so really, everything costs about twice as much. But, I guess it doesn’t really mater that much…I’m here to have a good time.
We’re heading out in about 20 minutes to head downtown to meet up with my friend Claire who lives here in Edinburgh and is a nurse. I haven’t really seen her since highschool, so it will be great to chat with her and catch up on old times.
Anyways, the four of us bought a pass yesterday that lets us into the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh Castle, and the Royal Yacht. It also came with a 2 day bus pass to ride the tour busses at any time during the day…we’re allowed to get on and off wherever there is a normal bus stop. It cost 34 pounds, but we already made up for the cost yesterday from the Palace, Castle and bus rides, so the visit to the Yacht is pretty much free.
Anyways, we need to go soon, so I better finish up. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Anyways, after we went to the internet café we went to a Chinese Garden and Stud Farm…I know it’s a weird combination but there you go. The garden was very nice and I’ve got a few pictures below from when we were there. The first one is just a picture of me that I thought was cool, the second is a picture of me running to try and get into the picture after hitting the timer on the camera, and the third is a picture of all of us in a rock igloo kinda thing…you can see a woman who walked into the picture and then realized we were taking a picture on a timer and quickly jumped back out of the picture.
After the gardens we went and got a Starbucks coffee and headed to the airport to pick up Brian….his plane arrived on time and we didn’t thanks to a bit of a traffic jam…but we picked him up and headed back to Naas (where Jenn lives) so that Brian could have a shower and we could make some supper. After we got the roast in the oven we took off to a traditional Catholic Irish mass (which was only 30 min long) and then came back to have some supper (and some Guinness for me).
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Anyways, today was a super long driving day, but I think it was a productive day none the less. We drove from the east coast to the west coast to try and catch a ferry to Aran Island, but it took longer than we thought to get to the ferries so we missed the ferry. But, all was not lost…there was a road nearby that follows the coast line south and brings you to the Cliffs of Moher (see pictures below). These cliffs were amazing! I was really impressed….they’re the kind of cliffs that you would see on a postcard or in a movie like Lord of the Rings. We also got to see a lot of the Irish countryside which is littered with small farms, sheep, cows, and pastures separated by fences made from stones. It was really cool to see.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Here’s a link to the boat tour.
After the caves, we went to Maggie’s grandma’s house in the countryside for a traditional Czech meal. It was really great. The house she lived in was over 100 years old (she’s 80 and is still living on her own). Later that night we met with some of Maggie’s friends at a pub and had some drinks. They were pretty nice guys and both were good at English…Michal was a bit more talkative though. We slept in a bit the next day and then went to downtown Brno to see a few cool things that Maggie wanted to show us. A lot of the downtown monuments were under repair, so we didn’t get to see them as they should be. But, then we went shopping and Tony (in his usual fashion) bought 2 pairs of shoes within the first hour. The first pair are a sweet pair of leather yellow/black Dockers that I wouldn’t mind wearing, and the second pair is a pretty amazing pair of blue and white Adidas volleyball shoes that make you feel like you’re a star player. I bought a really nice blue Lowe Alpine jacket that has a lifetime warrantee on the zippers and integrity of the fabric. I paid the equivalent of $70 for the jacket and I’m pretty sure it would have cost me about $130 in Canada at Coast Mountain. We went to lunch at Maggie’s aunt’s fitness center/restaurant and got to play some squash after lunch as well, so Tony got a chance to try out his new court shoes. Maggie’s aunt thought we were pretty good for beginners. After lunch we went shopping again in a big mall that was downtown, but Tony and I didn’t really find anything really exciting there.
We had a really great supper at Maggie’s house that night and got to meet her notorious brother who really does talk more than she does. He has also studied English and was very articulate. He told us that if we come back he’d love to arrange a hike in to see some other caves that his friend knows about….I thought that would be really cool because it would be more remote and less of a “tourist trap.”
Today we went to Prague for the day before we caught a flight to Dublin. It’s a very beautiful city with lots to see downtown. There are tons of historical attractions and several places to see some breathtaking views of the city. I was pretty happy with what we accomplished for the day…we probably walked about 10 km’s during the day. Below are some pictures.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
OK, let me catch you up to speed for what’s happened over the last couple days. Yesterday, we went to a mass in Wiesenfelt (Julie’s dad’s hometown) that was at the tennis/beach volleyball tournament. The tournament is called the CAN-Cup and it’s in memory of three young ladies who were from Wiesenfelt who died in a car crash on their way to the disco in
Anyways, I writing this on the plane while flying to
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Here's a link to the video:
Next, I have some pictures from the last couple days.
#1 Me standing next to a maple tree that was planted in Pflochsbach last year when I was here with 20 other Canadians for World Youth Day.
#2 Julie's dad pouring me a beer for a BBQ we were having that afternoon. Pretty good stuff.
#3 We went for a drive to a castle in Julie's parents convertable (it's an Opel). She was pretty sure she'd be cold, so she wore here winter jacket. I'm wearing my new North Face jacket that I bought in Nunberg.
#4 A great picture of the Castle in Mespelbrun. You could pretty much take this picture and use it as a postcard. It actually looks exactly like the postcard that I bought.
#5 This is a great shot of Julie's dad and his tennis partner during a game. I'm pretty happy with my camera...