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It’s been waaaaay too long since I posted anything, not a whole lot new going on. One thing to note is I’ve moved my photo collection to SmugMug so if you were previously following my flickr stream you might want to update any RSS readers.
I plan to get back to posting culinary experiments soon.
Originally uploaded by charsplat.
This evening I went over to Jeff & Anji’s place to give Jeff a hand taking some pictures of the new baby. This picture is my favorite I think, but this one also turned out really cool.
The rest of the images turned out good too, hopefully me and Jeff will get together often to take more of these kind of pictures.
So I’ve noticed lately the Calgary Herald has been pushing their dead tree news source pretty hard. Free copies at the C-Train stations, booth setup in the grocery store giving out cheapy deals and in the past 2 months I’ve had teens come by twice to offer a free week of the herald/national post. I’m guessing they’re getting desperate for dollars as the dead tree medium becomes more and more obsolete with the amount of news available on the net.
As I enter this I realize this isn’t a very profound discovery but I found it interesting so here it is.
Ok everyone must check this out. Cause it’s seriously awesome.
It’s been quite a while since I posted anything since I haven’t had much interesting going on lately.
Friday night after work we had a bowling party to celebrate the end of a great first quarter. The bowling event was super fun, when working at telvent I didn’t have alot of motivation to goto work events. But now that I’m at Replicon I figure I should make the effort to be involved, after bowling instead of having to take the train home I got a lift back to my car at the c-train station. When I got to my car I reached into my pocket and releaized that my money clip with all my CC’s, debit card, drivers license, prox card, and bus pass. So instead of a relaxing Friday night at home, I got to rush around to everywhere I’d been after work to try to see if it had been turned in unfortunately it hadn’t been. I phoned around to the guys I’d gotten rides with, one of them I got ahold of and he didn’t have it. The other I still haven’t heard back from so hopefully he has it so I can get my bus pass back. But since I wasn’t able to know for sure I got to spend Friday night cancelling all my cards.
Saturday morning I went and got a haircut, then hit the registries to get a replacement drivers license ordered. After that it was a trip to the bank to get a new bank card so I would again have the ability to pay for required items. The afternoon I spent futzing around the house, in the evening I headed out to the Roughnecks game, which we won taking over first in our division which was cool. I then swung by The Unicorn for Mike L birthday celebration. Which for some of us ended up at Kristy and Colin’s where we played Chronnaughts which is a totally fun time travel based card game.
Today I’m making some sun dried tomatoe bread and cleaning the house.
Originally uploaded by msroest.
Part 2 of yesterdays post, the morning after my Thai class I got up super early for our morning flight to Las Vegas through Vancouver. The first part of the flight to Vancouver was good cause we had the WestJet personal TV. It’s pretty cool that they provide for free everyone with their own little TV to watch instead of sticking everyone with whatever crappy movie they decide to show. We had a short layover in Vancouver which gave us all time to grab something to eat before boarding the flight to Sin City.
When we arrived in Vegas it was a little windy but with the desert sun out strong it was actually quite warm. After getting everyone’s bags together we hopped some cabs to our hotel Imperial Palace (which by the way is pretty much a dive as far as stirp hotels go, but it does have a good location and it’s cheap). After dropping off the bags Trev and I went and had some lunch at one of the infamous vegas Buffet’s, then we walked arround the strip for a while and checked out Harrahs, The Venetian, and Treasure Island. Everyon (all 12 of us) spent the first evening gambling, I played Blackjack and Texas Hold’em ending up $20 at the end of the night. The next day after sleeping in a bit, we spent the day walking around ending up drinking on the patio at Paris (which has the replica of the Eiffel Tour pictured above) people watching. After sitting for a while me and T took the long trek to the Rio to buy tickets for Penn & Teller. For the rest of the afternoon we walked around the mall at Ceasers (which is approximately the size of Market Mall if you take out the Bay, Toys R Us, and Zellers). In the evening the whole group went to a steak house at the Venetian for dinner. The Penn and Teller show after dinner was really cool, if you’re even in Vegas I suggest going to see it. Saturday was another day of walking around, I gambled some more and lost 80 bucks for a net total of being down 60. By Sunday we were all pretty much sick of the whole Vegas experience, but I did have a chance to toss 20 bucks in a slot machine and win back my 60 bucks I went down the night before.
I didn’t really take all that many pictures since I was more concerned with having a good time. Plus being a bit drunk most of the time I didn’t really want to be carying my expensive camera around where I may forget it. But the rest of my posted Vegas pictures are in this set.
Well it’s been quite some time (wow 17 days) since I last posted and quite a bit has happened. The new job is still going amazingly well, I’m having a great time with the work and the people are all really cool. That’s not saying I don’t miss the people I used to work with cause I do but I’m completely convinced that it was the right decision for me to make.
On Wednesday (the 15th) Deanne and I took the trek to SAIT Polytechnic for a night of Thai cooking instruction. As usual I arrived incredibly early so I had about 45 minutes to chat with the instructor and his helper while they were setting up. The teacher was really good, the night was full of laughs and really good food, the image I’ve attached is a sampling of the dishes that we made. Right in the center is Thai Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Sauce, which Deanne’s group made. In the bottom right hand corner is the Pad Thai (from scratch including the sauce) that the group I was in made, and in the back is a Thai Beef Salad. I don’t have a picture of the other 2 things that were made but they were Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk & Bananas in Coconut Cream. I don’t have all the recipes posted yet, once I do they’ll be available here.
I’m totally hooked on the classes at SAIT and I want to take a few more of them:
BAKE-139 — Introduction to Chocolate Making
BAKE-147 — Let’s Make Some Dough I
COOK-156 — I Love Italian
Anyone who’s interested in taking any of them with me just give me a shout, I think the next one that I’ll be doing is the Italian course. Cause I found out the same instructor who did the Thai class is doing that one, and he was really good.
Ok I’ll make a post about my vegas trip tomorrow cause this one has taken me quite long enough.
Saw this story posted on digg this morning.
You must go watch this movie of a dude playing the super mario bros theme on an 11 string bass guitar.
The first week of my new job has gone really good. I’ve been enjoying the work a whole lot, learning the ins and outs of the new code. I’m starting to understand the ASP.Net mode of working with web applications.
Taking the train downtown has been fairly good, the times I’ve been going down the train is fairly empty so it’s not too packed. I’ll have to see how I feel about it in a few months, but as far as I can tell right now I’m quite fine with taking it.
Last night was the Roughnecks second game of the season and it was totally pathetic. They got smacked by the expansion Minnesota Swarm, they played so bad it was really sad. Hopefully tonight in Edmonton we do a better job and lay the smack on the Rush.
Tonight is the second edition of The Smashening at Jeff’s house. Hopefully the pictures from this one turn out as cool as from number 1.