Tuesday, April 24, 2007

another missed opportunity

I'm starting to think that this Jack Layton thing isn't meant to be.

My company's annual symposium took place yesterday and today. We deal with health technology and one of the themes of this year's symposium was health policy.
Anyway...it was being held at a downtown hotel that apparently didn't have access to their air conditioning system over the weekend as well as yesterday. Unfortunately, it was unseasonably warm, thus the temperature in the meeting rooms was pretty much unbearable.
The reception was held on the 26th floor...which has a lovely view of the city due to its panoramic windows. Hmmm...hot sun, no air conditioning...not a good thing. The reception started around 5. By 5:45 I couldn't stand the heat anymore, had seen the posters and figured I was ok to leave.

Apparently I left half an hour too early.
Who showed up to hear what the evening's speaker had to say but Jack Layton.

So, it either isn't meant to be or this is just a frustrating lead up to a glorious event.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

i know it sounds like i'm bragging...

...but this weekend has just been beautiful. Sunny skies. No humidity. 20 degree temperatures...love it.
Though, I discovered that I'm going to need a pair of running shorts, a hat and likely a cooler shirt to run in. I guess that ain't so bad though...
I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.

Go Flames GO.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


The sun is out. There are people sitting on patios. The wind doesn't chill.
Spring is finally here and it is supposed to hit 20 degrees on the weekend.
Love it.

Go Flames Go.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Ok, so I haven't actually been watching this season of Survivor. But I hear there was a wonderful fellow by the name of "Dreamz" that was a delight to watch. As this post has a little to do with dreams, I thought it would make a good title.

Anyway...my run yesterday was rough. It was kind of cold and it felt like I was running through sand or something like that. So when I got home, I mentioned to Jordan that it felt like I was in one of those dreams where you have to run away but you just don't seem to be going anywhere. He told me he was not familiar with that kind of dream. I was a little shocked...I thought the "running but can't go fast" dream was one that everyone had...along with the "flying as if swimming through the air" dream. Maybe we don't all have those dreams.

So tell me...am I the freak or is he? I can't be the only one with the running dream...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

oh dear

At least 1 player showed up this evening. Unfortunately, it barely even looks that way on the scoreboard because everyone is playing so horribly in front of him. Good effort Kipper. Hopefully the rest of your team can make you look a little better on Sunday.

It's just so hard to watch. Regardless...Go Flames Go.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

what would you do?

I'm sure most of you have heard about the cruise ship that sank off the coast of Greece. What I didn't read at first was this story: link.

What caught my attention the most was the girl talking about how she punched someone out for a life jacket and how in her opinion, the 40 year old man should clearly have volunteered to give his up for a 17 year old.

I'm not sure how I feel about that. Firstly, maybe the 17 year old can swim and the 40 year old can't. Maybe the 40 year old is a father and doesn't want his child to grow up without their father. Maybe he should give it up because he has had 40 years of life as opposed to only 17. Which life has more value? Can we possibly make that call?

Would I have punched someone in a fight to get their life jacket? I'm not sure.
Would I have bragged about it to the CBC? Absolutely not.

Monday, April 09, 2007

workin' easter monday

Number of people (other than the driver) on the bus when I got on this morning: 0
Number of people on the bus halfway to work: 1 (that person being me)
Number of people on the bus when I got off at work: 3
Time displayed on my computer when I turned it on at work: 7:20 am

Gotta love how dead the city is when pretty much everyone works for the government.

Saturday, April 07, 2007


I woke up this morning to a few centimeters of snow. I'm not impressed. The poor birds don't seem to know what to do and I really don't blame them. There is snow, it is overcast and the wind chill is -12. I just don't get it.
I'm really hoping that the gym isn't busy today and that I can do more than half an hour on the treadmill. I'm not sure I can handle running in this garbage...

On a completely unrelated note: Go Flames Go. I sincerely hope that Edmonton doesn't choose tonight to finally get their stuff together. Let's hope my mum (who will be at the game) brings good luck.

update: i ended up running outside and it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. luckily the wind didn't pick up too much. i think it would have been much worse if it had. go flames go (and go nashville...though it really does seem like colorado just doesn't lose)