Archive | March 2013

March 30 2013 Prepare the Death Ray! Errr.. Or whatever that is!

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Skiing is Awesome, I managed to get one last day in at Wentworth a few days before the season is supposed to end. It was a close thing too because one of my goals for this year was to go skiing at least 5 times this winter as I haven’t had much opportunity to ski these past few years. Today was my 5th time and so I am happy. In case you are actually wondering what this is, it is an attachment for the groomers that allows them to make  the half pipe. It is appropriately called a pipe cutter, and I have always thought looks rather intimidating, more like some torture implement created by a Bond villain.

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March 29 2013 The Twisted Fence

Grave

It was a beautiful day, though one where I did not do very much. I did go out for dinner and brought my camera with me. A few weeks ago this fence was apparently ripped apart but I always thought it looked pretty cool.

March 28 2013 The Airport Gateway

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I spent a lot of time at the airport today, dropped off some equipment to go onto a flight to sable island and then picked up some colleagues coming back from setting up our equipment out there.  I also met some friends who just returned from Cuba.  I love airports, I know sometimes they can be annoying and stressful places but they are also gateways to the rest of the world. You can walk into one and then a few hours later walk out of another half a world away. They always remind me in some ways how small our world has become.. at least until you look out the window.

 

March 27 2013 Food of the Dark

Mushroom

I have always loved Mushroom though I am not really sure why. For me taste seems to play a lesser role than texture for determining whether I enjoy something. For example I don’t eat tomato’s not because they taste bad but for some reason the texture just puts me off. Mushrooms seem like they should do the same but they do not and I am glad of this.

March 26 2013 Power Bulbs

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I started this evening with trying to do something which strictly speaking is a bad idea. I wanted to see if I could catch a picture of a spark when you connect the two connection points with a twist tie on a 9V battery (Very carefully without actually holding the twist tie in my hands). I was actually partly successful, but the pictures didn’t turn out so well so I took a picture of the lamp that was illuminating the scene instead.

March 25 2013 Cool Condensation

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A stir fry is always a good staple dish for me because it is easy and I think somewhat healthy for me. I was making one today and just thought the condensation that formed on the underside of the lid was pretty damn cool. 🙂

March 24 2013 Old Noise

Noise

Something odd happened in the summer that I never expected. My parents on a drive out to Halifax dropped off my old trumpet. I used to play it in grade 9 music before the program was cancelled. It was apparently sold to some of my Dad’s friends not long after I stopped playing but then just last year he bought it back. It is somewhat of an old and scratched instrument but I think it has character and perhaps one day I will learn to play it once again. Right now though I need to focus on the Violin!