Saturday, October 20, 2007

My new knitting project

Inspired by smoothie hats that JKBN was knitting, I want to get starting on my next knitting project, Dawn. Only problem is that if I start now I will be done in about July. I really wanted to finish Anouk, but now that the baby I was knitting it for is about a year....(I think I have a problem).

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

An evening with AG...for $150

So I spent last night listening to Al Gore present his "inconvenient truth" about global warming live at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary. It was essentially exactly like the film with a few more Canadian twists. I was pretty pissed off that I spent $150 to see what I had already watched on a free movie pass, then I remembered I got the ticket for the live show free too...phew, thanks U of C. Fortunately, there are enough people in Calgary that will only listen to the Climate Change debate if it costs them $150. The show was sold out. It must be important if it's that expensive...right? Well, the anti-global warming protesters outside didn't think so....(I couldn't find actual Calgary protesters but you get the idea!). Please read the book or see the film if you haven't already I think it's worth it:)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Spring has sprung

It's been nearly three weeks since I last posted. Wow, time flies after day light savings time starts. I just never seem to be home anymore. Spring has sprung in Calgary... complete with a good snowfall on the first day of Spring! Environment Canada is still hearing about it as they forcasted "cloudy with sunny periods" at 5:00 am when over 5 cm's had come down since midnight when it started snowing and continued to snow nearly 10cm's more!

Monday, March 05, 2007

The perils of change

No, I don't mean something different, but actually $$ in coin form. Yesterday I rolled over $80.00 in pennies, nickles, dimes, and quarters (no loonies or toonies). So anyone want to go for a coffee?

Friday, March 02, 2007

Vancouver is sinking?
The 2010 Olympics may have to use this logo if we don't curb carbon emissions.
Hopefully it won't come to that. Good design Demi you should sell this to AD BUSTERS!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sustainability Eh?

So "sustainability" seems like the biggest thing to hit Canada since, well I'm not sure what. Anyway, I'm trying to come to terms with my distaste of the word "sustainability". It's a shame that politicians start using a word and all of a sudden I hate it. The fact is that one word does a pretty good job at getting the point across. Today Demitri was at a International tele-conference with other Architecture schools to get some momentum behind sustainable design. Apparently, architecture is one of the biggest sources of global warming because of poorly designed buildings. Think about it. Here's a link for all you keeners,

In other news, Demitri beat me at scrabble last night 283 to 234. He took a commanding lead when he put down "cleaved" and used all his letters for a bonus 50 points. I on the other hand had 5 'i's', an 'o' and a 'y', which was obviously pretty sweet. Still it was better than being cloistered like last time he put down all his letters! If you loved the movie "Word Wars", you'll be interested to know that this guy (left) just took over number one spot as the US scrabble champ! Click on the pic for more info.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

What gets me hot...

under the collar that is. So I'm riding home from work, it's minus 23 degrees outside and I'm crossing the 14th St. bridge on the Bow river BIKE PATHWAYS. There is a man and his dog walking towards me and I think I'll say hello because it's very Canadian to say hello to other people out in the cold suffering like you are. As I approach this guy he yells out to me "Get of the sidewalk please". I am taken aback by his comment as I think to myself that 1)I'm on a bike path 2)It has been snowing for the past 10 days 3)The streets don't get plowed in Calgary so it's too dangerous to bike on the street 4) I'm on a bike path 5) They do clear the bike paths in winter (probably to encourage bike communters not to ride on the street where they will likely be killed in minutes). 6) This guy is an asshole and 7) Did Imention I am on a bike path. Anyway, I thought I'd see what's up and what did I find out... 14th Street is a BIKE/Pedestrian Bridge as noted on the river pathways map no matter what the season, all pathways are shared use during the winter months, and that generally people who yell at cyclists are assholes. I really hope I get to see this guy again tomorrow..... (ps, yes, I even had to grow a beard like this guy to stay warm this winter and I don't have any arms either and I still got yelled at)