“have a good holidays.”

-nurse at the doctor’s office today

your religion-specific holiday greeting will not offend me.  even a generic one is fine by me.

however, your poor grammar skills will offend my inner scrutinizer. 

i don’t know what’s more impressive – the artwork or the fact that someone counted all of those dots.


playing, mostly.

crank this to somewhere near 11.

then go here and watch the funny balls in full screen.

i’m a time lapse junky.

i bet you never cared to know that about me.

too late…now you do.

time lapse makes anything awesome.  which is why uncage the soul filmed awesome things being awesome and then time lapsed it.

btw…i really don’t like the word “awesome” so i’m trying immersion therapy with this post to make me numb to it.

UTS vimeo page here

gone fishin’


class starts back up on monday.  i haven’t really been able to get out there and do much because of the fire at my mom’s house.  it takes a lot of time to catalog and pack up an entire house of charred remains.

so i’m taking a day off work and using good friday to get outta town.

hopefully castle rock state park is as fun as it sounds on the website.  campground only accessable by canoe?  i’m in!

in preparation, i’ve been watching fishing videos online. 

i think the “mysterious fish” they describe making that weird noise is a pike.  they’re common in canada and are known to eat ducks right off the surface of the water.

pretty impressive.

i don’t know who invented the bicycle, but he/she never envisioned this.

spring break starts saturday for me.

i think i know where i’ll be.

but you’ll be able to appreciate the creativity involved here.

yes, it’s supposed to sound like a song.  whether you agree with the facts or not, that’s some pretty cool nature.

if you liked this, or you just wanna be creeped out slightly by people’s speaking voices being turned into singing, you can find more at symphony of science.

you can even download their MP3 files and listen to other tracks.

via WEND

know what today is?

it’s the day after the winter solstice.

know what’s so special about that?

it means yesterday was the shortest day of the year.  not in the sense that there was less than 24 hours in the day.  there was just less daylight.  so since yesterday had the smallest amount of sunlight in it, that means today has more sunlight than yesterday.  and tomorrow will have more sunlight than today.  can i get an AMEN?!?!?

we are officially past midwinter.

might as well get out there and enjoy the snow while we still have some.  the sun might still be setting at 4:30, but before you know it, we’ll be complaining about mosquitoes and cutting the grass.

here’s a list of things you can do this winter, just off the top of my head:

ice climbing
cross-country skiing
downhill skiing
telemark skiing
build a snowman
build a snow shelter
harvest snow (get creative. use it to do your dishes, wash your hair, water your indoor plants, feed it to your dog, mix it with vinegar to clean)
making snow angels

and don’t forget the winter olympics (which actually start two weeks before winter officially ends in the US). the olympic bug has bitten me already. i can’t wait for bobsledding and ski jumps!

and if you haven’t been bitten yet, try watching this vid without getting just a little stoked.  great footage, moving music – all the fixings of an inspiring video.

merry christmas to everyone.  i hope you all make the most of the year to come.

a lot of people don’t like winter. they hate it, even.

but i’m not one of them. i love it, in fact. i remember taking the long way to the bus stop so i could play in more snow.

but i find myself at a loss for words when people are talking about going florida and sitting on a sun-drenched beach for christmas and they ask me why i would ever want snow over sand.

i don’t have the words, but i do have this video.

40hr Inukshuk timelapse from Rocky Mountain Sherpas on Vimeo.

i mean, just check that out. even the music couldn’t find words.

that last mountain bike vid was a hit.

now watch mountain bikers taking a hit.

and another hit and another hit and another…