busy busy

Me Finishing
It's been a while since I've updated. I normally have a few spare minutes at work, or in the evening to pump out a post, but recently I've been too busy. My weeknights are usually spent climbing, playing squash, at my art class, or hanging out with friends. Work has been really crazy as well, we're developing and testing a new event driven database model. So that's keeping me quite busy.

What have I been up to recently? Well one new thing that I mentioned is my drawing class I'm taking at Mohawk. It is a lot of fun so far, I really can't wait to see the improvements in my drawing. Next semester I think I'll be taking a watercolour painting class.

Sunday was the 30km offroad Squeezer bike race. I can't believe how much fun it was. The course was very challenging but this time my bike held up for the distance, and I finished in a respectable 494/1149, with a time of 1:54:56. My goal (without knowing anything about the course) was 2 hours, so I am very happy with my finish. I can't wait till next year to do it again, but faster!

Climbing season is fast approaching, the first competition (for fun, not on the tour) is on the 22nd of October. I'm probably not going to that one, but still, that's just over 3 weeks away, so I'm working on getting back into bouldering shape by climbing twice, (soon to be thrice) a week.


Back to School

Chickadee Golfing
Well, the kids have gone back to school. What does this mean to me?

I can't believe how much busier the roads are while biking in to work, I guess I'd gotten used to minimal traffic over the summer. It's hard to believe the increase is only due to people being driven to school.

Interestingly (to me anyway) I'm headed back to take a course this fall. It's a drawing course for people who think (or know in my case) they can't draw. It's at Mohawk, so I'm going to have to get my butt in gear and get a parking pass and the supplies for the course before it starts in a couple weeks. It's going to be interesting though, for one thing to be back in a class environment after more than 3 years, and taking a drawing course, which will be completely new for me.

I had something else I wanted to complain about, but I forget. If I remember I just may post again!


ah racism

Randy found this link on a livejournal site.

Anyway, I wouldn't normally comment on US race relations, though who knows, maybe I should, but one interesting thing to me is that it's posted on yahoo. Yahoo bought flickr recently, and I was not impressed. Something about big companies (american) buying out little companies (canadian) and potentially decimating them. Ha ha, though if it had been Google who had bought them, in all my fanboyism, I would have been thrilled! Though in truth, Yahoo's aquisition of Flickr has had no ill effects that I can see, in fact, they were able to buy more servers and keep up with the ever increasing demand of more and more users. The site was getting pretty slow there for a while just before they moved to California. I can't imagine how many terabytes of pictures they have on there now. At least 12.

Oh let's see, a picture just for fun.