Friday, July 25, 2014

five point harness used in geometry exams

So, the meal time benchmark as a thing to be compared against welcomed the 25th of July the same way a dinosaur would eat the leaves of an eucalyptus tree.

Thirteen and twelve are two of the numbers.
I know others.

When listing things that have an order, I generally mix up the order to list them in a nonstandard way. For example, I would say it was the first, fourth, second and third day of the week that I wore the same pair of shoes.

Also, when asked by my kids to know where we would be going for supper, and it is my mother-in-law's house, I would say something like: we're going to your mom's brother's uncle's sister's house. Of course, the further I stretch this out, the more imprecise it becomes, considering the number of uncles and aunts there are, but my kids usually figure it out.

As a Friday, this one is not made up of Rainbow Looms. Thank goodness for that.

I am still dreaming of acquiring an A-Liner, but also recently I have become interested in acquiring a sail boat. I don't know if either of these are at all likely to happen any time in the next thirteen or twelve years.

I ate out at a restaurant at least one time this past week. I have no plans to eat out for the next two meals I will consume.

I am not allergic to oatmeal.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

human behaviourisms that make skunks like milk

I failed miserably this morning, on my way to work, to stub any of my toes even a little bit.

Unrelatedly, the bank machine I occasionally go to has been replaced since the last time I went there. It now has a slot to accept cheques and a second slot to accept cash, neither of which require any longer any envelopes, the first of which can accept 30 at one time, the second, 50 bills at one time. I deposited two cheques; the machine scanned them individually, reported on the screen the captured image of both and asked me to confirm them. It worked perfectly.

Even more unrelatedly, the ceiling colour in the place that I work is mostly a white colour. The ceiling is the cement that separates this level of the building with the one above. As such, ventilation and wiring is suspended from the ceiling and has also been painted white.

Monday, July 21, 2014

almost 8192!


Yes, I uninstalled it from my mobile, but then I installed in on the work crackberry which I have the honour of holding one week at a time every four weeks to support our Australasian customers.

the cardiologist's nightmare

Today is the 201st day of the year.

My 9yo daughter, C-ling, just recently learned to ride a bicycle. She is still iffy on the start from stop but once she's going, she's going well.

Next week I will be MIA as my family and I go to our yearly summer family camp. My two oldest, G-bot and C-ling are at the same site that family camp is this week. The week after family camp, my two oldest will be going back again for one week.

I've been reading a lot lately about the situation in the Gaza strip between the Palestinians and the Israelites. It seems the leadership of Palestine wants Israel to cease to exist. Meanwhile, Israel is in opposition to all of its neighbours and needs to do all it can for self-preservation. It would be great if Israel could lift the blockade against Gaza and the West Bank, but if doing so puts them at tremendous risk it seems it isn't something they could ever do.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

if it wasn't for blinds

The two timer deck of cards, like a hemorrhaging unicorn bladder, blended meticulously with the background, rending the opulent with the recalcitrant. That evasive manoeuvres were the most prominent decision making factor reminds us of the lowest possible quotient with the ubiquitous diminishing returns.

I'd say that at this point the most important signal would be to raise the flag.

Then let them come.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Imagining an escape from the

Borrowed a movie from the library this past weekend, it is called 'Once'. I really enjoyed this movie very much. Glen was a great singer, and Markéta did a terrific job in bringing Glen out of his funk with her cuteness.

I would recommend this movie to you.

In other news today is the 15th of the month. That puts us at about the halfway mark between St. Patrick's day and Remembrance Day.

For those of you who know about the lost bolt story, the bolt has been found.

For everyone else, stay tuned for the lost bolt story to be told.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

1st day of summer

Well, not really by the way the Earth spins around the sun, but rather, today is the first day I heard a cicada, which to me has always been an indication that summer has arrived.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

uphill chess lessons

So we bit the bullet and went for metal.

The ashphalt shingles would have required an additional expense for improving the ventilation into our attic to help prolong the lifespan of the shingles, and that decreased significantly enough the difference between those shingles and the metal ones, so we went with metal.

Yes, we are replacing the roof of our house and we signed the contract last night.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

lost in the depths

So the buddy who owns the lake had very recently acquired two kayaks that came with three paddles. On Friday, the kids were out and one of them dropped one of the paddles which then promptly sank to the bottom. I attempted to go down to retrieve it, however, there were two things working against me:
1. Even with goggles the water was extremely murky so going down to look for it I couldn't see anything, and
2. The water was very deep; I tried going feet first like a pencil going straight down and I went down at least as tall as I am below the surface, if not a bit further, and I didn't touch the bottom.
So given these two things, I was unable to retrieve the sunken paddle.

There was such a contrast in the water in this lake compared to the water I swam in while snorkeling on Nevis. I wonder why lake water is so murky. I just now read a bit about turbidity and haven't the energy or inclination to read more about it.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Lac de la Carpe

A good friend of mine owns some lake front property on Lac de la Carpe. There isn't any house or building of any sort on the property but he and his family, or he and his kids go there at least three or four times a year, sometimes more. On Thursday evening I went with him and a third dad with kids for his annual Dad with Kids weekend at his lake front property. As it is my first time attending this trip, my children and I get to share the quarters he has in his camper. In subsequent years, presuming we go again, we may have to tent it if someone else goes for the first time. There may be other dad-children combinations coming this weekend, but no one else committed firmly.

I'm hoping that G-bot, C-Ling and V-8 are all enjoying themselves, playing with the other kids that are up at the lake. I'm hoping I get to have a nap.

We come back Sunday afternoon.

Friday, July 04, 2014