The view from my balcony over Christmas

December 26, 2008

sexy time

Stawamus Chief – Squamish, B.C.

October 2, 2008
On top of The Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC

On top of The Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC

The weather was perfect for hiking up the mountain and enjoyed a nice lunch on top of second peak – coming down however, was a bit harder, with my knees cracking every 2-3 minutes lol!

No CrossFit today – went mountain biking instead

September 24, 2008

Still have the pesky abdominal strain so I decided not to head into the gym and do CrossFit today, but since I was having my car being serviced at the Honda dealership on Hastings street, I brought my bike down with me (bike rack FTW). I hopped on and biked all the way up Burnaby mountain and it is always a great workout to come up here – even more of a thrill going down at full speed lol!

Also worked on my DIVA 200 panoramas some more – instead of using RL footage, I took screenshots from within World of Warcraf:

Ironforge – Dwarf Capital

Nagrand Waterfall

The view from my condo on Burnaby mountain

September 10, 2008
The view from my condo on Burnaby mountain

Woke up and the sun was shining and the clouds were rolling around down along Burrard Inlet from Burnaby to the North Shore.

So I decided to switch my major…

September 9, 2008

I know, I know, I’m an idiot for doing it at this point in the semester lol, but the fact is that even though I went into the Communication Design program at Emily Carr, I had also signed up for DIVA 200 (Digital Interactive Video and Animation), with Ian Verchere, as one of my studio electives and I am exponentially more excited about this course then any of my Comm Design courses!!! That plus the fact that I had an absolute blast last spring when I took the Media Arts class with Peg Campbell – got to work with and manipulate old 16mm film stock footage, made sound recordings and loops plus I went ahead and did my own Warcraft video as well.

Everything in my body was telling me that this was the right decision to make and so I went with it. It is a risk, but a calculated risk and the reality is that I am really excited about these new courses that I will be taking. Luckily, I was able to get into the Reading the Screen class which has film screenings on Wednesday mornings and then a class seminar on Friday afternoons. I wasn’t able to get into the other courses as they were already waitlisted, but I will be able to catch up on them in the spring semester.

All in all, a pretty good day 🙂

Sunday – day to take it easy

September 8, 2008

Well, Sunday had arrived and I discovered the fact that I could hardly walk after Saturday’s intense workout, doing Sasquatch. My hamstrings were so effin tight that my walking abilities were severely gimped, but to hell with it all, I got up early and went for brunch at Milestone’s – then got some coffee and droe around Port Moody /Westwood Plateau for a bit and then made my way over to Belcarra Provincial Park – man what a great place that is.

The sun was shinning and the wind was coming in off the water in a nice breeze – perfect day to walk along the beach and on to the pier. Saw 3 young boys fishing and they screamed in delight when one of them caught a guppy on the end of their line – was hilarious!

Spent a few hours out there then went home to relax my legs some more – marinated a salmon filet and I’m gonna let that sit in the fridge until Tuesday when it will be mmmmmmmmmmm good 😛 I also watched, “We Own the Night” with Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg – a pretty good movie. I had seen it before, but just bought it as a used DVD – good script, good characters.

Friday @ Eciad

September 8, 2008

After Thursday’s grueling workout, I decided to take things easy on Friday. Had Design Core Studio at 12:30-3:20 and it was meh – boring class is boring, but we shall see if things get better over the term.

Went home after class, rather than staying in town – best to rest up for Saturday morning’s workout…