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!
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:
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 🙂
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.
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…