Monday, July 31, 2006


Exciting news to be shouted from on high! My wonderful wife is with child! Just early on, into the 7th week or so and coming along nicely. Big sister is quite anxious to see the new baby and help with whatever she can!

Remember Honey; Madonna said: "I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs"
I think I'll probably say the same thing!

Other things happening ...

Th3 K1m is leaving us. Not just leaving us for a short time.. a little trip or short journey, soon to return and regale us with mighty tales of her travels to the infinite abyss.. but she is moving.

Moving far away to where the night never sleeps.. the music never stops, away from the cozy comfort of this small, safe.. nightsleeping.. music stopping.. village. And now.. an Ode to the kim

Ode to Kim-o-thy

The kim, the kim arst thou really going?
Why now? When that car needs some towing!
On with your travels, from far to nigh!
Those closest to you, fell they might cry.

The kim The kim, don't be afraid!
We know you can conquer!
Your new life is now made.

From then to now, from old to new
Don't forget, which friends are true.
Whenever you're lonely or sad,
or just in need of a hug
Feel free to give my sleeve a tug.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bear Lake

For some reason I felt like writing today, I don't actaully have anything of importance to say... Perhaps we could chat about deep things that perplex even the greatest minds and come to some great conclusion like the number.. 42 or something. The ordinary would seem extraordinary! what a peculiar and quaint idea, rugged yet tame! Don't laugh now! I'm serious. If we actually sat there and thought for a while I'm sure we could accomplish something. Something to be proud of.. my mind just got bored with this line of writing.

Ah the summer is here, still haven't made it out to Bear lake, and T hasn't ever been there so it's a must this season. I like to stop at crooked river and toss the line in for a few bites and be on my way to soak up the yelling children and smokey, plastic bag burning firepits.. to feel the pine needles and sharp gravel sting my feet as I run for the frisbee, carving an erratic path through the scattered trees. The view of overpriced, cheap paddleboats that leak water in (which is why the lifejackets are manditory) sticks in my mind and the bathrooms smell like.. the bathrooms at Bear Lake, which are in fact, filled with mosquito eaters and daddy longlegs. Seems the strong odours attract certain creatures while keeping others away. (I havent seen any moose or deer in the bathroom.. must be the odour)
The lake is not large, big enough to have 2 beaches but in less than an hour one can paddle themselves across on a beach toy, which was always fun to do.. sun beating down on your back, the odd cloud bringing relief... Water, I remember we always forgot to bring a drink on the trek across the lake and upon reaching the far side, the dash was on to the closest water tap, boys wrestling and tripping.. the faster ones getting a quick taste before the rest crashed in.
Around the whole lake is a path, well worn and comfortable. We used to bike it when camping there for a few days, meeting other campers and scouting for friends. Various undergrowth and roots made for some great jumps and bumps.. which usually led to bruises and lumps!
Nonetheless we never tired of it, the endless, lazy days.. lacking all responsibilty and time. Our stomachs were our clock, dictating when we met for a meal or snack.
No worries, cares or other nasty words lived there, only fun, sun and other good words.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Putting out Forest Fires

This Canada Day weekend we packed up the car and headed to Grand Cache to see T's Parents and do a 'little' Golfing.

Perhaps thats the wrong term as we golfed for THREE days!! The Par 4 golf course had a few tricky Greens and some long drives and held our interest even in the hot hot weather.

T came out on sunday and handled herself quite nicely, playing the same Tees as the boys and putting her dad to shame on one long 200ish yard drive! We defenitaly appreciated the golf carts as the course is a total 3000 yards long!

M had a good weekend as well, having her face painted and stuffed with candy from each morning on! Mostly spending quailty time with Grandparents and Julian (the cat) if she could get close enough!

Time off the course was spent in good conversation on the back deck overlooking the 3000 villagers below and the beautiful surrounding mountains. All slightly covered in a translucent smokey haze, caused by the nearby forest fires.
The Nation's Birthday festivities ended in a long firework show that put PG's pathetic attempts to shame. Not bad for a town of 3000!
All in all, a good weekend other than the FREAKING speeding ticket.. 128 in a 100 zone.. I had been VERY careful all weekend as I didn't want another ticket. The first time I actually sped (and just to pass) a cop was right around the corner!
lesson learned? - Speed all the time. At least you'll get there faster.

changes afoot.. stay tuned.