But first, let’s start with a one-question quiz…
Q: What has two thumbs and failed to pack any warm clothes for Winnipeg?
A: This guy!
Yeah, it’s gotten a bit, quite a bit, chillier up here than I expected. I’ll assume that packing for Canada during Atlanta’s 98ºF heat wave is an excuse, but I honestly never expected to be cold again this quickly. I’m trying hard not to buy a new fleece or hoodie since I already own too many of each. Dangen!
I’m Such A Juvenile. Oh, And A Bit Of A Dick Too
One of the rivers that slices Winnipeg into its pieces is called the Assiniboine River. I can’t help myself by read that as the “Ass-In-Bone River.”
Yesterday I briefly referred to people around here as “Assholes in Ass-In-Bone.” Many of the neighborhood four-lane roads allow street parking. So, when traveling in the right lane you often need to get over. Yesterday I tried to get in front of some big truck and he nearly ran into the back of my car. As we all started again I got in front of him and had opened a fairly wide gap between us.
I must now admit that traveling in metric speed is giving me grief. I’m afraid of speeding in a foreign land so I started traveling slowly and was looking at the stores I was passing. And then I hear this loud honk from behind me — my “buddy” in the truck. I pulled over and let him by giving him an arm sweep as he did. Had we been in the United States I would have told him what I thought of him and let him know where he could shove that horn.
ITP Flickr Pic
I couldn’t find much to shoot yesterday so I wound up going to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.
I have much to learn in order to properly use this fancy-pants lens and lens extender. I took about one hundred photos yesterday. I deleted about ninety of them.
I’m Wondering If Winnipeg Is The Idaho Of Canada
I came to a realization last night, as I ate dinner at the same restaurant for the third out of four nights — long story, that I’ve had french fries with every dinner that I’ve eaten here. Not only that, each of these meals has come with a huge portion of fries. Don’t get me wrong, I love fries as much as the next person but I will be trying my hardest to eat a dinner tonight that is not accompanied by french fries.
Too Pooped To Take Myself Out To The Ball Game Again
I’d been going all day. With the weather finally clear I considered walking over to the baseball field to take in another Winnipeg Goldeyes game, but was far too tired to put out the effort. I suppose that I also would have felt compelled to bring the camera and attempt to replicate Sunday’s shots (in addition to trying a few new techniques). By the time I finished dinner I had determined that there would be no baseball in my future for the evening.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – uneasy, this trip has not been very successful at relaxing me — and, my body’s malfunctions are getting me down
Current Music – listening to “The Tech Guy” podcast from Leo Laporte
Website Of The Day – Have you ever needed an older version of a piece of software? Check out Old Version to see if they’ve archived it.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – n/a
Exercise (b)Log – not much
Foot Mileage – 4 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 25 (25)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 29
Marta Rides – 0
– lose four pounds… plain and simple (not going to happen)
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem