It took me six days to finally feel like I was on vacation. It’s almost a pity that it all comes to an end tomorrow.
Take Me Back Out To The Ball Game
I was feeling well enough to force myself out into the perfect weather for a morning walkabout. My travels took me until noon at which time I returned to Earls for some lunch, mostly because it was one of the few places open on Canada Day.
Even though things around the hotel were not as crazy during the day time as I expected I didn’t head out the to the horse racing track because the racing started at 1pm an there was no way that I’d be able to eat lunch and then make the drive in time.
My alternative was a 4pm Winnipeg Goldeyes game, which fit well into my schedule as well as my desire to leave the car parked. I scored another great ticket for a game, although not nearly as great as the seat I had on Sunday. So, after about five innings I got up and walked around the stadium. Unfortunately for the locals the Goldeyes gave up five runs in the eight inning, a half inning after they hit two home runs to take a two-run lead.
ITP Flickr Pic
Along my walkabout yesterday I came upon this desk sitting in a parking lot, facing this graffiti. It was rather surreal — so I had to take a photo.
I took about sixty photos on my walk, most of which were rather bland shots that’ll most likely never see the light of day (or screen as the case may be).
What’s Sad About This Trip Is That I’ve Come To Accept Failure
Last night I was pooped after the baseball game. Knowing that sunset in this part of the world at this time of year would mean that the Canada Day fireworks would be occurring a few hours later, I headed to the hotel room to recharge my body’s battery. I feel asleep only to wake up again at 11:30pm to the sound of the fireworks ending.
At least I’ll get another chance at fireworks in a few days, right?
I’m Assuming That Tomorrow Will Be A Really Short Blog
Not only will I be traveling tomorrow, I assume that most of you will be getting the day off to compensate for Independence Day falling on Saturday this year.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – disappointed
Current Music – listening to Leo Laporte’s “The Tech Guy” podcast
Website Of The Day – I wish that I could come up with an interesting kludge like those shown on There, I Fixed It in order to fix this trip.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – n/a
Exercise (b)Log – walking yesterday
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 1
Marta Rides – 0
Regain interest in my life
Not get fired from my job
Plan and lay a successful Black Sheep hash on July 19th
– 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 JalapeÃ±o 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