December 21, 2016 - Today was the winter solstice, the longest night of the year.... that means that starting tomorrow, the days get longer....let there be light!
December 20, 2016 - After a few hours out for dinner and drinks with good friends I still needed a photo. On the way home I asked Kirk if he would drive up the hill to the local "Amazing Christmas House". With over 100,000 Christmas lights, this might just be one of the most decorated [...]
December 19, 2016 - A few weeks ago I did a favour for a friend. It was a favour, no payment expected, and yet she surprised me with the most wonderfully tiny subminiature spy camera! It has a working shutter, winds, removable film spindles, complete with a tiny roll of paper backed film that can [...]
December 18, 2016 - I am NOT an outdoor cat! What the hell is this shit anyway!?!?!? Get me out of it and let me IN!!! Vancouver really doesn't do snow well, at all. ICBC offered these tips for drivers when the snow started to fall last week, and they are all great lessons, but [...]
December 17, 2016 - Vancouver is such a challenging place to live, the horrible winter weather we have to endure? I mean, we had snowfall warnings for accumulations of 5cm last week, then this week the thermometer dropped to -8C and we had windchills warning for as low as -18C!!! And the snow didn't go [...]
December 16, 2016 - I wondered how long my lettuce would stay alive.... it did quite well until we went below zero for a few days. Now it's frozen solid! Guess I know now, December 16th, not too shabby! :)
December 15, 2016 - The day definitely felt festive with three separate Christmas gatherings. The first was the RHQ gathering. Pizza, ugly sweaters, sweet things, and the annual "Thanks for everyone's hard work in 2016". That was followed up with colleagues from the SEP Program heading down a couple of blocks to the Vancouver Christmas [...]
December 14, 2016 - The moon was huge this morning as it was heading for the horizon. As I drove across Lion's Gate Bridge the light reflecting off the water caught my eye and gave me a good reason to detour through Stanley Park on the way to work. Just a gorgeous morning.
December 13, 2016 - Today was a balmy -5C out in the Fraser Valley, and though it was windy, it didn't detract from how lovely the snow makes the world look. However, when the temperature dips down below the freezing point, it does make working with fish a bit cold on the hands. And rubber [...]
December 12, 2016 - "Conservative legislators in Washington state have proposed a bill that would allow fans to bring guns into stadiums"..... High emotions, alcohol, and guns.....what could possibly go wrong? Only in America would this seem like a sane consideration...... Fans could bring guns into stadiums under proposed bill in Washington state A new [...]