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Winter In BC – Photo Contest

November 25th, 2006 Posted in Photos

Brendon and I will be heading up to British Columbia, Canada soon. Right now it’s snowing up there – I can’t wait! I miss snow. I’m immersing myself in all things winter as much as I can right now. It’s “cold” here now – only 52F, but in comparison to what it normally is it seems freezing. So to get in the winter mood I’m actually watching hockey on TV – Devils vs. Sharks of course. Devils!!! It’s obviously my methadone for things Canadian.
Anywho, my friend was just telling me that she’ll be writing some entries on HelloBCBlog.com for Richmond Tourism. So I went over to check it out and discovered a winter in bc photography contest they’re doing on Flickr. I’ll definitely be submitting some photos – we’ll be in the Canadian Rockies with uber amounts of snow. Of course, I’ll have to actually get picture of someone skiing – not sure if I’ll be bringing the camera on the mountain.

Snow Day!

November 1st, 2006 Posted in Madness

Well, not exactly a snow day. Today, work was unexpectedly closed for the day. It was like being 10 again and being told there’s no school – almost. We were woken with an early morning phone call saying to stay home. There was a little bit of excitement that something out of the ordinary is happening. But after that it was the opposite of a snow day.

I had a 9 am conference call and actual work to do. No goofing off for me. And since this is California there’s no way there could be snow outside to go and play in. The most that you could do is run around and crunch some leaves. Somehow, just not the same as crunching in snow.

I guess if you grew up on California you’d never know what a snow day feels like, unless you lived in the mountains. That’s really just a shame. Children (and adults) need snow days. I guess I’ll just have to wait for Christmas up in Canada. Oh well, it’s back to work tomorrow. Can we have a rain day instead?