A night on the town.

Last night was tons of fun. I had heard a few weeks ago that Wide Mouth Mason was coming to town, so I after mentioning it to a few friends, I went down and picked up a few tickets. Last night was the show, so “she” and I went out to dinner with a couple friends to Santiago’s, then over to the show. The dinner was excellent! Santiago’s is a tapas bar, and between the four of us we polished off 2 appetizers, 6 main dishes and 1 dessert. Mmmm! You can read about the show here.

In the palm of my hand

Lately I have been having a hankering for some home development. Specifically I have been interested in doing some dev work for my Handspring Prism. My biggest problem is coming up with an original idea for an app. Who am I kidding. Forget the original part. I am having trouble coming up with an idea for an app that I would find useful enough to put time an effort into. Time will tell if I get anything good done. For now I will be storing useful info over on my Palm OS Dev section.

Glad it’s not me.

Driving to work this morning I saw all the kiddies walking to school. I must admit that I got a little nostalgic, and remembered my walk to school in years gone past.

In many ways I miss school, elementary, high school, and university. I don’t miss it enough to want to go back right now, but the nice thing about school is that every day is a little different, you are always learning new stuff, and there is a little more socialization possible.
Then there are the downsides: unreasonable deadlines, studying, tests, quizzes, exams, midterms, profs/teachers you can’t understand, the expense. Hmm, maybe working is better after all!

New sport

Well, this past weekend saw me and “she” visiting some friends who had rented a house for a couple weeks up on Lake Cowichan. The ski boat was there, and I got to try wakeboarding! What a blast. I managed to get up on my third try.

A few tips from some guys that had tried it, and I managed to get up my third attempt. I managed to make turns within the wake and was quite amazed at how much turning on a wakeboard feels so similar to turning on a snowboard.

I can’t wait to try it again sometime. When I do I will probably try getting outside the wake to see how that feels.

Back from the road trip

I am back from vacation, back to work, and fully into the moving thing. I am really looking forward to being in the new place. Moving is a pain, but the end result is going to be superb. The riding trip was excellent. 5 rides in three days. The trails were moind blowingly fun. The people were some of the nicest I have met. The accomodations were perfect. The weather was unbeatable. The bike was adequate. I really would have preferred to take the Bullit, but the Chameleon was more than up to the task. It even saw a bit of air here and there.

Ack, my poor bike.

Grrr, bad news. I am leaving on vacation on this Friday (August 2, 2002). I am, heading to Rossland and Nelson to do some riding. My bike is broken!

I thought it would be a good idea to get the forks overhauled before heading up there. While my bike was in the shop, they noticed a crack in the frame. I am just lucky that I have a second bike that I can take instead. Even still, I am going to have to swap some parts. I talked to
Santa Cruz, and even more lucky for me is the fact that they are going to warantee the broken part.