Roughing It

Jul
19

Some people go on multi day canoe trips so they can "rough it" out in the wilderness. Others manage to do the exact same trip while living better than I do at home (which, admittedly, some people might consider roughing it)--they're out there to enjoy the wilderness. This past week, I got the chance to do this second kind of trip with one of my cousins (and a few others). Definitely a good way to get out there and enjoy nature (Ralph Bice Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park, in this case).

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The Memorial

Jul
10

So normally I'd write all about how I had a great weekend going skydiving and visiting Niagara Falls but this weekend I got to participate in something a bit more unique.

Several years back, a young man suffered head trauma in a serious skateboarding accident. He ended up in a coma and died a couple days later. This past weekend happened to be the anniversary of that tragic event.

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Project Peregrine

Jul
04

So what's a good way to make an amazing weekend? Taking things you love and combining them into a crazy smorgasborg that barely gives you time to sleep. And that's exactly what I did this past weekend.

As those of you who have read some of my other postings probably realize, I love climbing (and, more generally, exploring).

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Perfectly Good Airplanes are Boring

Jun
26

So I did something really dangerous this weekend--I drove to the airport. Now some might say, "WTF, are you crazy?". Many would even continue with, "You went skydiving this weekend!" To them, I suggest they trust their gear and training and check the statistics: their hour plus daily commutes each week have a higher risk of injury than skydiving every weekend. Your chances of dying in a skydiving accident are about the same as your chances of a fatal car crash driving about 500 miles. And I bet you I'm having a lot more fun.

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Ithaca is Gorges

Jun
06

Company retreat in Ithaca starting Monday...perfect time for a camping weekend! So Jeff and I drove down to enjoy beautiful (or should that be gorges) Ithaca.

Stopping through in Rochester, we grabbed two Garbage Plates for lunch. Note that Jeff did not eat both of those, and neither should you. That can be hazardous to your health--Jeff confirmed this several years back. He would not have such a smile on his face after that. But one makes for a quite perfect meal.

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Breckenridge Ski Trip 2013

Jun
05

So...this post is a bit late. It's not my fault! My camera was unavailable for the trip and it took some time to gather photos from my co-conspirators. Also, in case that didn't make it clear enough, I did not take these pictures (well, more accurately, I do not own the camera that took these pictures--there are a few where I was holding the camera anyway). They're what I have, though, and quite nice, too.

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Canuck Canoe Crusing: Frontenac Style!

May
21

So what do you get with six fun people, a beautiful four day weekend, three sturdy canoes, and one idyllic park?  A hell of a time, that's what.

The people? Christina, Ignace, Jacqueline, Matt, Siqi, and (obviously) me.

The place? Frontenac Provincial Park.

The mission? Fun!  And we all chose to accept it.

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Making Andrew what he is today

May
06

I'm getting a strong sense of nostalgia off of Andrew's latest posts. I'm pretty sure that it isn't the first time he's been down an abandoned uranium mine, for instance. I remember that story; how, as a mid-teen, he snuck off to explore the old mine and got stung by a radioactive wasp. He had a terrible allergic reaction and got rushed to the ER, where they managed to stabilize him. When he awoke the next morning, he had turned into....Anaphylaxis Man. Suddenly he had incredible powers: every time he walked into a room, everyone there began to suffer from shortness of breath.

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Not hunting at a hunt camp

Apr
29

So the title probably sounds a bit weird. Well, I'm weird. Deal.

As a bit of explanation though, this weekend I did something very Canadian--I went out to my friend's hunt camp. But it's not really hunting season, and I'm not much of a hunter anyway. Capisce?

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Any News?

Apr
26

Today, I'm going to take you all on a small trip down memory lane.

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