Andrew's Journal

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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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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Thunder Bay Festiv'ice 2013

Feb
23

I like climbing.  As my parents like to tell it, I used to climb out of my crib before I could even walk.  The doctors suggested putting a net over the top to keep me in, but my parents refused to put me in a cage--they indirectly supported this love from the beginning.

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Andrew's Poorly Planned yet Phenomenal Peregrination in the Pacific, Part 2

Oct
21

Previous entry.

So how did you like the cliffhanger?  Luckily, I'm not as cruel as most TV stations and you don't need to wait till next season, week, or even day!  Both of these should arrive in your inbox at about the same time!  I might not plan my vacations, but I can keep my email organized.

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Andrew's Poorly Planned yet Phenomenal Peregrination in the Pacific, Part 1

Oct
21

Previous entry.

So...it's been threatened for a while but people are still waiting... Kind of like the Second Coming that way...

This one, though, has arrived!  In 2 parts (cause all the pictures won't fit in one email...)!

So, basically, I did a lot of stuff in a week.  To give a sense of scale, I'll start in list form:

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