Wednesday, June 29, 2005

this morning

so sean and i get called down to fort edmonton park this morning to do a little heavy events demo for global news.i got to flip a caber on live tv,good thing i did not bobble it.they also got a piper down there.just before we go on,he fires up the pipes and they are loud down down 0n the park,they echo through the river valley,really cool actually.we were up the 1905 street down the way from the selkirk the selkirk is a functioning hotel.the desk guy comes running out,i gues they do not like it when one starts honking an bag pipes at 630 in the morning and waking all the was amusing anyways.

Monday, June 27, 2005

the games

red deer fourth place
elorslie third place

only one of two to flip the caber at the former
tied first place caber at the latter
won heavy hammer at the latter

putting the stone and the weights for distance sucked at both games.

had blackberry ice cream at block 1912 after the games on sunday so being sore and exhausted was not so bad,good ice cream makes everything better.

do it all again on july 9th at fort edmonton whoo hoo

Friday, June 24, 2005

red deer highland games

ok i should be in bed now as i have to be up at 5.the fun part is i have to get the 220# granite marble out of my apartment into the back of my truck.

hah you all thought the name of my blog was a reference to me but yes there is a big granite ball and although i think stone lifting is the purest form of lifting,doing it at 6 a.m. is not a thrilling prospect.

we are using the sphere as a side contest,90 seconds to the shoulder for reps.apparently they drummed up about 3oo bucks for this little trial.the fun part is that this stone is like a big nasty cheese grator.this rock eats human flesh.people will be bleeding,god the things we do for fun.the funny thing is we wear our lifting and throwing scars with pride.

lifting stones is a thankless do it because you can.every time you put a little air between the stone and the grass it is a temporary victory.unlike barbells,you cannot remove a little weight so you can get it will either lift it or you will not and in the end the stone will win because stones stand the test of time just a little better than lift stones knowing the day will come when you cannot move them anymore but untill then,you lift them because you can.

Thursday, June 23, 2005


this was taken at the north end of the highlevel bridge in about my self .there had been lots of forest fires so the sunsets were ultra saturated.i was on the south side and i glimpsed what was happening as the sun was going down so i raced to the north side of the bridge via the 105 st bridge(yes it was one way back then too)up throught the ledge grounds and parked my trusty datsun 510 wagon right where ezio farone park is now and blew off a roll at this magnificent spectacle.

damn i look good in a skirt

it's caber time it's caber time.

bagpipes and more bagpipes

this weekend is red deer and ellerslie.nothing like back to back highland deer is our provincial championship so everyone blows their load trying to get personal records and place high and sunday back here in elorslie,everyone has got is always someone once said,you do not know what someone is made off till they compete.i always get my ass handed to me but a least i show up and in the big picture iguess that is all that counts.

Monday, June 20, 2005


i found copy of How to Steal a Million with audrey hepburn and peter o'toole. i am so pleased ,it is such a neat movie you could say i am kind of giddy.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

too much coffee

my friend bernie,goofing around during a photoshoot i was doing.found these ears and you see the result


back in 96 eaton centre had a thing call making winter bearable,i caught my brother and his friend in a back hallway after walking around the mall in these bear costumes


this was up near mclennan,about 5 hours nw of edmonton.this pond is what is called a borrow pit.when they build roads they just dig a hole for the material they need for the foundation of the road.i naturally fills up and you get a pond that is super warm.i cannot even remember who the people were,friends of my cousins,it was 1991 but a cool pic though.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

interesting quotes

I can resist anything but temptation. Oscar Wilde

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.Isaac Asimov

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.Vince Lombardi

Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.Richard Bach

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.Arthur C. Clarke

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.Aldous Huxley

When you're through changing, you're through.Bruce Barton

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.Dale Carnegie

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.Thomas Alva Edison

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.Dr. Henry Kissinger

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.Emile Zola

I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry butt if you're running from them after they tell you to stop.Ted Nugent

The chief danger in life is that you may take too may precautions.Alfred Adler

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.Plato

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.Thomas Alva Edison

Eighty percent of success is just showing up.Woody Allen

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.Mario Andretti

Money is better then poverty, if only for financial reasons.Woody Allen

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.Woody Allen

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.Aristotle

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.Walt Disney

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.Samuel Johnson

Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.Yogi Berra

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.Sir Winston Churchill

If advertisers spent the same amount of money improving their products as they do on advertising, then they wouldn't have to advertise them.Will Rogers

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.J. Paul Getty

then found this one and thought it was sort of cool too though abstract is really not my deal

then i played with it,looks kinda cool like this

found this one in the forgotten files

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Sunday, June 12, 2005


it is true ,i have been negligent to my adoring public by not posting.went to grand prairie this weekend,got a sun burn,threw some stuff,ate way to much junk,did not get hit on by eligible women,won an electric lantern,am unbelievably tired,got a big fat pr in the 56 # weight for distance and now have to sleep as i get to work tommorow morning,yay.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


ok my work space is out of control,does sun tze have a treatise on the art of cleanliness?

he weighed about 165 at the time,ok i am weird


they were coming around at about 65 km/h
i was lucky to get the shot,he was leaning rapidly to the left as the bikes were coming around.i was on my belly,it was pretty freaky,the sheer velocity when you are that close.

tipton park- 109 st. and 80 ave

tipton park,this slide was about 18 feet high.i and my friends spent hours on it ,climbing it every which way,jumping of of it,do everything on it but sliding down it.they tore it down years ago,deemed it unsafe and too high.the world might be a safer place now but it is also certainly less interesting.

strathscona keg

for those who are old enough to remember,the strathscona keg's bar before the renovations about 10 years back.the funny thing is the far 5 bar stools are still occupied by the same people today as they were then.the bar may change but the people do not.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

he looks like i feel

street performer on stilts,cannot remember when or where

cadomin 12 years ago,i wonder if the bridge has fallen,i have never been back

a nude i did of a friend of mine,his girl friend laughed at us while doing this project,it was fun and got a nice pic out of the deal