Tag: Blogathon 2009 Posts

Entry #39 – Tomorrow

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Tomorrow should be an interesting day. We’re going to leave Workspace here sometime around 6am. With any luck, I’ll be fast asleep sometime around 6:15am. Tomorrow there’s a baby shower on the north shore that I’d really like to attend, so as of now I’m hoping to hit that. But in the odd event I feel like complete garbage tomorrow, I’ll just head back home. But, assuming I feel ok, I’ll be swinging by the North Shore for a while tomorrow. I have a bit of work I need to do when I get home tomorrow back home in Chilliwack, […]

Entry #37 – The Midnight Post

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Well, assuming my fingers can press the right buttons at the appropriate times, this post will end up on sliding down the tubes sometime around midnight. It’s dark outside now. The reason it’s dark is because it’s midnight, and the sun is on the other side of the planet. Surprisingly, most people are still here from this morning. Everyone is obviously a bit tired, but most people are soldiering on. I’m hoping to go to a housewarming tomorrow for a while, which means I need to find a place to hole up and get a few hours of sleep after […]

Entry #35 – 14 To Go

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I gotta admit, my brain is oatmeal right about now. I know it’s working because I can still type, but it’s not being very cooperative. My typing has been reduced from my usual 100 word per minute down to about 15, and every sentence is ripe with spelling errors. But no matter. The finish line is looming in the distance, and I’ve already (thanks to everyone here) reached the original goal of $1,000 I set before I started. So a big thanks is in order! I’m actually going on the radio Monday morning to report how well we all did […]

Entry #34 – Oops, Out Of Entries

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I thought I had a blog entry ready to go here, but apparently I didn’t. We just listed to Mojave Band play a few songs down here at Workspace, and it was really awesome. Given that I only had five hours of sleep last night, I should feel way worse than I already do. But strangely enough, I feel not bad. I went down to the Lamplighter and picked up a few beers with Paul, so I’ve been casually sipping a few while staring out onto the water. Anyways, I’m only $30 away from goal #2, so I’m hoping I […]

Entry #32 – Human Being Journalism

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I’m sitting here listening to Dave O talk about Vancouver’s “True North Media House” that will be forming for the Vancouver Olympics. To give you some context, Vancouver has demonstrated that it is at the forefront of social media. Many people here without true old-school media credentials have covered many events as members of the press. Rebecca has covered a lot of events simply as a representative of her website, Dave O has covered a few different Olympics, and I’ve covered a few music events, including the 2008 Canadian Juno awards. The Olympic committee basically turned down most of the […]

Entry #31 – Thunderbolts and Lightning

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Seems like the Blogathon gods are mad, and are punishing those people on Vancouver’s north shore who weren’t blogging today. From my vantage point, it’s pretty gloomy over there. We’ve been watching lightening strikes for a while hit the mountains over there. While John Biehler thinks he’s safe, I’m pretty sure he’s in for a world of hurt over there, but we’ll see. My mom called a while ago and said that it was pretty stormy out in Chilliwack. Given that I didn’t water my plants before I left, I’m actually kind of thankful to hear that. Hopefully when I […]

Entry #30 – Another Photo, Fireworks

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This is one of my favourite shots. I took it down at the Celebration of Light two years ago. It was my first real time shooting fireworks with my camera. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a tripod, so I basically experimented all night with settings that would allow me to handhold a fireworks shot. I ended up with a few keepers, but a lot of the ones I shot ended up being a bit blurry (which is why a tripod is usually preferable). There are fireworks here in Vancouver tonight, but right now it’s a bit rainy. So we’ll see how […]

Entry #29 – Mojave Band Warming Up

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Mojave band is here doing a photo shoot right now. Once they’re done they’re going to be playing a few songs for us, which will totally be cool. Paul is actually a web designer too, and we almost had an opportunity to work with each other a few months ago. But we still hang out from time to time at coffee shops whenever I’m in town: I’ll take some photos during their set and post a few online. But I recently bought Mojave’s new CD from iTunes, and it’s a great listen, so make sure you pick it up.