Sunday, February 28, 2010


I can't believe its over. These olympics have been the best 2 weeks of my life. I have nothing else to say because I'm still amazed by how people can protest something so great. I'll post a lot more on the past 2 weeks when i wind down and get back to reality.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The day that never ended

So I realize that I haven't blogged in awhile. I am the epitome of failure in terms of new years resolutions. I don't even want to blog right now cause i'm so tired still. I've been sick, but its olympics, so i've been popping pills to hopefully cure me. Yesterday was a 22 hour day starting with Arnold Schwarzenegger and ending with partying downtown. I woke up at 5am just to go see Arnold the Torchinator run the Olympic torch, and it was exhilarating. The sheer about of people there with you, screaming and yelling. The fresh, crisp, morning air. The vibe of Olympics in the air. You might think that 5am is pretty darn early, and I think I'll have to agree with you. But it was totally worth it.

Then after that was just wandering around downtown, absorbing the Olympic feel. I still can't believe that the Olympic games are actually happening here. Watching the torch get passed from a dragonboat made me feel like a true Vancouverite. The opening ceremony was probably the best one out of the last 4 years of winter olympics, we really did a great job with it. With usage of light was phenomenal, and expressed Canada to the world. Downtown Vancouver was simply incredible, so many people, so... Canadian. Everybody was out there yelling and screaming, fully living out the Canadian life.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

"The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge, and there is no place for it in the endeavour of science" ~ Carl Sagan

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pulp Mills

So currently i'm up in Prince George doing work taking samples at the pulp mills here and i must say its quite the experience. Walking through the mills is like being in an episode of "How it's made" on discovery channel, but i must say that the work isn't the most pleasant. The temperature at the pulping machines is like standing inside a sauna, and you have to be wearing full protective gear, meaning long sleeves with hard hat, safety glasses. It's an awesome experience, and i haven't even started working really. I just regret not bringing my DSLR cause i can just see all these awesome HDR photos that i can have. Canfor is pretty awesome, paying for everything, including food and the trip. I haven't paid for a single thing yet, and i've got lots of food and i love it. The only thing i'm not really looking forward to is having to eat fast food, since we're gonna be too busy working to have time to get real food.