Monday, November 30, 2009

365: 74 Mopey Monday

   Today I awoke to the first real significant snow of the year.  There wasn’t a huge amount on the ground because the grass was still showing through but there was just enough to make everything picturesque.  Today felt like one of the coldest days of the season so far.  I don’t know if it actually was but walking out to the porta pack without a jacket was a chilly walk.  I’m not going to write as much as yesterday cause yesterday I was in a super expressive mood it seemed.  I think it might have just been the Christmas spirit, or lack of homework on the weekend but I was in a good mood :).  Today’s picture is another ornament on our tree.  I think both my brother and I have identical ones like this so not sure who’s it is.

   I forgot to mention earlier but I did find my lens cap for my 70-200mm lens wedged in my physics textbook still holding the page for the answers.  It was a good way to start off my morning, I would have been in a bad mood had it not been there.

   Well that’s all I’ve got for today so until tomorrow,



Sunday, November 29, 2009

365: 66-73 Christmas Mode

   Well since American thanksgiving has now passed I guess that means its officially the holiday season, although I have heard/seen signs of the season since November 1st.  I guess it might be because we are going away this year that it might feel like things are happening faster than normal or it could just bet hat the lack of extremely cold weather or snow makes it feel like its earlier in the year than it actually is.  The tree went up Wednesday/Thursday I think, Christmas music was going during that time as well.  We also had the first fire of the 2009 “winter” (‘cause its not officially winter yet) this evening, and I ended up watching the end of Elf, which just puts you in a happy mood, without fail.

   This past week was pretty crazy, especially the last two days, I had three test in three periods, period 4 Thursday, and periods 1 and 2 Friday.  Only upside to that was very little homework this weekend.  I wrote the hardest math contest of my life on Wednesday, I ended up spending the last half of the time just doodling because I had no idea what was going on on the contest.

   I was supposed to have a lot of hockey this weekend, but Friday night at our game, on one of my first shifts I fell on my wrist pretty hard and I figure I sprained it, I played the rest of the game but t’was not pleasant.  So that took me out of practice/beer league on Saturday night, and exhibition game/practice today.  It feels a bit better today but I wouldn’t play hockey quite yet.

   I was awoken at 8 o’clock this morning by my father telling me we were going to get out H1N1 shots.  Now I don’t know about you but I haven’t seen 8am on a Sunday for who knows how long.  I was not happy to say the least.  The clinic was pretty dead however so that made it tolerable and breakfast out afterwards made it all good.  I spent a bit of time today going through last night’s parade photos which will make up some of today’s photos (oh yeah, photos, you weren’t getting bored of reading were you?). 

  I guess I have blabbed enough about the week that was so I guess I can get to the real reason people are here, photos.  Most of ‘em are from the parade last night, with a few of some Christmas ornaments on our tree.  The parade ones were kind of annoying to take because my battery needed to be charged a while ago and I was pumping the flash sometimes so recycle time was pretty slow so there were some missed opportunities.  On top of occasionally trying to press the shutter with my mitts on or a frozen hand, there were a lot of photos on the way to the trash.  Look at me, still blabbin away.  Anyways here’s the good stuff.

This one changed into all sorts of pretty colours :P

IMG_5382  Don’t know what/who sponsored this one but I just liked the way the lights came out.

This one was pretty cool, they had the wipers flipped up and on so the car was waving at the crowd.

“Robots need love too” ‘nuff said.

The mini OC Santa bus.

On to the ornaments!
The s’more ornaments, we have quite a few of these courtesy of Christmas Tyme in Huntsville, Ontario.

And another one from the collection.

   Anyways that about sums it up for this week.  I’m gonna try to keep up with daily posting but we’ll see if school agrees with that.  I have a couple more parade/ornament shots that can be posted as well, or I may just put em up on flickr or facebook, or both.  Until Tomorrow,