Friday, July 30, 2010

Versus TV commercial

Monday, July 19, 2010


It has been one busy work week that just doesn't end. This weekend was the drill weekend for July and we led the reserves through both swim qual and a CFT. It made for some pretty long days and I can't wait until our comp days (compensation) this Thursday and Friday to get some much needed time off. Seems that my body is finally starting to get used to the idea of riding everyday again, my speed has gone down a bit recently because of the PT (physical training) program we have going here at work, but it's comming back.
Anyway, I just wanted to make a short entry today because it feels like it's been a really long time.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lake Miramar

As promised, here is my small write-up about my trip to Lake Miramar with Maddock. It's small now because it has taken me so long to get it written up on here. I blame work and le Tour de France (watching it right now) for me not finding the time to write this.
Anyway, Kassy had gone out on a small shopping trip with Callum and some friends so Maddock and I were left to spend some time together and I thought it would be a great idea to go to the lake. I loaded up the van with our bikes and the trailer. First thing when we got out to the lake, Maddock to ride his bike.
Unfortunately it's really hard to get a good picture of a two year old riding his bike while you're walking (and sometimes jogging) beside him. No worries though, because I got a video (we were looking for the ducks).
Would you believe that this kid rode a mile all by himself? He really did, I didn't realize it until later when I took him out in the trailer and I was looking at the distance markers. But he really did do it, all on his own, even up some small hills.

After his ride we ate some lunch that was more of a small snack because he wanted to go feed the ducks. And I did my best to get a few pictures of that.

I love this last one, I didn't even know I got this last shot until I got home and was looking over the pictures.

Maddock really enjoyed the 5 mile loop around the lake and even wanted to do another lap, so I turned around and went back the other way. Well, as expected, about half way back around the lake I look back and there he is.
Passed out and not going to wake for anything, all that was left for me to do was head back to the car and get everything put in to head back home. I was good timing too, because out of habit I put the chain on the front door without thinking that was the only way for Kassy to get back in the house. I got a phone call on my way back home about it. In the end though, Maddock had a great time, and I can't wait to go back.

[Every picture and video in this post was taken with my phone, awesome huh?]

Friday, July 9, 2010


It's so dirty!
Should I clean it or take it to a place and get it cleaned?
I wouldn't have to pay me to clean it, now that I think about it, I need to wash the van too.

Still planning to write about Maddock and me at the lake, just need to sit down with my computer, I tend to forget about it sometimes because of the capabilities of this phone.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Salute? I don't get it.

Okay, so here's a picture of the top of my front fork. See that Sergeant chevron right there? Well I put it there to be funny and add a tiny touch of motto to the bike. Seems though that the gate guards can't see them, nor can they see the E5 and SGT on my ID card that I have to show them. Thursday I had a Gunny salute me, third time this has happened to me. I have plans to write a big artilce about my trip to Miramar Lake with my 2 year old son, Maddock. I'll need to do that on a computer though.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010


Okay, I really do have two stories that I want to put on here but I didn't have the time for the one the day it happened and today I spent time editing the Family Blog and messing with my new Ubuntu (Linux) set up on the laptop. They will come in due time I promise.