The comings and goings of a hard working kiwi whose just moved home
December 30, 2008
December 27, 2008
December 22, 2008
December 17, 2008
Well not sure what i have done all week, it's still dark when I go to work as well as when I come home.
Got my hair cut on Saturday, just a bob that is supposed to curl under, but you kow it only does that the day that you go to the hairdresser. But lots of positive comments from people.
And i went for a swim today at the local pool , i thought it would be crowded but it was nice and empty only 3 of us in the pool. Yes I have been eating too much Christmas stuff, and this will catch up with me sooner rather than later.
I try not to read to much about Greece, there was nothing in the news today so all is much calmer. Malta looks to be an interesting placwe that s close and meets the back up criteria. it was 61 ( 16 c) degrees in Malta today. and it s the middle of winter. I keep on thinking of more security things to remeber, yes i still would rather go to Greece.
3 weeks and 3 days to go.
December 10, 2008
Now this vacation is supposed to be somewhere warm and with lots old stuff, so how about Malta, lots good war time stuff and and knights of St John to keep me happy. then there is the Canary islands.
Greece in the middle of riots is not my idea of a good time specially when I travel by myself.
I have a month to play with right now tickets to Greece on the 13 of January.
December 9, 2008
Sarah Came into work on Friday, (Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau) to sign some stuff about more pipe lines. with lots of media , and someone asked if she would do a group photo when she was done.
so here it is, my photo with Sarah
Some of the people I work with From left Karen ,Liz ,( being silly) Yuki, me, Chris, Julia, Ashley, Anna, Sarah P, and Jamal
December 8, 2008
I thought i would go out and take photos I have better camera than i did last year for the same photos so here is my fense and the snow, almost individual snow flakes. nad reflection of the snow on the tree. Cool picture if you ask me.
Then there is the bread that I made for thanksgiving.
December 6, 2008
its winter , and we need some colour, , and mother has just sent me pictures of her garden.- her roses, so i think they are pritty cool
she did actually tell me wha they were all called but well .... does it matter.
the colur is just wonderfull
photos by Barbara ( mother )
December 4, 2008
so i got the computer back today and have spent the evening restoring all that i could in other programmes , printer drivers, Picasa. and Quick books. I have a few hiccups to deal with and i 'll be back functioning.
my computer is lots faster as well.
So that 's why i havent posted this week.
Other wise life is dark, the sun rises late and sets early. My christmas shoping is done and mailed.
November 25, 2008
well there are skills one needs to practice before you go on vacation, and puting photos where you want is one of the more immportant ones Tonight a friend told me you can blog from flickr.
it sounds cool to me, but you need to practice.
this this photo was taken last january one a wonderfull clear day.
and this is why i am going on vacation in january to Greece.
7 weeks and counting.
November 23, 2008
One of the woman had the most amazing hip isolation's, and i did a very good job of photographing her mid wiggle.
I thought the background was pretty cool to say the least.
and yes i found this cut guy to photograph me behind the bar on our background.
Anyway it was fun tonight
November 16, 2008
It's snowing again today, just lightly, and these days it is just no light after i am done work to even think about taking photos. We are 6 weeks form the shortest day.
and 8 weeks from my vacation!
November 11, 2008
what fun , i am actually getting the hang of this and my partner has good lead and we know each other well enough to have good time with it. you can even get to be quite slinky with it.
I have a friend who wanted to learn to Tango, we just don't live in the same state.
Saturday was the Fairbanks Symphony Ball at the Princess, it was fun. The dance floor always gets crowded fairly fast. but we had a good time. if only I had some photos of me that were reasonable dancing. but that is just not likely. it would be nice if I could find someone who likes to dance and is taller than me. who knows how to Tango.
November 8, 2008
November 5, 2008
November 2, 2008
There is a style of wearing these hats, that comes from, elderly scotish fisherman, the hat style just reminds me of my grandfather Fred. i guess i just caught his look
Rumor has it we are due to break the records for the coldest October on record. Not sure how long the records have been around. they say it is 20% colder than usual.. so considering my oil company filled my oil tank in July at $4.54 a gallon. i am not a very happy camper. but i don't control the weather.
October 30, 2008
i went to the website downloaded the forms , pdf file and filed them out- simple ,
I had to have a friend witness my signature, it s not even necessary to have a notary do it.
and faxed it off to NZ
i am not even sure how they check when last went to NZ , maybe they check passport control maybe they don't. I am not sure what they record when you leave the country, but it was less than 3 years ago. So will they stop playing the stuff on TV, hell no . i live in the states and we have a week to go.
I did get some junk mail form the green party last week. I wont tell you what i did with that.
anyway I voted. done.
October 26, 2008
The water looks like it is warmer than the air. The gentle fog rising.
There are lots of bits of ice drifting down , at quite a good speed. I was also surprised to see the interesting pattern in the ice along the edges. I am not the person to ask about what causes them, water currents maybe. then it clouded over this afternoon. the thermostat says it was 20 today , but to felt colder.. We haven't had a day above 32 in 10 days at least, so freeze up has occur ed. we are just waiting for the river to freeze. i think i did see a duck today but it didn't want to be in camera range. maybe another day.
October 25, 2008
October 22, 2008
It s time for some stuff about dance class. my other hobby in winter - well exercise is hanging out with the ballroom dance club. I get to take lessons mostly on Wednesday, currently bachatta and samba,( think Latin lots of hips and almost sex on the dance floor - if you want - or not) Megan is the instructor , from the university, she had a wicked sense of humor and her sound effects of how to keep the beat have you laughing.
Samba is really fast paced, but is good for when you get that head banging music that you think you cant dance to. it s usually a samba beat. and looks way good if you get it right.
here is my friend Don dancing with Judy last Saturday with Holly and Woody in the background.
At the university pub Megan does a class on Tuesday nights. more Bachatta this week, it was fun, but like usual we are lacking men, so if there are any men who have nothing to do and like to dance,...
So since we were short on men I got to do a marenge with Megan. My hip swinging is a lot better, it just takes forever to get the habit after one s grow up thinking ones hips are large. ( they are but you have to swing them when you are dancing Latin stuff. )
dance class is just total fun.
October 19, 2008
October 18, 2008
The good side was it warmed up to 19. I sat in the sun for lunch, ....inside that is...
October 17, 2008
just to photograph the ice forming. I did something i have never done before , something i have said to my self that I would never do. drum roll please......