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Friday, October 31, 2003

Happy Hallow'een!!!

I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing tonight, but it's Friday and it's halloween, so hopefully I'll go out with some friends. I don't have a clue as to what I should dress up as.

I'm not at work today because my knee is giving me troubles. I'm going to pay a visit to my physiotherapist today.

Two nights ago I drove up to Burnaby mountain hoping I could take some photos of the aurora borealis (nothern lights). I stood up there in the dark (and froze my ass) with my frozen camera and tripod, but I only witness the very slightest thread of nothern light. My camera didn't pick it up.

While I was up there though, I did shoot some images of the city down below:

Here's a picture of the sun with it's big sunspots; the cause of the recent giant solar flares that have been torching the Earth (and making pretty nothern lights).

It's not the greatest photo, but it's a little tricky taking pictures of the sun. I shot this photo at 1/4000th of a second at f/22 through thick fog. I wouldn't normally point my lens towards the sun, but it's not every day you get to see sunspots.

Earlier in the week I had to take one of the work trucks through Air Care. There was quite a long line up, so I pulled the camera out and shot some photos while I was waiting. Here's me in the truck:

I guess I don't look all that happy here, I was just a little bored I guess.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Wow, it's been really windy here today and the power was out since 5:00PM. So I got home form work and as I was checking my email--pop!--the power goes out. I really needed the power to be on tonight because I had to get ready for a concert that I was going to tonight at 7:30PM with my best friend L.

I made it to the concert, but yeah, it's really hard to shave when you can't see your face.

We saw Sam Roberts and a back-up band called "El Torpedo". It was pretty fun. L. Actually won the tickets on a contest on TV. Cool eh?

So after the concert was over, I drove L. home and I noticed the power was on in her neighborhood, but it wasn't on in mine. I had to park my car in complete darkness and literally feel my way to my apartment door. That sucked! When I got inside, I heard a knock on my door. It was my landlord. She offered me a flashlight to use until I got all my candles lit. It was very helpful because I'd also misplaced my lighter.

Ok, I gotta go to bed now. Work tomorrow. I've got more holidays coming up though in a few weeks. I'm really looking forward to that.