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Gem
04-14-2009, 04:06 AM
Okay, I don't know how well this thread is going to work here, but it works VERY well on another (non photography) forum I used to go on. You post pretty much anything you want in here and this way it reduces some future clutter in the OT forum...

I'll start.

I'm so screwed for exams. I stayed up late last night studying, and ended up falling asleep for 2-3 hours while studying. Then I procrastinated and did nothing.

I hate exams.

ETA: I see there's a TON of new members on now! Nice. :)
ETA #2: I pretty much spammed the entire forum. :D :p

Marko
04-14-2009, 10:45 AM
We'll see how this goes Gem - but if it does work, we can create a new random thread each month.

I recall back to my early university days, i did the same thing except I drank too much coffee and took too many caffeine pills and I was so juiced that studying was impossible. I'm SO happy the only tests I take now are tests of courage :clown:

Gem
04-14-2009, 11:02 AM
I'm SO happy the only tests I take now are tests of courage :clown:
LOL. That's extremely corny, Marko :D

Ugh, I hate coffee (scarring childhood experience, ha), and I don't drink tea either. Lol, so I have half a glass of pop to keep me awake O_O Almost never works. I probably need to do the whole "face my fears" thing and start drinking coffee (:yuck:)

Hey, I just realized that last night, I didn't run across any pictures from JJ...Odd :p

kat
04-14-2009, 11:03 AM
I'm envious of you Gem. If I could go back in time I would of went to university!!!

If it makes you feel any better, because of my addiction to the tv show "House" I was up late and my youngest had me up at 6am!!! Ack..what is that! Now I got a grumpy kid and a long day ahead of me.. ha ha.

Gem
04-14-2009, 11:10 AM
6AM?! People get up at that ungodly hour?! Lol, I exaggerate (*sigh* I get up at 5 30am my self :( ).

I watch House too! I can't believe they killed Kutner!!! I was SSSOOO sad :'( And I didn't see last night's episode but I heard there was a Cameron/Chase twist? (the breaking up was expected, but apparently somthing bigger happened?!)

kat
04-14-2009, 12:46 PM
I wish I could help you out but I feel asleep with about 15 mins left into it!!! I know I know...how could I do such a thing!!!!

Marko
04-14-2009, 01:10 PM
I used to like House a lot more.
The show has changed for the worse IMO.
WAY WAY too much time being spent on the relationships in the show. Never used to be like that.

My "courage" sentiment was a bit corny it's true; but not nearly as corny as this season of House :yuck:

kat
04-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Ha ha! Yay..you are right marko..it has changed! I find most shows have! There are only a few now days that I watch faithfully, one being Heroes. That is my favorite.

Although I will be watching American Idol tonight, not intently but waiting to see how Adam does. Man, I need a life.

JAS_Photo
04-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Lol, 'Dancing With the Stars' is my TV vice, along with 'The Mentalist', for obvious reasons. ;)

Gem
04-14-2009, 02:19 PM
Kat, you fell asleep during the SUICIDE episode?! What?! How?! BTW, Heroes is one of my favourites too! I haven't seen the last couple of eps, so don't tell me what happens!

I agree about the relationship aspect of House. I was rewatching the first season last summer and it was HI-LAR-I-OUS. What happened, House? What happened?

Oooh, is the Mentalist good, raiven? I thought about watching but I've got enough shows on my plate as it is.

Another one of my faves is How I Met Your Mother. I *love* Neil Patrick Harris (Barney!); he makes the show, imo.

Marko
04-14-2009, 02:57 PM
Mentalist is decent - the main character Simon baker is good but his American accent is SO fake. (He's an Aussie)

Anthony Lapaglia from Without a Trace is another actor that has NOT mastered the American accent. (Another Aussie)

Back to House - THERE'S an actor (Hugh Laurie) who has ABSOLUTELY mastered an American accent. (He's a Brit)

Gem
04-14-2009, 03:37 PM
I haven't seen the first two shows, so I can't comment, but Hugh Laurie absolutely *shocked* me when I found out he was a Brit! I would have NEVER guessed if I hadn't stumbled across a TV interview of him!

jjeling
04-14-2009, 04:08 PM
Random....

http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/random

Marko
04-14-2009, 05:29 PM
But was it TRULY random or were you subconsciously guided to that term because of the thread title? :evil2:

ran·dom http://l.yimg.com/a/i/edu/ref/ahd/t/pron.jpg (http://education.yahoo.com/ref/dictionary/audio/r/0038800.wav;_ylt=AiA8m0Dg7s_MuG8nLNZBKASugMMF) (rhttp://l.yimg.com/a/i/edu/ref/ahd/s/abreve.gifnhttp://l.yimg.com/a/i/edu/ref/ahd/s/prime.gifdhttp://l.yimg.com/a/i/edu/ref/ahd/s/schwa.gifm) KEY (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/pronunciation_key;_ylt=AtK7JehzyZ8D1SSWU7m24J.ugMM F)

ADJECTIVE:


Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective: random movements. See Synonyms at chance (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry;_ylt=AuLXCZIOOiXG4UdIJLo_QUuugMMF?id=C023570 0).
Mathematics & Statistics Of or relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
Of or relating to an event in which all outcomes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of a substance.

jjeling
04-14-2009, 05:32 PM
My dog just walked in a circle

Gem
04-14-2009, 05:35 PM
^LOL. That's definitely random. Congrats on that, JJ ;)

Marko
04-14-2009, 05:38 PM
Well done JJ! :highfive: :clown:

jjeling
04-14-2009, 05:50 PM
Did I mention there is a cup on the rollercoaster? :offtopic:

:clown:

Gem
04-14-2009, 05:52 PM
I wish I had dog =(

This thread is distracting me now. Seriously. I'm logging off. I'll see everyone later, when this week of hell is over :wall-an:

ETA: Beauty of this thread: you can't be off topic!

jjeling
04-14-2009, 06:06 PM
knock knock

Gem
04-14-2009, 06:10 PM
Who's there?

....Dammit.

ETA: That's evil JJ.
Okay, I'm going to stop procrastinating (for real this time)!

casil403
04-14-2009, 11:56 PM
hey gem
I just started Anatomy and Physiology as a pre-req for a course I'm starting September (Occupational Therapist Assistant). I'm starting a whole new career and getting out of cooking eventually. Mannnnn... Holy terminology!!! I'm only 3 weeks into it but sheesh the tests are gonna suck as I'm trying to deal with the memory of a 40 something year old and tons and tons of terminology of cell structure, tissue types, organic chemistry, organelles, etc,etc,etc....:wall-an:!

Btw, we are religious "The Office" watchers...most hilarious show on TV...IMO. Mike likes "The Mentalist" and "Dexter"....and we both like "Criminal Minds". I tend to follow reality type shows like "Top Chef" and "Amazing Race"
Oh yeah and we both also like watching UFC/Ultimate Fighter which is something I never pictured myself liking but surprisingly do! :)

jjeling
04-15-2009, 12:22 AM
Who's there?

....Dammit.

ETA: That's evil JJ.
Okay, I'm going to stop procrastinating (for real this time)!

Aren't you going to ask me to come inside? :headslap:

Mad Aussie
04-15-2009, 01:52 AM
6AM?! People get up at that ungodly hour?!
I'd have to sleep in 1 1/2 - 2 hrs to wake up at 6am :headslap:

kat
04-15-2009, 09:06 AM
Ok. I'm a lazy bum and get to sleep in till 7am with my two kids that hop in bed with me at 5am when daddy leaves for work!! Wouldn't have it any other way!!! :p

Gem
04-15-2009, 09:53 AM
JJ: I don't open the doors to strangers :rolleyes::p

Now I'm off to for my Stats final and then the library from 11-6. WISH ME LUCK! (I definitely need it :p)

jjeling
04-15-2009, 11:12 AM
Ok. I'm a lazy bum and get to sleep in till 7am with my two kids that hop in bed with me at 5am when daddy leaves for work!! Wouldn't have it any other way!!! :p

My dog sleeps in my bed, and never wakes me up. She used to be a great alarm clock, but now I think she gets upset when I leave for work, so she tries and gets away with as much as she can.


JJ: I don't open the doors to strangers :rolleyes::p

Now I'm off to for my Stats final and then the library from 11-6. WISH ME LUCK! (I definitely need it :p)

:1st:

Gem
04-17-2009, 03:54 AM
I don't spose anyone is a chem major here? =(

MoinMoin
04-17-2009, 05:46 AM
Hi you all late riser :rolleyes:. I only want to mention, that I rose today at 4.15 o'clock and have had a 45 min. run at 5.30 o'clock with my neighbour friend. And at 7.05 o'clock I was at work. Any comments there? :D


P.S.: What's a "chem major"? Can't find it in my translator!

Mad Aussie
04-17-2009, 06:06 AM
Hi you all late riser :rolleyes:. I only want to mention, that I rose today at 4.15 o'clock and have had a 45 min. run at 5.30 o'clock with my neighbour friend. And at 7.05 o'clock I was at work. Any comments there? :D
Yeh ... get up later and run to work. That way you still get your exercise and get to sleep in instead of being up at the time I'm up almost every day :headslap:



P.S.: What's a "chem major"? Can't find it in my translator!
Somebody studying Chemistry as their main subject at a University.

Gem
04-17-2009, 11:04 AM
You people get up at a ridiculous time! Whatever happened to 8 hours of sleep? :rolleyes:

Every time I walk down the stairs, all I can think is "if i slip and fall, i'm sure head injuries can get me out of these exams." :headslap:LOL, yes, I'm that desperate.

jjeling
04-17-2009, 11:40 AM
I can honestly say I studied for maybe a handful of exams. Never consistently recieved high marks, but never failed out of high school or college. After a few years or experimentation, if you participate in class and maintain a good relationship with your instructor, exam grades do not count for much. Even missing class from time to time is allowed. However, you must make a legitimate effort to understand and like the material. A teachers job is make sure you do just that. There are a great number of ways to evaluate a student and exams are not always the best way to do this, and instructors know that. If you are making a good effort, you have nothing to worry about. I never worried about grades, just about passing. haha, maybe thats the wrong way to go about it, but it worked.

Here is my formula..haha

If you show up to class, show up early
If you are going to be late for class, just skip it(do not interrupt)
Do as much homework as possible(if you struggle, skip it)
If you skip homework, casually ask him a question or two before class(why you show up early)
Take good notes
Never fall asleep in class(negates all other efforts)
If a study sheet is not handed out, probe the instructor for exam material(not EVERYTHING will be on an exam)
Occasionally make a joke(lighten things up) - this works really well
- DO NOT be a class clown
Let the instructor know you are concerned about the class
- after class or in an email
ALWAYS thank the instructor for their help and explanations

This is just what I did. DO NOT take any of this seriously. It's what worked for me but may not work for you. I have never done well reading. I can read, and can read well. I am a visual learner, which is why I am in photography. Having literally never read a book in college, this seemed to have paid off. Each person has their own way of learning, and I can do it just by listening to what the instructor has to say. Comprehension is the most important part of all class, and the book is just another way of explaining the ideas and concepts. If you can listen and take good notes, the book is irrelevant sometimes.
Secondly, I jump and then think about why I jumped. After several jumps, you learn how to do it. This train of thought has its pros and cons.
Cons - you will rarely get good grades

Pros - you build great relationships with your instructors
- you learn in a fashion that fits you best
- you rarely get bad grades
- you get to enjoy college

I admit I was not a straight A student. However, I did graduate high school and college. College took 5 years, but that is still faster than what most people I know have been taking. So...

I cant wait to see the responses with this. :clown:

casil403
04-17-2009, 12:05 PM
Hi you all late riser :rolleyes:. I only want to mention, that I rose today at 4.15 o'clock and have had a 45 min. run at 5.30 o'clock with my neighbour friend. And at 7.05 o'clock I was at work. Any comments there? :D

I've been there MM...for the last 15+ years I've been at work at 6-6:30am - up at 4 or 5am and during Christmas season I started at 5Am. HaHa! I just got back to working this week again after a 6 month hiatus and doing night school 2 times a week and Holy...I am burned out today!
It's like going 0 to 100 without any acceleration....but it does feel good to be doing something again I have to say! It's nice to be tired from working and not from boredom.
Btw, next weekend I'm starting work at 6:30AM again.

casil403
04-17-2009, 12:08 PM
Every time I walk down the stairs, all I can think is "if i slip and fall, i'm sure head injuries can get me out of these exams." :headslap:LOL, yes, I'm that desperate.

LOL...it got me out of working for 6 months Gem! True!
Funny too...that's what I thought afterwords!

Mad Aussie
04-17-2009, 12:15 PM
You people get up at a ridiculous time! Whatever happened to 8 hours of sleep? :rolleyes:.
I went to bed at 7.30pm last night and by 11 pm I was awake ... finally dragged myself out of bed to brighten your day at about 12.30am. And here I sit ... slowly getting sleepy again .... hoping it will come soon so I can snooze until 4am when I'm getting up again to drive 2 hours to take a photo of a waterfall and then drive 2 hours home again :headslap: It's a cool waterfall if it's running well though. ;)

casil403
04-17-2009, 12:19 PM
I went to bed at 7.30pm last night and by 11 pm I was awake ... finally dragged myself out of bed to brighten your day at about 12.30am. And here I sit ... slowly getting sleepy again .... hoping it will come soon so I can snooze until 4am when I'm getting up again to drive 2 hours to take a photo of a waterfall and then drive 2 hours home again :headslap: It's a cool waterfall if it's running well though. ;)

Oh Mannnnn...I hate it when that happens! :mad:
Hope the waterfall is worth it!

Mad Aussie
04-17-2009, 12:23 PM
Yeh ... me too!! It IS cool ... it actually falls through a hole in the rock into a cave.

kat
04-17-2009, 12:29 PM
Sweet! I'm looking forward to my next waterfall trip..hoping it will be this summer. LOL..I have to plan months in advance to get to a waterfall..!! What the ....

Ha ha..have a good nap!

My day is going to be spent on wether or not we should buy a house we looked at yesterday. Do we stay up in the great north? Hmmmm

Mad Aussie
04-17-2009, 12:32 PM
Exciting ... new house. Check out the photgraphic probabilities and possibilities in the new location ... or is the house still in Horse Poosville Ontario where the Caribou wouldn't bother pissing in?

kat
04-17-2009, 12:43 PM
Ha ha.. where to Caribou wouldn't bother pissing in. Right across the road from my older brother and three doors down from the younger..with all of 500 people in the area..lol.

Yah..hence the hesitation. Nah..the housing up here is old, the house reminds me of my grandparents when I would visit them in Newfoundland. Lots of work to be done, but it's the right price. Soo..we'll see.

casil403
04-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Nah Kat...move to Alberta. We got waterfalls and mountains and prairies. Maybe not quite as colourful birds as Down Under, but hey ya can't have it all! If we want photos of the birds MA's got, the pet store is really close by...lol.
I'm planning on a trip to Takkakaw falls this summer...Largest waterfall in Canada and about a 3 hour drive from here.

kat
04-17-2009, 01:10 PM
Nah Kat...move to Alberta. We got waterfalls and mountains and prairies. Maybe not quite as colourful birds as Down Under, but hey ya can't have it all! If we want photos of the birds MA's got, the pet store is really close by...lol.
I'm planning on a trip to Takkakaw falls this summer...Largest waterfall in Canada and about a 3 hour drive from here.


Ohh..that sounds like so much fun. We were debating on moving to Edmonton. But we do have it good here as far as work is concerned. It's a hard decision!

You know, as much as I love waterfalls, they scare me big time!! I'm shaking the whole time I'm taking photos.

casil403
04-17-2009, 01:19 PM
I'm only scared if I'm on the edge looking down!
Heights scare me big time...height and snakes are my 2 biggest fears. I get vertigo if I'm on the edge of something looking down! I have trouble walking though long grass because I just know I'll see a snake. Pet snakes are okay, but the ones slithering on the ground freak the daylights out of me!!!!
I saw a snake nest with hundreds of the things slithering around in a huge pile once when I was little and since then I just can't handle the thought of them! :eek:

kat
04-17-2009, 01:50 PM
Yah..they aren't top of my list either. I can't even go up a ladder without having a panic attack. You should see me in a Ferris Wheel. My husband and I went up in a tiny one last year and I started to cry because he was moving..lol. Needless to say, I didn't get one photo up there!

Mad Aussie
04-17-2009, 03:25 PM
Ha ha.. where to Caribou wouldn't bother pissing in. Right across the road from my older brother and three doors down from the younger..with all of 500 people in the area..lol.

Yah..hence the hesitation. Nah..the housing up here is old, the house reminds me of my grandparents when I would visit them in Newfoundland. Lots of work to be done, but it's the right price. Soo..we'll see.
Kat, you remind me of that TV show ... Northern Exposure ;)

casil403
04-17-2009, 08:27 PM
That or I'm thinkin' "Corner Gas"...
FyI a Canadian TV show that just ended this week.

Gem
04-18-2009, 12:02 AM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) I feel like I'm running a marathon.

JJ, befriending the prof is a good idea. I find it hard though when it's a class of 300-400 kids. I'm "friends" with me English Prof (she says she finds my antics very entertaining, lol) but chem and bio? Nope. =(
I don't think it would help me much...their TAs mark the exams (the written portion). I'm definitely thinking about befriending a few next year though, for future references to professional programs and schools. We'll see.

Three down, two more to go! WOOOOO! :goodvibes

Corner Gas ended? Really? Wow, I'm surprised.

jjeling
04-18-2009, 12:27 AM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) I feel like I'm running a marathon.

JJ, befriending the prof is a good idea. I find it hard though when it's a class of 300-400 kids. I'm "friends" with me English Prof (she says she finds my antics very entertaining, lol) but chem and bio? Nope. =(
I don't think it would help me much...their TAs mark the exams (the written portion). I'm definitely thinking about befriending a few next year though, for future references to professional programs and schools. We'll see.

Three down, two more to go! WOOOOO! :goodvibes

Corner Gas ended? Really? Wow, I'm surprised.

Always avoided the classes with any more than 300(Chem and Bio were 300+ size classes as well). Once I realized how hard it was to get any kind of feedback or conversation with the instructor, they were never above 50. Im not one to listen to mic'd up lecture either.

Its always nice to know your more than half way through it. Good luck again.

Gem
04-18-2009, 12:55 AM
Always avoided the classes with any more than 300(Chem and Bio were 300+ size classes as well). Once I realized how hard it was to get any kind of feedback or conversation with the instructor, they were never above 50. Im not one to listen to mic'd up lecture either.

Its always nice to know your more than half way through it. Good luck again.
My Profs this semester are pretty good about feedback and stuff. My chem one even posts on the discussion forum for his course to answer questions and help us out (he was on until 12 30am last night answering things!). But it's hard getting to know them on a one-to-one basis. The only small class I have is English with 40 students, and that's the Prof I befriended :)

Thanks for the luck! Lol, if I was Catholic, I would have crossed myself after the exam ended! It was brutal :wall-an:

ETA: I'm super tired, yet I'm not sleeping. :headslap: I think I've caught whatever MA has!

Gem
04-19-2009, 12:49 AM
I want poutine =(

kat
04-19-2009, 06:27 PM
Go NUCKS Go!

:1st:

Greg_Nuspel
04-19-2009, 07:08 PM
Yard work = blisters = damn I hate yard work

Greg_Nuspel
04-19-2009, 07:11 PM
Nah Kat...move to Alberta. We got waterfalls and mountains and prairies. Maybe not quite as colourful birds as Down Under, but hey ya can't have it all! If we want photos of the birds MA's got, the pet store is really close by...lol.
I'm planning on a trip to Takkakaw falls this summer...Largest waterfall in Canada and about a 3 hour drive from here.

You'll love Takkakaw Falls go early in the season to see them spray way out, if your into a good hike continue up the valley to Twin Falls just wonderful. Camped up there once and watched the sunrise sitting beside the falls.

kat
04-19-2009, 07:11 PM
Yard work = blisters = damn I hate yard work

Gloves :p

Greg_Nuspel
04-19-2009, 07:14 PM
Gloves :p

That sounds like preplanning, can't do that with yard work it would be like admitting I'm planning to do some.

casil403
04-19-2009, 08:40 PM
Oh Greg, that's just so "Man"
...today we are getting ready to go for a drive, and Mike has been outta gas in the car for...ummm...oh I dunno, a few days now....and he decides that rather than to go and get gas first, we should take the dog to the dog park first where then he tells me that....oh by the way, "I am so low on gas, we might not make it to the gas station" I say "Well, why didn't we go there first?" to which he reasoned that it was not "on the way"! :wall-an:
I spent the last few miles worrying about whether or not we'd be walking the dog back to the house!

Rant #2... Coming home after an awesome find of cool birds several yards away and seeing not sharp pictures (which looked sharp on the teeny tiny screen on the camera) is like opening a Christmas present from your hubby/BF/significant other only to find he got you a mop! :mad:
;) For the record....He's never given me a mop as a present, but if he ever did, I'd suspect I'd have the same reaction.

Greg_Nuspel
04-19-2009, 08:47 PM
For the record....He's never given me a mop as a present, but if he ever did, I'd suspect I'd have the same reaction.

I would suspect that it could be followed by a mop enema, talk about roughage :evil2:

casil403
04-19-2009, 08:50 PM
You'll love Takkakaw Falls go early in the season to see them spray way out, if your into a good hike continue up the valley to Twin Falls just wonderful. Camped up there once and watched the sunrise sitting beside the falls.

Sounds like someting in no way resembling a mop on Xmas day!
When's a good time to go?

AntZ
04-19-2009, 11:56 PM
I had a big crash on my Mountain Bike this morning. My bike is OK, the same can not be said for me. I suspect I might have a fractured rib and more than a few scratches. I was able to ride 15k home afterwards, so I guess I'll live.

JAS_Photo
04-20-2009, 12:12 AM
Uh oh! Sorry to hear that. I had a bit of a fall down a cement back stairway at work. Landed on my tailbone and hit my right arm which was painful enough but to add insult to injury I slipped down a further step and landed on it again. I have a huge bruise on my right forearm no comment on the other.

jjeling
04-20-2009, 01:56 AM
Party in the park!

AntZ
04-20-2009, 03:34 AM
Uh oh! Sorry to hear that. I had a bit of a fall down a cement back stairway at work. Landed on my tailbone and hit my right arm which was painful enough but to add insult to injury I slipped down a further step and landed on it again. I have a huge bruise on my right forearm no comment on the other.
No photos either huh?:p

I have to admit mine is self inflicted. I train hard and ride hard..and today was too hard.

Greg_Nuspel
04-20-2009, 07:40 AM
Worst self inflicted cycling last year was when I was pushing hard leaving a stop when I discovered my right shoe didn't clip in properly. With full downward thrust my foot made contact with the road effectively coming to a full stop. The chain wheel came in contact with my calf, now my left foot was in the power stroke position. Chain wheels are sharp so it had no problem finding good purchase in my tender flesh. This help it climb up my calf tooth by tooth. now essentially my bike was supported in the air by my leg. Gravity and momentum now worked together to help force my front wheel back down unfortunately due to a distraction occurring I had inadvertently turned my front wheel enough for it to cause a pull to the right so when it bounced I corrected for this but to an extent that was rather adverse since it now came in contact with the ground at a greater angle. Two more bounces like this each with a greater oscillation was too much effort for the front wheel so it decided forward motion was out of the question. Inertial came to my rescue and restored the balance to the physics problem this had created by allowing my body to continue over the handle bars. At this time my body proved that it could stop my forward motion by the use of friction on the pavement. I am happy to say the bike and the road were not damaged during this event.

Gem
04-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Party in the park!
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy093.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Oh...wait....

Still got two more finals. Damn.

:eek: That sounds nasty, Greg! But, good thing the bike and road weren't hurt. That'd be a real shame :rolleyes:

Gem
04-21-2009, 10:21 AM
:clap: I officially finish today at 5pm Mountain Time! WWOOOOOOTTT

kat
04-21-2009, 10:59 AM
:clap: I officially finish today at 5pm Mountain Time! WWOOOOOOTTT

Yay! :highfive:

casil403
04-21-2009, 11:34 AM
Go NUCKS Go!

:1st:

Gosh...the Flames actually played pretty good last night!
I still say Chicago in 5 though!

casil403
04-21-2009, 11:46 AM
I was in Grade 8, riding my bike home and was being chased by some kids on their bikes. We lived at the bottom of this big hill one street over so I decided to get away from them I would pedal in 10th gear down the hill as fast as I could. at the bottom of the hill I had to make a 90% turn to make the corner but I missed the road and ended up riding in the ditch. In the middle of the ditch was a stone bridge type walkway across the ditch so I slammed into that head-on at full speed, instantly stopping the bike. I remember being catapulted over the handlebars, flying in mid-air, seeing the walkway below as I'm shooting over it and landing well on the other side of the ditch on my left shoulder (which I ended up dislocating). The bike was now turned into a side by side 2-wheeled unicycle to which I quietly got up, and pushed home. When I got home I remember sitting on the basement step and just losing it! My Mum thought I had been molested or something because I was so distraught and couldn't talk. I was more worried about getting in trouble for breaking my bike!

Btw,I got a round of applause from the 2 boys chasing me who were suitably impressed and said they had never seen anyone fly like that!
My Dad also managed to straighten and fix the bike too!

kat
04-21-2009, 12:01 PM
Well, I'm gonna add to the list of injuries this week (btw-hope everone is recovering well). My wrist is bruised and sore. I can move the thing up and down but not left to right. To add insult to injury, I don't even know how I hurt myself.... :p

Either way this gal is sucking it up and still doing my weight training! Unless I'm dragged to the doctor by my husband who is threatening me if I don't stop complaining.. ha ha..where is the joy in not bugging him ;)

Have a great day everyone! Off to play group!

Greg_Nuspel
04-21-2009, 02:01 PM
they had never seen anyone fly like that!

I think you should change you sig to the Amazing Flying Casil :clap:

Gem
04-21-2009, 03:55 PM
Yay! :highfive:
Thanks Kat! Got just over 2 hours left until my last exam, and then FOUR MONTHS OF FREEDOM! :clap:

Wow. You people seem to be magnets for accidents! Heh heh...I'm sitting on the fifth floor of a library, maybe on my way down I'll slip and fall (last chance for it to happen!) and get out of that last exam =D

Hey, one can dream, can't they? ;)

jjeling
04-21-2009, 05:35 PM
Sounds like your enjoying your final day Gem. Exams are always a pain when your waiting to take them. After youre finished, it almost seems like theyre fun.

On a side not, I went to the billiard hall to play with a friend. They had a punching bag there that tells how hard to you punch. For 50 cents you can punch it so I tried three times. On the third time, I set the record on the machine. I even won 2 of 3 pool games as well.

kat
04-21-2009, 05:54 PM
ha ha! Wtg jj! Bet I'd kick your butt in pool :p

Gem
04-21-2009, 07:59 PM
I'M FRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!!

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy110.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy036.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy093.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy106.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance005.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing019.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy110.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)



So, uh. How's everyone else's day going? :rolleyes:

AntZ
04-21-2009, 08:11 PM
Congrats. :party: Its been a while since I have had to go through the exam thing, but I still remember that feeling.:clap::clap:

We expect lots of photos now:D

jjeling
04-22-2009, 12:21 AM
ha ha! Wtg jj! Bet I'd kick your butt in pool :p

:rolleyes:

jjeling
04-22-2009, 12:26 AM
I'M FRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!!



So, uh. How's everyone else's day going? :rolleyes:

I didn't have any exams today. :goodvibes

Gem
04-22-2009, 05:47 AM
Well, JJ. We all can't be as lucky as you ;)

Thanks Antz!! :D Both sets of batteries are fully charged (like a week ago) and just waiting to be used! I plan an all day outing tomorrow =D

jjeling
04-22-2009, 11:14 AM
hmmmm, you mean we all cant be as lucky as you. I think the majority of us would love to go back to college if we had the chance.

Have fun during your outing. A place that I always found nice to shoot at, was my college. Great way to work on your people photography and journalism if your into it.

Gem
04-22-2009, 06:01 PM
hmmmm, you mean we all cant be as lucky as you. I think the majority of us would love to go back to college if we had the chance.
:eek: Why?!



Have fun during your outing. A place that I always found nice to shoot at, was my college. Great way to work on your people photography and journalism if your into it.
I've tried shooting at the U (way back in November) but people always stare at me =( Then my friends are always being "stop being a creeper"

Sigh. Then ISO is a HUGE problem for me (indoors), and flash is DEFINITELY out of the question. My full day outing turned to a two hour one at the lake =( I forgot my fingers can still freeze in this weather (the weather has been crap lately).

Greg_Nuspel
04-22-2009, 06:20 PM
It's snowing again :wall-an:

jjeling
04-22-2009, 09:38 PM
:eek: Why?!


I've tried shooting at the U (way back in November) but people always stare at me =( Then my friends are always being "stop being a creeper"



After you graduate and enter into the real world, you realize how much fun it is to actually learn, in a formalized setting. I would be a lifetime student if it paid the bills. I could listen to people talk about what they know all day.

Not sure how the weather is at your school up there. The climate here is a little warmer. Our campus is pretty spread out and there is a fairly large commons area. I used a telephoto lens to get people in their daily routine as a student. I ended up deleting most of it since I was fluent with the camera. Its easy to get over the "creeper" stereotype after a minute or two. Using a telephoto lens helps to distance yourself from the subject so they do not realize you are there. Makes the image much more natural as well.

Gem
04-22-2009, 10:35 PM
"Telephoto Lens"

=( If I had dSLR....

jjeling
04-22-2009, 10:37 PM
How could I forget? Maybe you should treat yourself for all the hard work of those exams........

Gem
04-22-2009, 10:42 PM
Sigh, I just got informed that that money needs to go towards tuition...Looks like the camera is on hold indefinitely =(

jjeling
04-22-2009, 10:52 PM
Id buy you a camera if I won the lottery! :-)

Gem
04-22-2009, 11:04 PM
Aw, thanks JJ! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-hug001.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org) LOL, if I won the lottery I'd probably buy everyone I knew a camera =D

casil403
04-23-2009, 12:02 PM
Sheesh...is it ever gonna stop? It's friggin' cold out there (just got in from walking the muttski) and the wind is like ice!

I mean...c'mon already! it's the 3rd week of April! :wall-an: :wall-an: :wall-an:

Funny thing is I'm pastry cheffing at a golf course right now with no clubhouse (renovating) so we are working out of a big white barely heated tent and cooking in a teeny Atco trailer...yesterday was opening day!
All the staff are wearing jackets! :D

jjeling
04-23-2009, 12:03 PM
its supposed to be 80F here Friday here in Ohio!

casil403
04-23-2009, 12:05 PM
its supposed to be 80F here Friday here in Ohio!

Mannnn...I'm moving to Ohio!

JAS_Photo
04-23-2009, 12:22 PM
Casil forgot to mention that we have about two inches of snow again as well. :mad:

Casil, remember going out to the Polo Club? Talk about primitive. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Sparkle2/Smilies/bcd.gif

Gem
04-23-2009, 12:43 PM
It's just really windy here in Edmonton. There's a lot of thunder at night but no rain....And no snow!

kat
04-23-2009, 01:29 PM
Snows going fast here..getting limited to the big piles from the plows and in the woods. Won't be long now and softball with be on!! Yay!

Gem
04-23-2009, 01:54 PM
I'm super hungry =( I was spose to meet my friends for lunch after they finished their exams, but I slept in. Lol. I'm allowed to now! =D

casil403
04-23-2009, 04:32 PM
Casil forgot to mention that we have about two inches of snow again as well. :mad:

Casil, remember going out to the Polo Club? Talk about primitive. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Sparkle2/Smilies/bcd.gif

Yeah...this is a lot better than the Polo Club...notice how when thePL club FINALLY got a clubhouse and kitchen (even then pretty bare bones) they didn't need us anymore? Fine by me....I really disliked going out there as I'm sure you did too.
Remember when too we were out at the Cross ranch? And a certain Sous chef threw out all the leftovers rather than feed the staff?
Hey Raiven....he's coming Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! :wall-an: :headslap: :cry-an:

JAS_Photo
04-23-2009, 06:54 PM
Lol, so I hear! Speaking of the Cross Ranch it is a peice of heaven on earth. It is gorgeous down in that valley and the night we were there to do the wedding they had a sunset you could not have ordered it was so gorgeous.

MoinMoin
04-24-2009, 07:51 AM
Well – speaking about snow: Should I mention, that we don’t have anymore here ;-)?
We have now the second sunny week (round about 16-20°C). Only at night it is nearly freezing again.
I can watch my plants growing in the garden – and my new zealand clematis is already blooming. :1st:

kat
04-24-2009, 02:19 PM
I put a bid on the house! Along with another couple so hopefully we find out soon!

Also got the okay from the city to use our hockey arena for ball hockey this summer..now to get that started. Depending on how things work out..may be a busy summer for this gal. But good busy ;)

Gem
04-24-2009, 03:10 PM
On a house in Edmonton, kat?

I'm super hungry. Thinking of going down to the "lake" this afternoon. We'll see how the weather holds up.

ETA: Does anyone feel like the forum has slowed down a bit? Maybe it's just me now that I have time to be on it all the time :P Lol.

kat
04-24-2009, 04:32 PM
Nah. Here in Ontario.

Just read this and thought..ahh..someone might get a laugh out of it..

A Newfie was proudly showing off his new apartment to a couple of his friends late one night.

He led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong and a mallet.

'What's with that big brass gong?' one of the guests asked.

'It's not a gong. It's a talking clock,' the Newfie replied.

'A talking clock? Seriously?' asked his astonished friend.

'Yup' replied the Newfie.

'How's it work?' the friend asked, squinting at it.

'Watch' the Newfie replied. He picked up the mallet, gave the gong an ear-shattering pound,

and stepped back.The three stood looking at one another for a moment.

Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed, 'You a$$hole!
It's three-fifteen in the morning!'

zenador
04-24-2009, 04:47 PM
^^ I lol'd... Good one.

Edit... I read it again... I lol even louder. People at work wondering what's so funny...

AntZ
04-24-2009, 05:04 PM
I've heard/read that joke so many times,but it makes me chuckle every time.

MoinMoin
04-25-2009, 02:36 AM
I wish, I would have a gong. I am waiting for breakfast since 2 hours - only my Thomas is still sleeping :yell:.

Gem
04-25-2009, 01:14 PM
I want breakfast too. Some waffles (with maply syrup and butter, of course) and eggs would be nice =)

Gem
04-26-2009, 05:02 PM
IT'S SNOWING!!!!

:headslap::wall-an::yell::mad:

Greg_Nuspel
04-26-2009, 05:14 PM
IT'S SNOWING!!!!

:headslap::wall-an::yell::mad:

It's about time :evil2:

Gem
04-26-2009, 05:51 PM
Where's the compassion and sympathy? http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad016.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Greg_Nuspel
04-26-2009, 06:09 PM
Where's the compassion and sympathy? http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad016.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Just remember sympathy is located between sh*t and syphilis in the dictionary :p

We have our own up-coming snow predictions, this fine Alberta weather :wall-an:

jjeling
04-26-2009, 07:50 PM
hmmm.......sh*t and syphallis, thats gross

kat
04-26-2009, 09:29 PM
This is for MA..I laughed when I saw this! Not the best video though..time to make a new one I think ;) Gotta be patient up to 40secs that is when it begins..!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrBf9F_Qf-o

Iguanasan
04-26-2009, 10:17 PM
IT'S SNOWING!!!!

:headslap::wall-an::yell::mad:

I feel for you! Weather in Nova Scotia is just starting to get really nice. Had a couple of days of sunshine and 18C. I'm sure your summer will be along shortly! :fingerscr

casil403
04-26-2009, 11:04 PM
It's snowing here AGAIN in Calgary too! :wall-an: :wall-an: :wall-an: :wall-an: :wall-an::mad: :mad:

Gem
04-26-2009, 11:14 PM
I blame Climate Change =(

kat
04-28-2009, 08:54 AM
Okay..what other nerd wants to see the new Star Trek movie??? I am half tempted to leave the kids with their auntie and go to the city for the night for a movie date! I am soo excited for this movie..it loooooks sooo good! NERD :)

MoinMoin
04-28-2009, 09:34 AM
I saw some TV-promotion on TV. But I’ll wait for the first critics before I decide wether I want to watch the new Star Trek movie or not.

And we NEED rain – my garden is yearning for water! Also my head – there are thousands little hammer in my head http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad012.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org). I am a normal North-German and need my part of rainy weather http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad058.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)!

casil403
04-28-2009, 10:06 AM
Sorry Kat...I'm not a Star Trek gal....My Mum sure was though...I remember being subjected to the episodes when I was little. :headslap:
I think she had the hots for Captain Kirk! :o

Altough if anyone wants to rent a good DVD this weekend, I highly recommend "The Wrestler" with Mickey Rourke...we saw it in the theatre and IMO it was pretty awesome!

kat
04-28-2009, 10:13 AM
Yah. I watched that over the weekend too. It was a pretty good show.

I'm not a Star Trek person but this looks like I may become one :P

casil403
04-28-2009, 10:16 AM
One more quirky movie to rent...I loved this movie and highly recommend it!

"Lars and the Real Girl"

Marko
04-30-2009, 04:04 PM
"My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."

Taken from here
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/5005019/20-ridiculous-complaints-made-by-holidaymakers.html?image=8

casil403
04-30-2009, 05:19 PM
I like this one... :laugh:

"A tourist at a top African game lodge overlooking a waterhole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel "inadequate".

Marko
05-01-2009, 10:52 AM
Let's start a new one like this every month if that's okay.

http://www.photography.ca/Forums/showthread.php?t=3486

Thx!
marko