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    Deer Lake 5K Run/Walk


    2014 - 05.01

    We’re thinking of maybe doing this, it’s not until May 31st.  Anyone else interested in doing it?

    Events Calendar - Deer Lake Run

    Metric Ton of Ginger?


    2013 - 10.16

    Not everyone may know that I’ve started a Disc Golf business (retail), but I have.  As part of that I’m learning about the world of import/export and international trade.  To go with the whole international trade thing I’ve been using the website alibaba.com

    Just like Costco, you can find things which are pretty hilarious on the website.  For example:

     

    Fresh Ginger in Jinxiang China

    US$ 600.00 / Metric Ton  (seems like it could be a good price… for people who like ginger), here’s the kicker though:

    Minimum Order: 24 Metric Tons!

     

    That’s right, you too could own 24,000 KG of ginger for the low low price of US$14,400…

    Burnaby Duck Golf 2012 (Dec 8th)


    2012 - 12.13

    These are pictures taken at the Duck Golf at Robert Burnaby this past weekend (Dec. 8th, 2012).  I haven’t looked through all of them, because there’s 666 of them, but at least some of them look interesting, there’s a number of sequences of people’s drives.

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    Burnaby Duck Golf 2012 (Dec 8th), a set on Flickr.

    George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary


    2012 - 07.15

    I was thinking that Karin and I might head out to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary at some point.  Has anyone been before?  Would you recommend it?  Figured it might be a good opportunity to get in some exercise while at the same time dusting off our cameras and getting some good shots.

    It’s only open from 9am-4pm, so it would definitely be a day activity… but if someone is keen to go as well let us know and perhaps we can coordinate.

    #30dayhomies


    2012 - 05.27

    I know it seems like it’s just a random hashtag, but it has a purpose.  Kristen Bell – who we fell in love with as Veronica Mars and further enjoyed as Jeannie in House of Lies and other roles in between – is trying to help motivate her Twitter followers to try to do 30 workouts in 30 days, where everything except golf counts as a workout.

    So it’s just one of those random motivational challenges.  We both started on Friday, although because Karin had Zumba at school on Thursday she’s actually a day ahead of me.

    Anyway, if anyone else wants to join the challenge you’re welcome to.  As noted above it’s not supposed to be difficult necessarily it’s just about consciously doing some sort of workout every day for 30 days.  It’s all about the good habits.

    Wish us luck.

    Ball or Disc Golf?


    2012 - 04.15

    This is actually pretty cool, I used to play ball golf back in the day, but gave it up for various reasons which I won’t go into here.  That said it’s still very popular, and one of it’s biggest tournaments is the Masters.  This year it was won by Bubba Watson.

    So why do you or I care?  Well I care because of the interesting bit of information that Bubba Watson is also a card carying member of the PDGA, yup the Professional Disc Golf Association… that’s kind of cool.  Wonder if there’s a mini-golf organization and if he’s a member of it too…

    Full Article: Bubba Wins Masters | Professional Disc Golf Association.

    NBL?


    2012 - 03.02

    NBL: National Basketball League of Canada, yeah apparently we have our own Basketball League.  I found out a week or so ago when I saw NBL on one of those sports tickers.  To be honest that’s all I’ve actually heard about the league.  That’s not necessarily surprising since the farthest west they make it is Ontario, with teams in Ontario (2), Quebec, New Brunswick (2), Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

    So I can’t say that I’m a fan, not really a fan of basketball at all in truth, but I do think it’s cool that some of the “forgotten provinces” have some professional sports teams.  Hope it works out for them.

    Castle: both parts


    2012 - 02.20

    We watched Castle today, both parts of the two parter.  I wouldn’t say that it was the best Castle episodes we’ve ever watched, but there were a lot of fun moments in both episodes.  In case you haven’t watched it, I’ll speak no more so as to avoid spoilers.  What I will say though is I don’t think we’ve seen a really disappointing episode of Castle.  There are lots of shows, some of which you’ve maybe watched for years (or not) which can have totally ridiculous or lame episodes (Bones: Sir Charmington; Hawaii Five-O: North Korea), don’t think we’ve seen one from Castle yet though.

    Since we finished watching last weeks episode before this weeks episode had aired we went down to the gym for 20 minutes as well.  All in all, pretty good for a Monday.

    Turf Goaltimate Kit: Illustrated Step by Step


    2011 - 12.19

    A while back I talked about my struggles to get Goaltimate to work on turf fields that you couldn’t physically anchor “into”, and documented a bit about how I thought I’d overcome those problems in “Turf Goaltimate Kit Reborn!“.  Well, it’s been 9.5 months since then and we’re still using and happy with that same system, so it’s probably about time I illustrate it a little better.  If you want the full part’s list, check that earlier post.

    Bushing:

    Goaltimate Kit

     

     

    Reducer:

    Goaltimate Kit

     

    Flange attached to half of shelf:

    Goaltimate Kit

    Goaltimate Kit

    Pipe:

    Goaltimate Kit

     

    Attach reducer to the flange/shelf assembly:

    Goaltimate Kit

     

    Assembled “base”:

    Goaltimate Kit

     

    Take the bushing, and put it on one end of the pipe: 

    Goaltimate Kit

    Goaltimate Kit

    Goaltimate Kit

    Goaltimate Kit

     

    Insert the bushing/pipe assembly into the base:

    Goaltimate Kit

     

    Voila, a completed support (repeat for the other side):

    Goaltimate Kit

    Goaltimate Kit

    Now assuming that you have an actual Goaltimate arch (generally out of PVC pipe) you can insert each end of the arch into one of these supports, add an Ulti bag, sandbag or some other “weight” to the extended portion of the shelf to provide additional stability.  Ideally use something soft, or at least without any dangerous edges in case someone runs into it.  It should be possible to run into the completed assembly and have the weight move and/or the arch fall down and/or the support come apart.  All of those are definitely preferable to having a broken person.  In almost a year of use, these mechanism has survived tumbles and collisions, has been responsible for zero injuries, and has not needed to have any components replaced.

    Good luck, and let us know if you’re using it, or if you improve upon the design.

    Inversely Proportional


    2011 - 11.21

    This is actually probably a good thing, but the amount of room remaining on our PVR seems to be inversely proportional to how many projects Karin has on the go… with NaNoWriMo and GISHWHES very little TV is being watched.  Which might mean that we’ll still have something new to watch when we start running into the holiday reruns…