BRAD     |     EMILLIE

Monday, December 15, 2003

Had a great time cycling the Port Hills this weekend. Once I get the photos developed, they'll be up. Great sunny day, with just enough wind to keep me cool. And I saw my first sheep!

Thursday, December 11, 2003

CoLoR cHaNgE!

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

I've got my first roll of film developed and posted in the pictures section... should have it all organized and labelled within the next few days. They are pictures from my bike trip through downtown Christchurch and to New Brighton beach. Very nice; it's just more and much older than Victoria is. Some of the buildings are very impressive and kept in excellent condition. When Emillie arrives, we'll probably do some tours into areas like the Cathedral, so I'll hopefully have some pictures of that then.
Everything at Tait is going well. I'm right back into my thesis work (thankfully) and should have a first paper ready before the New Year. Then starting the next paper. Here's hoping that everything stays on track!
By the way, the company I'm working for is Tait Electronics.
Oh, and climbing at the YMCA is nice. It's the biggest climbing gym in Christchurch, but the walls are all of a nice height (~20-25m?). They are also very slack about lead climbing in their gym... my first time there, they let another guy teach me how to lead! It was great, since it was first time leading. Would like to take some lessons though... old habits die hard!

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Well, here I am... in Christchuch, New Zealand. A good end to the first week. Everyone was super helpful (the big boss even picked me up at the airport!) is helping me setup. My unit is not the one I expected, but very nice nonetheless (see the Hollyhock cottage at http://www.hambledon.co.nz/cottages.htm). Went out yesterday to explore the downtown of the city and took a few pictures. I'll post them once I have them developed (no fancy digital camera for me... yet). I plan to go out today to the beach and finish the roll of film, so sometime next week I should have the new pictures up.
Got big plans for my site now. This isn't gonna be like before, when I just had the page just to have presence on the 'net... this one will actual add to the international clutter! Plan is to have a huge biking website, primarily focusing on the tours that Emillie and I have and will do. All in planning, but something good will happen this time! It will be a work in progress, with the trip and bike related info. posted as it comes in. Should be good though...
New Zealand test...

Monday, June 23, 2003

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Dina and Ben have arrived! They've just left back to Kamloops to start work, bu they've been cruising around BC visiting everyone for the past week. Hope to see them again soon! We have a lot of cycle touring to do!

Monday, March 31, 2003

Last week of classes! Finals next week, and finishing up the projects this week.... oh boy!
Dina and Ben will be arriving in 2 weeks too. Can't wait till they setup in the 'Loops. We'll have some good times this summer!

Friday, March 21, 2003

ASI is done. It was fun, but next year I'm definitely going to put up an interactive display. It was also nice to see a group of companies from my home area of the Kootenays.
Well, with the end of the semester come the projects, and I have a little over a week to finish the last one. Wish me luck...

Friday, February 07, 2003

Well, life is getting hectic. I still have to put together my poster for ASI (hard to pare it all down to simple tidbits... and only to talk about what I know!), that TA'ing, which is going well, and classes. Midterm next week, but it shouldn't be too hard. I think I may start up kung-fu again too, at a place downtown, Praying Mantis. Or, I just found out, there's one at UBC. Anyways, turns out the Sensai of my old Sensai, Master Simon, has turned his school into a very "booming" commercial enterprise... you can take kungrobics! Not too interested in "kungrobics"... sounds very corporate...

Thursday, January 23, 2003

I just completed my first TA session EVER! It was great cause when I started talking there were only 5 people in the room, and when I ended there were around 15 or 20. I'm not at all used to talked to more than 5 people (I get pretty nervous in presentations) so this worked out great!
This past weekend we went to the anti-war march downtown to show our support. Much more impressive than the march a few months ago (probably 10 times the turnout).
And I will be attending my first poster conference... the ASI Exchange in downtown Van. Mainly for students and local companies, and I need to do a LOT of reading before my poster is ready, but I think it'll work out well. Come on by and take a look if your around Van on March 11! It's free!

Thursday, January 02, 2003

Back to school! Just settling into my new digs... the new lab that is. Seems like a graveyard right now... so much room and stuff, and I'm the only one here right now.
The Xmas break was great. Emillie and I had a great time in the 'Gar, visiting family and hanging out in Nelson. We also had a great time driving back. On the Hope-Princeton, instead of the usual 1-1/2 hours, it took us around 5, due to some very lame driving on the part of some very hurried drivers. But we made it home before midnight, so all's well. New Years in Victoria was great too, hanging around with a few good friends. Came back on the 1st, and helped Dylan and Tara move into the West End. Well, off to my first classes tonight. I'm taking 2 courses, looking in on another, and TA'ing yet another. Should be fun.