The Long Overdue Update

Winterish

Troy kept bug­ging me to update so here’s an update. Hrm. Where to start? Oh look, there’s actu­al­ly some snow on the ground! We walked to the dol­lar store down the road after sup­per and it was quite pleas­ant. It wasn’t super cold even though it was already dark but it wasn’t warm enough for the snow to melt. It was what I’d call the per­fect win­ter tem­per­a­ture. Though I wouldn’t mind a -30°C tem­per­a­ture since it would be cold enough to freeze the lakes and that would make for some inter­est­ing pho­to ops. Heh.

This past week­end was pret­ty fun. On Sat­ur­day we went to thrift stores (as usu­al), came home, and then our friend Joe came and the three of us went to our local inde­pen­dent cin­e­ma to see a selec­tion of com­mer­cials from the Cannes Lions Inter­na­tion­al Adver­tis­ing Fes­ti­val (yes, we actu­al­ly paid to see com­mer­cials — strange but true). It was enter­tain­ing. Some of the com­mer­cials (most­ly sports-relat­ed ones) were bor­ing, some were racy, but in gen­er­al they were pret­ty fun­ny. This Eng­lish lan­guage school com­mer­cial has got to be my favourite. We went for din­ner after­wards and then went back to our place to play a game of Set­tlers of Catan before Joe left.

We didn’t do much on Sun­day. Took a detour a lit­tle out­side town on our way to the gro­cery store because I want­ed to take panora­ma pic­tures of a snow-cov­ered farm land with my plas­tic cam­era. Then we did the gro­cery shop­ping, had sup­per, and went to the inde­pen­dent cin­e­ma (again!) to see a doc­u­men­tary film called Man­u­fac­tured Land­scapes. The film fol­lows a Cana­di­an pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Edward Bur­tyn­sky, as he trav­els across Chi­na to pho­to­graph the effects of the indus­tri­al rev­o­lu­tion. It was inter­est­ing and just a tad bit depress­ing.

Let’s see, what else? Um, remem­ber our plan to get a Nin­ten­do Wii as a Valentine’s Day present to our­selves? Well, even if we couldn’t get hold of one, we’ll still be able to at least play some Wii games at our place for a lit­tle while since we’ve signed up to be part of the Photojunkie’s GTA Wii Tour. Of course we (the tour crew, Troy and I) are going to go pic­ture-tak­ing togeth­er as well because it is going to be a spe­cial stop after all (we don’t real­ly live in the Greater Toron­to Area/GTA). Troy and I are pret­ty excit­ed about that.

Troy is in the mood for clean­ing right now. It’s awe­some! He’s so much bet­ter at clean­ing than me. And it’s already past our bed­time so I guess I should get ready for bed. Ta-ta for now!

4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Hmm, I’ll have to think about that. There aren’t too many inter­est­ing places to pho­to­graph in Water­loo, unfor­tu­nate­ly, except for the Sea­gram build­ings, the Perime­ter Insti­tute, and maybe the Abra­ham Erb Grist Mill. We could always dri­ve out to the coun­try­side. The snow-cov­ered land­scape can look beau­ti­ful at times. That is if we still have snow by then. :) You’ll nev­er know with the weath­er these days…

  2. (yes, we actu­al­ly paid to see com­mer­cials — strange but true)
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    iya, lutu ya. bayarnya mahal gak?
    di sana banyak fes­ti­val2 unik ya, bek?

  3. (yes, we actu­al­ly paid to see com­mer­cials — strange but true)
    =======================
    iya, lutu ya. bayarnya mahal gak?
    di sana banyak fes­ti­val2 unik ya, bek?

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