Saturday, November 21, 2009


random random

*Luke found the report of our dig at Loughbown 1 near Ballinasloe in Ireland and there are photos of the ringpin I found. When I first found it I said, "look! a golf tee!" Instead it was a 9th century bronze ringpin on my first day at the job. Amazing!

*Reading through old blogs is interesting.

Even if some things I wrote make me cringe of embarrassment it really helps to bring memories back.

*I am in Regina this weekend for the second weekend in a row. Although this week is a little less stressful than last.

I am getting camera training this time. Even though I use my camera quite often these days, I do have a lot to learn. In general my shots are too loose and I need better sequences. It was great to go to a press conference today and come back and be really satisfied with my shots. It is all about changing my tripod of position each time. Not taking shots in a straight line. Different angles is key. My trainer is brilliant and has a way of explaining things in a way I understand.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Panda and the sopranos

I will take a real photo of them soon

I was reading a few old posts and realized that I should keep up with this a little more. A record is important for stirring up memories. I was in an antique store a few weeks ago and there was some farmer's old diary from the 50's. It didn't have much that was very interesting but I thought it would be cool to find some one's old diary and write a play about their life. My gran always kept a diary...maybe I should try and track one of those down.

I think I am going to buy more fish today. In case you haven't spoken to me in a while I bought a tank about a month an a half ago and am keeping 4 tiger barbs and one panda barb. They are not the most beautiful fish but they have so much personality. I know that sounds odd, but they really are not very boring at all.
Anyway, 5 doesn't seem to be enough. The panda barb took over the tank and corners the four tigers. I have been reading up on them and apparently they do better in bigger groups. So, I bought a 40 gallon tank off kijiji from some lady in Langham. I have prepping the tank and think I am ready to introduce my old fish to their bigger habitat and add some more. I hope a war doesn't ensue between the old and the new and the big and the small...

I will keep you posted...

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


La gang de Radio-Can

Monday, December 24, 2007


Christmas eve

It's christmas eve and I am at work. But I am very lucky. Some people aren't home for christmas and some have to work a lot later than I do.

It seems like there is a lot of tragedy this christmas, a lot of people I know have relatives who have passed in the last few days. And just when you think that has to be the last one, Oscar Peterson dies.

I am starting to feel the excitement of christmas eve, which is odd because the whole day I was saying, sure doesn't feel like christmas...

I am excited to eat some good food with my family!! And presents...I love presents. I know it shouldn't be about the presents...but I love presents!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I have an exciting weekend coming up. My cousin Michael is geting married in Martensville. It's going to be in the gorgeous United church along the riverbank. It is the first wedding on my dad's side of the family. But we are a really small family so there will not likely be many more...
I saw my cousin Des tonight who came all the way from Cardiff. Talk about two worlds colliding.

Monday, October 01, 2007


OOOh Saskatoon

It is quite strange to be working in Saskatoon. But a lot more comfortable than Regina. It's comforting to go to familiar buildings to do interviews. I saw a few people I know throughout the day.
It was down to the wire though to give my story in. I don't think I will ever get used to this really last minute stuff.
It sure is nice not to go to a hotel after work tonight though.
What used to sound glamorous is now real.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I am watching Peter Mansbridge up North.
I sure have a lot to learn from him and I sure miss the North.
But, I am happy to be in Saskatchewan.
I ran into Murray at Ohanlon's tonight. I was picking up some of that Sheperd's pie Jeff said was so good (it was very good!) and there was Murray. Second time meeting him in Regina. I love familiar faces and I love the feeling of knowing a place.

I had a lot of fun at work today.
It was my first ever TV report.
TV is so nice because because you actually have to get off your desk chair and get out and meet people.
That was the point of getting into all of this business in the first place.

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