Doodle Pad Archive - November 2007

Congratulations to Paul and Laurie on their engagement. If ever there were two people brought together by fate, I think it's these two. Of course, what happened next was up to them, and they made the best of it! All the best you two!

Now that the rainy session has started so has the symphony of sirens (I live close to a major road). Usually I'm snug as a bug in my apartment, but today I got to witness the results first hand west bound on Highway 1 (aka Upper Levels Highway) between Westwood and Capilano road. What you don't see in this picture are the two police cars already attending. I have no idea how the car (bottom right) wound up facing that direction.

Tonight was the Battlestar Galactica Pegasus Refresher. Val (the Meetup Group organizer) is super creative and went all out on the treats. Val happens to have also be a Starwars fan and the proud owner of a light saber, which lights up and does the sounds effects. Get a group of fans together and the odds of it being left alone are infinitesimal. As it turns out we also celebrated Starwars fanboy Yves (aka Jedi Yves) birthday. Three guesses how he cut the cake:

Clever title, eh? One thing about dark, rainy, winter nights, you get some interesting picture possibilities. This picture was taken looking North at the intersection of 19th Street and Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. I love the way the lights look.

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How do you Remember without a memory? With Remembrance Day approaching many of us are asked to do just this. But it's pretty abstract for those of us with no direct experience of the war. And if you're under sixteen Remembrance Day is probably just so many words, if it's even a thought beyond a day off from school. Grant McAvoy, organizer of The Remembering Project, has found one way to change this!

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From the Cold War rather than the World War, The Remembering Project had a Soviet T-55 main battle tank on static display. When someone offered to take my picture in front it, I said yes. He even offered his helmet for the picture. Now if only he'd have let me sit in it for the photo ..... is that the starter button? I heard the owner say in an interview it's a $1500 fill-up.

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After a run of truly crap-tastic weather we had a really nice day, today. Perfect timing for project involving some outdoor work. (More on the project, later). Here's a shot of the Vancouver skyline as seen from Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. Later a group of us headed off downtown to catch Blade Runner: The Final Cut and got caught up traffic on the Lions Gate Bridge approach. The radio said there was an accident. Fortunately we didn't have to sit there very long.

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When word came of a 25th anniversary limited theatrical release for Blade Runner, me and the Mad About Movies crowd were pretty excited. Then we couldn't find any Canadian locations, and we were pissed! Then lo and behold, Empire Cinemas are advertising showings. Plans were quickly made. I didn't see the original release in 1982.

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Last Tuesday we had the first snow of Fall/Winter 2007. It was supposed to come Monday, but this is the laid back West Coast so it took its time (Which is way too much anthropomorphizing, but sounds better than the meteorologists' explanations). I pretty much missed it where I live. The snow that did land around here melted fairly quickly. If not for hints of snow on the grass and cars, you'd have never known it happened. And the next day Grouse Mountain looked nice.

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