Well as my darling wife reported over on her blog I decided I’d spend some time listening to Paige swishing around in her belly and boy was I given a nice thanks for spending time with my unborn daughter – SHE KICKED ME IN THE FACE!
I have this thing where I’ll lay with Tammy on the couch and stick my head on her belly and I’ll talk to Paige through her belly… no problem, cool… usually its a great bonding experience both with Paige and Tammy! But the other day when I went to do this I ended up taking 4 shots from her feet to my face!
I tell ya, I’m already a little apprehensive about this whole being out numbered (two girls against me) thing without Paige kicking me in the face… But don’t worry, I’ll get her back when she brings her first boyfriend around… cause now Paige? Now it’s on.
So I decided I’d do some playing in Flickr today and man, it really is a sweet little tool for photos.
Firstly I’ve uploaded all my recent FFXI and Everquest 2 screenshots. In the EQ2 set I’ve added some cool shots from recent raiding in Deathtoll. In FFXI you will find a bunch of shots from my recent return to FFXI.
The coolest waste of my time spent on Flickr today was without question playing with geotagging. Geotagging photos basically means adding some meta data that gives the Long/Lat location on the planet where the picture was taken. I went and added locations for all the photos I’ve taken since the spring. It was actually really dang cool going through everything and googling locations, etc where the photos were taken. I highly recommend anyone who has some recent vacation photos to go back and do some geotagging on them. Was a great trip down memory lane!!!
Check out my geo photo map here.
My blog over at GamersInfo.net has been updated with details of my FFXIing from levels 20 to 30.
Level 30 is probably one of the biggest milestones in FFXI. At level 30 you can start working through more and more of the back story content and most importantly you can begin to unlock the advanced classes in the game!
The journey from level 20 to 30 is usually pretty quick with a small questing break in the middle. The XP comes fast and people are really learning how to play their jobs. The journey to 30 this time around was pretty enjoyable as flew through the levels and we met quite a few awesome people along the way. We even met one guy (Norcross on the Fairy server) who I now only see when I am died – he’s bloody cursed.
Check out the whole post here.
Tammy and I went for a private 3D/4D ultrasound at Baby Imagination and we got to see LOTS of Paige!!! And yes we have confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is a she (check out the pictures and video below to see why!)
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It was such a cool experience to see our little baby moving around and it put a lot of perspective on it!!! As I’ve said several times its hard as a male who is not really involved in being a parent at this stage but seeing the baby in there kicking, smiling, eating and even crying a few times was just incredible.
I would highly recommend this service to anyone having a baby!
Evan made a great post on our glorious return to FFXI.
Check out the post here…
This post is a little late but I had a busy back-to-work week… my apologies on the delay.
For most people who go out of town on the weekends in North America the labour day weekend is seen as a bit of depressing weekend. Despite the weekend being a long weekend its met with regret as it marks the beginning of a very quick end to the cottage season.
The weather is quickly cooling down (night times are often dropping near frost levels now) and its quite easy to tell that fall is just around the corner.
I find it hard to complain that the season is essentially over after having such a killer summer. This was our second season with the ATVs and put on probably around 1500 kilometers taking in all kinds of trails. My dad and I have now traveled all of the major trails within the Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance trail system and we had a blast doing it this year.
Outside of ATVing we had a blast hanging out around the fire and spending time together with the family.
Last year you will remember my father and I went out for a week long ATV trip at the end of September. To deal with some work scheduling issues this year my Dad and I planned on going earlier and we decided to use the week following the labour day long weekend as our go date this year.
This year we spent three solid days on our ATVs. We were worried that we would not be able to cover the 500 kilometers we were planning on riding with just four days for the ride. We were also worried we would be fatigued beyond usefulness by the last days. Well we headed out of Coe Hill on Tuesday morning and headed east to Ompah (~150 Kilometers). Wednesday we headed north out of Ompah towards Barysvale. From Barysvale we headed south along the K&P trail to Sharbot Lake. From Sharbot Lake it was 2 hours west to Tweed under cloudy skies. We decided to stay at the Tweed Motel like we did last year and that brought Wednesday to a close (~300 kilometers). We got up on Thursday morning and headed west and then north along the 212 trail in to Madoc where we stopped for some breakfast. From Madoc it was a few hours north back home to Coe Hill bringing Thursday’s riding time to around 80 kilometers.
Some of the highlights of the trip: Seeing the $700,000 worth of fence around the dam in Barysvale (put up resulting from a tragic incident at the Barrett Chute Dam (read more), finally reaching the extreme east of the EOTA trail system, seeing the beautiful county maintained camp sites in North Frontenac, the trails north of Ompah which in many instances were just breath taking, getting a true appreciation for the men who in many cases gave their lives to build the Ontario rail system (which now makes up most of the trail networks in the province) and just coming closer to terms with the fact that I live in the most beautiful province in the most beautiful country in the entire world.
I will have pictures, etc to follow… It’s sad to see summer go but I have so much to look forward to with Paige coming this winter it is easy to move forward…