Archive for October, 2007

Young Filmmakers Win Provincial Prizes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I like the sound of the headline… provincial winner, eh?

My dad heard from a friend that my name had been seen in the paper – ooooooo – so he hunted it down and I cut it out put it on the wall in my room. It’s a tiny little section, but still spiffy nevertheless.

It’s funny because I’m on the same page as students from my old highschool, and Jay Hoots, who is a rider for Norco, which Mark works at…. I’m kind of related to all the articles.

Here’s a blown up version of the article in the bottom corner there:

Thanks goes out to the team that worked on that film: Raymond Blackmore, Jason J. Romein, Mark Bakker, Christopher Fader, Chris Nagle, and Greg Radzimowski. I wish they could have put all our names in there.

I also found the article on their website.

My Blog Worth 50 Grand

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

My blog is worth $4,516.32.
How much is your blog worth?

Mark Bakker found this test online a while ago, and was very excited to tell me that my blog was worth more than $50 000! I was very surprised, and when he showed me – it turns out his decimal place was one over. Big difference, eh? However, look at it this way – it’s still worth almost 5 grand?!? How??

It’s pretty spiffy – I tried a few other people’s blogs, and Nate and Sean came in at a distant second with $2258, While Greg and Christine came in at $1693. Mark was last at $1129 – keep on bloggin’ buddy!

It’s actually due to these numbers that I looked up my analytics, and was actually surprised to come to the realization that I actually have almost 700 visits in a given month! It’s been a slow incline over the past year or so, but if you look back to last October, I had just 76! Back when I started out on my blog, with my old look and all, I threw on a Google AdSense thing, which got me like $10, but I remember that they don’t actually pay anything out until you have like $50! It took months to get that much built up, but I’ve just decided that with this new splurge of visits that I should add them back on and see how things go. You can find them at the bottom of the right column below my archives and all. If you have time, please scroll down, click on a random link and surf around on that page for a short time. Thank you!

First Time on a Roller Coaster

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Monday evening, Brittany and I went on down to the legendary PNE grounds – at least legendary for her because she has actually never been there before! We kicked it off by going through a haunted house, which she didn’t think to be too scary, but was quite surprised at the quality of the haunted houseness. Not only was I lucky enough to get to take her to the Playland grounds for her first time, but I got to take her on her first roller coaster ride! She was a really good sport, as I took her on the big wooden one that’s been around forever =P It was awesome, and her screams of terror matched my screams of joy as we flew down the tracks! Afterwards, we took a look at the photo on the tv screen, and laughed cause she was all scrunched up and terrified, while I had my hands up in the air with a huge grin on my face! I took her down to the corkscrew next, and we flipped upside-down and had a blast down there too! We picked up a hot salty pretzel and an expensive hot coffee with a gibbled cup rim, some bad service, and cream that they had to go to the back to get, and munched on that while we waited in the longest lineup for a haunted house. It wasn’t all it was cracked up to be because of the line, but still was kinda fun. It was really dark for a long section and I thought that detracted from the experience because there wasn’t really anything scary other than it being black. It was still a good scare for us! There was also a maze that winded through the middle of the grounds, which was actually pretty big. It was a fun little place that I navigated perhaps too nimbly and I never got lost… except for a few times on purpose. Last, we agreed to head back to the big wooden roller coaster, which was an amazing last ride before we headed home. The photo at the booth thing afterwards was hilarious because it was almost identical! My arms flailing in the air and the huge grin, while she was all scrunched up and scared! It was a great time, and we had a blast!

Pumpkin Carving

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Ray, Sasha, Britt, and I carved a few pumpkins the other night. We came up with some pretty nifty designs!

I couldn’t find photos of everyone’s pumpkins, but here’s an awesome couple shot!

Dan’s Halloween Party

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Dan, being the one in the Saw costume in the first few photos dubbed the party “Who wants to play a game?”

Falcon in Webcomic

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Jessy just showed me what he thought might be a small reference to our Lego Millenium Falcon Stop Motion in a fairly popular web comic! After looking closely, I am fully convinced that it is in fact a reference, or at least been inspired by our falcon video – it matches the incorrect spelling of the word “millenium” haha! ;)