Archive for January, 2008

Unbreakable Nocturnalism

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Talladega NightsWell, I ended staying up a little later last night than I wanted to because I watched Talladega Nights. It was pretty funny.

I woke up around 11am, but didn’t stay up more than an hour or so before going back to sleep because it was just so comfortably cozy and warm! I woke up on and off but never for more than a couple minutes. It wasn’t until around 5 or 6 that I actually got up and started doing things. So much for getting back to a regular schedule!

I meandered around doing a few small things like eating dinner, doing a bit of work, a bit of web-design and a bit of TV. I actually caught the first episode of Lost, season 4 on TV and got to watch it the day it came out for the first time ever! I always have waited until the DVD release to watch them. I also finally implemented Mark’s flash video player in my blog here, so you can finally watch that snowboarding video from Tuesday!

I’m gonna have to get up earlier on Saturday, so this nocturnalism due to web-design has to stop.

Pancakes II: Pancakes for your face

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Sheena found this stop motion on the tube, and I thought it was pretty amusing. My favourite parts are when the things do it themselves, like when the milk just phases from jug into measuring cup and such. I would have done a few more things like that, but I thought it was pretty amusing and well done!

It was created by a guy in Scotland by the name of James Provan. Visit his YouTube channel here.

Gone Nocturnal

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

What a short day today was… I was up until just before noon, groggily working on my website, and I slept until around 6pm when I woke up and had dinner.  It was light when I went to bed, and dark when I woke up.  It felt like one of those times that you wake up so early that the light just isn’t up yet.  I think it’s safe to say that for the past few days I’ve been nocturnal.

Anyways, all I’ve done today was eat dinner, go to comedy, and I did some editing.  It’s late now, and I’m definately feeling tired, probably because I haven’t seen any daylight since I woke up or something… it’s weird.  But I plan to move back towards a fairly regular schedule for the weekend because I have some real-world things to do, so I shall sleep soon.

Snowboarding & Web Design

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I was up late last night transferring my blog over to this new platform, and it led me to wake up around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. It snowed pretty heavy overnight (20 cm or so), so people advised me against going up snowboarding…. I’m not really one to listen to them because I knew the roads on the mountain would be in better condition than some of the roads down here. They have an army just for plowing the snow so they can run their business. I took the Subaru and drove over and picked up Adrienn, and then Mark. From there we headed straight up the mountain and we met up with some others up on the mountain a bit later.

Check out this awesome highlight video of our times up there – what’s cool about this one is that I’m actually in it for more than just a single shot!

Afterwards I got right back into web-design and stayed up all night working on the crew pages for the film section, which aren’t yet done because they are a huge undertaking.

Blogger No More

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I just made my final blog post for my main blog on the blogger platform.

I had my very first blog post on that blog, and I kept it running at the same address – http://thisismycubical.blogspot.com/ – for almost three years!  It was a little slow at first, but in January of 2007 I made it my new years resolution to blog more, and I’ve been a very active blogger since. I just got my own personal website up and functioning in my little corner on the web – www.paulromein.ca, and I will now be using the WordPress platform because it’s immensely more customizable.  I will say that I am a little sad to be leaving Blogger.  You have been kind to me.

Heineken bought out Newcastle

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Heineken teamed up with Carlsberg to buy out the Edinburgh-based company that owns such beers as Newcastle Brown Ale, and Strongbow cider. Newcastle was one of the last independent brewers in the world, but the price was right for them at $15.4 billion.

Maybe we’ll get to see some 5L Newcastle kegs?