Posts Tagged ‘city council’

A Great Big Slice of Council

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I spent my morning and afternoon working with Spencer on some projects – and Bob was giving us a whole whack of trouble with its hardware and all, getting the new drives up and running.  I spent the majority of the day paying attention to Bob.  For a break around 2ish, Spencer and I played some guitar hero but since I couldn’t get my wireless one working we played solo and took turns.  Now this little story requires a bit of back-story:

Paul and Fader Guitar Hero 2Back a few months ago when I was a Guitar Hero addict, I got really freakin far in the game and got stuck on a set on Expert setting where I had two songs (Crazy On You and Rock This Town) that I couldn’t beat and I couldn’t actually get any new songs in story mode aside from those two.  I tried and tried and couldn’t beat them and eventually drifted from the game.  For my first song today, I kicked ass at 98% playing Parasite on hard, so for my second, I dared and attempted Crazy On You on Expert.  My first try, when mostly just showing to Spencer just how damned hard the song was as a joke, I actually managed to tough my way through the whole song and beat it!  I later tried the other one, but only made it 57% of the way through and had to get back to work.  I’ll be sure to try again soon though in hopes of unlocking a new set of songs finally!

Anyways, back to my day.  At 5pm, I made my way over to PoCo city hall and joined the Shaw crew for our weekly council coverage.

Council Screens

Now this day definately goes down in history – we ordered 3 medium pizzas from Papa Johns for our crew of four.  In roughly 15 minutes, I had eaten 5 slices.  Considering a pizza was 8 slices, that was a fair chunk!  But wait – it gets better!  We had iced cream for desert, and then I launched back into eating the pizza, and within a 40 minute sit-down dinner session I had eaten 8 slices, meaning an entire medium pizza!  Today definately goes down in history.  Even as I write this at midnight, six hours later, I’m still very full.

Pizza Crums

Council ran fairly long, talking for over an hour alone on homeless which grew tiring, but I was mostly interested by a map sitting over against a wall which I was looking at for a good 20 minutes before dinner because it has some very interesting and detailed things in my area that they will be working on in the next few years according to their Official Community Plan.  Take look below and I was mostly interested in the new extensions for Freemont:

Map of Poco with OCP Ammendments

Also, as a random fact of the day, I didn’t actually wear my binary watch, and it was very missed by my wrist.

Long Sleep

Monday, February 4th, 2008

After I edited Old Country Olga with Adrienn, I lay down for a nap around 4:30pm and I didn’t wake up until about 1am.  Jessy and I were supposed to go hit up a 4 hour Samaria movie downtown around 7, but when he came to wake up, I was far too tired to be able to sit through a movie.  When I woke at 1am, it was like urg-I’ve just had a full nights sleep and the night it only starting!  I could have woken up and stayed up late, but that would have thrown off my schedule, and we all know what happens when I go nocturnal, so instead I decided to keep sleeping.  It was a rough run, where I woke up a few times for short patches, but I slept until 7:30am, when I got up and started some work.  I was very well rested too.

I worked most of the day, up until council at 5, which I went down and directed the second half of.  It was actually a really nice treat to direct three really good camera operators.  Council was also a bit of a roller coaster, which kept us all awake.


Back at home, I stayed up pretty late because I still wasn’t very tired – I’m drafting up the template pages for the film section of my website which should be live sometime soon.  Maybe a week or two tops.