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Eat, Sleep… Work, I Guess

I don’t have a podcast to share with you today, and I know I’m supposed to. Sorry!

My excuse is that I’m away from home from Thursday to Sunday this week, visiting with family so more of Calvin’s relatives can meet him. On top of that, I had a deadline to meet with work today, so I’ve been hunched over the laptop all day and couldn’t really have made time to record, edit, and upload a podcast.

Not when I’m spending my break time doing this, anyways:

This little guy has got it right. Eating and sleeping; that’s the life. Not sure about the crying and pants-pooping parts, and it’s probably hard for him to derive a stable income, but on balance it seems like a pretty intelligent lifestyle.

I’ll make up for the missed podcast next week. I’m also planning to get back on the writing horse by writing some short stories and moving forward with the script for the Special People comic, now that I’m going to have a bit more writing time available.

As a closing tidbit, those of you who are fans of Loading Ready Run may be interested to know that Calvin will be making a cameo (as himself) in an upcoming LRR video. Intriguing, no?

There Are Two Reasons to go to Edmonton

Larissa and I travelled to Edmonton a couple of weeks ago to visit my brother, who is attending school there, as well as a few other friends who have become Albertans. We drove the Highway 5 route, and did the trip in a single day each way. That was a little over 11 hours of driving from Larissa’s parents’ place in Langley to Edmonton. On the way back, it was 11 hours to Langley plus an hour to the ferries, 90 minutes on the ferry, and another half hour to get home afterwards. Long days!

The trip was a lot of fun, though, even when it was exhausting. Aside from spending time with my brother and our friends, we made sure to visit the only two landmarks I consider important to Edmonton, the first being West Edmonton Mall and the second being the statue of Wayne Gretzky at Rexall Place (where the Oilers play). We didn’t do anything very exciting at the mall, other than watch a cute sea lion show, and I was actually kind of disappointed with the statue; it has a really goofy expression on its face that you can’t really see when you’re looking at pictures or video of it. But still, now I’ve seen it, so that’s something.

Trip to Edmonton = Success

I don’t think we’ll be making that drive again any time soon, but we’re glad we were able to go, and it gave Baby a first within-the-womb travel memory. (That’s how that works, right?)