- RT @saskhab: I think Maybe Smith wins the award for most records on Spotify by a Saskatoon indie band with four. *** 4 days ago
- RIP Bentley disq.us/8d3zd9 Seriously WTF #yxe ? *** 5 days ago
- RT @donglord69: "This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! How did I get here? Hi, this is David Byrne for the Alzheim… *** 6 days ago
- Post game interview with Matej Stransky @ Credit Union Sports & Entertainment Centre instagram.com/p/ZhHPxYpqHD/ *** 19 hours ago
- Discussing the unreal performance by the Blades tonight on #whlcentral on #shawtv @ Credit Union… instagram.com/p/ZhG4iNJqGf/ *** 19 hours ago
- Another great game tonight and a whole week of hockey still to come! #memcup @ Credit Union Sports &… instagram.com/p/ZehhkvJqBr/ *** 1 day ago
On the weekend we took a walk to let Neko and the dogs play in one of the super snowy playgrounds in Nutana. Bundled up in all her gear and surrounded by soft piles of snow Neko decided she was ready for one of the giant slides she finds terrifying in the summer. I took the opportunity to teach her about an important cultural moment from my own youth.
Happy Valentines Day!
After the continuous minus forty weather of this winter, the mild temperatures this week have been impossible to ignore. Brad is just recovering from a stomach bug, but we decided a little fresh air was just what we needed last night.
We got word last night that our good friend Carol, whom we haven’t seen since the summer Brad and I got married, is coming from Germany for a visit at the end of March.
I am beyond excited to show my friend and her son around our beautiful country. I’m going to be busy the next few weeks planning everything I can think of. There are a lot of things we would love to do with them and show to them, but I know we would all enjoy it just as much if we just sat around the kitchen table drinking wine and catching up. So, here is to hoping we can see a bit of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia while still getting lots of time to relax and enjoy our company.
This is probably #1 on Dallas’ list of favorite things ever…
The video has finally hit youtube, make sure to watch in HD!
I’ve been working on a bunch of new video projects recently, so stay tuned for more video posts!
Yesterday it got down to -48º Celsius (with the Wind Chill) here in Saskatoon. So I decided to try something that I had seen done a few times on the internet. If the temperature is cold enough, you can toss very hot water in the air and it will turn into a shower of steam and ice crystals.
“Some people claim that hot water freezes faster because a pot of boiling water can be thrown into the air on a cold winter day, and it freezes in mid air creating a shower of ice crystals. Whereas a pot of cold water thrown into the air comes down as large blobs of water. This happens because the hot water is so close to being steam, that the act of throwing it into the air causes it to break up into tiny droplets. (hot water is less viscous than cold water, listen to the sound it makes when you pour it in the sink) The small water droplets have a large surface area which allows for a great deal of evaporation, this removes heat quickly. And finally, the cooled droplets are so small, that they can be easily frozen by the winter air. All of this happens before the water hits the ground. Cold water is thicker and stickier, it doesn’t break up into such small pieces when thrown into the air, so it comes down in large blobs.
Joe Larsen, Ph.D. Chemistry, Rockwell Science Center, Los Angeles, CA”
Way back in August I mentioned that we picked up a sweet marbled maroon LP from Dusted. Well in the 6 months since then this album has been played non-stop. Without a doubt this is one of the best albums that came out in 2012. Head over to bandcamp and have a listen, you won’t be able to stop.
I always love seeing these little glimpses of Brad at work. I hear all about his adventures in broadcasting and I see a lot of what he captures (like the clip below) but it is still difficult to picture him in action. I guess this means it is time for Neko and I to start going to some hockey games.
(Photo by Steve Hiscock – saskatoonblades.com)