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Day 633

People of the internet, Earth Day!

An coincidentally, the release date of the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre’s crowd-funding campaign. It’s a wildlife hospital I volunteer for here in Peterborough, Ontario that specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of wild turtle species.

Did you know that turtles are the fastest disappearing animal on the planet?

Over the last few weeks I’ve worked hard on putting together a video to help with the KTTC, but now I need you guys to please check out their campaign and share with others.

Today I donated to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre crowdfunding project.

Donate Today:

http://bit.ly/TurtleHospital

Day 632
People of the internet, a nice surprise.
Antonia was back in town tonight so I went over to her old place to catch up and hang out. We chilled with her roomie Breanna and, of course, our night involved some Disney.
We watched Frozen, and if you’ve already watched it, you have to rewind to the end of the ‘For The First Time In Forever' sequence and keep an eye out for a newly married couple entering the castle. A keen viewer will catch a nice little Disney tie-in…
After we were done watching and catching up I brought up that I haven’t seen many musicals. Little did I know that Breanna was not only a Disney mastermind (see the Disney Scene-It post) but crazy about musicals.
Antonia was equally unimpressed. As I was given my homework she snapped some pretty hilarious pictures. Photo one, I’m not taking it too seriously and Breanna isn’t happy. Two, the classic thumbs up. Photo three, I’ve realized I’ve doomed myself to a pair of Disney sequels.
The list is as follows…
And, really, this is the list…
1. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (Oh, no…)
2. Phantom of the Opera (Not bad…)
3. Mulan (Kinda want to see this one already, won’t lie.)
4. Rocky Horror Picture Show (Very cool, digging it…)
5. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Joss Whedon, need I say more?)
6. Singing in the Rain (A classic, I’m digging this one too…)
7. Lion King 2 (Groan….)
8. Funny Girl (Grooooaaaannnn….but I’ll give Babs a chance.)
9. Newsies (Bale as a child actor? Oh, no….)
10. West Side Story (*snaps fingers and shuffles*)
11. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Dick Van Dyke!)
Overall it was a fun night and great to see Antonia again! Hooray!
Today Breanna challenged me to watch a bunch of Disney sequels and musicals.
Follow Antonia:
tonisingerloverfriend
Twitter: @antoniaisthelaw
Follow Breanna on Twitter: @msbreannab

Day 632

People of the internet, a nice surprise.

Antonia was back in town tonight so I went over to her old place to catch up and hang out. We chilled with her roomie Breanna and, of course, our night involved some Disney.

We watched Frozen, and if you’ve already watched it, you have to rewind to the end of the ‘For The First Time In Forever' sequence and keep an eye out for a newly married couple entering the castle. A keen viewer will catch a nice little Disney tie-in…

After we were done watching and catching up I brought up that I haven’t seen many musicals. Little did I know that Breanna was not only a Disney mastermind (see the Disney Scene-It post) but crazy about musicals.

Antonia was equally unimpressed. As I was given my homework she snapped some pretty hilarious pictures. Photo one, I’m not taking it too seriously and Breanna isn’t happy. Two, the classic thumbs up. Photo three, I’ve realized I’ve doomed myself to a pair of Disney sequels.

The list is as follows…

And, really, this is the list…

1. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (Oh, no…)

2. Phantom of the Opera (Not bad…)

3. Mulan (Kinda want to see this one already, won’t lie.)

4. Rocky Horror Picture Show (Very cool, digging it…)

5. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Joss Whedon, need I say more?)

6. Singing in the Rain (A classic, I’m digging this one too…)

7. Lion King 2 (Groan….)

8. Funny Girl (Grooooaaaannnn….but I’ll give Babs a chance.)

9. Newsies (Bale as a child actor? Oh, no….)

10. West Side Story (*snaps fingers and shuffles*)

11. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Dick Van Dyke!)

Overall it was a fun night and great to see Antonia again! Hooray!

Today Breanna challenged me to watch a bunch of Disney sequels and musicals.

Follow Antonia:

tonisingerloverfriend

Twitter: @antoniaisthelaw

Follow Breanna on Twitter: @msbreannab

Day 631

People of the internet, more lift locks.

This time Lock 27 up at Youngs Point. A nice little lift lock, the cascade of water wasn’t as impressive as Lock 22, but it’s still a great spot to take the dog for a walk.

Maybe this summer I’ll see how many locks I can visit? Technically I’ve featured the famous Lock 21 in a few posts, but I think it’d be fun to get a few more shots of it. Two down, so many more to go…

Look who I snuck in the shot, let’s see if she notices…

Today I visited Lock 27 at Youngs Point.

Day 631

People of the internet, the flea market.

This morning I had a monstrous breakfast and headed out to the Lakefield Flea Market. It was awesome.

Outside there were a few vendors set up, and for such a beautiful Sunday it was pretty quiet. I found an old Fujica camera for a mere nine dollars and my girlfriend found a nice teacup and a fun cookie tin with Prince William and Kate on it.

The inside of the market was incredible. Walls of records, vintage video games, figures, comics…I was amazed. Definitely going to be headed back there on another Sunday morning to take my time and have a good look through.

Today I went to the Lakefield Flea Market.

Day 630
People of the internet, a very adventurous run.
I started off at the Riverview Park and Zoo and headed up past Trent University. I was hitting paths and trying to find new trails to take and came across a few great little areas close to the river. I hit the 4 kilometer mark and turned back but wanted to stop and have a look at one of the lift locks, Lock 22.
It’s a gorgeous piece of engineering, just a simple lift lock made beautiful by the way the water pours over it. I got a little too close for the sake of photography, so for anyone reading please be careful around dams and lift locks, especially at times when water levels are changing.
When running back I crossed the bridge at Trent University and came across a student-made tipi in the woods.  I was at about the 5 kilometer mark so I took a breather and went inside. It was really cool.
So I ran some more, made it back into town but instead jogged on the other side of the river to mix things up. In my head the nearest crossing was closer. But as you can see from the map I ran way past the zoo and had to double back to make it to the car. So what I thought would be a 6-8 kilometer run turned into a hefty 12 kilometers!
Today I went for a huge 12 kilometer run.

Day 630

People of the internet, a very adventurous run.

I started off at the Riverview Park and Zoo and headed up past Trent University. I was hitting paths and trying to find new trails to take and came across a few great little areas close to the river. I hit the 4 kilometer mark and turned back but wanted to stop and have a look at one of the lift locks, Lock 22.

It’s a gorgeous piece of engineering, just a simple lift lock made beautiful by the way the water pours over it. I got a little too close for the sake of photography, so for anyone reading please be careful around dams and lift locks, especially at times when water levels are changing.

When running back I crossed the bridge at Trent University and came across a student-made tipi in the woods.  I was at about the 5 kilometer mark so I took a breather and went inside. It was really cool.

So I ran some more, made it back into town but instead jogged on the other side of the river to mix things up. In my head the nearest crossing was closer. But as you can see from the map I ran way past the zoo and had to double back to make it to the car. So what I thought would be a 6-8 kilometer run turned into a hefty 12 kilometers!

Today I went for a huge 12 kilometer run.

I really liked your Rubik's cube challenge! I think it's how I found your blog. I know it's not recent but good for you for completing it!! My best time is 40 seconds and I cube regularly and most people I know wouldn't give it the time of day, so good on ya for getting it done! Love the blog :)

Didgeridoozey,

Thanks for checking the blog out!

You can do a Rubik’s Cube in 40 seconds? Now that’s something to blog about!

Thanks again for the kind words, maybe I’ll scramble the cube up and try to beat my best time of a month and a half…

-The Everyday Challenge

Day 628

People of the internet, why I’ve been busy this last little while.

I’m still working on putting the video together for the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Center, it’s not quite finished yet but I’d say we’re almost 75% there. I’ve been working closely with the managers and staff trying to create the best video I can that would both showcase the wonderful work they do and inspire those who watch to donate to their cause.

One of the interns went around to help out and caught some beautiful DSLR shots, which I’ve added now. Man, does that make me think about getting a nicer camera. The quality is amazing.

Well, hopefully this weekend it will be good to go for the big crowd-funding release on Monday.

Today I talked a bit more about the video I’m working on.

Tuesday April 15th

People of the internet, the eclipse that never was.

I was up last night at 3:00am just hoping to catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse, but to my dismay it was overcast. Like a really miserable, wet and cold overcast. I waited a good half an hour to see if there would be any break in the weather then went back to bed.

And to top it all off when I awoke this morning it had snowed. So thanks winter for sticking around one for more night, really missed ya.

Not.

Anonymous asked:
such ausomeness coming from this page & your theme is actually sick, I WANT IT (something similar) w/ links to Twitter/Instagram etc etc

Anonymous!

Thanks for the kind words, the theme is by a company called Precrafted. They make amazing Tumblr pages and are super helpful if you need to make small tweaks to their existing HTML. Check ‘em out!

-The Everyday Challenge

Day 625

People of the internet, something different.

I thought I’d do a classical arrangement tonight, something a bit epic and ‘Game of Thrones’-ish. It was fun to put together but I wish I had some better MIDI instruments to take away some of that computer-tone to the strings and horns. The drums definitely have a real authentic sound, which just adds to the awesomeness.

Today I recorded an epic medieval tune I called ‘Hair of the Dragon’.

Day 625
People of the internet, an awesome weekend.
Was back home in Kitchener on Friday to see my folks and have one last party with a friend who has accepted a job with Apple in California.
Then Saturday on the drive back to Peterborough I stopped in Toronto to grab lunch with a high school buddy and do some rock climbing. He’s a master on the walls and can pull off some incredible moves. Me, I stuck with the easy stuff and still feel super sore today.
I got back late, then played the designated driver game with my girlfriend and some of her work friends. We danced at the bar then called it an early, we both were a bit tired.
So, overall a really full weekend so far. Today has been a bit mellower, I woke up and got out the BMX, then took it for a spin to the gym. There’s a great bike shop downtown but unfortunately it was closed, so I’ll grease up the chain and adjust a few things later.
Today I took out the BMX for the first ride of the season.

Day 625

People of the internet, an awesome weekend.

Was back home in Kitchener on Friday to see my folks and have one last party with a friend who has accepted a job with Apple in California.

Then Saturday on the drive back to Peterborough I stopped in Toronto to grab lunch with a high school buddy and do some rock climbing. He’s a master on the walls and can pull off some incredible moves. Me, I stuck with the easy stuff and still feel super sore today.

I got back late, then played the designated driver game with my girlfriend and some of her work friends. We danced at the bar then called it an early, we both were a bit tired.

So, overall a really full weekend so far. Today has been a bit mellower, I woke up and got out the BMX, then took it for a spin to the gym. There’s a great bike shop downtown but unfortunately it was closed, so I’ll grease up the chain and adjust a few things later.

Today I took out the BMX for the first ride of the season.

Day 623
People of the internet, my new favorite breakfast place.
The Two Dishes Cookshop.
What an awesome experience. First of all I love the atmosphere, a touch of modern and vintage with two contrasting walls of brick and barn-board. Then there is great use of old church pews, painted black and scrolled with nicely written text.
The food! I ordered a frittata, it came with a breakfast salad and some buttered sweet bread. The frittata itself was cooked in a little cast iron dish, a mixture of fluffy eggs with goat cheese and kale. The whole meal was served on a lovely little wooden serving board.
Really cool place. It’s too bad my shot of the meal was a bit out of focus, I always feel a bit ridiculous taking pictures of food in public places and rushed it. What can you do.
Today I had breakfast at the Two Dishes Cookshop.

Day 623

People of the internet, my new favorite breakfast place.

The Two Dishes Cookshop.

What an awesome experience. First of all I love the atmosphere, a touch of modern and vintage with two contrasting walls of brick and barn-board. Then there is great use of old church pews, painted black and scrolled with nicely written text.

The food! I ordered a frittata, it came with a breakfast salad and some buttered sweet bread. The frittata itself was cooked in a little cast iron dish, a mixture of fluffy eggs with goat cheese and kale. The whole meal was served on a lovely little wooden serving board.

Really cool place. It’s too bad my shot of the meal was a bit out of focus, I always feel a bit ridiculous taking pictures of food in public places and rushed it. What can you do.

Today I had breakfast at the Two Dishes Cookshop.

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