Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Less to say or less interest in saying it?

Facebook gives over 500 million of us a way to speak our minds. Does it replace blogs? No. At least not truly replace as the Facebook status update is the bite-sized relative of the full meal deal that blogs can offer. Yet, at least in my case, it has (evidenced by my distinct lack of posting over lo these many months). But Facebook doesn't allow me to be in-depth because it provides a limit to the length of status updates where I can ramble all I want here. If I check my Facebook profile, I realize that I don't update my status there. So why would I go all out for blog posts if I can't even drum up a sentence fragment? Probably guilt. That seems to be at the core of all of my most recent posts. Oh well, guilt-induced work is better than no work at all.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I am one serious procrastinator. I have worked to find anything that will keep me from needing to work on my overdue assignment (an online course through UBC). Just the fact that I am posting here must give a sense of how valiantly I am trying to find things other than my work to be doing.

I read recently (on a friend's blog, no less) that blogs should be about what you're passionate about. Perhaps mine is: By not posting, I am sharing my passion for procrastination. :S

Of course, despite consciously choosing procrastination over responsibilities, I feel guilt for doing so. That means I can't give even my procrastination the time and attention it deserves. So now, I will try to return to my assignment and I guess this post on procrastination will have to wait 'til later.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

More Cross Country

As per usual, I've forgotten what I intended to write about following my last post. Bah!

In lieu of writing, here is the latest video of Samara in the Prelim-level Cross Country event at the Green Mountain Horse Association Horse Trials:

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Lots to write about. Just got back from a trip to Nunavut. But, at the moment there's no time. All I have time to tell you is that I just saw a commercial trying to draw people to join a class-action lawsuit. You too can join the lawsuit, you just have to be suffering from "popcorn lung". Yes, "popcorn lung". Not to make fun of those who I'm sure have suffered greatly, but really... Popcorn lung?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I look at my blog and think: "where have I been that I haven't posted in more than a month". When I consider that the answer is: often in front of a computer, it doesn't really explain why I haven't had anything to say here. The reality is that I have been online and active but it hasn't trickled-down to the blog. Instead, it has made it everywhere else that I am active online. So next time you visit the blog and don't think anything has changed, try following one of the first batch of links on the left-hand side of the screen. There you'll find links to my accounts on Flickr, Twitter, YouTube and Delicious. I can't guarantee that I'll have much more going on there but hey, it's worth a try. That and there will definitely be more photos in the offing as I'll be in Nunavut in less than 48 hours. :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cross Country Redux

Here is the point-of-view (POV) of Samara riding the Prelim Rider Class Cross Country course at Red Hills Horse Trials in Tallahassee, Florida.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I may not be capable of being an olympic pessimist but I may qualify for the Quebec Major Junior League of Pessimism. Case in point, I can be pessimistic about the value of this post due only to it's not being as timely as it could've been. That aside, today I'm writing about my pessimism with the Conservative Party of Canada that represents our current government. I realize that, to many, that could be a never-ending source of pessimism but I am interested particularly with their announcement directly following the Olympics that they would consider changing the lyrics of Oh Canada, our national anthem.

I, for one, don't believe for a second that there was any government interest in making the lyrics to Oh Canada more gender-neutral. Rather, it was an opportunity to be shrewd politicians.

By stating an intention to do something that they knew would gain minimal public traction, right on the heals of the Olympics they can put on a show of having an interest in gender issues without having to do a thing. The immediate public response (and acquiesing by the government) allow them to then leave the issue with minimal (if any) political fallout.

It frustrates me that the Conservatives have managed to come into power and stay there by learning to play a game (see proroguing parliament) rather than by being true leaders. Of course, I'm not so naive as to think any other party would approach it differently. And therein, lies the pessimism.