Saskboy’s virtual farewell which you will probably never see

September 16, 2008

This blog entry is a bit of an odd thing. You see, I will never get to see it published. I’m writing it with the knowledge that I won’t see it on my blog’s front page (at least not with my eyes). It’s supposed to be scheduled to see the light of day, on whatever the Internet looks like in 2080, a full 100 years after I was born, and at some time after I’ve died. I am going to try to ensure this doesn’t get revealed to the world before I die, so I’ll reschedule it if I live to be 100 years old.

So if you’re reading this, a few things have happened:

  • The Internet still exists more than 100 years after it was created (or I’ve set it to publish earlier than 2080).
  • I’ve died (or I’m alive, but forgot to reschedule the post)
  • I’ve paid possibly a lot of money to have my website remain active for all of these years.
  • A computer or software bug has released this blog post prematurely. (So if possible, check that I actually am dead before assuming that to be the case.

I hope I got to say goodbye to all of my family and friends, but if my death was sudden I want them to know that I’ll miss them (if I can miss someone after my death). Writing this as a healthy man in my 20’s, I am not really sure what else to say. I try not to spend too much time thinking about mortality, and what I’d want to say to everyone in our limited time on earth.

I wish that I could see the comments this post brings, but that will be your pleasure instead. See you on the flip side, or top side 😉

MishMash Thanksgiving

The weekend started with a Rider victory, then a barn fire. Hordenchuk’s barn burned near Wood Mountain due to a cause unknown to me at the least right now.
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Then on the way back a vehicle problem delayed me by nearly 45 minutes on a roadside, and my roommate had a family emergency to deal with too.

All that piled onto my car shopping this week, and the need to finish up my gardening.

Car Buying

I’m going to soon be buying a new-ish car. It must be automatic transmission, reliable, and less than $11,000. Any suggestions or advice at this time would be appreciated, even if they are funny.

I have a preference for something that gets better than 30MPG in city driving, and has 4 doors or even 5. The trunk should be nice with flipping down back seats for more cargo room.

It’s OKAY I Guess

California needs a high speed train. From what I hear of the traffic, it will be a godsend.

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Conservative Ministers lying? Why, that’s never happened before!?

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Don’t Copy That Floppy…

…it’s much too slow, burn that DVD instead.

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I played Laser Quest on Saturday night with Jesse, and won the game, but with a poor point score that didn’t beat the ~850 high score of the day. I picked up some tomatoes today, and a free pie. Mmmm, pie.

We watched “Food Inc.” [8/10] and learned that not everyone in the world knows a farmer personally. I was sitting next to someone who was a farm kid, and I grew up going to school with farm kids. It’s foreign to think of a world where most people don’t know a farmer.

CBSA Now More Likely to Pull Weapon

Here’s some good news for Canadian travelers. Now you not only get to fear that a nutjob border guard from Homeland Insecurity will pull a gun on you, you also can worry if the Canadian customs official is going to decide you’re a threat to national security or maybe just evading taxes. “Do you have anything to declare, and stick’em’up!”

If only Canadian border guards would do their job and keep criminal trash like George Bush and Dick Cheney out of our country.

Instead the idiots are too busy telling you to take your shoes off in front of a metal detector ONLY if you’re flying to the United States where they care about “security”. They apparently don’t care if you blow up in Canada, of course, because we know how often someone gets a bomb on a plane in their shoes (Answer:never). Yes, the US is security conscious. They’re conscious that there’s a concept of security, but are a little uncertain as to the details of how to implement it. It starts with taking off your shoes when a Canadian uniformed guard tells you to, apparently. It ends when people think it’s normal not to take water and shoes onto an airplane.

Wood Mountain Weekend

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

I went to Wood Mountain on Saturday, and stayed until Sunday night. There was a convocation ceremony held by the community, for a local educator who went back to taking university classes to finish their degree. Since the classes were done by distance-ed, there was no official ceremony to attend, so people made one for her. She was my teacher back in Grade 4, I think. She joked how me and my siblings got our degrees before she did. We joked back that it probably meant our degrees were invalid because of that.

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

I honed my weak texting skills on my iTouch Garbage while at my parents’, making use of the town’s free Wi-Fi network my Dad set up.

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan
– Rodeo Ranch Museum

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan
– Pool renovations are underway still.

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan
Saw a deer on the way back, and a fox, both didn’t die because they stayed in the ditch.

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

Green Thumb Sunday – Arrgh! There be Pirates on Wascana after m’ BBQ

An awesome day out with friends. Went garage saleing in early morning. In afternoon saw dragon boat races, avoided the rain mostly, and had a great BBQ with lots of people. I took a salad with mostly food from my garden, except for the tomato and bell pepper. I also provided the heat source, and some of the meat. In fine Saskatchewan potluck tradition, there was almost more leftover, than food consumed.
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Dragon Boats in Regina
It rained and was cool here, but still okay day for races. Saw Dragon Slayers, Ship Happens, Oar-e-os, and other many teams and some familiar faces in the crowd. I even saw the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores!

Buffalo Days 2009

I went to the “Queen City Ex”-Wife a couple nights in a row. Friday night was great because Lara had time off work when I’d not expected she’d be able to join me for Colin James.

Buffalo Days in Regina, SK
The weather was not great, and a small crowd was out for Jason Plumb and the Willing.
Buffalo Days in Regina, SK
– Check out the drummer’s expression.

Buffalo Days in Regina, SK Because we’d come with a concert in mind only, we brought lawn chairs. Lara had the good old kind, and I had the cut your leg circulation off at the thighs kind. We found that if she sat on the ground in front of me, and I used the good chair we were both quite comfortable and warm. The unused chair we offered to Daniel (some guy) standing near by.

Lara enjoyed Plumb and his band more (because of the fiddle I think) and I enjoyed James’ a bit more.
Buffalo Days in Regina, SK

On Saturday we went to use our “Daytripper” pass which is good for gate entry and unlimited rides. Unfortunately after the Zipper, Alpine (uncomfortable seating), and a cool hang gliding ride (a little hard on the knees), we were a bit dizzy. We felt the swings would be kind of relaxing, but instead the ride lasted maybe three times longer than it normally would and it made us thoroughly ill on the inside. We walked up to the Ferris Wheel, and couldn’t even think about getting on it, that’s how queasy we were. So we went back, and chickened out of the Ferris Wheel. Yes, I kid you not. We took a nap in the Brandt Centre. Best. Nap. Ever. Woke up not queasy, and we were able to ride the Ferris Wheel in comfort, and finish up the afternoon.

After a break at home trying PlayStation’s Grinch with Brien, and supper at Dairy Queen, we returned to the fair. The first thing we did was catch the Flying Fools show. It was funny and entertaining.
Buffalo Days in Regina, SK

We met Sarah not far from the concert, and I convinced her and Brien to go by mentioning that Johnny Reid isn’t just a country singer, he’s got a Scottish accent. That intrigued her enough to go, and she enjoyed it. We left when he was probably more than half way through his show, so we could catch the end of the Rider game.

Buffalo Days in Regina, SK

We arrived in the Brandt Centre in time to see the 4th quarter getting underway. The Riders were up by 3 points and were about to try a field goal. Congi kicked one off the upright and out. Doh! Then Burris scored and we were down. Apparently we weren’t out, because Durant hit Getzlaf for a long touchdown to put us back in the lead after Calgary missed a long field goal. It looked like it was in the bag. Then we took a stupid penalty and had to give the ball back to Calgary for a final try, but we stopped them for the one point 24-23 win. The small crowd watching the TV roared.

To finish the night we saw Wayne Lee’s adult rated hypnotism show where he danced with the ladies, and then the guys. That was at the end of the show, after he convinced this one fellow that his t-shirt was really his shorts, and gave other people orgasms while they kept their clothes on. He did have to stop one pair of man and woman sitting next to each other from making out with each other when they were supposed to be fondling their invisible boy/girl friend in front of them. The guy playing “bag”pipes with his thumb in his mouth and hand on his crotch was amusing too of course.
Buffalo Days in Regina, SK

After we broke the mini donut machine, we went home. Well, actually it was the guy in front of us who broke it. Well, actually it just “broke” while he happened to be standing there, but for some reason he felt bad about holding the line up, even though it was just flipping donut malfunction.
Buffalo Days in Regina, SK

At least when the mini-donut machine is only in your city for so long, the health risk of it being around is time controlled. It would be deadly to own, however.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to see MC Hammer tonight or not. I really only know of one of his songs (like most people who are going probably), but it’d probably be a fun time anyway.