Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Spring Break Starts!

Day One of my Spring Break has totally taken up Day Two of my Spring Break trying to figure out how to edit it on my new laptop. I also have started a vlog site specifically for vlogs, (as if I'm going to keep on vlogging for any amount of time!).

So, watch my crazy wind-blown hair, my giant chin-zit, and yes there is a giant picture of Kim Jong Il in the background. Didn't you know that Friday was his birthday?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Code Name: Jack O'Lantern

Two days before Halloween, I asked for help on deciding on a costume. Although I didn't take anyone's advice (although Bryn's was my ultimate favorite, and we couldn't go with MJ's suggestion because Matt doesn't seem to have his shiny pants), I did end up dressing up for Halloween with my other half. This is how it came about. Tune in later to see the pictures from the actual night).

Sorry about the shoddy camera work. If this doesn't make you go seasick, nothing will. (CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH). I had a really hard time getting the video on this site, so its in Windows Media format. Sorry, that was the best I could do.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

How I Sit Through Lengthy Graduation ceremonies.

This past week has been a pretty important one in the life of my family, and especially in the life of my sister. Amy's prom was on Wednesday and she graduated on Friday night. It is pretty surreal that she will be going to university next year. At least its not Molly yet, but for those of you who haven't seen her in a while, she just finished fifth grade and will be entering middle school in the fall, so she has graduated in her own little way as well.

I figured that vlogging would be a perfect way to give myself something to do during Amy's graduation ceremony. I don't really like graduation ceremonies because I find them long and drawn out, and I could think of millions of ways that these ceremonies could be shortened - like by raising the passing grade to an 85% or something. Yup. That would do it.

To all my faithful vlog readers (ahem), it is long past due since I have vlogged. I have a hard time finding time to edit in the summer what with my work schedule and spending time with my family. But if you are craving a little Laura time, you should check out my blog. I try to update it as much as possible. I was up to one entry a weekday a little while ago, but I have a few things to do at work now, and so that might start to become less often. Anyway, check it out when you're needing some Laura-Love.

I took some pictures of Amy during her grad and prom. A few of them are on the video. A few others need to be developed. I might show some off in the future.
Warning: Vid takes a few minutes to watch. It was important to me to keep all of this in it though, so please enjoy.

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Watch the .wmv file

Monday, May 22, 2006

Too Bad I'm a Loser....

There is a rumour going around that I have lost my mind. Or, maybe it is just me who is saying that. Either way, my sanity has been questioned a few times since coming home for the summer (or at least more than usual!) This might just be the icing on the cake, and I blame it on the abundance of work during a ‘long weekend’.

How much work is too much work? It isn’t too much if the money is there, is it? That’s one opinion. But money might not be as important as health. This morning, after waking up at quarter to five, I manage to faint and fall in the shower. Luckily I turned off the water right before I went out completely, and I wasn’t in the tub. Instead, I hit my head against the plastic-like shower walls, which give a little. Otherwise, it could have been bad news, especially since I was home alone. I’m feeling slightly better, but the light-headedness is still present, along with the headache from hitting my head when I fell.

Unfortunately, I made this movie before I hit my head. There is no excuse for my behaviour!

(My plan for the weekend, before I was offered to work overtime for double pay, was to go down to Halifax so I could see MJ and Dub who travelled from Alberta, along with Carolyn who is leaving soon. I was really looking forward to going, but fortunately or unfortunately, I’ve been working long hours for good money and poor health instead.)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

May 5-7, Our First Visit since the beginning of Summer Vacation

Long distance relationships are hard to do, and it certainly is nice to finally be back in the arms of someone you care about!

On Friday, after spending all day working at the Nuclear Power plant, and getting stuck in traffic on the way home due to an accident, I got into the Jeep with Mom and Dad and headed down to Moncton (late of course!)

Being Late seemed to become a theme...

Luckily, the bus driver was some distant relative of Speedy Gonzalez, and we actually did manage to pull into the bus station in Halifax just in time. Of course, this meant almost driving away leaving a few passengers behind at a couple of stops, including an old lady who desperately needed to pee. Apparently, there was no peeing allowed.

On Saturday morning, after a trip to the market with Carolyn and Teri which included eating crepes and buying delicious Maple Apple Jam, Dan and I headed back with the hopes to go Geocaching with Olivier and Alyssa. Now, if you haven't heard of Geocaching yet, what the heck have you been doing?! Carolyn and I decided that it was some ploy by Mothers Against Videogames (or possibly by Girlfriends Against Video Games) to get otherwise geeky couch potatoes out for some exercise. Unfortunately, Geocaching is not Geeky enough and WAY too much fun!

Due to the unfortunate weather, Olivier and Alyssa decided against taking part in this giant, worldwide, scavenger hunt... but that didn't stop Dan and I from trying our luck!

That night for supper, we had a potluck with Carolyn. She brought the chips and dip, and made some yummy pomegranate cocktail. Dan wowed us with his cooking expertise and fed us chicken and tofu curry on a bed of rice. My job was to bring the dessert. S'Mores it was (because you can never go wrong with S'Mores!) Although they were a hit, no one ever looks good when you take a picture of them eating S'Mores...

After stuffing our faces, we headed over to Igor's for a chance to celebrate one very special guy's birthday (Way to miss your own party, Matty!!)

To finish off the almost perfect weekend, the sun came out, the temperature soared, and Carolyn, Dan, and I headed to Point Pleasant Park to try our luck at Geocaching once more! We had a blast and a half! I have the sunburn to prove it!

"Can I Still Catch the Ferry?"

"Art in the Park"

(Music in the videos from the Podsafe Music Network:
Audrey Come Lately - Coming For You
The Buffali - Yer Late
Lorena Mire - Hide and Seek)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Laura's Super Fantabulous Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made this vlog on Sunday, April 23rd, but haven't had the chance to get to editing it (or really doing much else on this computer for that matter) because Amy, my sister has been spending most of the evenings on the machine. I don't have too much of a issue with this, because it is mostly homework that she has been working on, which is certainly acceptable.

Another reason why I have been away from the computer lately is that I started my summer job on Monday (Monday and Tuesday were a chance for me to be re-trained) at Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station. Now, I worked this same position last summer as well, and so I am have not forgotten much from then, so I hopped right back today ready to go, and was actually somewhat busy. But, it is basically an hour drive to and from work in the morning, which means I have to leave the house by seven at the latest, and I don't normally get home until at least five. This makes for long days and early mornings. This should mean that I get to bed in good time at night so that I am not too tired to drive in the morning. So, I have little time to myself now that work is here. This means less vlogging, and less time to edit videos.

I'm sure you'll be hearing more about my Point Lepreau Nuclear Power Plant escapades in the near future, if only in blog form.

I cannot wait until I have my computer here from Sackville, if only because it is in need of a major reformatting. But my vlogging is also putting a lot of strain on the home computer. We have had it for about six years, and the video is filling up the C drive fairly rapidly. I'll need to burn them on some discs soon.

I have a few (two) ideas for future vlogs which I would love to get to sometime soon, but I don't know if I have the time to devote to it. One of them may just end up being an idea for a blog I guess, I just want to explore the issue, and I have no plans for images to go along with them. Maybe sometime this summer I'll get around to the big vlog idea I have. We'll see.

Anyway, on Sunday night, I had time to spare... This might have been the last time for the rest of the summer that I'll be in that boat, but you're definitely welcome to take a peek at my Sunday night:

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Yesterday's Vlog Part 2

I started off yesterday's vlog with the explanation that since getting home for the summer, my days have not gotten any more relaxing, but perhaps slightly busier. This would be why I made a Part 1 and a Part 2 of my vlogs! So, here is Part 2!

When I got home yesterday afternoon after all the creepy Saint John sexual harassment, I took my other sister out for supper before her swimming lessons. She had wanted to try 'vlogging' too, so we decided to make one together! Here it is!...