wedding announcements for everyone

September 30, 2004 under Life

For those interested, the following appeared in the “Special Announcements” section of the September 17, 2004 edition of the Timmins Daily Press; sharp people will direct their attention to the top-right area near ‘Bellini-Nantelle’ 😉

It’s worth noting that underneath Dena and I, is an announcement that Chico’s ex, Maureen McCague, is getting married. She may soon be known as Maureen Belej, but she’ll always be “Mo” to me 😛

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i got me so down i got me a headcache

September 28, 2004 under Life

I’ve had such a headache ever since the drive home from my cousin Christine’s on Sunday. Dena gets headaches often. I rarely get headaches but when I do, they usually last for two or three consecutive days. Ugh.

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who wants to get fed?

September 24, 2004 under ChrisBellini.com, Internet

I think I may provide an RSS feed for my blog. Firefox 1.0PR and Thunderbird 0.8 have some new built-in RSS capabilities that look kewl. Also, I still have the idea of moving my site to MonsterHosting in the back of my mind.

In case nobody noticed, all of you out there in Web wonderland can comment on any of my blog entries.

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war-drivin'

September 21, 2004 under Computers, Internet

I’m officially a war-driving wannabe 🙂

On our way to work this morning, traffic on the Homer Watson was at a standstill (gotta love being so close Conestoga College). So I pulled out my notebook, which has a built-in 802.11b/g card, and proceeded to look for available wireless networks in the neighbourhood. Dena wanted to email work to let them know she’d be late. I wanted to find unsecured wireless networks 🙂 And I did. Somebody somewhere within the vicinity of the Homer Watson has a Linksys WiFi router or access point and didn’t secure it up in anyway; the SSID was still ‘linksys’ but I had the good moral judgment to not bother logging into the administrative control panel with the default username/password. So I connected but barely. The signal was weak and the rate was only 5.5MB/sec. I had enough time to connect to our company’s VPN and launch Outlook 2003, but traffic started to move and the connection dropped as I was typing up the email to Dena’s boss 🙁

I think I need to keep a full tank of gas in the car, and a copy of AirSnort running 😉

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the end of the nhl as we know it

September 15, 2004 under Hockey, Sports

Well, we won the whole thing with six straight wins, no less 😀

No more NHL hockey for a while now 🙁

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this temporary cold

September 13, 2004 under Hockey, Life, Sports

I have a cold. I rarely get sick. But this cold isn’t so bad.

With the way Canada played on Saturday, they shouldn’t have beat the Czech Republic, but they did. Yay?

The Death Cab song on that Future Soundtrack For America compilation album, “This Temporary Life”, is the jam. I’ve had the final GbV album, Half Smiles of the Decomposed, for many days now and have yet to listen to it in its entirety.

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we can take this

September 9, 2004 under Hockey, Sports

If Team Canada keeps playing the way they have, I think they’ll be able to beat the Czechs in the semis. I’m not so sure that the US can do the same against Kipper and the Finns. Brett Hull is an ass more often than not.

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flames fans are the best

September 7, 2004 under Computers, Hockey, Software, Sports

Electronic Arts have a poll going to choose which fan cameo will make it into NHL 2005. In all of the EA Sports games, you would get a random athlete doing the token slogan, “EA Sports, It’s in the game”. But for NHL 2005, they’re going to include fan(s) doing the “it’s in the game slogan”. Guess which team’s fans are in all five choices. Go on, guess. All five options are with Flames fans 🙂

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ball spotting day

September 6, 2004 under Life

Happy Labour Day, folks! My fondest memories of Labour Day are spending the entire long weekend at work; the Hollinger Golf Club in Timmins. The Annual Labour Day Tournament at the Hollinger Golf Club was the final big tournament of the season and it brough people from all over to it, even California. As I recall, for the six summers that worked during the tournament (I missed three of the tournaments during my eight-years working in the pro shop due to university) the weather was always cold. Like the end of November in Northern Ontario cold. Like “holy shit this is fucking cold, there” cold (Side Note: in Timmins half English-half French vernacular, many sentences and phrases end with the word ‘there’ without actually refering to a location. The word is actually pronounced ‘dare’.). Cold. It could’ve been in the 30s (Celsius of course) prior to the Labour Day weeekend. And it was often just as warm shortly there after. But inevitibly, the long weekend was chilly. It looks like times have changed since the weather up there (now I’m using ‘there’ in reference to a location) is currently warm.

Today, Dena and I went flying with her boss in a single propeller puddle-jumping plane. He was a pilot in the R.C.N. and recently became recertified as a pilot. We left from the Waterloo-Ellington Flight Centre (which is right next to the Region of Waterloo International Airport) and flew to Hanover and back. I will say this…I’m now a huge fan of the services offered by Air Canada, WestJet, Delta, NWA and so on. The little plane that we flew in today was bounced around by even the slightest of breezes. And those breezes were ever present. Try 300 centimetre sudden rises/drops in altitude…very often. There wasn’t a 30 second stretch without turbulance. This lasted the entire flight, both ways. On the way back, poor Dena thrice puked (thankfully barf bags were on board). We made it back to solid ground, though 🙂

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the last little bit of hockey before the lockout

September 2, 2004 under Hockey, Sports

The World Cup is only three days in, but it’s shaping up to be a good tournament 🙂

Why is Barry so angry?

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