Sunday, August 31, 2008

My First Triathlon

From Triathlon 2008
I did my first triathlon on Saturday with my buddy Paul Brun. I was a blast and I'm hoping that I'll be able to do some more next year. We were in the tri-a-tri category which is a 200m swim, 15km bike and 3km run. This is ideal for new tri-athaletes especially for those of us using our mountain bikes. I finished at 78 while Paul did incredible coming in fourth overall. Click on the photo to the left for more pictures.

I'm Writing a Column on Comics

Anyone who knows me is aware of my love of comic books or graphic novels which is the trendy new name for them. We'll I've just started writing what I hope will be a weekly review column at Comic Fodder. My first review is up, Planetary Volume 1.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Terry Fox Run 2008 - Update 1

Fund raising for this year's Terry Fox Run is going pretty slowly this year. I have only collected $170 of my $1200 goal. I attribute the slow down to my new employers rules about soliciting donations at work.

Please support my participation by donating.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Free Starbucks Recipe eBook

Coffee Fair has posted a free eBook of StarBucks coffee and pastry recipes. I gave it a quick glance over and I plan on trying out their Chai Tea suggestion.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Obligatory Olympics Post: Unfair Judging

After reading Ryan's LEAGUE OF MELBOTIS: Obligatory Olympics Post: Hyperbole and NBC I figured I needed to weigh in my two cents on Olympic judging. It's crap! I know this is happening to other countries but I'm taking a Canadian perspective here as in the past two days two of our athletes have been screwed by the judges. On Tuesday Jason Burnett was awarded the silver for mens trampoline after pulling off a more difficult routine, with no mistakes, than the eventual gold medal winner from China. Then on Wednesday Ivett Gonda lost her first round taekwondo match after being shut out by the judges even though she quite obviously scored with some good kicks.

Originally I thought I'd have a hard time caring about the Olympics as they are all on steroids but the excitement in the pool and on the track have pulled me in. Now I have to think that I will avoid any sport with judging and stick to ones that can be measured objectively instead of subjectively.

As Grandpa Tom used to say It's all fixed!

You Can't Handle the Truth About Coffee

Sorry, I couldn't resist that bad pun on the headline from this story on the truth about coffee's effects on your body.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More Good News for Green Tea Drinkers

Looks like an ingredient in Green Tea inhibits breast cancer growth in mice.

I've been drinking some green tea that friends of mine brought back from China. Can anyone recommend a good brand I can get in Ottawa as I'm running out of my supply?