Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bike Ride Today

Well today looks like it might actually be nice weather today, very similar to yesterday. I expect we're in for very few left like this as I notice in the mornings the puddles are iced over.
After the mail had arrived I went out for a walk to one of my favorite coffee houses called "the Mondragon" located in the Exchange district yesterday afternoon, after coffee and a really nice slice of their Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cheesecake I figured I'd take a walk to the Forks Market to pick up some bread before heading home. As I was walking I thought to myself, "What a really nice day... I should have gone for a bike ride if i had known it was going to be this nice out!"
Well today looks like it's going to be the same way, nice and sunny, not too cold, no rain and all my favorite trails will be nice and dry from having a good few days without rain. So I'll probably go for a run first, take a shower and then after mail has arrived go out for a bike ride. Lol that should work off some of the junk I've been eating lately lol... too many good horror movies on TV lately and I love my snacks with a good movie ;)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Not much Shakin

Not too much new to report, I've been out bike riding once this week, running almost every morning lol weather permitting that is ;) haven't snaped any new pix though, sorry... I just have not seen anything that jumped out at me that said "Photo op" ;)

I've been uploading designs to my online shops
Spent the weekend watching the Friday the 13th movies.

Spent a little time working on my Ray Gun for my Halloween costume that I probably won't go anywhere with :(

I've been out to one of my favorite pubs "Burbon St. Pool Hall" a few times for a delicious Buger & Fries and a Fort Gary Pale Ale to wash it all down with :P

I'll probably go see a movie this week, lol not sure what playing that's worth seeing though, I'll have to checkout to see.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Because of the Rain

I went out for an extra long run today down my Fort Gibralter route because yesterday it was raining all day and I was on my butt in front of the computer working on a new design for my online products sites like Cafe Press, Printfection and Zazzle, so I figured I needed the extra long run today to make up for not going out yesterday.
I didn't eat properly yesterday either so I sure felt the impact of that on top of an extra long run, by the time I was about half way there I started to feel a little drained of energy. It's true what they say about a proper diet & exercise, if you've ever done that, gone out for a really long walk or run the day after eating nothing but crap all day before you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. But I managed to push myself through the whole route. I think after lunch I'll take a walk to the Forks... Hmmm or better still take a lunch with me and eat it down at the Forks Boat Dock... now there is a simply smashing idea ;)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yesterday's BIG 10% Chance of Rain

y'know... I REALLY have to laugh sometimes at the Weather Network. Yesterday just before heading out for my morning run I checked the Weather Network just to see what to expect, see if I needed to bring along a rain coat or Ziploc plastic bag for my camera should any rain be expected... nope according to the Weather Network only a 10% chance of rain was expected which is next to bugger all. So off I went. I put my metallic black Zentai on and my hoody since it was a little cool out at about 7:30 AM, grabbed my Exilim Digital camera and my Gorilla Pod.
Just as I'm heading out the door I can see it sprinkling down a little... lol I'm thinking well the Weather Network said ONLY 10% chance of rain so I figured it would probably stop soon and blow over.... no such luck, by the time I had ran down to the beginning of the Waterfront Drive River trail it just started hosing down. I was carrying my camera in it's little leather case so it was fine but I still tucked my hands inside the front big pocket of my Hoody to help keep it dryer. By the time I had got to the St. Boniface Bridge I was pretty soaked lol.
Once across the bridge and on my way to Whittier Park where Fort Gibralter is the rain had pretty much all but stopped, it was down to a very light trickle. I stopped off at this big rock between the Fort and the Baseball Field and took off my Hoody and set up my camera on the Gorrilla Pod and did some Zentai pictures posing on the big rock, which was pretty soaked from the rain. Thank God for Spandex because it dries out super fast lol. The other good thing about it being kinda rainy out and early in the morning is that there was noone around so I could take my pictures without being disturbed.
This is the last one I took after running all the way down the River Trail to Lagimodiere Gaboury historic Park Gate where I stopped off in the pic nick area and snapped a couple of Zentai pictures at one of the pic nick tables, got a soaked butt from sitting at a wet table lol. You can see in the picture that the sky has cleared up really fast, the sun came out and dried me out real good. By the time I ran back home I was only a little damp and that was mostly from my Hoody and sweat.
10% chance of rain indeed!! More like 80 or 90 percent chance!... lol of course it WAS clear all day though... maybe that's what they meant?? lol
Even still, I felt pretty accomplished yesterday since I managed to get some good Zentai pictures done.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Photo Locations

I found a couple of interesting places to take photos today while I was out riding my bike. One was right by this big up-rooted dead tree that I thought looked pretty neat so I just couldn't resist the temptation to stop and snap a few pictures. I wish I had gotten there at a different time of day as a good deal of the shots are pretty heavily back lighted by the sun. lol I'll just have to try that spot again at a different time of day, some different camera positions might help too.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saturday Out on the Bike

Well today was certainly a nice Fall day. I was out for a good 5 hours making the most of what I am sure fewer and fewer of these nice days. Early Friday morning when I was out for my morning run it was cold enough out I could see my breath, lol a sure fire sign that the white stuff will be on the way soon, Brrrrr....

Lots of other people were out enjoying a nice sunny Saturday today too I noticed as I passed through Assiniboine park and stopped for a rest at one of the park benches close to the Baseball field. I had took a ride up to Assiniboine park after spending a little time ridding down the Fort Gibralter River Trail, I had lunch at the pick nick grounds at the beginning of I think it's called "Whittier Park." I was going to see if I could get some Zentai pictures done but there was just too much traffic, lol and you know how I like it quiet... funny thing is, is that even with a fair amount of people passing through from time to time it's very peaceful at that spot, you can sit for hours and just listen to the breeze in the trees and the occasional train pass by.
lol I still think during the week, very early in the morning will be my best bet to do pictures completely undisturbed as all the Worker Drones should be at work and the kids all in school ;) lol what I need is a deserted island lol

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Fort Gibralter Running Route

This is my Fort Gibralter

running route (maped out in Orange) for when I feel like a really long run, I don't know how many miles it is but it's a good run, it takes about 45 minuts there same time back. I screen captured this from Google Earth si I could use it as a mapping tool to map out running and biking trips around Winnipeg. I love Google Earth, such a usefull little application ;)

Fall Zentai Run

Felt like a little something different today so I put my "Alien Cow Abduction hoody" on overtop of my metalic black Zentai suit and went out for a run down the river path that passes by Fort Gibralter nice and early in the morning so hopefully the trail would be completely devoid of people and I would be able to snap a few outdoor Zentai shots.

Managed to snap a few while I felt brave enough ;)

You can see the other 3 Photos on my Deviant Art account if you like?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New T-Shirt Design

I created a new T-Shirt design this last couple of days in Corel Painter Essentials 3. Funny thing is, is that the green alien came from a design someone had drawn in the wet cement of a side walk section, everytime I passed by it made me think it was saying; "Frack! Cybertron." And I figured I should turn it into a design ;)
A green alien gets throttled by a killer Cyborg and exclaims:
"Frack! Cybertron."

T-Shirts and other producs with this design are available from:
Cafe Press:
and at Printfection:
Shirts with attitude! Say it before the Redneck Zombies do go git'yurself one and make me filthy stinking rich :D :ufo: