March 2006
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AHHHHhhCHHOOOoooo

March 27, 2006

Well, this last weekend hit us hard as it drew to a close. After going to Plant City for a golf tournament and taking top prize, Josh and I figured it would be good to share the spoils with the women and took the ladies out for dinner on our gift certificates. Wait times at the door pushed us being out until close to 10:30-11:00PM ... too late for the little man. And at about 2AM it hit ... Melissa and Joe both caught the cold bug. That first night Melissa took Joe the first half of the night - catching a glimpse of sleep only during his short dozes ... and then he and I cuddle the second half so that Melissa could actually sleep a little. Last night Joe decided to cuddle with me most of the night - waking often but nothing a little soothing can't calm ... I must say he is a little trooper. No runny nose or sore throat is going to keep him down and if we were not cleaning his nose he was running around like nothing was wrong - and today he looked back to normal ... now if only Melissa can recover :)

I ... well, I am still reeling after shooting a 64 on Saturday. That is 8 under par ... and that just rocks my world. True, it was a best ball tournament which meant each shot was taken from where the best of our 4-person team could place it. But, we played well as a team - with no one person holding us back and no one person standing out. We all hit a could good long balls, a few fairways, and our putting just rocked. We stepped off the 18th green thinking we left at least more 5 birdies out of the course. But our one eagle shown bright on the second hardest hole of the course putting us in top place ... then they modified the scoring to even out the field ... taking away our worse hole (a par 5) we still came out in front shooting a modified-59 ... second place was 66 with a modified 60.5 (took away a hole and a half). Sweet ... and with my sweetheart buying me a pair of golf shoes I am set for some good times! If I only don't get sick...

Posted by csb at 5:55 PM


 

Congratulations on the win! Sounds like it would have been fun. Take good care of the sickies. You definitely want to be healthy in 2.5 weeks. We are anxiously awaiting your arrival.

Posted by: Grandma Pat at March 27, 2006 11:32 PM

Forget the golfing.....YOU got up with Joe for the second half of the night so Melissa could sleep? This is totally foreign to me! Cam could you please give your brother in law a few pointers. ;) I hope they both are feeling better. Can't wait to see you all soon!!!

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"Beats on the Streets of Life of Death"

March 23, 2006


The Backlot Theatre

While it had been ages since we had been in contact with Gabriel, when Krishen and Davin asked if we knew a good hair stylist we knew who to call. While, yes, Mike was still cutting hair in the area ... we also were informed of a theatre production going on that evening. So...

Melissa, Joe, Patricia, and myself got to enjoy an excellent performance by the students of Richard Milburn Academy. Under the direction of theatre instructor Gabriel Ortiz, musical director Kregg Edwards, and set designer (school security officer) Ernest Lovely, the eleven students put forth an incredible performance on inner city life, "Beats on the Streets of Life of Death" (read the review by the Bradenton Herald).

Starting with a collection of poems written by the students themselves, the play slowly took form as the poetry was melded into the voice of the "hip-hop" generation. Discussing topics such as drugs, shootings, pregnancy, jail, death, and war ... we slowly began to see some of the dynamics facing teens here in the states. Things that are only seen in the major cities back home are even prevalent in the small towns of the US.

Melissa put it best as she stated that while growing up she discussed and spoke about the topics of teen pregnancy (before and after) but those issues seemed so small when compared to wondering if your brother, sister, mother, and (if your lucky enough to have one) father is going to make it home that night.

The topics were real, the actors were real, and the director (and teacher) himself pulled himself out of the inner streets of L.A., so this play carries a lot of impact. It was one of the best theatre pieces I have seen in a long time. Speaks to the time, the place, and the culture ... what theatre is all about.

Congrats goes out to all the high-school students, and we all wish you the best of luck as you undertake the next challenge in life.

Posted by csb at 5:11 PM


 

Thanks for the kind words, Cam. I accidentally came across BahanClan while searching for info on "BEATS." I thoroughly enjoyed browsing through all the fun "stuff." I hope that all is well with you both.

Posted by: Gabriel Ortiz at July 10, 2006 11:41 AM















Under the sea

March 22, 2006


Queen of the North

The BC Ferry Queen of the North ran aground and sank this morning of the coast of BC. All 102 people were rescued from the choppy waters with a few sustaining minor injuries.

The 125 meter (410 ft.) vessel is apparently completely submerged about 135 km from Prince Rupert.

This is truly the unthinkable accident for BC Ferries. I suppose when you manage one of the largest ferry fleets (37 vessels and 47 ports) in the world you are bound to run into problems ... but this is the second major incident in 2 years. Glad to hear that the training and preparations for these situations was successful in saving lives.

Resource links: CBC.ca and Canada.com

Update:
It now appears that a couple may now have perished in the accident. While we do hold out hope that Shirley Rossette and Gerald Foisey of 100 Mile House, B.C. made it to safety, as some passengers are reporting, authorities have yet to locate them. Our fingers remain crossed.

Posted by csb at 8:22 AM


 

Glad to see everyone is safe. Scary tho

Posted by: Kurt at March 22, 2006 5:42 PM















Morning with Dad

March 20, 2006

Saturday, Joe and I had the morning to ourselves, Melissa had headed downtown with friends to checkout "the market". So we hung out a little at home before grabbing the soccer ball and heading across the street to play in the field. We had a blast kicking the ball around, playing in the sand/grass, and trying to stay away from the ant hills.

Now with Saturday mornings a scheduled time off for mom, we just need to figure out what to do next week. ?

Posted by csb at 9:46 AM


 















Transition

March 18, 2006


Left: Powerbook G4 -- Right: MacBook Pro

I have a new work machine ... so this weekend has been spent playing, transferring, and cleaning as I make the transition to the new MacBook Pro. The 2 Ghz Intel Core Duo processor with 2 GB of RAM should do me just fine ;)

And since this is the machine I want to purchase for my next machine, this should be a good demo to work off of. I have not pushed it hard yet, but my biggest concern is the battery life. I am hoping the never rev takes care of that, but so far ... I am extremely happy.

Posted by csb at 9:45 AM


 















Hello Gui ... Good-bye Luis

March 16, 2006


Hello, it is very nice to meet you

Gui (or Guiomar) made her appearance last week, just as Luis was scheduled to go home. Which has been sad for all of us. It was a blast having him here for a visit. He is great for Patricia - I approve (though I doubt she would listen to me anyways!)

Luis, come back again soon.

Posted by csb at 10:43 AM


 

That was a great night (even if I was melting from the heat!). : ) It was great to meet you, Luis -- come back soon, we all miss you!

Posted by: Krishen at March 16, 2006 12:44 PM

I had a great time in Sarasota with my canadian friends!
Thank you Melissa, Cameron and Krishen for being such good hosts and I would love to visit you again!

Posted by: Luís at March 20, 2006 2:00 PM















The visit

March 9, 2006

So, the grandparents are back on the plane and headed home. It was a great visit and we are really going to miss them. Joe was really starting to build that special grand-parent bond that I think is so important.

Posted by csb at 7:02 PM


 















My house is my castle

March 7, 2006


To the moon!!!!

I came home last night and Joe was grown up and moved out ... or was it in ... gah! He and grandpa had some fun and built a little castle (or rocket ... or ... well ... imagination right!).


Dad just could not help being a kid again

Posted by csb at 8:48 AM


 

Hi guys,
What a great fort/castle/rocket?? Alicia has an awesome clubhouse, great big Fridge boxes in the basement, oh what fun!! It looks like you're having a great adventure down there, and now that Joe's in full gear, every step is an adventure!!
Love from Lynne

Posted by: Lynne at March 7, 2006 9:32 PM

Cute heh :p


Mom call me!

Posted by: Kurt at March 8, 2006 12:13 AM

8:30 my time tonight if possible.

Posted by: Kurt at March 8, 2006 1:37 PM

"Sorry, we can't come to the phone right now. If you would leave your message after the beep we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for calling BahanClan.com." ... ... ... BEEEEEEP!

- Never really thought my blog would be used as a phone message system ... but, I guess email is just too tough for Geomatics Engineers. ;-)

Posted by: Cameron at March 8, 2006 9:51 PM

I've had about enough of you sir.
They are on vacation, shouldn't be reading emails, they, but I know they are always on the blog.

!

Posted by: Kurt at March 9, 2006 1:02 PM

the pictures are almost as funny as the comments!

Posted by: kari at March 9, 2006 1:15 PM















Take me out to the ball game

March 6, 2006

This past Sunday afternoon Joe and I both experienced our first ball game. Major league spring training is in town and we caught the "home team", Cincinnati Reds, take on the visiting Tampa Bay Devil Rays. (Yes, I know that seems a little off ... but this is where the Reds spend their spring days.)

As Melissa said, "Is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon". It was very relaxing, the sun was shining, and the most excitement came from Joe getting into an ant hill. (Those little buggers) It actually was not bad, only a couple bites - but he did end up being the one and only streaker of the ball game.

The 7-1 blow-out by Tampa Bay was stemmed by a 4 run-comeback by the Reds in the bottom of the 9th. We had a couple stolen bases, at least 3 home runs, and some great catches to make for an enjoyable experience.

Oh, and the World Baseball Classic is coming up ... so we will have to keep an eye out for how Canada does. They are pooled with US, the heavy favorites, but with luck they will make it into the playoffs.

Posted by csb at 8:54 AM


 















Festival do strawberry

March 5, 2006

Yesterday we enjoyed a little excursion to Plant City to enjoy their annual Strawberry Festival. It has been something I have been wanting to check out for the last couple years - and with my parents in town and Patricia and Luis in tow we made the trek. The festival was sort of in-between the Stampede and the county fair we saw a couple years ago. We felt fully intrenched in rural america, with the fair rides going and food stands everywhere.

There was several craft spots, pig races, puppet shows, and some livestock displays to keep us entertained. We wandered around checking out the different shops and exhibits and enjoying different strawberry treats ...


Chocolate covered strawberries weren't enough - they wanted it all

Joe trucked along with us enjoying the outdoor air and the crowds of people - he really is a people watcher.

Posted by csb at 9:27 AM


 















Vacation continues...

March 4, 2006


For note: sand does not taste good

After I finished a long week of daily trips to Tampa ... Friday was a day off and we took advantage. Time for the beach and some play time in sand.


Grandpa caught the attention of the birds


We all had a great time

Posted by csb at 7:56 AM