Minor Update
October 14, 2010

Since my blog is still 'on the internet' I went ahead and installed all of the security updates that have come out since my last post. I also added a 'follow me on twitter' badge in the sidebar.

Nothing too exciting but a new blog post nonetheless.


Gone but not forgotten
April 1, 2009

I haven't written a blog entry or uploaded pictures in forever. With facebook, twitter, flickr and all the other online communities that have come to life in the past few years the blog and personal picture archive have become mostly extinct.

It was a good run while it lasted and I'm going to leave my site and photo gallery up but there are no future updates planned from me.

I'm on most social media sites so please look me up if you haven't already and say hello.

Thanks!

mottie


Ankara First Impressions
June 12, 2007

Upon arriving in Turkey all Canadians have to purchase a visa, and it must be paid for in cash. I wasn't carrying cash, which worked out pretty well for me: I was escorted past the lineup at passport control to a bank machine, I paid the man, and was on my way. No delays or lineups, not even a cavity search. I haven't had a lot of time to get out and about in Ankara, but what I have seen has been great. The food here is excellent, and the people are very friendly. There is an unusually large ratio of good looking women here, which is especially strange considering that most of the old women are four feet tall and roundish. The population of Ankara is mainly (90% I was told) Muslim. Five times a day there is a "call to prayer" (sweet wav file included) that can clearly be heard throughout the city. The first time I heard this I was in a taxi with a Mosque on one side of the car, and transvestite prostitutes on the other. Strange to say the least. There has been alcohol in most of the restaurants I've been to, and there is a stocked mini bar in my room. I had assumed before coming here that things would be more uptight and there wouldn't be alcohol and the like..

Anyways things are going well, working lots and the weather's great.


Happenings
June 5, 2007

Lots going on these days. It's summer and we're already into the full swing of things. This past weekend Dayna and I took a spontaneous trip to Victoria to see her sister and speedo. The girls baked on the beach while speedo and I played some frolf. We also managed to stop in and see Eric & Jill for some bocci and a delicious BBQ.
Tomorrow is an extremely big day for Dayna as she's graduating from SFU. She's done extremely well and there will be a lot of proud people watching her walk up. We're going to head out for a celebratory dinner with both of our parents which should be great. After that I'm off to Turkey for a little while, and should be back in plenty of time for Mottiepalooza VI (not emacs).

That's it for now..


 






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