December=31/ January 1st- went to mark langois's buck and doe, and then closer the the "hour " we went to cobble hills to hang with freinds drink and be merry
Febuary-Olymipic Week @Cobble. I entered a snow volleyball comptetiton and won a pair of mp3 sunglasses, and a box of mike and ikes. My team of allan brander, matt and me. We won by default.The team we were supposed to play left the hill. Good times.
21st-went with fundraisig team at JAM to Air Combat Zone. Meeting was nice talked about all the cool plans and then went to the sim room. i was d-man, derek was cardinal, paul was ??? and dave was maverick. Someone shot me down, but....but...i shot someone else while falling down to the ground.
May-3rd, mom in an accident on the way home from the doctor, was rushed to local hospital and put inder a medical coma of sorts.
19th Traci flew to the west to get her car and drive home. The plan was for me to meet her in winnipeg and continue to ontario. I landed in winnipeg 21st or something.She didnt even have time to park at the entrance before i hopped into the car and we were on our way. We stopped overnight in kenora, then continued to dryden where we had planned the night before to go see a friends parents place and they werent home so we took some pictures isntead...
We continued to drive past shale rocks and trees almost like a cartoon uses the same background in animations or cartoons. Untill ta-da the lakes started showing up. We continued all the way through northern ontario and i drove a bit.The night before, we planned out where we were going to stop over and we thought wed go from kenora to wawa, stay over and then try to continue on from there. But it got late and i we saw a travelodge at the side of the road and we were both yawning alot, so we said its about time to stop.and so we did. That night we opened the map and made a plan so that we knew what we were doing the next day. We did quite a good job of planning becuse we drove all the way home in one day from marathon, mind you we stopped a million times to take in the view. What a beautiful place northern ontario is. We also stopped a long time at the most beautiful place on the border of northern and southern ontatio Perry Sound is beautiful town/city and we stopped for a photo opp, supper and some particualrily famous ice cream at the floatplane base...
This is about the time the signs start showing the 400 series freeways on them instead of the normal highway one. We are coming into an area of ontario ive seen before, as its not like what i had been driving in before i got to that point. Id never been in northern ontaaaaario. And then my cool and i know what im doing ego comes in as i had started to remeber a secret way home we used to drive to skii hills near arthur and had not driven this route in ages. We managed to make it home before sunrise the next day!! The END
June-weekly visits from mom and the NRC team. It was good to see mom home as ahe had be aching to get home and back to her chores.
July-Uncle david visit. July-13-27. Introduced him to my pilot friend Turbo at the JAM open house. A suprize vist by a crew of a c-130 from trenton or somewhere and dave got to chatting with them.
Also went to a car show and a movie with him.
August- lots of swimming, grass cutting
September-more grass and swimming. etc etc..
joined buffalo airways virtual.
October-flew in the haloween flight for buffalo airways virtual and more grass cutting. Ryan and jess flew home for thanksgiving. As well a the auzzie's and the torontonian stratfordite relllys visited.
Movember-snow falling, flew in the rememberance day flight
December-so far so good!!
Happy Holidays and Have a Happy and Safe New Yea
Toronto will miss you mark.
this is the 1st time it has been so busy in july and i dont know what day it is anymore half the time...im getting active and having fun!!
nothing big to report of...
you also gotta know that alot of divers dont know or remember the bike signals nor can they figure them out when you drive...maybe they should change them to allow both bike and car dirver to understand which way they are going..
sorry for not posting lately
Then 2 weeks later she arrived back in banff from her time home in ontario and we went from that to not a single word from her or I. I figured it would be just a few days or so then shed be talking to me again. Nope. In a nutshell, we never discussed that i was leaving to move home to where i am today. Not one word from either of us!!
I often wonder when i sit here and listen to itunes songs and think that maybe i did/said/knew/heard something she didnt or said something rude or...you know....i just dont know...even though im not focusing on the past i just wonder if the freindfshop with her could have continuted. All this was was a friendship, nothing more. Aand even at that she ignored me for some reason...and to this day i dont know why...not one idea!! If it was me then she could have told me what i did/said that make her ignore me and guess what i would have made a change so that it didnt happen again...but since i dont know what caused it im all on my own at this point...
and thats just it...al this little post was about...just what the heck made her go silent...
my thought on what happened in ontario
1)she got married
2)she got in a car crash and couldnt remeber me
3)she was ignoring me because maybe.....you see i just dont know (as well)
someting big happened in ontario because it literaly happened overnight and she was a changed person for sure when she walked back in through the door...
*i have left the name of the person as annonymous as i fear the name getting out and she could get stalked..
but i just dont get it...it just doesnt add up...
anyone in the same boat...
If i was alive when he was i would believe in what he was doing and that he wasnt what everyone else thought of him at the time that it was all a joke...
does everyone take this for granted or am i the only one??
hits really close to home because thats what i felt like yesterday
I see plane pictures of planes on their last lease on life and ones just starting out on life and those in between. Its sometimes sad to see old planes you saw flying around you getting ready to be scrapped and you know you cant do anything to stop them from torching them to bare metal...
i always find funny pictures to look at and laugh or cry or whatever....its a fun thing to do...
anyways have a good day...
anyways i want to try to re create this in flight sim though i dont know how i will do that realistically...
heres a pic of the train i found online...this came from london ontario...i might be riding this someday when i go to dublin.
the folders i need to be copied are "My Documents" "Microsoft Games" I have all the games but id be lost without all the planes i have added to my flightsim, Then i want to try to see if i can copy the PAI files on my desktop (the files are only like 1.5MB but id have to find them again) then wipe the computer and reinstall windows xp....so i hope to be flying on my computer by the first of march.
i dont think copying all the files are going to take that long but i might have to wait as other computers are getting fixed...we just brought it home to take it out of their shelf so they wouldnt have to deal with it again so im expecting 2 or 3 days...should only take that long to to wait for other computers thatg are in the que to get fixed...
other than that....thats alll thats new...oh ya the flames won again!!! go flames!!
Xfire now has a way to play games and listen to music so im listening to some u2 and stuff...
thats all for now...
In the morning after he woke up at 8:45am and had a shower and went downtown to the core of Banff and visited the stores and boutiques but they were all closed, they dont open untill 10:30 am and so he feels its only logical place to head to would be to head to the internet cafe and then he noticed it didnt open untill 9:30 he had a whole half hour to wait for the internet cafe to open.
Not alot of restaurants or stores are open so he walks back to his hotel room to watch some TV untill 11 or so and happens to find a channel that is showing red bull air races. James loves aviation quite a bit and finds himself flying virtually with the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. Whenever James can find aviation on TV he watches it no matter what it is about and wishes the hotel TV had the wings channel that was created by the discovery channel.
Meanwhile it has become and he waits till the show is over and heads down to the internet cafe, he wants so much to stay out of the internet cafe and do nature walks and bike rides but nothing is open yet and it’s too early to go on a hike. He settles himself on the furthest computer from the entrance and logs into his account. Checks his email first off and then his facebook and my.yahoo.com After this he walks over and grabs a coffee to keep him warm because it is a little cold in the internet cafe.
After a while of updating his friends on facebook and everything he checks if his account still has hours on it and if he owes anything before heading upstairs to the main street of Banff. He notices that there are way more people in the street than there was when he got to the internet cafe.
James goes back to his hotel and gets his car out of the garage and decides to drive to Radium, BC. His mustang roars to a start and he’s off on a road trip and this mustang is quite an interesting version. Instead of feeding the CD player cd's and for a few seconds taking your eyes off the road, no this one has a hard drive in it and it plays iTunes now renamed CarTunes. Al you have to do is connect the USB cable from the laptop computer to a hideable USB port on under the volume knob in the stereo area of the dash. Getting songs from your desktop computer is the next version in which they are researching at the moment.
Anyways he puts CarTunes on shuffle and merges onto the Trans
After 30mins he gets to the intersecting highway that takes him to radium and merges onto that highway and within another hour arrives in Radium set to go to the
He arrives at the parking lot for the pools in Radium and gets out takes his backpack with him and heads for the pools. It is now . Kind of a weird time to visit a hot pool but he’s got so much to see (invermere and maybe a trip to interior of BC) why not?
He goes into the building pays his 5 bucks and heads off to the change rooms to change into his swimming trunks. 5 minutes later he emerges from the change area and has a quick shower and heads out to the pool. The pool isn’t very busy and there are only 5 other people in the pool with him. It’s hot outside and it’s hot in the pool.
After what seemed like half an hour of wading in the pool he got out and went back took a quick shower and went back and changed into his regular clothes and headed back to his car. A few minutes later he got back on the highway heading for Invermere that is just down the road from where he is and he hopes to lie on the beach and read his Harry Potter book.
While having the CarTunes on shuffle it came upon a few Bright Eyes songs every other song. This was a good part of the trip, anything your doing while listening to Bright Eyes is a good thing to do. He arrives in Invermere about half an hour later and the time is roughly 12:55pm and its very hot and a bad time to be outside at this time of day and he puts on his sunscreen in the car and waits twenty minutes and reads a bit more of Harry potter book before going to the beach with his towel in hand ready for maybe a bit of a swim.
He’s lying on the towel at the beach and reading more of his book. He seems to be really into his book when an old friend come walking by. This is his friend John from high school who he knew quite well and hasn’t seen in like 10 years and is wondering what he’s doing here, not like he’s not supposed to be here enjoying himself but he just never thought he would never see someone from his past out here.
James and his friend lay next to each other and talk about what’s been happening since high school and after all is said and done john asks where James is heading to and he says "im heading home after this" and then john says "that’s cool, hey have you been to the white swan hot springs?”.” No, what’s so big about that?” James says to John. John replies with stating "The fact that it is the best unknown hot pools in BC, i say unknown because not everyone knows about it, it’s on this old logging road about half an hour or so from here!"
After getting instructions from john he thinks he best be off onto this hot pool place. He gets back into his car and drives an hour or so to the entrance to the white swan provincial park and drives up the old logging road till he gets to a small parking lot and parks the car, with his swimming trunks still on. Gets out and walks down the boardwalk to a set of 3 pools. He gets into the top pool and notices it’s very hot, stifling hot. So he goes to the smaller pool and notices it’s quite cooler than the top pool.
After a few minutes in the bottom pool he slowly makes it to the top pool and i guess that’s the way it’s supposed to be. He then meets some new folk sitting in the top pool and they tell im that it’s not a big deal but you are supposed to dip your body in the cold river then get out because as James finds out it has to be in the 30 to 40 degree range because it’s very cold as in very cold. B-r-r.
After 20 minutes of hanging out at the hot tub he goes back to his car gets dried off and gets in the car. He looks at the map and notices that
It will be nearly 4 hours of straight sailing to
Later that night he packs up and gets ready for the flight back home. He can’t wait. He has such a fun time out in the town that he’s been in for the past week and a half. He wishes that he could keep the car but the car goes back tomorrow at the airport. He has a flight at back to
In the morning he wakes up at after getting a wake-up call to give him enough time to get to the airport. He gets in his Mustang and heads towards
After an hour and a half it is now and he’s approaching the
He gets a cart and puts all of his bags on it and quickly gets to the Westjet kiosk and tells them his name and the email agenda paper he has that has the number the agent enters into the computer. “James Katchen we have your ticket here” as he prints out the boarding pass and hands it to James. He then loads all the bags he has and takes his backpack on board with him and heads to gate D40. He walks through the airport entrance and enters security and takes off his bag, takes out his wallet and all the stuff in his pockets and walks through and it doesn’t beep so he waits for his stuff to be checked and then puts it all back in his wallet, grabs the backpack and heads for the gate. He arrives a short few minutes later and notices there a few people waiting to board he goes to the clerk and shows him his boarding ticket and his license. The clerk says “you may board now if you wish!” and James thanks the man and boards the plane. He notices the plane he is flying on is the 737-200, he thought that Westjet had retired them but they had brought them back for a few flights as they had a few 700’s that were being worked on and they needed a loaner plane to fill in.
The plane slowly did its pushback and get ready to start its engines and ready for normal flight from
After takeoff the plane quickly climbed to 10,000 feet and was half way to his cruise altitude of 20,000 feet. James was watching out the window looking at the mountains in the background before the plane made a left turn to head towards
During the flight James ordered a few cokes and a package of licorice while the plane flew them towards
James found the rest of his luggage and headed for the door and out to the parking lot. He got there and put all of his stuff in his car and paid for his parking for the week and headed home. Within the hour he was home and back by himself again ready to get back to work the next day. He picked up his cell phone and called his work and said im home I had a good trip and im ready to get back to work now and the manager said take a day or two off and come in when you’re ready.
He took 2 days off to get back to work and reset all his clocks and get ready for work. During the two days he spent all day flying virtually and driving virtually and he did manage to get some time to relax and read a book. The next day was his first day back after taking a flight to the west. His manager greeted him at the door and asked him how his vacation was and James said it was wonderful. After spending a few minutes explaining the kinds of things he did there in
The next few weeks were as usual, there wasn’t a lot of traffic in the store. But he kept busy by thinking of his trip to
“I am someone you don’t know but I met you in
“I didn’t go to Bruno’s at all during my trip, or wait yes I did but it was during the day, not at night” James said back to the total stranger who was looking offended he didn’t remember her. The conversation went on for a few more minutes before James said “im sorry its 4 am now I don’t recognize you from Banff or anywhere I went, I have to work in 2 hours....sorry but can you leave now?” James said back to the stranger hanging outside his door. He decided to stay up and check his email and have a coffee before work.
Later that morning he was ready for work and got to his place of work 1 minutes early, told his boss about what happened this morning and got himself ready to start work again. His day was spent with thoughts of who that girl was or who she was not. “I do not remember going into Bruno’s at night at all on my trip” he thought to himself.
The day ended and James went home, back to being alone again. He was quite sure he only visited Bruno’s in the day time, when James got another knock on the door. It was the same girl from last time, the unknown girl that somehow entered James’s life very recently, like last night perhaps?. This time around she said she worked at UNLTD and that James had walked into the bike/snowboard/skate shop and again James was confounded. “I did not go into Bruno’s or into what you say is unltd store, I do not know you now leave me alone” to which the young girl replied “I know you more than you know me”.
James was now mad, he had now claimed a stalker to his list of unknown friends and added what she looked like and put her out of his mind...”so now wherever I go im going to be followed, like I need this” he said to himself just before bed.
The next day he was surprised to not have to wake up so early to fend off some unknown people so he slept in till just before his wake up time of . He didn’t have to worry about the girl stalker at all that day and the rest of that week untill the Saturday that was coming up. The girl arrived on his doorstep in the afternoon of the Saturday. “Why hello again stalker, what else have you got of me visiting that id didn’t go to?” he wailed at her like he was totally mad. “Listen to me sir, Im having a hard time remembering where I met you but I know it was at a bar or something during the night, maybe it was a café not a bar and stop calling me a stalker” she said.
The weeks that went on were quite strange, not sure what to make of the mysterious girl he keeps going to work. Things were going much better at work and no mysterious girl had even shown up there either. He was very pleased with this. He didn’t have to fight with someone he didn’t know at all. He found this to be a benefit to himself.
The next day James awoke at and decided not to go to the internet cafe and went for a drive in his mustang headed for
James had been to this place before but not in the summer. He started walking up the trail and began to take out his sweets, being a small package of skittles. He kept walking and passed a few onlookers pointing to interesting things in the distance. Seems there were a few bears that had come to this area not long before James had gotten to the west. James walked over to the railing and took out his digital camera and before he took a photo a thought crossed his head. These bears get pictures taken all the time of them and so James thought it would be best if he didnt take pictures of the bears and just watched them walk away because of all of the commotion of the people talking and watching.
He climbed up the canyon to continue his trek upwards. A half hour later he reached the top of the canyon and noticed the wall of rock ahead of him was full of rock climbers. James watched this closely to see if anyone was going to fall so if it happened he could call the local authorities for help and then decided it would be better if he walked down to the bottom of the canyon.
At least 45 minutes later he emerged from canyon to notice that there was an ambulance parked in the parking lot. I guess someone wasn’t hooked into their equipment quite good enough and fell and landed on hard rock. James didnt seem to see the paramedics on his way down but then again he made so many stops to eat all his sweets they must have ran up when he wasn’t looking
James got back into his car and drove off towards
He went straight from the hike to the internet cafe and logged in but forgot the last time to put any money on his account. He went over and talked to the staff member and within minutes he was online. Nothing in his email but junk but got an email from his work telling him to call them when he was ready to work again. On his face book no one had emailed him all week.
After a few hours playing games he wandered back to the hotel room. He was about ready to go to sleep. He wasn’t a pajama person a preferred to sleep in what he was wearing minus the pants and sweater he was wearing today. He was in the middle of reading the 4th Harry potter book. He read till the end of the chapter and then fell asleep.
Late one night in a hot muggy summer in rural Ontario a man named James Katchen in his late twenties was sitting in his bedroom in his house where he lived all alone and he was on his computer playing an old computer game called midtown madness. While cruising around in the city of
A few hours later he emerged in the kitchen looking for something to eat, something to much on and found a bag of chips and opened them and walked back to his bedroom where earlier he was playing an old computer game. At this time he was starting up another old game called Motocross Mania. He decided to do a race against the clock. The time was and it was really time for bed but he didnt mind it because he had a few days off and this was time to play.
He exited the game and logged into his email account and checked them. There was nothing but junk, James didnt believe in spam because it’s a waste of time and wished that spammers didnt need to exist. He also logged on to MSN messenger and there were only a few people on tonight. His mother and father were on and he talked back and forth then realized he really wanted to talk to his mother and father and hear their voice so he ended the conversation on the messenger program and picked up his phone and dialed their number into his phone and moments later he heard their voices and began the conversation. He updated them on the goings on in his life and 2 hours later hung up the phone.
James Katchen worked at a general store in a rural town in
He had been working hard at his job the coming weeks and he had been wondering for a while if he could have been let off for a week to go on a trip to a place he has been to many times before in Alberta called Banff. He asked the manager and said 'id like to go on a short trip to
A few weeks later he was off to
James landed in Calgary and called the hotel he was going to be staying at to make sure his confirmation was still active and the room was still available and then got his luggage and immediately afterward looked for a rental car because if he wanted to go somewhere else while in Banff he might need one. He got a new ford mustang and headed for
Nearly and hour and a half later he arrived in Banff and found the hotel very vacant, he really didnt need to call because there was no-one at the hotel, but the hotel manager and his staff was there and it looked to James as if they were wondering where everyone was. He talked to the hotel attendant and said 'i called about an hour ago, my name is Ja-- but before he could say his name the staff member had his info up on his computer screen and said 'room 201' and handed James the key and James went up to his room and unpacked. He explored his room and walked outside. It was mid august and hot but not muggy hot. He also brought all his games with him.
Later that night he moseyed on to the downtown and passed by a place called underground internet cafe. It was and just in time to go and do some emailing and face book and the like manly because he wasn’t a business person and didnt have anything that required getting done. While down at the internet cafe he said hi to two friends named Daniel and Phil. They had just finished touring the
He walked to an open computer and used the pay option instead of a member login because he didnt have an account here. He waved to the guy at the counter who he knew and the computer in front of him lit up and he could use it as along as he wanted and as long as the cafe was open. It closes at a sign right next to his keyboard read. He checked his email and face book and all the websites he usually visits back home and then while starting to get bored he gets up and walks up and gets a diet coke and tells the staff member that hell pay for it afterwards.
He notices on the desktop that the game world of war craft was still installed and decided to log in to his account he couldn’t use because his computer wouldn’t allow the size of the game. So then he logged in to his account and started playing with his dwarf on level 21 and spent most of the night playing this game.
The next day he skipped breakfast and instead of going to the cafe he decided to climb tunnel mountain and it took him most of about an hour to get to the top at which time he noticed the clouds above looked like it was about to rain, before he even get to look at the beautiful view. He took one look at the streets before starting to walk down the mountain and he got soaked walking down the mountain at which he thought he’d go back to the hotel and dry off and chill out.
Later that day he went for a walk downtown to a bar he had been to before called Bruno’s. He went and asked the waiter for a diet coke and a menu. The waiter hands him a diet coke and a menu and James then looks at the menu. A minute later he mentions he wants chicken fingers. He waits a few minutes and then his order arrives full of fries and about 4 chicken fingers. He eats his meal while watching soccer on TV. Arsenal vs. Manchester United are playing and
Again tonight he’s drawn to the internet cafe. This time he asks the staff member how much an account here means and asks if he can have one just for a few days and the staff member says 'yes, that’s alright' and gives him a small paper to fill in. Moments later the info gets transferred and he loads some money onto the account and goes to computer seventeen and logs in. He finds a few games he had forgotten about called track mania and combat arms. He hasn’t played these games in a year or so. He would have but the internet is slow at home and doesn’t really work that much with the games he is looking at on the desktop.
He decides to play combat arms. It’s a game that is about war battles fought more in buildings than in fields. He logs in and loads up a game and starts playing it for a few minutes than thinks about what emails has he gotten. He doesn’t get many emails but there are few ones from his mom and dad and some friends usually so he exits the game and logs into his email account to find more junk. Nothing in here today.