Monday, June 29, 2009

Birthday gift

On June 21st, we celebrated Isaac's 10th birthday... His mom and me had a very special gift for him and his sister Maya... here it is on YouTube:

(the captions are in french... but it's kinda self explanatory anyway :P)

It's raining...

.. so the pics for this year's St-Jean are finally up :P

and video will follow shortly, if youtube cooperates...

Friday, June 26, 2009

La St-Jean a Montreal!!!

I have a gazillion pics to post, and a video too, and anecdotes and all.. but I'm too busy having a life to write about it :P

My extra week in Montreal is turning out to be AWESOME!!!! full of parties, movies, restaurants, shopping and other kind of entertainment... it's warm, the sun is out, there's thunderstorms warning all over the place... perfect! :)

But I promise I'm gonna try and kick my own a** to post those pics soonish :P

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

unpack that suitcase...'re not going anywhere!

I spent yesterday washing/packing my stuff, since I was due to go back to St.John's today...

Today, I waited for the plane ticket to arrive (it's always last minute so I don't sweat it anymore), but when it wasn't in yet at 12h30 I wrote to the coordinator in St.John's to know what time I was leaving... the reply was : You're not...

They are super busy on the rig so they're keeping more experienced people longer and I'll be going next week, leaving July 1st...

o... k...

Could anyone have let me know this at some point?... like... I don't know... YESTERDAY?!!

I lost a whole day packing and running errands and 3 weeks being sad I'd miss the St-Jean BBQ.. and now I'll get to go, but I have nothing ready for it!!!
and I have to change all my appointments I made (because, of course, I'll be back in Montreal a week later than I thought)... how easy do you think it will be to reschedule an MRI? :S
and I wont be back in time to see the RBO tribute I bought tickets for (another 200$ in the trash)

I know, I know, there's just no pleasing me... but, really, I'm really glad I'll be here for la St-Jean (really!)... I just wish I'd known I'd be here a bit before...

The OCL guys keep telling me this is how it works when you're ROV, you miss everything all the time... but they all have fixed schedule! they know 3 months in advance what they'll miss and what they won't... they can plan ahead somewhat...

I have the strange feeling I'm being jerked around like some useless piece of equipment...


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

new pics

I finally added my pictures from older trips...

Click on the title under the picture to be redirected to my Picasa and see the album...

Kenya, Africa

Tanzania, Africa

Rwanda and Uganda, Africa


Utila, Honduras (underwater pics only)

Vegas Baby!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tux in trouble

A video I got on the rig... when Happy feet meet Free Willy ;)

sunny sunday

No better way to spend a sunny Sunday then by/in the pool, with friends and the coolest kids on earth, and complementary bbq burgers, homemade fruit punch and ice cream with chocolate and strawberries XD


it was! an equally cool sequel day today I mean.. hehehe

Saturday, June 13, 2009

yeah? yeah!

Hoo that was a good day/night!!!

Got a great facial (Tonic Salon Spa recently renamed Aveda... the best place in town and my personal oasis!)

Found a couple of cool things (including friends! :P) while walking the Mont-Royal street sale

Had a tonki for all you english speaking readers, that's a pho and a viet coffee (yuuuuuuuumy!) and people watched

Pittsburgh won the cup! booya! take that Detroit, MI prffffff!!!

Had a few beers at Saphir and rekindled with many good friends I hadn't seen in AGES who just happened to be there that night :)

Got my Cyberdog t-shirt (THANX JAS!!!!! I love you forever :P)

yep, all n all a very good day :D and tomorrow should be the equally cool sequel yay!

Friday, June 12, 2009

woot woot!!

!!!!!!!!!YAY PITTSBURGH!!!!!!!!!


(somewhat) good timing

The street sale on Mont-Royal street is this weekend... and the one on St-Laurent is next weekend!!! How cool is that?! I'm here for my two favorite shopping events!!!

ok, ok I'll miss the Jazz festival colisse, a small part of the FrancoFolies re-colisse and all St-jean's parties aaaaaaaaaaaarg tabarnac!!!! but I'll be in town, and have my tickets, for the RBO "tribute" at Just for Laugh and I should be here for Nights of Africa and the gay pride...

I just f****n LOVE my city in the summer!!! there's always something going on! :)

!!! I MONTREAL !!!


True Blood...

Season 2 starts Sunday on HBO... I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

except that I'm reading the books at the moment, so I know who's the dead person they found in the car at the end of season 1... what a spoiler! and... noooooooooooooooo! that was one of my favorite character!!... boooooo...

The comparison book/tv serie just confirms that novels are meant to be turned into multiple episodes things, not Hollywood-prefab-mold-all-movies-must-not-last-more-than-2h59min-and-not-have-more-than-one-story-line-or-we-will-lose-revenue-in-the-mainstream-public-cause-most-people-are-too-stupid-to-deal-with-anything-else-than-predigested-bullcrap
I actually agree with the last part, but it's no excuse to make shitty movies damnit!

So anyway, it's a cool show, I love it, don't miss it!!!! (download it if you don't have hbo or showcase... it's THAT good :P)

Sometimes it feels like I'm living on borrowed time...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

drip drip drip floosh

What to do on a rainy/pouring/cold day?
go to Juliette et Chocolat to splurge on hot coco old fashion style :P *yum!!!*

and then book a September vacation to *an undisclosed location that will be revealed at a later date hehe*!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEHAAAAAW!

that'll bring sun in my brain every time ;)

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm home!!

The helicopter ride was extremely uncomfortable, because I was stuck between 3 guys... two on each side and one in front, knees interlocked for more restrained movement aaaaaaaaaaaaaarg
but I can see how cool it would be when sitting in one of the "alone" seats next time I'm so going in first!

I saw 4 whales on my way to St.John's (the marine kind... not the big american type HAHAHA!)

I was stuck in a freakin hotel until next morning but I got a real mochaccino that afternoon, plus a beautiful sunny day...

How to mess up a perfect schedule:
work from 6pm to 6am for 3 weeks, then after your last shift sleep from 9am to 11am, wait for the helicopter.... be used to night shift so go to sleep around 2am, wake up at 4am to catch your plane home at 6am... be zombie like dead for 3 days after that... *insert liberal amount of swearing here*

Thursday, June 4, 2009

grr arg

I am leaving today!!! the helicopter will be here any minute...

but I'm stoping in St.John's until tomorrow >:(

I'll be arriving in Montreal at 7am... how to f*** up a night schedule in one lesson!!!

I've had 2 hours of sleep today, and I'll have to wake up at 3am tomorrow... no wonder they say working nights causes cancer.. it's not the night shift it's the goddamn change of schedule to get home after!!!


the sun is shining!
not a cloud in the sky!
no wind!
no fog!

and apparently the guys schedule to go yesterday will travel by boat...
leaving the chopper free for ME!!!!

BOOYAA!!! I'm going home!!!!!!!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009


The helicopters were canceled today because of the fog...
guess who might get bumped to Friday to leave this place... >:(