Wednesday, September 30, 2009

inventory delirium

we now have an aft camera on the new sub

at the end of the day, aft sounds a lot like ass...
most of the guys don't even try to pronounce a-f-t anymore


the angry mob...

... is finally coming on Sunday probably, maybe

After loads of delays and push backs, the rig gave the ok for the new system to come on board... should be here on Sunday... meaning we can start unplugging Mag33 Friday or Saturday or tomorrow.

That'll make my last week here very busy and interesting... and no more time for inventory YAY! I'm not delusional though.. I know the list will be waiting for me when I come back cause no one else will want to do it :S

and I'm coming home in 8 days! woohoo!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

more whaaaaaaales!!!!

There was one right beside the rig!!! could almost have touched it if my arms had been rubber and able to stretch 26m to reach water below :P

She waved goodbye with her tail before going deep :)

and to think I was piloting 2 hours before... it came this close to a face to face well camera encounter! XD

and it sunny and I didn't have to do inventory today and we finally managed to fix the laptop to make it less tedious


Sunday, September 27, 2009


I saw whales!!!


On night shift you hear but don't see them...

During fire drill, at 10am, there was a couple of them blowing air right by the life raft :D


how do you do? WHO CARES!!!

I find it so annoying when people say "how's it goin'?" instead of "Hello"...
they don't wanna know how I'm doing in most case they don't even stop walking to hear the answer...
Anyway, no matter how you're doing, you're gonna reply "good", and there's no time to return the question 'cause the person is already halfway down the corridor by the time you say something.

I wonder what the person would do if I started wailing that my day is crap and I don't know what I'm doing here and a good friend of mine is in the hospital... and just kept on going like that for 5 minutes... might be worth a laugh :P

so here's a list of suggestion... next time you walk down the corridor and see someone, just pick one!!!

g' morning
good evening (preferably with a Transylvania drawl)
g' night

Saturday, September 26, 2009

lady ocean

I wish I could film the water out there right now... it's having a tantrum...
We are at 6-7m waves (19-23ft) and it should go up to 9-10m (29-33ft) during the day/evening plus a bit of wind.. like 80-90km/h

It's beautiful to watch.. but also a reminder that lady ocean is not someone you want to piss off :P

makes walking around tricky though no I still don't have sea legs apparently I'm back to walking in a drunken pattern, from wall to wall, occasionally crashing in pieces of equipment like doors, chairs, bench and getting bruised shoulders, arms, knees :P and that's INSIDE! add to that outside, wet, windy, slippery walkway and have a laugh :)

and now it's time to go load a container with all the stuff from the old system we don't need for the new one... so I'll be bobbing around with 30lbs of equipment in my arms... good times!

wish me luck! :P

Friday, September 25, 2009

inventory from hell

Everything that belongs to MAG148 has to be logged in two inventory systems Lighthouse and CBI... This should have been done at some point while it was in the shop... but it wasn't... and in the months of tweaking with it in the shop, everything that was there got moved around...

so now guess who's stuck with emptying all the 5 millions cabinets of their content, one at a time, write on a piece of paper all that's in there, and then try to find it on one or both list and correct the location/how much is left, on 2 different computers...

I'll be at it for weeks... and I am pretty sure that what's left will be waiting for me when I come back do I hear DVDs, a repeat?

2500 different f***** items... tools, bolts, motors, tape, grease, pencils, glue, thrusters, bags, screws, light bulbs, light envelopes, glow sticks, safety glasses, paper towel, o rings, heat guns... shoot me...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

told you so

Flock of seagulls

I'm in a Hitchcock movie... the group of birds floating/flying around the rig gets bigger and bigger everyday... there must be at least a thousand of them now...

The birds II... this time it's personal... :P
maybe we'll finally find out why they attacked 46 years ago....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

There is a fifth dimension....

...beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the twilight zone...

Yesterday was a figment of my imagination... it didn't exist in this reality... everything I've entered in CBI has gone to the Twilight Zone...



I lack time and material to write anything in here...

A new sub is coming to replace good ol' reliable MAG33... but the mob date keeps being pushed back (it was supposed to be finished before I got here.. now it might be Tuesday.. maybe...)

and the crane is under repair... laid down right above our launch system... so we can't dive...

and we're doing inventory of everything in MAG148's work van... b-o-r-i-n-g and frustrating, cause nothing is where it should be, ID numbers are missing on 2/3 of the material and CBI is a piece of s*** software to use (that's one of our inventory database)

and to top it all.. it's been beautiful and sunny for the past 2 days, but we're cooped up inside doing this...
I predict the next rain storm will start as soon as we're done and have to go work on the subs outside... mom nature hates rovs me think :P

Monday, September 21, 2009

pics are up!!!

at least some of them... :P

I'm nowhere near done, but I don't have time to do more here.. it'll have to wait till I go home...
but there's a bunch to begin with here :

Disney.. first draft

click on the picture to get to the album :)


I f***** hate day shift!!!

my brain and whole system are rebelling against this sleep deprivation torture >:(

Friday, September 18, 2009

they ran...

And I ran, I ran so far away.
I just ran, I ran all night and day.
I couldn't get away.

This morning's massive flock of seagulls have left the premises... I hope they're hiding from the storm somewhere sheltered 'cause this place is rockin' like a roller coaster! nice wave action I tell ya! :P

Man you should here the wind right now! worse than "hurricane" Bill... mom nature sure is pissed at something I hope it's not me!


I'm back on the rig

on day shift :(

we're waiting on the new sub that's 3 weeks late in getting here

there's a storm warning for tonight

we're setting up for presumably Mag33's last dive

I'm still tired

I'll eventually catch up in all the backlog news

There's about 600 seagulls floating/flying around the rig... but no whale sharks or manta rays or regular whales for that matter under them... what's the point of all those birds if they don't signal something cool?! :S

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

my condo...

.. is finally online!

check it here :
I'm in 351... hoping for 551... and Jas is right next door, in 349!

Have a look at the "specifications" too.. it'll make any sane, city dwelling, person drool :P

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

first pics

I'm still going through all the pics, but here's the first 2...
Official pictures taken by Mickey himself while we were in the rides :P

Splash Mountain, dropping in the brier patch at lightning speed :P

Shooting aliens is a serious business (especially when the laser beam isn't precise and the targets are small and moving!!!!) I'm a lousy space cadet and Isaac is Galactic Hero!!! I suck :(

I'm back :(

I got back from Disney last night... and leaving for St.John's tomorrow night.. on my birthday yay :S

The trip was awesome!!!!

In the next few days I'll post stories about it, but now I'm in a bit of a rush to get ready for work... and I'm trying to make a selection in the 925 pictures I took :S

All will be posted in time... patience... patience... :P

Friday, September 11, 2009


I'M HAVING TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


there is no wireless connection at the resort and internet access in the room is too expensive for my taste... I have half the Xmas store and the whole Magic Kingdom gift shop to buy so I have to skip on the non-essentials like internet, food, drinks...

Don't have time to write much anyway.. we're on the go 16h a day!!!!

So I'll write a summary of the trip when I get back home on Monday nooooooooooooooooooooooooo don't wanna leave ev-er!!! I will stay here forever!!! and a selection of my 8000 pictures no kidding.. 8000... will follow soon after.

See ya!!!

ho, it's about a million degrees out her, I love it!... and the longest we've waited for a ride is 5 minutes because all the kids are in school except the toddlers who are too small for the coolest rides that usually have the longest lines :P

Sunday, September 6, 2009


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Friday, September 4, 2009

'cause I bake too :P

Better late than never... Maya finally got her birthday cake... you'll notice there's a theme going on this summer... :P

but I'm never doing this again!!! I made the cake at home and brought it to her house... the whole time I drove there I freaked at every goddamn pothole afraid the ears would break and fall off!!! cookies are not THAT strong.. and the streets of Montreal have more holes than asphalt :S
Anyway, it made it there in one piece :P but next time I'll invite them to MY place!!! no more driving around with fragile pastry on the passenger seat!!!

Happy birthday Maya!!!

Mocha cake, with caramel filling and giant homemade... duh... chocolate chip cookies... all covered in fudge note to self: fudge takes a while to make... next time make it the day before!!! :P

next week: pictures of us with the real non-cake hat on our head, going nuts in the Magic Kingdom XD

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

tick tock tick tock

yaaaaaaaaaar! so much stuff to do so little time!!!

and my sister just told me there's a new Professor Layton for the ninDS!!! gotta-go-get-it-now!!!!
and then I'll have even less time!!!

For a supposed time off this is seriously exhausting! :P

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Too much stuff going on in the last few days... I forgot again!


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*hysterical laugh*