Saturday, February 27, 2010

all nighter

Tonight's Montreal coolest winter party! La Nuit Blanche starts at noon today and ends around 6 or 7am tomorrow. There'll be a million different activities all around town, with free shuttles to go from places to places. Art exhibitions, ice skating, DJs playing outside under a heated dome, fireworks, slides, short films... the list is endless! check the web site here for more...

It's the 7th year this goes on, as part of a "let's re-appropriate our shitty winter people!!!" movement. It used to be that from January to April we'd roll the sidewalks and hibernate.. NOTHIN' was going on in the city in the harsh of winter.. to the point that a lot of restaurant and clubs would go bankrupt every summer saw a bunch of new names, that would only last till December to be replaced again come May :P.

Not anymore! Even winter-hater me will be out there tonight! tis gonna be fuuuun!!! XD

my own pics will be posted tomorrow probably not long after the Canada-usa finals, but this is what the festival looks like :)

ice slides that run the length of Place Jacques Cartier in old Mtl

heated dome to keep warm while eating, drinking and dancing

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

GO GO GO!!!!

Canada vs Russia tonight!!!
Come on!!! we can do it!!!
Let's knock down that goddamn toothless jackass Ovechkin!!!! damn I can't stand that guy! arg!

!!!!GO CANADA GO!!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I went to Lowney today to get some ideas on what to choose for my condo's colors...

and while I was there, the woman in charge of sales asked me when I was leaving again... and then booked me an appointment to choose the finishes on my unit!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

I thought it'd be in Spring!!!! they're well in advance!!!! and now I have to decide NOW on what I want?!??!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAARG!!!

decisions decisions... so-much-fuuuuuuuuuuun!!!! :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

tick tock

I'm home
Having fun
Planning parties
No time to write blog


Sunday, February 14, 2010


Friday, February 12, 2010


All flights canceled today...

the more I learn about all the many restrictions for flights, the more I realize that it's when the choppers fly that should be considered weird...

-when the visibility is under 2 miles, no flights
-when there's freezing rain, no flights
-when it's beautiful now, but there's a RISK of freezing rain at some point, no flights
-when St.John's is nice, but the secondary landing site in case of emergency that's the city of Ganger is not, no flights
-when the pilots have been waiting to long (like 6 hours :S) and they "time out" so they are no allowed to pilot hence we end up with no pilots no flights
-when the choppers might have a mechanical problem every other day, no flights
-when the choppers have fixed that maybe mechanical problem but still have to complete 4 hours of test flights, no flights
-when regular maintenance needs to be performed, no flights
-when the winds are too strong or blowing the wrong way, no flights
-when the waves are too high or the rig/vessel moves to much, no flights

and I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple in there...

conclusion: I'll see you some time in Spring >:(

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Don't hold your breath....

The choppers have been backing up since Monday... my regular flight is at 6pm tonight a freakin joke since they never fly pass 3pm... but I'm not even on it... me and 6 others have been bumped to an "ad hoc" flight aka if we have time at some point when all the others have gone maybe we'll come for you... so I'm not going anywhere.. ever...

There's a storm coming Friday, so nothing's gonna fly, and it should end Sunday or Monday... so.. yeah.. don't hold your breath waiting for me to get in town.. it's not gonna happen... :/

Friday, February 5, 2010

snow day!!!

I'm having my first day off-offshore :P

We went out as usual tonight I'm on the 6pm-6am shift, but around 8pm came this announcement on the PA system "all personnel please stay clear of the main deck because of strong winds, that's all personnel, do not go outside until further notice"

So we went back in... and that's it! Winds are getting stronger and stronger... with high seas and snow blowing everywhere... all this is suppose to peak around 10 tomorrow morning and slowly come down during the day I'm very glad to be staying inside... with choices of tv in the lounge, Wii in the cinema, internet in the conference room and endless food in the galley... and since I have a room to myself this trip, I can even go for a shower and nap if I want :P

tough life really... but considering I froze my ass for 12h straight the last 2 days, I'll say I deserve the break :P

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

frozen solid

I've been working outside for the past two nights.. it's -7c, windchill of -28c... I'M COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD!!!!!!!!!!! Even inside the rig it's freezing... my room sticks at 14c if I turn the heater off.. so that's the temperature I face outside my door :(

And outside, along with fighting the blowing snow and icy sidewalks, I need a friggin heatgun to loosen the quick disconnects who are frozen shut the heat gun also does a good job of warming my fingers and face :P

this job would be so great if it was 27c instead of -27c

v.e.r.y. u.n.p.l.e.a.s.a.n.t. >:(

Monday, February 1, 2010

off I go

Going offshore today, for the rest of my hitch...
hopefully they haven't cut internet and the phones they always get a bit touchy when drilling a new well
I should be back in town Feb 11th
wonder how fast 10 days instead of 21 out there will go by :)