Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Hello Canada!

That's right people - I can go back to the homeland! Last Thursday I received my "greencard". There is not a shred of green on it, in fact it's a cream color! The card is a pretty impressive little piece of technology. There are so many barcodes, holograms etc on it, not to mention my photo and fingerprints. Congrats to the US government on creating a card that is completely impossible to forge!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Box Maze!

Some of you many have heard of the now infamous box maze! Every year, Faith Community Church puts on the Fairmont Fair on Halloween night as an alternative for kids. There are all kinds of different booths and games, the kids dress up and everyone has lots of candy!

The main drawing feature of the fair is the box maze. The brainchild of Alex and Phil, the idea is to create a maze using refrigerator boxes. The kids (and many adults too!) crawl through the maze. And let me tell you - they make it big and they make it hard! It took me about 15 minutes to find the exit and I even helped build part of it!

Kudos go out to Wendell Feenstra who was the oldest person to finish the maze and he did it in only 4 minutes! I don't know how old he is, but he has grandkids, so we'll just leave it at that!

I'll post some pictures of the maze as soon as I can!

Blogging Conference

Last Saturday, I got up at the crack of doom and drove to Seattle for an all day Blogging Conference. Now I know what some of you are thinking - she barely updates her blog, WHY would she go to a conference!!!

The conference was called Business Blogging 101 and I went for work. Yes - that's right - for work! I get to blog for a living now! How cool is that! Check it out at The Johnson Team.

It was a fairly interesting day and I learnt a lot, although I must say that the coordinator, Steven Broback, and they guy from Windows - Robert Scoble, were both SO ANNOYING!!!!!!!!! First of all, they spoke geek which didn't really help us, the audience, much since 75% of us are marketers. Second, they not only dominated the sessions (even the ones where they weren't' t the speakers) but they INTERRUPTED the speakers which I thought was just plain rude!!!! So there is my rant about them.

Overall, a the blogging conference was cool. I got to spend a beautiful day in Seattle, which is always a good thing too.