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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 01:59 pm
My school made the local paper:

http://www.nuuchahnulth.org/tribal-council/hashilthsa/2009/June%204,%202009.pdf

:D

Check out the story on Pgs 10/11...

Also, you should add me on facebook if you haven't already: jeffyrock@hotmail.com

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Sunday, February 1st, 2009 10:53 pm
I cannot believe I have had this thing for 7 years. And I feel like such a lame-o for not updating anymore. :(

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Sunday, December 14th, 2008 12:29 pm

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WcU4t6zRAKg

hahaha

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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 03:30 pm

Following is US President Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation of 1863, which established said national holiday in the midst of that country's civil war. I realize it's distinct from, and doesn't strictly apply to, the Canadian version of that holiday (celebrated today), however I am very much sympathetic to its reverential tone and spirit, and feel like posting it here.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

Abraham Lincoln


That said, I am thankful for (in no particular order):

1) My family
2) My job
3) God
4) My staff
5) Trees, sky and water
6) My friends
7) My woodstove
8) Mr. Sun
9) My home on the beautiful westcoast
10) My beautiful cats
11) Abundance of all sorts

And many other things.

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Friday, August 15th, 2008 10:16 pm
"If you've had a coke in the last 80 years you've helped someone's Olympic dreams come true."

So...consuming coke makes people's dreams come true. Interesting advertising tactic there haha.

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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 09:46 pm
Hiking through the mountains in the West Kootenays, BC.

Wild Horses! :D


Glacier view from our campsite


Glacier view from the trail


From further up the trail


Hiking away


Monica Meadow


Glacier pools are cold!


Another glacier pool


View from the top

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Sunday, July 27th, 2008 03:31 pm
I saw Batman...it was alright. Heath Ledger definitely deserves an Oscar for his performance, I'll say that much. The film itself though...while great, definitely isn't the second coming that many people are hailing it as.

Apart from that, not much is new. Currently enjoying my six-week summer holiday and spending lots of time with family...looking forward to next year more than anything, as I have an exciting crew of new teachers coming in.

What's new with you?

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 09:11 pm

Is there anyone out there who reads this thing, but isn't on my friend's list (or, perhaps, doesn't even have an lj)? If so, drop an anonymous comment and say hello!

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Monday, March 10th, 2008 12:17 am
Hold out your left hand, palm up (right hand if you're a lefty) and then connect your pinkie finger to your thumb. In the circle formed insert the index finger and thumb from your right hand, tips touching, so that your right thumb is just below your left thumb and your right index finger is just below your left pinkie. Ask yourself any question that has a yes or no answer and then, /with precisely the same amount of pressure you are using to hold your left thumb to your left pinkie/, pull your right thumb and index finger apart to try and break the circle formed by your left thumb and pinkie. If your thumb and pinkie remain connected, the answer to your question is yes, if they part, the answer is no.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 09:45 pm
This is actually quite funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EvPvfVOUV8&feature=related

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