LOMAH - Land of Milk and Honey

Just living life here in the Promised Land, Southern Alberta. Where the Mountains meet the prairie in a stunning sunset, surrounded in fields of gold

Kayking - S Bend

An old picture, surfing the S Bend on the Red Deer River with Denali keeping a watchful eye. It was a perfect day, surrounded by perfect friends.

Family in Waterton

A summer hike with the family and Grandparents. It was a typical Waterton day with some wind and sun. Logan hiked the whole way in to Bertha Falls

Loves of my Life

The first two loves of my life together in one picture. I remember when they came into my life, making me whole.

Me in the Broken Group

I think this is my favourite picture from last year. We did a sea kayaking trip to the Broken Group and had 4 glorious days of sun. It was a capped off with the company of great friends.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

How to feel like a Man in 5 easy Steps.

It might just be me, but nothing makes me feel like I'm living up to my cultural expectations as a "MAN" as when I build something.
It's not that I'm creating some kind of architectural wonder or saving humanity from disaster. I'm just making a bed... but regardless of it's overall place in the cosmos, building it has ensured my place in the stars next to Orion! I'm not the great hunter, I'm marko polo, the gyver of guys.

From 2009_02 Building Day

From 2009_02 Building Day

From 2009_02 Building Day

From 2009_02 Building Day

From 2009_02 Building Day

From 2009_02 Building Day

From 2009_02 Building Day

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Belly Shots!

We have made it half way through! It's scary to think that my belly will only get bigger. It feels so big already...but looking at this picture, it doesn't look so bad. I know that it will get much bigger if the first one was any indication. But at least I'm through that awkward too fat for regular clothes, not fat enough for maternity clothes. I did forget how your hips disappear and as a result the pants are saggy. Oh well, it's for a good cause right!?! And soon enough it will be spring and skirt weather...and slip on shoes...ah!

Time for some pictures...

I have been meaning to do this for awhile - you know how it goes. Here are some shots with my "new" camera...


A moment of quiet...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm reposting an article from the Consumerist, I think it is worth reading for all you "heavy facebook users"

Facebook's New Terms Of Service: "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever."

Facebook's terms of service (TOS) used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore.

Now, anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later. Want to close your account? Good for you, but Facebook still has the right to do whatever it wants with your old content. They can even sublicense it if they want.

You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof.

That language is the same as in the old TOS, but there was an important couple of lines at the end of that section that have been removed:

You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content.

Furthermore, the "Termination" section near the end of the TOs states:

The following sections will survive any termination of your use of the Facebook Service: Prohibited Conduct, User Content, Your Privacy Practices, Gift Credits, Ownership; Proprietary Rights, Licenses, Submissions, User Disputes; Complaints, Indemnity, General Disclaimers, Limitation on Liability, Termination and Changes to the Facebook Service, Arbitration, Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction and Other.

Make sure you never upload anything you don't feel comfortable giving away forever, because it's Facebook's now.

Oh, you also agree to arbitration, naturally. Have fun with that.

New TOS (from 4 Feb 2009) [Facebook]
old TOS (Thanks to Clark!)
(Photo: Jacob B√łtter)

Later, on a release from Facebook, they stated that they had no malicious plans, but it's worth pointing out that you might want to be careful what you post!

Monday, February 16, 2009

This one's for you Nana

Just letting you know we miss you here back home.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Interesting photos

I came across this site with some interesting pics. I know Rocco is into photography so I thought I would pass it along.


I love the one of Chewbacca in the kitchen. Which is your favorite?

Saturday, February 07, 2009

What's new in LOMAH this week.

Well as life rolls along, things here are pretty "even steven". School as started the second semester, with new classes for me. Dora gets a second round at Chem 20 and I'm still plugging along at my masters.

We had a visit by the Wilson as he was around visiting family and it was nice to catch up with him.
Also, my dad was by and spent a few weeks in our bathroom doing some tiling. It looks like we'll be getting ready to grout pretty quick. After that, it's hardware and we'll be showering downstairs. Feel free to come by when it's done to enjoy the "dueling shower head barrage"...

Next posting should be some new pictures. Our bathroom, with tile and some pictures of the new member of the extended family.... "Andy" for short.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

She's on her way to Uruguay

Well for those of you who know Dora, her mom left this weekend for Uruguay. What fun she'll have as she spends a month down south during their summer!

Location of Uruguay

Map of Uruguay

We wish her a ton o' fun and look forward to hearing from her. In fact we plan on posting some things on the Blog so she can keep in contact with us for the month. Feel free to leave some comments for her.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Gmail now offline

Here is the blurb by Google

by the Offline team
Make Gmail go where the Internet doesn't. Access your inbox through your browser and use Gmail's familiar features when you're offline. To get started, enable this lab and then click on the "Offline" link in the upper-right of your inbox.

Looks like a handy feature for those on the move. I've used Thunderbird in the past, but it looks like this might be my new ticket!