Thursday, March 20, 2014

That was no fun to shovel at all

Such is spring-time in Calgary. There is usually at least one good snowstorm in March, and I hope that was it. Things could be considerably worse, I always say. Only a few cm of snow, not the more than a foot we had a few years ago. Then again, that could still come.

Some snow is fun to shovel, or at least not much work. This is not that kind. Slushy ice on the bottom, fluffy on top, packed down by footprints, meaning I need two kinds of shovels. Sigh.

Wednesday, finally back into our awesome yoga class! I was missing it. We had a good start, so I don't know what the new people thought. Us regulars had a good time.

I swam 2 days in a row for the first time in quite a while. Wed was mostly water running, some quite hard, with just a bit of swimming in between. That felt pretty good. Today was mostly swimming with a bit of water running once the jerks in the rest of the lane left. They swam quite well, if a bit erratically, and wouldn't stop to discuss circle swimming. We ended up with 4 guys sharing a pair of 50 m lanes, and nobody else would have been able to start without disturbing 2 other people. I tried, and got ignored. At least nobody else came.

On the way to yoga we stopped in at a mall to see Can-struction. A group organizes various teams to build various structures out of food cans, and afterward they go to charity. Lots of balloons this year, and I can appreciate the technical difficulty, since you aren't allowed to bind the cans together. Still, the one I liked the most was the viking ship. The sail really is curved, and was really hollowed out. Very skillful can stacking!










6 comments:

  1. Great CANstruction photos! We loved the hot air balloon!

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    1. I would love to watch them building these things. It must take a steady hand and careful planning. No doubt there is an app to assist in planning.

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  2. Cool CANstruction! That would have been neat to see. And yay for spring storms, eh? We might be getting one on Wednesday :( March in Canada - 'nuff said!

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    1. The other ones were good too, but for obscure reasons, the viking ship was the one I liked most. There were several balloons, the Hogwards express with very clever background, a cargo ship, the Bow building complete with representational +15, the Peace bridge, and a few others that don't come to mind at the moment.

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  3. CANstruction made me hungry. Must be the marathon training? Tomorrow I will take on yet another Half in what I am calling the "Snow Series". I simply had no idea there were so many awful varieties of snow.

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    1. All those cans of tuna. I used to really like it, but can't remember the last time I had some. Prefer fresh.
      It seems the snow varieties are getting worse somehow. I don't know if that's climate change or what. Lots of days now I wish I'd spent the money to install one of those driveways that melt the snow automatically. Have fun with the marathon, looking forward to reading about it.

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