Saturday, November 01, 2014

November means Round 3 of NaNoWriMo

It's November once again and we all know what that means. It's NaNoWriMo month again!
Time to dust off those pencils, make sure those pens are full of ink and that the paper is crisp and ready. Or if you're a modern writing type, make sure your keyboard is in good working order and your word processor of choice has a working spell checker.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Calling all Nuvians!

Nu•vian / New-vee-an / noun

1. Informal - A fan of the television show Doctor Who, that discovered the show when it relaunched in 2005.

You there. Yes you. No, not you. You there with the fez and bow tie, yes I'm talking to you. So you're a Doctor Who fan? You've got your sonic screwdriver, you can "Allons-y" with the best of them and you've seen what you believe to be every episode.

Guess what?

You haven't.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Social (Media) Issues

Along the vast, virtual landscape, there is a wasteland filled with drama, hoaxes and food pictures. I'm of course talking about Facebook. There are many who flock to Twitter and Instagram and even some who use Google+ (whoever they are) but, without question the biggest kid on the block is Facebook. I like millions of others utilize it daily to talk with friends, see what people are up to and even manage a couple of pages and groups. I spend a lot of time on my laptop, but just as much, if not more time accessing Facebook on my iPhone or iPad. In the past few months, Facebook has been making changes, some good, but a lot of them are just plain bad.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Key's the thing!

Thank you Hotel Guest, for returning your room keycard. Yes I see it there on the counter, thank you for pointing it out to me.

Now I'll just settle your bill...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Celebrating Camera Day

Trying and hoping to win a photography contest that's been on the go for a while.
Last ditch effort to get some bonus entries, so what the heck
I really want to win a Canon 5D Mark III!

Courtesy of: SnapKnot

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A dissatisfied customer, yet again.

This story begins with me entering a contest on Facebook. I didn't think the things actually worked and then I got an email saying that although I didn't win  the grand prize, I did win a gift card bonus prize! Go me! Woo!

I send my shipping details and they send out the gift card. I did another rant a couple of years ago about my dealings with UPS/Purolator and that experience left me with a bad taste in my mouth with regards to couriers. Good news this time, the card was being mailed with FedEx, great nothing can go wrong with FedEx right? Right? right...

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Epilogue

Contestant's Log, Stardate; -308753.025

This is my final entry as it relates to the HitsFM 10GTshirt Contest. It's all long over now and the winner has her winnings I expect, and congratulations to her. It was a fun contest and I've had a blast making these updates.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Quest for $10,000 part 11

Contestant's Log, Stardate; -308755.59

Here it is, the penultimate post. T minus 9 hours and change until we find out who (me) wins Ten Thousand Dollars! We also find out how the hell they're gonna determine who wins (me again) while the rest leave empty handed (not me).

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Part 10

Contestant's Log, Stardate; -308758.33

Well here it is. Day 14 of the HitsFM $10,000.00 TShirt contest.

With it comes my antepenultimate blog post about the contest, cause well, it'll be over. Why antepenultimate you might ask? What the hell does that even mean? Stop using big words Steve! Well, simply, it means this is the third last post about the contest. I still have another entry to make tomorrow morning, as I've been doing with all these posts. Then after the winner (fingers crossed me) is announced, I'll be making a last entry with pictures and such from the finale on Monday afternoon

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Part 9

Contestant's Log, Stardate; -308761.13

It's the morning of Day 13, just two more days to go. Well, 3 really for most people because you have to count today, but I'll be asleep for a fair bit of the day. Actually no, I won't be. Despite my usual nocturnal nature, I'll be up and about today. I've got a meeting at 4:00pm in the lobby of the Holiday Inn for Sci-Fi On The Rock. So it's home, sleep for a couple of hours and then become a day walker for a bit.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Part 8

Contestant's Log, Stardate; -308763.61

Allegedly, the TShirt Police exist.

Allegedly, they came to my workplace on my night off

Allegedly, it's not a ploy to incite paranoia like I thought.

Allegedly, they do check up on you by surprise.

Allegedly, they were going to come back at some point this past night

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Part 6

Contestants Log, Stardate; -308769.35

Here I am in the morning of Day 10 of the HitsFM $10,000 TShirt contest. Still going strong after what was a pretty uneventful Day 9. Still no sign of the so called TShirt Police, though I did roam the city today since I was off. If they find me, they find me, if they don't then I'm sure I'll see them all on Monday the 31st at the finale.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Part 5

Contestant's Log, Stardate; -308772.31

Well here it is, Day 9! Woo! The shirt is still in great shape and smells faintly of Irish Spring. Not funky in the least. This despite what was a most energetic end to Day 8.

We had snow! I know, not that uncommon an occurrence here in Newfoundland, but the main thing of note is that myself, along with a lot of other contestants out there had to shovel/snowblow/clear our driveways while sporting the ever popular Ten Grand TShirt.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Part 4

Contestants log, Stardate; -308774.85

It's Day 8 and this still really isn't much of a challenge. Wear a tshirt they said, have a chance at ten grand they said. This is probably the easiest contest I've ever entered, I've only had to endure a little bit of cold when I go outside...



Finally! I've managed to overpower the human's consciousness! Contest Tshirt #93846 reporting in for the first time. I would have reported earlier but this human isn't so easily dominated. My gods he's a nerd with an overactive imagination. Such random brain patterns are hard to sublimate with my own.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Part 3

Contestant's Log: Stardate -308777.68

It's Day Seven, the halfway point in this ardu... fun contest. Things continue to be pretty uneventful, no problems with the shirt and no issues adhering to the rules of constantly wearing it.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Quest for $10,000 Part 2

Contestants log; stardate -308780.43

It's Day Six of the HitsFM $10,000 tshirt contest and I'm still going strong. The shirt is holding up well and is still stain free. Doesn't even smell to bad either, but let's face it, I don't take part in many strenuous activities. It has stretched a bit for more comfort, but it had to, I'm a big boy and it's an XL shirt. It has two choices, stretch or rip and thankfully it's chosen the former.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Quest for $10,000

Contestant’s Log, startdate

It’s Day Five of the HitsFM $10,000 TShirt Contest and I’m still doing well. After all, I’m just wearing a tshirt, I do that on a daily basis anyway. The challenge is to keep the thing clean, I had a close call on Day 2 with a rogue dollop of ketchup, but thankfully it missed.