Fun fact of the day: today is the feast day of Saint Barbra. She is the patron saint of Miners. in addition, she is the patron saint of artillerymen, people in ordnance disposal units, pyrotechnic technicians, and basically anyone else who's occupation has things go boom (or prevents them). It's kind of sad however if you look deeper into why she is the patron saint of explosives. Her father chopped her head off for being a Christian, and then daddy was exploded in a burst of lightning from the sky. Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn with God on her side.
Happy Saint Barbra day!
Wednesday, December 4
Friday, July 19
Its been a while since I posted and it has also been a while since I actually went on this trip.
|View from the experimental mine's entrance|
|Some old timer mining gear|
|View from main street|
|Large 100% gold nugget|
|The old ARGO tunnel|
Monday, July 8
I recently started the video game Sleeping Dogs where the player assumes the role of an undercover cop in Hong Kong. While it is a visually great game and an OK story line as of now, I still get hung up on one of the details of the game: People in Hong Kong drive on the left side of the road. Granted it is a remnant of the British Empire, it still an interesting aspect of the game that I have yet to master.
I suppose one can argue that "You don't follow the rules of the road in a game like Sleeping Dogs," I conjecture that knowing the rules of the road can be advantageous in a game like this. If I am barreling down a 2 lane alleyway I should be able to expect which side of the road the traffic is coming from. And don't get me started on making turns. I am still winding up in the wrong lane when I make a turn. At least I'll be getting some good practice for the time I travel to Hong Kong, Australia, India, or much of the Caribbean.
|And people call Americans ridiculous for using the imperial system|
|At least he's wearing a Helmet|
Thursday, July 4
It had recently dawned on me that I have not spent a single Fourth of July in the United States of America since July 4, 2008. No idea on how I can celebrate that may be different than Canada Day. In fact I sometimes wonder if Canadians placed Canada Day on the first just to beat the United States of America on their national day. But then again I suppose that Quebec trumps them both with their holiday on June 24th.