Friday, July 27, 2012

Time Lapse Video

Many of you know that I spent countless days visiting "The Dirt". My persistence has finally paid off. Here is the time lapse video of our house being built!

Happy Birthday House!

Today marks a year that we have been in our house. It seems like just yesterday that Ian and I were waiting on the front porch for the keys. The last walk through. The closing of the door behind the person who walked us through. Just crazy. We didn't really plan it... but I guess the gift to our house on the year anniversary... landscaping! We gave the check to the landscapers on Monday and they start in about 3 weeks pending the utility locates. Exciting!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Little Trees

Best Video Ever.

Believe that you can do it. I believe. I believe. It will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Digifit + Polar H7

Awesome. Tonight I completed my first workout after being sick for 2 weeks. It is also my first workout using my new Polar H7 that I bought from the Digifit shop. I know that I shouldn't need the validation.. but being able to see how hard I am working is so very helpful. My cardio workout is usually an interval workout. It's helpful to see the high points and once I get down to a certain range I know I need to work back up. Here is a link to my workout: Just Dance. I try to get down to just above the Fitness range and then I'm back at it. For a geek who likes metrics... it's wonderful.

The consistent tracking I got from the H7 and Digifit was a HUGE step from the Scoshe myTrek. I didn't have to fuss with it once it was on. With the myTrek I would sometimes pause my workout to try to get it going again. Ridiculous. The Polar H7 was easy to put on, quick to connect to Digifit and it's surprisingly comfortable to wear. I can't wait to get back in the gym with it and go for walks with Ian.

I stuck to just 30 minutes of Just Dance tonight. I think I could have done more but I want to take it easy given that it's my first day back from being sick. I feel good. :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Throne of JS Weekend

Ian and I had fun this weekend at his javascript conference. I was still a little sick but managed to get out and see Toronto a bit. Ian got sick last night. But overall it was fun! :)

I got out on Saturday and did some shopping at the Addition Elle flagship store. I found a dress - normally $80 marked down to $34. =D

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It's Another Day

I have to leap forward... for it is another day. My throat is still sore and I have very little energy but I feel better overall from yesterday. We'll see how that holds up as the day goes on.

  cute animals - One Big Leap  

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Calgary Stampede (Mug #41)

Mirjana scoured the Calgary airport for a Starbucks and grabbed this one for me.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I Wanna Dance

I felt a lot better on Monday and Tuesday. I danced on Wednesday (for 15 minutes but still!). On Thursday, Ian and I went for a short walk. Then on Friday I woke up with a sore throat. :( I have a mild fever right now... but I am really hoping to bounce back tomorrow. Running low on optimism though.

Anyway, Just Dance released new videos. I hate to admit it but I like this song. The dance is good... up until the part where the girl has a seizure~

This one is a bit of a joke. If you've ever watched Arrested Development you might laugh. I don't think I'll be dancing to this one much. :P

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dance Dance Dance

Apparently, I am going to be spending a lot of money on dance games in the fall. Ubisoft is releasing a game called "Hip Hop Experience". I have heard that the "Black Eyed Peas Experience" is actually pretty good considering it only has Black Eyed Peas music. :P

Because I'm a nerd... I watched the video in this article and tried to capture every song that is displayed in it since there is not an official song list yet.
  • Rhianna Ft. Young Jeezy - Hard 
  • Nelly - Hot In Here
  • Q-Tip (Tribe Called Quest) - Vivrant Thing
  • Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot
  • Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
  • Lil Wayne - Lollipop
  • Trey Songz - Say Ahh
  • Flo Rida - Wild Ones
  • Drake - Over
  • B.o.B. - So Good
  • Nicki Minaj - Moment 4 Life
  • Chris Brown - Look At Me Now
  • Kid Cudi - Day N' Night
  • Pitbull - International Love
  • TLC - Creep
  • Terror Squad - Lean Back.
  • Chris Brown - Run It
  • Mystikal - Danger 
  • Jay Sean - Down
  • Too Short - Blow the Whistle
The best part that I can see from the screenshots... They have dancers facing away from you that you can follow. I learn better in a traditional dance environment where I am facing the instructor's back. This is different from Just Dance and can be more difficult to follow.

Ubisoft dropping 'Hip Hop Dance Experience' like it's hot:

Ubisoft dropping 'Hip Hop Dance Experience' like it's hot

The latest celebrity to be featured in a Ubisoft dance "Experience" game is ... nobody in particular. The Hip Hop Dance Experience, rather than focusing on the work of a single artist, is a dancing game built around a collection of hip hop tracks, representing everything from the "Rapper's Delight" to Flo Rida. The Hip Hop Dance Experience will be out on Kinect and Wii in November. It'll debut at this weekend's Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, which is attended by plenty of people who have experienced hip hop dance already. Like last year's Black Eyed Peas Experience, Ubisoft has placed development in the hands of Elite Beat Agents creator iNiS. Unlike last year, however, we know iNiS is also working on an original music game, so this isn't as much of a crisis for iNiS fans.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Colds

Ian and I have been hit with summer colds. Blegh. It's very strange for me... I have never liked the summer. But after living in Canada, I've really started to embrace the seasons. I'm excited for it to be warm and hot... because I know it ends! In no time at all it will cool... then cold.. then freezing cold. Last weekend was really nice... hot on Saturday... but warm with a cool breeze on Sunday. We had a whole bunch of errands lined up. I got sick early last week and Ian was hit with it on Friday. It was pretty miserable being locked the house all weekend. Hopefully next weekend we will have recovered and can run around enjoying the sunshine. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day

Yet another made up holiday. But Google did a doodle for it. =P