Friday, August 31, 2007

Extragalactic Music Festival


Featuring the artistry of:

Nanda Banerjee, Indian vocalist

Eric D. Sharp, Electronic music

Max Dyer, Cellist

Stuart Hinds, overtone singing

Arthur Gottschalk, computer composition

Malcolm Brodwick and Thom Andersen, Rock 'n Roll Film

Posted by Eric at 10:18 PM

Monday, August 20, 2007

Sleeping In

We both slept in until almost 11a. Showered and ate some muffins. I took her to work and I went to get my tire fixed. They were able to save the tire and patched it up. Then to my home and relaxed for the rest of the day.

Posted by Eric at 10:18 PM

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Fricken Calgary

Jennifer had always told me how much she hates flying through Calgary. Every time she has something goes wrong. Which is why she calls it Fricken Calgary. We are ready to board the plan from Saskatoon to Calgary when they announce that they found some wires behind a panel had been cut or fused and the replacement parts are coming on a plane from Calgary to Saskatoon. By the time that happens we will have missed our connecting flight. So we had to rebook to a later flight. That meant sitting in the Calgary airport for 5 hours waiting for the flight from Calgary to Houston. Then we finally made it to Houston at 11:30p, took a shuttle to my car in a parking lot, paid and as we were about to turn into the street, we notice that I have a flat tire on the drivers side back tire. Oh fantastic. I called AAA and a AAA pick up truck came in 10 minutes. Changed it in a couple of minutes and we were on our way to Jennifer's apartment. Got there and fell asleep instantly.

Posted by Eric at 10:04 PM

Saturday, August 18, 2007

80th Birthday

It was her Mom's Mom's 80th birthday party. Her Mom has 6 sisters and they were all there with their husbands and kids. They hired a photographer to take family pictures in the backyard. Then there was a DVD slide show of each sister and their family for about 2 minutes each. Then lunch. Roast beef, sausage, potato salad and pasta salad. All were very good. Then ice cream cake. 3 cousins (including Jennifer) who recently had a birthday and grandma blew out the candles on 2 ice cream cakes. It was fun visiting all of her Mom's side of the family. Then back home and took my final walk around Langham with thin air with her sister and 2 cousins. Then to sleep for tomorrow we go back home to humid Houston.

Posted by Eric at 10:24 PM

Friday, August 17, 2007

Hanging Out

Today Jennifer and I relaxed and hung out at home reading our books, watching tv and reading stuff online during the afternoon. Late afternoon, Jennifer's sister and cousins came over to say the night for their grandma's 80's birthday party on Saturday. For dinner, we all went (including all of her mom's sister's families) to a restaurant for her cousin's B-Day. The restaurant was ok. It was fun talking to a couple of her cousins she is close to. Then back home with a packed house full of cousins, aunts and uncles sleeping over.

Posted by Eric at 11:46 PM

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Today Jennifer, both her parents and I went to the mall to clothes shop. Actually it was Jennifer, her Mom and I. Her Dad went to another part of the city do to something. We were out shopping all day. Jennifer got some shirts and uns. I got a pair of nice dress pants, a light sweater and a nice fleece. Then home for dinner. It was cut up roast beef, celery and other vegetables mixed with miracle whip and put on a hamburger bun. Then wrapped up in a paper towel and nuked for 30 seconds. It was quite good. Then Jennifer and I walked around her town to here small one street downtown. It was nice weather for walking unlike Houston humid hell. It was nice walking around her town. She lives in a nice, quiet town.

Posted by Eric at 10:04 PM

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Out With The Boys

Breakfast this morning was waffles and lunch was perogies. I like perogies. Hung around the house most of the day and relaxed. For dinner we ate the Freehouse (ya I know stupid names since food there is not free. It is actually not cheap food either.) Jennifer and I meet her friends there. There were 10 of us. We then went to Winstons, a really nice looking and comfortable bar. I had a couple of pints of alcoholic apple cider which was quite good. It was fun hanging out with her friends.

Posted by Eric at 10:24 PM

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The U of S

This morning I made myself an omelet which was really good. Jennifer then took me to the University of Saskatchewan to show me here she went to school as an undergrad. A nice looking campus.



She also wanted to find the professor that she worked as a TA with. She found him and were catching up. Jennifer and I then went with her parents to see her Dad's parents at their condo. They made dinner. We had borscht which was good. Then back home and Jennifer and I went to her friend Danielle's parent's house to hang out.

Posted by Eric at 10:26 PM

Monday, August 13, 2007

To The City

Today Jennifer and I went to "The City" as they call it here, which is Saskatoon, to meet her friend Joe. We walked around the city and got some ice cream from a popular ice cream place. I got 2 scopes: a Death by Chocolate scope and a Perseid Meteor Shower scope. It was good. I say, I thought this sign was amusing.

We then walked over Victoria Bridge.

We walked back on the Broadway Bridge.

While on it we could see the University Bridge.

This city has 7 bridges that goes over the South Saskatchewan River. It is a pretty wide river. Then went back to Joe's new house and hung out. We then went to her friend Danielle's apartment to hang out for a little bit. Then back home for dinner which was turkey squares with gravy and chili. It was quite good.

Posted by Eric at 10:18 PM

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Out On the Farm

Breakfast was eggs, sausage and toast. Lunch was chicken and dumplings. Both meals were very good. Then Jennifer, her dad and I went out to their farms.

One was her Dad's parents farm which Jennifer's parents took over and farmed for 20 years, the other someone is renting and her parents get 40 percent of the profits. Their farm has wheat. Jennifer picked one and had me taste it. Pretty good. What great open spaces with little hills scattered about.

Her parents friends had come by for a surprise visit when they were passing though town. It was interesting listening to the conversations. Very prairie Canada like. For dinner we had turkey and dumplings which were quite good. Then Jennifer, her Mom and I went to out on the porch to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. It was a little chilly and we each had blanket on to keep up warm. We saw some really nice meteors and a few were quite bright with long tails.

Posted by Eric at 11:40 PM

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Going Out of the Country

Really early this morning, Jennifer and I got up at 5:30a to get a 7:55a flight to her home town Langham which is in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. We flew to Calgary

for our 1st stop and then to Saskatoon for the 2nd flight. Langham as only about 1500 people living in the town. There are no restaurants or any other big businesses because it is only 20 minutes away from Saskatoon. It is flat world just like Houston without the tall buildings. It is very similar to Kansas with large open spaces and lots of farm lands.

She had a younger sister and brother. Her brother is still living here and her sister is coming to town on Friday. Her parents made dinner and we had pork shops, potatoes, pickles and pickled cucumbers (that are not dill). For dessert was angel food cake. Dinner was delicious. Then her mom and I went out on the porch and watched the Perseid Meteor Shower. Saw a few nice ones. I did not stay out long since I had got up so early the night before. Night.

Posted by Eric at 10:02 PM