the boys could have spent the entire weekend just splashing in the wave pool.
evan and patrick play a game of neon mini-golf-hockey, while their parents try not to trip out to the chemically-inspired golf course.
raj boora, surgically attached to his Droid. It was really good to finally meet Raj in person. What an amazing combo of talent, brainpower, and niceness. I hate him.
the top of the roof of the dentistry building at the U of A
alan risking life and limb for a photo of rusty shit on the high level bridge
downtown edmonton and the alberta legislature, as seen from the 12th floor of Campus Towers on the U of Alberta campus
I had a total blast
hanging out working with Brian for the Canadian eLearning 2007 conference welcome reception entertainment gig we got coerced invited to do. Here’s the clip we put together as the intro segment for our Online Video Party redux, based on being in the spiritual home of the most inspired group of video comedians ever assembled: SCTV!
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That was re-edited and audio dubbed in a cookie-cutter “pub” in “Bourbon Street” at West Edmonton Mall. We could tell we were in “Bourbon Street” because of the authentic Celine Dion and Bryan Adams soundtrack, and the always impressive New Orleans wide selection of only the finest alcohols – Coors, Coors Lite, Bud and Bud Lite.
We took the vast majority of the videos from the video.learningparty.net site we used for the NMC Online Conference presentation of similar name. It was interesting – many of the videos work really well when viewing them by yourself, but really flop on their faces when viewed in a crowd on a big screen. And there were a couple videos that went the other way, too. Hard to predict what will work. We did manage to get at least a handful of edtechers to participate in a shared group video-induced hallucination, so that was a bonus 🙂
And, I got to play with Brian. That’s even worth spending a couple days in Deadmonchuck 😉 I’m still feeling the pain of letting Brian down. I forgot to bring The Hat, as I promised to do as part of my presentation garb. I tried to console him that it wasn’t an idle forgetting – The Hat was left at home, right beside Evan’s lifejacket that was to be used in the water park at West Edmonton Mall (we wound up renting a lifejacket for him, but I couldn’t find a Hat to rent in time…)
I’ll work on cleaning up the video playlist a bit and will share that somewhere. I might even compress down our edits and clip selections as shown to the conference folks. Unfortunately, I forgot to record the audio for the session, which may actually be a good thing…