A Day at Mission Raceway

Add a Comment by John Bollwitt

Ok, I’m not a racing or car knowing person at all, but these guys and gals (yes, gals!) were punching it up to 231 MPH in 6.5 seconds! Holy crap that’s fast!

What’s really rattling is to see someone nearly lose control out of the start. That even freaked my out a little bit. The light would go green, then the car would bolt off. 200 feet, hard swerve to the right, let up on the gas, quick pull to the left, correct it, and keep going. Of course, this was all happening in split seconds. I could never do this.

Vendors and Pit Row

I also reeked of exhaust fumes when I got home. This is was working radio remotes can be like sometimes, and thankfully I remembered my earplugs.

Blogathon: Post #44

Total Eclipse

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

iChat with Duane:

duane: corinna gave me a big hug when I left last night
duane: I like hugs
duane: you and john don’t hug me
rebecca: im not a huge hugger… it just reminds me of high school girls that are fake and would hug their friends with 1 arm at lunch.. and after school… and before school. like what’s with that

duane: tell john I want a hug
rebecca: okay, but we see you all the time, is it necessary?
rebecca: john wants to know if you want a butt grab too
duane: yeah
duane: I’m just bugging you guys
duane: but john owes me a hug
rebecca: fine.

That’s is kinda how I feel right now, but I’m going to throw this one out to Duane, special little bit of 3am madness.

rebecca: john says bring HIM red bull
duane: for a hug

Blogathon: Post #43

So Why Am I Doing This?

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Not like I would forget but if you’re just logging onto the blog for the first time and wonder why I have over 40 posts so far over the last 24 hours… yeah I’m not just an eager blogger. The point to this entire day and night of madness is to get pledges. Like a PBS pledge drive, although I have no tote bags to give away.

If you’d like to keep me going to complete my 24 hours of blogging (from 6am Saturday to 6am Sunday posting every 30 minutes) please click on the “sponsor me” button on the sidebar. Once everything is said and done, pledges will get an email with the exact details about how to finish up their donation. Donation to whom you ask? Well the charity of my choice, which is the WHOLE reason why I’m doing this.

Our annual operating budget is about $420,000 / year. Our biggest expense is the cost of distributing the food hampers which includes staffing, rent & utilities, vehicle fuel & insurance and food purchases. As you can imagine, it takes a large effort to collect, warehouse and distribute hundreds of tons of food, supervise over 50 volunteers, assemble thousands of hampers every month and coordinate the events that the food bank has each year to raise food, resources and awareness.

The Surrey Food Bank receives no core government funding. We assist about 14,000 people per month from the communities of Surrey and North Delta. 42% of our clients are children and babies. Children DO NOT choose poverty. [Surrey Food Bank]

It’s all for the Food Bank. The reason I woke up at 5:30am, the reason I’m still up at 2:30am posting photos, blogs and being silly… and hallucinat… errm…. it’s all to help out. So far my readers have pledged an amazing amount and I can’t wait to announce a grand total at the end of my 24 hours.

*Added incentive for Vancouver locals… I do have a prize to give away by putting all pledger’s names in a hat and drawing out a lucky winner.

Blogathon: Post #42

Fire in the Sky

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After being up for 20 hours, shiny, pretty and explosive things amuse me. I found out there’s a Flickr group for the HSBC Celebration of Light aka the fireworks here in town. I noticed Dave submitting his photos there. He had a great perspective for tonight’s since he wasn’t downtown but over in North Vancouver, watching from across the water.

Photo credit: uncleweed on Flickr

Boom. Bang. YAY! *clap*

Blogathon: Post #41

Vancouver Blog Profile: Corinna Carlson

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Greeper 604 I think I take beautiful photos of Corinna, and I’ll admit that no matter how strange that sounds.

We had some great fun at pre-blogstock yesterday and it’s been a pleasure to get to know her and Adam over the last few years. Wow! We’ve known each other through the blog realm for a long time but it wasn’t until New Years 07 that we actually met.

I need not really continue on to describe Corinna’s blog, which has been going strong since 2005, since she pretty much sums it all up on her About page.

SOME things you will find on Gus Greeper that may be of interest to you:
Run on sentences,
Blatant disregard for punctuation and grammar,
A lot of talk about golf and how awesome golf is and lots of pictures of us golfing and enjoying everything golf,
A lot of photos of me I am a camera whore and have NO PROBLEM with Adam teasing me over my hundreds of posed self portraits,
Capital letters are BIG here I LOVE them I use them A LOT,
You’ll read of my struggles, triumphs and failures past and present suffering from severe chronic depression and my ongoing therapy with my Psychiatrist,
Playstation has been hot on G.G. lately we are TOTALLY addicted to Guitar Hero. If you are sick of hearing about it then BUY IT,
Gus Greeper herself the grey barfing bulimic cat gets a lot of play on the site because it is named after her. She is our only ‘child’,
We have a crazy landlord,
We make Sock Monkeys so cool you’ll beg us for one,
Movies and Books are a constant theme,
Television, we watch a lot of television including a lot of other sports programs such as Hockey and Tennis and we can’t get enough of reality t.v. or ‘bad’ t.v.,
Posts where I complain and whine a lot,
Very serious posts on several topics, some issues, and one or two things.

Despite a crazy late night last night, birthday party this morning and company this afternoon, she was still able to make a blog post in honor of Blogathoners. Thanks a bunch!

Blogathon: Post #40