Tonight we dine in Boulder!

Well, as some of you may know I recently decided to leave Critical Mass for an opportunity elsewhere.

My time (27 months) at Critical Mass as a Flash Developer was a wonderful rollercoaster of ups and downs. I had a great time there, working with brilliant individuals, under great leadership, working with some of the worlds best clients. I learned a lot during my stay with Critical Mass and the decision to leave was not an easy one. I had to leave behind friends, colleagues, comfort, and an all around fun working environment (not to mention leaving Canada generic cialis)!

Pearl Street Mall

I have now moved to Boulder, Colorado! To work with another monster agency (Crispin Porter + Bogusky) as an Interactive Developer. I look forward to this new role and hope to learn a lot an maybe contribute a little bit more to my blog as I learn to try and share some knowledge and insight that I gain in this new place.

I left Calgary for Boulder on Friday of last week and made the drive in two days. I drove day and night through Montana and Wyoming and finally into Colorado. This was a challenge for me because I have rarely ever travelled to the US (or anywhere for that matter). I drove through rainstorms, crazy fog at night which scared the hell out of me, and lots of gorgeous sunlight.

I arrived here on Saturday evening to a gorgeous night and a cold. I haven’t been able to truly enjoy the area yet because I have been fighting this pesky cold since arriving but I am working on it. Boulder appears to be a beautiful place in a country and seems very proud of its new president and political direction. I look forward to living here and absorbing all the I can in the process; both knowledge and culture alike.

It is done, I am shaved

HeadShave Canada

As I stated in an earlier posting, I registered for HeadShave Canada’s fund raising head shave event in order to do my little part in contributing. What that meant that I had to have my hair chopped off! I know, I know, what a travesty; but it was for a worth cause and I have managed to raise $580 in my efforts.

It was so great to get the support of friends, family and co-workers in my efforts to raise money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. I discovered just how many people have been affected by cancer and it was great to see how much support I while raising money.

I would like to thank everyone for their support and donations, it means a lot to me.

To the left is a before and after shot of me.

HeadShave Canada : Shaving My Head

MeI have been receiving notices lately of several family friends and neighbours from back in the Toronto area that have recently been diagnosed with cancer. I know that over the past while cancer has affected a great number of us very closely. I have decided that I would really like to do all that I can to support cancer research because I understand that it is a very important cause. As such, I have decided to join HeadShave Canada and the Alberta Cancer Foundations efforts by getting my head shaved on March 26.

I would like to ask anyone and everyone to sponsor me in my efforts. I am pasting a link to the sponsorship page below, if you decide that you would like to sponsor me, there is a large button on the page that can be clicked to donate online.

http://www.shaveyourhead.ca/ParticipantSplash.do?participantID=160

Thank you for your support.

Avalanche Skills Training

Living in Calgary I am fortunate enough to be close to the mountains. Snowboarding is a definitely passion of mine and I try to get out as much as possible, this past weekend I managed to get out to the Sunshine Village backcountry and take a course for avalanche skills training.

I had an awesome time and managed to learn quite a bit about causes of avalanches, avoidance of avalanches and avalanche rescue.

If anyone is interested in riding backcountry runs at some point in their life, I would definitely recommend taking an avalanche course before you head out.