Saturday, February 14, 2009

Vancouver 2009: A Week in Review

Current Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada/ 49°17′60.0″N 123°4′60″W

Truth: I haven't showered in two days.
Dare: Take a whiff of me...go ahead, knock yourself out! Literally. I mean it!

Ok, so there you go: not only am I behind on my blogging, but I'm also behind on my date with the shower--the one and only thing that I can "turn-on"--hot or cold. Ha-ha-ha. Yeah, ain't I funny? Laugh Out Loud (LOL). This is what happens when you've been deprived from scribbling your thoughts online for the masses to read...or the five or so people who actually frequent this thing.

Being here in Vancouver to cover the preparations for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, I've been subjected to some of the most extreme weather conditions I've ever faced. Add that to the three hour time difference, the altitude, and the fact that I've been lost more times than I can count, I've gotten myself a severe case of "Canadiana Diaspora"--symptoms of a confused and bitterly frost bitten Canadian on his own soil.

Sure, I have the comforts of a warm hotel room in the evening and the potential to indulge in three square meals a day, but let's think beyond that--beyond the luxuries of modern marvels and delve deeper, deep into the world of a traveling photog. Here goes:


Getting strapped in. This doesn't look too good...

Five minutes later, I found myself swinging over the wing of a 777.

Shooting on the tarmac of Vancouver, International Airport


This shot almost busted my knees. Yeah, I'm gettin' old.


Up close and personal with The Ice Maker.


Riding shot gun with The Ice Maker on his Zamboni.


The Ice Maker cruisin' at Pacific Coliseum on his Zamboni. Home to the 2010 Speed Skating Competition.


'Chillin' at the Bob Sled Track in Whistler, BC.


I almost had a Death by Diarrhea moment getting this shot.


We actually don't look too cold here. On top of the 2010 Olympic Nordic Ski Jump.

OK, so there you have it. That's what I've been doing all week. Now, as for not showering, let's just say that I'm conditioning myself for the jungle. Will be in the jungles of Indonesia in 48 hours!

Be well.
Ron
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

11 comments:

Dan Denardo said...

Dude, I hope you took your flannel undies.

Young Traveler said...

Don't get Jungle Fever.

Wow, that was a really lame joke.

Cheers,

jessie

DUTA said...

The white of the snow & ice isn't as photogenic as the green of the jungle. Looking forward to pictures from Indonesia.

Anyway, the orange and green vests add a bit of coloring to the "whitish" photos. I like the one with you in front of the airplane. With the orange vest you look as a security man who has just rescued hostages from the airplane.

Hillbilly Duhn said...

LOL @ Death by Diarrhea moment!!

Good luck on your trip! Take care and looking forward to more photo's.

Jay said...

I can't wait to see Indonesia pictures! --- I want your job, let's trade.

The Demigoddess said...

Ugh. I can smell you from wherever you are right now all the way to the Philippines.

You looked like you had fun in all of your pictures..so good luck when you get to the jungle. I hope you brought all your diarrhea medication.

Hugs,

Angel

SearchingSoul said...

Ron,

It's great to be updated with your travel and work. Be extra careful with your health. We can't afford to lose you because of death by diarrhea.

Be well.

SearchingSoul

Diana said...

Wow Indonesia?
Lucky!!!!!


O\I want your job or something like it. Please tell me the tricks of the trade! please & thankyou :D

Bon Don said...

*sniff sniff*
Oh ron it's not so bad!! :)

Very cool job, but sheez they have you in the scariest places... I think I had my own DD moment just from the elevated levels you get in!

John said...

Take care of your butt, man. I wouldn't want to meet a buttless man because he lost it due to freezing temperatures. But wait... if it is frozen, then, you can thaw it in Indonesia or Malaysia ;)

See you soon brother!

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