Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Kelowna ATIS "Merry Christmas"

Earlier this evening, I was listening to the Kelowna ATIS phone line (yes, I have odd hobbies; its at 250-491-0310 if you're interested) when I was surprised to hear it say "Merry Christmas". Naturally, I recorded this event, and have embedded it below, along with a transcript.

From the description:

This was taken around 20:00 local time from the CYLW (Kelowna International)ATIS phone line (250-491-0310) on Christmas Day, 2013. I am an avid ATIS listener, as my school is near the airport and I need the weather readings, and was surprised to hear the ATIS say "Merry Christmas". I therefore recorded it on my iPhone via a cable to my computer for posterity.


Kelowna Airport, Information Quebec
Weather at Zero Three Two One Zulu
Automated Observation
Wind One Four Zero at Six
Visibility Niner
Niner Hundred broken
One Thousand Four Hundred overcast
Temperature Zero
Dew point Minus One
Altimeter Three Zero Three Eight
IFR approach ILS DME runway One Six
Active, runway One Six
Runway surface condition at Zero Three Zero One Zulu
One Hundred Percent bare and wet
Chemical Applied
Merry Christmas
Inform ATC that you have information Quebec

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Unitarian Fellowship of Kelowna: November 3rd Service (BETA)

The mp3 file embedded above is a copy of an edited version of the "sermon" given at the November 3rd, 2013 Sunday service at the Unitarian Fellowship of Kelowna. I consider this recording to be in "Beta" (i.e. there are some kinks that need to be worked out), but so far as I can tell the recording (which is taken directly from the mixer's output) sounds fine. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dreams of Mars (Draft 1)

Similar to my last post, I have again been assigned to write a 600 to 1000 word story upon a particular theme. In this case, I was to analyze the poem "Utopia" by Wislawa Szymborska, which won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. I was then to explore this theme through a 600 to 1000 word narrative. I have decided to post this narrative now, in its current form, because the most likely edits I will be making will be exclusively to meet school requirements, such as including certain types and numbers of different parts of speech. The full story is below.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Night at the Roadhouse

I began thinking about a narrative set at a motel along the Eyre Highway due to personal interest in these very isolated roadhouse towns. I soon afterwards realized that this would meet the criteria of an upcoming school English assignment quite well. Below is the full story, fleshed out for the assignment.

NOTE: The assignment required me to start this with "it was a dark and stormy night". I didn't choose to do so on purpose.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Blog URL

While I don't update this blog often, I thought it might be a good idea to mention the fact that I have changed the URL. While will still redirect, the new correct URL is