Canada Day, eh

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    July 2, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    I seriously think that was the most awkward half-laugh I have ever heard. Is that wireless? Oy-ve. LOL

    That’s a sweet piece of glass you have there. I think you are a wise gal renting them to try them all on for size. :D

    From one Canadian to the other, Happy Canada Day (one day late), eh?

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    July 2, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    So pretty much I think if we ever met IRL, we’d be pretty much bffs. Just because we’re both awesome… and Canadian.

    I want some poutine.

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    Apoorv Khatreja
    July 2, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Too much noise, and the background music makes it even more difficult to listen.

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    July 2, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Did you feel uncomfortable or worried about your gear when the guy came over or were you going to get up anyway?

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    Mostly Lisa
    July 2, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    @Hules — That guy was the 20th person to come up to me that weekend asking about my camera. i was seriously pissed off.

    @Miiitch — so Canadian.

    @Apoorv — i realize that. first and only video i will be shooting on the Flip Mino.

    @MattFM — i would seriously fight someone like a rapid beaver to protect my gear.

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    July 2, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Happy Canadian Day (even if I am not Canadian)

    And I agree with Hules, for the funny laught.

    PS: Great outfit by the way

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    July 2, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Weren’t you terrified of dropping your camera in the water?

    Or maybe not everyone is as clumsy as I am…

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    Fred Hill
    July 2, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    I love your face in the still for the video. That is a great shot.

    Happy Canadian Day from down south.

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    July 2, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    I suppose it is inevitable that we shall meet at some local event (my wife and I almost came to Steak Camp). I shall have to try and remember the “Is that wireless” line.

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    July 2, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Happy Canada Day from New Zealand :)

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    July 2, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    I have yet to see a camera that is wired.

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    July 2, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    I swear I don’t normally stare at your boobs, but I can’t help to notice that’s where you keep your lens cap?! LOL!

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    Joshua Jenkins
    July 2, 2008 at 10:58 PM

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    Off the top of my head.

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    Mark Cohen
    July 3, 2008 at 3:24 AM

    Happy Canada Day! We celebrated by going out for a latte’ and a walk on the Sydney Harbour ;)

    Your videos rock, but yeah this one was hard to hear. Mr Smooth is too funny :)

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    Ron Van Holst
    July 3, 2008 at 6:41 AM

    Some random thoughts on being Canadian, geekiness and beavers.

    Although we spend most of Canada day driving home from Kitchener to Ottawa, I took the boys to see the fireworks in Kanata (Canada’s geek capital). We’ll have to do the parliament hill fireworks again some day, but I’m afraid of loosing one of my boys in the crowd.

    Since beavers are Canadian icons and beavers are also nature’s engineers (I never cease to be amazed by their dams and lodges), does that make Canada more geeky than other nations?

    Nice creative blog, keep up the good work.

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    Ed Lau
    July 3, 2008 at 7:58 AM

    Don’t worry, I get the same comment all the time when I’m out shooting that lens. I have the same one…on a 1D Mk II…which scares people when I do the whole 8.5 frames per second thing. I freaked out my sushi chef yesterday…after which he exclaimed “SUGOOOII!!!”

    Are you thinking about buying one? It’s one of the best lenses you’ll ever buy. I can’t live without mine. If you are, give me a shout and I’ll hook you up with my importer where I get all my camera equipment at MUCH lower prices than local stores (You’ll save hundreds over buying LD, Kerrisdale, Lens&Shutter, etc). Yes, you get a receipt, full warranty and yes, it’s legal. ;)

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    July 3, 2008 at 8:27 AM

    Delightful tribute to Canada Day. I celebrated at a tapas bar near Plaza del Sol in Madrid (where the jubilation over their Euro 2008 triumph is just starting to subside). Both times since I moved to Canada I’ve been out of the country on Canada Day.

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    July 3, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    I can’t believe nooobody else remarked on yer great hoser accent. Straight outta Red Green.

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    July 3, 2008 at 9:47 AM


    Here is a my list of Canadian things:

    happy belated canada day Lisa.
    keep up the good work.

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    July 3, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Happy Canada Day. I’ll try the beaverdrawing thing ’cause maple syrup is not very common here I think.. I guess I could just look for it sometime. And yay for bad smalltalk / pickup lines!

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    July 3, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Man, was sorry not to be in Canada this year for Canada day! Hopefully the weather will still be as nice in August! : )
    And some please tell Joshua Jenkins that he added Canada again, also there are no tress in Iceland…. ; )

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    July 3, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    You were asking for trouble with those shorts and that lens. How could a fellow Canadians interest not be sparked, eh?

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    July 3, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    I’m still laughing. Very smooth. We celebrated by being all polite and drinking a few beers. Our mission was to sing the anthem en francais in the bar but no one could remember it and we were aware that as usual we were the smallest folk at the bar. Le sigh. 4th of July tomorrow, I better get down to the air raid shelter, it’s terror alert Elmo.

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    July 4, 2008 at 1:26 AM

    Happy Canada Day…. I think Canada day should be celebrated the world over seeing as Canada is about the only country left in the western world that isn’t going to hell in a handbasket…

    *books one way plane ticket*

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    Mathew Ballard
    July 4, 2008 at 7:07 AM

    Is that wireless? He would have been better off say something like, “Does that zoom far?”

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    THE J-Mo
    July 5, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Love the lens cap holder… very cool. ;-)

    Oh, did any of the 20 folks that came up to you ask “so, you takin a few pictures?”. I get that sometimes – more so with the 70-200 lens than anything else.

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    July 8, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Nice lens cap in the bra strap.

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