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Thanksgiving - 10/5/2007 5:54:04 PM   
Jason Petho


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Good day, good day.

It is Thanksgiving here this weekend in the Great White North, therefore I will be absent as I am venturing with my better half to British Columbia for the weekend.

I should return sometime Monday.

Take care and good luck
Jason Petho

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/5/2007 5:57:01 PM   
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Have fun Jason! If anyone deserves a break it's YOU!! 

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/5/2007 7:12:37 PM   
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Wrap up I imagine its a bit cold up there!

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/5/2007 7:29:51 PM   
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Is it a coincidence that Thanksgiving in Canada coincides with the start of the hockey season?  Or is the start of the hockey season the reason for Thanksgiving?  I suspect the hockey season has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, but I'm not Canadian, and I've heard Canadians love their hockey.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/5/2007 7:45:24 PM   
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Is it a coincidence that Thanksgiving in Canada coincides with the start of the hockey season?  Or is the start of the hockey season the reason for Thanksgiving?  I suspect the hockey season has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, but I'm not Canadian, and I've heard Canadians love their hockey.


What is this hockey thing you speak of?

Just kidding. Just not a fan. That would be just a coincidence though, Thanksgiving celebrates the wrapping up of the harvest.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/5/2007 7:52:55 PM   
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It's a great time of year, and it's a great thing for a county to take a day off just to give thanks. 

Enjoy your holiday!

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/5/2007 8:38:29 PM   
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It's a great time of year, and it's a great thing for a county to take a day off just to give thanks. 



Some traditions are hard to break, I guess!


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Enjoy your holiday!



Thank you, muchly! I am looking forward to it indeed!

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/5/2007 10:08:26 PM   
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Happy Thanksgiving to you Jason...and all the other Canadians here.

Regards
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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/6/2007 12:51:33 AM   
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Thanks, guys. Yes indeed, it shall be a weekend of laziness and stuffing insane amounts of food in to my face.

Oh, and I also 'celebrate' American thanksgiving...by which I mean, I take the day off and sit on the couch, watch football and drink beer.


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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/6/2007 1:21:46 AM   
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Thanks, guys. Yes indeed, it shall be a weekend of laziness and stuffing insane amounts of food in to my face.



Beer drinking is conspicuously absent from this description of how Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. Tell me this isn't so.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/7/2007 12:34:28 AM   
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Beer drinking is conspicuously absent from this description of how Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. Tell me this isn't so.


Well, I figured it would just be assumed, actually. but, yes, to make you feel better, there are a couple cases in the fridge right now...minus the half empty bottle in front of me.


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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/7/2007 11:17:22 PM   
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Whew!  My faith is Canadians is restored.  A holiday without brewskis is like a day without sunshine.  (Just kidding, but a good beer has its moments.)

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/8/2007 4:49:54 AM   
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And several good beers produce...many good moments? (I apologize for the lameness...I have had several good beers).

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/8/2007 5:44:14 AM   
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That's the spirit!  (Pun intended.) 

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/10/2007 6:15:55 PM   
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Well, that lame pun went over like bird droppings in a punch bowl.  You could hear a pin drop.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/10/2007 8:34:50 PM   
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I thought the pun quite funny.
Maybe the Canadians just have a different sense of humour.
Or they were too busy drinking a few pints to read your message.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/10/2007 9:49:15 PM   
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The British excell at wordplay.  I greatly appreciate the compliment, especially one coming from a Brit.

The Canadians have been quite quiet.  Should we call the Mounties?  It has been several days.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/11/2007 1:00:30 AM   
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Crazy busy times around here, although I am still trying to come by and assist when I can.

I need a drink.

Jason Petho

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/11/2007 1:15:12 AM   
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No, no more beer...just a bad case of 'work'.






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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/13/2007 1:52:57 AM   
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So Jason, how was the trip? Have any Kokanee? Fall colours? Apples?

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/13/2007 9:01:35 PM   
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So Jason, how was the trip? Have any Kokanee? Fall colours? Apples?


Trip was brilliant, although far too short.

Lots of fruit. Not so many fall colours in the Okanagan yet as the weather is still quite pleasant, the drive out is always scenic though.

No, didn't have a Kokanee. A few Granville Island Lagers though, which I can't seem to find in Alberta. Ahh, reminds me of Munich.

Jason Petho

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/13/2007 10:30:34 PM   
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Granville Island Lager? Geez, and here I thought that we in Quebec had bizarre beer names. Have a Maudite, or a Fin du Monde, for that truly armaggedon-like feeling. ( it packs a 9% content, not recommended on empty stomachs)
Anyhoo, welcome back.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/13/2007 10:48:18 PM   
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I don't recall GIL but my wife says she does and liked it. She has been to Vernon for winter carnival in Feb and driven on the frozen lake, other years no ice or snow.

Glad you are back home safe.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/13/2007 11:54:20 PM   
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Granville Island Lager? Geez, and here I thought that we in Quebec had bizarre beer names. Have a Maudite, or a Fin du Monde, for that truly armaggedon-like feeling. ( it packs a 9% content, not recommended on empty stomachs)
Anyhoo, welcome back.


We have an affection for poutine, hard to come by out here. We had a friend bring back some sauce mix but kurds are scarce.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/14/2007 6:50:37 AM   
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Granville Island Lager? Geez, and here I thought that we in Quebec had bizarre beer names. Have a Maudite, or a Fin du Monde, for that truly armaggedon-like feeling. ( it packs a 9% content, not recommended on empty stomachs)
Anyhoo, welcome back.


Maudite and Fin du Monde? I haven't heard of them (or of GIL), but with names like that, I don't know how anyone could resist.

Regarding Quebec, I heard Jeff Fillion describe local French music (not the rock) as perfect music to listen to when committing suicide. I'm assuming he was referring to those slow ballads the French are so fond of.

Jason, on another thread, you mentioned you were doing some maps for a Napoleonic book and that it entailed new challenges. That left me to question what could be different from making a contemporary map (other than the location of buildings). After giving it some thought, I know that rivers can shift radically. When the Missouri shifted, part of Iowa ended up on the Nebraska side of the river (or visa versa, I no longer remember, but it's Carter Lake, Iowa, if you look on a map). I've also heard when the Red River shifts along the Texas-Okahoma border, some farmers end up paying for land they no longer own and can no longer farm, which I took to mean their deeds said they owned everything either south or north of the river, and when the river shifted, they ended up owning far less than they bargained for. On the History Channel, there was an episode on the Battle of Hastings (?) in 1066, and (don't ask me how), but they were able to determine that the English coast had changed radically over the past 1000 years. I guess that's a long-winded way of saying congratulations on landing the work, and I hope it all works out.

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RE: Thanksgiving - 10/14/2007 6:55:17 AM   
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Jason, on another thread, you mentioned you were doing some maps for a Napoleonic book and that it entailed new challenges. That left me to question what could be different from making a contemporary map (other than the location of buildings).


No, actually the maps themselves are fairly straightfoward, it is just the delivery time for the required set of maps that is far sooner that would be traditionally. That is the challenging, fortunately, I have fairly decent time management skills.

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After giving it some thought, I know that rivers can shift radically. When the Missouri shifted, part of Iowa ended up on the Nebraska side of the river (or visa versa, I no longer remember, but it's Carter Lake, Iowa, if you look on a map). I've also heard when the Red River shifts along the Texas-Okahoma border, some farmers end up paying for land they no longer own and can no longer farm, which I took to mean their deeds said they owned everything either south or north of the river, and when the river shifted, they ended up owning far less than they bargained for. On the History Channel, there was an episode on the Battle of Hastings (?) in 1066, and (don't ask me how), but they were able to determine that the English coast had changed radically over the past 1000 years. I guess that's a long-winded way of saying congratulations on landing the work, and I hope it all works out.


Thank you, tis appreciated! 'Tis always a bonus to have a hobby (military history cartography) that also helps pay the bills, or helps to put something aside for other hobbies.

Jason Petho


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