I’m BACK, y’all!!!

Last updated on March 1st, 2014 at 05:40 pm

After three weeks spent in the African wilderness (and I don’t think you fully appreciate how literally I mean that statement), I am back where I belong! (And we didn’t get robbed while we were gone, so that’s always good!)

2012 Africa Trip—Coming Home—Unshaven Case
Our hero after a few weeks abroad, where different voltages can make using electric clippers a BAD IDEA.

It’ll take some time to get all my stories out about our trip to Tanzania, but to give you a quick synopsis of what went down, I:

  • managed to painstakingly summit Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • got some great wildlife shots while on safari in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater
  • experienced not-quite-so-subtle racism from some of the locals
  • got a little taste of Tanzanian culture; some great… some not as much
  • have a wealth of bags and clothes that smell like I’ve spent the last couple of weeks without any decent shower facilities (some might argue it makes me smell like a man, but I’d just say it smells like I have some serious laundry to do!)

For now, though, it’s all about unpacking, going through mail (of both the snail and electronic varieties) and getting back into the swing of things!

Viva la Toronto—it’s great to be back!

–case p.

Little by Little, Day by Day

Last updated on January 29th, 2013 at 01:38 pm

Denzel’s still playing a bad-ass. I’m completely okay with this.

The end of another week is upon us, and the world continues to revolve upon its axis. Fridays are generally a day with a slow start, since playing late games of Ultimate Frisbee on Thursday nights will tend to keep your adrenaline levels up for a few hours, so if you don’t nap before the game, you’ll be dragging your heels to end the week.

This Friday’s a little busier than usual, so not much to report in the world of the site—slowly tweaking the design, plugins and structure so I can keep it organized as a reflection of whatever’s actually important in my daily journey.

So what’s keeping me so busy? This evening’s events include:

And that’s on top of my current obsessions:

  • Plants vs. Zombies — this game is dangerously addictive and makes my commute in and out of work seem a lot shorter
  • Trying to figure out a new logo—I’ll show you my current logo tomorrow and explain why it feels a little “eh” to me
  • BuckyBalls — metal balls that I can turn into all sorts of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes? Yes please. They work very well as stress balls through some of the more challenging meetings at work, too!

I hope you’re all looking forward to a great weekend!

–case p.

Getting Back in the Groove

Last updated on January 29th, 2013 at 01:38 pm

You’re never going to solve everything overnight. We can try to do everything perfectly on our first try, but it’s just not going to happen. So here I am, trying out something that I’ve learned from Michael Nus via Kevin Kelly—that if you can dedicate a mere 30 minutes per day to getting new content out, you stay consistent and you also get in the practice to drilling down to what really matters in the message you’re putting forward.

So that’s what I’ll do—spend 30 minutes per day just getting something out until it all makes sense. It won’t be as insane as last year’s initiative—I learned from that. I’m not going to write an essay each and every day. But what I can do is at least give you a glimpse of what’s going on in this cranium of mine and we can go from there.

To give you an idea of what I’ve been working on since 2012 started, here’s a taste:

  • Starting a business before 2013
  • Training to conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Keeping fit with Ultimate Frisbee and Dodgeball
  • Improving my photography skills
  • Getting back into webcomics

But don’t worry. There’s plenty of time to tell those tales—let’s just get back in the groove first, and we’ll go from there.

Even pumpkins are getting Web-friendly

Adios amigos,

–Case P.

What DID You Want to Be?

Last updated on April 1st, 2021 at 10:59 am

Sick, tired and slowly making headway through a heaping pile of work.

Yup, you heard me right—I’m a bit under the weather from a cold going around the office, and while I’m sitting here trying to fight it, I’m leaning (literally) on a pile of work, trying to figure out how to make it all go away.

If only it were so easy, right?

We’re all given our place in life—it’s simply up to us what we choose to do with it. For me, being a young bureaucrat by day and trying to piece my destiny together from what seems to be a million different thoughts by night, I can’t honestly say that I’ve figured out what mine is. Not yet, anyway.

Checking in

Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 11:02 pm

Hey all, So I have a lot of posts that are in “draft” status at the moment, so I figure you could do with hearing my voice since it’s been a little while. Enjoy a little slice of my life as I try to keep improving the things around me and trying to create a diamond out of the rough clutter all around me.

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad

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