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Happy Birthday JT

December 3, 2010

No it’s not Justin Timberlake’s birthday!

Today is my dear friend James G Thornley’s birthday! I’d like to take a few minutes to tell you about him.

He is an excellent chef and a BBQ master. Takes him forever to clean the grate though.

He loves adventure and has traveled the world.

He enjoys canning vegetables, even when he has stayed up until 4am partying the night before.

He grew up on a farm and still enjoys a good pony ride.

He's feisty though his bark is much worse then his bite.

He has more friends than anyone I know...

...ironically he will not join Facebook! ...ironically two hot birds and a Turkey.

He enjoys a good hike, here he is on a Haleakala in Maui...

...and here he is on Piestewa Peak in Arizona

He is quite the swinger!...

... incidentally he also enjoys golfing.

He and actor Michael Keaton share a similar profile.

He is thoughtful...

...and always has a rebel yell chambered and at the ready.

A few little known facts about James. He raised birmingham roller pigeons in his youth and used to show them at the PNE!. His favourite pigeon was named Bernice, sadly she was attacked by a hawk while James was training her. He was an extra on 21 Jumpstreet, Johnny Depp often stays at James home while in Vancouver!. Okay that’s not true at all, but he was on 21 Jumpstreet. He enjoys the odd pint of beer and occasionally dips into a glass of Crown Royal.

Seriously though Jamie you are truly a great friend, you have a big compassionate heart and your loyalty never waivers. You have learned to endure my close walking in the mall, my incessant arm bars and my steam rolls while on vacations.

Happy Birthday buddy!

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White Collar Fight Night

June 29, 2009

Last Thursday night my friends and I went to watch the seventh annual White Collar Fight Night at our boxing gym.

White Collar Fight Night is a charity event with all proceeds going to Athletics for Kids. Here are a few random images of the event and different bouts. Check back as I will be adding more images as I process them.

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The event was mc’d by olympic bronze medalist Dale Walters

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Boxing

June 10, 2009

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My friend Dawne-O and I started boxing last November and have become addicted to it. If you are looking to get in shape I recommend giving it a try. It’s hard at first, I almost threw up the first time we went. It’s the kind of workout where you get scared before the class begins, your mouth gets dry you feel like your bowels might release unexpectedly, you have this strange anxiety knowing your about to have your ass kicked!. We go to Contenders Gym in the Bentall 4 tower downtown.

Here are some images of my friends at our gym and at my place boxing it up!.

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This is one of our teachers Kevin. He’s a bad mofo!

And this is my godson, he’s really cute but you don’t want to make him angry!.


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