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Heading East


Friday, August 3rd, 2007 — 7:14am PDT
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We stopped by Corinna‘s briefly the other night and she made a comment about how she didn’t know we were leaving town because I hadn’t blogged it yet. So here is the mandatory ‘we’re going away’ post.

I’m super excited about going on a mini-trip with John tonight. After his long day up the coast on-location and my Hillary Duff concert with Jen and Alexis (I know, quite the departure for me but it’s for my niece!) we’ll be hitting the open road.

First Beach Day of the YearThe theme will be to spend the least amount of money possible and to get the most sun… ever. Wine tours? Maybe. Desert interpretive centre tour? Perhaps. Hitting the beach on the lake front property and laying lazily for hours soaking up warm rays of deliciousness for my pasty-white skin? Definitely.

Unsure if we’ll bring the laptops, we may want to disconnect from the grid, although really – who are we kidding.

The CRTC said 70 per cent of Canadian households subscribed to the internet in 2006, a slightly higher figure than in 2005. And about 60 per cent of households had a high-speed subscription, up from 51 per cent the previous year.

As of December last year about 48 per cent of Canadian adults with internet access went online for up to 10 hours a week, while 30 per cent of adults were online more than 10 hours per week.

And 52 per cent of Canadians aged 18 to 24 went online for more than 10 hours a week. [CBC]

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Photo credit: audihertz on Flickr

I knew we were living in a new heightened age of digital culture when my mom got upset with me for not blogging about her on Mother’s Day. Next thing you know she’ll be on Facebook. Wuh oh. I’ll have a nice sappy I (heart) my Mom post soon, I promise. In the meantime, I’ll start by moving her from hotmail to gmail.

I’m seriously trying to sign off for the weekend, but I just can’t help it – the thought of leaving the blog (after becoming so attached last weekend) is hard to bear. Yeah, I’m a nerd, I know.

Vancouver Pride Parade 2006
Update: How can I write a long weekend going away post without mentioning what we’ll be missing back here in town? I was just reading Dave’s super action-packed blog post and was reminded of the kick off of Pride Week. We went to the parade last year and it was a wicked good time. The staging area is along Robson, then the parade begins on Denman, down Pacific and ends up at Sunset Beach where there will be a beer garden this year. It’s totally free, lots of music, dancing, fun and prizes. Definitely worth checking out (noon – 2pm).

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6 comments

  1. gusgreeper says:

    i read your post over at duane’s site. it was very good and sweet and made me say awwww. i love that picture of you two i think i have said that a million and sixteen times now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    our friend dvo is also going to the duff concert tonight he is taking his daughter that would be funny if you saw him.

    it was also funny when you dropped off the tickets and mentioned you may not blog over the weekend and john was all WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ? soooo, i guess we’ll see!

    hope you both have a great time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jen says:

    Hope you two have a great getaway!

  3. Ditto! Hope you guys have a wonderful getaway!

    I moved my Mom from Yahoo! Mail to GMail about two years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

    My Dad doesn’t like GMail so he’s still with Latinmail (hehehe).

    Best wishes to you two, enjoy the vacation. I’m going to the Pride Parade on Sunday and I’ll be reporting back, so be sure to check my blog upon your return. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. GZ Expat says:

    Have fun. Believe me…it was great to unplug for a few days while I was away…but gawd its tough catching up.

  5. zona says:

    I get back, you go. Too tired to hit the pride parade. Sure is warm up here. Have a good trip

  6. thanks a zill for the tickets. i didnt bring my glove because i didnt want to get musstard on it, but i went into storage this mornin to get it cause i loves having a catch. its like whenever you wanna throw the ball around you gotta get all weepy and broke voic-ed like kevin costner in field of dreams an say “Hey, ddd-dad… wanna have a – a – catch?”

    and if youre lucky, the other persons like “I.. Id like that.”

    of courses.

    we lost, but thats ok our starting pitcher was throwin underhand.
    you mean, you can make the ball break??!? why didna somabuddy tell me??

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