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.
The 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]
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.
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).