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Today is the annual Christmas pot luck at work. Unfortunately since my husband was unable to slave away making a tuna pasta salad for me to bring in this year, I stopped off at a grocery store downtown before coming in. I decided to duck into the new IGA Marketplace on Robson and Richards. It seems decent enough and sells lots of organic products with a heart-stoppingly good looking deli but its prices are what you’d expect for downtown (meaning, also heart-stopping but in a bad way). It’s pretty cramped in there so I would advise against doing any big grocery orders, two carts would barely be able to pass each other in an aisle. Watch for Homesense opening up above the IGA in the weeks ahead as well.

Here’s what’s making headlines in my world this morning:

  • Sean goes off on Translink, Morning Brew style – awesome. Side note: Canada Line is the newish name for the RAV Line
  • Duane gives us a glimpse into the single scene online, which doesn’t look too bright – in all meanings of the word. [DuaneStorey]
  • Alanah shares “Trap it Like it’s Hot”… oh… my. [CanucksAndBeyond]
  • American magazine “Travel Weekly” readers vote Vancouver as their number one travel destination. [News1130]
  • Angus Reid polls show that 85% of Canadians think Christmas has lost its spiritual meaning, however 61% say it’s about spending time with your family. [News1130] In our home it’s kinda spiritual but mostly about the entire feeling of the season. From german Christmas polka albums on the record player in the living room, to finding out just how much tinsel the cat must have eaten. I also can’t wait for the “airing of grievances” this year.
  • Don’t give lottery tickets to kids as gifts this year [CKNW]. Especially not those Canucks ones, man I NEVER win on those.
  • If you’re leaving town for the holidays (especially by boat) check out BC Ferries holiday schedule [pdf], with extra sailings.
  • It seems like we’re two of maybe 4 people we know who are staying in town for the holidays. We’re gonna make sure to get in a twonie skate at the community centre, other than that… we’ll just be out in Surrey. For all those not going anywhere or jetting to far off places, what will you be doing in town this Christmas or for New Years? Any favourite Vancouver holiday activities or traditions?

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    1. Duane StoreyTuesday, December 18th, 2007 — 12:40pm PST

      Christmas to me is really about Die Hard. Watching that over and over again with my family.

      Yippee Kay-yah, Mother %#(%&#!

    2. Sean OrrTuesday, December 18th, 2007 — 4:49pm PST

      Thanks as always!

    3. Keira-AnneTuesday, December 18th, 2007 — 5:41pm PST

      Obviously going to the Island…time in my PJs, time with my family, time with Charley, time spent snowboarding with attractive young members of the male species.

    4. fotoeinsTuesday, December 18th, 2007 — 7:19pm PST

      When the December/January sun is out … a walk along Spanish Banks or the Seawall or a trip up to Grouse to dwell in what snow lies up top … in the annual reminder of how it’s just ever possible and plausible to live in the city of Vancouver.

    5. Ryan CousineauWednesday, December 19th, 2007 — 10:25pm PST

      Well the missus and I went out and murdered a tree in Mission last week. Its mounted carcass now graces our living room. We’ve done that (at a different tree farm each time) for several years now. The local tree farms range from pretty full-featured (snack bar in the barn, complicated tree-binding machine for safe transport) to pretty austere (trees, a few saws).

      Also, I usually make a pig out of myself and drink egg nog, and complain about not riding my bicycle enough.

    6. Keira-anne.com – The Blog Of A Vancouver Island Girl Surviving In The City World » Blog ArchiveThursday, December 20th, 2007 — 10:44am PST

      […] to. Thankfully I’ve booked a guaranteed spot on the “loser cruiser” because, as Rebecca mentioned the other day, BC Ferries are anticipating a ridiculous amount of traffic, and thus […]

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