I am a princess. All girls are.

Thursday, November 17th, 2005 — 9:11am PDT
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Thanks to blankbooks I did a The Classic Dames Test.

Katharine Hepburn

You scored 19% grit, 38% wit, 38% flair, and 11% class!

“You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.”

I’m such a freakin’ sucker for these test-thingers :p

Oh, and to complete the quote that makes up the title of this entry….Sara Crewe: “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us. Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?”hehe i know it’s cheesy but my momma will say there’s nothing wrong with it!!

Edit: I j ust told Laura I wanted a Giant M&M (she mis-read and thought I said ‘Giant Man’ but that’s beside the point) so I Google Image searched ‘Giant M&M’ and came up with this… SWEET! Litereally!

check your coat and your liver

Thursday, November 17th, 2005 — 8:48am PDT
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i must be getting old… i slept in a little (or was it that i just took a lil extra time getting ready this morning, either way) i took the bus into work. down robson, turn onto granville and voila. as we’re turning the corner onto Granville i started thinking about all the night clubs. being in a night club after the ugly lights come on is like watching a movie and then the set/backdrop is removed and you’re not actually on the French Riviera, you’re in Studio B and there’s Bob the gaffer over there eating a donut.

Not to say clubs on granville compare to the French riviera… but I was thinking, while on the bus, which is why i started writing this, i was thinking…imagine being a club owner… you have this nice lil place, you stock it full of booze and nummy things, you want people to come over and play and then they just flood the bathroom and vomit everywhere and leave it all for you to clean up at the end of the night. gosh, i mean really. although i’m sure most club owners are more than happy to sell booze to 16 year olds and fill them with so much that they vomit everywhere…because the $$ coming in from sales is sure enough to cover the carpet cleaning expenses. but it’s just the principle of the thing eh? come here! have fun! intoxicate yourself to the point of tummy-contents-hurling, thanks for stopping by! Let me clean that all up and have this all ready for you again next week 😀

wow, club bashing….i am getting old….

clean your act up like your big brother bob

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 — 9:23am PDT
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i need a hair cut. it’s past the point of touching up, or trimming …or just styling, it’s pretty much out of necessity. i’ve never in my life grown my hair this long. it’s always started to annoy me, once it got to shoulder length. i thought i would try something different for a while, and a while turned out to be a couple years. not that it’s been a couple years since my last cut, but a couple years since my last ‘i can’t take it anymore take off 5 inches!’ cut.
getting away to ‘america’ with my sis tonight. going to bellis fair to pay off our debts at victoria’s secret. we’re suckers for all the selection, the low prices and things that just tend to fit like a glove. not to mention the selection!! it’s really tough to find ‘good’ things to wear. we’re just waiting for the greater Seattle area or even Vancouver to get an H&M. Cheap, comfy, mmmm.

we’re not TOTALLY fashion crazy. if it’s in style we won’t wear it JUST BECAUSE it’s in style even though it’s ugly. don’t get me started on Ugg boots or Lululemon pants AHHH! We wear it because it’s comfy, looks good, is in style and well, it looks good. why wear something because it’s JUST ‘in style’ but is completely hideous and is totally unflattering? ie. robin hood/pirate boots over top of your skin tight tapered jeans, which makes ya look like a lumpy golf tee – your upper torso and head being the ball! Ahem…anyway….

best look ever that will never go outta style? t-shirt and favourite pair of jeans. amen.

i'm already feeling better

Saturday, November 12th, 2005 — 10:51am PDT
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Went out for dinner and drinks last night with my sister and her husband. Hon’s is a great place. We were discussing how there’s so much hustle and bustle, people everywhere, what would seem like chaos (with so many orders and the timeliness of each and so many people) but there isn’t… Someone is there right away to pour you some tea, you order and within a few mins all of your dishes are sitting in front of you. Not sure who our actual waitress is or how our order got to the kitchen. All we know is that it will be correct, yummy, hot and very delicious every time.

It’s Jen’s bday soon so we were thinking of places to go…I ought to think of something really nice and lovely for her since she always organizes something for my bday. She likes planning surprises or events or little things that make you feel so special. Have I mentioned she’s a fantastic mom?

I can’t head into town to see her or my family tonight (not even the lil kiddies) because I’m on call for work. Oh well, it’s a lump of extra cash in my pocket and I’m sure I’ll catch them all next week. Same time, same place, good food and family. Seems like I don’t always have to travel back into my hometown to find that, sometimes… all that just comes to me.

mr. naughty goes to town

Thursday, November 10th, 2005 — 3:09pm PDT
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i’m tired and stressy and (yes i’ll say it) pms-y. work’s been so busy lately. for 5 years now i’ve worked in this business and EVERY quarter i get uber crazy busy. from 2000-2003 it was with Syoni/FDfn. Doing the webcasting of quarterly earnings conference calls (and various other fun public/financial things). Then with another lil webcasting company in 2004, and 2004-present i’m with a news release company. Not doing the webcasts anymore, just getting closer to the source. getting the news before it’s news. most of the time it’s pretty darn fun, other times it’s heart-stoppingly painful and tiring.

i was just helping GusGus with his ipod Nano. he needed to reset it and it’s being all strange to him. Lolo just got a blue mini and BBoy got his nano the same time GusGus got his. We’re an ipod office. Our music selections are diverse and the moment there’s a silence someone’s ready to queue up a song they’ve been dying to play all day while someone else was broadcasting their playlist.

BBoy has some pretty good taste in music, i think he got Lolo hooked on the Dandy Warhols and Nada Surf. And that’s tough to do since she’s usually got 50s music and Backstreet Boys playing. Others in the office (whose names rhyme with Narc) like to play anything from Iron Maiden to Paul Simon to Sade….all within a 45 minute time frame. That’s a lil too “varied” for me, especially at 8 o’clock in the morning, sorry :p

~Names have been changed to protect the innocent, apologies to
Gus for the non-creative alias, but that’s just what Lolo and I call him anyway 😉

grizzly bears near Polaski's candy store

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 — 5:42pm PDT
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It’s already that time of year – snowboarding season! now i already went into why i wouldn’t be calling it ski season… apparently this is the earliest the local mountains (namely Cypress) have opened in several decades. that’s amazing, seeing as how they all closed early last year, i think in december, because there was just no snow. it’s part of the whole comfort-factor of living in vancouver. ocean, mountains, ahhh closure, comfy. and in the winter, the mountains are supposed to have white tops. last year it was a trip to look over at Grouse Mountain mid-January and see green grass :- I mean come on!

Just checking out some webcams from around the lower mainland and the island. looks like we’re supposed to get SNOW in a few weeks, although “snow” in the forecast means ‘freezing rain’ or maybe a flake or two for 10 mins then it turns to slush.

In my lifetime I’ve experienced maybe 2 completely white christmases. speaking of … stores have taken down their halloween displays and immediately put up the christmas ones — im getting stressed out already! only 45 shopping days to go!