Welcome to 2007


Monday, January 1st, 2007 — 3:21pm PDT
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Missus B says:
did you have a good time last night?
Jenny says:
yes
Jenny says:
did you ?
Missus B says:
yes, yes i did.
Jenny says:
ya
Jenny says:
it was a good crowd
New Years
Missus B says:
i like you.
Jenny says:
ditto
Missus B says:
who are you, Patrick Swayze?
Jenny says:
wanna make some pottery?
Missus B says:
wanna cut your hair and wear overalls?
Jenny says:
ha ha

Jenny says:
im going back to sleep
Missus B says:
okay bye
Jenny says:
ciao

His groin never looked so good


Saturday, December 30th, 2006 — 9:43pm PDT
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Whalers - For UncleWeed :p Re-arranging the apartment since setting up our newly acquired Craigslist table, I came across my old hockey cards. I found them recently in a box at my mom’s house. They’ve been sitting on the top shelf of our bookcase for the last couple months and I’ve never really given them another glance until now.

Kelly Hrudey rookie card, I’m not a huge fan of the guy but hey, we’re watching Hockey Night in Canada right now. A Gretzky card from his days with the Kings, Mats Sundin with the Nordiques, and a bunch of old Canucks cards. Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and more guys that have slipped my memory over the last decade. The cards probably aren’t worth much compared to anything vintage (pre-70’s) but they are pretty neat to have around. I’ve posted a few on Flickr tag: hockeycards.

Time to get back to this game, Sedin just scored to make it 6-2. Thank you Santa, for the 3-game win streak.

Pastry Back


Friday, December 29th, 2006 — 8:29am PDT
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This has been in my head for the past week, thanks John.

Weebl N Bob

Year in Review, 2006


Friday, December 29th, 2006 — 7:25am PDT
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Year-in-review posts, shows and programs are all around us this time of year. I was cruising my daily blog reads and on rilah rumbles she lists the titles of the first posts of each month all year long. I figure this is the type of year in review I’d like to copy do myself since 2006 was (and continues to be) a doozy. Oh yes, and I especially like looking back at my posts all formatted in Blogger… with their misaligned photos and oddly placed div tags. So here are the first posts, January to December, along with a bit of detail about blog-worthy events each month.

January – First Post: first and 365

outside shot - wedding February – First Post: there’s a room where the light won’t find you / Also noteworthy in February, our first Vancouver Podcasters meetup and oh yeah, we got married.

March – First Post: the luckiest. I did a LOT of hockey blogging in 2006, seems like March was a big month for that. Although since my posts from my Blogger days aren’t categorized, the only way to sort through all the hockey content (from the spring) is via my del.icio.us.

It was also a time when I told a brewery that their website had an error so they sent me free stuff.

April – First Post: we communicate by semaphore / I wrote one of the first posts I actually planned to write (about the 9 o’clock gun), went to the Mates of State concert, International Noise Conspiracy show, then ran the Sun Run with my laryngitis.

May – First Post: abnormal commute / We met David Suzuki at the CBC Radio One Book Club.

BarCamp Vancouver June – First Post: title and registration / We met Douglas Coupland in June, he wrote “To John from Iowa, Doug.” in our copy of City of Glass.

July – First Post: we’re just thirrrsty, eh / I joined Metroblogging, good times

August – First Post: black holes & revelations / I started winning a lot of things in August. After the CBC meetups with David Suzuki and Douglas Coupland earlier in the year, I won prize packs and the chance to live blog a milestone in Canadian music history with Matthew Good. Barcamp was also that same weekend – it was perfectly geeky and fun.

Matt Good's Acoustic Show in his Home September – First Post: my ride’s here… / Had a great time meeting the folks at the Vandigicam Flickr group and I was dubbed a “blogebrity” by a local newspaper. Miss604.com also turned two.

October – First Post: my nickname is cubby / The month in which I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress, we interviewed Aberdeen City and started up The Crazy Canucks podcast with a great group of Vancouver hockey bloggers.

November – First Post: The Crazy Canucks – Episode 5 / Also, the interview with Jim from Sparta happened this month.

December – First Post: Special Days / We had The Cloud Room interview with J by (email) as well.

I spent some time with some really cool people this year. My in-laws and some of John’s friends when we got married, local podcasters, bloggers (most of which have been added to my blogroll over the course of the year) and even some famous, yet down to earth musicians. We’ve been really lucky to be able to enjoy this past year together. I know I say this a lot, and I can’t wait til it happens so I can stop saying it but… maybe just maybe… John will get his resident status approved by our fateful government in (early) 2007.

So long 2006, you saw me increase my blogging, go through numerous theme changes, and my sister started to contribute (post tag: sis604). 2006 almost gave me 10 heart attacks, from planning a wedding to job and finance woes to the reshaping my family. It wasn’t a very prosperous year by any means and thus it kept me in a constant stressed out emotional rollercoaster-esque state. It wasn’t all bad, and even the bad stuff wasn’t horrible cause man, we did have some good times didn’t we.

The Crazy Canucks – Episode #13


Friday, December 29th, 2006 — 7:02am PDT
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Everyone was feeling a little kooky, a couple plans feel through and we were without Dave. Nevertheless, we managed to chat, banter and ramble on about our beloved Canucks in this lucky Episode number 13.

The Crazy CanucksDave is a healthy scratch for this episode, but there has been so much that has happened since the last episode that it was hard to keep tabs on how long this episode turned out. There were some issues during the recording, but the audio was salvageable. That’s not to say that it might sound strange, but we will keep this in mind for the next episode to take changes into consideration.

Record as of this episode: 19-18-1
Northwest Division: 1st
Western Conference: 3rd

Four games to talk about, three teams played since the last episode: Boston, Columbus, and Calgary. The first two games were painful for Canucks fans, but the home and home series against the Flames was nothing short of pure delight. J.J gives us the inside scoop of his involvement with the CBC story on the whole Vote for Rory campaign, and Alanah seems to be getting a tattoo after losing a bet on Luongo’s save stats in the first half of the season.

Links you might be interested in:

* VoteForRory.com
* J.J.’s interview with the CBC on YouTube

This is the last episode of 2006, so have a safe and happy new year! We’ll see you next year, and expect more to come from The Crazy Canucks.

Episode 13 – Run time 46:00 mins.

You Never Call Anymore


Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 — 8:50pm PDT
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There was a conspicuous lack of holiday/seasonal/festive/Christmas cards arriving at my house this year. In years past, cousins, friends-of- the- family, distant relatives, etc.. would send these greetings via the post sometime late November or early December. I’d estimate that although most people these days have done away with this tradition we would still get at least a dozen or more every year.

This being the first Christmas that everyone was aware that my husband and I split up, we received 2 cards in the mail. One from the CEO of the company I work for and the other from my lovely Mother (I see her several times a week anyway but she’s so thoughtful).
Jenny and her babies
Apparently my 3 kids and I do not constitute a family or one worthy of a Hallmark wish. Although the laughter and joy and utter chaos of our loving and now happy household abounds, we were skipped on the list this year. 2006 proved to be the most challenging and rewarding year of my life. There is nothing like being the subject of rumour, being shunned by the family you’ve always put first and being on the receiving end of endless verbal (among other) attacks and in the end holding no grudge, no bitterness and no anger.

Although the cards from people who never call to see how the kids are doing or how we are making out on our own never arrived, they are certainly not missed. Because in the end, we are doing just fine, better then fine. We are great and we sincerely hope that they all are too.

A Miss604.com guest post by Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

Guest contributor Jennifer Miles is a mother who loves being active with her family of seven. From camping, baseball, swimming, and day trips, she's a power-mom with a passion for BC living.