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i should listen

Friday, September 29th, 2006 — 3:00pm PDT
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Those who know me, know that I have a *slight* hearing problem. When I was 18 I went to the ear, nose’n throat doctor guy because my hearing in my right ear was really bad. He said I had a deviated septum (probably from being bashed around on the rugby pitch) and my ear drum was a lil wonky. I was then sent for further tests at St. Mary’s in New Westminster (the hospital that was demolished over a year ago). I never went back to the doctor after those tests so I really don’t know what’s up with my ear. So yeah, I’m 26 years old and you’ll have to speak to me on my ‘good side’.
Completely unrelated topic: I’ve been a Metroblogging machine today. Thanks to some excellent sources I put up a couple intersting posts about Vancouver – special thanks to WaxyPoetic for the Flickr photo on the Woodward’s post. As I was rather active with the MBV today, I decided to visit the main Metroblogging.com webpage and check out some of the goodies. Top authors (most posts), some internal stats & suggested stories, and then the Best of. Just so happens a lil post I did on the Patullo Bridge last month is ranked up there with the ‘best’. Cool!

We have no fantastically amazing plans for this weekend. The Run for the Cure is Sunday and tomorrow we plan on sleeping in, missing the Woodward’s implosion. This will be after we have some of John’s birthday wine tonight – hot damn.

Look for some BIG changes to Miss604.com in the coming week as well as some other goodies… here n’ there. Have a great weekend!

canuck huggin for a cause

Thursday, September 28th, 2006 — 8:10am PDT
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Nothing like waking up on a foggy Thursday morning and realizing that it’s Raise a Reader Day.

Since its national inception in 2002, the CanWest Raise-a-Reader campaign has raised more than $5 million for family literacy programs across Canada…

On Raise a Reader Days, people in lovely yellow shirts line the streets and for a donation of any size, you get a copy of today’s Vancouver Sun newspaper – but wait, there’s more.

Scattered across downtown, helping hand out papers and posing for pics you will find various members of the Vancouver Canucks.

Laura had already met me at my house and we were walking up Robson to get to work when John called: “Linden’s at Georgia and Granville!”. I got off the phone and told Laura we’d have to make a detour to which she replied something like “Ya, right, I can’t be late for work.” But of course when I told her WHY, she screamed, grabbed my arm and powered walked up the street talking a mile-a-minute, so excited.

We first came across Marc Chouinard, on Thurlow and Robson. He looked all lonely so we got a paper and I took a pic with him. Might I say, with his lil glasses and infectious laughter I was almost smitten and forgot our journey was not yet complete.

Still giddy, we turned off Robson at Granville and B-lined it to Georgia. Lo and behold, a little line up had started to form and there was Mr. Hockey Vancouver (of my generation anyway). We lined up, bought another paper (since we both wanted pics with him and that seemed to be the price) and met Trevor Linden. I took a couple pics of him signing Laura’s paper and posing, and she got one of him with me as well.

Of course the pics won’t be up until later tonight because immediately after the photo shoot Laura and I went our seperate ways to our respective offices. She called me on her way, once we split, to let me know the locations of more Canucks.

She’ll send the pics (from her cam) after work tonight, so I’ll post on my Flickr, reflect on the day, and grin.

EDIT: Pics are up on Flickr now (tag: raiseareader)

flickr and moo

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 — 3:28pm PDT
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Thanks to the Vandigicam Flickr Group I was informed that through a service called “Moo” you can get your Flickr pics printed to cards .

Choose your favourite Flickr pics – Make 100 different cards for $19.99 – Add your personal details on the back – Share with friends!

Right now you can take advantage if you’re a Flickr Pro user:

Totally free for first 10,000 Flickr pro users, globally! 10 cards, all different – Includes Flickr logo – Only available to Flickr Pro users.

It was hard to pic just 10, and 10 that would fit the size limits of the mini cards, but it’s free and totally worth a shot so I ordered my 10 today.

UPDATE: A member of the group received theirs already and took pics of the packaging here!

only 4 days left – save the boobies!

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 — 2:50pm PDT
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4 days to go until the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure. John and I will be running [604] and I’m still about 70 bucks short of my fundraising goal. If the cause appeals to you, you want to show some support, get a nice tax receipt and know you’re benefitting Breast Cancer Research – click on the button in my sidebar.

Enter my name (Rebecca Bollwitt) and race location (Vancouver). Your info is not revealed to me, except your donation amount. It’s all done securely right on the Run for the Cure website and you’ll receive instant warm fuzzies.

I’ll have pics up from the run & I’m trying to get John to wear my pink headband but I dunno if he will… maybe if I reach my fundraising goal I can get him to do something silly. A woman in our group will shave her hair (and donate to charity) if we get $10,000 combined.

If you are able to help the cause, it would be greatly appreciated. If not, you’re still a nice person and I will not hate you :p And no, I haven’t done ANY training for the 5km run so it should be interesting.

second prize in a beauty contest

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 — 10:40am PDT
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While lying in the physiotherapists office this morning I picked up Time magazine. I find it a good read for the few minutes I’m left alone with some electrode type thing stuck to my messed up back. After reading about what might become my new favourite show, Studio 60 [wiki], I came across an article about the latest edition of Monopoly.
The article conjures up some fun memories of rainy days as a kid. I was more partial to games of knowledge and skill myself but Monopoly is definitely a staple in any board game collection. The changes that have been made are long overdue. Gone are the days of collecting 200$, the bonus for passing ‘GO’ has now skyrocketed to a cool 2 million. The properties have also changed, you can now buy the White House or Times Square, should your Starbucks coffee or Motorola phone land on either square.

I’d have to recommend that anyone who enjoys a challenge should definitely check out Canada’s answer to monopoly, Poleconomy. It not only allows you to become Prime Minister (thus affecting inflation) but allows you to purchase bonds, life insurance and as an added bonus you get to move coloured beavers around the board (which includes both in inner and outer track). Be forewarned however, in our house games would sometimes go on for days.

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Pucktastic RadioZoom #113

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 — 6:59am PDT
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John and I got JJ on the line from the Canucks Hockey Blog – a throwback to our last hockey blogger podcast with Vancouver Canucks Op Ed [604]

A Skype interview with blogger J.J. Guerrero from the Canucks Hockey Blog, [we] learn more about the guy behind the blog, why he loves the Vancouver Canucks, and gather some insights about the team.

Click here for the mp3, and here for the episode page with lovely show notes.