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let me be your hog

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 — 1:36pm PDT
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When I was little I used to listen to tapes to help me sleep. I don’t mean they were “you’re getting very sleepy” tapes, but just music in general although the spoken word Dylan Thomas tape always did the trick as well. I also know that when reading this my sister is going to mention something about the time I was listening to an old Christmas tape, which had audio of her and my brother (at about ages 4 and 2) singing and talking. I fell asleep with it running and my ghetto blaster ate the tape, completely destroying it. Sorry.

Now one artists whose tapes we had an abundance of in our house was Weird Al. My brother had every tape in his collection, a VHS copy of UHF and ‘The Complete Al’. I would listen to these tunes to help me sleep – as a result, I can recite almost every word to every Weird Al song known to man and the Spatula City jingle often gets stuck in my head spontaneously.

Needless to say, we were all big Weird Al fans. Remember when he would take over Much Music or MTV? Ah… good ol’ Al.

“Weird Al” Yankovic has reigned for over 20 years as the best-selling musical comedy artist in history, with over 12 million albums sold, three Grammy Awards including “Best Comedy Album” for 2003’s “Poodle Hat,” 10 MTV/VH1 specials, his own feature film (UHF), a Disney Channel special, a CBS television series and countless miles logged on tour [UG.com]

A while ago he released the song “You’re Pitiful” on his website [604], since it was not to be included in the forethcoming album. Various tracks from the album are now available almost anywhere online, and of course on You Tube [White & Nerdy]. Ah the weebernet, what can’t it do? The much anticipated album, Straight Outta Lynwood, is in stores next Tuesday, September 26th.

And yes I know, I’m a total dork.

so yummy, it's delicious

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 — 2:23pm PDT
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I’ve added Digg and Del.icio.us to the bottom of my posts (thanks to this blog for the tip). If you see a post of mine that you like – Digg it!

I’ve been going aggregator crazy lately and I’m still trying to add my “for: miss604” del.icio.us to my Google homepage (as recommended by John so I can see all the stuff he’s bookmarking for me) but Google isn’t cooperating. If I’ve lost you on this one, sorry and um… here’s Homer being sexy (click to enlarge)

this song will guide you home

Monday, September 18th, 2006 — 1:38pm PDT
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On my way to work this morning I listened to my “mallow” playlist. It features a couple songs that were played at our wedding so of course I got all sappy and was complete mush but the time I got to the office.
I bought John‘s birthday present yesterday. He pretty much knows what it is so I’ll just say there will be sticks, pucks and a lot of beer involved – the way we both like it. I pretty much have us booked up until Sunday – so he’ll have one of those super fun 4-day-long birthdays.

Snow Patrol concert on Thursday, I’m off work Friday then we’re going to my parent’s for dinner, out with friends on Saturday and super fun secret present time on Sunday.

We’ll see my sister on Thursday and Saturday, she’s super-momma. The municipality keeps requesting her for jury duty (3 times in the past couple months), weird. Not sure a single working mother of 3 kids (all under 6 years old) has the time, really. Although I keep requesting she write more for Miss604.com… I think she should… she’s got lots of stories to tell.

It’s been one year since John moved to Vancouver. He left his friends, family, job and home behind – to come here and start a new life with the woman he loves (that would be me). I told him this morning when his status is approved he better call me at work (since IM is so unreliable). It’ll be the climax of this uphill battle we’ve had all year. I also know that after he calls me he better call his Grandma in Kansas City. She’s his biggest fan and our iChats are pretty fun. If all goes well we’ll be heading down there for Christmas. If not, it will be another undetermined number of months before he can work and travel. Regardless, I still consider myself lucky every day and we both know that the only place to go from here, is up.

a banner year

Monday, September 18th, 2006 — 1:31pm PDT
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I’ve never been up GrouseMountain nor have I visited the CapilanoSuspension Bridge. I’ve never worn Lululemon, Ugg boots or shopped for clothing/shoes on Robson or West 4th. I’ve never eaten at the Naam.

I used to rollerskate at Stardust, shop at A&B Sound and commute through Gateway every day. I remember when there were more trees than houses in Annmore and getting floats at A&W drive-ins in Langley and New Westminster.

I used to take the bus (not the skytrain) to New West for $2 movies on 6th. The tugboat at the Quay used to be featured at Expo. The Coquihalla never used to be an option.

I remember when Woodward’s $1.49 days jingles were addictive and informative, Wal-Mart was Woolco, ToysCity and Toys n’ wheels were abundant in malls.

I’ve come a long way since then (and so has John). We love watching Canucks games at our local pub, browsing the Robson Market, going for walks, and although you can rant all you want, transit usually gets us from A to B.

This weekend we were out and about in False Creek. John introduced me to several places that I didn’t know existed. Sure I’ve lived here my entire life and I can see beyond the boundaries of Vancouver proper. I have probably camped & swam in every body of water from here to Norbury Lake – but that doesn’t, by any means, imply that I know everything about the city (and you already know my feelings about the rain [604]). I discover new things about Vancouver every single day [mbv].

This Surrey girl is going to keep on blogging about the city she loves, through her eyes, for Vancouverites, new and old as the blog approaches its 2nd anniversary.

I’ve changed the banner to celebrate the new season. It’s a pic I took of some graffiti under the Granville Street bridge. If I knew where to give credit (to the artists) I would – if you know, let me know.

Thank you for reading Miss 604 (and forcing me to invest in more bandwidth :p) may the fun continue.

from the satellite of love

Saturday, September 16th, 2006 — 1:43pm PDT
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I did things to my Yucca this morning [wiki]. We have one plant in the house (thanks to Tanya) and his name is Oscar (I think thanks to Russ). I’ve had him for almost a year and I think he’s doing okay – although I had to look up some things on the weebernet this morning in regards to a lil discolouration on his leaves. Stinkin Leafs.
It was a gorgeous day so we headed out for a walk and took some pictures along the way. Camera phone pics are up on Flickr, we’re too tired (after walking around for 6 hours) to sort though the digi cam shots so those will be up later. Remember, it’s not Fall yet (although some would lead you to believe otherwise [BR1][BR2]).

Autumn in Vancouver is nothing compared to the technicolor displays of New England, but the sights and smells of the encroaching season are something to looking forward to. However with more days like today – 18 degrees, sun, warm, fresh air, ocean breezes – don’t be too haste in kissing summer goodbye.

RadioZoom Episode #111 – A Tribute

Friday, September 15th, 2006 — 3:47pm PDT
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A non-Miss604 episode of Radiozoom (as most “Six Song Donut Spectaculars” are), John pays tribute to WOXY.com

Today marks another page in rock and roll history. Septmber 15, 2006 will forever be the day that the music stopped, for good, from WOXY.com. Even if it begins again, it will never be the same as it ever was [radiozoom]

Click here to listen to the MP3 and visit RadioZoom.net for more details and show notes.