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Sunday, May 14th, 2006 — 10:17pm PST
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Saturday we had a date with laura – she spoiled at us all-you-can-eat, Tanpopo on Denman. John got overly stuffed, we all tried new things and even ran into laura’s cousins.

We walked up Robson, got some gelato, cruised around Chapters and Granville then waited for our movie. We used our free passes and caught m:i:iii. meh, it was ‘alright’ – glad I didn’t have to pay for it really though. On the way home we got slurpees and other fun things.

Went out with Ma’ yesterday and had some more gelato. MAN was it ever nice n sunny n warm! Of course May will be totally rockin’ weather wise – june will suck – then the sun will be back for July/Aug. To top off our lovely weekend went for a walk, got a slurpee and watched hockey. This was a Slurpee weekend apparently.

I haven’t done a hockey post in a bit, I promise I will. All the round 2 series are completed except for San Hoser/OilSlicks. Edmonton is up 3-2 eeee!!!

political cartoon sammich


Friday, May 12th, 2006 — 8:30am PST
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i didn’t see the boxing kitties this morning. ya know them Survival of the Fittest milk commercials? well they play this one with fighting cats (in harnesses..or is it leather s&m gear, i can’t really tell) on the video boards at Granville/Robson – it’s definately something i wouldnt have expected to experience every morning.
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disclaimer: now i’m not the political type and i’m not making a stance here or stating an opinion or suggesting you do the same – i’m simply linking to my co-worker’s blog.

Nik is in our toronto office and is pretty well-known in parts of the world for his political cartoons. He’s very talented and his work is definately worth checking out. He’s been featured recently on the CBC and his work can be found anywhere from the NY Times to the Washington Post (wiki).
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What was up with CSI last night? I remember watching last year and freaking out! Being on the edge of my seat, in a panic re: Nick’s life, and left grasping to the cliff hanger they threw at us. Last night, um… well Brass was shot and so was the perp. So um… where do we go from here? We tune in to see Brass in the hospital next week? is that all? I’m not exactly on the edge of my seat – of course I’ll tune in but compared to last year – this is hardly worth chewing off my nails. What’s with the thriller programmes this season? 24 is pretty mellow compared to other seasons as well.

you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes


Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 — 10:16pm PST
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when i was little my dad took us on hikes…a lot. while mom sat in the van and did crosswords he would get all 3 of us kids out on the trails and off. searching for streams, lakes, big trees, big logs and interesting feats of nature. while on these treks we’d pass someone and they would say hello to my dad (or vice versa) and i would always think (and would sometimes ask) does dad know that person? do we know that person?

it’s just the common courtesy – the unspoken comraderie between hikers, walkers and runners. john’s mentioned it a few times – usually he gets ‘good morning’ s when he’s out on the seawall, and was excited when he initiated his first run-by greeting.

the other morning we were on the home stretch and someone ran by and said ‘good morning’ – it was my first downtown-vancouver-run-by-greeting experience. i was pretty excited (yeah, i’m easily amused) but it was enough to help me finish our route with warm fuzzies in my belly.

i have deviated from my set running schedule, basically alternating days, but hopefully i’ll be on track again soon — hopefully my work schedule will be back on track again soon. in the meantime, i’m going to think of something clever to say as a run-by. something nice, something witty, something unexpected but not rude — ooh this’ll be good.

under the tuscon sun


Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 — 5:21pm PST
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office banter

anne: this lady on the skytrain today found a wallet –
newsroom: oh cool
anne: she opened it up and it was full of crap
newsroom: huh? like…garbage?
anne: no… she even said “it’s full of feces”
newsroom: (laughing in disgust, and at anne’s delivery)
anne: so what do you want to order for dinner? Steamrollers?

we’ve all been working SO much overtime – it’s “our busy time of year”. i left before Gus could go out and get us all dinner so i hope anne, laura and chris had something yummy. Another plug for Lolo’s blog – she’s got ALL the best season/series finales up there as well as soap stuff – for my mother in law ๐Ÿ™‚ AND she still manages to crank our posts when doing 10 hours of OT a week ๐Ÿ˜

i walked home (left my ipod at the office grr) and came in to find John reading my Da Vinci code. It’s about time! When we went to see V for Vendetta we ended up getting free passes for the Paramount so we’re going to use those when we go see Da Vinci code — but not until after opening weekend. We’re also looking forward to Over the Hedge :p

The Edmonton/San Jose game is @ 1-0 oilers after the 1st. Oh… and best of luck to the Vancouver Giants who are headed to the Memorial Cup after WINNING the WHL championship. More hockey blogging later.

be sure to check out our office Amazing Race 9 blog! Popcorn is made – gotta go watch ๐Ÿ™‚

morning commute


Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 — 8:53am PST
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on the bus this morning the name “Puddleby-on-the-Marsh” popped into my head – embedded there so long ago from years of watching the snoozy Wind in the Willows on CBC at dinner time on Sunday before Fraggle Rock or the Racoons. Anyway, I finally ‘got’ the name…huh..
i should really start walking down robson on my way to work – there’s so much more going on compared to the other route i take. outside of Vir– HMV there was a pile of snow, spraypainted on it: Snow Patrol Eyes Open. Today the Snow Patrol album hits the shelves and from what I’ve heard so far, it’s worth checking out.

Over on Robson & Granville the video boards are now up on the side of the Future Shop/Winners building. (See the Vancouver Counsil proposition re: this project)Brought to us by Telus, they run ads and tell the time. I wonder if they’ll serve any other purpose in the future. Since the boards are up (and have been for about a week) the scaffolding is coming down. That ugly sidewalk-blocking mess has been up forever. First to fix the building, then to clean or god knows what else, then to install the humega video boards.

I stopped in at TimHo this morning, even though the Vancouverite frowns upon it, and I only ended up being 6 minutes late for work. The new bus routes are killing me – you just never know if the driver is gonna chance it and make that left turn onto Seymour with that stale amber light turning red. Serves me right, like I said – I should be walking to work.

still pucking around


Monday, May 8th, 2006 — 7:09pm PST
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shots 25-7 since the first and it’s the end of the third period. the score is 1-1 Carolina vs New Jersey — 22 seconds left and the Devils score. they’ve been outplayed the entire game, their goalie has been keeping them alive and they pull ahead 2-1. things looked glum for the Canes but 3 seconds left in the game they score.
We just finished dinner and tuned in. Ottawa was already defeated by Buffalo earlier this evening and Edmonton/San Jose is coming up. they’ll have those shark fins out floating around the ice any minute now – then the players will spill forth out of the big huge shark’s mouth and onto the ice.

Tonight we also have game 3 of the WHL playoffs, Vancouver vs Moose Jaw. For any of those frugal canuck fans who want all the action (and more) they should have checked out the Giants’ first two games at the Pacific coliseum – 12-24 bucks for a seat. Should there be a game 5, they’ll be back here but we all know the Giants are gonna sweep ๐Ÿ˜‰

so much hockey, so little time – this is great! the only thing better would be if our darling canucks were involved in the playoffs this year (no, im not going to get into WHY or HOW or anything). john just asked me when the cup was in vancouver last – um i guessed the 20s… i looked it up – the Vancouver Millionaires won it for 1914-1915. Which made him gasp and reaffirm something he’s said before ‘My god! being a canucks fan IS like being a Cubs fan!”

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