the polar bear joke

Thursday, June 8th, 2006 — 11:14pm PST
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why are tv commercials for radio stations so annoying? there’s one on the american channel (komo) right now with a bunch of butts dancing… that’s all, just butts. dancing to 90s music – like they just threw on Much Dance ’94 and tacky pants and thought – wow this would make a GREAT commerical.

remember those commercials for that other seattle radio station – it was some oldies station and all i can remember is someone dancing in duck slippers… anyone? err…

i’m in a silly mood. we watched episode 2, season 3 of Rescue Me which got me all emotional and teary. then john put on Kids in the Hall – Brain Candy. that made the pendulum swing and i got all emotional in a silly happy sense. i’m pretty drained at this point so bed is my best option.

one more scan of the weebernet before i go to bed reveals my everlong-female-artist-crush Holly McNarland has news. I’m a long time member of the forum but now there’s her myspace page to check out as well. Also, two tracks from the new album can be heard at curve music’s myspace page.


Thursday, June 8th, 2006 — 9:18am PST
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um, why is Alana there? i mean, i’m sure she’s a lovely girl but she looks like she should be working at safeway – not starring in a nation-wide top model search reality series. (not that there’s anything wrong with working at safeway:p) (top model profiles) Ylena is beautiful but looks like a soccer mom (not that soccer moms can’t be beautiful but it looks like she’s got 10 years on these other girls). Sisi gets a bad rap – she took a GREAT photo last night (and i know wyn is pullin’ for her too :p). kimmy (andrea) would have looked great with hair extensions but at least the makeover they gave her added about 5 years, which made her look more womanly and rather nice. And I’m sorry, but if she’s complaining about the “stupid competition” she shouldn’t still be there. Dawn, yeah a lil too innocent/naive and lacks confidence but i’d rather see others go first. The makeovers in this episode were good for everyone – but the bathing suits they put them in for the shoot, were not so much…
Gotta love CityTV for not editing out “Sisi, this tastes like sh*t”. It caught me off guard at first but then i realized what station i was on. I think if you go back to season 1 of ANTM it’ll be pretty comparable, it took them several seasons to get the ‘polished’ look the show now has.

Rol out the barrel

Thursday, June 8th, 2006 — 8:14am PST
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This month in hockey… canucks will hopefully decide on the new coach, the nhl draft, the playoffs but first some olympic news. John’s all about the olympic news. Hockey for the 2010 Olympic Games will be played on North American-sized rinks ( as opposed to International, which is quite larger.

Using North American size ice surfaces rather than converting to international configurations will allow for approximately 350 to 800 additional spectators to enjoy each game live or approximately 35,000 additional tournament tickets, while also achieving approximately $10 million in capital cost savings which will be allocated to the contingency funding in VANOCs overall $580 million venue construction budget.

People are speculating that it’s just a way to cut on already soaring expenses but VANOC has assured that this was its plan all along… hmm.

Was it because their starting goaltender was out with an injury (that was caused mostly by the stupidity of one of their own players), a shake up of nerves within the team or is this just what Edmonton does best – lets you win a few then once they get you back to the Rexall they chew you up and spit you out? Who knows but Carolina is playing their hearts out – defeating the Oil 5-0 yesterday in game 2 (sportsnet). Lets not make excuses eh?

For more on the NHL Draft wander over to Vancouver Canucks Op-Ed, they’re the local source for all that is the draft and as advertised: “This website has become the #1 search on Google when you enter the search terms ‘nhl draft vancouver.” They also have pretty up to the minute info in regards to Canucks’ coaching candidates – I’m pretty lost already on the subject so I’ll leave it to the ‘professionals’ :p

now home of CNTM

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 — 12:34pm PST
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For my mother’s 50th birthday we decided to go away – just the girls. my aunt, sister, niece, mother and i were all thinking some place far n’exotic. Around the time we actually started our planing we realized we wouldn’t be able to fly where we wanted since my sister was pregnant with Ethan. Somewhere close, somewhere far enough away to feel like you’re away, somewhere to relax… Victoria. It’s the perfect long weekend getaway. Museums, history, shops, night life, and of course… the Hotel and Spa we got hooked up with. We started doing the trips in 2002 and I even flew back for the “girls weekend” when i was living in Boston. We missed it this year – the timing wasn’t right and I was all ‘getting married’ n’ stuff :p
We’re looking at just postponing this year’s trip to the fall (to cancel it entirely would be a crime, really). I’m not sure I still have my ‘contact’ at the wicked Hotel in Victoria so we’re looking for another city. Another city that can handle 5 women from my family – from my Mom & Aunt to my niece who’s 6 years old – and of course my sister an I. Any suggestions anyone?

(Victoria Girls Weekend pics, flickr)
(Rebecca and John do Victoria Post, 2005)

with my teeth bite down I can see the blood

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 — 9:46am PST
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we’ve face-planted into a brand new season of Rescue Me. I got hooked on the show last summer when visiting John – god bless his DVR. we watched almost the entire season in one shot and i think split a bottle (and a half) of wine that night as well… yeah, we’re geeks.
I then watched more repeats on Showcase last fall. FX is airing season three right now but us in Canadia won’t see it on Showcase until the fall again. Luckily we’ve found the first episode of season 3 on bit torrent, and i assume we’ll be getting the rest from there as well (shh!)

Leary’s trademark ferocity and fearlessness drive Rescue Me, a series about a team of firemen struggling with their wives and lovers in post-9/11 New York City. Tommy Gavin (Leary, No Cure for Cancer, The Ref) is the guy everyone confides in, the heart of the firehouse–but he’s also an active alcoholic who rages about his wife Janet (Andrea Roth) leaving him, a man guilt-ridden and literally haunted by all the people he blames himself for failing to save.

The show is dark humoured and gut wrenchingly emotional without being extremly sappy. It’s just plain emotional. It makes you angry, nervous, sad, happy, and anything else you could imagine. The first season is available on DVD now. I know John loves the opening theme music, as do I. I can’t hear that song now without the emotions of the show building up inside of me. Ooof.. it’s just that good!

(John’s Rescue Me Post)

blogger isn't my friend

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006 — 3:27pm PST
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my archives are not working properly, half of may is gone and june is non-existant. i have however added categories to the sidebar. you win some, you lose some. i am not happy with blogger.