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Friday, December 2nd, 2005 — 10:59am PST
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super fun work times last night. it was our “non-denominational year-end dinner” at Tojo’s. The food was phenominal. It was really nice to try new things and to have those new things be melt-in-your mouth Alaskan Black Cod/Sablefish. Tojo’s is world famous and you can see the type of clientele it attracts by looking on the walls. Signed testimonials by anyone from Wayne Gretzky to Queensryche to politicans and movie stars…and i tells ya, after that tuna? I’ll never be the same…

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hehe! i just found this election day Guide (for the US) from last november….

anatomically correct ginger-folk


Thursday, December 1st, 2005 — 1:10pm PST
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Caught wind of this Daily Show headline on the Globe and Mail site last night – couldnt get a bigger pic, not from lack of trying, okay well i just lost interest…. hehe….and while wandering around the office this afternoon i saw the cover of the National Post and there’s Paul Martin — in cookie form! I’m so jealous…mm cookie form.

Is it just me (and I really don’t think it is) or is Stephen Harper like the creepiest dude…he looks like the news anchor they had on early Simpsons episodes before Kent Brockman….you remember that guy…right?

in other news, canucks won last night – they actually produced in the 1st period for the first time in ages. clouts is totally out with a knee injury (boo hoo……hoo *cough*) and we’re still waiting for Cookie to come back….

the Thornton deal is rockin the hockey world. Boston trades away their franchise player yesterday for 3 guys from the Sharks. San Hoser is pretty lucky but it’s gotta mess up your dynamic a lil losing 3 guys like that… and must put a mighty big dent in the wallet. i read that Boston is actually gonna make back some money on the deal (about 1.5 mil) by swapping Joe. So we’ll see how that all pans out. I heard on CFox this morning – they asked John Shorthouse if there was ever any chance of Thornton coming to Vancouver and …really… no. Just the matter of cash flow and they were only in talks with San Hoser – Joe didn’t even know about it til last minute.

Boston fans must be going nuts. I remember going to games there – their fans were the MOST critical of their OWN team – they were down 5-4 at the end of the third and people were gettin up and leaving with 5 mins to go… come on! :p At any rate, it’s always fun to hear about shake-ups like this. I wonder how Federov is doing in Ohio…

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2005 — 11:45am PST
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this is funny…..and creepy:
Website Comparison on the M blog

While we’re talking about funny creepy things, this song/image/episode popped into my head the other morning. And I had a dream that Steve Martin was my uncle and he gave me a ride to work in his yacht. ๐Ÿ˜

And just to backtrack a lil – found a copy of this VID on Darren Barefoot’s blog. The shootout goal scored by Malik (former Canuck, now Ranger) gaw!

oi to the world


Wednesday, November 30th, 2005 — 8:46am PST
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I’m sorry but NASHVILLE has more points that the Canucks?! Another “battle” (and I use the term loosely) against the Avs tonight. Canucks have been SLAUGHTERED (in the first period alone) by the Avs in all recent encounters. Their first periods are horrible, they’re slow and ‘lazy’… Clouts is out (quelle surprise) with an injury …Linden isn’t performing as well as anyone hoped — although give the guy a break, he was under a lot of pressure last year, leading NHLPA talks etc. There’s a buzz around town today – trades…shake up the team.. even talk about bumping the coach – whoa whoa… thems are some pretty drastic measures, and well we’re not the worst team in the league, actually we’re on top of our division..it’s just that we’re on this slippery downslope and this run with the Avs ain’t helping much at all. We’ll have to keep our ears to the ground on this one and hope the team can turn it around – although i dont think we’ll have to be listening that hard if ANYTHING happens to Linden – he’s Vancouver’s player. Vancouver won’t let him go :p
In other news, Lolo and Chris have started playing Christmas music at work. Chris just played a Death Cab for Cutie xmas cover from the third album of the “Maybe this Christmas” compilations – which can be found here… look Jen – Damien Rice ๐Ÿ˜‰

Zap, you're frozen


Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 — 11:41am PST
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News all over Canada today. Being born and raised in another part of the lower mainland I’m going to have to get myself used to (and familiar with) the MPs and local government around here. ‘Back Home’ when a Federal election was called we always looked to see if Chuck Cadman was running. Unfortunately, I don’t live there anymore and unfortunately (for constituents, family and friends) Chuck Cadman won’t be on the ballot.

So I have a little bit of research to do…with our system you vote for the local candidate that you prefer but what if they’re representing a party that you do not want to see strongly represented in Ottawa? Or…what if the candidate for the party you prefer, is a complete moron?

Sometimes it seems as though Western Canada barely matters in elections, i.e. Saskatchewan and head west to the Pacific – because Ontario and Quebec usually have the bulk of the say (and the population). But don’t fret, give up hope, not even bother voting… it’s still worth a shot, it’s still your voice, your two cents, your part….

watch out where those huskies go


Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 — 9:29am PST
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SNOW! (check out the cams in the links section for a good, current, snow-y view or this is a site I just found: Vancouver Snow)

I’ve had a wonderful weekend a rocky Monday and now it’s a snowy Tuesday. On Saturday I had the family over for a house-warming of sorts. It went really well. Lots of loved ones and food. Unforutnately since coming back from Victoria I’ve had a bit of a cold, which really caught up with me Sunday and yesterday. I took my first sick day in ..um..well I think I’ve only taken like 2 during my entire professional career. Got out to see Harry Potter sunday night though and watched a LOT of Sportsnight. Watched another good movie yesterday and finished off all the leftover veggies and cheeses and crackers and misc. salads from Saturday’s hoopla.

I’m a lil annoyed with the bus system but then again, who isn’t. 3 FULL buses passed by everyone at my stop today, I finally had to walk into work in the snow for 20 mins after taking yesterday off sick. By “snow” in Vancouver I mean white stuff falling from the sky but it’s just mush by the time it hits the ground and will turn into rain within a day anyway….although we did have an unusually warm summer, perhaps this winter we’ll actually see some snow stick around. Wouldn’t be a bad idea for a city that’s supposed to host some winter olympics in 5 years and had to close their local ski hills early last year because well, no one wants to just ski on grass.

I’ve just been handed a pack of about 100 Christmas cards we’re sending out to clients, and we have to sign them all. Unfortunately I have one of the longest names in the office…and I’m left handed so it’ll just end up being a big ol’smudge on each card, that’s me.