Zap, you're frozen

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 — 11:41am PDT
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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 PDT
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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 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.

number five, with a bullet

Friday, November 25th, 2005 — 10:17am PDT
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well it’s Black Friday, markets are closed early in the US so that means work is slow. This also means that when Outlook and some of our proprietary software crash for all western regions, the rest of the country has to pick up the slack. it also means that laura and i can play Solitaire Showdown and blog. I saw a shirt on Tony Pierce‘s blog “No, I don’t want to read your blog” hehe or on the geek site (where I had those panties listed way back in the spring) “I’m blogging this”.

Not much is happening this weekend. There’s the Grey Cup festivities all over the place that I think we’re going to check out tonight, and tomorrow my family is coming over. I mean…cousins that I haven’t seen in years kinda family. But back to the Grey Cup – it’s football so who really cares, but if it brings this city together and livens it up – it’s a good thing :p Football is like baseball in my books = who cares. But if I had to cheer for anyone, I’d pick Montreal. Because, it’s kinda a cool place, the Allouettes are our clients, um Edmonton is stinky and Montreal had to beat Toronto to get into the final ๐Ÿ˜‰ *shudder* Toronto speaking of which, Christmas AND my Birthday are coming up, I’d LOVE to get tix to the ‘Nucks vs Leafs game Jan. 10th. I’d..REALLY…love that :p

El Perro Fumando

Thursday, November 24th, 2005 — 3:26pm PDT
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Honorable mention:

Sports Night – I really like this show, it was introduced to me recently. Unfortunately after it already was cancelled/went off the air. So I get to enjoy it in DVD form….It goes great with peanuts ๐Ÿ™‚

you and me and he and she and we are glad because…

Thursday, November 24th, 2005 — 10:57am PDT
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i have to write a play today. it being Thanksgiving in America (and all the stock markets there are closed) our work load has slowed to barely a crawl…so now I have time to write a play. i think i just managed to do it, we’ll see, i’ve sent it off to my mom for approval. the christmas concert is only a few weeks away and the children have only been practicing songs. they need something more theatrical and play-like to perform.

when i was living in boston my mom was telling me about the play the kids were doing back home. my niece alexis was in it. i was like ‘is she an angel? a shepherd? mary? a wise man? none of the above. she was ‘the mexican’. :-\ interesting… i’ll never forget the time she was mary though, there was a lil boy about her age (4 at the time) who was joseph. and the whole time on stage they couldnt stop fidgeting. she would try to sit still and he’d be tugging at her shirt or bugging her, she finally just let him have it. it wasn’t so much a of ‘silent night’ but it had great entertainment value :p

the clapper is no more

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005 — 10:55am PDT
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Canucks 3, Blackhawks 1. It was so much fun at the game ๐Ÿ™‚ We were sitting in a section full of interesting people. The guys behind us were from Thunder Bay, Ontario, the guys in front were from around here but I think they kept trying to pick us both up :-\ Then there was anything from pucksluts (alone or with their man-arm-candy) or gravelly-voiced cougars wearing jerseys drooling over Bert. The game was good – I told ya – as long as Auld was in net we’d be okay ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, ‘my boy’ Park got an assist, and some other really great chances. The beer and the company were just lovely although I was battling (and currently still am) a head cold.

This week/weekend is the Party on the Pacific – I was never much into football at all. Although I find most sporting events are pretty darn exciting when you’re there in person. The crowd, the atmosphere, the stinky-sweaty smell of competition. Good times. The BC Lions aren’t even in the Grey Cup this year but I’m sure the energy around town will be pretty electric will all the festivities going on. We’ll see how it goes, especially with good ol’ Pam being the Grand Marshall of the Parade. Good luck girls.

I’m a rugby girl. 5 years as scrum half for Whalley and QE – we went to provincials twice and kicked butt. No pads, no helmets, just a bunch of girls tackling each other in the mud. Oh my ๐Ÿ˜‰ Except if the “mud” is like the stuff on the field at Langley Secondary – I think their septic system is under the field because OOOH boy that stuff was nasty.