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a woman's scorn for sega

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 — 6:58am PDT
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tonight carolina could take the east and meet up with the oilers in the stanley cup final. i’ve seen people in the stands in buffalo with signs ‘go home whalers’. that remind me of mallrats – when he’s playing nhl 95: ‘but Hartford, “the Whale,” they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime’.
it also reminds me of those hockey stickers you could collect and stick into booklets. my sister and i usually got the barbie booklets/stickers but my brother always had a hockey collection going every year and he would try to educate me about the teams. on the back of the booklet it had every team logo, he would sit there and point to a logo and get me to guess the city & team name. i couldn’t have been more that 7 years old. growing up though boston was always my favourite team… um because of the big “B” on their jerseys, and i went by Becky then.

so back to the series – at the last game in Raleigh we could have sworn we heard the crowd saying ‘let’s go buffalo’ – weird. i think we’re routing for the canes in this one though. buffalo’s got the wicked goalie but carolina’s young Ward is pretty impressive as well. i honestly TRULY don’t care too much who faces edmonton… i’m almost out of hockey mode. john’s in full baseball mode and i’m still not quite there… i can’t wait for the world cup though. yes. that will be my summertime source for sporting excitement. that and all the wet, rainy runs we’ve just completed, and have yet to do.


Monday, May 29th, 2006 — 8:02am PDT
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Thanks to metrobloggin’ vancouver, i have become very excited about Souvenir of Canada: the movie (originally posted/announced by Vancouver Canucks Op-ed) it’s now playing in Vancouver. i had john read that book when he first got here (along with City of Glass). I have the entire coupland library and my Gen X and Eleanor Rigby were signed last Jan at the planetarium when he did a reading. I’m currently about 60 pages into jPod and am liking it so far, even though it smacks of Vancourisms. I haven’t decided if that’s extremely annoying/old yet or not. meh

This weekend we did our two runs and a jaunt over to the sunshine coast on saturday. john has tons of pics and we even recorded some audio on the ferry that i’m sure he’ll turn into a wicked podcast.

i’m so freakin’ tired, sore, sleep-lacking and borderline grumpy. although i cant get to bed early all week cause all the new fun summer shows start this week including Canada’s Next Top Model. awesome.

EDIT: happy memorial day to my friends and family in law south of the border!!

on a side note, i bought peanut butter yesterday and it was the processed unnatural stuff with molasses and salt and oil added, not just ‘peanuts’ grr!

EDIT: results are in from the PMC Sierra Run. My last name was typed in as Beelwitt and John’s as Bellwitt — he clocked 22:10 and I came in at 31:47. Go team … B_ _ _ _witt!

yum on bun

Thursday, May 25th, 2006 — 11:09am PDT
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ever since metblog’s post about the Red Onion and now talking about EAT!Vancouver, I’m so totally craving a burger. Big ol patty o’meat on a bun. Yeah, I’m so NOT a vegetarian – don’t think I ever could be. Anyhoo, the best burger I’ve ever had to this day was at Bartley’s in Cambridge, MA. Mr Bartely’s Burger Cottage has been a fixture in Harvard Square for over 40 years.

Great burgers and the best onion rings in the world make Bartley’s a perennial favorite with a cross section of Cambridge, from Harvard students to regular folks. The 40-plus-year-old family business isn’t a cottage, but a high-ceilinged, crowded room plastered with signs and posters (there’s also a small outdoor seating area). Burgers bear the names of local and national celebrities, notably political figures; the names change, but the ingredients stay the same.

I’ll definately be going back at some point in my life – but until then, I’ll have to try out the Red Onion in Kits. I haven’t been too overly impressed with Vera’s – so if you have any other suggestions, I’m all ears ๐Ÿ™‚
(flikr photo)

taylor hansen – omg

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 — 10:25pm PDT
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The creepy jay leno kid won American Idol last night. My mom would be happy (although she liked the dude that got bumped off last week the best). She said the chick was a big phony.

Tuesday night we caught the season finale of House – man I really like that show, even though the exploding body parts and infected goo sometimes make me turn away and gag like Laura does when she catches me kissing my own husband in public.

Whenever John hears about EAT!Vancouver he puts on a cookie-monster/animal/professional wrestler voice and repeats: “EAT!…Vancouver!” Because of this, I created the image seen above (be sure to click on it to get the full effect), yes folks, it’s time to eat Vancouver.

Other fun and exciting things coming up this weekend include the much-talked about (on my blog anyway) Run for Light, and the PMC Sierra Science Fair Fun Run. To check out more happenings, try clicking here or here.

We think We like it

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 — 1:51pm PDT
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We’ve already experienced our first real taste of summer in the lower mainland. Which, I must say was quite enjoyable. Last summer I spent a lot of time at White Pine, Crescent beach, family members pools and various water parks in and around Surrey with kids.This year we are looking forward to another family camping trip to cultus lake. It’s just a short trip out of the city and there is so much to do. We love the great swimming , beaches, canoeing, hiking. All the amenities are available and you get a nice touch of nature. I can taste those s’mores now.

I’ve also had the opportunity to travel quite a bit in the last 10 months. The first trip to London and Bath with my Mum in October was fantastic. We toured the city extensively and managed a side trip to the beautiful Roman city of Bath. The shopping in London is fantastic but crowded and there are so many sites to see. H&M is still a fave but my latest trip to Wales I was introduced to River Island and love it. I can’t wait to visit the UK again and hopefully head over to Ireland, a place I’ve always been interested in seeing.

A guest post by Jennifer Miles

Jennifer Miles

Guest contributor Jennifer Miles is a mother who loves being active with her family of seven. From camping, baseball, swimming, and day trips, she's a power-mom with a passion for BC living.

springtime hockey update

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 — 8:37am PDT
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The Oilers are 1 win away from sweeping the Anaheim Ducks (they won’t be Mighty next season). This means they could potentially win the West and go on to the Stanley Cup Finals. Oh boy :-/

lots of hockey action still going on around the world as well. Sweden took the World Cup – leaving Canada in the dust (not even finishing with a medal). The Giants stay alive at the Memorial Cup yesterday – after losing their first games, they defeated Peterborough 3-2. Canucks’ ex-coach Marc Crawford has gone to the LA Kings and Sutter has given our organization the cold-shoulder. We’re now looking at Vigneault – current head coach of the Manitoba Moose. Although it’s still not 100% clear whether or not he’s taking the position.

For more hockey updates and info, check out Hockey Northwest for some op-ed podcasts, Vancouver Canucks Op-Ed for some amusing ‘live blogging’ game coverage, and of course Sportsnet’s playoff tracker. Or you know, feel free to check back soon for another springtime hockey update :p

(Photo Courtesy of the Edmonton Sun’s Nut-Case Photo Gallery)