Captain Crunch was here


Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 — 2:44pm PDT
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in other happy news…laura just sent this to me and made my afternoon. it could be that i’ve had no coffee at all today and i’m currently sucking on a truffle (oh my) but we couldn’t stop giggling mothergooserocks.com. Featuring such artists as Ben Folds Laundry, Gwen Stefunny and Dave Mathshoes…too cute.

Other things to do when bored at work? Addicting Games, including iSketch. Then there’s always bash.org (which may be offensive to some, but otherwise pretty funny) and The Onion, ilovebacon.com. And if all else fails check out the links on the sidebar of your favourite blog perhaps a Vancouver blog… by some cool chick…ahem…and if you’re still bored after that – download a podcast or ten. I think I’m going to browse Google News, check out what concerts are coming to town, and wait for laura to get back with popcorn.

Edit: Clouts is out for > 4 months!

you will find true love on flag day


Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 — 10:45am PDT
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john went wiki-crazy last night. he discovered that the skytrain has ‘…become the world’s longest automated light rapid transit system utilizing the world’s longest transit-only bridge…’ fascinating. on one of his first trips on the skytrain he commented about there being no driver and how that would ‘never fly’ in the states. aside from safety concerns and general mistrust in computers and automation…and aside from possible malfunctions and monster trains taking over the city and devouring us all… mostly just because if something went wrong, he said, there would be a physical being there on which to place the blame. don’t just sue the company, sue the individual representing the company that was in the train at the time.

americans seem to be sue-crazy. when i lived in boston there was rarely an un-swept sidewalk or pathway. if you slipped on some wet leaves – call up your lawyer on speed dial and note the address of the house in front of you. there was never a sidewalk with built up snow in front of a house or office. it was a liability. googling around, i came across this entry.

in other news…i was just reading the vancouverite this morning and had a chuckle at the Gingerbread man post. Currently, the world’s largest gingerbread man is at the Hyatt in Vancouver. It appears as though the Hyatt hosted the winner in 2003 and they’ve outdone themselves again this year. I thoroughly enjoy the Vancouverite’s comparison of the oversized cookie to the Gummi Venus from the simpsons. it is worth checking out (if you’re not intimidated or totally freaked out by such a sheer volume of sugary goodness) since proceeds go to charity. “Guests will be invited to decorate their own gingerbread man for a donation to the Canucks for Kids Fund. To Dec. 27.”

wake up in the morning, gotta shake this feeling


Monday, December 12th, 2005 — 10:15am PDT
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Fun times. I’ve decided to organize my pics a lil better on Flickr. Went out for Jen’s bday on Saturday night. Everyone met at our house for margaritas before hand and we ended up watching Alexander – not the best movie but it suited as background noise while we gathered. It was a good night, jen had fun, that’s what matters.
We also had a brush with a celebrity – the guy who played “Luke” on Degrassi High (original). It was fantastic hehe. Degrassi was a staple growing up. The acting wasn’t the best and it was kinda hoaky but they dealt with issues that most teen programs don’t even touch today. (and certainly not like how the OC deals with issues) They seemed to be”real” kids who had real lives and problems. The shows were so ‘useful’ in fact that in grades 6-10 we watched episodes as a part of Sex-Ed. Like when one of the twins gets pregnant?! Or Kaitlen gets all boozed up… and the whole Wheels saga…. Spike… aw man. And nothing beats Zit Remedy. It was like 90210 of the 80s and they weren’t all white rich kids in Beverly Hills.

Recently they brought it back – Degrassi, Next Generation. Kevin Smith (aka Silent Bob) had always been a fan, he even references it in Chasing Amy and signed on to Degrassi’s team last year. Although he was able to creatively contribute to the show for those episodes, Degrassi has always been wholly Canadian so they couldn’t give him complete control. Go Canada eh…

Holden: So, uh, what do you wanna do tonight?
Banky: Mmm, get a pizza, watch “Degrassi Jr. High.”
Holden: You got a weird thing for Canadian melodrama.
Banky: I got a weird thing for girls who say “aboot.”

blowing all the other kids away


Saturday, December 10th, 2005 — 5:48pm PDT
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got my eyebrows threaded today…. yipes! the redness has gone down a bit now but they’re all greasy from all the lotion i put on them. 5 bucks – not bad – but my sis only pays like 3 at the place she goes in Surrey. ive had my brows waxed before, not sure which is more painful – i still don’t even understand HOW they do the threading…
i just made a batch of peanut butter oatmeal cookies. num! i didn’t realize but the recipe was for 4 dozen so it looks as though once this second batch (that’s in the oven right now) is done, i’ll have at least another. jen’s coming over in a bit and we’re going to have some margaritas and head over to Balthazaar for some tapas and martinis. i called for reservations and they’re all booked up so if we have no luck there we’ll head somewhere else in the west end/english bay.
and of COURSE i have to mention the game last night. John Shorthouse called it yesterday morning on the FOX – he said it’ll go to a shootout and it did. Fantastic. My guy is a big Hasek fan (being that he’s an ex-goalie) he says “he’s NOT human!” – but man did Auld ever perform! The entire team was working, the game was playoff calibre and full of excitement. At one point during the shootout i looked out the window onto Robson and there was a crowd down on the street that had gathered outside a restaurant that was showing the game. The city is totally behind this team – and it feels great. Much respect to Ottawa (and even Heatley) but i’m discovering an appreciation for the Sedins. Whatever it is that we did last night (scoring first in the game, showing up to play with heart, fighting like hell) we need to do more of it – especially on the road.

I'll never mix radish juice and carrot juice again


Friday, December 9th, 2005 — 12:10pm PDT
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Fun!! Snowperson builder and bye bye north pole.

San Jose Sharks are 4-0 after the big Thornton trade…Hockey rumours floating around re: what the Canucks have to offer and is that Bertuzzi?…although the source on that one is the Toronto Sports Network hmm.. but still, I would have to agree with many when I say Clouts has gotta be the next to go… (matt good even references ‘the center ice shot heard round the world‘ in that post). that was painful…

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Friday, December 9th, 2005 — 9:38am PDT
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we went for a walk last night after dinner. i was cold so instead of a long walk down to denman – over to davie and looping around, i suggested we head toward the water. yeah…s-m-r-t move. it was actually quite lovely (although brief) walking around coal harbour.
people around here really do love their dogs. anything from ginormous marmeduke type beasts to lil things that you can fit in your purse and snack on. this is a great walking-city. i’ve had to get used to that since i sold my car. but also, i wouldn’t want to really go for a drive after dinner…unless it was up one of the local mountains to check out the view on a clear night…

we got home and watched Hotel Rwanda. it was on movie central. i recently had to call shaw and complain because i signed up for the movie channels and they cut me off after the free-trial period even though i should have still been getting them…. anyway… it was a remarkable movie. disturbing, eye-opening, thought provoking… my sister read the book Shake Hands with the Devil and recommends it for anyone wanting to know more about the events the movie depicts.