saturday we went to a family picnic and saw distant relatives i havent seen in years (or haven’t even met… people keep popping out babies, i can’t keep up). then on sunday my mother had us over for a ‘small luncheon’ which turned out to be a full on turkey dinner at 1pm. she’s so great.
drove back to surrey, took the train from surrey, then a bus from the skytrain home – collected john then went out to meet laura and a co-worker that’s in town. we got really silly and it was a really fun time. since we’ve been going to fogg n suds for most of the canucks games this season (and they have these lil prize giveaways during games… and there’s only 1 game left) they let us raid the swag cupboard. we now have 2 glass mugs, a keychain and a foam finger to go with our bobble head, flag and mug insulator thingy.
we got home and john had a msg from his brother waiting – iowa city was hit by an F2 tornado last night. the university town looks pretty messy this morning and the damage looks pretty mucky. we have yet to get in contact with his parents but everyone seems to be okay. he’ll have audio and more details up on his site later. this comes about 2 days after we watched a show on NOVA about tornadoes – weird. he keeps asking me if i’m SURE i would ever want to relocate (out of vancouver and possibly back to iowa) :p
James from over at Up in Ontario gave me the low-down, it’s basically a whole bunch of events for you to get out there and help promote and support BC authors, photographers and magazine writers – especially if you are one! Check out all the pertinent info, details and everything else at the following sources: Website, Blog, Upcoming.org.
In other news, Mt. Trudeau is going to be named in a ceremony this June – and the Coquihalla is going to be dumped with 10-20cms of snow this weekend. Good thing we went away last weekend, geesh.
One more thing… I told John last weekend when we were in Kelowna that I had never had so many doors held open for me. There’s something up with men in vancouver – i’m not one of them snobby mini-puppy, face-eater-sunglasses-wearing chicks that just expects men to fall at her feet – but there’s something to be said for MANNERS at least. i think those plastic chicks have jaded the men (okay well some men) around here into just not giving a damn anymore, which is sad. i may also be cranky because i would really like a coffee right now. enough said.
even though podcast is the new buzz word people still do not know the advantages and awesomeness that is digital media. radio, mp3s, podcasts etc. get your news, satirical onion news, hockey team updates, casual banter, scores, highlights, etc etc all in portable media format – take it all on the bus with you and have your hands free to hold on during rush hour (as opposed to reading the paper). have everything ready at the touch of a button on your computer, archive, record… oh man… the possibilities are endless.
of course i dont have to tell you all this. just google podcasting, podcasts, check out the links on my sidebar then check out the links on those sites once you’re there. off work now, heading out to watch the game – going home to record a quick blurb for dave olsen’s podcast with john. go ‘nucks!