Things I'm Loving This Week

Comments 6 by Jennifer Miles

We (Heart) Laura
Free facials, fingerless gloves, aero bubbles, the rain followed by the sun, not being cold in November (thanks global warming), American voters sending a message to GW and of course, the glorious nation of Kazakhstan.

Also check out popular UK band Razorlight, latest single ‘America’, which is all over the radio there or my fave ‘in the morning’. Of course z95.3 will probably start overplaying them in about a year from now.

Hey if Oprah can do it , so can I. Just don’t expect any free cars.

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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.

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swimming to work

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A post about rain. I don’t want to do a post about rain.

Recently Darren Barefoot’s blog had an anniversary [db], he listed off a bunch of blogs and their ‘first posts’ to the world. Looking back, mine is about rain and silly ideas [604], although I’m not sure that was my first post – I think that actually got lost somewhere in the Blogger shuffle hm.

11032006.jpgI’ve noticed that leaves in Vancouver are not dealt with. When I lived in Boston every leaf, at various intervals throughout the day was picked up, blown, or raked off of sidewalks and gutters. Bagged and tossed on the curb so that no one would slip, no one would sue and no drains would clog.

In Vancouver we’ve got a pretty efficient drainage system in the city, since well we’re used to a lot of rain. But with leafs slogging up the streets and heavy downpours in short time frames, who knows how we’ll hold up. There’s also the growing risk of mudslides on the North Shore and if you’re headed into Surrey off the Patullo you just KNOW Scott Road will be flooded down by British Motors. Continue reading this post ⟩⟩

Jim Ward from Sparta and RadioZoom

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Nov. 10/06: Interview Audio is now up on RadioZoom

Sparta @ Richards on Richards

Since John now describes me as the official “PR Babe” of the Podcast (on top of being the co-host) I thought it my duty to make something happen when he said he REALLY wanted to see the Sparta show. A couple emails later and we were sitting in the back room of Richard’s on Richards (again) interviewing Jim Ward of Sparta [official site][myspace]

The doors were at 9:00 but we were scheduled in at 8:00pm, leaving our house at 7:45pm we walked at a very fast pace to make it down to the club on time. I called the tour manager, Ed and he confirmed that everything was going smoothly, “Rebecca from – yep, we’ve got you with Jim at 8″.

Sparta SnacksUpon our arrival, Ed came out to greet us. Entering a nearly-empty Richards was a little trippy. There were cases, cables and equipment all over the dance floor as the two opening acts were getting ready for their sets. We were lead back into the same tiny room where we met with the guys from Aberdeen City [RadioZoom Interview]. It was Jim Ward, John, me and a microphone.

From there the podcast took off. We talked about everything from the new album, Threes, to politics, hometown memories and the health benefits of carrots. The interview will be available early this week on

After about an hour, we got a few pics with Jim, thanked him and walked out into the club on a high. Continue reading this post ⟩⟩

i guess since i'm half american now

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

On Tuesday Americans take to the polls. While I don’t really want to get into any political issues, I’ll still post this YouTube link, cause it’s just amusing as heck.

Update: I was just out on my lunch break (it’s so rainy I swear I saw someone canoe past me on the sidewalk *badum ching!*) seriously, what’s with GOLF umbrellas this season? It’s bad enough trying to maneuver down a sidewalk downtown on a SUNNY day, let alone a regular rainy day with regular umbies all around. But GOLF umbrellas? I passed about 10 within a block. Sheesh!

RadioZoom Episode #117 – Music, Trivia, Good times

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RZ #117 is now up for your listening pleasure

RadioZoomWe play some great bands (with permission) on this episode and talk about the upcoming interview with Sparta. We also cover another edition of ‘Vancouver Trivia’ – testing John’s knowledge of the city. The site’s been redesigned slightly and some new features have been added to keep everyone informed and to make searching for old episodes an easy task.

Check it out on

Run time: 53:56
Episode #117

The Crazy Canucks – Episode 5

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I took the helm this time around and we were missin’ Dave-O somethin’ fierce. We giggled a lot, I think he keeps us in line.
We go ‘Dave-less’ this episode as Alanah, JJ, John and Rebecca bring you this week’s discussion. The Ovechkins Capitals were in town on Friday and JJ shares his experience being at the game. From the awe-inspiring young Russians of the league, goalie showdowns, to shootouts.

Murmurs about the crazy schedules, that only bring players by once every election year, who we’d like to see more of and who we could really do without.

Nashville handed us a ghoulish defeat last night while we’re still getting used to the lines, players and Coach Viggy’s words of wisdom.

Record as of this podcast 7-5-1 (2nd in Northwest Division)

Running time: 23:50

The Crazy Canucks Podcast, Episode 5