she likes using her brain

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Starting at 10 am Saturday (until 2pm today) John and I were joined by my 6 year old niece, Alexis, for ‘super-fun-cool hanging out with your aunt n’ uncle’ weekend.

We ran errands, went out for brunch, coloured, played cards, went for a swim, watched movies, had dinner and went to the fireworks.

Now, to a 6 year old the fireworks are extraordinarily fantastic. She liked the purple and pink ones, of course. The only BAD part was the waiting. We got to our viewing location at 9:30pm so the half-hour leading up to the show was a bit trying. Her mother joined us in the evening and suggested she “people watch” to pass the time, but she didn’t buy it. We attempted a game of ‘I Spy’, sipped hot chocolate, and before she knew it it was time for the main event.

After we picked her mom up from work today, we said our goodbyes and had them drop us off in Stanley Park.

For the next 2 hours John and I went off the beaten path to record a soundseeing podcast. Muddy shoes, cuts, scrapes, hair full of bugs, we’re home now and waiting for Laura to come take us on a dinner date. Another great weekend in the city – and I’m completely ready for a nap. Check out some of my pics from this afternoon [flickr] and the podcast will be out later this week via RadioZoom [radiozoom]

blogathon madness

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We’re smack dab in the middle of the 2006 Blogathon [blogathon]. Blogs receive plegdes and donate the money to a charity of their choice, the only thing they must do is blog every 30 minutes for 24 hours. This started at 6:00am Pacific time today so you’ll notice a WHOLE LOT more content on some of your fave sites today (a few of mine are listed below)
Vancouver Canucks Op-Ed (Supporting Canuck Place Children’s Hospice) [VCOE]; This Year’s Girl (Suppporting STAND! Against Domestic Violence) [girl]; and The Love Blog (Supporting The World Wildlife Fund) [Love]

For an entire list of participating blogs and to find out how you can donate and support, visit the blogathon site [blogathon].

an uber 104

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RadioZoom #104 is now posted. Check it out [RZ]

Tackling the podcast again after the last few mobile episodes, we’re back in the studio in this much more relaxed edition… This is also my maiden voyage of using Ubercaster to do a podcast. Please give me feedback about how it turned out, especially the quality. The program is in beta testing, so your feedback will go to the guy’s making the program in order to make it better RadioZoom.net

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Edit: I just posted this and there’s a PLAY button next to the mp3 – I’ve NEVER noticed this feature before? Must be a blogger thing? COOL!

summer camp

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John just brought this to my attention: Barcamp Vancouver (+ Photo Camp) [kk] and promptly signed us up. I started panicking about getting the time off work but it conveniently starts at 6:00pm. Here are the details:

Who?
Tech creatives: Local technologists, geeks, innovators, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, tech writers, tech managers, bloggers, podcasters, video bloggers and hangers-on.

What?
A 24-hour ad-hoc, all-play unconference where everyone who attends participates by presenting or helping out.

Where?
Bryght Offices, 1 Alexander St., Gastown, Vancouver

When?
Friday, August 25, 6:00pm to Saturday, August 26, 6:00pm

Why?
Because it’ll be a fun party and totally informative, all at the same time. Here’s the full rundown:
https://barcamp.org/BarCampVancouver

We’ve now attended a Podcast Meetup [604] and the Vancouver Metroblogging Meetup [604] so we’re totally looking forward to participating in event. I’m certainly not guru-like enough to host a workshop but I’ll be an eager participant and help out where/when I can. I know John will be in with the podcasting crowd so maybe I can find some friends/make some connections to keep me company. I’d love to learn more about blogging and some specific features that I just can’t get my head around.

*and because none of my pics [flickr] are as impressive as most of those by people attending this event, i’ve attached a lovely pic of me on an elephant to this post. just because. it’s me on a ride-y elephant.

satellite of love

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John [audihertz] and I had a momentary lapse and completely geeked out over our website stats. I’ve noticed that I get a TON of hits from people searching for “Christy Chorley”, “Pronger Pregnant” and “Pronger Gossip”. I thought I would dig a little deeper and here’s a few of my faves.
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Remember, enter any of those into a search engine and you’ll come up with my site (eventually). John’s were pretty much all Rescue Me [audihertz] related. We watched the latest episode of season 3 today but now it’s MST3K time. Oh and I took a pic of the sky tonight – it’s gorgeous every night, but tonight – it was pink [flickr].

futbol fills in for hockey this summer

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My fantastic, lovely, soccer-crazed sister has scored tickets to the Real Madrid [Real Madrid] vs DC United [DCU] in Seattle on August 9th.

D.C. United announced today it will play an international friendly against legendary Spanish club Real Madrid on Wednesday, August 9th at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. Kick off is slated for 8:00 p.m. local time (11:00 p.m. ET) [DC United].

I’ll take off after work, meet Jen, then we’ll Thelma n Louise it down to Seattle for the night. It’s pretty freakin cool – not only will we have those quality sister times that I’ve been craving but we’ll get to SEE BECKS! Oh yes and players such as Emerson, Roberto Carlos, Robinho, Cicinho, Raul and Fabio Cannavaro. Well maybe since we’re not sure who will actually make the trip to Seattle. Regardless, they will be squaring off against D.C. United who is the most successful Majoy League Soccer [mls] team in the league’s history. It’ll be quite the night.