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Thursday, January 26th, 2006 — 4:36pm PDT
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my brain is still pretty mushy from all the busy-ness so i’m not sure what i really have to comment on … or talk about or give insight…meh. i got free popcorn yesterday from the Nutman and um had a lovely skytrain ride.
it turns out that feb 6th we will have a new government/prime minister (oficially). we’ll have to see what this means for canada. people in the office were talking about Holt Renfrew (aka Snobby McSnobs) is taking over the atrium at pacific centre because it got bought by some american company. i also heard on the radio this morning that the Bay is going to be taken over by an american company. it’s amazing to think about how our country was pretty much built around the Hudson’s Bay Company and now it’ll become another conquest for the likes of Wal-mart and whoever else.

I need to go for a nice long walk with John. we still walk but it’s more for transportational purposes ie. getting to food or voting or work etc. we used to talk long walks in parks and around vancouver – for the fun of it. i think we’ve just been too busy lately. i wish i could run with him in the mornings around stanley park – especailly those mornings when you wake up and the mountains are covered in snow, the north shore is decorated an orange glow from the sunrise and the water is clear and emerald coloured. i like the rain, it keeps things green, lush, fresh and growing. but there’s nothing like a clear vancouver morning when someone who’s lived here their entire life — or someone whose only been here for a few months — can realize that this really is the best city in the world.

it looks as though i could just sit here and blog about something after all….

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006 — 2:57pm PDT
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so busy. so incredibly busy. although… laura just sent me this vid of an octopus eating a shark then i moved on to Perfect Situation by Weezer and Directions (Death Cab) from Chris hehe. always remember to support your local podcaster.
every single day there’s something to do and it doesn’t help that it’s busy season at work – although this afternoon is rather slow. it sucks that it’ll be 3 weekends before payday (which is tuesday). i really hope i get my T4 ASAP so that i can get crackin on them taxes. the flowers laura brought me at work the other day are still alive and thrivin’ – stinkin up the joint – but it’s a pleasant stink. went shopping with my mom, sis and niece last night, which was really fun. alexis told me the following joke. Q: How do you get your tissue to dance?

The canucks play the red wings in about an hour and i’m here til 6 o’clock tonight. meh.

A: put a lil boogie in it. thanks lex :p

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 — 9:44am PDT
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There a are a few good summaries of the election. Conservatives have the most seats in the parliament and Stephen Harper *shudder* is our new Prime Minister. Although we are not giving the Tories complete power, they have a minority government – meaning there’s a a lot more opposition to deal with and to share that power with.
Super Mario is announcing retirement today. Canucks lost to the stinky Blues last night – worst….team…in the league — hmm we do SO well while Jovo is away, then he comes back and we stink. Auld wasn’t in net but the guy deserves a night off – doesn’t mean we should fall apart. Stinky Jovo.
Im so darn sleepy and Laura is home sick from work today – so i have no entertainment. John made me a sammich before coming to work today, we’re starting to budget – which isn’t really tough except when we start craving…. It’s an awesome day in vancouver – the walk to work (again, part of the budget) was amazing. The flowers that Laura gave me yesterday have opened up and are giving my desk – and the surrounding area – a lovely scent.

I realize the new government is a reaction to the Gomery Inquiry and corruption in the Liberal house over the last dozen years and that canadian thought it was time for a change — not a drastic enough one to just vote “anyone but liberal”, they still voted with a conscience – this is reflected in the fact that it is a minority government. BC’ers were not swayed and Alberta (aka Texas Jr.) was swept by Tories. John is still scared of Harper — as am I — just stay the course.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2006 — 2:06pm PDT
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First off, I just have to say that John and I have amazing families, we wouldn’t be the people we are today (and hopefully by that I mean good people) without their love and support.
Now…There is so much election coverage, so much commentary, I’m really not sure what I could add to it besides just encouraging people to vote. I have to head over to vote after work, I worked until 11:30 last night then was here again at 8:30. I’m a lil sleepy and there’s SO much going on in our lives, it’s a lil overwhelming. I think we’d better get to bed around 9pm tonight to get ourselves back on track. The St. Louis Blues are our opponents tonight so maybe we’ll catch that – flipping intermittantly to election coverage. Those of you who usually catch the game on CKNW will tune in to find election coverage so for tonight only, the game will be broadcast on MOJO. Good luck….

i dunno, alaska.


Friday, January 20th, 2006 — 10:15am PDT
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Canucks last night were pretty great – the game was peppered with penalty minutes and the two goalies were in top form. fortunately for the us, ours was better – and Burrows was on a mission. people are starting to realize that Auld is, maybe, could be, probably is… #1 goalie calibre.
A busy work morning combined with several life-type-stressy things have left me to find distraction. I found it in London (in whale form) and within an email that i received from CrowstoBurnaby regarding another local artist – (who will actually be opening up for Paula Toledo) called Arctic. I’ll have to pass this on to John (actually I already have) so that he can check it out for Podcasting purposes. speaking of – the podcast meetup has been postponed because its organizer, Tod Maffin isn’t the healthiest right now. It’s moved to Feb 3, I hope everyone can still make it.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2006 — 2:04pm PDT
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I found the Globe and Mail’s Voter Analyzer on BreeBop’s site. Matt Good will be doing Election Night Coverage next week. Leaving work now. Laura is starting to go MAD. She just asked me “How do you put a giraffe in the refridgerator?”… I believe it’s some kind of “humour” or “joke”…I’m not certain at this point but I bet it’s something you’d get off that phone-text joke line you see ads for on TV. I have a headache. John’s waiting for me downstairs, probably reading a copy of the Globe and Mail at Starbucks. Goodnight. & Welcome Back Jennifer.