man without socks

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: ‘Man without socks’ is a costume worn by Phil Hartman on News Radio [wiki]…. kinda – his co-workers were talking about how unoriginal he is, and how little effort he puts into Halloween costumes. I miss Phil Hartman [wiki].

Halloween is over, it happened Saturday night. Well, at least according to everyone who dressed up and went out on the town and who lit off firecrackers in the alleys. Tomorrow night is the 31st, although all the activities are over and done with until next year. It’s funny how we can just default something like that to a day on a weekend and just re-create/usurp the ‘holiday’ to suit our schedules.

We’re not dressing up this year, nor are we handing out candy, that’s a first for me. I still have to get used to this whole apartment living thing. No pumpkin either. I asked John if we could get one but he brought up the point, “What do we do with it later?” He didn’t like my idea of tossing it off the side of the balcony and enjoying the splat. I was just kidding… kinda.

Scouring the weebernet this afternoon you can find tons of pics from parties this past weekend (like 2BitStudios). I’m never very original when it comes to dressing up. The last time I did, I was Alice in Wonderland, had a lil white bunny by my side all night, I suppose that one was okay.

We spent a little too much time at home and on the couch this weekend – no 2 hour treks through the park like last Sunday because I was on call for work. NOT fun (although the paycheck with all the overtime will be). I’m chuckling while looking up at the title of this post. If you can guess which TV show that was from, and which character – I’ll totally think you’re SUPER cool 😉

I think we’re staying in tomorrow, watching the Canucks game (hope it’s not a scary one). We saw The Great Pumpkin on Saturday (John also blogged about it). I’m still looking for Garfield’s Halloween… now that’s scary!

Finally, a commercial from Sonic. The fact that I’m posting this, tells you a lot about my geekyness.

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google homepage tabs

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

googlehome.jpgI love ’em. They appeared last night when I loaded Firefox 2.0 on my home computer. Then they disappeared, then they were back again when I used an add-on/theme.

I got to work this morning and here they are – sweet! John’s a total feed and “info at your fingertips” junky and I have to say, this is the first step I’m taking in that direction. Was this an official UI update by Google? It only appeared when I updated Firefox and I know it’s not showing up on John’s Mac.

Found an article here, and some forum talk here – seems like this is old news, but they tab appearances have been spotty.

studio 60 and sports night – so stick around

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

studio60.jpgI have no idea what it is but Studio 60 makes me wanna cry. No, not because it’s horrible nor is it because I’m a total wuss. I’ll also deny any claims of being a nerd-head mushy chick. The point is, there’s only one other show that has ever made me feel like this before and that’s Sports Night.

I blogged about Sports Night before [miss604], looking back at the post, it was almost exactly a year ago that John’s DVD collection merged with mine, including his entire box set for the show.

Both series are the brainchild of creator and writer Aaron Sorkin [imdb], who is also responsible for The West Wing. I have never watched the latter but I can fully atest to Sorkin’s powerful quick-witted writing prowess in the other two.

If you’ve ever watched Sports Night (a show that was canceled mid-season, which completely left us without any kind of closure), and are now watching Studio 60 (with “Chandler” who hasn’t been this attractive since the mid 90s on Friends), you can spot the similarities.

sportsnight.jpgThey are both shows within a show – about the writers, producers, backstage and behind the scenes. You laugh, feel embarrassed for the characters, like some, despise others, and your heart strings get a good tug. Harriet and Matt are the new Dana and Casey.

Although Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is one of two shows about late-night sketch comedy programs out this season, it’s on a different playing field. 30 Rock, the other show, is funny but it’s more of a fluffy-goofy comedy. I enjoy Tina Fey‘s writing although it can be a little dry, and Tracy Morgan definitely provides most of the comic relief – the kind that makes you snort things out your nose.

60 on the other hand has that quick wit along with intelligent writing, a mature cast and that fast paced walking n’ talking that seems to be the cool thing to do these days on prime time TV. This is exactly what we saw in the Emmy Award winning Sports Night, which couldn’t last 3 seasons. Could this be why people are saying 60’s popularity won’t last? It’s just too good for its own good?

We’re seriously not trying to be couch potatoes this Fall but with shows like this, hockey, and the wallop that Heroes packs, I’m more incline to stay indoors on rainy nights and catch up on missed episodes. We’re going to keep tuning in to see how things pan out, but several weeks into the season and the line ups are impressive. Now if only Rescue Me season 4 was starting, I’d be a complete emotional roller coaster (even more so than normal).

girlie blogs

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Quick word about some other 604 Miss’es and their blogs.

First off, my sister should be chiming in on Miss604.com this week from the UK, with a lovely travel update.

Gus Greeper‘s got her hot rockstar pic up on 25peeps.com, click to vote for her now. I had my 15 minutes on 25peeps, now I’ve been shelved in the hall of fame.

2BitStudios has some clever costume ideas and thank goodness they stray from the automatic “sexy” girl costumes – as highlighted on Beyond Robson today (can you see me rolling my eyes?*).

Wynne‘s a running machine per usual, completing the Victoria Marathon last week. I think she’s John’s inspiration sometimes and thanks to her and her sister, he’s gonna make me take him to Halifax some day :p

NetChick‘s got a new job (I’m jealous) and she’s posted about The Canadian Blog Awards. I stumbled across the awards a few weeks ago, it seems pretty cool, and you can win stuff – that’s always fun.

Gus Greeper‘s on the nominee list, so is Vancouver Canucks Op Ed, along with Raymi, each in respective categories. Hop on over and nominate your faves – actual voting is open starting November 12, 2006. For now, you can browse past winners.

*Laura’ism

Speaking of girl blogs, I got a hit from this site last night. I made nothing of it, just thought it was really strange but apparently a couple of the other bloggers listed have noticed this as well. So Misguided and CrowstoBurnaby each have a post up about the matter.

hot wax, green clovers, purple horseshoes

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As Gus so appropriately noted on his blog, this has been a ‘week from Hell’ [gusf]. Rainy, work’s busy, and everyone’s happy for 1 hour and grumpy for 23.

guineapig-016.jpgLast night I had another guinea pig treatment at Laura‘s work. So far over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a hot rock massage, body polish, eyebrows shaped, eyelashes tinted, facial and makeup done. Yesterday was fantasy makeup so one of the girls expressed a lovely creation of hers on my face, she did a lovely job. When I got home John said it looked like Lucky Charms exploded on my face so I washed it off soon after.

I’ve honestly never been a girly girl – never had any regular spa treatments and if these sessions weren’t free there’s no way in hell I’d have any of this done. I’d much rather be able to afford food than worry about my nails that I chew to bits any way. I must admit though, I’m starting to like being their experimental face/body. I’m supposed to go back on Halloween after work to be someone’s “project”. That choice of words worries me as much as “fantasy makeup” did, I’m sure I’ll get totally pampered again and seriously, it’s just makeup, it’ll wash off… right?

around the league & the cardiac kids

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

myspacehockey.gifCorporate-named arenas are in abundance in the NHL. Sometimes we think we have it bad with General Motors Place aka The Garage, but ya know, it’s one of the better ones out there. As of yesterday, Jobing.com – a career search site based in Arizona, put up the 3 mil (annually) needed to purchase the Glendale Arena, home of the Phoenix Coyotes. Gretz and the boys will now be operating out of the Jobing.com Arena [phoenixbiz]. Hm. Interesting if Pyatt keeps stepping it up should this be our new arena logo? ->

Around the NHL yesterday, Sakic got his 1500th point in a loss vs Washington, who we face on this Friday. My standings in the work hockey pool are dwindling, hopefully with a few more Canuck wins, things will improve. That, and Ottawa seems to be pummeling their Provincial rivals lately [tsn] – now those are some gritty games. For beautiful, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring games on the other hand, you just have to tune in to Pittsburg and watch all their Mario Jrs play.

Last night the Canucks pounded an ailing Chicago team, 5-0 earning YoLuongo!* his first shut out with Vancouver. On the radio this morning they said we had ZERO shut outs last year with Auldy/Clouts. Could this be right? Are you suuuure there wasn’t one tucked away in there somewhere?

More on the topic of funny things the commentators say, “Kudos to Shorty for saying that referee Magoo waves his arms around so much that he is going to take flight. Hilarious [waitingforstanley]”. Chicago definitely was impeded but I think we finally brought on that all-out offense we’ve been struggling to get so far, or at least unleashing with 0.8 seconds left in the game. The penalties were nothing like the Dallas game though, that one was just tough.
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Everyone from bloggers to callers on sports talk shows agree that Pyatt looks great with the Sedins and they’re glad that Naslund is back with Mo.

For more hockey discourse, opinions and banter, check out this week’s episode of the Crazy Canucks Podcast. Episode 4 runs about 33:00 mins, click here for the mp3.

*YoLuongo coined by Alanah at Vancouver Canucks Op Ed