I know the HOT n SUNNY weekend is coming up but I’ve already gone on about what we’re up to this weekend
. We’re already going to watch Rescue Me
tonight and everyone knows the Draft
is tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll be able to get out to the beach and do fun outdoor things. I’ll be sure to post some pics when I can but here’s what I just feel like talking about this morning…
I’m on an 80s kick recently. I was Kelly Kapowski
(msn display pic) all last week and this week I’ve decided to be Tutti
. Not sure what I’ll be next week… although I got a lot of laughs and an instant conversation starters with the pic of Bugs Bunny in drag I had up for a while…
I guess it’s nostalgia, although my sister would say I’m not allowed to be nostalgic about the 80s since I was so young. I was born in 1980 so most of the ‘pop culture’ I would be mostly familiar with would be the late 80s/90s.
If you haven’t noticed already, the 80s are “back”. Not necessarily in good way (come on, leggings? Why not go all out and break out the neon slouch socks!), they’re back in a re-hashed, ‘oh i remember that’ kinda way.
There’s a consumer focus on my generation. We are becoming parents (not me – don’t worry mom!) so the toys on store shelves are appealing to us as much as the kids. Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch Kids etc. A leathery Hulk Hogan is wrestling again (when did this happen?) and Joey McIntye shows up on ‘Dancing withthe Stars‘ (every girl at some point was probably imaging herself married to him by now).
So here’s my question, you’ve got the popular Growing Pains and Who’s the Boss with the catchy opening theme music that everyone remembers, but what about the lesser-known shows that I KNOW people watched but barely talk about … (or even want to remember :p). Drop a name, lyrics to a theme… try me, it’ll make me smile.
We’re addicted to Slurpees. I mean, it’s not something we planned, it just kinda… happened. Maybe it’s the summer time, maybe it’s the need for some sugar after a really nice meal – whatever it is, we like it.
So all hopped up on syrup and ice, John invited me into the “studio” for a special guest appearance on Radiozoom episode #98.
It’s silly, it’s informative, it’s packed with great music and even though I blabber on spoiling Jpod (for those who haven’t read it yet) it was a darn good time. Check it out on Radiozoom.net or via this fancy episode-specific link.
(miss604 on radiozoom)
I think I got signed up on a spam list for Tourism Vancouver and what I received today is actually quite interesting.
It was an announcement regarding the kick off of ‘Tourism Vancouver’s 100 Days of Summer, your Guide to the Best of Everything that’s Happening this Summer’. (site) Complete with things-to-do, special offers, suggestions for fun days out n’ about in the city, this is a useful tool for locals and tourists/visitors alike. Festivals, parades (fun, FREE things) as well as complete day-long adventures are all included (Participants’ Guide). You can pick up your own guide at the Touristinfo Centre, 200 Burrard, Downtown Vancouver or visit the website, www.tourismvancouver.com.
Not that I could even fathom getting a Venti sized frappucinno from Starbucks
… but if you or a loved one, heck even a stranger you might have known for the last 20 seconds – if anyone is considering ordering one of these suckers be sure to know what you’re getting yourself into.
We were just watching some wholesome Seattle 10 o’clock news and they reported that the group known recently for taking KFC (story) to court over their unhealthiness, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is now going after Starbucks for that same reason.
A 20-ounce Venti banana mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream contains 720 calories and 11 grams of saturated fat, and a banana cream crunch bar weighs in at 630 calories and 25 grams of saturated fat. By comparison, a McDonald’s Corp. Big Mac has 560 calories and 11 grams of saturated fat. (globe investor).
Now I may have been known to indulge in a tall mocha frapp (with a shot of raspberry) or maybe a Tim Ho Ice Capp
… but I know it’s bad for me that’s what makes it so good right? :p I surely hope that no one thinks that by skipping a meal and having a frappuccino instead will help them stay healthy or at least think that it’s harmless (especially if you get no whip la dee freakin da). Because most of the time the things you least expect to be ‘bad’ are the cutesy lil drinks and fancy fast-food salads – but boy howdy, they’ll getcha!
I am aware that Starbucks isn’t exactly a place you visit when you’re being calorie-wise, I’m simply sayin’ be careful, be aware – just because it isn’t dripping with grease and there’s no scary picture of a crazy red-haired clown behind the counter doesn’t mean it’s ‘good’. (starbucks nutrition info)
So the biggest thing i see invading peoples’ sites lately is that dandy little You Tube
screen. Video podcasts to commercials and footballs in groins. Well here’s my attempt at sharing since this song is near and dear to me – although this version might not be :p
Performed by The Achordants (You Tube). For the real thing, check out The Postal Service – Such Great Heights (site). Also try Iron & Wine – Such Great Heights, it’s a beautiful mellowed version by a group on the same label as The PS (sub pop).
Now that the cup’s been smooched and the Oilers fans’ makeup is all teary and smudged – it’s time to wrap up this NHL season. I mean really, there’s only 3 months til the next one!
With that said, we need a coach. Yes we do. A little while ago (post
) we were looking at grabbing Vigneault from the Manitoba Moose – seems as though that’s still the goal (Sportsnet story
), I’m sure things will be sorted pretty darn quick. We have the draft coming up on Saturday, right here in this fair city. For info about the event check out the Canucks website
and for info about the players, try the NHL Draft Tracker (ESPN
). We’ll be at GM Place on Saturday and hopefully scooping up some audio for my husband’s podcast (Radiozoom
I’m already looking forward to next season, seeing what the Canucks will be able to pull off – who they can keep and who they shouldn’t (HockeyNW Poll). After Saturday I will officially turn my attention (fully) to the World Cup (post). Ya know unless that whole coach thing isn’t resolved and there’s trades (Luongo?) and signings yada yada… I just refuse to give into the baseball temptations… just yet.
EDIT: There will be a press conference at 1pm PT/4pm ET re: Vancouver’s new coach. You can watch it on TSN or via their website ‘cybercast’ (TSN)