Today we sat in on CBC RadioOne’s Book Club session with Dr. David Suzuki. It was a remarkable experience – to be exposed to such knowledge and passion – and to see John look around the studio and just know he totally misses working in radio :p
This is in tandem with ExplorASIAN – celebrating Pan-Asian arts and Culture. As Wynne wrote on Metroblogging Vancouver:
There are more than literary events on the chockful schedule like movie screenings, seminars about Zen and feng shui, and surely kid-oriented events like karate and origami demonstrations.
It would be great to check out some of these events going on in the city, click on the schedule link for full details.
Um so the San Jose/Edmonton game
comes on this afternoon and we are sat there on the couch, listening to the national anthems and I say to John – you’re rooting for SJ right? He replies, yep. I confirm, ya me too – stinkin oilers. I get up, walk over to the computer and check out the blog post I made with my round 2 picks
. I gasp. I look at John – I gasp – was my mind somewhere else? Is my heart trying to tell me something? Is my brain? … If you check it out I picked Edmonton to win. I’m not sure why – I was the most ANTI-Oiler last week and wanted Detroit to win – and for a VANCOUVERITE to want Detroit to beat out a Canadian team… that means business. Stinkin Oilers ruined the nucks’ playoff chances
when it came down to the wire – why would i type that name in there as my pick? I even announced my support for Detroit during the last RadioZoom couch cast
Looking at these teams play now I realize Vancouver was not up to snuff, and the oilers just put that last nail in the coffin, but still. I’m torn. I’m not going to edit the blogpost. Ya know it’s like typos I make sometimes. I sit here and type so feverishly my fingers auto-complete words for me. Like when I type “sometimes” my fingers automatically go for the “h” when I get to ‘s-o-m-e-t’ because they want to spell “something” instead. Okay now I’m just rambling like a crazy person. A crazy person who officially picked Edmonton in a blogpost to win round 2. *sigh* what have I done?
We had a great margarita-filled night on Friday. Gus & Russ came over to our place to sample our homemade selection – I used John’s recipe and poured everyone a glass – we made a toast, i’m not sure why or about what, and our night officially began.
Once my sister and friends arrived we made our way to the best lil mexican restaurant in the west end, Poncho’s. We got there about 830 – the time of our reservations – and the place was PACKED. We had to wait about 15 minutes but they still catered well to our party of 9.
The food was excellent (we swear the salsa had a lil more kick this time) and the margaritas were plentiful.
Poncho’s is definately worth checking out, not only based on the menu but the atmosphere/character of the place is incomperable around here. Live music, laughter, pleasant wait staff and of course the Poncho’s Special.
When you order this drink Poncho himself bring out a little cart equipped with a coffee pot, candle, and about 4 different kinds of liqueur. It’s quite the display and smells extremely yummy – like sugar and liquor. He does a few tricks, lights it on fire, fills it up with coffee, covers the drink in whipped cream and tops it off with anothing liqueur poured from a flaming ladel. I owe John one the next time we go.
we’re heading out to our fave hole-in-the wall mexican restaurant tonight to celebrate
and have some excellent food. we’re meeting up with my sister and some friends who will probably want to totally go all out on the town afterwards. i think the plans are still in the works.
i don’t think we’ve gone ‘out on the town’ since my birthday. well, he and i have been out and about
– to concerts and such
, but not with my sister et al for a while – it should be totally fun,
especially if laura
gets off work in time and isn’t too busy doing work for our toronto office.
as you may or may not know (depending on how long you’ve been reading my blog) john makes a mean margarita – i still can’t wait to get back to Monticello, sit around his mom’s kitchen – eating pico de gallo and talk about life with the family.
as for tonight, we’ll see if we have any stories to tell later on…. :p
vancouver canucks op-ed
has their picks posted and we listed our pics on the last Radiozoom.net
podcast er couch cast. of course that was before round one was over so i’ll post my picks now for round 2.
san jose/edmonton = edmonton, ottawa/buffalo = ottawa, carolina/new jersey = carolina (although john’s strongly opposed to carolina having a team due to their geographical location, hey – we can’t be cute and agree ALL the time), colorado/anaheim = anaheim.
i have my toothbrush in my mouth as i’m typing this so i won’t get into ‘in how many games’ detail. we’re still waiting for some more hockey podcasts coming out of Hockey Northwest but I believe Dave’s having some technical issues.
I’ll tell ya, tonight there was no hockey on and well, i missed it – how will i survive the summer?
EDIT: okay scrap that cuteness comment – john JUST posted a blog post about hockey and hockeynw… from across the room on his computer… GAW!! no wonder laura can’t stand to be around the two of us for extended periods of time.
when did the cbc get ‘cool’? seems like cbc personnel and podcasts are the hottest things since lululemon pants in vancouver lately. not saying that it’s necessarily a bad thing – in fact john and i are jumpin on board this sunday since i’ve got us two ‘tickets’ to CBC Studio One Book Club
‘s ‘Dr. David Suzuki with David Suzuki: The Autobiography
David Suzuki is an acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist, the host of CBCâ€™s The Nature of Things, the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, and the author of more than forty books.
For those of you not familiar with David Suzuki (and if you’re Canadian then shame on you!) check out the David Suzuki Foundation
or for a general overview you could just Wiki him
. It’ll be pretty cool to interact with this nominated ‘Greatest Canadian
‘. His story is interesting, growing up as a japanese-canadian after the war, doing everything from teaching at UBC, to hosting his own television show
. Tune into the CBC at the following broadcast times to hear what we’ll be experiencing in person on Sunday.
The Book Club will be broadcast on North by Northwest, between 8 and 9 a.m., in two parts, on CBC Radio 690 AM in Vancouver:
Part One on Saturday May 27
Part Two on Sunday May 28
EDIT: Re: Wyn’s comment – it looks like (per Tod Maffin’s site
) that the CBC has just launched a bushel of podcasts. I’m not sure this particular program will be podcasted – but check out www.cbc.ca/podcasting/
to find out more.