Beans, Nitro, Laser

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i really like coffee. john won some coffee from the Clubside Breakfast Podcast.

i bet it’ll be yummy.

i’m a stress pot. total stress pot. you know what makes me giggle? American Gladiators.

4 days and counting….

EDIT: Oh yeah, and while out on the town and meeting all these people from all over the world, we ended up having some drinks with kari lehtonen of the Atlanta Thrashers and one of his goalie friends from the Sabres. I took a picture with him and his NHLPA card just to make sure:p He should have been at the olympics right now for Finland – question is – why are these two star goalies in town right now, eh ? 😉 pics to follow/corroborate my story later.

meet the parents

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one more day and my future in-laws are in town. i’ve only met them once before in the summer but i feel like i know them a bit more than what you would get out of just spending 1.5 days with someone. john’s on ichat with them periodically, emails and IMs are exchanged, and just hearing him talk about them helps get to know them a lot better. aside from parents, some of his friends are in town this week, and his brother later in the week (including a niece and nephew who just tried their hands at podcasting hehe!)

I really would like the weather to be the same this week as last, but forecasts have been telling me it will have more precipitation, which isn’t the best news. We’re putting together little lists for day trips and meals and hopefully we can share some of the best vancouver has to offer with his parents. i did my best to introduce such things to john when he first came here in the summer so hopefully he can take pieces of that experience and conjure up something fun and tasty for the visitors this week. his mother caught a Food Network special – i think it was 40 dollars a day (watch out for annoying pop-ups on the site) – and she’s looking forward to trying out some of those hot spots.

i still can’t believe how much we got accomplished yesterday – the only thing now is getting the liquor license back and picking up some photos from Future Shop, which was a really good deal btw. We emailed over 60 digital pics and it cost 17 bucks to process them into prints.

I’ve started my 3 day work-week and john’s off for a run. he just sent me this link which i believe he found off vanmega – it calculates your running distance/route in vancouver – handy.

hot stuffs – explained

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we orderd some hon’s and waited for the girls to arrive. once jen got here she showed me what i would be wearing that night and let me know what the heck we were doing. we started off at the Pole Dance Studio on Davie – omg a GREAT time, lots of fun and a totally wicked workout. after the “lessons” i changed into my um.. bodysuit … kitty tail, bow tie, fishnets and of course – my whip.
the whip was on my wrist the entire night – here’s why… jen had a pre-made list of “bachelorette to-do items” and of course the girls added on to that… ie. walk up to 10 strangers and say “hi sexy” well they added that i have to whip them too – i then proceeded to find candidates all over town. the dude at the 25cent peep show adult shop was totally fun hehe.

okay so the rest of my items were just as embarassing and i’m really glad i had enough liquid courage in me to accomplish most of them. after the studio we went down to Celebrities – it was alright – and that’s where i completed my “get a piggyback from a stranger” list item.

Once we left there and headed to the Roxy (the journey there being part of the fun) the night really picked up. michelle lost her cell phone but when we called it the clerk at the Shell station on Burrard and Davie answered – that’s where i completed another list item and we then parted with michelle and jaclyn who had to call it a night. laura, jen and i went on to the Roxy, there was a live band, lots of people, and we made a bunch of new friends from Brazil, Switzerland, all over the USA and Spain.

got home around 3am, put my sister to bed on the couch and snuggled in next to john. showed him all the pics in the morning (including the video). it was a lot of fun – i had actually never been to any of those places before and i’m sure i’ll visit again.

we got so much accomplished today (john and i) and my quads are still totally sore from the pole dancing friday night. i have to thank the girls for such a great night, for being able to keep surprises secret and for just being so much fun – i have the best sister, and the best friends – im SO going to cry next weekend…

pics are posted on my flickr site with the tag: miss604stagette

i'll need a nap

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okay um, things jen has told me this morning re: tonight… wear comfy yoga pants, i will have bare feet… then after that i need my boots, tights and makecup – oh sweet merciful crap! what am i getting myself into? :p it doesn’t help that i woke up yesterday with a massive migraine. the dentist seems to think it’s from ‘night grinding’ and i need to buy a 300 night guard for my teeth. my dental plan at work only covers 80% so yeah.. we’ll have to wait off for a bit. anyway, this migraine – had it over a day now. poppin’ advils and washing them down with coffee – a nice base for whatever jenny has concocted for me tonight.
one lil rant… skytain rage. now we all get walk rage (i would assume, who wouldnt) when walking down crowded robson street but what about skytrain rage? usually everyone works together, piles in during rush hour and makes it work – but every now and then you get a person with a bike during a peak time, or someone who thinks that their needs are greater than everyone elses. i.e. my stop is coming up and im closer to the door than other people – people in the back are also getting off at the next stop, i can tell because they’re panicking and pushing past me because for some reason – even though we are getting off at the SAME stop, they feel the need to push and bump past everyone to be the first out of the gate. chill out. i’m really glad i don’t have to deal with that 40 minute commute everyday anymore – i dont get quite as much walk rage in the 15 mins it takes me to get to work along the waterfront *sigh* seriously… SNOW on my WEDDING DAY?! say it ain’t so 🙁

lil from column a…

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so… tomorrow… the fun begins. it’s a big huge surprise that jen’s been able to keep secret (same with laura) and i’m, assured we’ll have lots of fun, but i’m still pretty freaked out hehe and well, excited. remind me to take my cam along, take pics, make vids etc. we haven’t really been out on the town since my birthday – which was tons of fun – this city is pretty darn fun and caters to pretty much every taste. from your 16 year olds sluttin’ around caprice, plaza and other granville clubs, to fancy hoity lounges and celeb hangouts.
hopefully the weather will stay clear (even though it’s damn cooooold!) for when our out of towners arrive next week. i still have a huge to-do list so hopefully i’ll still be able to stand come saturday morning, i dunno… blame jenny if i cant….

EDIT: It’s not supposed to snow in Vancouver!!!!! forecast for the wedding day… UGH