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i can’t get my flickr badge to stay put where i want it so it’s gonna just hang out where it is for a while.

i was just checking out the Gemini Awards website to see if I missed anything Sunday night. Corner Gas won for Best Comedy, which isn’t really a surprise, it’s a great show. i noticed as well that a friend of my friend who hosts a show on CBC also won a Gemini… I guess we’re getting into awards season. I heard a crazy stat about award shows once – that there’s about 2-3 going on EACH week. That’s nuts. The only one I’ll really try to watch (since Ma usually has a lil party with snacks and stuff) is the Oscars.

When I was 15 I fell in love with Forrest Gump. I could recite the movie in my sleep, standing on my head chewing bubble gum. I just loved the character, Tom Hanks, his relationships with his Momma, Jenny, his son… I’m thinking about the lil speach he says to Jenny’s gravestone right now and I’m about to tear up. hehe. I worked at camp that summer. Everyday in the staff lounge I’d put up a new “Gumpism” on the chalkboard. You could say I was slightly obsessed. Movies have comesuch a long way even since Forrest – wow I guess that’s 10 years ago…gosh…

We never did see Harry Potter on Friday night – it was (of course) sold right out. I could have bought tickets online at work during the day, but there would have been mega-fees and stuff. I can wait and see it in a little bit. I think after Harry Potter the next one will be John Cusack’s new movie, the Ice Harvest. I believe his next one is currently being filmed in Vancouver – but then again, what ISNT these days.

hey now now we're going down down

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using song lyrics for a post title, not original – but this song is stuck in my head so it’s all i could come up with.

I just changed banks. It was a pretty bold maneuver on my part. Yep, saying goodbye to the financial institution that’s treated me like crap since my parents opened my account in 1985. Even after paying off a $17,000 care loan in its entirety, they had the nerve to ask me for a co-signer for my new car. also, after 20 years of banking there was still a hold on my checks and don’t get me started on the ‘customer service’ or lack thereof. But that should all be over now. The new place seems to be quite fantastic. I won’t have to go back to Surrey anymore for banking either – yeehaw!

Speaking of which, I’d like to thank Vancouver for treating this lil Surrey-girl so well (ya ya ya hold off on the jokes!) but Surrey will always be my home. Home of Surrey Minor Hockey, the Little League World Series-worthy Whalley team, previously Canada’s largest vacant office space, car theft capital of North America, QE Royals, West Whalley Trojans – now the Kwantlen Park Coyotes, The Rodeo Drive-In, The Round-Up Cafe, Tynehead Park (and hundreds of others), Strawberry Hill Cinemas (still the best around), and my family. Good luck to Surrey with their new Mayor, Diane Watts. My sister said she’s decent so that’s all I have to base my opinion on. I think if McCallum got in again they’d be putting in an 80-storey tower on King George in the near future. Hm …yeah…. Vancouver also has a new mayor, Sam Sullivan. It’ll be tough to fill Larry Campbell’s shoes (aka DaVinci hehe) but let’s see what he can do, eh?

who's been painting my roses red?

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ghostly presences, peanuts in bed, santa claus driving a convertible red caddy with a big floofy puppy riding shotgun and a city bus being pulled over by the police. ahh victoria! there was actually quite a bit going on in the city. missed the Santa Claus parade in Vancouver but there was one down Douglas street Saturday night.

It’s so foggy in Vancouver right now (check out any of the webcams listed in the link section). It has been this way since Saturday morning. It was pretty spooky taking the Ghostly Walk through downtown amidst the fog…it was even more spooky riding the ferry. walking out onto the deck was an experience – it was so pitch black in the evening and fog was everywhere. you couldnt tell if we were sailing on the ocean or floating around on a cloud above the earth.

i think i came away with a cold – walking around for hours every day in the chilly weather might have done it, combined with all the sweets and goodies i’ve consumed over the past few days…my throat is feeling pretty gross. (Just thought I would share :p) Although nothing will stop me from attending the Canucks game tuesday. My first game of the season (so also, first game in over a year). They’re playing the Blackhawks, which could prove to be interesting…(cough) as long as they keep Auld in net (cough)…Anyhoo, Canucks are in for a great season. I say keep your eye on Park. I think I kinda like that guy.

volvo baggins and hyundai potter

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i’ve changed things up a lil but i still think my fonts are a lil wonky. if all else fails, try to be on a Windows PC using Firefox and you will see things as they should be :p
tonight is Harry Potter night with work people, fun times. work has been so incredibly slow today so i’ve just been surfing and trying to re-instate my bloggy. laura even wrote a lil entry about how slow work is right now and compared to monday (which was probably the busiest day in half a year)…yeah…it’s like we’re in slow motion. although, we all just had a big giggle-party and gus is serenading us all just “because it’s friday”. i think he gets that new madonna single stuck in my head at least 3 times a day…

this weekend should be really fun, i can’t wait to post pics. if you’re not taking off to island destinations like i am, here’s a few things to check out around town:

9th Annual East Side Cultural Crawl
2nd Annual Santa Claus Parade
Fox Rocks Friday at the Media Club
Watch the Vancouver Canucks in action on Sunday vs Anaheim Mighty Ducks

and so much more going on in this lil city, but those are just some of the things people were talking about today around the water cooler…okay by water cooler i mean in the newsroom in general.

in the meantime, take off your backpack, spacehog

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blogger is being mean and i’m not really appreciating it. i completely deleted a post and it’s still showing up, my sidebar is all wonky, fonts are big n small all over the place….and if you’re viewing on a mac the background gets cut off half way down the page. i am not very pleased.

I am a princess. All girls are.

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Thanks to blankbooks I did a The Classic Dames Test.

Katharine Hepburn

You scored 19% grit, 38% wit, 38% flair, and 11% class!

“You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.”

I’m such a freakin’ sucker for these test-thingers :p

Oh, and to complete the quote that makes up the title of this entry….Sara Crewe: “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us. Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?”hehe i know it’s cheesy but my momma will say there’s nothing wrong with it!!

Edit: I j ust told Laura I wanted a Giant M&M (she mis-read and thought I said ‘Giant Man’ but that’s beside the point) so I Google Image searched ‘Giant M&M’ and came up with this… SWEET! Litereally!