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There a are a few good summaries of the election. Conservatives have the most seats in the parliament and Stephen Harper *shudder* is our new Prime Minister. Although we are not giving the Tories complete power, they have a minority government – meaning there’s a a lot more opposition to deal with and to share that power with.
Super Mario is announcing retirement today. Canucks lost to the stinky Blues last night – worst….team…in the league — hmm we do SO well while Jovo is away, then he comes back and we stink. Auld wasn’t in net but the guy deserves a night off – doesn’t mean we should fall apart. Stinky Jovo.
Im so darn sleepy and Laura is home sick from work today – so i have no entertainment. John made me a sammich before coming to work today, we’re starting to budget – which isn’t really tough except when we start craving…. It’s an awesome day in vancouver – the walk to work (again, part of the budget) was amazing. The flowers that Laura gave me yesterday have opened up and are giving my desk – and the surrounding area – a lovely scent.

I realize the new government is a reaction to the Gomery Inquiry and corruption in the Liberal house over the last dozen years and that canadian thought it was time for a change — not a drastic enough one to just vote “anyone but liberal”, they still voted with a conscience – this is reflected in the fact that it is a minority government. BC’ers were not swayed and Alberta (aka Texas Jr.) was swept by Tories. John is still scared of Harper — as am I — just stay the course.

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First off, I just have to say that John and I have amazing families, we wouldn’t be the people we are today (and hopefully by that I mean good people) without their love and support.
Now…There is so much election coverage, so much commentary, I’m really not sure what I could add to it besides just encouraging people to vote. I have to head over to vote after work, I worked until 11:30 last night then was here again at 8:30. I’m a lil sleepy and there’s SO much going on in our lives, it’s a lil overwhelming. I think we’d better get to bed around 9pm tonight to get ourselves back on track. The St. Louis Blues are our opponents tonight so maybe we’ll catch that – flipping intermittantly to election coverage. Those of you who usually catch the game on CKNW will tune in to find election coverage so for tonight only, the game will be broadcast on MOJO. Good luck….

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Canucks last night were pretty great – the game was peppered with penalty minutes and the two goalies were in top form. fortunately for the us, ours was better – and Burrows was on a mission. people are starting to realize that Auld is, maybe, could be, probably is… #1 goalie calibre.
A busy work morning combined with several life-type-stressy things have left me to find distraction. I found it in London (in whale form) and within an email that i received from CrowstoBurnaby regarding another local artist – (who will actually be opening up for Paula Toledo) called Arctic. I’ll have to pass this on to John (actually I already have) so that he can check it out for Podcasting purposes. speaking of – the podcast meetup has been postponed because its organizer, Tod Maffin isn’t the healthiest right now. It’s moved to Feb 3, I hope everyone can still make it.

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I found the Globe and Mail’s Voter Analyzer on BreeBop’s site. Matt Good will be doing Election Night Coverage next week. Leaving work now. Laura is starting to go MAD. She just asked me “How do you put a giraffe in the refridgerator?”… I believe it’s some kind of “humour” or “joke”…I’m not certain at this point but I bet it’s something you’d get off that phone-text joke line you see ads for on TV. I have a headache. John’s waiting for me downstairs, probably reading a copy of the Globe and Mail at Starbucks. Goodnight. & Welcome Back Jennifer.

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I’ve added a list of local music artists on the sidebar – although small for now, hopefully there will be more to add in the future. John mentioned on his podcast that I liked Paula Toledo. As he does with every artist he plays (with permission or via podsafe sites) he sends them an email after the episode is published to let them know. (Podcasting being a great way for an artist to connect with a brand new audience). So…Paula sent him a really great email in reply. For anyone not familiar, she sounds like a milder Holly McNarland. Holly can seriously belt out the tunes, no one comes close. But Paula has a similar folk-y kinda edgey sound, definately worth checking out – feel free to email me any suggestions, recommendations etc.

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Last night Preston and Linus brought over a desk for us. Seriously, half the apartment (at one point) consisted of things they let me “borrow”… hub, computer, desk, tv… We went for some good sushi then came home and set things up. We chatted with John’s friend Don for a while, me at my new computer desk and john still on the dining room table – although his setup is not as crude as one would think. i would assume he’s far better off than many – even the mobile podcasts where he starts recording without telling me right away and then somehow something about my shirt falling down at the movie theatre ends up being broadcast over the internet… ahem yeah… i digress… i love the fact that he’s so geeky and the fact that in that picture he still has the tag on his hat 😐
the sabres are in town tonight. they’re not too fancy, not too great, but slightly underestimated because they have a fantastic goalie. more smutty canuck rumours floating around about cloutier’s accident, jovo being in on it or faking it etc. it seems as though we’ve come into a lil bit of injury troubles as well.

Having already lost No. 1 goalie Dan Cloutier for the season with a knee injury, the Canucks are also without defenceman Ed Jovanovski (groin) and winger Richard Park (knee). Manitoba call-up Rick Rypien is also out for several weeks with a broken ankle.

And with the election only DAYS away, and the conservative platform still totally freaking me out, i come across this article about oil drilling in BC. I think those Liberal ads are getting to me – trying to make you think that Harper is funded by our neighbours to the south and other seedy things… although I think the eerie comparison of the conservatives’ site to the Republican one is spooky…and now there’s this issue and that coming out of the woodwork… although oil does seem to work for Alberta…hmm.
Over at Metroblogging they seem to be just as “comfortable” with Harper as I am… hehe

Being a new resident in this riding I really have to pay attention to the candidates – I know enough about Svend Robinson from his history as an MP and public figure – I know little about Hedy Fry except for the fact that she’s had a total dynasty downtown for quite a while. If she’s hoping to get re-elected I’m not really sure she’s doing enough – from what I see. As for Svend and the NDP… I’ll have to read up a little more – I also don’t even know the name of the Conservative MP in my riding. For someone that likes to make informed decisions, that ain’t good. And if you’re not Canadian and have no idea how this all works, it never hurts to Wiki it.