nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity

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Saturday: what the heck were the Islanders wearing? They looked like pumpkins, retina-burning pumpkin men. Second – 8-1 Vancouver, sweet. Bertuzzi with his 5th career hat trick as well. Tonight they play in Pittsburg. Poor pens… their coach sobs a lil too much… but i guess with reason… at least they haven’t had a blowout like the Sabres and Kings this weekend, 10-1! And hockey is back on NBC…good thing it’s not on FOX, blue for pass red for shoot, eh?
We caught the first period and part of the second when we stopped off to get some food on w4th on our way back from the Museum of Anthropology . John hadn’t been out to UBC so it was a nice round trip – and a lovely day on transit. It was his mom’s birthday this weekend so we sat down for a video chat with his parents when we got back home.

It was a great weekend, although saturday turned into Scarlett Johansson day. We watched In Good Company on movie central then she hosted SNL (ft. Death Cab). Intermittantly there were commercials for Karla. They’ve made a movie about Karla Homolka – that disturbs me. Anyone not familiar with the Bernardo/Homolka story, take a gander – but any stories you might find/Google could be pretty graphic and disturbing…

I noticed that Matt Good had put his blog on hold for a while (briefly..this weekend…). This happens periodically… he’ll take it offline for days, weeks, months. Throughout the years I’ve read his site/blog, his book, gone to shows etc. – classic fan. It’s pretty silly when you end up getting people calling your house to threaten you and your loved ones because you write liberal, opinionated, thought provoking pieces expressing your ideals. On a side note, yesterday we walked out of our house, down the street and almost right past Jenny Good picking up after her puppies. John was like “Is that Jenny Good?” and I was like “Is that Pete?! :-O”.

to see in all directions at the same time

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okay okay

so there’s quite a bit going on in the city this weekend… i admit i’ve been completely cranky and difficult for the past 48 hours – i just fed my belly and went for a mini-walk on my break with Laura and i feel a little better. the canucks are currently scoreless in the 2nd period and i’m left alone at work to listen to Death Cab and be emotional. Plans is one of those albums that takes me back to a specific time last year — so does Transatlanticism – it’s so hip to be indie-emo 😐

since i’m in such a fragile mood i don’t think i want to blog too much – then everyone will know my innermost fears, desires, quirks, secrets, pet peeves… and i’d really rather just share those over time through hundreds of posts instead of treating you all this evening in one lump sum of a post. i think i’ll waste some time reading more blogs and doing some Tickle tests…will post the EXCITING results shortly….Zzzzzz

EDIT: so i took the smallest political test and it turns out i’m liberal – go figure. why not take a quiz about taking too many online quizzes…eh? 😉

meatloaf double beatloaf

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i’ve been really bored lately. must be those “blahs” people are talking about. the after christmas – holy crap i have a lot of bills to pay – combined with – aw man no more holidays til Easter! – feeling… also, combine that with record rainfall in the city (causing evacuations on the north shore) and yeah… blahs…
not sure what’s going on in the city this weekend besides Taboo, Giants games (news: Brule will be coming back) and Canucks on TV. i’m really searching for some shows/concerts to get out and see but nothing that tickles my fancy is coming this way. there’s even a shortage of GOOD movies out (that i haven’t seen yet).

so what should i do tonight? sit around a mope? beat my head against the wall? go run outside naked in the rain (michelle once told me that was fun). *sigh*.

EDIT: Andy Samberg was on Letterman last night… he funny. i like him. and james brown is playing at River Rock Casino tonight :-O !

blogger outage, fire alarms, congestion

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I really think the new radio commercial for Canadian Blood Services is cute. I’ve always wanted to donate, my dad had always for years and years. I just like the part at the end of the ad where the dude is like, we’re actually quite nice and ….we have cookies 😀 mm cookies.

John is still out with sinus pain/head cold type things. I stopped at Spice Alley yesterday to get nummy dinner hot spicy things – burn that right outta there – hope he gets better soon since he’s still got foreign health care but nothing valid here so it’s about 100 bucks a pop at the clinic.

Tomorrow the Canucks play in New Jersey. Meanwhile tonight, Messier (one of my least fave players…especially during his stint here in Vancity) is getting his number retired to the rafters at MSG.

There was a fire alarm going off in our building today. Everyone walked downstairs and went to Starbucks until we got the ‘all clear’. It was a pleasant 15 minute interruption to the workday — seeing as how there was no serious issue/no one was hurt. Although walking down all those flights of stairs made me a wee bit dizzy. Remind me that I don’t start work until 11:00am tomorrow.

Advance voting for the election starts this weekend. The campaigns are smutting up and really getting dirty during this last stretch. I still don’t know whether I’m voting for the person or the party. but also… i still haven’t found out what was up with the fireworks last night – oh well.

EDIT: there was just another fire alarm. many flights of stairs + 3 inch stilettos = ugh….

shoes on heads, hamburgers eat people

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So Shaw is getting into the phone biz while Telus is heading to TV land. Since I don’t have a landline i don’t really care about phone service, although i do have cable so perhaps Telus could offer some competitive deals/packages in the future. They’ve never been my favourite company – with all the labour disputes, crappy customer service/wait times (because they laid off so many reps) and overall unpleasant experiences. There are arguments for either side/either mega-company. I’m just glad those darn Hippo commercials aren’t airing anymore.
My niece (the cutest most beautiful and smartest 5 year old ever – family traits, really :p) is home sick from Kindergarden today. My sis said that she was upset and crying because she wanted to go to school so badly. Poor girl – I can see that attitude changing in the years to come but for now, poor girl.
Laura lives in an older building in the westend, on the west side of Denman. She’s been without hot water/heat/cable/electricity for 2 days now. She called me the other night while walking up 7 flights of stairs in the dark – the emergency lights weren’t even on. The issue was caused by reno crews who are there to repair water damage made by a leak LAST SUMMER. There are some people in her building that cannot walk up/down 7+ flights of stairs so they’ve been shut in without all of those ammenities for days. I keep telling her to move, not sure why she won’t….I mean there’s always suites available in our building 😉

And while John is still drooling over the latest gadgets announced by Steve-o yesterday, there are a few more companies attempting to adapt to the iCraze. i want me some iJeans to wear with my iBoxers. And in daily sleeze – Lindsay Lohan is messed up and Angelina Jolie has a bun in the oven. Thanks Laura/Chris for these fascinating tidbits, my day is now complete :p