Hockey… Canucks defeated the Wild
last night thanks to an overtime super-passing-play by the Twins. Bertuzzi and the rest of the gang now head over to Italy to join up with their respective teams awaiting the start of the men’s hockey tournament
. Just watching some of the olympic coverage (particularly the downhill skiing) made me miss the good ‘ol snowboarding days around here.
Being without a car, much spare time and a lot of cash to throw around – there really hasn’t been an opportunity to get up on the local hills
and board. I first started with Anne when we were about 14 (?) on Cypress Mountain
. Total rookies, on our butts most of the day with the sorest tailbones for the next week. We progressively got better – meanwhile my sister and/or brother (who would be the one driving us up there) would swish by on their skis – making about 2 laps before we finally made our way to the bottom of the run. you know you’re bad when you go to get off the lift and they preemptively slow it down or stop it completely 😐
So back to us ‘progressively getting better’, we did. Before long doing lil jumps and carvin it up with the best of them. Had a season pass to Seymour one year, mostly night skiing at Cypress the next… I’ve never actually been on Grouse – regardless, it’s such a good time – and a great way to spend a day outside, getting exercise, having fun and catching a bird’s eye view of the city. It’s nice that the snow stays up there, where it should be. ‘Have yet to go tubing – we’ll have to try that out soon 🙂
yay olympic women’s hockey! this morning john played another Onion podcast for me – too funny! check out the latest if you haven’t already.
another work week starts tomorrow – under 2 weeks until all the festivities begin… i better get to bed – what a gorgeous weekend we had… *sigh*
I came across this site, Calls-to-Nothing.com
– featuring canadian female musicians. sorry it’s all in french so some may not be able to understand what’s going on… but i stumbled upon it via a post on hollymcnarland.org. lo and behold i follow the link, go back to the october 2005 archives and there’s a post about Holly – including a podcast
…and i think we should have stuck with Roots for our olympic duds… i just wanna dunk ’em all in my hot chocolate..mm marshmallows anyone?
made some wicked peanut butter and oatmeal cookies last night. praises to allrecipes.com
– just tell them what you have in the cupboards and it spits out a recipe, calculates things, and everything tastes great – of course with a few embellishments on my end…mmm vanilla…
anson carter is back in the line up for today’s game and there’s talk of Cooke being ready for action – although – why come back 1 game before the olympic break? i think he’ll stay off until the nhl reconvenes after Turin.
we listened to an episode of Choogle On with Uncle Weed last night – in which john and i are mentioned. He makes note of the fact i am somewhat of a hockey fan and i have a decent knowledge base. although… recently on john’s podcast (much to his chagrin) i dissed Jovo – who is usually a reliable player – lots of minutes etc… just not my fave and i personally dont ‘get’ what all the ‘jovo is so great’ hype is about. but i’m sure in the future we’ll all have a chance to sit down and discuss, preferably while watching a game and with a beer in hand.
We also listened to the CBC Radio3 podcast while making dinner – it’s mostly music, featuring canadian artists – i dug it.
Check out DarrenBarefoot’s Oscar Contest
. My mom usually has an Oscar
party every year…including cheesy/tacky themed snacks and ballots to mark up with your wild guesses and hopeful winners’ names – gotta love her.
Tonight I go try on my dress and have it altered. I’m wearing my shoes around the office to break them in (and they’re just so fantastic and match my outfit, i couldnt resist) for 19 bucks you can’t go wrong.
Laura just propositioned me with a cinnamon bun the size of my head – so i’ll cut this off here and update throughout the day, as i am known to do.
…is what john said to me a couple times last night during the grammy’s
. we didn’t get out to watch the PPV game
or order it at home – we geeked out, made some dinner and watched tv instead, checking the score periodically. My boy Richard Park was back in the line up but John’s fave, Anson Carter, was out.
My sister asked me yesterday if the Canucks would win, I said they’re not so great vs the sucky blues lately but they do have that impressive home record. She asked if they would win by two, they ended up losing 4-2.
It’s such a fantastic morning, i think john’s out doing a video podcast right now – or something equally fun out in the sunshine while i’m stuck here at work, bringing home the bacon. speaking of which, im so incredibly hungry it aint funny. i’m craving egg.