the clapper is no more

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Canucks 3, Blackhawks 1. It was so much fun at the game 🙂 We were sitting in a section full of interesting people. The guys behind us were from Thunder Bay, Ontario, the guys in front were from around here but I think they kept trying to pick us both up :-\ Then there was anything from pucksluts (alone or with their man-arm-candy) or gravelly-voiced cougars wearing jerseys drooling over Bert. The game was good – I told ya – as long as Auld was in net we’d be okay 😉 Also, ‘my boy’ Park got an assist, and some other really great chances. The beer and the company were just lovely although I was battling (and currently still am) a head cold.

This week/weekend is the Party on the Pacific – I was never much into football at all. Although I find most sporting events are pretty darn exciting when you’re there in person. The crowd, the atmosphere, the stinky-sweaty smell of competition. Good times. The BC Lions aren’t even in the Grey Cup this year but I’m sure the energy around town will be pretty electric will all the festivities going on. We’ll see how it goes, especially with good ol’ Pam being the Grand Marshall of the Parade. Good luck girls.

I’m a rugby girl. 5 years as scrum half for Whalley and QE – we went to provincials twice and kicked butt. No pads, no helmets, just a bunch of girls tackling each other in the mud. Oh my 😉 Except if the “mud” is like the stuff on the field at Langley Secondary – I think their septic system is under the field because OOOH boy that stuff was nasty.

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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.

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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.