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i’d like to watch Home Alone. it’s become a holiday staple – gets ya in the mood for christmas (and getting paint cans in the face) ya know? We got A Christmas Story (special fancy edition) on DVD just a lil while ago and i’m looking to get a copy of A Child’s Christmas in Wales. That one’s got a special place in my heart and I can probably recite it to you as well as I could Forrest Gump (yeah…I’m THAT nerdy)… We swiped a copy of Garfield’s holiday DVD – hehe Doc Boy! we’ll have to watch that this week. I’m getting all spirited up for Christmas…the past couple years I haven’t really…it could just be the weather…could be many things…I’m not sure. But I do know that I gotta watch Rudolph (with the Bumble and the misfit toys) and Christmas Comes but Once a Year (while singing along and dancing). Lolo’s looking for a copy of the Muppets Family Christmas (not to be confused with the Muppet Christmas Carol) but she’s not having much luck…
There’s one of these in our lobby now….I could fit in it 😐

This will be the FIRST year ever that i won’t have a live tree – they’re not allowed in the building. Every year when I was growing up we’d get a live tree. Sometimes one with roots and all. we’d plant it in the yard when the season was over and dig it up and bring it in each year after that until it was too big – then we’d just leave it in the yard. if we got a cut tree, we had to get a ‘natural’ tree. one that wasn’t groomed or clipped to look like a typical christmas tree shape. i have to say, even though they were sometimes very bare, non-symetrical and scrawny… i couldn’t imaging having anything less beautiful.

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i’m waiting for a fax…i have a few mins to write an entry although work is incredibly busy this morning. this weekend was fun. went to Banana Leaf for dinner on friday night with Lolo – man that was tasty. there’s SO much good food in this city. Saturday we went home for dinner and spend most of sunday with my mom.

It was snowing so hard in Surrey – kids on toboggans, snowmen in yards… unfortunately we don’t see that much build up downtown. it’s all concrete and non-snow-friendly…alas… it was nice to spend some time in another part of the lower mainland. I blame my boyfriend, he brought the snow with him. Although it’s not so much blame as…giggly-child-like excitement and appreciation for winter-type things in December – which is rare around here.
the canucks beat boston last night (5-2), yippee – they have the most wicked home record (12-1) …i won’t even mention their away record though. their next game isn’t until Friday… FRIDAY! no going out for beers and watching the game at our favourite place (which I won’t mention because we always manage to get a table and if i rant on here about how great it is all my readers will rush there to watch all the games)…yeah “all my readers” hehe hi Jenny!
While ‘back home’ this weekend, found out that Doug McCallum (former mayor of Surrey) wanted to run for Federal office — for the Tories! Oh my… he was pretty okay for putting Surrey on the map, bringing in more business etc… but when it comes down to it, would you rather have a decent education for your child and a bed in a hospital if need be — or an 80 storey monstrosity at King George Station? — This just in! He’s out of the race for not submitting his papers on time, read more here.

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super fun work times last night. it was our “non-denominational year-end dinner” at Tojo’s. The food was phenominal. It was really nice to try new things and to have those new things be melt-in-your mouth Alaskan Black Cod/Sablefish. Tojo’s is world famous and you can see the type of clientele it attracts by looking on the walls. Signed testimonials by anyone from Wayne Gretzky to Queensryche to politicans and movie stars…and i tells ya, after that tuna? I’ll never be the same…

hehe! i just found this election day Guide (for the US) from last november….

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Caught wind of this Daily Show headline on the Globe and Mail site last night – couldnt get a bigger pic, not from lack of trying, okay well i just lost interest…. hehe….and while wandering around the office this afternoon i saw the cover of the National Post and there’s Paul Martin — in cookie form! I’m so jealous…mm cookie form.

Is it just me (and I really don’t think it is) or is Stephen Harper like the creepiest dude…he looks like the news anchor they had on early Simpsons episodes before Kent Brockman….you remember that guy…right?

in other news, canucks won last night – they actually produced in the 1st period for the first time in ages. clouts is totally out with a knee injury (boo hoo……hoo *cough*) and we’re still waiting for Cookie to come back….

the Thornton deal is rockin the hockey world. Boston trades away their franchise player yesterday for 3 guys from the Sharks. San Hoser is pretty lucky but it’s gotta mess up your dynamic a lil losing 3 guys like that… and must put a mighty big dent in the wallet. i read that Boston is actually gonna make back some money on the deal (about 1.5 mil) by swapping Joe. So we’ll see how that all pans out. I heard on CFox this morning – they asked John Shorthouse if there was ever any chance of Thornton coming to Vancouver and …really… no. Just the matter of cash flow and they were only in talks with San Hoser – Joe didn’t even know about it til last minute.

Boston fans must be going nuts. I remember going to games there – their fans were the MOST critical of their OWN team – they were down 5-4 at the end of the third and people were gettin up and leaving with 5 mins to go… come on! :p At any rate, it’s always fun to hear about shake-ups like this. I wonder how Federov is doing in Ohio…

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this is funny…..and creepy:
Website Comparison on the M blog

While we’re talking about funny creepy things, this song/image/episode popped into my head the other morning. And I had a dream that Steve Martin was my uncle and he gave me a ride to work in his yacht. 😐

And just to backtrack a lil – found a copy of this VID on Darren Barefoot’s blog. The shootout goal scored by Malik (former Canuck, now Ranger) gaw!