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last night at work i replicated the FIFA World Cup 2006 logo on the white board (as best i could). this summer we have the World Cup of Soccer (from Germany) which will be pretty exciting to see. I don’t follow a lot of football (soccer) but I really enjoy the thrill, excitement and skills displayed at the World Cup. It’s also pretty neat to see people in this city (which is pretty darn ethnically diverse) go absolutely bonkers in support of their country/team.

In world junior action, Finland vs Canada in the semi-finals and USA vs Russia. The Canucks lost to the worst team in the league last night. Do we need a new goalie? Do we need to fire our coach? So many rumours in the air.

Ack – there’s so much hockey going on right now yipes! Spengler Cup, World Juniors, NHL, the upcoming Olympics eee! We took a year off and now we’re making up for it. Although the Giants (WHL) were still on last year and they seem to be having a pretty nice season so far.

Tonight i’ll sleep like a baby. i mean i left here at 10:30 pm yesterday and was back at 8:20am today. that, combined with the sore parts from the long walk yesterday and i may even need to have a nice hot bath…oooh! i need to rest up if i’m going out this weekend. we have a Giants game to attend and then whatever is going on for my bday.

i just told Gus that if i would have walked all that way in heels i would be fine – but since i wore my new flats, my ankle feels like a cannonball. i’ve attached a map for effect :p (basically from our house – which is not on the map – down to beach ave and then that loop). we could have made it a little longer and gone around by science world but i did have to come in at 6pm last night, so we couldn’t go too nuts.

I kept throwing suggestions out there for John – how about the maritime museum? Planetarium? Science World? All places I haven’t been to since i was in elementary school. i enjoy what vancouver has to offer – places to learn and experience – whether it be about the north west passage, constellations or how electricity works. though i think what people enjoy most about vancouver is a nice sunny day after weeks of rain and wind. nothing compares to just getting outside (when it’s +10 degrees Celcius), having a view of the mountains, ocean air tickling your nostrils along with the fresh scent of the trees… the most valuable and popular tourist attraction in vancouver on a clear day…. is just being outside.

first and 365….

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i fell asleep while john was watching the Outback Bowl this morning – football bores me. I’ve decided to include lots of new years pics in this post, although i’m still waiting for copies of anne’s pics from her visit. it was a good time, pretty mellow but it was with people i care most about.

earlier that day we received a parcel from john’s friend Don – the Rev – he sent us a lovely letter and package full of goodies, including DVDs of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. He also included a puppy for each of us, because well, everyone needs a puppy.

the evening started off with a visit from Tanya – haven’t seen her in ages. she’s fresh off a trip to calgary. She stopped by for a few mins since she was downtown.

then we got to work on the margaritas, john’s family recipe which is bascially… the nummiest thing you’ve ever drank :p

my brother brought some food from my mom’s house – SO much food. pizza, lasagna, pita bread, greek salad num num. we had a nice base in our stomach – we could now fill our bellies with much margarita goodness.

we played cranium and the girls beat the boys this time – my sister and i really aren’t used to losing hehe. nothing beats john’s version of “bloom” and here’s jen’s Eye, Full, Tower.

Also, just for reference – you can take a test here…

we got pretty silly. watched silly shows and then jen and sean passed out. jen had to be up for work at 6am in north van so it’s understandable. we weren’t hung over on sunday but we still stayed in all day. watching documentaries, eating cheese n crackers, enjoying the last few days off work until …well…easter? i think that’s the next stat.

i’m at work right now – we went for a humega walk around town today. took the water taxi to granville island, walked along the seawall on that side until the cambie bridge – crossed over and back around to english bay via yaletown. i tried my first soy mocha – the cream usually gives me a belly ache, it wasn’t too shabby at all. i look forward to the year ahead.

i have no resolution, i usually don’t. i just hope that everyone is healthy and happy in the year tocome. remember a job is just a job, family is first, live your life and always support your local podcaster:p 2005 was a bit rough and full of transition, who knows what 2006 will hold, i can’t wait to find out.

woxy.com is making sure i don't fall asleep

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Dine out Vancouver is back! January 20th to February 2nd. We’re going to participate this year since we have dinners out a lot anyway :p Last night we got take out from Hon’s – MAN was it ever busy, all them Robson holiday shoppers going for dinner. We haven’t gone out much recently since the flu’s had us both eating crackers and ginger ale for most of the week. i’m doing okay (besides the absolute boredom of being at WORK today) and i believe john is coming around as well.

The Canucks play the Mild in Minnesota on saturday. it’s a pay-per-view game but we’re going to order it anyway.

the following weekend is my birthday. i have that day off so we’re going to spend the day wandering around vancouver, i’d like to head over to kits and even the museum of anthropology. that place is really great – it’s near to my heart and i think john would really enjoy it as well. we used to go there about 3 times a year on field trips in school – it was our box factory, and we always loved it.

i’m not sure why it’s the only thing i can think of to do that day. my sister always comes up with something fun – i’m always open for suggestions. i think that saturday (jan 7th) we’ll be heading out on the town for whatever she/the city have in store for this soon-to-be 26 year old! (AHH!!) whatever we end up doing (and however it’s documented on jen’s digital cam) i just really want a candle in my pancake in the morning and i don’t really care what else i do. oh my, that sounds rude….i swear, it isn’t.

tony the pooh

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i had 77 visitors to my site in one day about a week ago when i posted the SNL “Lazy Sunday” vid (an all-time high for this lil blogger!). I have no idea who’s reading this but it seems as though there’s people from the UK, Canada, USA, Finland, Germany and Australia ‘tuning in’ to my daily not-so- adventures. i just try to write anything that’s on my mind – work, city events, family stuff… so i hope it’s somewhat entertaining. feel free to leave a comment anytime :p

now on to the canucks who broke their 5-game losing streak and defeated nashville (and their 6-game win streak) last night at the Garage 4-3. after being trampled by the alberta teams the ‘nucks slipped from 2nd in the division to 7th but after last night (and a loss by edmonton, calgary and the avs) they’re back on top in the north west. richard park got the game winning goal – i’ve got a soft spot for that kid.

the family is still passing around the stomach flu. this morning my belly sounds like bong water – i think i’m just hungry although still feeling a bit queasy. i haven’t done much for work today – just a bunch of invoicing and catching up on filing and reports. i work for a newswire service – we put out news over the wires. that’s right. i don’t want to get into too much detail, but it’s a pretty darn good gig.

I’ve posted some Christmas pics on my flickr. I’d love to put up more of my sister’s kids since they’re so freakin cute and funny and silly and adorable but she’s kinda iffy about that… and yeah i understand her not wanting pics of her children on the internet :p in the meantime, there’s pics of john and i, me in ikea with a lampshade on my head and me posing with the “Ladies Thong” my mother brought me from london that has the lovely logo on it “mind the gap”. Thanks Ma!

i think i’m going to run down to Tim Ho and get me a bagel for my rumbly/bubbly tummy. i heard that there’s msg in Tim Ho coffee – could this be true?

Edit: I’ll add some more suggestions for New Years in another post but I just found out there’s no First Night Vancouver – although there’s on in Surrey oooh! And I’m going to try and convince John to do the polar bear swim new year’s day…shhh 😉

bored and busted

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i’m in a lime green mood, okay more mint. i don’t know why. i just changed my work desktop – it’s seasonal, usually, or depends on my mood. just updated it to a death cab for cutie concert poster (as the background pic) with a minty green backdrop… i’m not usually a fan of green. i like red… blue… pink… but it all depends. i like pink on panties and shoes but not as a haircolour.
let’s take a min to talk about christmas gifts. i got some really great presents – not the biggest fanciest things but i’m more pleased about what i got for other people – although the hat i got for john isn’t the right style 🙁

shoes, chocolates, clothing, and books. for books i got Talk to the Hand by the author of Eats Shoots and Leaves. Also, a book about Mythbusters, one of my favourite shows. I totally apply it to everyday life. For instance, they tested the ‘talking on the cell phone at the gas pump’ thing and proved it isn’t really a hazard.

Also, on House last night an inmate was getting an MRI and they warned him that his tattoos (which contained metallic ink) would get sucked out of his skin in the MRI- which is basically a big magnet. They tattooed pig skin on Mythbusters and it didn’t get sucked out, although they put a cube full of the ink in the MRI and it bounced around as though it was in a dryer.

I like getting books as gifts, as long as they’re something i’m really interested in reading – my mom knows my taste so she did good. i’m not much of a book reader, i don’t really have time. when i used to skytrain to and from work for 45 mins (each direction) every day i had the time to read. now, not so much – although i’ll have to make time for it …especially once jPod is released 😉