from the satellite of love

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I did things to my Yucca this morning [wiki]. We have one plant in the house (thanks to Tanya) and his name is Oscar (I think thanks to Russ). I’ve had him for almost a year and I think he’s doing okay – although I had to look up some things on the weebernet this morning in regards to a lil discolouration on his leaves. Stinkin Leafs.
It was a gorgeous day so we headed out for a walk and took some pictures along the way. Camera phone pics are up on Flickr, we’re too tired (after walking around for 6 hours) to sort though the digi cam shots so those will be up later. Remember, it’s not Fall yet (although some would lead you to believe otherwise [BR1][BR2]).

Autumn in Vancouver is nothing compared to the technicolor displays of New England, but the sights and smells of the encroaching season are something to looking forward to. However with more days like today – 18 degrees, sun, warm, fresh air, ocean breezes – don’t be too haste in kissing summer goodbye.

RadioZoom Episode #111 – A Tribute

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A non-Miss604 episode of Radiozoom (as most “Six Song Donut Spectaculars” are), John pays tribute to

Today marks another page in rock and roll history. Septmber 15, 2006 will forever be the day that the music stopped, for good, from Even if it begins again, it will never be the same as it ever was [radiozoom]

Click here to listen to the MP3 and visit for more details and show notes.

it would be pretty neat

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We are looking for some creative Snow Patrol fans to help us document the band’s tour experiences over the next few weeks. One lucky winner will be selected from each town that the band are playing in this September, to be our official ‘Snow Patrol Tour Reporter’.

Each tour reporter selected will get a ticket and a photo pass for the Patrol show in their home town and, in return, they will have to send us photos from the show and a blog entry telling everyone about their experience. We will then post each reporter’s photos and blogs on Snow Patrol’s site throughout the tour for everyone to see.

For full details and to enter, simply fill in your details in the members area and tell us why you would be perfect for the job!

As a blogger and someone who’s blogged about Snow Patrol before [1][2], I’ve entered the contest. Although I’ve had a recent ‘winning streak‘ I really don’t want to get my hopes up or take anything for granted – I just think it would be freakin cool. Oh and I suppose if you like Snow Patrol, and wanna go to the show and do all this fancy stuff – feel free to enter as well 🙂

Edit: But wait, I already have a ticket… hmm… and I wonder what my rights would be for the photos eg. could I post them on my Flickr? hmm…

a tree grows

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Last night John downloaded iTunes 7 for his Mac (and I succumbed this morning, after much peer pressure). I watched as he highlighted over 800 albums and in one click was able to start the ‘get album art’ process. There’s a feature that lets you flip through your albums as though you’re sitting in front of a 100+ disk CD changer – and that’s just the eye candy. It’s got way more bells and whistles so make sure you update your iTunes and check ’em all out.

I’ve been struggling with my cell phone for the past 2 days, nothing major, but it’s an issue with a mystery icon. I have done my best to replicate it here, using MS Paint, I am a master of MS Paint. I’ve got no idea what it is, what’s going on with my phone (I could be hooked up to some satellite right now for all I know) I just want the icon to go away. I tried the manual, looking online, nothing. So if anyone knows what the heck this is and how I can get rid of it, please let me know.

Douglas Coupland [wiki], who John and I had the chance of meeting this spring, has been nominated for the Giller Prize [wiki] in Canadian literature, for JPod. Read my thoughts on JPod [604].

Anson Carter signed with the Blue Jackets yesterday. Good um… luck… in Columbus Anson. There’s still backlash regarding the $1.9 million Kesler deal [chb] with Philly and also the DiPietro 15 year contract [chb]. The NHL is like a snowglobe this summer, constantly shaken by kooky GMs.

Now in more serious news, as you may or may not know, I’m a part of Metroblogging Vancouver [mbv]. There is a first-hand account of the shootings yesterday up on our sister site, Metroblogging Montreal. A blogger for Metblogs Montreal works at Dawson College and has written an amazing post [mbm].

Edit: iTunes works fine on my work computer but on my home PC I’m having trouble – says it’s unable to view album art on this computer. My Quicktime is up to date, would be it something else? I really really need a Mac… a Macbook… yeah….!

fumbling to make contact

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Last night we caught Big Brother and Rockstar at Laura‘s house-sitting-house while playing Trivial Pursuit, 90s Edition. I can’t believe John didn’t get the questions about the Melissa and Michaelangelo virii and he can’t believe I got the Henry Kissenger question right. We stayed there way too late then walked home around midnight from Yaletown to the West End. Got in bed with about 6 hours until the alarm clock went off which is not nearly enough sleep time for me. The result: shakey, pale and green-faced all morning, coming into the office, leaving to go vomit, pounding headache and poofy eyes. Man, that’s the last time I stay up past bed time on a weeknight. Seriously, how old am I?

All I want to do is go home and crawl into bed. Actually, I want to go home and lay on the couch with the poofy comforter, have Campbell’s chicken noodle soup, watch daytime TV then pass out around 2:00 pm when there’s nothing really on. That transition from daytime programming to after school shows always puts me to sleep.

Speaking of, last night one my trivia questions was about Susan Lucci from All My Children [wiki]. The only reason I got that right was because when I was little All My Kids was as much a part of my daily routine as much as brushing my teeth. I think my mom actually put me in the morning kindergarden class so that she could pick me up from school, come home, and catch the show.

Before I went to kindergarden I would sit at home with activity books (because I was always jealous of my bro and sis getting school supplies, my mom would buy work books, pencils etc. to play with). I’d watch CBC morning kids programming such as: The Friendly Giant [cbc], Fred Penner’s Place, Mr. Dressup (w/Casey and Finnigan not those other freaks), and Sesame Street. Then of course All My Children would come on the CBC followed by Midday News, my queue to pass out.

I’ve been in a funk all morning, working, reading blogs and commanding Chris to play some Death Cab in the office. The blog finds were uneventful except for the post at VCOE (gotta love her rants) about the Kesler deal that went down yesterday [Vancouver Canucks Op Ed].

Oh, I also got an email saying that I’m now listed on – I kinda forget how that happened, it seems rather shameless but um, website traffic is always good. Again, if I could only make money off this stuff… I’d be set.

Time to cheer up, memory lane is closed. Chris says the sun is coming out and I should be happy.