it’s wednesday and i’m already looking forward to the weekend. it’ll be full of events and fun things to do. If you’re not already out n’about at the Dragon Boat Festival
try one of these:
Starting with the Commercial Drive Festival, June 18th. (Festival Homepage and post on Beyond Robson)
“Free of Charge. Free of Boring Corporate Stuff. Free of Cars”.
Heading east… Sapperton Days in New Westminster, June 17-18
“Sapperton Day is a family oriented event celebrating New Westminster and Sapperton’s unique location and history. It is held in conjunction with the annual Sapperton Bike Festival.” (New Westminster Events)
This ‘older’ part of town is continuously revitalizing itself. With new developments and faces in the neighbourhood it’s about time it did some promotion. For more info check out the city’s events page noted above or check out the History of Sapperton Day page.
And last but not least, moving across the river we have the Whalley Community Festival June 17th (City of Surrey Events). “The Festival will host 3 stages of performers that include dancers, musicians and solos. The Cultural Food Fair will have foods from around the world. ”
It’s also Fathers’ Day this Sunday – don’t forget! Get out and enjoy – hopefully the sketchy June weather will produce some sun for these events 🙂
Many many things happening today! First off I haven’t made a hockey post in AGES, then I guess I should give an update on the World Cup, CNTM on tonight and the concert that’s been postponed.
Tonight is game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (sportsnet). After losing the first two games to the Canes in Carolina everyone expected the Oil to return to Edmonton and kick ass (as they did vs San Jose earlier in the playoffs). Unfortunately they only managed to get 1 game in their favour so tonight we go back to Raleigh, where the Cup will be waiting in the wings for the Canes fingers crossed (hockey posts)
action – Man this city is going nuts, it’s fantastic! I believe now I’ve dropped to 3rd place in our company office pool but that’s okay – Spain’s win this morning should give me a boost. Later today Saudi Arabia and Tunisa play. John
told me he heard somewhere that each player on the Saudi team gets $45K for every game they win – talk about incentive. (official schedule
) The ‘home team’ Germany will take on Poland later on today as well. (football posts
The only good thing about the Snow Patrol show being postponed is that I can now watch Canada’s Next Top Model tonight – but it’s hardly any consolation. The show is now moved to September AND an all-ages venue. Everyone knows tonight’s show would have been sooooooo good at the Commodore, but such is life. (SP postponed)
Last item of business, Happy Birthday to a fellow female Vancouver blogger! (GusGreeper).
We had a very silly afternoon at work today. I had a mega-chocolate chip cookie and Chris -well he’s just silly anytime. He feeds off others’ sillyness. Anyhoo, he introduced us to the latest NBC summer show, Treasure Hunter
. Since Laura
is the TV blogger I love most, I commanded her to post about it so I could link to it err i mean I cheerfully suggested we commission her to write about it. Since we’re total Amazing Race
junkies we’re willing to give this a shot and see how it compares. Check out lolo’s post
Be sure to check out my categories (on the sidebar) for any events, books, tv, movies, music, football(soccer), hockey information/posts since I’ve been a busy lil beaver lately. I find myself reading other people’s blogs recently and thinking… ‘um yeah i had a post about that about a month ago…’ of course i’m not always on top of things – i’m just saying it never hurts to actually check out the blogs you have on your blogroll and actually see what people are up to/what’s new ya know? Of course John and I are known to post about the same thing on the same day… it’s all about perspective/opinion… bah, my point being – Poke your head up once and a while n’ take a look around. There are tons of great blogs in this city 😀
another one of these quizes that people do that are complete BS but i still can’t pass them up when someone fwd’s it on to me. my sister sent me “what website are you
“. She is apparently Wikipedia
. I am HomestarRunner.com
“You are funny and animated. You have a large following, but many people still don’t get you. You are flashy. You talk funny.”
How come I got the goofy thing? Okay well I guess listing my favourite holiday as “bring your monkey to work day” might not be the most serious of answers… Also, Laura and I just had a conversation about lemmings and I told her about the short story I once wrote about a boy and his pet lemming… fine! I can see why I may not be wiki.
via google i came across Vancouver History
, a website all about this fair city’s past and present. There’s tons to check out, the usual “on this day in” blurbs and a trivia game
to test your knowledge. I scored 83%, not too shabby. Some were completely wild guesses but i was in control most of the time. There’s a new quiz every month so knock yourself out.