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I’ll start off with… the Apprentice finale last night. Randal walked away with the ultimate job and didn’t take anyone along on his victory lap. some say it was ruthless, heartless – others think his decision to not refer Rebecca for a job as well was a great business move, showing that he actually was the right person to chose for the Trump organization. I can’t really say I supported Randal all along, no one really stuck out as the best candidate. If you ask me, I think my sister should apply, she’s a shoe-in. Although of ANY reality TV show, she’d have the best chance (and the best time) with me on the Amazing Race – alas, they don’t allow Canadians to compete.
The game vs Philly last night – Carter with 2 goals, the Brothers line combined for 8 pts and Hank Sedin had 3 assists. It’s really great to have such an outstanding 2nd line.

Some people in my office are really great. Greig is like an office Dad. He just sent this Christmas Tree Layout (which looks like a survey plan) to everyone and it clogged all our inboxes and crashed our programs – we are in need of new puters and a new setup around here.
We watched the game before we went out to get a) tequilla b) jiffy pop c) a christmas tree. Came home, made margaritas, popped some popcorn and decorated the tree. I am still pretty bummed that we can’t have a real tree but this one will do just fine. We’ve put lights on Oskar (the plant Tanya gave me as a housewarming gift that was later named by Russ). Remind me to get red LED lights on my lunch break.

Tomorrow we’re doing a lil favour for my mom. She’s coming downtown to have her office Christmas party at Le Crocodile. Since that’s just up the street form our house she’s going to come by and we’ll be her valet so she can park her car for free at our place. My mom’s such a great lady, so very supportive. I wish I could do more for her than offer to park her car…

celebrate with the adding of chocolate to milk

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So some people may have been a lil harsh on Cloutier but I still stand by my statements… not sure what they were really… but here’s some entertaining shame from the Canucks OpEd blog. Canucks are playing Philly right now…

I’m not really up for posting much of an entry today. Work was uneventful, busy at times, slow at others. Ate some cookies…talked about Martha and Top Model Reunion last night… seriously a chick on Top Model said aloud “and i was like omg”… she SAID o-m-g. That’s annoying, why not just follow it up by all the other girls saying “L-O-L”.

I don’t want dinner, I filled up with crap-food today…and John from work brought in almond roca, homemade turtles and shortbread. i’m already feeling gross and full of badness and we aren’t even half way through the christmas season. Laura has tomorrow off so she’s going to meet me after work so we can christmas shop a little. probably just in pacific centre since it’s a minimum travel distance from the office and Robson just makes you want to chew your own hands off and spit them out at the hundreds of stupid slow walking oblivious shopper-loiter people.

oh…and then we’re then going to meet up with some other people and catch Narnia. I remember reading the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe in grade 3. our teacher brought in turkish delight for us to snack on.. um.. that stuff is nasty. big turk.

That said – i’m going back to the couch to watch the game. i need sleep and water.

…my opening statement. sit, ubu, sit. good dog

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the Canucks beat the Rangers last night on the crappy-dimly-lit ice in MSG. Bertuzzi had 17 penalty mins – eep! The Sedins showed up again and Cooke played wonderfully. I missed Cookie. as reported yesterday, Cloutier is out for the rest of the regular season *sigh* go figure… so what, are we going to grab up Luongo? Everyone who’s anyone is denying a) that there’s a problem b) that there’s a trade in the works or a need for one… I believe Auld is just find and dandy on his own but really, we DO need backup…we DO need reliable goaltending. it’s always been a problem in Vancouver. At one point last season we reflected on who ‘used’ to be a goalie for vancouver (and sucked it up here) then went on to become the starting netminder for other teams in the NHL, doing absolutely fantastic. Lest we forget the whole Felix Potvin fiasco of the 90s…
I’ve probably already commented on this but it came up again recently and it’s just weird. why on earth would they rename the RAV line the Canada line? I understand it’ll be for the olympics, linking Richmond to the Airport and Vancouver – but why not something more west coast? Pacific line or something… ‘RAV line’ as a name is fine with me… I guess it’s just about as controversial as the Inukshuk (Illanaaq) being chosen as the logo for the 2010 Olympics. It’s more national than a regional. but i think that’s what they’re trying to get at/accomplish with these games.

Chris just sent me the trailer for DaVinci code — ooh!

oh and lastly, you can go here (as i did this morning) to check out your riding and constituents for the upcoming election. Don’t forget to watch the Leaders’ debate on Friday – fun times.


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and this happy little fellow is called the gouger

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i just went to the dentist for the first time in about ohh… 2 years. my old dentist wasn’t the best – she used outdated techniques and it was painful and not nice. the new dentist (which i found just because it’s so close to my house) seems super fantastic. i went in this morning to get a whole wack load of digital pics of my head and mouth taken. i had a root canal in grade 12 and my old dentist never put a crown on it, so it’s worn away and chipped over the years (since it’s a dead tooth). they’re going to put a porcelain crown on there and repair some other stuff. i feel so out of style with my silver/mercury fillings, the thing to have is tooth coloured fillings – who knew.

The FOX is doing their annual Santa Fox Food Drive. Every year they would go around to various locations in the lower mainland and collect food and donations for the Food Bank in that area. This year (I was listening on Monday) they’re at the Superstore on Grandview and Renfrew all week. Proceeds will benefit the three surrounding cities – Vancouver, Burnaby and New West — but hang on a second — in the past, Surrey – consistently – has had the biggest support and one-day totals out of anywhere. So I was wondering what was going on – why were they not out that way this year?…Then I floated down the radio dial to Z95 and found out they’re doing a mobile campaign this year and Surrey is their stop today. Phew. Okay – now I won’t have to go on a rampage. I mean it’s important that the Food Banks in all regions get support, but I was slightly wondering why Surrey was off the Fox’s list this year. As long as someone is covering them (and Delta too), and as long as people don’t specifically need a radio special or on-location broadcast to get them out there to support a local charity (at Christmas time or any other time of year) then i think we’ll be on our way to being okay…although there’s always more that can be done:

Z95.3 Food Bank Fill-Up and Santa Fox Food Drive
Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
YWCA – Presence of Peace
Union Gospel Mission
Other ways to get involved in the Greater Vancouver Region

Captain Crunch was here

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in other happy news…laura just sent this to me and made my afternoon. it could be that i’ve had no coffee at all today and i’m currently sucking on a truffle (oh my) but we couldn’t stop giggling mothergooserocks.com. Featuring such artists as Ben Folds Laundry, Gwen Stefunny and Dave Mathshoes…too cute.

Other things to do when bored at work? Addicting Games, including iSketch. Then there’s always bash.org (which may be offensive to some, but otherwise pretty funny) and The Onion, ilovebacon.com. And if all else fails check out the links on the sidebar of your favourite blog perhaps a Vancouver blog… by some cool chick…ahem…and if you’re still bored after that – download a podcast or ten. I think I’m going to browse Google News, check out what concerts are coming to town, and wait for laura to get back with popcorn.

Edit: Clouts is out for > 4 months!