a while back john “won” some coffee from the clubside breakfast podcast in olympia, WA. it was really yummy organic stuff and we’re currently looking for something to replace it since we’re all out. where’s a good place to get some yummy dark roast organic beans in vancouver? i know there’s probably a kabillion but any suggestions?
laura made me sign up for epass on the CCRA website. at first i was annoyed that my activation code had to be mailed to me (and took 4 days) but i found out friday that my return will be directly deposited april 6th, and it’s a rather yummy one at that.
within the next few weeks we have a trip to the okanagan, Easter (which means lots of food, family and candies), South concert, Mates of State concert, the Sun Run, a wedding I was supposed to attend with my sister, my nephew’s birthday and about 50 million other things…
saturday we were up at 7am for a run, then science world, then a walk home from there – then a walk over to davie for lunch. sunday we were up at 7am because i had to go into work for a meeting — yes a MEETING sunday morning… mimosas were served (I’m a married woman, please don’t call me that) because we bought some american company but still…. no sleeping in at all for me since… um … ever.
i cant decide whether this post is cranky, sleepy, happy or ‘meh’. i think it’s ‘meh’. just an update on what’s going on in these parts. gotta bed now, gettin up at 5:30am to go for a run since i changed my work schedule. a plus side though since john heard the building maintenance guy outside today powerwashing the deck of the pool. working til not-so-late…. pool… summer… beaches… mm yes… good thoughts before i sleep.
EDIT: April Fools gosh, that guy!! he suckered a LOT of people….
now the fun: snow patrol has a new album out and will be touring. i saw them last year at the Vogue with Embrace and it was a lovely show indeed. fun: holly mcnarland has an album not fun: we don’t know when it’s coming out fun: she’s got a booking agency saying she’s ready to book for shows not fun: we don’t know where and when.
not fun: this format is already annoying me :p
super mega fun: taking the niece and nephews to science world tomorrow — oops i mean “Science World at Telus World of Science” *cough*… yeah… so my sister said the kids want to skytrain out and we’ll meet them there in the morning. oh man, i haven’t been there in ages but it was always a hectic, run-amoky-fun day when we went with school groups. so many things to look at, touch, feel, see, electrocute …. the last time i went tanya had me sit on this contraption and hold these levers… within a few minutes it calculated what minerals your body is comprised of, how much, and their current worth on world markets today. so basically i would be worth $3.40 if sold off as scrap metal – that’s fun.
There are endless benefits to podcasting and being a listener and as John asserts (quite often) you do NOT need an iPod to enjoy.
Regardless I think it’s maybe better that Toronto is less expensive in the long run – then more people will move there (to the big stinky city) and leave our ocean beaches, mountains trails and forest paths less crowded — for those who can afford the parking… rent… transit…. taxes… etc… of course.
EDIT: Just came across Anthony’s blog where he compares everything from the cost of living between Vancouver and other int’l cities to what orange juicewill cost you around the world :p
i had a dream i was fighting a t-rex, was on his back and reaching around the front to plug his nose so he would choke/not be able to breathe and give up … i forget how it ended :-\
okay… canucks… eeee! 7-4 over the kings last night. lost a lil momentum there in the second but managed to pull off a victory. Auld was excellent – Cooke got the rink all bloody and Burrows got a hat trick (although wasn’t there speculation that it was Kesler’s goal?).
i’ve gone comment crazy lately, leaving comments on blogs left n right. i mean they’re blogs i check out on a daily basis but this week i’ve decided to add my two cents and feedback and things….
oh yeah and i opened up my parcel from Sleeman Breweries yesterday – a hat (which i ran in this morning) and a t-shirt. the run this morning was around the west end/coal harbour/stanley park. 6am oooooh boy. i need to get me some new shorts because i have a perma-wedge the entire time. either that or i should just wear pants but i cant seem to get comfy running in pants. my muscles are sore, mind is a lil tired, but this actually does feel really great.
Info on running in vancouver…
Visitors’ running guide,
map your route/distance (super cool),
whole bunch of links from Rackets & Runners,
and the Running Room (for the most detailed route maps around vancouver).
EDIT: Thanks to Wynne over at Metroblogging, i’ve discovered Gmaps Pedometer – totally worth checking out!
we’re a lil miffed that we didn’t know about this sooner – a humega vancouver pillow fight… man that would have been fun :p
laura’s been a blog machine lately, she’s totally into everything TV so if you’re into the latest hot shows etc, check out her blog, she covers it all (even if youre into this uh aussie soap opera that she watches faithfully) she also takes a few stabs at john and i now and then… and comments on new hot celebs… hot damn.
OH and my “major prize” arrived via Purolator today from Sleeman Breweries (re: my typo-catch last week). it’s sitting at home, I wouldn’t let john open it yet. he said it feels like a mug… or a hat… or a shirt and a mug – darn and i was hoping for a leg lamp.