Last Day of Staycation


Friday, January 12th, 2007 — 7:55pm PDT
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Snowy English BayI’ve had two weeks off work and haven’t done much, although I think it was well overdue. The reason why I had 12.9 days saved up was because I didn’t take any time off last year, aside from lieu days for working my butt off even more. John took some time off as well, sure he doesn’t have a 9-5 to go to everyday but he slowed down on the blogging, podcasting and various other projects so we could enjoy some time together. Next week it’s back to work for me and our calendar seems to be filling up again.

Tomorrow, for Hockey Day in Canada [cbc], they’re showing the Canucks/Leafs game on GM Place’s big screen at 4pm and then the UBC Thunderbirds will take on Regina [mbv]. They’re hoping to obtain a record for attendance for a university hockey game as Nelson, BC hosts the nation via CBC for other festivities.

We bought our tickets for the event today after I discovered another Ticketmaster location downtown. I had only known about the kiosk adjacent to the Lotto booth in Pacific Centre but after browsing the website I found another. We walked over to Cathedral Place (on Georgia, across from the Hotel Vancouver) [Flickr]. I’d never been in there before but the shopping space on the main level is pretty small so we easily found SAK News. It’s a tiny mom n’ pop newstand nestled in the corner. They were very courteous and helped us pick out some great seats. The ticket total was only $24, although there are better deals for families of 4 and UBC students [Canucks]. We’ll be there, hopefully filled with a couple ‘frosty beverages’ (that’s Dave-speak) and looking forward to some great hockey.

Update: Alanah is liveblogging Hockey Day in Canada, head over to Canucks & Beyond for all the action (she even tosses in a few trivia questions here and there, try your luck)

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