the curious george store


Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 — 10:12am PDT
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i heard the football scores on the radio this morning, colts beat the pats in foxborough. hehe i remember driving past the stadium or passing through there on the train to go visit my friend in Attleboro. i was never a football fan, i just remember being in boston and all the buses would have on their displays: route number, flash to ‘Go Pats Go’, route number.

nowadays you can see that on the snuggle buses’ displays in vancouver ‘Go Canucks Go’. now to explain the snuggle-bus. our complex in Watertown, MA had a shuttle bus. From Harvard Square, to Harvard Business School, down the street and over to the Arsenal complex. It was your typical little shuttle bus, although one of them in circulation had a TV on board… they were comperable to the new Community Shuttles in Vancouver. So everyone from the office complex, the mall, HBS would pack on there every couple of minutes and enjoy a squishy-bumpy ride to work. Hence the term snuggle-bus. Sometimes the driver would drop me off on Mt. Auburn, where there wasn’t a stop, and I would just walk home from there to my lil Aberdeen Street house. I miss the snuggle.

shitake happens


Monday, November 7th, 2005 — 10:42am PDT
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today is laura’s bday. she doesn’t want a fuss, so i’ll just mention it in my blog anyway. i want to go get her one of those big-ass cakes from True Confections that looks like an edible top hat. i don’t think she even likes sweets that much so maybe i could just get one for ….me? hmm i could bake her one :p OH! cupcakes! Although…i can’t cook. well, i can, just not very well. i managed to burn jiffy pop the other night and i’m afraid to say, it’s not the first time.

the jig is up


Sunday, November 6th, 2005 — 10:19am PDT
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Last week Laura was all “I don’t like Blogs, I’d never blog” and lo and behold she’s got one up today on her lil msn space teehee! I checked out Jenny’s blog and she mentioned the modern rock circus (as i also did recently) and the dude with the “I’m Rebecca’s Grandma” shirt – cracked me up! We used to ‘run into’ so many characters…Apay and I would name them all.

One was ‘Mountain Boy’. We met him while falling face first into the snow off the chair lift on Mt. Seymour. This was the first time Apay and I attempted to snowboard (so it was probably like…1996?). My sister was a very good skiier. She and my brother would go on the school ski trips and often in the afternoons or on the weekends. Me? My skiiing was limited to once in the Alps when I was 15. I nearly killed myself. Good thing “Olympic Slalom” means the same in English as it does in French or I’d still be in a cast.

So, after the face plant into the snow we’d move off to the side and strap on our boards. Getting up slowly… falling on our butts. Getting up slowly… falling on our butts. Not-so-nice on the tailbone. While we were struggling to get down the bunny-hill my sister would SWOOSH up behind us and come to a stop spraying us both with snow. swish swish ‘are you guys okay? teehee’. what a jerk :p hehe

it’s a good thing we kept at it and became the snow-allstars that we are.

ain't got no action grip


Friday, November 4th, 2005 — 2:15pm PDT
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Matthew Good show tonight. I’ve been to about 7 or 8 over the past 10 years. The first one was at David Hawk’s Modern Rock Circus at the Plaza of Nations. Matt was on just before the closing act (Sloan) and introduced the band as “Air Supply”. I heard Raygun, Alabama Motel Room… and was instantly a fan. I can’t wait for the show tonight. Matt Good @ the Commodore. Can’t find better Vancouver entertainment anywhere else.

Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish


Friday, November 4th, 2005 — 7:22am PDT
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I’m selling my car today. It will be painful/emotional, but it’s time to go. I don’t really need it anymore since I’m living downtown, and I’d rather have the money I spend on financing and insurance in my pocket each month (mostly to afford this new downtown rent). I was Google Image searching for car icons to use in the post and this pic came up. That’s right. It’s a stretch VW Beetle Limo, 2004. Wicked.

My car served me well in the short time that I had it. Took a massive roadtrip to California a few weeks after purchasing it. Other than that, just a few trips to the Okanagan and I used it to move twice. I’ll miss my car car, I’ll have to take the ‘loser cruiser’ everywhere I go now. I don’t mind walking, I don’t mind walking in the rain. I’ve been told for roadtrips now I can just rent a car, which I’m not opposed to.

I’ve owned two cars throughout my life and I’m only 25 (yes…. ONLY! :p). I look forward to owning another someday….or maybe a magic carpet … a lil’ 3 seat’a đŸ˜‰