http://www.youtube.com/get_playerAs I was out running errands in between chores and studying I saw some dressed up Mennonites in a parking lot prepping for something. I wanted to stop and chat them up, since I saw a sign on the vehicle they arrived in that said "Chilliwack Mennonite Choir." I was curious to know when and … Continue reading Chiliwack Mennonite Choir
Its the kind of weather that has our office windows open, with the heat and air conditioning off. From below our office drifts up the occasional "Woo!" Screams of joy and fun in unison that occur every couple of minutes. Curious I ventured over to the window of my office, and witnessed in all its glory: … Continue reading All in Together: Hulahoop Contests
Went out with my cousins last week in Celebration of Dine-Out Vancouver 2010. We went to Boneta in Gastown where we had a really sumptuous $38 meal. Each restaurant has a fixed 3-part menu of $18, $28 or $38 that consists of a starter, a main course, and a dessert. The dinner was amazing! At Boneta, … Continue reading Dine Out Vancouver 2010: Boneta
My newest favorite thing to do in Vancouver, is watching "classic" movies at the Empire Theatre on Granville. The company has brought us Empire Fan Favorites, which takes place in cities across Canada.They have been purchasing the rights to play older movies on the big screen, and I first noticed them last summer. As I … Continue reading Empire Fan Favorites
It was a blast. Here's my photo/vid experience highlights. I might have some thoughts I'll put down later. In the meantime...GO CANADA GO!!!!Random Hockey Game (Red vs. White):http://www.youtube.com/get_playerGranville Street:http://www.youtube.com/get_playerRobson Square:http://www.youtube.com/get_player
Olympic fever is everywhere. From the fans taking over all of Robson Street and Robson Square, to this surprisingly quiet corner at Pender and Burrard, where the hot dog vendors have even gotten into the action. Of course the crowds were a lot bigger on the west side of the International Broadcast Centre, where they … Continue reading Olympic Torch
I suppose this post is long over due, since most people who know me also know that I'm an Olympics junkie. I am that person who will sit glued to the tv as much as I can to watch the Olympics, despite work. I even took my thesis home for the duration of Torino Olympics … Continue reading Olympic Celebration or Olympic Cynicism?
I love christmas, especially around the area I live in downtown. Vancouver can be really depressing this time of year, and it seems like we've had nothing but downpours for the last 2 weeks. The rain we've gotten isn't breaking records, but it is above normal. Since the weather today was so fabulous (thank you … Continue reading Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Instead of the popular twitter topic Music Mondays, I think here in my area should be Movie Mondays. Last week I watched from my office as they used the top level of a parking lot to film a soon-to-be released tv show called Shattered. Today, on this rainy Vancouver Monday, I rounded the corner to my office to … Continue reading Fringe & MacLeod’s Books
Today I came to work with a sign posted on the building. The TV show Shattered was filming in the Parking Garage Roof next door. Today's scene involves a car chase with police and fake guns in more than typical Vancouver weather, and screaming in area behind. I am lucky enough to get a bird's eye-ish view on … Continue reading Shattered
On Wednesday October 28th I saw the long-awaited U2 360 Tour, Vancouver concert. My friends on the east coast had been posting pictures and updates as U2 slowly made their way across the continent making me completely jealous, and it created more anticipation as the days grew closer. I own the U2 Live at Slane … Continue reading Concert: U2 with guests the Black Eyed Peas
This post is a bit delayed, I really wish I'd known about it ahead of time. I saw this "rehearsal" on the way to a friends place on Monday October 5th. I think its pretty darn amazing. The director was lying down on the ground with a megaphone shouting directions at the aerial acrobats, and … Continue reading Sky Dancing
Its not a full moon, but that's usually the first thing people suspect when something like this goes down. I was at work early this morning, shortly after 8am. My boss and I were getting ready for a presentation for a potential client. He parked outside the door rather than at his usual parkade so … Continue reading Did that really happen?
Tuesday was a highlight for me with a very unusual celebration. Edgar is a retired member of the Delta Concert Band who still comes out to watch us play, even though we've moved our location from the Ladner Community Centre to Seaquam Secondary. He drives out every Tuesday to listen to us play, because he … Continue reading 99 1/2
5 am this morning I was woken up to the Fire Alarm. I quickly put on some outdoorsy clothes, grabbed my purse, locked my door (I can never remember if I'm supposed to do that...) and stepped lightly down the 8 floors of stairs to get outside. Most people stayed in the lobby, or in … Continue reading Wake-Up Call