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
Its official, the playoffs are here. This morning at my 7am walk to the gym, I discovered that Canuck Fans have hit the streets early, waving flags and handing out hand towels with the Vancouver Canucks Logo in support of our city's hockey team. Many a horn honked their support while I stopped to take … Continue reading Go Canucks Go!
My brother arrived the weekend of the Juno Awards, which took place in Vancouver. For three days leading up to the televised broadcast on Sunday, Graville Street was converted into a large musical block party, between Nelson and Robson streets. It was a great time, though I missed getting my West Jet scratch and win … Continue reading Balloon Man
I love this city. Vancouver has been my home for the last 18 months, and I'm still not tired of it. Its been at least a year since I've stopped being the tourist and become more like the citizen I ought to be. Still I find that everywhere I look, there is something to see. … Continue reading My Quirky Vancouver