Lost in Vancouver

A thirty something single woman pretending to be a grown up... Mary Richards with liquor and attitude. Hell, I might just make it after all.

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Wine me, dine me...

Last nite Miss M, B, Aunt Pat and I took the boat over to Bowen Island for dinner. For $6/person walk on it's a pretty good deal and was a nice way to spend the evening...at least until we got back to town and had to take a 45 minute detour through the park, because the end of the causeway was closed. Yup, our 10 minute drive turned into 55 minutes on my oh so delicate tailbone and was not at all appreciated. One day they'll be finished the road work... one day.

Tonite we're going out here for dinner with Aunt Pat. I'm really looking forward to it as I've not been and I've heard very good things. Okay I'd almost prefer to just lay in bed tonite and take some pressure off my bloody tailbone, but I have social obligations that I take very seriously... or I can't pass up a free meal... one of the two.

Monday, July 28, 2003

Clumsy like me

The weekend began as planned, but unfortunately a slippery step pretty much put a damper on the rest of it. Yes, I'll admit it: I'm considered clumsy by some, but in this case, I really believe that it was the slippery floor and stairs that did me in, not my own clumsiness. I had been mentioning how slippery it was just moments before my feet flew out from under me on my way down the stairs.

My tailbone is pissed!

I spent yesterday on my back, trying not to move because it hurt. Today, I'm back at work and have discovered that as long as I stay in one position the pain becomes a mere dull ache. It's moving that is the killer. Hopefully this will fade quickly... I have a busy week socially and don't want to be walking around like I have a pole up my butt.

On the up side, I did get a few good pix before the wipe out and will be posting them as soon as I find my cable. I know it's around here somewhere but it hurts to look.

Friday, July 25, 2003

Aren't we cute?

I'm spending a quiet Friday night at home... just me and the Sex and the City girls, so I decided to take this opportunity to finally upload some pix from the camera. I've been very slow at getting around to it... thank god the memory card on this thing is HUGE!

Here's me 'n B down at our local...after a few bevvies of course.

My new jewellery

Sick of purple!

I've been playing around a little bit with the template here. I was sick to death of bloody purple and have decided to stay very simple for a while. I am of course working on some kind of banner, but with my skills it's gonna take a while. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

It's the weekend!!

And what a weekend... there is a ton of stuff going on in the city. I think that tomorrow I'll start with the Caribbean Festival at Waterfront park in North Vancouver, or possibly the Burnaby Blues Festival . Both would be great.

Who am I kidding, the Caribbean Festival is closer and free so that's where I'll wind up. Tomorrow nite it's off to Trout Lake for the Illuminaires (thanks to Michelle for reminding me that it was this weekend). It should be a lot of fun. Will post some pictures if any of them turn out. Between all that and the Indy it's going to be a busy, noisy city for a few days!

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Can you say hypocrite?

I generally try to keep comments about what's going on in the middle east out of my blog, afterall, there are far more talented writers with far better information and insights out there. After reading this, however I feel the overwhelming need to say something.

When photos of captured/dead US and British soldiers appeared on al-jazeera, the Western world went nuts. We were disgusted that they would show such a thing, after all, it's against the Geneva convention... right? Somehow it's alright to publish mortuary photos of Saddam's sons who were killed the other day? How is one right and one wrong?!

Say it with me boys and girls... h y p o c r i t e s!!

It sickens me.

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

What would it take

for you to decide you didn't like your home anymore and pack up and move to another country? I'm not talking about moving somewhere when you retire, or moving because you were transferred with work or to go to school, but just deciding that you don't like living in your home country and you want to go.

I was reading this and it got me thinking. I'm not a fan of the current US government and I disagree with almost everything that they do... would that be enough to make me leave if I were American? Maybe. What do you think?

It's working! It's working

Thank you Haloscan! Thank you! I'm a happy girl now.


Getting pissed off trying to get my comments set up properly!!

Monday, July 21, 2003

Piercing and pain

On Thursday afternoon I headed down to Granville Street in search of a new piercing. I was considering either a navel piercing or a tragus piercing and finally decided on the latter.

Jacob was absolutely brilliant and it didn't really hurt at all, although it was a little uncomfortable for a second. I have spent the last few days explaining to people who say "ohmigod that must have hurt like hell!", that the actual piercing doesn't hurt... it's the weeks of healing time when things start to get tender.

Right now I'm swollen, tender and feeling like I'm getting an ear ache. I also have to be careful when I answer the phone as I automatically slam it against my left ear, which makes me explode in a stream of very loud expletives. I'm going to have to put up with this for the next little while, but it's going to be fabulous when it's all healed.

In the meantime, when someone asks me if the piercing hurt, I'm going to tell them no, and I think I'll keep the bit about the pain during healing to myself... otherwise how am I going to convince them to go for a navel piercing with me!

P.S. Will post a pic once the swelling goes down.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Starsky and Hutch

"Okay, hurry... I can't be late! Next lane. Quick there's a gap two lanes over. Can't this thing go any faster? Look, look, there's another gap, you just gotta get by this guy. C'mon, floor it! Left lane, left lane. Now,up there on the right... get in front of that truck. Are you really going 140Km/hr? It doesn't feel like it. Quick, right lane, right lane. Okay, we're making good time, but don't ease up. Look out for that guy, he's not paying attention. I know you see him, just get past him. Far left, far left, in front of the silver guy. God she's gonna kill me!
Whew, I can't believe we made it on time! Good driving"

Excerpts from my brother's side of the conversation as I drove like a madwoman to get him to the church on time. Starsky and Hutch eat your hearts out... I rule!

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

May I present to you...

My baby brother and his beautiful new wife...

Aren't they just gorgeous?

Monday, July 14, 2003

Monday, Monday....

Well it's official... I love weekends and I hate Mondays.

This weekend I went here to see this show. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but I did enjoy it: great sound, great venue, not overly obscene and a very interesting crowd.

It was also Ron and Lejla's West Coast reception this weekend. I think that if I really want to get some cool stuff, I need to get married, because they totally cleaned up!! New furniture, every kitchen appliance known to man, towels, assorted linens, picnic stuff, camping stuff. The only problem now is that they got the identical item to what I have on order for them. Now I don't know what to get them and I only have 3 days to figure it out!!

Any suggestions on the wedding gift for the couple who has everything?? I'm out of ideas.

Spent Sunday lazing around the house. I'm starting to feel like being lazy a lot and that concerns me. My mood has been fairly upbeat until recently and now thing are starting to slide... alot... again.

It seems like every few weeks I'm writing about how I need to get on top of stuff around the house, but I never seem to ... at least not for more than a day or two, and that's not good. It seems I've lost my motivation at home as well as at work. Speaking of which, I'd better get back at it... sigh.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Has anyone seen my motivation?

I seem to have lost it.

The weather is hot and gorgeous yet here I sit under fluorescent lights, amidst stacks of papers and ringing phones, counting the hours until I can get out of here. It's official: I've lost my desire to work. I am bored. Not bored from lack of work, but bored from lack of interesting and/or challenging work... some people seem unclear on the distinction.

Or maybe I just want to enjoy the weather before it starts raining again, and sitting here is not helping me to do that.

Enough whining... I'm going to take some paperwork outside on the deck and see how that goes... I can't sit in front of this screen anymore!

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Back in town and basically unscarred

The wedding was beautiful... both Ron and Lejla looked fantastic and were in tears for most of the ceremony. It was so cute. Will have some pictures posted in the next few days so that you can see how wonderful the bride and groom looked.

The reception was a little different than I'm used to as there were only about 15 people that we knew ... the other 150 were Lejla's parents friends and family. I've never been to a Bosnian wedding/reception before and all I can say is boy oh boy can they eat and dance! The ladies taught me some of the Bosnian dances and were incredibly patient as I tried not to trip over my own feet. After 2 songs I thought that my heart was going to explode, but they kept going all night. Now I understand why these women are all so thin... they burn off everything that they eat and drink with the dancing. I really could have used this. Then at least I could have explained to everyone who asked that no, I wasn't looking for a husband, and no, at 35 I'm not an old maid!

Ron and Lejla are back in Vancouver for 2 weeks now and we're having a big party on Saturday so that all of Ron's friends and family can get together and celebrate. I'm looking forward to that much more than I was the Calgary reception.

When I got back home from the airport, there was a big bouquet of flowers in my hallway with a card from B saying that he didn't want me to feel left out (at the wedding all the family members, including cousins, aunts and uncles received corsages, except me ... sigh... I guess they forgot about me). How sweet was that?

Wednesday, July 02, 2003


We got the 2010 Olympics!!!!

Things have been so busy lately with work and getting ready for the wedding that I haven't had time to go near my computer and I expect that it will remain that way until we get back from Calgary on Monday. I love my baby brother, but I'll be glad when this is all over.

Nothing exciting to tell you about anyway, except of course for the Olympics... WOO freakin' HOO!!