Monday, March 15, 2010


There are some cool looking items at the Official Photo Products website. Photo books, calendars, posters etc. The thing that I wanted was a "swatchbook" of pics. Right off the bat I had a little bit of a problem with it b/c it says that it's 30 pages but really you use one side of the page so you can only use 15 pics, but not really b/c there are a couple of pages that say things like "with glowing hearts". Anyways, even with 13 pics it's a super cool little thing. And it's only $15.99 -- so I got down to business and started making one for my Mom. The program itself was kind of frustrating but I finally got it finished. And guess how much shipping was? $30! Yeah, I don't think so. Thanks anyways VANOC.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Paralympic Opening Ceremonies - March 12, 2010 at BC Place

We were pretty excited about going to the Paralympic Opening Ceremonies, actually. I'd done some volunteering so when an e-mail showed up offering $20 tickets, I didn't think twice.
Like the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, our seats came with a participation pack which included one of four coloured ponchos, and pom poms with flame coloured LED light strands.
The pre-show rehearsal had several elements including a dance routine which, if successful, would have broken the world record to become the largest choreographed dance with 60,000 participants.
When seen from a distance, the ponchos recreated the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic logo complete with the sun image.
Sumi is the official mascot of the Paralympic games, and flew in to greet us.
The athletes entered the stadium to deafening fanfare. All the athletes, but of course, especially Canada.
We did our "Flash Mob" dance during this dance number. I'd have to say our section was pretty good, and from where we were it looked pretty impressive.
The speeches were okay, but got a bit long. We were a bit restless at that point. Where's the flame??
After a really moving tribute to both Rick Hanson and Terry Fox, the flame arrived in the stadium, carried by Terry Fox's parents. Very emotional.
Welcome Vancouver 2010 Paralympics!!!!

The Paralympics Begin Tonight

Today I was reminded of the Olympics. Why? B/c of the massive military helicopters that were flying & hovering over my neighbourhood. That can only mean one thing. The Paralympics must be starting! Keri is going to the Opening Ceremonies tonight and maybe if we're really lucky she'll do a guest post for us.

Want to watch the Opening Ceremonies? Well, if you're in BC you can watch them live at 6pm on CTV. The rest of the country will have to watch them tomorrow at 2pm local time.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Accounting For Dragons

Accounting For Dragons is a funny 7min long podcast found at PodCastle. Thanks Nadine!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Threadless / TypeTees Tuesday

I'm on a mission to become "quirky shirt girl" and have started a nice collection thanks to Threadless & TypeTees.

Today's shirt is compliments of Josh Miller: "If Your Pants Are On Fire, Being A Liar Becomes Less Important."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ben Sigston LIVE March 18

My friend Ben Sigston is performing Thursday, March 18 at The Media Club (695 Cambie St).

You should totally go! 8pm. See you there!

Well, *I* won't actually see you there since I'll be working -- but you should still go.

Handsome Men's Club

Not Olympic related in the slightest but Jimmy Kimmel's skit last night was hysterical! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thank You Brian Williams

I realize this was written Feb 26 but I only saw it today, after my Mom emailed it to me. Did I mention I've been sick? LOL. Here's a very nice thank you note from NBC's Brian Williams.

After tonight's broadcast and after looting our hotel mini-bars, we're going to try to brave the blizzard and fly east to home and hearth, and to do laundry well into next week. Before we leave this thoroughly polite country, the polite thing to do is leave behind a thank-you note.

Thank you, Canada:

For being such good hosts.

For your unfailing courtesy.

For your (mostly) beautiful weather.

For scheduling no more than 60 percent of your float plane departures at the exact moment when I was trying to say something on television.

For not seeming to mind the occasional (or constant) good-natured mimicry of your accents.

For your unique TV commercials -- for companies like Tim Hortons -- which made us laugh and cry.

For securing this massive event without choking security, and without publicly displaying a single automatic weapon.

For having the best garment design and logo-wear of the games -- you've made wearing your name a cool thing to do.

For the sportsmanship we saw most of your athletes display.

For not honking your horns. I didn't hear one car horn in 15 days -- which also means none of my fellow New Yorkers rented cars while visiting.

For making us aware of how many of you have been watching NBC all these years.

For having the good taste to have an anchorman named Brian Williams on your CTV network, who turns out to be such a nice guy.

For the body scans at the airport which make pat-downs and cavity searches unnecessary.

For designing those really cool LED Olympic rings in the harbor, which turned to gold when your athletes won one.

For always saying nice things about the United States...when you know we're listening.

For sharing Joannie Rochette with us.

For reminding some of us we used to be a more civil society.

Mostly, for welcoming the world with such ease and making lasting friends with all of us.