Saturday, February 26, 2005


Yawn. Is the game over yet? Who's winning? Who's playing? What, Brian Burke is actually lacing them up? He's playing? Oh boy, it's gonna be a lonnnng game.. I can't believe nobody from Kidstreet showed up.. One hundred tickets in my hand and we used, what, less than 10 of them. And that includes a couple of my friends.. Couldn't even give the dozens and dozens and dozens of extras away.. Everyone else also trying to get rid of their extras.. Hey look, they're announcing the jackpot total. And the total is.. Oh man, that's funny stuff.. Hear me now and believe me later, the next time I watch a hockey game all the players will be highly competitive athletes in excellent shape. Fo' shizzle.

Friday, February 25, 2005


I just found out today that I get to go to the Sea to Sky Hockey thingamabob tomorrow! Absolutely free! At work we're getting 100 tickets.. 50 kids 50 adults. Most of them are going to the kids and parents at Kidstreet, with some tickets left over.. Last year I worked at the game, and didn't get to see any of it.. I'm looking forward to tomorrow..

"No thanks. I would never buy any of these. The organizer is an idiot."

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Oh Brother

A couple of summers ago I was at the outdoor pool at Second Beach in Stanley Park on a b-e-a-youtiful day. I was on an outing with my sister, my sister's husband (my brother-in-law), my dad, my dad's two young boys (my brothers), and Biscotti. There, the scene is set.

One of my younger brothers had brought along some oversized sunglasses. And by oversized I don't just mean relative to his 5-year-old noggin.. They would've been oversized on you, me, the mail carrier and probably even Bo Jackson.. Not that Bo Jackson has a huge noggin. He might, but that's something I just don't know.. He was the biggest sports hero of mine, which is why I mention his name of all names. But that's not why you called. My younger brother was sitting with his eyes facing the sun and decided it was time to don the sunglasses. So he puts them on and it looks quite amusing. My brother-in-law then says, while looking right at my younger brother, "Wow, look at the cool kid with the huge sunglasses". To that, my younger brother proceeds to quickly take off the sunglasses and spin his head around to spot this "cool kid". It was the cutest and funniest thing ever! He kept looking for a few seconds, while we cracked up, and then we explained to him that in fact, he was the cool kid wearing the huge sunglasses. I don't think he understood though, because we saw him looking around again after the explanation, in search of this kid that had us cracking up with his huge sunglasses.. As he looked around more, we would laugh more, and that would make him want to find the kid more, as he was seemingly missing out on something very funny. All because he didn't know that he was the "cool kid". It was a sweet moment.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

NZ Article About BookCrossing!

There was an article in a New Zealand newspaper, the Manawatu Standard, about BookCrossing! (But you knew that already, didn't you? For the title of this post I should have written "Flying Elephants Are Becoming Popular Again", just to really throw you off.. Ah well, there's always next time..)

I know I know, hundreds of articles have been written about BookCrossing.. What makes this particular article so noteworthy? Well, to answer your question, read the article, and then click here. Or here. You may even click here. But read the article first.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


My cousin, who responds to the name "Ross", got married this past weekend! To a girl I haven't met, who answers to Renee. It may be spelt Renée. Or it may be spelt Albuquerque, but with accents in the right places to have it sound like "Renée". I should know how it's spelt. My apologies. In my defense, however weak this defense may be, I haven't yet met her. The wedding was half a world away, a few kilometres north of Middle-Earth territory.. When I first heard about the wedding, I was hoping Biscotti and I could make it there, but the timing just didn't work. My mom went as the rep for the Canadian contingent. In the not-too-distant future Biscotti and I will be there. I'll be introducing her to my relatives, we'll both be introduced to my cousin's wife, and then we'll "glide quietly beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms" in the Waitomo Caves, with "only the gentle sound of dripping water" to remind us that we "are deep underground and not beneath a star filled sky".

Congratulations Ross and Renée.