Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deluxe Hugs, Ukrainian Dinner & Monck

Deluxe Hugs Prank


Two weekends ago, on Friday I went to St. Mary's Church Ukrainian dinner. For $10.50, I scored a delicious plate of perogies, meatballs and gravy, and apple crumble. It was fantastic and service was excellent.

I also went to the opening of Kitsilano Pool with my niece. I had not been there since I was a teenager volunteering for the Boys' & Girls' Club. We also went to Playland. It was my niece's first visit to the fair and she went on all the scary rides while my feet were firmly planted on the ground.

Last weekend, a bunch of Amerikan GFYers visited Vancouver for Memorial Weekend. We all went to the White & Glitter Party Vegas-style. We also hung out at Kitsilano Beach and had brunch at the Reagle Beagle.

Last night, I skipped out of yoga (bad me) to go to Memphis Blues with my cousin and our friend. Meat coma galore! We shared a Memphis Platter and it was pure omnivore heaven. I love their potato salad and cornbread. After, we went for a walk along Jericho Beach.

Tomorrow, I am headed to Monck Provincial Park on Nicola Lake near Merritt. I have never been there before, but pictures of the lake and campground look wonderful. I am going with a bunch of friends and I have been looking forward to this weekend all month.

Listening to: Chilliwack - My Girl


Friday, May 15, 2009


Apparently, I am "Daunting".

daunting - 2 dictionary results

daunt [dawnt, dahnt]

–verb (used with object)

1. to overcome with fear; intimidate: to daunt one's adversaries.

2. to lessen the courage of; dishearten: Don't be daunted by the amount of work still to be done.


1250–1300; ME da(u)nten < AF da(u)nter, OF danter, alter. of donter (prob. by influence of dangier power, authority; see danger ) < L domitāre to tame, deriv. of domitus, ptp. of domāre to tame

Related forms:
daunt-ing⋅ly, adverb
daunt-ing⋅ness, noun

1. overawe, subdue, dismay, frighten. 2. discourage, dispirit.

2. encourage.

Listening Rihanna - Disturbia


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A to Zed

I borrowed this A to Z that is going around on FaceCrack Donna. I ain't no FaceCracker, but I like the insight it provides about the writer.

A - Age: 34.9

B - Bed size: Queen: Simmons Orthopedic with pillow-top mattress and mattress pad, 300+ count sheets. It's like sleeping on a cloud.

C - Chore you hate: Washing the tub and mopping the floors. Best to outsource.

D - Dog’s name: Cat's name is Choco.

E - Essential start your day item: Warm chai and soy or strawberry black tea.

F - Favorite color: Aquamarine, turquoise or teal.

G - Gold or Silver: Platinum.

H - Height: 5′3.5″

I - Instruments you play(ed): Flute (not at band camp).

J - Job title: Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and Board of a non-profit organization that manages extended-care facilities.

K - Kids: Not yet. I am a parental-figure to a Siamese cat and an Aunt to an 8 year old.

L - Living arrangements: 750 sq ft one-bedroom apartment one block from Kitsilano Beach.

M - Mom’s name: Sadie

N - Nicknames: Stace, Sinja

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: None that I know of.

P - Pet Peeve: People who waste, don't move to the back of the bus, bad drivers.

Q - Quote from a movie: "Would you like me to seduce you?", "Nobody puts 'Baby' in a corner.", "I'll have what she's having."

R - Right or left handed: Mostly right.

S - Siblings: Aaron

T - Time you wake up: 6:20 really is hell on earth.

U- Underwear: Affirmative.

V - Vegetable you dislike: I never met a vegetable I didn't like.

W - Ways you run late: Surfing the 'net, cat naps, or missed the bus.

X - X-rays you’ve had: Dental

Y - Yummy food you make: Scrambled eggs with sauteed veggies and Havarti.

Z - Zoo favorite: Portland Oregon Zoo (Love 'em all!)


Listening to: Engima - Sadness


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cherry Blossoms

After I came out of the Burlesque show at 1:30 am on Sunday, I walked two blocks to my car to Parker Street near Commercial Drive. The whole street was covered in cherry blossoms. I wish I had my camera because someone drew a heart on my windshield (not my car below). It was such a lovely gift.

Listening to: Oliver Shanti - Spring Tea Ceremony


Sunday, May 03, 2009

A La Weekends

These past few weekends have been fantastic. A few weekends ago, I went down to Seattle for Bunarchy. A bunch of us participated in a bunny bar-hop in Georgetown. It was a lot of fun. We started at the Georgetown Liquor Company, headed to Calamity Janes, Jules Maes and finished at the 9lb Hammer. The 9lb was a very funky bar because there were board games everywhere. I loved seeing Jenga, Trivial Pursuit and Rock'em Sock'em Robots. The evening creme de la creme was the Taco Truck that pulled up to serve fresh tacos at 2 am.

I spent the rest of the weekend at the Csto NW Regional Conference participating in a series to team-building workshops with my Csto campmates from Burning Man. It was great to see old Csto mates from as far away as Victoria and California.

Last weekend, I went to SinCity with a paddy wagon full of Recompression Cops. We wrote citations, performed illegal searches and confiscated concealed weapons. I am still a rookie in training, but I am learning a lot in the ways to becoming a good oscipher.

On Friday, I went to see The Secret World of Og at the Carousel Theatre in Granville Island with Kel, Omid and Erin. I had never read the children's book before, but the adaption was incredible. The screenplay was fantastic, the characters were adorable, the acting was great, and the set design was magical. It is a story about five children that discover their toys are being taken to a secret underground world. After the play, we went for dinner at the Cat's Social House (formerly Cat's Meow). More dark decor swanky, mind you, the service and food were good even though there was not enough staff on hand.

On Saturday, I went with Claire, Dorothy and Delilah to The Reef on Commercial Drive for some Jamaican food and drinks. I love their raspberry rum mojitas. After filling our palates, we went to see By the Seat of Our Panties: A Burlesque Musical at the Vancouver Burlesque Festival. The show was incredible! We laughed non-stop. The musical had so many great numbers performed by a talented cast. I loved the song about Day Jobs. The show was delightfully roaring.

This afternoon, I am going over to Leanne and Louie's for the Annual Brupper. I used to live next door to Leanne in our old apartment building and every year she would host an annual pancake brupper. Guests would bring an ingredient to be the added feature in a batch of pancakes. Previously pancakes have included Oreo chunks, gummie bears, baked apples, bananas and jelly beans. This year, I am bringing butterscotch chips.

I cannot believe it is already May! Spring sprung rather late and I feel sorry for all the hayfever sniffling sufferers. My rent went up again $35 the second year in a row. I am considering moving before it reaches $1,000. A bit much for a one-bedroom apartment, but the rents elsewhere are just as high. *sigh* I could purchase, but I would be paying through the nose as a single-incomer. I am not quite ready for the hippie commune just yet.

Listening to: Corey Hart - Never Surrender