Friday, January 26, 2007

There is still fun to be had on the internet...

I finally stumbled upon a cool new craft site that really inspires. I had become bored with the internet in general lately, but this new page is cool!
Check it out!!.
Maybe I'll actually get busy and make some of these things.

I had to call an ambulance for someone today who wiped out on her bike while I was working. She is the second cyclist I've seen take a tumble transitioning from the sidewalk to the roadway in icy conditions. I saw her get up onto the sidewalk farther down the street, and when she got to the corner, I heard this awful scraping crashing sound and there she was on the ground. I don't usually feel too sympathetic for people who ride on the sidewalk, but from the looks of her mangled hand, she was in trouble. Her baby finger was completely bent backwards. Ugh.
Almost lost my lunch.
Also she didn't have a helmet, and I wasn't sure if she'd cracked her head. She was certainly babbling like an idiot. I felt badly for her.

The other woman went down a month or so ago. Same situation, from the sidewalk to the roadway, except one of those pretty tile mosaics took her down. She was older, and wearing a helmet, but still went down hard and didn't move for some time. She was also in a great deal of pain and grabbing her hip. Bad news.

The moral of this story is....RIDERS!!!!!...stay off the sidewalks!

Time to rustle up some needles and some yarn. yummy!!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Another weekend...

Another cutlery drawer full of mouse shit.

I guess the kitten has extended her life here yet another weekend, because upon waking on Saturday morning and opening the pantry, she caught another mouse.


And I thought that I had nearly found a home for her...

Total mouse count to date: 7

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Happy Hockey Day in Canada

Yeterday was the official Hockey Day in Canada. It was also my husband's Iron John, er Howie Meeker weekend away with the guys. Not to be confused with the McMeekers, who are a farcical team of drunken curlers in Vancouver.

From what I hear, a good time was had by all, including tying up with the Flying Vees, an obnoxious, trash talking team of minor celebrities who thought they would mop up the ice with the Maroons. Heh Heh.
Sorry about that Grant!!
Less trash talkin' more goal tendin' next time.

On the mouse front, we seem to be losing the battle.
Our latest attempt at genocide is the sonic mouse repellent. It's suppose to cause auditory distress causing them to leave the area. Yeah right.
All I've noticed is that they've moved into different places, like my dishes cupboard. It's getting to be pretty annoying all this shifting and discarding of food and washing the area only to find that the next day I need to do it somewhere else. grrrrrrr

The bloody vermin are getting me down.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Go to the Railway Club tonight!

Looks like my friends The Choir Practice are playing at the Railway Club tonight, so go and check them out if you're so inclined. I would certainly be there if I wasn't stuck in without a sitter. It should be a good time.

I know they're recording now, so let's just hope that there will be some sort of vinyl pressing. I'm so tired of the CD scene in our house right now. We have hundreds and hundreds of the things clogging up prime storage space, and not even a CD player to play them on. ARRRRGH.
I would ditch them all tomorrow if the old man wouldn't notice. hmmmmmmm(?!)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


I just found out that a friend of mine was hit by a car yesterday and has a smashed pelvis as well as a compound fracture to his leg. It is extrememly upsetting, because I know too many people that have been hurt by negligent and uncaring drivers in this city.

Even my 3 year old daughter has been hit in her trailer by some idiotic unattentive driver. I really don't know what the solution is, besides us being scared off of our bikes and into cars like the other fat asses that I see around me. I mean what the fuck?!?
Vancouver is suppose to be a progressive, sustainable city, but the reality is far from the image that it tries to present. The roads are clogged with single drivers in giant SUVs which they can't even navigate. It is disgusting!!

I feel like I'm gonna die everytime I go out on my bike. Time to get more active I suppose. Whatever that means...

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Oh Glorious Boob Tube

I cannot wait for the start of CBC's new sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie to begin. And not just because it has many reactionary Conservative types with their knickers in a knot. I would post some of the hype and anti-hype here, but I don't need the heat that the trackbacks will bring.
I have always been a huge fan and supporter of Canadian Television. Just finished with Dragon Boys, which despite the insane violence, was really good.

I don't know why I'm so compelled to watch our own programming, but I believe that it might just stave off the ideological manifest destiny that looms.
So check out the funny Muslims on CBC tomorrow night.
It's gonna be good!!