Archive for December, 2006


2006

What an eventful year. It all started out so well…puking in the bathroom at the Odyssey after too much beer, rum, a shot of aftershock and who knows what else. Almost puking in the taxi on the way home. Fun fun fun. New Years day 2006 seems like just yesterday actually.

Since then I have dumped a boyfriend…gained a boyfriend…my dog died…my niece was born…my good friend from high school got married…I graduated University…I was over in N.Ireland twice…Prague once…I ate beef sashimi…I think that just about sums it all up.

2007..bring it on!

stolen from thevancouverites.com

Canadians in Hell.
Two guys from Prince George die and wake up in hell.

The next day the devil stops in to check on them and sees them dressed in parkas, mittens and toques warming themselves around the fire.

The devil asks them, “What are you doing? Isn’t it hot enough for you?”

The two guys reply, “Well, you know, we’re from Canada, the land of snow and ice and cold. We’re just happy for a chance to warm up a little bit, eh.”

The devil decides that these two aren’t miserable enough and turns up the heat.

The next morning he stops in again and there they are, still dressed in parkas, toques and mittens. The devil asks them again, “It’s awfully hot down here, can’t you guys feel it?”

Again the two guys reply, “Well, like we told ya yesterday, we’re from Canada, the land of snow and ice and cold. We’re just happy for a chance to warm up a little bit, eh.”

This gets the devil a little steamed up and he decides to fix these two guys. He cranks the heat up as high as it will go. The people are wailing and screaming everywhere.

He stops by the room with the two guys from Canada and finds them in light jackets and bucket hats, grilling sausage and drinking beer. The devil is astonished, “Everyone down here is in abject misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourselves.”

The two Canadians reply, “Well, ya know, we don’t get too much warm weather up there in Prince George so we’ve just got to have a cook-out when the weather’s THIS nice.”

The devil is absolutely furious, he can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The devil decides to turn all the heat off in hell.

The next morning, the temperature is below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere; people are shivering so bad that they are unable to do anything but wail, moan, and gnash their teeth.

The devil smiles and heads for the room with the two Canadians. He gets there and finds them back in their parkas, toques, and mittens. NOW they are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men!!!

The devil is dumbfounded, “I don’t understand, when I turn up the heat you’re happy. Now it’s freezing cold and you’re still happy. What is wrong with you two???”

The Prince Georgians look at the devil in surprise, “Well, don’t you know? If hell freezes over, it must mean the Canucks have won the Stanley Cup!!!”

You Could Be Happy – Snow Patrol

You could be happy and I won’t know
But you weren’t happy the day I watched you go

And all the things that I wish I had not said
Are played on lips ’til it’s madness in my head

Is it too late to remind you how we were?
But not our last days of silent, screaming blur

Most of what I remember makes me sure
I should have stopped you from walking out the door

You could be happy, I hope you are
You made me happier than I’d been by far

Somehow everything I own smells of you
And for the tiniest moment it’s all not true

Do the things that you always wanted to
Without me there to hold you back, don’t think, just do

More than anything I want to see you go
Take a glorious bite out of the whole world

I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here

Say what you will about reality tv, this is a great show.
I definitley miss the good tv from over there now that I’m back home it just doesn’t really compare, I miss the humour.

So sick of airports and airplanes

Good thing I’m finally home don’t think I could face anymore air travel. It’s too bad we couldn’t fly home direct but Zoom doesn’t fly out of Belfast after October so we had to go through Gatwick. Instead of travelling for about 10 hours the trip back was turned into 20 hours, what a hassle. It didn’t help that we went on one of the busiest travel days before Christmas.

Gatwick was insane, I have never seen such a poorly laid out airport in my life. Once we got off the plane we had to line up and get a security barcode thing and have our picture taken, seemed weird but it was because people were leaving at the exact same place we were arriving so they had to differentiate between the two groups. So as we were walking up the narrow hallway people were running towards us to catch their flight. The real fun started after we picked up our luggage and tried to go check in for the Zoom flight. The place was a parking lot of people. There was no room for anyone to move, it was like a zoo. So no one knew where to go or if they were standing in a line or not. We saw where we had to check in but just couldn’t get anywhere near it.  Then finally the people that work there made an effort to sort it out and we got through. Then of course there were the huge line ups going through security, and we picked the unlucky line where everyone had to take their shoes off. At least I didn’t get searched like I did in Belfast on the way to Prague, that was the closest you could come to a strip search with your clothes still on!

Finally we were in the departure lounge where we had to look at the screens to see what gate we had to go to but our flight didn’t come up even when it got close to boarding time. Then we realized it was up on other screens and made it in plenty of time. I dunno why they don’t do it like they do in Vancouver and just tell you what gate to go to right away, maybe it’s just too busy for that.

The flight was pretty uneventful and they showed 5 whole movies. I watched parts of 2 of them, I can never seem to watch a whole movie on a plane.

So anyway, I’m back and I’m not entirely sure I want to be here but I’ll just have to get used to it.

Jacko

Wow, aren’t you so special!

I don’t mean to reward you for complaining about not mentioning you in my last post.

Without Jacko I would not have had nearly as much fun in Northern Ireland. He is the one I hold responsible for pouring those pints down my throat, especially when he couldn’t finish his own and gave them to me (and to think you are twice as big as me). Silly Mexican.

Thanks for all the good times…now don’t get all big headed after this post, and be sure to leave a comment. It’s not too late for me to come and kick your ass.

Well the two months are over and I’m about to head back home to Vancouver.  In the beginning it felt like we were going to be here forever and I can’t believe how quickly time has flown.  I’m definitley not good with change. When I come here I miss home but then when it comes time to leave I don’t really want to. Of course there are people I have missed a lot and I can’t wait to see but I know there are just as many here that I will miss when I go. Why can’t everyone just be in the same place??

More than anything I’m dreading going back to reality…and looking for a job. Two months is maybe just a bit too long for a holiday. I’ve had so many fun times here. There was the weekend in Prague, hope to be back there sometime soon. Graemes gig at the Ivy, did we really stay up till 5 in the morning? Pub crawl from the German beer tent to the Giants game, can’t say I remember much about that game but I think we won. Various edgy posing opportunities. Food at the continental market and more German beer. The Giants Causeway, I’m just glad I made it back alive. Bushmills, it takes a long time to get the whiskey to taste that uh hem bad. And finally Susans wedding, those shoes were not made for dancing.

I’m so glad I have gotten to see Lia as a tiny baby, Matthew as he’s just starting to talk and bite me a lot! Why is it just me??

‘To think I might not see those eyes, makes it so hard not to cry, and as we say our long goodbye, I nearly do’

Ok time to stop listening to these sad songs.

Possibly also the best song ever..

..The Radio 1 Live Lounge version of Run by Snow Patrol.

Guess Snow Patrol is just pretty good in general.

Snow Patrol – Set The Fire To The Third Bar

possibly one of the best songs ever
at least I think so right now