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Wednesday, September 12, 2007


As those who read this silly blog can tell, I haven't exactly been committed to updating it lately. I've tried to shut 'er down before, but that didn't last long because I still had things to share (not to mention plenty of time on my hands, as I wasn't working at the time). Now, however, the time has come to say so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen,adieu.

It's not you. It's me. Really, it is. It has nothing to do with you at all. It's all about me. You're amazing; you're great. I just need some time to figure out me : )

Thanks everyone. Ya'll can still send me an e-mail if you want to know what I'm up to.


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Where the heck does the Summer go??

Since my last post -- oh so many days ago now -- I hurt my back (during the slo-pitch playoffs), went to my 4th gay wedding of the Summer, went camping at Pitt Lake, and celebrated Perdita's comback silver medal at Worlds. Yippee Perdita!!

This Labour Day long weekend, my guy and I are heading to Keats Island for some fun with friends. Lookin' forward to it big-time! After that, it's the unofficial end of Summer and the start of volleyball season, with the added lead up to skiing!!

Hope everyone is doing well in their part of the world. Enjoy the end of your Summer -- or stay warm if you're living Down Under!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Playoffs

So the "cottage" was fantastic. We had a great time visiting with our friends, enjoying food and drink, sea kayaking, and just enjoying island life. Unfortunately, I had a terrible case of allergies -- or possibly a cold. I'm not sure which it was, but I was a sneezing, snivelling, stuffed up fool all weekend long. Not. Impressed.

While I was on Pender, my slo-pitch team won its last game of the season to finish at 6 wins and 12 losses. While nowhere near the top of the league, we surprisingly won 4 of our last 5 games, and are the hottest team heading into this weekend's playoffs. We know we can beat any team in the league, and now is our time to show it. Bring it on!!

My guy is away this weekend, as he celebrates his parents' 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family at his brother's cabin up at Shuswap. I was invited -- bless his family -- but had to decline, as the playoffs beckoned. My guy gets home Sunday afternoon and we have a wedding to go to Sunday night, which we're really looking forward to.

I called Tower Girl for her birthday last Monday, and we had fantastic chat. The gal is back in Canada and working hard as a circus freak. She and Leona and I are still hoping to rendezvous in San Francisco around Christmastime, so there should be some planning in the works soon.

OK, gotta go now. I'm up very early -- anxious for the playoffs to begin -- but I want to go back to bed and try and grab another hour of shut-eye.

Happy weekend, everyone!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

The "cottage"

In our last four slo-pitch games, we've beaten the 3rd place team, the 2nd place team and the 1st place team, in addition to being totally drubbed by the last place team. What gives?!

Still, we know we can beat anyone in the league, which is a good place to be in as the playoffs approach. That's the weekend of August 18th and 19th, so keep your fingers crossed that we put in a decent performance!!

In the meantime, however, it's off to Pender Island to relax and visit friends who have a weekend home there. I've seen the city home of these fellas and it's absolutely fantastic, so I'm really looking forward to checking out the "cottage" on Pender.

Yippee!! My first time to one of the Gulf Islands!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Yup, still busy. Still doin' fun stuff, like leading my soccer team in our fan-favourite dance in the Vancouver Pride Parade.

We rocked it, man. And here's the proof:

I'm the one wearing jersey #21 at the front, starting in the right-side line and finishing on the left, just out of the frame in front of the skinny little bitch who gets most of the camera time. Yup, I was the humble dance leader, countin' down the intro and leading the troupe through our choreography in fine form.

Here's a still picture of me, again in the front of the right-side line and showing the incredibly stunning definition in my quads and the perfectly straight back that we were all instructed to show.

And it wasn't just me in the parade. My guy was marching with the Vancouver Men's Chorus and, in my humble opinion, was by far the best of the bunch. Check him out (tip: he's the one in the orange shirt and jean shorts, second from the back in the line closest to the camera, right in the middle of the frame from the time the clip's countdown timer goes from 25 seconds to 15 seconds remaining).

And here's a better picture of him, too. He's centre frame, lookin' sharp!

My first time ever marching in the Pride Parade. But probably not my last...

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Yup, I've been busy. But busy good, not busy bad. I'm still alive, kickin', and livin' life large.

I hope you're doing the same!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Lime green, polyester, and stretchy

I'll look like Andrew McCarthy and James Spader, the rich kids in Pretty in Pink; or maybe even the cool kids in that other Molly Ringwald classic, Sixteen Candles.

I am so gonna look like all the snobs from my High School!

It's my office's Summer Staff Party tomorrow and the theme is -- you guessed it!! -- the fabulous 80's! So in the pursuit of high fashion, frivolity, and a fantastic prize for best costume, I'll be Kip, a prepster tennis instructor in fantastic 80's attires and sporting a fantastic 80's attitude.

And to this end, I went to a consignment store and actually forked over money for:

  • an orange/mango-coloured Polo Ralph Lauren shirt that I'll wear with the collar standing up, thank you very much (just like the snobs from my High School wore theirs)
  • a pair of slightly-too-tight-but-thankfully-stretchy lime green polyester short vintage-80's tennis shorts with a couple of orange diagonal stripes around the slanted side pockets which happen to perfectly match the colour of the polo shirt
  • a very scratched-lenses pair of typically-80's-oversized Vuarnet sunglasses (just like the ones worn by the snobs from my High School)

I swear, I'll look exactly like I did in my high school grad year of (can it really be 22 years ago already?) 1985 except that I'm 40 pounds heavier, have a face full of wrinkles, and never actually owned a Polo Ralph Lauren shirt ever in my life, because I was never cool enough, unlike the snobs from my High School. Oh, except that I ain't done yet!

I'll be combining these gems with my lime green bandana (yes, actually taken from my own closet) worn headband-style, just like Mike Reno of Loverboy, and a pair of long stripes-at-the-top tube socks (yup, another gem from my own personal collection). Ya, ya, and then I'll spike my hair for maximum effect (just like the snobs in my High School). The result: I'll look, like, totally awesome, as if I just stepped off the pages of a 1985 high fashion magazine.

Nobody can say I ain't got team spirit. And I don't think anyone will be able to hold a candle to me in the Looking-Bloody-Ridiculous-at-an-Office-Party department -- including all those snobs from my High School : )

Stay tuned -- I'll try to get pictures.

Update: I won the 80's Trivia Contest (like there was ever any doubt!) and, even more importantly, I took away top prize in the Best Dressed Contest for my Kip ensemble and personna -- cuz it was just as much about the attitude as the outfit!! There were plenty of Kip fans, and more than a few pictures taken, so I'll be sure to post one or two at some point.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

4 more

Only four more sleeps until my guys gets home from his three-week European adventure.