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>Thursday 13 – Things to do on a Saturday

24 Mar


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  1. Sleep in!
  2. Wear pyjamas until it’s officially the PM
  3. Grab a coffee and wander down a cool shopping street (like we did on Main Street last weekend) to window shop – or, you know, shop
  4. Brunch. Late enough that you can have beer without being judged.
  5. Movie marathon. This kind of links up to #2 and is particularly good if it’s raining. You will need: comfy flannel pjs, cosy blankets (I have these two great fleece ones that are HUGE – seriously, one easily wraps around two people), a purring kitty, at least three of your favourite movies (preferably a series or part of a theme), snacks and nothing else to do all day.
  6. Photo excursion! Pick a part of town, take cameras and wander about taking photos of everything.
  7. Nature walk. Best somewhere like Lynn Valley where there’s a big park with a paved path and not too many people yet no one dropping trou and taking a dump in the bushes adjacent to the walkway (ah, Stanley Park…).
  8. Hit the beach! Okay, so it’s Vancouver and you can only do this for about two weeks of the year without ending up very cold and/or wet, but during those brief sunny days everyone out there is just so happy that it’s contagious.
  9. Cuddle. Maybe not all day, but at least for the morning. Particularly if it’s crappy weather outside. The best is when there’s both of us and all three cats on the bed.
  10. Patio!!! Sun, beer, fries and people watching.
  11. Hit a local tourist spot. Sometimes it’s fun to pretend you’re just visiting for a day. I like the VAG and Grouse Mountain (though it’s hella expensive).
  12. Farmer’s Market – go pick out something yummy and local.
  13. Daytrip! Head somewhere you wouldn’t normally take the time go get to – whether it’s somewhere to shop, a park to visit, somewhere to go hiking or even heading out of town for the day.

Now I want it to be the weekend.


>Thursday 13 – Things I’d Rather Be Doing

10 Mar


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  1. Curling up on the couch with a warm blanket, a cup of chocolate and good book in front of a roaring fire.
  2. Sleeping. If I were doing #1, it would lead to #2.
  3. Cleaning out the clutter in my apartment. Not so much because I enjoy clearing out clutter, but it’s gotten to the point where I can’t get into the closets. Something must be done.
  4. Boarding a plane to take me somewhere new – either warm and relaxing or a vibrant cultural expedition… just some sort of vacation!
  5. Being on said vacation.
  6. Miraculously not having back problems and doing extra-pretzelly yoga!
  7. Knitting a cosy blanket that could then be used for #1.
  8. Watching one of those truly great movies that leave you wanting to start it again from the beginning right away because it was so good.
  9. Learning to play GTA or Left 4 Dead.
  10. Road trip!
  11. Skiing, only I’d be good at it.
  12. Drinking beer. And eating nachos.
  13. Spending the day with a good friend – either crafting, bombing about town or just hanging out and chatting!

>Thursday 13 – Best. Inventions. EVER.

24 Feb


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  1. The umbrella. I’m from Vancouver, y’all. It rains A LOT here.
  2. Not really an invention, per se, but whoever decided to domesticate the cat was really onto something there.
  3. The book. ‘Nuff said.
  4. Indoor plumbing. Perhaps not as sexy or exciting as some of the others, but really, where would we be without it?
  5. Chewing gum. It’s a revelation.
  6. The internets! Honestly, how did we ever waste time without it??
  7. The weekend. It’s the only time I get enough sleep.
  8. Sex. Speaks for itself.
  9. On a similar note, Chocolate. Mmmm.
  10. Sarcasm.
  11. Wellington boots. See #1 above.
  12. Beer.
  13. Sliced bread. Of course.

>Thursday 13 – iPod Shuffle

17 Feb


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  1. Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night
  2. Kings of Leon – California Waiting
  3. People Under the Stairs -Plunken ‘Em
  4. The Doors -People Are Strange
  5. The Black Keys – I’ll Be Your Man
  6. Pearl Jam – Not for You
  7. Atmosphere – Edie Brikell (remix)
  8. Jurassic 5 – Future Sound
  9. Radiohead – My Iron Lung
  10. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
  11. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
  12. David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes
  13. Run-D.M.C. – It’s Tricky