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Sorry, Mr. DaVinci

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So, I went to see the DaVinci Code last night. I'll begin by saying that I have not read the book, but now I really want to because I figure it must be at least 10 times better than the movie. You'd think that the team of Ron Howard and Tom Hanks would produce something spectacular, but this movie was slow-moving, even boring in parts. I also found it fairly predictable, and I figured out who the "Teacher" was before it was revealed. Boooorrrrinnnnggg--the friend I went with even fell asleep for a few brief moments. The story itself is very good (although they blatantly make up "facts" about the church) and the whole idea of code makes for an intriguing plot. Has anyone read the bookand seen the movie? I was told that the movie is very similar to the book, but I can hardly believe that since there has been so much raving over the book. Anyone else seen the movie (and Tom Hanks' bad haircut)?

Git r done!

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Ah yes, Larry the Cable Guy.
For some strange reason, this saying
really does motivate me!

The Verdict Is In!

Well, thanks for everyone's votes this weekend! I'm sure you have all been waiting with anticipation to hear what I ended up doing (ah, who am I kidding...). I hosted my own movie marathon, but I mostly just did it on Saturday and Sunday. Monday I spent trying to organize my spare room, now my whole place is a disaster again! I also did a small bit of reading. The weather was fairly good, so I even got to sit out in the sun for a while. Here are the movies I watched over the weekend...

Ocean's 12...I loved Ocean's 11, but I just couldn't get into this movie until the last half. It had a good ending, but it's one of those take it or leave it movies. And the soundtrack was super annoying.

Dodgeball...Loved it, loved it, loved it. What more can I say than "I love Ben Stiller!"

Diary of a Mad Black Woman...This was my very favouritest movie of the whole weekend. Not what I was expecting at all. If you haven't seen it yet, get 'er done!

What About Bob…

It's the long weekend challenge!

The long weekend is upon us, and since I'm a single girl with nothing much to do, I thought I'd let the people who read my blog decide what I'll do this weekend. Here are the options:

1. Sleep-I will sleep whenever I get the chance or the inkling to nap. This means I could fall asleep while watching TV, or even in the middle of a meal. I will sleep in every day (except Sunday, 'cause I have to be at the church), and I will just generally lay around the house on the couch, my bed, my lawn chair etc.

2. Movies-I will have a movie marathon lasting 3 days. I will keep track of the movies I watch and try to set a record of how many movies I can squeeze in over the weekend. Popcorn and pop will be a staple.

3. Reading-I don't often get a chance to do much reading, so this weekend will be an excellent opportunity. I will read from a variety of books including fiction and non-fiction, also perhaps some magazines.

4. Organizing-My place is pretty clean right now but I h…

And it burns, burns, burns...

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Well my pictures are finally back, so I thought I'd share a few that I took in Edmonton a few weeks ago when Sean and his band Flood of Fire came to play. I'm hoping to find a cheap flight to go see him in the next month or two. I've never been to Vancouver, so can anyone give me some suggestions of places to go and things to do/see? They have to be things I can get to by transit, and that I can do on my own...




I fought the law, and the law won...




I was going to say that Sean is the one in the black t-shirt, but it seems that most of the guys were favouring black that night...



Two Flood of Fire fans, who we just found wandering around the mall.

Today's Chevrolet

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Chevy and his "big stick". Notice the scar on his nose...he got bit by another dog because he was just being the friendly dog that he is. As usual, he didn't learn any lessons from this.


"I really am a good dog...see how nicely I can sit, if only for 2 seconds?"


I tried to capture this picture just a few moments before. Chevy had managed to get the rope, ball, and log in his mouth, all at the same time. No, he's not greedy at all.

Chevy and his rubber chicken. Yes, he has a rubber chicken. I have to laugh when he trots around with it in his mouth--it has a squeaker in it, so it sounds like it is dying a very slow and painful death.


Well, today's Chevrolet is different than yesterday's Chevrolet. Yes, Chevy got neutered yesterday! It seems, however, that the major surgery and pain medication has not changed the fact that he is indeed a rascal. The vet said to make sure he doesn't lick or bite his stitches, but that seems to be the least of my w…