Saturday, July 30, 2005

I heart Kelowna...

Here is something I love about summer. On tuesday you can decide that a weekend in Kelowna would be nice. And if you have really great friends (in this case one C.Santos & L. Neville) it can actually happen. So we took a little trip. On the road I heard some very wise words from Crista about contentment & happiness. Isn't it interesting how there is always something we could be discontent about? No matter what our stage in life. So I think the trick is, love where you are at. Each stage has difficult things, but usually there are some good things too. And you will probably miss them when they are gone. (I know I do.) Easy to say - hard to do. But all in all, a fantastic weekend.

A classic driving shot.
I love the's true.
My dad dancing to Elvis. It doesn't get much better than that!
Put on your shades for that one - just a little white!

The phantom did us proud. Even on the SEVEN AND A HALF HOUR trip home. Yes you heard me right. I will say it once, and I will say it again - I am NOT a #1 highway fan! We took the #7 highway, and by highway they mean "major road" through aggasiz and mission. Yikes.

Monday, July 18, 2005

CP's in the Emerald City....

This weekend I had the chance to drive to Seattle, and visit some Capernwray Girls...affectionly dubbed the Cp's. For umm...Canadian Pride. Anyway, it was a fantastic weekend, and I was blessed to spend time with these friends again. I am going to post pictures of the other visits too...Spi was just super keen with these photos, so here they are.

Photos courtesy of J. Spiro. (Because lets be serious. My photos DO NOT look this cool...)

Monday, July 11, 2005

Ladies Night...

Here is the "cute one"...and yes Lavonne's eyes are word. sexellent.
As promised, I posted these fine pictures, of some very nice looking ladies. Props to Howie for hosting a girls night. Its probably one of my favourite things, seeing as there are so many of them I hardly see anymore. We had some good laughs, and some nutella. I mean really - what could be better than that?

Landlocked Blues...

"and the world’s got me dizzy again/
you think after 22 years i’d be used to the spin/
and it only feels worse when I stay in one place/
so I’m always pacing around or walking away/"
-bright eyes. i'm wide awake it's morning. "landlocked blues".

Do you ever one of those moments where you are listening to a new CD and the lines just strike you as being exactly right for that moment and how you feel. I had a moment like that today. I am not telling you to go buy the CD or anything, havent decided what I think of it, but wow - did I ever like those lines.

It's that in between place - between going with the crowd, or choosing for yourself, the middle, where almost nothing is perfectly clear. So something in you tells you to keep moving, to get away from it, but let's face it, I dont think that works. Ahhh the second adolescence....

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Caution: Memory Lane Ahead....

Today I took an unexpected trip down memory lane. I went to meet Shaun Gaynor and of course an evening of adventures ensued. I sure didnt expect to end up at "Bear Creek Park" though, across the street from the house I (mostly) grew up in. It's strange how a place can just trigger memories like that. So we walked a little, and I told some stories.

Side Note: In the process we also passed a group of cheerleaders who were very keen and advised that THEY ALL MUST WEAR SHORTS, unless told otherwise. And although it may SEEM like the football players don't notice...they do. Yikes...

Anyway - I will paint a picture of the moment for you. It was the midlight between evening and sunset and the sky was darkening into a deep hue of red which almost seem mirrored by the track below our feet. Everywhere I looked some piece of childhood seemed to jump out at me. I thought of track meets - where your single greatest joy was to get a doughnut at the end of the day. And of coming to the park with your friends - bubbling over with confidence because you could actually walk that far from home. It was a nice moment - one of those where you almost feel like if you shut your eyes you could be a kid again for just 10 minutes. I was just so aware of life as a progression, and where I have come from there.

Sorry for that monologue, it was just an unexpected magical evening. We even drove past my old elementary school and church. Weird. I don't think we realize how far we have come sometimes....

Okay enough of the cheesiness. If you have read all the way to here, you are either a true friend or very bored. Most likely B. I hope the cheesy childhood photo will stand as some consolation.