I’m SO Vancouver: Cycling

When I was in Las Vegas in June, I shared with Lil Sis two recent developments. 1. I go to spin classes. Not often. Every two or three weeks when I want to change up my workout and hang out with a girlfriend who will join me. Recently, I have scheduled spin classes for shortly…

How to survive a Vancouver winter (of rain)

Funny I would get around to this post when we are looking at a week relatively free of rain. But who’s complaining?! I hate the rain in Vancouver in a instinctive knee-jerk kind of way, but there’s no point in dwelling upon it. I also eschew sing-song platitudes like, “I love the Vancouver rain because…

All about Wynn Locke

Okay, this whole post started with an article Grammar Girl re-tweeted, “12 Letters That Didn’t Make the Alphabet”. With the first archaic letter, I felt chastised for my recent, naive use of “ye” in the title of my last blog post. “Y” is the closest Modern English alphabet representing the “thorn” letter from the Old…

ye olde tea cabinet

I love tea. … My two regular orders at Starbucks are “short non-fat chai tea latte extra hot” and “grande hot passion tea, no room”. On the latter, recently I was complimented by a barista for know what I want. Yeah, that’s me. ;-) … As a nod to the Passion tea I drink from…

Why you should come on a destination marathon with me

I have still registered for zero of the three (or four) races bouncing around in my head but came up with this cute (?) “Top Ten” list of reasons to persuade someone to join me on a destination marathon trip. Maybe it could work for you, too? “We will have a big pasta dinner on…

I was making fun of NPY on account of his Chinese dollar store slippers when he explained how he came to acquire them. Me: Those are such dorky slippers. You’re such a dork. Him: Do you know why I got them? It’s got your name on it. Me: Wha? It says… uhm… feng. Wha? Him:…

To all 29-year-olds or soon-to-bes

“It sometimes happens, that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before; and, generally speaking, if there has been neither health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost.”– Regarding the heroine of “Persuasion”, Elizabeth Elliot Indeed! That’s why I love Jane Austen. Currently…

Emotion, or Musical Magic 8-Ball

I saw this cute meme at a couple of local blogs and seeing as I just loaded new music on my non-iPod MP3 player, let’s play! How to play: Set your music delivery device on random and press forward in order to answer the following questions using the song title for your answer…. (Caveat: I…

When life gives you chayotes

He: My grandparents in east Vancouver grow chayotes in their garden. Me: My grandparents in east Vancouver grow chayotes amongst other things in their garden, too! Suppose… they are the same people?! (Never fear, our grandparents live at different intersections. Further, the wonderful couple I call 婆婆 and 公公 are a paternal-side cousin’s maternal grandparents…

Astute

The personal highlight of my weekend was completing a 29.84-kilometer run. (Pat, pat on my back and on all the other marathon clinic runners most of whom broke personal distance records.) While I’m not the most astute about my body’s reactions to exercise and diet, when you inflict punishment (er, training) week after week, then…