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    Five Questions

    I was at a workshop/dinner event last night and we had a very engaging marketing VP speak on ‘Self-Leadership: Learning Through Personal Understanding’. I know. It sounds a bit preachy, but when I got the email from the admin professionals organization I am a member of, I was intrigued despite/because of the topic. I love to learn and it was a great presentation that made all of us think about how our beliefs and values shape us. They make us who we are, but why? (It was also really great to see a dear friend an mentor that I hadn’t seen in a long time. So nice to see you…

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    Rainy Productivity

    Today was the day after a long weekend. If you work a Monday to Friday job, you know how brutal this kind of day is. That Monday that was so exciting to have off really means something and you don’t know it until your inbox is super full and the world just doesn’t seem right. And so I sit here decompressing, typing while watching the “Dancing with the Stars” finale. As with many Victoria Day long weekends of the past, Sean had to work and cold, rainy weather was prominently featured – this time two of the three days, which I suppose is better than the full three days. Saturday…

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    Backstage Baking to the 80’s Rock Jukebox

    What is your favourite 80’s rock song? Last week, I went back to the 80’s and now I have that era’s rock soundtrack on the brain. I worked wardrobe for the North America touring cast show of Rock of Ages that was at the The Centre. 80’s clothes, rock music, and dialogue, based in Los Angeles circa mid to late 80’s. The music was awesome – no one can stand still when you have “Here I Go Again”, “Don’t Stop Believing”, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, and “Oh Sherrie” (to name a few) being sung around you. And this show and cast were fantastic (tour image below) , as are…

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    Vancouver Vitamin D Fix

    Mother Nature’s plan for Vancouver’s Spring season has not yet included “Spring” weather. Lots of rain and chilly weather, and then last week, out came the sun and warm weather. None of the usual muggy in-between, which really we can all be thankful for, but transition is key between seasons for apparel purposes, etc. I have a beautiful window view from my desk which is fortunate because being cooped up either in the office (day) and the theatre down the street (evening) Tuesday through Sunday of last week, I did not get to experience the gorgeous days. So when I saw the weather forecast for this week, I was determined…

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    Monday morning spill and World Book Night

    SPILLS This morning my smoothie spilled. And not just on the counter (which is what normally happens). No, that would be too easy to deal with… Instead, my to-go smoothie container fell off the counter, on to our stone tile floor, broke, and sloshed my smoothie across the the floor and on to most of the bottom cupboards – AND up on to my jeans and top. Right as I was getting ready to leave the house. **** Needless to say, I was not pleased with that clumsy moment and it set me back a good half an hour this morning. But I mopped the floor, I soaked my clothes,…

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    Good Old Friends, Fun New Things, and a Drunken Chicken

    Have you ever gone without something, not knowing how much you miss it until it comes back into your life? And then you wonder how you survived without it? That is how feel about my hair straightener. I had a great travel one that was accidentally dropped one too many times and stopped working. My bangs grew out and that’s really all I had used the flat-iron for, so I was okay with not having one (having in recent years come to love my curly hair). But I was doing some Christmas shopping in HomeSense today and they had this huge array of hair tools – flat-irons, curling irons, blowdryers,…

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    Eating Game

    Last night is the reason I will never become a full out vegetarian or vegan. Our friend Geoff came over and he brought moose steaks – yes, moose steaks. And shrimp. And scallops – that my husband bought bacon for. Did I mention the moose steaks? All that being said, when Sean told me how much protein we were eating, he added: … and I’m assuming you’ll be making a salad because that probably sounded like a lot of protein to you. Um, yes. My husband knows me well. You’re might be wondering about where the moose steaks came from. Geoff just came back from working in Whitehorse in the…