Me Today

It was windy this weekend, eh.

Happy Mother’s Day!

I love you, Mom so much! XOXO

Big Hockey Names and the Stanley Cup

Scotiabank Hockey Club had an event this morning where I met some legends and see the cup, lucky eh?  Look how cute they are:

Left to right: Mark Napier, Doug Gilmour, Gordie Howe and Johnny Bower.  

Me: Hi Gordie!
Him: Oh look over there (hugs me)
Me: Can’t believe I fell for that.
Us: [chuckling]
Me: Hey I wanted to tell you I think your peripheral vision is so cool
Him: Oh it’s not, it’s just because my head is narrow. 

Of course you paw the cup.

It was the same group that put on the event I attended last year, “Skate with the Greats at Maple Leaf Gardens” and my same friend invited me along, she works for the bank, that’s how I ended up here, thanks lady and thanks Scotia.

Here’s my episode, “Exploring Hockey Legends”, which was my Xmas gift to Canada.

Everything Summed Up In 0:11

Made this while making my other project videos.  It’s more for those who’ve never met me, and will eventually be at the top of my re-vamped ‘About Me’ page.

The Explorers Club is a prestigious global organization dedicated to advancing research and exploration, whose past members include Presidents, astronauts and Everest summiteers, they’ve been at it for 100+ years and could maybe use a blog girl.

From their founding document, 1905:

– to further general exploration, to spread knowledge of the same;

– to acquire and maintain a library of exploration;

– and to encourage explorers in their work by “evincing interest and sympathy, and especially by bringing them in personal contact and binding them in the bonds of good fellowship

Wiki link

Rent “It’s Complicated”

How gigi-lala is this… I was invited to The Hazelton, Toronto’s only 5-star hotel, to eat white chocolate popcorn and see an advanced screening of It’s Complicated.  Not to be all braggy, but it was sick.

Top left is the screening room, click here for proper photos.  Cel signals are blocked in there, smart eh.

I adore Steve Martin, he’s on my ‘Top 5 Funniest People List’.  When I first saw “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” two summers ago I went around for weeks going OooookkkkkllllllhomaOklahomaOklahomaaaaaaaaa (link to 0:08 video).   It annoyed everyone.

Steve killed it, so did Alec Baldwin (I <3 Jack) and you just can’t stop looking at Meryl, eh.  It really is LOL funny and I predict a sequel, the ending just reeked of one.  I’ll be seeing it.

There’s a Facebook Widgit to see what kind of date you are (I’m Easy Peasy), and here’s the IMDB page.

Then I felt I had to even it all out by posting this TwitPic.

Some Photos from April

Try and take me seriously in these.
The most widely known goose species and the second largest waterfowl (swan is first).
My 90-seconds-out-the-door look one morning that killed.
I took photos of flowers, I never do that.  I think that’s aging.

Hi, Good to See You Again!

You didn’t miss much, holy crap I crashed hard, zombie me and all that.  Still, not till a week ago was I 100% back to myself I can’t believe how long it took.  I won’t keep going when I get home from an event again, and I’ve decided to save our hockey gold episode to be released on Canada Day.

I have so much to tell you!  All in good time, I’m trying out a slower-and-steadier-pace thing.  It was really great to live like a normal person there, not documenting, no list in the back of my head everyday.

Grandma’s doing well, thanks kindly for the get-better wishes.  And if you have a couple minutes this week you could maybe call the oldest person you know to say hi, they’d like that.  I know sometimes they talk too slow and stuff, but maybe they’ll surprise you too. 

About the state of my show:

I’m very very glad I waited as long as I did to pick it up again because it’s genuinely fun again – blogging, producing videos… it wasn’t at all fun there for a while.  I completly shut it all down eh, like, for the first time in 6 weeks I scrolled to the bottom of my blog, was slow on email, slow at everything online. 

I was often asked, “is this the end of The Canadian Explorer” but not at all, opposite.  I kept the back-end going since I got home just not the front end, the stuff you see (videos and blog).  And if ever you wanted to cross your fingers for me it’s now.

For the past two weeks I’ve been building this secret project, including 15 videos, some photos.  If everything goes awesome you’ll be able to see it one day soon.  Sorry for the shroud of mystery but I must, plus you know how jinxy I am.

Most importantly now, thank you for the comments, emails and messages while I was gone; I didn’t realize that many of you cared for real; I was touched.


Screenshots From Editing

Canada is one of the few places where the moon comes out during the day.

This footage was weird to edit.

Photo title: Why I’m a good hire summed up in one photo [because those earrings are from grade 3, with original backs].

Hello from olden times.

Happy Birthday OOK

My company, OOK Incorporated is two today!

(I like to Cornify things when celebrating)