Friday, June 26, 2009

It's the end of an era

There are people in this lifetime that you feel are eternal...what would the world be like with out the king of pop... without Michael Jackson? Though I have mixed feelings about the choices he made in his thing is forsure he was a music icon and will always be remembered - especially by the children of the 80's. "The sudden death of Michael Jackson jolted his friends and family, a second blow to the entertainment world after the loss of another pop icon, Farrah Fawcett, only hours earlier on Thursday. "We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music but of all music," Justin Timberlake, who was clearly influenced by Jackson, wrote on his Web site. "He has been an inspiration to multiple generations, and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones." "I can't stop crying over the sad news," Madonna says. "I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless."

Saturday, June 20, 2009


This weekend I decided to make my way up north to detox, tan, ride, relax and finish my AQ course! Other than relaxing I haven't been able to check off my list! Last time I was up the weather wasn't in my favour, and again as I sit here trying to work on my course I am finding everything and anything to do...including watching the U.S open! ha! It's pouring rain! Anywho, a couple weeks ago I was going through boxes - boxes from our Birchview house and I came across my Nothing Books. In '94 when I went to camp I started a "Nothing Book"...a book full of quotes, pictures, sayings and the odd thoughts. Not really a diary, just a creative outlet to write down some cool poems (sounds familiar). The 2 books I created stayed with me until the year 2000. It is so interesting to go through your past; especially to reminisce about the people who were such a big part of your life back then. Too funny! Anywho thought I would share one of my fav poem that made it into both nothing books.
"After awhile you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and possessing a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security, and you learn that kisses aren't contracts and parents aren't promises, and you learn to accept your defeats with your head held high and your eyes open. With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child. You learn to build your roads on today because tomorrows grounds are too uncertain for plans and future have away of falling down in mid flight and after awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you have too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure and you really have worth. An you learn and learn, with every good-bye you learn." - NIKE

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

...and I'm back

so this month has been a long month away from running...I have definitely stepped up my yoga sessions and have been going as much as I can, but as much as I work out and do different activities it's running that keeps me sane (or insane!). So this morning at 6 I woke up at Hotel Rice-Swing and met up with Sam to run a difficult 6.5 k if I ran a marathon a month ago ?!? Sam has clearly been running in secrecy, as I kept telling her to slow down! ha! We ran our normal pace of 5/k but I felt like I was going to die. Sooo that being said, Sam and I are officially signing up for a 1/2 marathon for the end of summer, and we will be back training for Boston in the fall. Any joiners for a 1/2? (please note: I am choosing social gatherings over running - but a 1/2 will keep me focused!)
ps. stayed at the best boutique hotel last came with little treats, quotes, friends and a styling room! Thanks Heather! xo

Thursday, June 11, 2009

that 'n this

So last night I had Auntie duty and went to keep my sister company till midnight at Sick Kids Hospital....little Mitchell had fractured his leg. Sniff sniff. He is a champ though and definitely controlled the hallways last night and kept the doctors on their toes! He has to have his cast on for 2 weeks ... sad ... but what a cutie! (cell phone pic) ps. his doctor was a girl I went to school with at Western...small world!

Next little bit I wanted to talk about....The Bachlorette. So as Heather and I sat down on Monday to watch and dish about the new season with our Canadian girl Jillian...we couldn't help but notice the fab Olympic hoodie she was wearing! Heather tried to google it on the spot, but no such luck...until randomly I got a fashion update email the other day from Aritzia sharing their new fab Vancouver Olympic hoodie - same one - I'll be..! (I believe the sweater will be in stores soon)There seemed to be too many Olympic plugs, but am all for a little Canadian press! ps. I took a couple years hiatus from the Bachelor series, however some how last season got me hooked, and I'm back at it...and of course I am a fan fav of Jillian, not just because she is Canadian but because she has killer style! I always look forward to see the new duds she pulls off. My vote is on Jake (though he's a little overboard) and Kiptyn. Several to get rid of, but glad Dave has hit the road last week and I think Tanner "foot" P needs to be next, while taking slimy Wes with him!
Okee doke - looking forward to the weekend! ciao for now xo