It would seem I’ve been missing-in-action from the online world over the last two days. No blogging, no Twitter. Sometimes a break is nice, but it’s even nicer to get back to it. Here’s what you, me and we missed out on…

  • I spent the weekend on the Island with my family and Charley. I was lucky enough to finally meet my mom’s best friends’ new puppy, Lex. Lex is a German Shepherd, only 12 weeks old, and took no time at all falling in love with me. He made a wobbly trot over to me and draped himself across my lap. This was, of course, when he wasn’t licking my cleavage. What can I say? He’s a male.

    Video: tempest_kat on Flickr

    I’m not the only one Lex has fallen head-over-heels for. It seems Charley’s found herself a younger man…

    They’ve been on a few (play) dates now, exploring nature together. I can’t wait for Christmas so I can get a snapshot of the two of them kissing in front of the Christmas tree!

    Video: tempest_kat on Flickr

  • My friend Meghan is a multi-talented actress, writer and much more in New York City. She mentioned to me yesterday that she just happened to brush shoulders with Javier Bardem at a premiere on the weekend. Meghan was quick to inform me that Mr. Bardem is “even hotter up close!” No word as to whether Seabiscuit was saddled up beside him or not.
  • Things are lookin’ real purty on the slopes of Mount Washington, but a lot more snow is needed before the lifts start running. Take five minutes on your lunch break and do a snow dance, ok?
  • A number of schools across Vancouver Island found themselves in the middle of potential bully situations when a Nanaimo student created a Facebook page entitled “National Kick A Ginger Day,” inspired by the famous episode of South Park. While I’m a fan of that show, it is by no means appropriate for children under 18. Many parents are quick to blame the cartoon, but my question is “where are the parents?” And further, what about the moral responsibility of the children and young teens involved? It’s far too easy to pin anti-social behavior on a television program. Thoughts? [article]
  • With Christmas around the corner, we’re all reminded to give a little extra this time of year. There are a number of fantastic organizations across Greater Vancouver that need your help; my charity of choice is the BC-SPCA. If you’re looking for a unique gift to give this year, consider a Pawsitive Gift to contribute to the health and well-being of shelter animals.

    Photo: basykes on Flickr

  • And on that note, the Vancouver shelter (located at 1205 East 7th Avenue) is holding its annual Toy Drive for the Animals on Saturday, December 13, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pancakes will be served by donation, face painting for the kids will be available and Santa Claus himself will be out and about for pictures. Bring down new toys, food, bedding and whatever else injured, abused or homeless animals may need.
  • One thing I managed to get a good jump on this past weekend is my Christmas shopping. A bunch of what I buy needs to be shipped up to Dawson Creek during the first week of December, so I figured that time was running out. I’m normally the type to gear up and head out one Saturday in the middle of December and get everything I need all at once, but this year I find myself spreading it out a bit, so I’m half done. But that’s just me – take part in my first-ever poll and tell me where you’re at!


    1. I heard about the National Kick A Ginger Day on Friday and I couldn’t believe it. Amen to what you said. Parents that blame South Park for such event should look at themselves and take the time to talk to their kids.

      I’m totally psyched for the skiing/boarding season. 😀

    2. Good post, I like your writing style! I’ve added to my feed reader, and will be reading your posts from now on. Just a quick question – did you design your header image yourself, or have it done professionally? If you had it done by a professional, who was it?

    3. I finally understand the expression ” it’s a dog’s life ” :)

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