I’ve been too busy to update my blog, but better late than never, right?
We’re already halfway through January 2011 and I’m officially ready to let go of 2010. I’ve had some good times. 2010 was definitely one of the best years I’ve had; even out-doing 2009 which I thought was going to be unbeatable.
Most of the awesomeness brought on by 2010 was due to my hometown hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. With most Canadians, especially Vancouverites, we experienced patriotism unlike anything before.
I had the best 2+ weeks of my life. Not only did I get to watch a ton of events (mostly hockey games) live, but I also had the privilege of working under contract for the Vancouver Canucks. I worked 16 shifts during the games and split my time between Canada Hockey Place (aka Rogers Arena) and UBC Thunderbird Arena. This resulted in me meeting new faces from around Canada and the world, including celebrities and athletes. I was a busy bee with my itinerary jam packed with work shifts and hang outs with friends. Like I said, best time ever.
More adventures ensued throughout the year. Of course, none of which could happen without the company of great friends. Below is just a glimpse of some random memories from last year…
Lunches (read: laughing attacks) with ApuTheFish at Ren. Café aka ATP Headquarters
|Experiencing Bard on the Beach for the 1st time ever|
|Meeting BSB’s AJ and Nick in person||Olive. Garden.|
|An ongoing quest to find the best poutine in Vancouver with TayloredMyPants||TayloredMyPants discovers her lust towards man-scented candles @ Ikea|
|Belle surprising ApuTheFish at YVR||Running into Alex Ovechkin @ Canada Hockey Place after one of Russia’s practices & me thinking, “Damn you’re ugly.”|
|Almost dying at Robson & Granville in a sea of red after Canada won hockey gold @ the Olympics||Belle & I getting yelled at in Spanish by random fans throughout the day when Spain won the World Cup. Us screaming “Yeah yeah!” cuz no habla español|
|Meeting Naturally 7 not once, but 4 times||“To have good _______ all the time.”|
|Throwing paper airplanes in the TASC II||Chilling with Squire Barnes|
|“Ka-chow!”||Ziplining across Robson Square with TayloredMyPants|
|Biking with Canucks’ owner Francesco Aquilini along the Seawall…. kind of||PFach. That is all.|
|Major wedgie attacks at Cultus Lake waterpark||<motions int’l sign for “Patrick Chan!”>|
|“Hi, I’m Prairie Cat. Also known as Cary Pratt!” (Belle & I laughing uncontrollably afterwards.)||
Furiously roaming around downtown with ApuTheFish & TayloredMyPants looking for potato skins
|My second home: GM Place/Rogers Arena||DJ got me falling in love again!|
|Reggae Nights @ Republic||Puma mistaken English Bay for Spanish Banks|
|Nachos, nachos, and more nachos!||Belle & I nearly attacked by a Stanley Park raccoon|
|Working 16 unforgettable & awesome shifts during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games||
Multiple visits to T&T for TayloredMyPants’ coconut buns
|ApuTheFish getting slizzard @ Society||The Victoria cop I worked with during the Olympics who got my ears red and hot|
|“Neurth Van” adventures with Ivy||
Officially meeting Canada’s Boyfriend
|Visiting the set of “Twilight” Jacob Black’s house with ApuTheFish and TayloredMyPants… and then driving them to ATP’s house||
A drunk, random concert-goer telling me I probably contracted Hepatitis after a band spat water into the crowd
Ayeesha, ApuTheFish, & TayloredMyPants surprising me with a birthday cake during our Whistler trip
Adventures with Hans Hans & Gunther Gunther
Peace out 2010. I miss you already, but I can’t wait for what 2011 has in store for me. So far, so good.