Archive | October, 2011

Heading South!

18 Oct

So I am leaving on a jet plane, well almost. I am driving to Seattle tonight to embark on my exciting journey to Tennessee and then flying out at 6 AM tomorrow morning… can you say early? But it is well worth it because I get to spend the next week doing things I love; line dancing, listening to country music, barbecuing and hanging out with some of my favorite people.

This weekend I get to be a part of the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Competition in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Now that is bad ass, seriously how many people get to say that? Not many, trust me! I may only be the sauce girl, but I take my stirring and re-heating very seriously!

I can not wait to head South and wear my cowboy boots everyday without being given “the look”. And by “the look” I mean the face that says  why on earth is this broad wearing cowboy boots in downtown Vancouver…she must be a tourist, or a taylor swift wanna be. I will take the latter,  but regardles, it will be nice to stomp around Nashville and not be judged!

Between the Jack Daniel’s distillery, the Grand Ole Opry and the copious amounts of southern food I am going to consume I am sure that there will be plenty to talk about when I get home.

See you in week.



An Open Letter to Ke$ha

7 Oct

Dear Ke$ha,

Seriously, what the heck is up with your name, despite what you think it is really not that cool. Clearly there is no dollar sign printed on your birth certificate, nor does the dollar sign have any sort of pronunciation value. People don’t think it’s witty or even funny, for the most part they are making fun of you.

I like that you are resourceful but garbage bags for clothes, really? That’s not a fashion statement, you just look stupid. And the human teeth necklaces, they have got to go. That’s just creepy, seriously! Side note – why the F do people send you their teeth, they should also be reprimanded. Oh, and last time I checked you aren’t a vampire, meaning drinking blood on stage is a no-no. Your middle name is Rose, you grew up in Nashville and you’re not lady gaga, ironically enough, she is way more awesome than you.

Your songs are pointless but strangely catchy, and for some reason people love you and all of your crazy antics. So take my advice and don’t go a changin’ because celebrity news would be much less entertaining.

PS. You should probably switch to toothpaste, oddly enough brushing your teeth with a bottle of jack isn’t actually a stellar dental hygiene practice.



5 Best Fall Activities

5 Oct

So I think we all know from previous posts that I am pretty stoked that Fall has finally arrived. I know, I know, you love sun and you hate me for wishing for clouds and Vancouver rain. But don’t be discouraged the lack of sun does not mean that there is less to do. You can still go outside, really you won’t die…I promise! You can stay inside too, I won’t judge! With that being said, here is a list of my favorite fall activities for both indoors and out.

Take a Cooking Class. Why not try something new and brush up on your culinary skills. Well Seasoned in Langley offers classes for everything from sushi to pastries. Check out their schedule and take a class, it will change your life.

Go for a walk. The leaves are turning and the air is brisk get outside and enjoy it before it the leaves are bare and the sidewalks are covered in ice and snow. Fingers crossed that doesn’t actually happen. Let’s be honest, Vancouver generally sees about 1 snow day a year, if that but it will still be much colder in the coming months so take advantage of what you have.

Watch the MLB Playoffs. And root for the Yankees. I don’t care if you don’t like them, do as you’re told!

Go Apple Picking. Apple what?! Apple picking, yes seriously there is such a thing and it’s right in your backyard. Head to Applebarn and pick until your hearts content. It’s fun,I swear!

Watch Fall TV. There are so many great shows this year, so if you don’t feel like getting up off your couch you might as well be entertained right?

Happy Fall Friends!