Sunday, 30th November '08

Cue the Dramatic Music

Canadians to find out soon what 2010 Olympic Winter Games’ tickets they have successfully snapped up

Nov 28, 2008

Vancouver, BC; Canadians anxious to know what tickets to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games they have successfully snapped up will be notified by e-mail on or before December 10 by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). Customers will see charges made to their Visa cards starting December 1.

Ticket buyers who participated in the initial ticket request period, which closed November 7, will also have the exclusive right to buy any remaining Olympic tickets on a first-come, first-served basis from December 12 to 22. Any tickets remaining after this exclusive period will go on sale to the public in mid-2009. VANOC will begin selling tickets to the Paralympic Winter Games on May 6.

“We are so pleased by the overwhelming interest shown by Canadians in requesting tickets to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and we share in their excitement as they wait to find out what tickets they have received,” said Caley Denton, vice president, ticketing and consumer marketing for VANOC. “This will really drive home the realization for Olympic fans that we are now only about 14 months away from hosting one of the most anticipated events in the world.”

In the meantime, winter sports fans who missed out on tickets, or who cannot wait until 2010 to check out their favourite Olympic-calibre athletes, will have a number of chances to see them in action at sport events in 2009. These events, to take place at 2010 Winter Games venues, will offer spectators a chance to familiarize themselves with sports that may be new to them at an outstanding value. Some events will be free to the public while others will charge between $5 and $40 for single-day event tickets. Check out www.vancouver2010.com for more information.

Canadian residents have requested more than $345 million in tickets to the 2010 Olympic Winter
Games; 4˝ times the first phase of ticketing for the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games ($75 million over nine weeks), the most recent Olympic Games held in North America. An estimated 120 of 170 ticketed sessions for the 2010 Winter Games will be allocated by lottery, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, figure skating, short track speed skating, speed skating, and men's ice hockey (from quarter-finals onward).


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Mmmm. Non-Canadians with friends in the right places, too.


en ying snapped a shot of life @ 01:31 am
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]


Sunday, 23rd November '08

So Tonight We Say, "Hip-Hip, Chin-Chin," to the Rhythm Section.

"The subject of tonight's lecture is rhythm. The beat. The driving force that holds our lives together. Without rhythm your heart wouldn't beat. Without direction, without moves, without shades. And so tonight we say, "Hip-hip, chin-chin," to the rhythm section."
-- "Hip Hip, Chin Chin", Club Des Belugas


I need to dance really soon. Because thinking about only one thing, at all hours, for the past 2 months straight, is enough to send one into hysterics.

I have issues with some of the lines her neck makes with her shoulders, but well.



en ying snapped a shot of life @ 12:37 pm
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]


Sunday, 9th November '08

How "Terrorist".

Heard during discussion on Obama, terrorists, and how Bush has been slammed for the American version of ISD:

"What's this Guantanamera Bay?"

*laughs till cries*

And because my jokes are usually too old school for anyone my age to catch, *sniff*, here is the reason why this is funny.



The most wonderful part is, if you click on the video link to the Pete Seegar version, there is some goofball in the comment chain who makes the same mistake.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 11:37 am
[1 photograph developed.]


Tuesday, 4th November '08

For Now

This makes sense. It's not quite the answer to all existential woes, but it does go some way to helping.



For Now
-- Avenue Q


PRINCETON:
Why does everything have to be so hard?

GARY COLEMAN:
Maybe you'll never find your purpose.

CHRISTMAS EVE:
Lots of people don't.

PRINCETON:
But then - I don't know why I'm even alive!

KATE MONSTER:
Well, who does, really?
Everyone's a little bit unsatisfied.

BRIAN:
Everyone goes 'round a little empty inside.

GARY COLEMAN:
Take a breath,
Look around,

BRIAN:
Swallow your pride,

KATE MONSTER:
For now...

BRIAN, KATE, GARY, CHRISTMAS EVE:
For now...

NICKY:
Nothing lasts,

ROD:
Life goes on,

NICKY:
Full of surprises.

ROD:
You'll be faced with problems of all shapes and sizes.

CHRISTMAS EVE:
You're going to have to make a few compromises...
For now...

TREKKIE MONSTER:
For now...

ALL:
But only for now! (For now)
Only for now! (For now)
Only for now! (For now)
Only for now!

LUCY:
For now we're healthy.

BRIAN:
For now we're employed.

BAD IDEA BEARS:
For now we're happy...

KATE MONSTER:
If not overjoyed.

PRINCETON:
And we'll accept the things we cannot avoid, for now...

GARY COLEMAN:
For now...

TREKKIE MONSTER:
For now...

KATE MONSTER:
For now...

ALL:
But only for now! (For now)
Only for now! (For now)
Only for now! (For now)
Only for now!

Only for now!
(For now there's life!)
Only for now!
(For now there's love!)
Only for now!
(For now there's work!)
For now there's happiness!
But only for now!
(For now discomfort!)
Only for now!
(For now there's friendship!)
Only for now (For now!)
Only for now!

Only for now! (Sex!)
Is only for now! (Your hair!)
Is only for now! (George Bush!)
Is only for now!

Don't stress,
Relax,
Let life roll off your backs
Except for death and paying taxes,
Everything in life is only for now!

NICKY:
Each time you smile...

ALL:
...Only for now

KATE MONSTER:
It'll only last a while.

ALL:
...Only for now

PRINCETON:
Life may be scary...

ALL:
...Only for now
But it's only temporary

Ba-dum ba-dum
Ba-dum ba-dum
Ba dum ba-dum
Ba-da da da da
ba-da da-da da da-da
Ba-dum ba-da, ba-dum ba-da
ohhhh-

PRINCETON:
Everything in life is only for now.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 12:36 am
[3 photographs developed.]