Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Look how it displays

Pinkster in iTunes at work

Pinkster in iTunes at home

pinkster at work pinkster home1
pinkster at work 2 pinkster home2

I've updated the program at work so it can be pink everywhere!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wristcutters: A Love Story

wristcuttersposter A boy, distraught after a breakup, cuts his wrists and ends up in an after-life world reserved for suicide victims, that is like the real world, only a little worse.  He discovers that his ex-girlfriend also offed herself.  Ah!  Hope in a hopeless world!! He and his new friend, a Russian rocker, set of on a road-trip across a very desolate land, where they meet some interesting characters, in search of her.

It's quirky and funny and as you watch them travelling to nowhere, you are captivated to find out where they will end up.  The boyfriend and I agree it is the best film we're seen in a long time.  In fact, I watched it again today.  I can't remember the last time I watched the same movie 2 days in a row, because I wanted to, and not because I fell asleep the first time.  I loved it just as much the second time around. 

Friday, February 22, 2008

Dreaming of Snow

It's not very often that this girl will dream of snow.  We still have a lot, but it's melting and is all crusty and icy.  So what do we do when we're not out in the snow?  We sit in the garage and pretend we're bombing through fields of the powdery white stuff. 




Thursday, February 21, 2008


For every thing you wish you could change about yourself, there is somebody who wishes they could only be as fortunate as you are.

OMG Pwnies!!!!

I love windowshopping on ThinkGeek.com.

I totally want this OMG Pwnies shirt.  I'm not a gamer, but since the boyfriend does more than enough gaming for the both of us, I think I can by all rights pull off wearing it.  Plus, I pwn him for playing so much WoW.

Yes, I'm a geek, but I wouldn't want it any other way.

(too bad it doesn't come in pink)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Eureka! She found it!

I just spent 30+ minutes racking my brain trying to find this song on the Internet.  I was watching the most recent episode of jpod (great CANANDIAN show, filmed in Vancouver, with lots of Canadian actors) and there was a song called "You're No Good" in it.  I couldn't, for the life of me, remember the name of the band.

I remember listening to the song when I was starting high school.  I remember it came out the same time as Pearl Jam's Ten, Ugly Kid Joe's As Ugly As They Wanna Be, Nirvana's Nevermind, and the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Blood Sugar Sex Magik, which was 1991.  I tried googling the lyrics but couldn't find anything that rang a bell.

gump Then I remembered it had a weird name, like Glob or Blob... I searched everywhere I could think of and came up with nothing.  Finally, it came to me!  The band was Sons of Freedom, and the CD was called Gump !  And go freaking figure - the band was from Vancouver.

And now I can go to bed in peace.  I might even have the CD.  I have a case at work and it might be in there.  I hope so, because there are some pretty awesome songs on it.

interesting facts
- according to Wikipedia, Gump debuted on the Canadian campus radio charts at #1, ahead of Nirvana's Nevermind, which debuted at #2 that same week. (reference)

- I remember listening to these albums at the same time, but look at the release dates:
Pearl Jam's Ten (Aug 27, 91)
Ugly Kid Joe's As Ugly As They Wanna Be (Oct 15, 91)
Sons of Freedom's Gump (Sept 10, 91)
Nirvana's Nevermind (Sept 24, 91)
Red Hot Chili Pepper's Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Sept 24, 91)

1991 was an amazing year for music.  Now I'm trying to remember what other CDs were out the year of the grunge boom ... Ah!  Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger (Oct 8, 91) 

I know they aren't all grunge bands... that was just the year that I really got into collecting CDs.  By the time I graduated, I had a collection of close to 200 CDs.

Monday, February 18, 2008

What's in her purse?

In a drunken state on Saturday night, I had an idea for a new game:

Guess how many pink things Angel has in her purse.

The every smart and talented Wendy had the most creative response:

"All of them?  Just joking, there's bound to be some silver and glitter in there as well..."

In the morning, I emptied my purse onto the table to take stock.  It was eerie to discover how accurate she was.  EVERYTHING is pink, silver, or sparkly.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Angel loves her Valentine

On Valentine's Day, nothing says I love you like a gift that comes in a small package.  I got a small package this year.  It's pink, fits in the palm of my hand, plays music, and is absolutely perfect.

Scott was a little bit of a schmuck before giving it to me.  I already knew what I was getting (he told me about it on the weekend) but on Valentine's Day, over dinner, he mentioned how it was impossible to find a pink ipod Nano anywhere in town.  I said, "So you didn't get me a pink one?"  His response, "It will be pink when you put it in the case."  I admit, I was slightly disappointed and hope it didn't show on my face.

I squealed with delight when I opened the bag,  "It's piiiiinnnk!!!!!"

Meet Pinkster - DSC00671

And here is the Pinkster, cozy and safe from scratches in a Belkin acrylic case -DSC00674

It's the perfect size for hooking up to the fm transmitter in my car.  I love it!!

For My Valentine

Here's a photo of the card I made for my valentine.


Friday, February 08, 2008

The Big 3-0

My 30th birthday sucked ass.  I woke up with a $50 parking ticket on my car.  My dad was in the ER for chest pains/breathing problems.  My brother was out of town.  My (ex)boyfriend was hung over from his bon voyage party the night before.  Half my friends were out of town.  The other 1/2 of my friends either had other things to do, or left  early to go to the bar. Plus, the Oilers were at home in a playoff game. I drank a bottle of wine and wen to bed early.

DSC00568-1Birthday cake, balloons, a blue Birthday Boy ribbon, booze... what else could a guy ask for?  I hope he had a better day than I did.  I think he did.


ps - the cane was NOT of my doing.

Rethink Pink

p-bbA year ago I would have been tickled pink to hear that they make a pink BlackBerry.  Telus now has a pink BlackBerry Pearl!  Cool news, but still, I want an iPhone.

Telus is donating $25 from every sale to Rethink Pink, a charity to help people dealing with breast cancer, education, research and support.