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I went for a run today. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was outside. Sunny, +16, and just gorgeous outside. It seemed like everyone in the city was outside celebrating the day off and enjoying the amazing weather. The seawall was crowded, the beaches were full of people in shorts and t-shirts kicking soccer balls around and lounging in the sun. Every few hundred meters I got a whiff of some potent BC bud. It was a perfect Vancouver day.
Nim  Taking a Break  The ski crew  Getting Ready to Ride  At the Peak  Dan

The last few weeks have been busy but good. My birthday celebrations stretched over 3 days this year. Saturday night we ended up at Cafe Deux Soleils for vegetarian foood (he he he oh the non-vegetarians weren’t expecting that) and lots of drinks. Then on Sunday, Kevin, Nim, Dan, Christina and her friend Jimmy, and trekked up to Whistler for a beautiful day of spring skiing and snowboarding.
Birthday Guests  Dan, Stef, and Scott  Birthday Cake

Then on Tuesday, we had pineapple upside-down cake at work, thanks to Christina’s mad baking skills. I definitely milked my 24th birthday for all it was worth.

Other highlights of the past 2 weeks:
Vancouver’s Giant Pillow Fight – the rain held off just long enough for 15 minutes of joyful pillow smashing with strangers. It was actually a lot of fun. It was funny watching everyone mill about casually with pillows jammed in backpacks or in jackets and then go mad exactly 3 pm. Dan got some photos that I’ll try to steal and post, but in the mean time you can check out Flickr or gnb‘s pictures.
vancouver pillowfight 2007 - downy explosion  vancouver pillowfight 2007

Dan’s old roommate, Adam, who’s working at Microsoft now, came up to visit two weeks ago. He was lots of fun and brought us a few Xbox games from the Microsoft store. I stayed up to 3:30 am playing Kameo last night, but I finished the game, so I can have my life back.
Blokus
Last Friday, Stef, Theresa, and Ambrose came over for a potluck-ish dinner and a night of boardgames. It was fun and the food was amazing. I’m hoping to plan a bigger boardgame night in a few weeks. A Saturday night orgy of Mafia, Blokus, Settlers, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Apples 2 Apples, and some other games I have in my closet. Stay tuned.

Dan’s off being a good Christian and visiting his adopted family. So I had the apartment to myself tonight, and I took full advantage. I went grocery shopping and partook in some amazing naked cooking. I recommend you try it some time. It’s very tranquil. Just be careful when you’re draining pots of boiling water because it sometimes splashes. Tonight’s meal was a greek dish with white kidney beans, orzo, and various vegetables. I managed to cut my thumb on a can edge and was gushing blood everywhere. I couldn’t find a decent sized band-aid, so I ended up ducttaping gauze to my thumb. It seems to have worked pretty well.

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