February 12, 2010
LIBRA HOROSCOPE (from astrology.com): You need to get out there and try something new -- your energy is driving you to make a change! You may find that your people have ideas, but if you think for a few minutes, you're sure to come up with your own.
In light of yesterday’s unfortunate meeting with the ex—so close to V-Day only makes it worse—I decided to change my running schedule this morning. Actually, Tupper had a paw in it. He kept making licking sounds and his bladder noises were louder than his snores so I got up at 5:30 to walk him. Bad precedent perhaps—the Dog Whisperer would not be happy—but I didn’t want to start out cleaning up dog barf yet again. Kinda sets the tone for the day.
By 6 a.m., I was running toward the Granville Street Bridge. Decided the new route could take in all the fenced off Olympic venues around David Lam Park and toward Science World. More runners than I expected, a few hobbling and limping more than jogging. Sad, but you do what you can. So glad it’s not raining considering all the media and tourists in town for the Opening Ceremonies tonight. Forecast calls for rain all weekend. Perfect weather for V-Day—keeps The Haves off the streets!—but not a great Welcome, World! for the Olympics. It is what it is.
Will go to Mom and Dad’s tonight to watch the ceremonies on TV. Plan to carpool with Estelle and Curtis. Mom will need support if Lucy shows up on television in a protest. Obviously, Lucy being Lucy, she’ll be out there screaming about how the Olympics are a corporate glam event, maybe throwing in a Stop the Seal Hunt rant if the cameras find her. A little off topic but, well, that’s Lucy. Mom is worried that all her friends will see video of her daughter arrested and thrown in a police van. As if the way Lucy is happens to be a reflection on Mom’s parenting! I think people will be shocked if Lucy DOESN’T get arrested at some point during the Games. A night in jail is Lucy’s version of a medal.
Don’t know about Marella. As usual, she hasn’t returned anyone’s calls. I’m betting she’s going to the ceremony and keeping it hush-hush under the delusional thinking that you can keep some things from the family. Can’t imagine she’ll stick a Canada flag tattoo on her cheek, but wouldn’t it be nice if there’s a flash of her on screen to counterbalance the imminent Lucy Incident? Mom may be anxious, but I’m looking forward to the show!
KEN’S JOURNAL (via BlackBerry):
MADE ANOTHER GO OF JOGGING THIS A.M. NOT PRETTY. GLAD IT’S STILL DARK AT 6 A.M. LEFT KNEE WAS ONLY MILDLY ANNOYING FOR THE 1ST HALF K. THEN THE PAIN CAME BACK IN FULL FORCE. MANAGED TO DO A LIMP-JOG À LA TERRY FOX, STOPPED & STRETCHED & RAN A BIT MORE. I KNOW IT SOUNDS SEXIST BUT IT STINGS EVERY TIME A WOMAN PASSES ME UP. HEY, MY MALE PRIDE IS VULNERABLE THESE DAYS.
NOT SURE ABOUT THE CEREMONIES TONITE. ARTHUR & LEW ARE DROPPING BY, MARTY TOO. WE MAY WATCH @ THE CONDO BUT CLD BE COOL TO SHAKE UP THE CANUCK VIEWING ROUTINE & TAKE IN THINGS @ DAVID LAM, NOW KNOWN AS “LiveCity YALETOWN”. STILL REMEMBER WATCHING ON TV THE DAY VANCOUVER GOT THE BID. IT’S HERE. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!