Sunday, January 15, 2006

Happy New Year

Happy New Year (and Merry Christmas too!). We are back in Halifax and back to the same old, same old. I am back in school, Greg is back... in the living room at his computer.

We had a great time in Vancouver over the holidays - despite all the rain and lack of snow in the mountains. We were pretty busy and tried to see a lot of people, but we can't please everyone! We did manage to get out on an overnight trip to Marriot Meadows (north of Pemberton on the Duffey Lake Road) which was a lot of fun. Unfortunately we went light and fast (okay, just light) on that trip and didn't bring a camera, so there aren't any photos.

Over the holidays a few people we know hit a major milestone in their lives. Congrats to Nick and Amanda, Patrick and Annavie, and Daphne and Vivek for finding the holiday season so warm and fuzzy that they decided to get engaged. As Greg said "Wow, they're dropping like flies".

Nothing much to report here in Halifax - Well, except that last night we had a make-your-own-sushi party here at the house. We also cooked up some Japanese treats such as yakisoba, gyoza, teriyaki chicken, edamame, sunomono salad, and okonomiyaki. The magic of Vancouver dining came to Halifax for one awesome night in our kitchen.

Today's Halifact: Dairy and milk products are really popular in the Maritimes. People really love their milk. They love it so much that people we know drink the stuff with lunch instead of pop or juice. There is even an awesome Dairy Board TV commercial. The scene: kids playing a basketball game. Cut to a kid crashing down on the bench with exhaustion, then picking up a big carton of milk and chugging it back. The caption?... "Milk for hydration." Goodness. As a girl from the land of soy, it's a bit weird to see.


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