Bubble Queen

Ferrero Rocher bubble tea. OM NOM NOM. 8 trillion grams of fat and sugar and deliciousness. This bubble tea is intense. I don’t even want to know how many Ferrero Rochers they use per drink… it must be a lot. There’s a whole one on top, plus whipped cream and pearls. The whole thing is ridiculous, and ridiculously good. It’s a good thing Bubble Queen is way out in Richmond otherwise I’d be tempted to get one way more often.

Don’t worry about the line out the door, they are very efficient and you shouldn’t have to wait too long.

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Chewies Southern Brunch

Southern Crab Cake Benny – crab cakes, avocado, hollandaise, home fries

Pulled Beef Brisket Hash – beef brisket, black beans, chile verde, home fries, poached eggs

We went to Chewies for brunch a couple weeks ago. Both dishes were rich, indulgent, tasty. But it’s no Screen Door. If we had gone to Chewies first, and then Screen Door, everything would be finFerrero Rocher bubble tea. OM NOM NOM. 8 trillion grams of fat and sugar and deliciousness. This bubble tea is intense. I don’t even want to know how many Ferrero Rochers they use per drink… it must be a lot. There’s a whole one on top, plus whipped cream and pearls. The whole thing is ridiculous, and ridiculously good. It’s a good thing Bubble Queen is way out in Richmond otherwise I’d be tempted to get one way more often. Don’t worry about the line out the door, they are very efficient and you shouldn’t have to wait too long.e. But nope, Southern-style brunch has been ruined for us. Nothing will top that amazing brunch we had in Portland.

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Review/Preview

2014 was pretty great. I did a fair bit of travelling (Ottawa/Calgary/Portland/Listowel/Nanaimo/Osoyoos). I dyed my hair purple. I finally graduated skeleton school and started training with the BC team. I got to attend CanAm week in Calgary, moved up to corner 3 in Whistler, fell off my sled, did 2 180’s, raced in several races and attended summer dry land testing too. I got to ski a few times, started weightlifting lessons and doing yoga. I worked a lot, and started monthly games days with some work friends. I ate a lot, lots of Tasting Plates events, offal at Black Hoof twice, life-changing ice cream, and even attended a food bloggers conference. I gave up sugar for 3 months. Oh and I also did a buttload of crochet and cross stitching.

2015 hasn’t been that great so far… broken fridge/sickness/I think I need glasses… but I’m sure it will improve.

My goals:

  • get way stronger
  • slide from the top of Whistler
  • improve my blog
  • finish my blanket
  • handstands
  • be nicer to Scott

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1 Second Every Day 2014

This video makes me happy. I can tell it’s been a great year when I see all the travel I got to do and how many games nights with friends we had. Although I have to say I am very glad I don’t have to do this any more. You do not understand how hard it is to remember to take a video when you’re doing something really fun and/or cool! So many things didn’t end up making it into the video that I would have wanted.

Anyway here it is, (most of) my 2014. :)

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Super Fun Skeleton Santa Birthday Party Hotel Brunch Weekend

Last weekend was AWESOME!!

On Friday I worked a short easy shift (while watching the Lake Placid World Cup race… so cool to see my friends racing!!) and then we all headed to Mahony’s for Christmas Lunch. Thank you doctors for covering the bill. We opened our secret santa gifts and I got an awesome tea tumbler. It’s so nice! Now I need to get some loose tea to put in it.

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Scott, Rosemarie and Lauren picked me up and then we headed straight to Whistler. Half way there we realized that Scott didn’t put my skeleton backpack in the car so I was missing a speedsuit, shoes, mouthguard and gloves. But my coach helped me scrounge up a pair of shoes and a speedsuit (that was actually way nicer than the suits I have) and I borrowed gloves from Matt. Thankfully I did have my helmet. I had a bit of a rough session but it’s all about gaining time on my sled. Then we checked into our hotel and went straight to the outdoor hottub. Ultimate relax. We got upgraded to a big penthouse room so everyone had a real bed, which was much better than we expected.

Saturday morning we were up bright and early for SANTA SKI DAY!! There were around 200 santas this year. And one Christmas tree. Rosemarie got TONS of attention and fifty million pictures of her taken. I tried to stick close to her so I could be in pictures too. If your eyes are sharp you can see me a few times in this video.

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There still aren’t that many runs open, but the ones that were open were good. It was my most successful ski day in a while… I even went on a couple black diamonds. Scott, Lauren and Liz did quite well as well.

I have been here for 4 years and I somehow managed to never go the peak of Whistler??!! I always wondered where that inukshuk was that people always post pictures of. I’m not quite sure how that happened. We chickened out on skiing down the bowl though…. it had a scary entrance and there were SO many people around. Someone was even video taping!! But we skied down the saddle instead and it was lovely. So pretty up there.

My snazzy santa suit was actually one of those skin suits that covers your face too. No I didn’t ski like that. But I put it on at lunch and creeped everyone out, hehe. Man oh man that suit was a big upgrade from the felt dollar store special. So comfy and I had lots of mobility. It’s still in perfect shape so I can use it again in the years to come.

After skiing a FULL day, we drove straight back to downtown Vancouver to go to Scott’s work Christmas party at the convention centre. Rosemarie took the car home and Scott and I checked into the Pan Pacific. We got dressed up fancy super quick and only made it to dinner with a few minutes to spare. Scott didn’t even have time to shave, which he later regretted…

Dinner was good, same as the other years. Then they started the speeches. We couldn’t hear anything at all because the table behind us was super rude and loud. So then they were giving out the Award of Excellence… I could barely hear but then I heard the words “telephone” and “sense of humour” and “he” and was like….. wait…… and then “SCOTT JORNA”!! Scott won the award this year!! He got a sweet trophy and a sweet cheque! I’m so happy for him, he has worked really really hard this year and it’s so good that he got recognized for it. He had no idea!

PS Saturday was also Scott’s birthday. Earlier in the evening his friend had given him one of those pointy kid birthday hats and he almost went up with it on, haha. He got some pictures taken with important work people and lots of handshakes.

THEN, to cap off a really great day, we found out the hot tub at the Pan Pacific was open until midnight (and outdoors!) and we still had time to go for a soothing post-ski dip. It was the perfect way to end a really high adrenaline day.

Next morning we slept in super late and then went out for a nice southern-style brunch at Chewies, which I will review later.

Anyway yeah, so that was our Super Fun Skeleton Santa Birthday Party Hotel Brunch Weekend!!

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