Friday, April 14, 2006

¡Vamos a Vigo!

Danika Schroeter, currently Canada’s top female downhill mountain bike racer is heading to Vigo, Spain to compete in the World Cup competition at the end of this month.

It was only a short time ago that we met Danika and heard about her upcoming trip to Vigo, the largest European fishing port located in the northwest of Spain. We were so inspired by her desire to break into the international circuit, that we proposed our culinary services for her benefit to help fund her travelling expenses.

Of course we are presenting a Spanish menu which will include the most authentically spiced chorizos we've found outside of España (thanks to a sweet deal from Schneider Foods),
gambas al ajillo and an array of delectable tapas complimented with Jesee's famous sangría.

Come join us for an evening of comida de Dioses, flamenco, door prizes and a silent auction, which of course includes goddess jewelry from Izzy and Buds. Meet fellow riders, other foodies and a community of supporters to benefit Danika Schroeter's journey to international acclaim.


Danika Schroeter's Fundraising Fiesta

friday, april 28th @ seven o'clock

Jaycee House
1251 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC

Tickets are $25.00 and available from Izzy & Buds or Danika Schroeter. Limited tickets available at the door.

For those who are unable to attend (you don't know what you're missing), donations via PayPal are graciously accepted. Please email Danika for details.


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Butt Talks

As I rode into work this morning, I pulled up behind another cyclist at the traffic lights and recognized the bike and panniers (which were causing her grief the day before) and yelled out, "I thought I recognized those saddle bags!" It wasn't until after I passed her that I started chuckling to myself realizing that there was a double entendre there...oops.

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Jesee met a fellow cyclist at the top of a long climb, who later introduced himself as Joey Bellano, which he pronounced as bay-ano. As a Latin word buff, Jesee called him on it and said, "It should actually be pronounced bell-ano, which means beautiful arsehole in Italian".

"Si, si, butt my friends always make fun of me, so I changed the way I say it".

Current Music: Queen - Bicycle Race




Sunday, April 09, 2006

It's better to be scared to death than bored to death...

I honestly cannot say that life is ever boring or uneventful. I love the challenges that leave you emotionally charged, forcing you to endure mental and physical fatigue, restless nights and grueling days. It's the adrenalin rush and the satisfaction you feel when it's all good and done. Push your limits to the max and amaze yourself with your incredible strength and wit. Just do it!

After a three week hiatus of maxing myself out, I hang up my superhero cape (for the moment) and return to wear one of my many other hats...that of the muse. This often requires creativity to inspire the artist to create, but sometimes it only needs something as simple as amour. When the heart is full, the juices start flowing and the imagination is endless.

As my quasi-metrosexual reminds me that I am his goddess and he is my proverbial rock, I acknowledge that he is also my muse before I fly off to battle yet another day.

Current Music: La Vie en Rose - Grace Jones