Friday, June 23, 2006

Memoirs of a China Girl


Perfect days are few and far between, but biking at Galbraith was just so. The plethora of trails combining wicked technical singletrack that twist and wind in and out of the trees to open fields of wild flowers were beautiful and breathtaking.


Although the climb to the top was demanding, we still burned our way back up a second time, as the downhill was too sweet not to. We grinned from ear to ear all day long...actually we're still grinning!

Current Music: I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick


Saturday, June 10, 2006

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Sparkling Swarovski,

glitter and shout, "Ooh la la!"
by Izzy and Buds
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Friday, June 09, 2006

Oil and water do not mix!


I was such a pathetic sight. I had just received a long overdue manicure and pedicure and was feeling very relaxed and pretty. The fine day had turned into an ugly evening and outside it was a torrential downpour.

As I hit the streets in my gold-beaded flip-flops (carefully planned so that I wouldn't muck up the fresh polish), I soon found out that it was going to be a looong journey home. My feet were covered in rich massage cream and that combined with the rain made for a slippery trek that pretty much left me walking like an injured duckie - a far cry from my usual confident clip.

I seized every opportunity to wipe the oil slick off the bottom of my feet onto my now drenched capris. It was useless. I was so tempted to remove my sandals and walk home in my bare feet, but I had just spent a small fortune getting my tender tootsies pumiced, scrubbed, massaged and wrapped in paraffin wax. Call me stubborn, but there was no way in the nine hells that I was going to let this pedicure go to waste!

As I tackled a slight incline en route, I began sliding backwards right out of my flip-flops. I started "side-stepping", a skill learned from my days of skiing, but even that failed to get me up the hill. Perhaps if I had some frickin' poles? I had no alternative, but to do an about-face and walk backwards up the hill...it was REALLY sad.

Current song in my head: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor