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Posts tagged ‘Calgary’

I’ll Miss You, Alberta!!!!!

This morning we leave for our drive to Vancouver.  I will really miss Alberta – I’ve really grown to love it!!!!  A LOT!!! Read more

What Keeps You Going?

Last night in Calgary for the summah!!!!!!  I’ve been up since 3am because my brain is going bazonkers + there’s too much to do before we leave Alberta!!!! Read more

We Have a House….More Packing!!!!

We have a house in Vancouver!!!!  A rental, mind you – but nonetheless an entire house!!!! Read more

Work + Play + More Work

A friend of ours asked, “Do you guys ever relax on weekends?  It seems like all you do is chores.”.  Read more

California to Nevada to Utah

I’m going to try + make this a marathon post!  Jeff + I have officially left Los Angeles on Friday morning + we have now begun our road trip to Calgary!  I’m so very tired + ready to hit the hay – pronto! Read more

Shikiji Calgary

I forgot to post about Shikiji – a “Japanese” restaurant in Calgary that Jeff + I tried out the day before I left. Read more

We Found Our “Cheers”

All events yesterday lead to our end goal: we found our “Cheers”.  At least the Canadian version of it.  Which means, “Cheers” but a little off. Read more

Our New Summer Home

Yo-de-lay-hee-hooooo!!!  I don’t know why I just felt like yodeling, but I did.  Some things just can’t be explained.  Anyhoooo, Tuesday we moved into our new home for the remainder of the summer in Calgary (CowTown). Read more

One Of Many Weekends To Come

Still in Chinatown, Calgary.  This past weekend was the first of many weekends that are to be bestowed upon me this spring/summer. Read more

Malaise In Calgary Chinatown

Chinatown Calgary has been our new home for the week.  We moved here on Tuesday to be closer to Jeff’s location on “Hell on Wheels”. Read more

Mall Walker

When in Rome, they say!!!  As I am in Calgary, what have I been up to?  Walking the malls, don’tchaknow!!!! Read more

Calgary – it’s slightly unimpressive

Hello all!!!!  I am officially in Canada.  During the flight I watched LA Ink the entire time + was pretty fascinated/disgusted considering I don’t watch TV + had never seen it before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff got production to help us out with a hotel room in Calgary since I arrived so late at night, he was working + a shuttle to Canmore (where he is staying during shooting) would be expensive + about an hour drive.  When I got to the room there were chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for me + a congratulations note on our engagement!  Oh la la!!!  Classy!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Jeff walked through the door I screamed like he was one of the Beatles.  We haven’t seen each other in over 2 months.  That is longest we’ve been apart.  It is so great being back together, y’all!!!!  Look at his outfit:

 

 

 

 

Can you say, amazing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, I walked around downtown Calgary doing research for Jeff’s linen suit that he wants to get for the wedding.  Don’t worry everyone, he’s only going to wear the pants because it’ll be too hot, but he said every man needs a nice linen suit.  I saw this statue + became confused because I didn’t know Jeff played hockey + was made of wood: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ambled along Stephen’s Avenue Walk which is an outdoor pedestrian mall which contains a high concentration of registered historic buildings in the city. Most of these building are sandstone; a result of the construction of fire resistant buildings that followed a fire in 1886 that damaged much of the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The building themselves were beautiful + the atmosphere was a little bit like 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica with the shops, kiosks + unsavory characters hanging out on benches all the live long day – but just not as good.  I was going to delete this horrible boring picture of Stephens Avenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then I took a closer look + went, “whoah”. 

That dude is not messing around.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another fine gentleman who I believe is dipping into his bag of chew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LILASH UPDATE:

I almost forgot.  Lilash has been making my eyelids slightly sensitive.  I’m not gonna lie, y’all.  It gives my eyelids a slightly pinkish tint.  But, it’s so faint that it could possibly pass for pink fashion eyeshadow :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or a geisha:

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t worry I’m exaggerating a little bit.  Today feels better.  But I just wanted to warn everyone of the slight side effect.  It’s a once a day application for two weeks.  After that it’s a twice a week kind of deal.  Beauty = Pain.

Ok!  Goodnight everyone!!!  Love + miss everybody!!!

Packing, Comfort Zones + Long Lashes

I FLY OUT TO CALGARY TODAY!!!!!  For those of you who are Canada inept, Calgary is in Alberta.  Canadian cowboy country.  The Canadian Rockies.  Ring a bell?  Probably not.  Jeff is working on an AMC western episodic called “Hell on Wheels” about the building of the railroads.  The Rockies is where we filmed Inception + Jeff, Tom (brother-in-law) + Deb (best sister-in-law ever) had previously lived there for 20 years, so I’m joining him there + going through all the MANY storage spaces he still has out there. Plus, while we were filming there it was the dead of winter + I didn’t really get to enjoy the mountains.  Excited.

Check out “Hell on Wheels”:  http://www.amctv.com/amc-news/videos/amcs-first-look-at-hell-on-wheels

Common the rapper is in the show + Jeff likes to hang out backstage with him at rap concerts.  Jeff’s so street!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a map of where I’ll be for those of you who are still confused about Alberta:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is in relation to Vancouver:

 

 

 

 

 

Take notes.  There will be a test.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strangely enough, one thing that has calmed my anxiety the past couple days has been watching pieces of Jane Campion’s “The Piano”.  I take little breaks from circling around my 568 sq ft apartment in overwhelming packing confusion.  Not only is it one of my favorite movies, but maybe it’s the haunting soundtrack, gloomy beauty, + unbelievable New Zealand setting that soothe me.

 

And who can resist this mug?  I mean, c’mon?!  If that doesn’t say soothing, I don’t know what does??!!  “That’s totally weird, I don’t get it.” you’re thinking.  I completely agree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, by the way, I saw my friend Kaori the other weekend + her eyelashes looked INSANE LONG.  She told me about a product called Lilash.  You can buy it on amazon.  It’s kind of expensive, but I thought it’d be nice to have purty eyelashes for the wedding.  It’s applied like liquid eyeliner.

http://www.amazon.com/LiLash-Purified-Eyelash-Stimulator-0-20-Fluid/dp/B0039YQ7WY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313079589&sr=8-1  

This is my second day using it, so if my upper eyelids start swelling up like the Elephant Man, I’ll be sure to let everyone know!    Well, I’m off to do more errands + keep packing until my flight!!!  I’ll post tomorrow in Canada!!!  Still hasn’t hit me yet!!!!  EEEEEK!!!!!  Goodbye stars + stripes!!!!