Monday, October 08, 2007


so apparently I'm allergic to Calgary. Sheesh. I'm trying to do things like, oh, I don't know... schoolwork and maybe also... housework (since I have a friend coming to stay with me for four days and the place is trashed) but it's hard when you can't hear out of one ear, blow your nose every two minutes, and basically feel like crap. It's a sinus infection I think. I feel a little better today than yesterday but I don't want to miss school so I'm taking it very easy. I'm not leaving the house, nor am I getting out of my pjs. Frankly, I'm amazed I got out of bed.

So here's an interesting thing I noticed about Calgary. I could never live there because a) I'm allergic to it and b) sushi is VERY expensive there, but you know what? We went to the mall and compared to BC, women have more than one body shape there. Here, everyone is skinny, everywhere you go, skinny (and not the good skinny that some people are just naturally, the emancipated skinny). In Calgary, women came in all shapes, some skinny, some curvier, some bigger, but I mean, they were all good, and it just seemed like a greater range of body types. I loved it. We need to figure out how to get that over here. Rant over.

I went to my cousin's wedding this weekend and it was just wonderful. The service was good, the bride was *beautiful*, the reception was awesome- overlooked one of Calgary's 'lakes', good food, yummy yummy cupcake-cake, excellent tunes, and mostly free and then very cheap drinks! Woo! Go Lisa and Nick! Seriously though, it was just wonderful and I'm so happy for my cousin and her husband, they are perfect for each other. It was also great to see a lot of the family, my Mom, my aunt and uncle, my cousins, my grandparents. It was a very good way to spend thanksgiving. The turkey dinner comes next week when my friend and I get together to celebrate a belated thanksgiving (basically we want to eat turkey).

Okay, I'm going to go lie down now.


Anonymous said...

It really was a lot of fun, wasn't it? And I so loved our time together. I just hope it wasn't me you were allergic to, and not Calgary. Saw on your wall that Jen missed her flight to Victoria. Four hours at the airport! Now that would suck.
Love Mom

Carmen said...

You were in Calgary and didn't contact me?????? Oh - and I felt crummy at first too - it is altitude my dear... Calgary is the second highest city in Canada!!

julia said...

i'm allergic to calgary too... so maybe it's genetic.

brooke t. higgins said...

I've never been to Calgary! I am Calgary-immune! I am so glad you had a good time, and I hope you feel better soon! I've been wanting to throw my sinuses out the window for the last couple of weeks, so I can totally relate.

The Bears said...

Sorry you were under the weather in Calgary.

*many Bears hugs*

Those pictoos we saw of the wedding were great. Your haircut is bootifil.

OK Bye
Daphne Rose

Melly said...

Vancouver is the skinniest city in Canada. Probably because we have such an amazing amount of outdoorsy things to do and all we eat is sushi ;-)

There is a an immune support supplement called Grip Heel, which you can get at Finlandia Pharmacy on Broadway near Oak. It works wonders.

jess said...


i think you might mean "emaciated" skinny instead of "emancipated" skinny. but i guess there's a lot of freedom in skinny-ness.

i'm in ontario right now, but i'll be back soon and will give you a call when i get in. love jess - hope the sinus pain and snot subsides.