April 30 08

you’ll have to excuse me…i’m spending my morning attempting to use my new fancy scary mouse

(cue ali’s readers: yes, ali, we get it. it’s time to shut the fuck up about your wrist already. we know you’re broken)

so, yesterday, in addition to attending to my perc-ed up husband’s needs (surgery went well, he’s recovering nicely in our bed, using all four of our pillows, no less) and not having breakfast with tova and ilana for her birthday (sob. i always miss the good stuff), i got to send 4 Canadian students to China for the Olympics.

no, really, i swear.

i was deemed worthy to be a judge (thank you thank you thank you) in the company of some amazing people, including the lovely Nicole Forrester, who is not only huge in person (seriously…i’m 5’2 and dude, she’s tall) she’s huge in the Olympics…she’s a top-ranked Canadian high jumper…and also, a super awesome person. (i tried to keep my drooling to a minimum)

Visa Olympics of the Imagination allows students across Canada to express the theme of global unity in the form of artwork. they were asked to show how the Olympic Games connect different cultures and capture the Beijing theme – One World, One Dream.

we had a good time weeding out the best of the best. and had some serious laughs along the way. we loved the drawings with skating (for the summer olympics) and the random snowmen. and even the random SKULLS? skulls! i swear! and the dragons! everyone had a good time drawing different dragons of all shapes and sizes and creepiness level. our all-time favorite laugh had to be the poster entitled “Balls of Life” ahahahah (i wanted to take that one home with me!)

in the end, though, it was AMAZING to see what these kids had to say for themselves, and what the Olympics meant to them. I was so glad to be a part of sending these kids to Beijing. The winners truly deserved it!

also…i sampled a Golden Oreo Cakester...


(i mean, i ATE it, but it soooo wasn’t worth it)

pass the cinnabons please.

  1. My word that Cinnabon looks good! I’m just focused on the food, sorry!

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    Comment by Dianna on April 30, 2008
  2. Now I want a Cinnabon.

    Cool opportunity with the judging! “Balls of Life”. Awesome.

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    Comment by Angella on April 30, 2008
  3. Why does your new mouse look like a uterus complete with clickable ovaries? lol

    Awesome on the judging, that had to be a total blast looking at all those pictures. I can’t help but assume those would be the Poisonous Beans of Life in your house though.

    Excuse me while I go eat everything I can find in my kitchen because I can’t get my hands on that Cinnabon.


    Comment by AJ on April 30, 2008
  4. How exciting for those kids!

    I’m still getting used to not having a mouse on my laptop. I kind of miss it!

    I’ve never heard of a Golden Oreo Cakester- but it sounds gross. :)

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    Comment by 180/360 on April 30, 2008
  5. Oh I’m so glad it went well with VOI! And I’ve met Nicole Forrester also and can vouch that her legs? come up to my ears.


    Comment by Joscelyn on April 30, 2008
  6. OMG!!
    I came on here to tell you not to bother with the Golden Cakesters! I folded and bought a box last night.
    BORING! The originals? 100 times better.
    Have you tried the chocolate ones?



    Comment by Christine on April 30, 2008
  7. Golden oreo is vanilla right? soooo wrong. Mmmm cakesters. I cant buy them because I end up fighting my son over them. That is so cool that you got to choose those winners. Canada is awesome.

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    Comment by Miss on April 30, 2008
  8. That’s so amazing that you got to do that! Wow! And, CINNABON!

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    Comment by Haley-O on April 30, 2008
  9. That mouse? It scares me. But so do ergonomic keyboards. P.S. I’m a pansy.

    That cinnamon roll? It owns me. But so do most things that are a gajillion weight watchers points. P.S. I’ve decided your mouse sort of looks like my figure.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on April 30, 2008
  10. FYI – I just had 2 chocolate cream oreo cakesters…
    But I do think the original are the best of the 3.


    Comment by Christine on April 30, 2008
  11. You did a nice thing! Sending children to china- that sounds like fun!

    Hope your hubby feels better soon.

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    Comment by Maya on April 30, 2008
  12. I so love the summer Olympics but I am SO bummed they are in China!


    Comment by Ruby on April 30, 2008
  13. Golden and Oreo do not belong in the same sentence.


    Comment by gorillabuns on April 30, 2008
  14. Me likey cinnamon rolls and new mice, mouse? Huh?


    Comment by girl on May 1, 2008
  15. We almost opened up our own Cindy’s Cinnamon Roll place in our mall. Can you imagine?

    So weird, but my husband and I were just having the whole “is it mice?” about computer….mice, mouses? Which is it?

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    Comment by BlondeBlogger on May 1, 2008
  16. Glad the surgery went well.

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    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on May 1, 2008
  17. You’re only 5-2?

    Yes, that’s all I took from this post. I’m tall so that seems so small to me.

    Carry on.

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    Comment by Kristabella on May 6, 2008
  18. [...] China to witness it first-hand, i did get to be a judge in the Visa Olympics of the Imagination and i did get to send 4 Canadian students over there! which was both an incredibly fun and rewarding [...]

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