"vancouver opera was one of the first of the major performance organizations in the province to jump aboard the social-media train, when it hired social media manager ling chan in 2008. chan immediately launched a blog and opened the vancouver opera twitter account in 2009. while chan became a casualty of layoffs in 2011, when the organization tackled an $831,000 deficit, VO's social media presence remain strong. (the company's financial woes are now in the past, with 2012-13 ending wiht an accumulated surplus of $169,000.) there is a steady stream of behind-the-scenes videos on VO's youtuve account, cross-linked to facebook, twitter and its still popular blog...its twitter account currently boasts more than 10,100 followers..." - georgia straight
it warms my heart to know that although i'm no longer with vancouver opera, i left a lasting digital legacy and that i'm still remembered for pioneering social media in the vancouver arts scene.
for those who have flown long-haul, red-eye flights, a comfortable neck pillow is a must. not only does it prevent that crick in your neck, but the fabric feels so soothing against your cheek. i travel with my samsonite inflatable, plush neck pillow with built-in pocket for storing your MP3 player every time i fly.
but now that i spied this stay hood travel pillow, i want to toss mine aside in favour of this one! made from super comfy sweatshirt material, you can pull on the drawstrings to block out not only light, but those pesky passengers around you. cocoonification!
i will admit that i have been doing this at home, going to bed with a hoody and covering my head. mainly because it's winter and it's cold at night, i want to keep my ears and scalp warm. and when the morning comes, because our bedroom gets a lot of light, i can pull it over my eyes to simulate darkness and continue sleeping. it's a win.
i don't know what's going to happen when spring/summer arrives, as it'll be too warm to sleep in a hoody. maybe the hoodie pillow? won't i look attractive in the morning?
sean's birthday present to me this year was a stay at the l'hermitage hotel downtown plus dinner and movie of my choice. and even though we were technically still in vancouver, it felt like we left town, if only for a night.
the boutique hotel was just lovely, the room with balcony was beautifully appointed and the service top-notch. the facilities included an outdoor jacuzzi and heated salt-water outdoor lap pool, which we took advantage of, even though it was like 5° outside. in fact, we were the only ones out there - which was great for us. no sharesies! i can understand why people in nordic countries enjoy taking a dip in hot springs even though it's freezing out. feels so nice!
after drying off and resting, we went for dinner in yaletown before catching the jean-luc goddard retrospective at the cinematheque. this weekend's film was the classic, breathless with jean-paul belmondo and jean seberg. it was sean's first time watching the movie and he really liked it.
what a great period to have lived in - the style, the fashion, the cars and the jazz. and what a great birthday. girl got spoiled today. thanks babe for a lovely day.
this video is simply wonderful. an amazing reminder to look at the world with eyes of a child, in wonderment and joy. when i feel down at the injustices and stressed about first world problems, i simply watch this video and feel my heart lift. the song, in my arms by jon foreman, is just purr-fect and helps to give you all the feels.