Everyone’s favorite “American Idol” winner, Carrie Underwood is almost officially off the market. Mike Fisher, Underwood’s hunky professional hockey player boyfriend, announced to the Ottawa Citizen that the two lovebirds are officially engaged. Fisher popped the question yesterday, December 20th. Here’s a quote from Fisher himself:
“We’re both obviously excited and very happy and so, exciting times for sure.”
The two began dating in early 2008 and have made very few appearances together. Underwood has, however, been seen watching his games a few times. They first met when Fisher went backstage during one of Underwood’s concerts. Recently Underwood remarked that she would not move in with a man until she was married- what a good lil Christian girl. Though no official wedding date has been set, Carrie better get ready for all those toilet seat battles for the eventual merging of bathroom toiletries.
It’s official! Steve Nash has just announced that they have merged with Fitness World, and the two are now one. After months and months of rumors, it’s now confirmed.
Last year, Steve Nash opened up in Vancouver as one of the more “prestigious” exclusive gyms, located in the business district of downtown Vancouver, as well as in Richmond and South Surrey. There’s no official information or details on what this means for Fitness World members, but for Steve Nash, it does say that they will have the opportunity to access more clubs now, as stated on the Steve Nash Sports club site:
“What does that mean for you? Opportunities to access more Facilities, more Locations, more Equipment, more Classes, expanded Personal Training Services and Innovative Events. For questions and information on how to increase your membership benefits, contact a member of the Sales Team at your Club or visit the Fitness World website for information on their locations: www.fitnessworld.com”
So I feel as though media attention has been relatively brief for something that is so disgusting and horrifying, so I need to get this out there as much as possible because there’s a lot at stake in Uganda right now.
It’s the handywork of lawmaker David Bahati that has hit parliament floor Friday the 18th of December. The battle has now begun. And the fact that a group called The Family Life Network has come out to support this bill, just shows that no matter where you are, something resembling Fred Phelps’ blueprint comes up and rears it’s ugly head in support of hate. So what is it that David Bahati has presented to Uganda Parliament and that this disgusting “pro-family” group is supporting? Here’s how it breaks down in lamens terms as queerty.com has reported it.
The death penalty. That’s what you’re looking at if you’re an adult over age 18 who has sex with someone of the same gender who is under 18. Or if you have gay sex while carrying HIV/AIDS. Or with a disabled person. Or if you are “a serial offender” who has gay sex often.
Life in prison. If you have consensual gay sex. Even if you do it outside Uganda’s borders.
7-year jail sentence. Anyone who “attempts to commit homosexuality” (i.e. makes a pass). Or anyone convicted of “aiding and abetting homosexuality” (i.e. providing a bedroom). Or anyone “promoting” it (i.e. introducing two partners).
3-year jail sentence. If you failed to report someone to the police within 24 hours of learning they had gay sex.
See now my panic?
This past Saturday a few friends and I decided to catch James Cameron’s new flick “Avatar.” Simply put, it was one of the most amazing movies I have seen in a long time – and possibly ever.
Here’s the plot from imdb.com for anyone who isn’t familiar with the movie:
When his brother is killed in battle, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.
When I first saw previews for this movie I honestly thought to myself that it was going to be a dud and figured I wouldn’t add it to my “must see in theaters” list, however, the more previews I saw, the more my interest grew and I’m glad (understatement – I’m thrilled) I made the choice to see it and will go back to watch it again at IMAX. The graphics in this movie are ridiculously amazing. Nothing was overlooked from the details on the Na’vi’s finger nails to the bark on the Home Tree (the place where the Na’vi live). No cost was spared in making this film look as life like as possible (rumored to be anywhere between $230-500 million dollars – FIVE HUNDRED MILLION!) and it shows everywhere. We watched it in 3D and after reports of people getting sick and having to leave the theater from all the movement, I was slightly nervous given that I had been out drinking the Sauce the night before. But alas, I was fine and seeing the film in 3D only affirmed my thoughts that more movies should be shot in 3D. Anyway, the graphics themselves are enough to see the movie, but for those of you who aren’t geeks, the story line is actually really, really moving.
Eureka, I’ve found another great laptop bag! I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like you really have to look online to find something different to set yourself apart from the other computer commuters. This sexy vertical messenger bag from PKG is actually bigger that it looks. Although lightweight, the bag is actually “long & skinny” as the name suggests an it isn’t the typical rectangular shape, which I like. There are two compartments within, making plenty of room for your laptop, and a separation between your computer and your books/documents.
There are several pockets in the bag that help to keep all of your random this & that’s where they should be. It’s good for carrying laptops, portable electronics, books, papers, vinyl or any randoms you want to stuff into it for the day. The strap is comfortable to, which is obviously important! I really like the brown color on this one too. And, LOVE the quilted pattern!
So in lieu of the upcoming Holiday season I was doing some random perusing of the internet (slash YouTube) while everyone else seems to have an abundance of time off and I’m left in the office with nothing but my advent calendar to entertain me. Ba-humbug!
Low and behold I combined two of my favourite things on the planet, entered them into YouTube’ brilliant search engine, ‘Christmas’ and ‘Dancing’ and I wasn’t disappointed! After rummaging through some toddlers forced into oversized Santa’s hats rocking out against a living room coffee table to Jingle Bell Rock, I stumbled across an ensemble of boys who took it upon themselves to entertain their high school (?) during what appears to be their Holiday assembly (?)
Granted, most of these men are likely still dating women, I like to believe that the title of the video rings true. The 12 Gays of Christmas. (That would be the ultimate stack o’ gifts under the tree…12 men starring up at the angel perched high atop the tree…)
Their skill is damn impressive, and their attention to detail is enough to bring a smile to any scrooge’s face. Without further ado, behold, the 12 Gays of Christmas…
A while back, Donovan & Brian and I went to the CD Release party of Vancouver-based singer/songwriter, Matthew David and were quite impressed with what we heard! He’s got an engaging sexy which when combined with some inspiring lyrics to a contemporary rock arrangement create some great songs.
The 27 year old has been singing since he was 4, and at 18 he relocated to England where he studied voice and theatre in London’s West End. Since returning to Van, he had been working on his debut album, which was just released in November and is also available on iTunes!
What a season this has been. We’re only a couple hours away from crowning another Survivor winner. Since our live blogging was such a hit for Big Brother, Patrick and I decided to do it all over again for Survivor: Samoa’s finale. Who will be this season’s sole Survivor- Russell, Nathalie, Brett, Mick or Jaison? Sit back, relax and stayed tuned to our realtime comments and opinions.
Donovan: OMG, I’m so excited. I hope there are major fireworks during jury questioning.
Donovan: Wow the recap is giving major props to Nathalie and Russell. Could they take it all.
Patrick: Recap, recap, recap. Let the games begin!
Patrick: Eww, Jaison said that he had diarrhea all night.
Donovan: Love Russell bitching about his lame-o partners and that he should be playing with superstars. According to spoilers, he just might get his wish.
Donovan: Oh, I feel so bad for Nathalie. I can’t believe Russell is telling her she’s next if Brett wins the next immunity.
Donovan: LMAO. “If Jaision can win two immunities in a row, so can anyone else”. I love Russell’s trash talking.
Patrick:I’m so routing for Brett in this immunity challenge after all this build up! That will make the jury interesting, since they are all his former teammates. Will that help him??
Donovan: Immunity challenge. GO NATHALIE GO.
Donovan: Shit, Russell is flying through this course with Jaison close behind. Wow, even Nathalie isn’t too far. It’s anyone’s game.