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February 18th, 2010

DH and I are headed up to Vancouver this afternoon. Normally we turn right at I-5 and go to Vancouver, Washington. Today we turn left - and make our way up to beautiful Vancouver, BC… and I CAN’T WAIT! We have no itinerary, no plans, no event tickets. Lodging is the only thing I’ve taken care of. We’re having a little Winter Olympic adventure, Monica style - my little Mo’lympics.  I sure hope they take my passport from jr. high at the border!

Hopefully we’ll find ourselves in interesting places and among interesting people.  I’ll be tweeting while I’m there if you want to follow along with me.  I hope I’m able to catch Shaun White, Stephen Colbert, Chris Collinsworth & Johnny Weir milling about (maybe they’re shopping for red mittens too!).
Vancouver here we come

A big bah hum bug about being in Vancouver, BC on Friday… there are no Jack in the Box’s in Canada. WHAT THE WHAT? I guess I’ll have to hop down to Blaine, Washington to participate in JITB Taco Friday. This should make The Anti JITB Taco-ite very happy. If anyone is not familiar with the JITB two for 99¢ tacos - they are delicious deep fried treats of who knows what. Elizabeth says they moisturize your lips as you eat them.   And it’s true!  Elizabeth, Kathi, Camille Pot Pie, Jona, Vanessa… just to name a few - we’re all doin’ it (and workin’ on the Fat Quarter Shop girls… Kim, Debra and Ice-karate champ Jocelyn).  Join us!  Come hop on the JITB Taco Friday bus.  Just watch out for Pam
PKM JITB Taco Friday Patrol
she will snag your tacos, lock you up and throw away the key if she catches you.

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42 Responses

  1. The fabulous Bren allegedly said:

    Oh have fun!!! I think just being a part of the Olympic experience would be so fun!
    I also love your little Olympic logo-man out of the Moda pre-cuts. . .!! Made me smile!
    Have a great time!
    xo, Bren

  2. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    Jack has the best Tacos. No Jack here in Kansas, but when I go home to California, I fill up while I’m there! Have a good trip

  3. The fabulous amy ( sew~amy) allegedly said:

    I am so jealous. If you meet Shaun White or Apolo tell them that Amy LOVES them. I am 40 years old and want to put a poster of them up in my bedroom like a school girl. Do you think my husband would die if I did? LOL

  4. The fabulous Byneedleandthread allegedly said:

    Have a great time!! That will be so awesome! I’ll look for tweets! As a Canadian and the owner of some Olympic mittens. Although the hype is good, the mittens themselves are no good. They pill the second you put them on. There’s a hole in the lining of one, and the lining is coming unsewed on the other. If you get some. Display only!

  5. The fabulous Cyndi allegedly said:

    Have a GREAT time Monica! Can’t wait to keep on the tweets along the way.. :)

  6. The fabulous Leslie allegedly said:

    I LOVE JITB tacos. I have since I was a little girl in California. I live in SC now and have to drive to Charlotte, NC to stock up. I don’t know whats in them, but YUMMMMM… enjoy your time in BC.

  7. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    Oooh! What fun! Can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures!! Stay out of trouble, young lady!

  8. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    Why did I think you meant they had outlawed the toy Jack in the Boxes? Was all set to google for some juicy Jack in the Box horror tale of woe.

    Have a TON of fun :D

  9. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Ooooh, a little adventure. Good thing you’ve got THAT hubby, ’cause SW3 and I can’t let THE hubby go off on little cross-country jaunts — olympics or not. Have a fun time!

  10. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    You are going to have way too much fun at the Olympics. I am looking forward to hearing about all your adventures. Okay so there is no Jack in The Boxes out east, so I will just have to put my imagination cap on my pointy little head!

  11. The fabulous laurie allegedly said:

    I am so ENVIOUS of you going to the Olympics!!!!! Have FUN! I am an Olympics junkie. It is on now as I am typing this. Do not leave Canada mittenless.

    Alas, no JITB’s here in the Mitten state. Cheap junk food that actually moisturizes while you eat it - Awesome.

  12. The fabulous Jocelyn allegedly said:

    HA! you got me. I’m not snowboarding this weekend, i’m training for my next ice-karate match.

  13. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    Have fun, fun, fun! I’m thinking Pam won’t let me have JITB tomorrow–she’s in charge of me all day. But I can double up next week.

  14. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    OMG, that last pic is hilarious. Too bad I am too close to the south of the border to visit BC. Have fun

  15. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    You all better watch out. That’s all I’m saying on this subject.

  16. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    oh what fun! have a fun adventure and be safe!

  17. The fabulous Tracey J allegedly said:

    I wanna go to the Olympics! I should shoot up the 5 with you (though my passport expired last year, and my son hates the car-seat… so…)

    Have fun!

  18. The fabulous amylouwho allegedly said:

    Does this mean your fire quilt is unattended at the moment?

    the olympics are so fun! I was in SLC during the 2002 Olympics and worked as a translator/hostess with the French delegation. Awesome. That was the year where the French Ice Skating judge got into so much trouble. She actually hadn’t left the country she was hiding out in the French house…not that I know anything about that…..

    Hahaha… sorry Amy - the house will be occupied by someone with Ninga warrior skills and weapons, and has been instructed to protect the quilts/ask questions later. And two fierce Golden Retrievers, also. - m

  19. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    Mystery Meat Zombie! They are made out of Mystery Meat!

  20. The fabulous Page allegedly said:

    Hi, I am a Canadian ex-patriate and I do visit about once a year. I cross the border in Bellingham, WA. They will not take your passport from Jr. High. And if anyone is bringing a child, you must have the child’s passport as well and it helps to have a note from the absent spouse giving permission to take the child over the border. The rules have become quite strict.

  21. The fabulous Heike allegedly said:

    Have fun in beautiful Vancouver BC.
    Greetings from Iced Germany

  22. The fabulous Jona allegedly said:

    Oh heck, look at Sheriff Pam! I love it and yes, Friday will definitely be a 2-fer day (maybe I’ll loosen up the purse strings and do a 4-fer). I was gonna do a Friday fish fry but for all I know there’s fish in those tacos (or something).

  23. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    OH NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    What am I to do? I’m lunching with the sheriff tomorrow and she will never never never never EVER let her other hostage Elizabeth and me eat JITB tacos!

    This is a stumper, for sure.

  24. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    So here is true confession time, I have lived in california now for 40 yrs (yes, I said it out loud, 40 yrs) and have never had a JITB taco. I am all about original Taco Bell crispy tacos or in a pinch Del taco quesadillas.
    Have fun Monica, I’m jealous and you’ll probably get another fire quilt idea out of the whole experience…maybe like a tee shirt quilt but speed skating leggings…

  25. The fabulous MadSewingLove allegedly said:

    That taco bus is awesome!

  26. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Have a great time in Vancouver! I had no idea about JITB Taco Friday - I love those tasty little morsels and could definitely work them into my Friday routine.

  27. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    I’ll be watching for you on TV Monica - knowing you, you will probably enter and win one of the events ‘cuz you were too bored just watching!

  28. The fabulous Joy allegedly said:

    What a great adventure.. we went to Whistler last September we had a blast.. .but I sure would love to be there now.. how fun. Do the Zipline while you are there. :)

  29. The fabulous Sheri Zaugg allegedly said:

    This is one jealous quilter here. Olympics!!!! I’m sure they have quilt shops in Vancouver, B.C.

  30. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Fun!!! I hope the two of you are having a super terrific time!

  31. The fabulous monica allegedly said:

    no tacos here in England… sigh… but that sounds like a great little adventure nonetheless!

    have fun

  32. The fabulous Sabine allegedly said:

    That´s great and I hope you have a nice time in Vancouver.
    I will watch the women-skiing today and the ski jumping.
    THUMBS UP for the Germans, hehehehe
    Sabine x

  33. The fabulous Carolyn Parker allegedly said:

    Give Stephen a kiss for me if you see him Monica. Have fun!

  34. The fabulous tina allegedly said:

    Can’t wait to hear all about it! You’re sure to have equal measures of fun and trouble. I adore the JITB tacos, I call’em cat food tacos. Man, they are sooooooooooooooo good! I could eat twentyleven right about now!

  35. The fabulous Kathleen Youdell allegedly said:

    Sadly we have no Jack in the Box in Canada :( I hope you have an awesome time visiting Vancouver!!

  36. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip….love me some JITB tacos! Wish they would bring back the Monster Tacos….yummo!

  37. The fabulous jaybird allegedly said:

    get me a pair of mittens!!!

  38. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Have the best time Monica. Love me some 2/.99 cent tacos. I’ve been eating them forever. Cant get enough of em. DELISH!!!!

  39. The fabulous foolery allegedly said:

    (I just realized that this will read “The fabulous foolery . . .” so I may have to bookmark this page for future pick-me-ups.)

    I thought that read INTIMATE WORK CREW and I was prepared to be grossed out and intrigued all at once. Nice to meet you. You’re WAY more creative while you’re sleeping than I have ever been while awake, I can tell. ; )

  40. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Ooooooh you best be having the best time ever!!!! I’ll be all kinds of jealous if you get some Big Red Mittens to wave in my face… Have a grand adventure, I’ll hold the home front down while you’re away, and as always, KMA. xoxo

  41. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Do stop in Lynden on your way back south - just a short bit east of the 5 - we have THREE quilt shops and one of them even has Olympics flannel fabrics - some with red Canadian Maple Leaves no less! All cool bright colors - a whole collection of ‘em!
    Or cross back to the US at the Aldergrove/Lynden border instead and you’ll be right in Lynden, WA!
    And I shoulda commented earlier to tell you that we have JITB too.
    Hope you’re having a great time!

  42. The fabulous carolbrowne allegedly said:

    ZOMG. I am so glad you had such a good time in our fair city.

    And today it’s the most boring place on earth. I miss the world!!!

    Team USA did a great job. That was a close call for us.

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