I wanted to shake up my life and go sailing (or learn on the job, so-to-speak) so headed to Florida to crew on a catamaran. This is about how it went or, rather, didn't - and my life since. Hopefully it will lead to a catamaran on the clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, watching the sunset, a coconut rum and coke in hand. You must START AT THE BEGINNING of the blog, April 2009, to get the whole story...

Sunday, September 5, 2010


My friend, Tana - the Key Makeup gal that hired me, just moved into a sweet little condo at the Athlete's Village. It's tiny but gorgeous with an amazing view.

I get a text from her on Saturday afternoon inviting me over for the evening with a couple of other girls I know from work.

I spend the afternoon baking chocolate chip cookies for the producer of the show I start on Tuesday as it's his birthday on Saturday (the same day my son turns 30!!!!). As I won't have any time to do it next week, I am doing them now and will give them to him on the first day of shooting (or they'll dry out by the weekend). The recipe makes a lot so I pack up a few and take them downtown for my evening with friends.

When I get there, they all greet me at the main entrance as the buzzer to let me in hasn't been hooked up to her suite yet. They are all excited to show me the penthouse of the place; the elevator goes right into the suite and hasn't been locked off yet and no one has moved in. We go up and it is, in a word, spectacular. The view is to die for. There's an enormous roof-top deck that could easily hold a hundred people and it overlooks the whole of False Creek and the mountains. If I could live there, I might not be so desperate to get to the Caribbean.

Actually - yeah I still would be.

Laura, Ania, Tana, The Cirque de Soleil Tents in the Distance

(first three photos are from the patio of the penthouse. the other two are Tana's apartment)
All photographs are mine and not to be copied without express permission from me (click on them to see the large version).
Some names have been changed to protect my butt.

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