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Thursday July 23rd

Posted on Jul 23, 2015

One of my very clever Twitter followers started a new account today: @GrassholesBC. Its purpose is to tweet pictures of lawns – brown and dry or lush and green, good and bad. They will retweet whatever lawn pics you send them, so I tweeted a picture of my own lawn (mostly dirt and some brown tufts) and also a picture of a house with lush green grass that I spotted while out for lunch. Once I started “green-spotting”, I was shocked at just how much green there was to see! I took into account the green grass due to shaded areas – fences, trees, buildings, etc – but you could really tell which homes were watering regularly. The grass was lush green even though they were on the north side of the street, completely open to the sun with nothing shading the grass. Now I’m not saying that they are purposely disobeying the bylaws – maybe they live out of town and they don’t know about the restrictions and their sprinklers come on automatically. Maybe. In which case, even if bylaw officers decided to stop by, nobody would be home and the $250 fine would sit in their mailbox for months, unopened while the sprinklers keep the lawn nice and green. Huh. 

With hundreds of calls each day to bylaw officers, they can’t possibly check out every place. This account doesn’t help, but for me, it allows me to vent my disappointment in people. I sacrifice daily to save water, so when I see someone who doesn’t, it makes me resentful. I’m a rule-follower by nature, so in most cases will obey the rules. When people think the rules don’t apply to them, it makes me angry. Makes me a little spiteful too. So if tweeting a picture (which doesn’t show an address) allows me to vent even just a little, I appreciate it! So thank you, @GrassholesBC, for giving me an outlet for all this scorn I’m feeling. You are likely going to get a shit-ton of backlash, people saying it’s immature and whatnot, but I just want you to know I appreciate you. 😀

Moving on, there’s not much change to the schedule. There was one thing at 7:40 on BT, but that’s about it. Carry on.

Virgin is leading the charge this week with a chance to win a 2 year lease on a new car. To warm you up, they have $75 gas cards at 7:10, 11:10, 1:10, and 3:10. They also have TSwift tickets at 7:35 – just name the song they are singing opera-style. It’s pretty easy, and qualifies you for the meet & greets they are giving away on Friday.

Kiss Radio also has TSwift tickets with meet & greets, just change your Facebook profile pic to the #SwiftKiSS picture they have on their post. Go to their FB page and look for that post! The Ara Show has 4 packs of Playland passes, listen for the cue to TEXT. They also have 5 Seconds of Summer tickets with the Kid Carson Show, and $100 gift cards to with Kelsey.

Listen for the code word on CFOX at 4pm each weekday and the 99th texter to 843369 wins a VIP Squamish Fest experience. CFOX also has $100 to Central City Brewing and tickets to see Theory of a Deadman with the morning show. The midday show has Econoline Crush or Alt-J tickets, the afternoon drive has Imagine Dragons tickets or Sheepdogs tickets, and the evening show has Dave Matthews Band tickets. 

JRFM has tickets to see Lee Brice at the PNE, listen for the cue to call between 10 and 11. 

Listen to Rock 101 to qualify for a trip to Disneyland, qualify at 8, 11, 2 and 5. 

QMFM’s Ray Grover has Imagine Dragons tickets in the afternoon. 

Z95.3 is playing Taylor Swift Tag again this week. Know the person who won the tickets at the last round and be caller 9 to win at 8, 11, and 4pm.

Listen for the cue to TEXT on The Peak to get into the Lounge for the intimate concert by Metric before they open for Imagine Dragons on the 30th! The number to text is 88000. You can also enter online if you are a VIP. You can enter to win free gas (though it doesn’t say how much) by submitting a video of you singing to the radio in your car. There are only 2 videos up, so go enter – your chances of winning are spectacular!! Enter HERE

Keep Trying and Happy Dialling!


5:40 – JRFM, Secret Word (4 tickets to Theatre Under the Stars)

6-9 – Kiss, tix to 5 Seconds of Summer

6:30 – CFOX, Stump the Show (Chris Cornell tickets)

7-9 – JRFM, Secret Word is said (Little Big Town tickets)

7:00 – Jack, No Time To Google ($100)

7:10 – Virgin, $75 gas card

7:20 – LG, 1 Second Song 

7:35 – Virgin, TSwift tickets

7:35 – Z95.3, Cash Quiz for up to $2000 

7:35 – QMFM, $1000 Minute 

7:40 – Breakfast Television, BC Lions tickets

7:40 – Jack, tix to see Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo Sept 2nd at PNE

7:40 – KISS, $1000 Tag Team 

8:00 – Z95.3, Taylor Swift Tag

8:00 – Rock 101, qualify for Monday’s Disney trip

8:10 – Peak, Not So Secret Word ($75 to Famoso Pizzeria)

9-2 – Kiss, $100 gift card to

10-11 – JRFM, passes to see Lee Brice at PNE

11:00 – Rock 101, qualify for Monday’s Disney trip

11:00 – Z95.3, Taylor Swift Tag

11:10 – Virgin, $75 gas card

12:15 – Peak, Rock Bite (4 pack Playland passes)

1:10 – Virgin, $75 gas card

2:00 – Rock 101, qualify for Monday’s Disney trip

3-8 – QMFM, Imagine Dragons tickets

3:00 – KISS, Who Is It, What Is It? 

3:10 – $75 gas card

3:15 – Peak, Central City Red Racer Downtown Restaurant prize pack

4-5 – JRFM, U-Turn (4 pack Playland passes)

4:00 – Z95.3, Taylor Swift Tag

5:00 – Rock 101, qualify for Monday’s Disney trip

5:00 – Z95.3, Fresh Five at Five ($50 for Subway) 

8:00 – Z95.3, Imagine Dragons tickets

As always, best of luck!