Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Does someone want to get me the Kate Beaton Book? Okay she is still in the process of making them, but keep it in mind. In the mean time I would still be interested in other swag. Maybe i will visit the Maritime Museum of BC in honor of Beaton instead.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Daily Holidays

This was part of Smart Pretty Awkward. She recommended that if you want to text someone, but have nothing to say to them, text them a random holiday. Apparently today is Doctor's Day. But since I am not too Impressed with that lets try for something else, checkout daily holidays.


remember the other day when I linked to Avaaz.org? Well at some point, I donated a ridiculous sum of money to an organization I know nothing about. Turns out they appear to be an interesting and positive organization so YEAH! This is the problem with never reading anything. can you imagine, I spend my days avoiding reading, attempting to understand without reading. Specific words and numbers jump out at me and I attempt to put them together to create meaning. Bigger and and more distinct words jump put. I think this also explains why I add random capitals, I am attempting to make a less visually distinctive word stand out. I ignore the other words and pay little to no attention to sentences or sentence structure. It is rather embarrassing. When reading, reading, I must mentally say, now read the words in order. I guess it is similar to having to tell someone to breath. This may explain the spastic nature of my entries.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blog recommendations

RACHEL: Molly shared with me this great easy to read blog Smart Pretty and Awkward. I makes me want to improve my life using Emilie's handy-dandy tips! Check it out!

CAILIN: I think this post, "A Story About Someone Else's Ass", by the very popular blogger Heather Armstrong, is the funniest poop-related thing I've ever read. A milestone in the history of Poop-Lit.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Where the wild things are.

I always get angry when a great book is being turned into a movie. I understand the appeal, but i hate the idea of running the reputation of the book, and applying a new vision on an already good thing. I was therefore a little disappointed when I heard, many moons ago about the Where the wild things are movie. But the fact that Spike Jonze was directing it seemed promising. Rumor has it that Jonze and the studio had some problems. The Trailer looks great, and i hope the movie is as good.

Friday, March 27, 2009


For those of you who don't know... I AM A CBC FIEND. This means that I have been on the verge of tears over the CBC layoffs.
Well I was informed that there is a way for concerned Canadians to make a small difference. Let us SAVE THE CBC, and sign this petition!

Today at 10am, did anyone listen to CBC radio 1, Q with Jian? Well if you did you would have heard a show in front of an audience. Guess who was in that audience?!? ME! and some awesome friends. We are all recent Toronto to Vancouver transplants, and felt a huge tension with all the Toronto vs Vancouver discussions. But two of us live in the West end, with Torquil Campbell (congratulations) and that MLA Spencer Herbert (what a cutie). After the show two of my friends went up and talked to Jian, I was not interested in lining up to talk to the man I hope to marry.
New Goal: run into Jian some time during JUNO weekend.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I'm reading a Lester B. Pearson bio right now, and am soon going to be spouting off random Pearson facts for the pleasure and edification of everyone I know.

Since this blog is listed on a couple of Guelph feeds, I'll treat you to a tidbit of local history. After returning from WWI and finishing his B.A at U of T, Pearson joined the Guelph Maple Leafs baseball team as an infielder.
I guess that team morphed into the Guelph Royals at some point. Their wikipedia page is difficult to understand. But I did find this amusing fact there: "In the summer of 1873, the Boston Red Stockings, the defending National Association champs, paid a visit to Guelph and whipped the Maple Leafs 27-8."

The Guelph Maple Leafs v. The Boston Red Stockings!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sweet Juniper

I have loved Detroit ever since i visited as a young girl. There is the beautiful degradation that i had never seen before. Southern Ontario is so different. I guess i grew up in privilege, but always knew there were other ways to live.
It is this overwhelming longing for the working class that has led me to love Diner's, Johnny Cash, and 'different class' by pulp. I love how when people stop paying attention nature takes back space.
Well a hilariously adorable young dad takes photos and writes about Detroit on Sweet Juniper!
Apparently Jim has a photo of a Tree growing out of abandoned school books.
In an interview on the radio with Jian, Jim explains that he wanted to raise his kids in a place that looks like what the rest of the world looks like. His most recent entry is hilariously cute, thank Q for binging me to this great website.

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Teenage Boy Comedy

"60-foot comedy painting on roof"

Monday, March 23, 2009

War Crimes

On learning that George W. Bush had visited the Texas of Canada, Alberta, I was disgusted, but something super fundamental did not occur to me. Was Bush ever fearful of being arrested for war crimes? Andrew Morrison poetically espresses Canada's failure to make history. Despite the Canadian police not arresting Bush, I also am curious if it would have been possible for someone to have made a citizen's arrest. Could we have all missed the boat?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hitler-swoggled AGAIN! Damn you neo-Nazis!!!!

Have you ever typed something innocuous into google, clicked on a promising looking link without looking at the url, and then as you start to read you think, "hey, this is... a bit racist. Oh wow, that's a hateful thing to say... oh... HOLY SHIT WHAT AM I READING HERE?!" and then glance at the address bar only to discover that you've stumbled on to Stormfront (wiki link)?

This has happened to me several times since I began using the internet, so I think it must be a fairly regular occurrence. I think this unfortunate phenomenon needs a name, if it doesn't have one already. Stormfronted? Nazi duped? Google linKKKed? Hitler-swoggled?

Speaking of surprise racism, I'm reminded of the hilarious Peep Show, and poor Mark's realization that his new friend is a white supremacist.



"Yeah... That's not on, is it?"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I agree

From youngamerican on twitter:

Jon Stewart practices the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer style of gotcha journalism. "I'm just a comedian..."

Google Mars

Today is not just Stevan's Birthday but the 174th Birthday of Giovanni Schiaparelli who drew a detailed map of Mars in 1890.

Sunday, March 8, 2009



Friday, March 6, 2009

Miley gets dissed by RadioHead?

there are so many things in this interview that will make you laugh and frustrated. WOW i hate american radio. Also a short synopsis here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

where do babies come from?


4-year-old boy:
How do the babies get in your tummy?
Mom: They grow in my tummy
4-year-old boy: No, but how do they get in there?
Mom: After a mommy and a daddy get married in the temple they decide to have babies come to their family.
4-year-old boy: No, how does the baby get in?
Mom: The daddy helps the mommy get the baby in her tummy then the baby grows bigger and bigger until mommy goes to the hospital and the doctor helps the baby come out.
4-year-old boy: How does the baby come out?
Mom: The doctor helps it come out.
4-year-old boy: But, where does it come out?
Mom: From my tummy.
4-year-old boy: But your tummy doesn’t have any cracks in it… where does it come out?
Mom: Mommy’s have a special place where babies come out.
4-year-old boy: Only mommy’s have it?
Mom: Yes.
4-year-old boy: I want to see it.
Mom: Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
4-year-old boy: Next time you are in the hospital I want to come and see where the baby comes out.
Mom: Hmm. That might be interesting… actually when your wife is going to have a baby and you are big like Daddy, then you can go to the hospital and see where the baby comes out.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Target Women

Happy discovery time! I've just been introduced to Target Women, a series which mocks irritating marketing geared toward women. It's funny!