Thursday, January 14, 2010


Rachel just told me about a facebook application called catbook, the purpose of which is to post pictures of your cat. We joined in lamenting our mutual lack of cats to photograph. Then I struck upon the momentous idea of simply drawing cats and posting those pictures. But I didn't feel like drawing cats. What were we to do?

Rachel reached for her sketchbook for inspiration. How about GirlSittingOnABusInGuelphbook? ADinosaurThatKindOfLooksLikeADuckbook? No. Horrible, disgusting ideas.

And then we found her drawing of Lou Reed with a Really Small Hand.

And LouReedbook is born! Right here! Dear Reader, cut the umbilical cord and be the godparent, won't you?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Call For Artists: Residency in Vancouver for 8 weeks!


the Full Circle Artist Residency Applications Due: January 22, 2010.

I just got a message on Facebook about this great oportunity. I hope artist make the best of it.

This project will take place in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia.
It will span the entire 8 weeks of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This is an opportunity to be an unofficial Olympic artist residence.

The Full Circle Artist Residency will provide room and board, and solo exhibition space. The trip to Vancouver includes 46 day stay in furnished residence, access to gallery bathrooms and communal meals included, Art budget of $500 - $1000 (receipts required). Doesn't this sound fun!

Cost: Gropp’s Gallery charges a 15% commission on all works sold during the opening of the Blood & Culture exhibition on February 12th, 2010, and a legacy donation of one piece of art (chosen by the artist) is to be donated to the Rare Earth Society’s permanent collection.

Artist will hold 100% ownership (accept donated piece) of all works created and sold during their residency. The chosen artist is required to hold open studios minimum 4 hours a day 5 days a week.

Apply yourself or tell your friends about it.

Late Night In The Bedroom

I think this might be my favorite Late Night Show.
I'm not really a late night talk show or a comedy gal like my co-blogger Cailin. But I am most certainly an interested in Music and Art girl. Late Night In The Bedroom is a web blog out of Toronto. check it out!

Monday, January 11, 2010


Wow I can't believe the direct contradiction to the Obama Administration and their desire to listen and help the American People versus the Canadian Federal Government.

If you are American or have an American address tell Obama what you think about this current agendas.

After learning about Tony Clement's Comments about those who oppose the proroguing of government Cailin and I co-wrote this letter and sent it to him. We all should since Clement claims Canadian's don't care and he hasn't only received a few dozen messages. Well not after today. Look here at what other people have said, then contact him yourself.

Dear Mr. Clement,

I am writing in response to your comments that those opposed to the proroguing of parliament are "elite." You stated that you are "not here to govern on behalf of the chattering classes." I didn't realize it was appropriate for our elected officials to discriminate on the basis of class. I also didn't realize that engaging in public debate makes ordinary citizens apt targets for our elected officials' scorn and disrespect.

I was under the impression the government represented everyone. Including those who are informed on politics and are not afraid to speak their mind on issues.

This latest move is a betrayal of our democracy, and your comments are a disgrace to the office you hold and the public you are supposed to serve.

Rachel and Cailin

As we wrote our message we eat proroguies, I mean perogies.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


It has been nine days since all of us have made our New Years resolutions.
I wonder how many of us have already given up.

Cailin and I wrote out new years Resolutions a few days late. Here are mine.

1. Improved Punctuality
2. Read 52 books
3. Cook at home 4 times a week
4. Be a better penpal
5. Improve oral and hygiene and oral hygiene

It has been five days or so since we established them and here is an update.

1. I was 11 minutes late for work on Friday.
2. I read 1 book and haven't read anything since. 40pages a day is more than I bargained for.
3. Cailin made lasagna Thursday, I made pasta on Friday. 2/9 days.
4. I wrote three people!
5. Only special friends will get to know the answer to the first part of this resolution. And well the rest of you can check for yourself if I stink or my teeth are whiter.

I wanted to Wish you all a Happy New Year!


I just saw Fiddler on the Roof. As the sign outside the theatre announced, the role of Teyve was played by Harvey Feirstein. Since I know next to nothing about Broadway and its stars, this meant nothing to me.

Until the man spoke and I realized it was KARL, HOMER'S EXECUTIVE SECRETARY.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Reverse Geocache Puzzle

I just read about a cool project called the Reverse Geocache Puzzle. This man assembled a gift box which is locked from the inside and can't be opened until it is taken to a certain location.

Who knew what fun people would have with GPS...

Anyway, I stumbled upon this story through the writings of a man who plans to put a ring in his own puzzle box, and use it to propose to his girlfriend in a special location.

As it says in the follow up to the original story, "it’s the perfect combination of mystery, software, romance, and mechatronics."

Awwww. Nerds in love are the best.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sick of reruns.

Found this amusing photo while browsing the Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament facebook group (which is at 29, 250 members so far.)

How can I express my disgust at Stephen Harper's latest betrayal of our democracy? Should I just copy and paste my rant from the last time Harper decided that Canadians don't need to be represented in Parliament when he doesn't feel like it?

In December 2008, when I stood outside in the freezing cold at a sad little protest rally and endured watching hippies INTERPRETIVE DANCE to show my support for democracy, I seriously thought it was a crazy, one-time event in Canadian history. I cannot believe this shit is happening again.

So, it looks like Harper is ruining my birthday, yet again (he was voted in on January 23rd 2006). I'll be spending at least part of Saturday January 23rd 2010 attending another ice cold rally. Rallies are being planned across the country.
If there is more awful, embarrassing dancing, I may cry. Canada, if you would just pay attention and stand up for your right to be represented, the hippies wouldn't feel the need to dance! You can stop the madness!

This damn Prime Minister... Doesn't even have the consideration to outrage me during a temperate month.