Wednesday, January 25, 2006

it's the end of my world as i know it...

...and I'm a mess

It's not entirely due to the right-wing Conservative government our nation for some reason felt the need to elect. It saddens and scares me, for sure. But there are other things happening in my life, and as a result, I will likely not be updating my blog for the next while. I'm sure that saddens all 1.75 readers that I have lol.

Blog on bloggers all...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

why I love Jack Layton II

Oh it just doesn't get much better than this. Let's hope we don't get fooled - again.

In other, supremely creepy news David Copperfield says he plans to impregnate a girl on stage - without even touching her. Uh - yeah - I don't know that I'd even want to get that close to him *shudders* Although it would be a grand illusion and very cool trick if he were to impregnate me, wouldn't it?? Haha - ok, enough about that - the mere thought is beyond icky.

So to make up for the scary music and albums from yesterday's post, today I give you this. Browse through and see how many you have/had. I counted quite a few on the first few pages - sweet!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


...years of yesterday, and so happy birthday to me. It will probably go down in history as the suckiest birthday ever. But whatever. It's over. Moving on now...

So I have this fantasy that involves moving to the US and working at a library because a lot of them seem to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and how cool would it be to have a holiday near or on my birthday?? And such a wonderful holiday too. ResourceShelf featured a link to Dr. King's newspaper archives - visit them here for more information and some amazing reading.

And still on the subject of birthdays, it's always been a source of pride to me that I share my birthday with the late, great and oh-so FABulous Ethel Merman I guess it's more than just a little creepy that she died on John's birthday, but I like to focus on her life and legacy as opposed to her death. And for anyone who has never heard The Ethel Merman Disco Album oh my but you're in for a treat! Actually this whole site is freaking awesome! I'm not sure what's scarier the Operatic Beatles or the Polka Disco Good god people, is nothing sacred?!?

Monday, January 02, 2006

arrivederci, pasquale

So Pasquale the singing chef died last week, and I was so sad when I read that he was only 69. Way too young, and I can only hope that Herb - who was one of his biggest fans - gets to meet up with him someplace, to discuss Italian food. :)

Has anyone else been following The National Playlist? (check here for details) I'm not a regular listener as it's on during work hours - 11:30-noon - but I find the idea intriguing and I've been checking the standings fairly frequently to see what gets booted off. The mix of music is pretty cool, but I have to say I'm underwhelmed by the panelists that I've heard so far. Most of the time I like their chosen tunes, but I find that for the most part Jian seems to have some of the most pompous people in Canada as part of the show. Maybe it's just me? Or maybe they feel the need to come off all pompous and superior because they're pitching their song? Or maybe it's a "you had to be there sometimes this stuff doesn't work on radio" kind of thing. Like today for example, the whole "if you don't dance you're no friend of mine" comment from one of the panelists (I think it was Lisa Ladouceur, but today's show isn't archived so apologies abound should I be wrong) and while I kinda "get" that it was probably a sort of funny reference to the Men Without Hats "Safety Dance" but it seemed to fall flat and there was no laughing from the others and I wonder if some of these people take the Playlist too, too seriously, and if there is criticism about their pick they can't handle it, and get all flustered and just kind of say "oh yeah? well...." I don't know. But rock on Jian, I think the Playlist is cool. Cos right now it's got Johnny Cash and New Pornographers and well hey, I think that's pretty great. :)

Sunday, January 01, 2006

simplify... my word/motto/mantra for 2006 and beyond. There is honestly nothing like several days of decadence, overindulgence and stress to put life into perspective. The holidays are wonderful, of course. And John and I had two fabulous days relaxing, being pampered, and connecting at the Millcroft Inn to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. And all was lovely. But there is a nagging in my brain that tells me it's all too much. Far, far too much. And simplification is in order for our lives, it's definitely time to make some changes. Nothing drastic, nothing ridiculous. Just some simple changes to be able to enjoy life more and stuff less. I was pleased that some of my inlaws/relatives honoured my request for donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation in lieu of gifts. That warms me more than anything. Still, the 'stuff' is overwhelming. And so not necessary. Simplify. The word that fits. :)

Definitely looking forward to 2006, in so many ways. Glad to have had some good news about a friend suffering ill health - I know she's going to be beyond well just in time for some big fun this coming summer! A Who tour is happening! And work will continue to be rewarding and satisfying, and I will continue to be appreciated. All three of my boys continue to be the most wonderful men in the entire world, I can't even begin to express how proud I was of the two little ones over the holidays as there was no melting down to speak of. The bigger boy, well he had a couple...but I guess I can cut him some slack, considering.... lol

Farewell to 2005, and welcome 2006! It's going to be a good year. :)
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