November 30, 2009

All I Want For Christmas

I do want my two front teeth but I'll be losing four wise ones. But no, all I want for Christmas is, for the trip to be safe, but mainly just really fun; for my weekend of teeth-removal-recovery to be filled with box-sets, T-3’s and jello; to have reunions with friends over coffee, but preferably wine; to skate around the rink with the ladies and the boy; to watch the fire log on TV on Christmas morning and Home Alone with my bro on Christmas afternoon. I want a full memory card of pictures and videos. I want to run into everyone at buck’s…even though really I'll pretend to hate that.

December 1st is upon us.

November 24, 2009

Two Weeks

All my troubles on a burning pile, all lit up and I start to

November 22, 2009


This is my second time and probably his one hundredth. It makes me feel almost guilty. I wasn't legal before I insist, but this is the Commodore, an institution, he just rolls his eyes. We check our coats and he knowingly walks to the best spot in the room. I'm not convinced. Scanning the crowd he scoffs at the Star Wars t-shirt clinging to the skinny hipster beside us. "I had that t-shirt thirty years ago and threw it out...I bet he bought mine for $50." Everything old is cool again? I'm sure he's noticed. The opener plays and the sound is amazing. His 'spot' lends to the best acoustics. As the main act starts I comment on the volume, have i not been to a show in this long. "You think this is loud? Ha, I've seen the Ramones live here four times, now that's loud." I know nothing, my Dad wins.

June 18, 2009

Nightfall Will Be Coming Soon

Summer came it seems like forever ago. And the months off school used to be the only constant in the year, aside from maybe Christmas. We always had to work too much, we always went out more then we could handle and we were always all going to be together.

This summers forecast looks drastically different then years before. Sitting on the mossy hill doesn't feel the same and neither does the Drive. Thankfully the rocks* have remained in place but those mountains sure seem taller. And while a deafening silence has fallen over the palace, it's been awfully loud inside my head.

Yearning for the concrete jungle is just as pointless as it is painful. Ill be back eventually.

*my master distracter, wing-man and TT.

April 3, 2009


summer comes to multiply, to mulitply.
and i...
i'm the carnival of peace.
i'll probably start a fleet, with no apologies.

April 2, 2009

Brass Knuckles

Everyone's (mine) favourite pint size duo has done it again. Well, actually, Robert Lee Morris has done it again…for them. Regardless, I’m hooked on the latest Elizabeth and James jewellery and I’m attempting to find a way to justify a purchase. Or two?

That charm bracelet will be on my wrist come summer end...

April 1, 2009


"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen..."

True? "Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it"

Or False? "Fiction is obligied to stick to possibilities. Truth isnt"


March 15, 2009

The Challenge
"News Girls" --Rom vs. Juls

We have recieved a challenge set up by the aunts, who are each sewing and sartorial experts. It's a Project Runway of sorts, Bain Ave. style. We have to either make or re-make a complete outfit from head to toe making sure to stick to the rules set up at the beginning.

This months theme: Menswear
This months rules: stay on budget, blog as we go, be finished come months end.

And so the brainstorming begins. I'm on the team that has to make an outfit from scratch. We have decieded to take our cues from Hannah MacGibbon, channeling Chloe's springtime pantsuits and jumpers. We plan to bring the hem lines up, add an 80's inspired silk tie and maybe find material in a colour other then navy. This is just the beginning, but here are some of the photo's weve pulled into our 'inspiration' folder...

Good luck Rom!

March 3, 2009

Crazy Nature

No, you are not tripping out, or dreaming. This is a pink dolphin.

This bottle-nose dolphin is albino. And she's the only one in the world.
Her pink colouring has created such a craze at Lake Calcasieu (Louisiana), where she resides, that environmentalists are calling to leave the poor thing alone.

February 26, 2009

Chapter Three

I have not abandoned my new year’s resolution to update more frequently. But, ten days back home and weeks of looong days at school has left little time for breathing let alone blogging...never the less. If anyone finds breathing room, maybe I can suggest a good read or two.

1) The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles.
A long but well written novel about two very different sisters, Luzia and Emilia. Set in the 20's and 30's in Brazil, this coming of age story follows the very different paths each girl takes as they weave through the rural and urban centres of their country. A good book to take up if you have the time to tackle 700 plus pages, cause once you start, you wont be putting it down.

2) Sweetness In The Belly by Camilla Gibb
One of the best book's I've read recently. Gibb's story of a white-Muslim from England, growing up in Morocco, and becoming a young woman in Ethiopia, is equally enthralling and heartbreaking. Lilly Abdal struggles with looking like a foreigner in a place that feels more then anything like home. While not nearly as long a read, it's another novel you won't put down once you pick up.

3) The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
A great book if you don’t really feel like thinking. Definitely a lighter option, Friday Night Knitting Club follows the story of a group of women who, well, get together on Friday and knit. There’s friendship, romance, babies and tales of empowering women too. What’s not to like? Perhaps the end, which I took issue with, if only because it’s not what you expect. And that could be the best reason of all to pick it up.

Go get reading, or breathing, or both!