Tuesday, November 27, 2007

*blackout* (not the Britney album)

hey y'all. i've gots power over here at my place. you? driving home with sarah d. was an adventure — the streets were vair dark along gerrard. country dark. sunnydale at the end of days dark. but all the lights are ablaze in my apartment and gossip girl will not go unwatched. phew.

now (re)reading: The Golden Compass, in preparation for the film vers, obvs. (who has time for typing out whole words?) and the TPL just lent me the aforementioned Shock Doctrine and No One Belongs Here More Than You. I know it's old news but if you haven't looked at the latter's brill website you should right now.

in other news, what the frak is for dinner?

in other other news, the BSG tv movie Razor was NOT THAT GREAT. I know! I never feel that way about the BSG. (Except for that shitty documentary-style talking to the cameras bullshit phone-it-in episode. I didn't like that one.) Razor definitely picked up in the second hour but I missed the focus being on the BSGers I know and love and the main plotline (where the frak is Earth and when will the Cylons leave us alone?). The last five minutes make the whole thing worth watching tho. Duh-duh-duh is how it makes you feel.

also you should know that i am one of those people they talk about on the news who is doing more online shopping from u.s. stores (but only good folksy ones). speaking of, i have some stuff i need to purchase... and some tea to make and then sip and slurp.

Friday, November 23, 2007

1 book, 2 book, 3 book, 4

I have been lax in reporting on my reading of late — most notable omissions = The God Delusion and Persepolis. Both of which come with the Calhoun Stamp of Approval. Getting almost all of my books from the Toronto Public Library can be both a blessing and a curse for at the moment I have nothing to read (that isn't already on my shelf languishing) and I just know that there will be an unreadable amount of books ready for me all at once. That's when I find out which ones I really want to read (Click) and which ones I think I should read (The Shock Doctrine).

100 Notable Books of the Year, according to the New York Times
And of those 100, I have read just one (erm, Harry Potter) and have one on my shelf unread (Leonard Woolf: A Biography). There are several on the list I'd like to read (After Dark, The View from Castle Rock, Yiddish Policemen's Union) and others I would never (The Diana Chronicles). And you?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

errr...less inspiring form of precipitation?

snowflakes keep falling on my head

it's snowing, it's blowing, the old man is snoring
he bumped his head and went to bed
and didn't get up in the morning

so if you want to love me
then darlin don't refrain
or else i'll just end up walkin
in the cold november snow

it's snowing. snowing. ooh baby it's snowing.
you can always come into me,
come into me.

Let the snowy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the snow
I've a smile on my face

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


raindrops keep falling on my head

it's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring
he bumped his head and went to bed
and didn't get up in the morning

so if you want to love me
then darlin don't refrain
or else i'll just end up walkin
in the cold november rain

it's raining. raining. ooh baby it's raining.
you can always come into me,
come into me.

Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face

Monday, November 19, 2007

clean up your act.

home home after a quiet day's work — bookkeeping and deciphering scrawled notes on track-changes document. the folks at grocery gateway will be here sooner or later with my order. let's cross our fingers for sooner. the quality of my dinner will be much much higher.

i am thinking vair seriously about getting a kitten (!) if you can believe it. last night we had a hang out, the kitten and i, and there were no sneezes or itchy eyes. i've been okay with lotsa cats lately (like in the past couple of years); but a giant pile of cat hair will still get me. how awesome would it be to have a kitten and then later a cat!? i could have this wee guy til i was in my forties! and i will have to dream up a glorious name...

Friday, November 09, 2007

Scabby McScab

the United Hollywood blog is pure edutainment, to use a non-word I loath more than honey on a shrimp cheesecake. you learn about the WGA strike; there are videos featuring your fabbity fav TV actor/writers and writer/producers, links to other amusing strike coverage, and gems like the following address to scabs,

When the producer looks at you, he or she sees -- and this is a legal term -- a miserable opportunistic leech. Once the strike is settled, do you really think your producer wants you around, Scabby McScab? If nothing else, you're a reminder of The Troubles. You're like a tattoo with a typo obtained during a bachelorette party that took a bad turn after the Bacardi Breezers ran out. You will be removed.

Learn about why the writers are striking here. Sign the petition in support of the WGA here.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wolfie and the Sneak Love Me

what could it be? from dear darling sweetheart sharelley! look at those cupcakes on the paper! check out the added bonus pencil! w-wait...what is this? elton at bat? phew. also: love.
more beautiful things here. i love wolfie and the sneak. and according to my new pencil, wolfie and the sneak love me right back.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Pink Is the New Funny

i've managed to reduce my celebrity news intake down to almost nothing. however, i find it *very* difficult not to check in on Britney. the place I go also happens to share my feelings on this season of Heroes. peep this*:

*i'm trying hard to work "peep" and "haters" and some other words Kanye frequently uses into my speech/writing. i think it's working so far. i swear that guy's
blog is fascinating. conversation w/ kanye would be an interesting venture.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Featuring a New Feature!

As requested by the brother to Sharelle (he doesn't have a blog and therefore the link goes to the next of kin), I've added the power of FeedBlitz to the Tribune. It's down there on the right hand side. You can subscribe and get an email when I post! No more checking the blog only to find I haven't posted anything in days . . . no more tears for you.

I use Google Reader and subscribe to all of my blogs there. Currently I have 78 unread items. I just leave it open all day so I know the moment the new Dinosaur Comic is posted. Speaking of T-Rex and his friends, peep this recent moment of hilarity, from the Things to Say When Someone Has Broken Up With You comic: