Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Today at 3pm

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is officially apologizing for this.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Make Your Own Animal Cracker Cookies!

A friend just gave me this plus animal cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma. I know it's supposed to be for kids, but it's one of the awesomest gifts I've ever received!

foot fetish

I doubt this is a coincidence... four right feet wearing socks and runners have washed up on the shores around Vancouver and Vancouver Island in less than a year:

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Yesterday I saw some hipster trendwhore walking down the street trying to keep a straight face while wearing bright neon orange shutter shades. Yes, everyone is looking at you awkwardly walking down the street in a horribly uncomfortable 'everyone's judging me' insecure manner. That shit was kinda funny for a millisecond. Now that the Glow In The Dark Tour has left the city... I hope this shit does too!

bring the hate, meaty!

I've decided to become a vegetarian. Mostly because of this:

'Last November, United Nations environmental researchers released a report that everyone who cares about the environment should review. Called "Livestock's Long Shadow," this 408-page thoroughly researched scientific report indicts the consumption of chickens, pigs, and other meats, concluding that the meat industry is "one of the ... most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global" and that eating meat contributes to "problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity."'

ps. I miss chicken wings and bacon the most.

we should leave them alone

but boy is this fascinating!

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sex and the city

Honestly, I've been a fan of the show, but I certainly wasn't chomping at the bit to organize an omg like totally fun girls night out including martinis, cheap dresses, painful heels and a trip to check out this highly anticipated movie.


I laughed, cried, laughed til I cried, and left the theatre screaming 'fuck boys, who needs em when I got my girls!'. haha

The encouragement of excessive consumerism kinda irked me a bit, but I suppose SATC has been that way from the start.

Sweet movie though. I'm definitely buying it on DVD.

new roots=p.o.r.n.

I'm not sure if I'm totally into the new Roots album, Rising Down, just yet. Usually it takes time to fully appreciate a good album. First impressions are that they seem to be delving further into the experimental acoustic art and the subject matter is pretty gloomy. The Roots have historically commented on the state of the world in their work, so I guess it makes sense for them to join the doomsday prophets.

One element that stood out for me right away was the rapper p.o.r.n. He's only featured on a couple tracks, but the verse that really stood out for me was on 'I Can't Help It':

I never said I'm ready to die, but I accept it, never said i"m ready for war, but I'm protected, I don't even know when its coming but I expect it, lost thoughts innocent hopes an now I'm left with nervous conditions, addictions, in addition to prisons that mixed in to the wrong crowd, My life is on a flight that going down, My mother had an abortion for the wrong child, With the time I felt loved, thats gone now, Thats replaced with purples rays some storm clouds, Misery love Misery, so why make friends lets make enemies, An now I got a habit thats wasn't meant for me, Now im in a marriage that wasn't meant to be, One more reason to change identity, The cars, the crime, K's, penalties.

I might even go as far as to say that p.o.r.n. has the self deprecating lyrical genius of a well known white rapper from Detroit... the tracks he chose to highlight on his myspace page leave something to be desired, but we'll see how his career progresses, if he can manage to keep his self proclaimed addictions to drugs and women in check. Interesting that The Roots would feature such an artist after tracks like 'The Water'. Perhaps it is all just for show. p.o.r.n. really seems to have talent though...

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Best Day of My Life

This will be a regular installment of events and discoveries that lead to the best days of our lives.

One such event was when we came across the magnificent, time-sucking wonder called When searching an image of one of the celebrity templates and her endless outfit options, we came across the above image from another blogger's site, where she has offered herself for the internet paper-dolling community. How selfless, and hilarious of her.

Another recent Best Day was when we discovered the vault of My So Called Life Episodes on in addition to many obscure documentaries and forgotten tv treasures. However, the site has some kinks that can make you have the worst day of your life, especially hen you've had your heart set on watching the one where Jordan and Angela make out for the first time.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Go See Weirdsville

Who doesn't love a good drug bender montage, delightfully bespeckled with medieval midgets, leg-smashing goons, and clumsy satanic cult members?

America's Next Top Model Meeting Minutes

Word of the Day: Exterialized. Meaning 'on the outside'. Coined by our pick Ebony.

Vomit Inducing Tyra Moments: 1.) Fake French accent. 2.) Anytime she reminisces about her modeling days. 3.) Every time she says 'the next name I'm going to call'. 4.) Every time she furiously bats her eyelashes 5.) Baby talk with Miss J

Wannabe Model to Punch in The Face: Bianca

Most Notable Event of the Evening: One meeting attendee reveals her horrifyingly racist side with an inappropriate reference to food stamps.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I can breathe under water

"In the following pages, I shall demonstrate that there is a psychological technique which makes it possible to interpret dreams, and that on the application of this technique, every dream will reveal itself as a psychological structure, full of significance, and one which may be assigned to a specific place in the psychic activities of the waking state. Further, I shall endeavour to elucidate the processes which underlie the strangeness and obscurity of dreams, and to deduce from these processes the nature of the psychic forces whose conflict or co-operation is responsible for our dreams." -excerpt from The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud.

A few weeks ago, a friend and I were walking down to English Bay to watch the Celebration of Light fireworks. We were a little late getting down there and as we walked towards the water we could hear that the fireworks had already begun. My friend said "Imagine those explosions were gunfire and we are in a war zone right now". For a moment I tried to imagine what it might be like to be in a war-torn country, where gun shots and bombs echo through the air on a regular basis. I felt lucky to be able to walk freely, to enjoy the fireworks, and to feel security in knowing that our beautiful city is spared from the threat of such devastation as Iraq has faced in recent years.

That night I had a terrible dream that I was living in a city that suddenly was under attack from an unknown force. I was talking on my cellphone with my mother, who was telling me how scared she was. Just as I was speaking to her, I saw a bomb fall out of the sky and explode right in front of me. I died in my dream, and felt my spirit floating into the heavens. I remember thinking to myself, "my spirit is still alive". Then I woke up. This dream made me recall the urban myth that it is a terrible omen if you dream your own death, and that you are supposed to wake up before you die. I have also had recurring dreams of being able to breathe underwater... was I a fish in a past life or something?

I've heard that symbols in dreams are signifiers of deeply embedded workings of the subconscious, so I wanted to look into the meaning of these dreams I've been having.

"To dream of your own death, indicates a transitional phase in your life. You are becoming more enlightened or spiritual. Alternatively, you are trying desperately to escape the demands of your daily life." -

This analysis definitely rings true with my current situation because I recently quit my career in order to pursue my dreams. I don't particularly have any demands in my daily life, other than job-hunting, so the alternative explanation does not apply. I am not a religious person, but I like to think that there is some higher power, and that we do not just vanish into thin air when we die.

"To dream that you are breathing underwater, represents a retreat back into the womb. You want to return to a state where you were dependent and free from responsibilities. Perhaps you are feeling helpless, unable to fulfill your own needs and caring for yourself. Alternatively, you may be submerged in your emotions." -

This analysis is also applicable to my current situation. Having given up my regular, full time paycheck, for the first time I am experiencing what it is like to constantly wonder where and when I will generate income. I like not having to answer to anyone and being able to charge people for my writing, which is what I love to do the most, but at the same time, I am daydreaming about being financially stable. I want to win the lottery, come into a fat inheritance, or however else people get tons of money suddenly for no reason. Who doesn't?

About submersion in my own emotions - people who know me well know that I am not one to divulge what I am feeling, especially to strangers. I tend to bottle things up a lot, because I prefer to be non-confrontational, and I don't like letting people in.

Dream analysis seems to be pretty accurate! Not that our dreams are trying to tell us anything we don't already know, but they can definitely shed light on what deeper concerns we might be harbouring and perhaps enable us to fix our problems, or just understand ourselves better.

Friday, August 17, 2007

YOU make me suicidal

Silly me to think that popular music would ever break from the trend of being formulaic and milking every tried and true trend until the bitter end. Case in point - Sean Kingston's 'Beautiful Girls'. The song that's blazing up the charts and infiltrating every radio dial is nothing new... a carbon copy of an old classic (Stand By Me), paired with some simple lyrics. The masses LOVE it! Of course they do, everyone loves nostalgia.

I'm so sick of new artists piggy-backing on the brilliance and success of classic songs by pandering to the general population's love for nostalgia. I thought that pop music might have been heading in another direction with groups like Black Eyed Peas, who I sort of detest, but that's just my personal taste, but at LEAST they were creative and ORIGINAL. Will.I.Am is practically a musical genius! And I LOVE artists like MIA who constantly keep us on our toes with innovation.

Sure, it was kinda cool and novel when P Diddy started sampling 80's classics, but now it's just getting tired. It's become a cop out... the easy way to surefire success. Come on people, please demand better, don't scream 'omg I love this song!' when shit like this comes on the radio. It is garbage. If you did even a smidgen of research on new music you would be flabbergasted at the wealth of great stuff out there. Some artists are actually creative! Some thrive on taking chances with new sounds coupled with intelligent lyrics! I sort of feel bad for those artists though... since at this rate, their brilliance will one day be raped by some money hungry, fresh faced pop star who can't wrap their head around the idea of being original and developing their own sound.