Wednesday, 30 January 2008

I'm Disgusted!!!!!

In more ways than I can even explain.

I was sent this article from a friend today, and upon reading it I felt angry, violated, hurt and most of all disgusted. There are so many emotions stirring that I can't even begin to comprehend why there are still people out there that would judge and segregate. Seriously open your eyes, you can no longer pretend you’re in this world on your own!!!

Read the article you'll see what I mean.

Has 'Canadian' become a racist euphemism?

Source: The Guardian

I’ll Never Forget Again!

I just love this concept. Most of the time when you write your ‘must not forgets’ it smudges and you forget what it is your meant to remember. I usually resort to a piece of paper then sometimes, well let’s be honest here; most often I either forget the piece of paper or even that goes missing – you just can’t win.

The TO-DO TATTOO is a perfect solution (if you don’t mind everyone else seeing it, then again you could place it on your arm or anywhere really.) It’s most likely to stay on longer than ink and won’t be deterred by sweaty hands. You can cross off the items on your ‘list’ without placing a spec of ink on yourself. And like most temporary tattoos it probably comes off easy enough with soap and water….

Sounds good to me

Friday, 25 January 2008

What If?

If I ever found a genie lamp I would wish for unlimited wishes so the fun would never end. I always wondered what would happen if someone wished for unlimited wishes from ‘The Make a Wish Foundation’…..this spoof will show you exactly how the foundation would end up…bankrupt! (And wishing the child an early death – harsh)

Maybe that’s why you were never allowed to do that? Too much power is never good anyway!

I Can't Do That?

This guide of do’s and don’ts with babies is absolutely hilarious! I was filling in some spare time at work and came across this via The Triumph of Bullshit – a daily read, and couldn’t hold in my laughter. As it grew louder heads started to turn and people started to stare with suspicious looks ‘so what I’m taking a break’ I thought I’m allowed right? Instead of fighting it I passed it on…soon everyone in the office was in hysterics.

Hopefully it’ll do the same for you (check out baby’s face, priceless!)

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Lunch at the Desk....again!

Have no time for lunch?– quick, grab your Bic pen and use these tips to eat at your desk.

In an online competition at designboom, contestants were asked to submitted their designs for dining in 2015 – either at home, travel or in the office. Din-ink was one of the 4 winners selected. Created by a team of crafty Italians, these practical pen tips are made of biodegradable material so not only are they practical but they’re environmentally friendly – how cool is that?

Now all you need is the food!

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Little Things

This morning I forgot my novel at home, I know precisely where it is to – on my bedside ‘table’ (ie. my floor), exactly where I left it the night before. When did I realize this? Just as I was entering the tube station – I don’t live that far away but it’d take too long to go back. Bugger! The day just won’t be the same – I know it!

I find that even the most normal of days the only thing that makes my journey into work enjoyable is reading a good book to relax (and simulate my mind). I look forward to this ‘alone’ time, finding the opportunity to escape the busy train – you’ve got to do something to take your mind off the fact that you’re pretty much crammed in like sardines…I once had someone use me to balance themselves, nearly knocked me over – grab a pole people, come on!

There’s also the issue of where to look on the tube, if you’re not reading; you don’t want to stare at someone, but with people everywhere (literally right in front of your face) what option do you have? – reading some else’s paper? Maybe, but somehow they can always feel you starring, this then brings on the awkward paper move, or worst yet the look! Yikes! SO really there isn’t anything else to do but read……there’s always the Metro but I dislike the black ink it leaves on your hands. I feel dirty after I’ve read the metro and my hands feel dry. It’s just not the same as my book!!!

The Book: ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’ - it’s been made into a film to be released this year (I’m not particularly fond of the cast but will probably see it anyway).

Synopsis: Set in London, England in the late thirties about a governess who is sent to the wrong house by her employment agency; there she meets the glamorous night-club singer, Miss LaFosse. Think Cinderella but set in London instead of the forest/castle and instead of animals helping her, think glamorous aristocrats. Oh it’s so much fun to read and I’m almost done (can’t wait). I think today’s journey would have done it!

I think you know where I’ll be tonight

Monday, 14 January 2008

First Dance

My good friend is getting married in August (so exciting!) so while we were both in town for the holidays we made it our duty to not only catch up but try on bridesmaid dresses (me, not her!). Who knew it could be so tiring!! Honestly several hours later and I was pooped. We ended up going home and watching Dexter (amazing TV show on HBO, can’t really describe it, because it’ll sound really weird, but it’s not at all….). But before we decided to rest our minds of the wedding plans, this fantastic video was shown to us by her sister (thank you Stacie). This isn’t even that funny it's wicked!! I wish I had the moves (and balls) to do this.

Kudos to you both!!

Friday, 11 January 2008

The Best of 2007

I realize that we’re well into the new year but please cut me some slack I’ve been on holiday for a while – in the mother land of Canada celebrating the jolly season with missed friends and family, and I only just returned. That being said here’s a list of things that rocked my world in 2007. Let me know what you think – agree, disagree?!


This took a lot of work to narrow down (I was disappointed to see some go) but alas in no particular order, here are the movies that entertained, challenged and made me think…..

Into The Wild
The Darjeeling Limited

Je T’ame
3:10 to Yuma
Knocked Up
Bourne Ultimatum
Goodbye Bafana

Ones that didn’t make the list but made an impact (or I watched in 2007 but were released earlier)
The Lives of Others
Half Nelson

Albums that have made the journey into work a little more enjoyable/bearable below. Once again, in no particular order:

Okkervil River – The Stage Names
M.I.A. - Kala
The Tough Alliance – New Chance
Band of Horses – Cease To Begin
Feist – The Reminder
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga
Vampire Weekend
Of Montreal -Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Justice -

Fire – Neon Bible
Iron and Wine – The Shepard’s Dog

Police Club - Smith

Ones that I only just got into but didn’t get enough play time during the year:
The National – Boxer
Bat For Lashes – Fur and Gold
Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha


A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
An Interpretation of Murder - Jed Rubenfeld
Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer
Outlander – Diana Gabalon
Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
In Cold Blood – Turman Capote
Then We Came to the End – Joshua Ferris
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver

I know most of these weren’t released in 2007 but that’s when I read (and loved) them.

’m looking forward to what 2008 has in store (optimistic tone) Happy New Year Everyone!!