Saturday, June 23, 2007

if we took a holiday...

I'm off to the cottage and will be offline for the next 8 days. Wonder what I'll be doing without internet access? This might answer the question.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

stir it up

Obvious advertising for a product but pretty freakin' entertaining. Check out this YouTube channel.

My personal favourites are the iPod, the tiki torch and the magnets.

crocodile rocking

When the Crocs phenomenon first hit, I was one of those people scratching their heads, thinking, "my god those things are ugly." I swore I would never buy a pair. So last year, at our annual Girl's Weekend, Melanie was sporting a pair. When I voiced my dismay at the hideousness of this trendy footwear, Melanie threw her shoes my way and told me to try them on. From that moment, I was hooked. Holy crap, these things are comfortable! I still think they're butt ugly and completely inappropriate for daily wear but if I could, I would wear them 24/7. And as much as I hate trendy things, I own 3 pair. That's right folks, I have drunk the Croc kool-aid! I have a silver pair for outdoors, a red Mickey Mouse pair for indoors and a new pair of Primas in pearl. I should add that I am also coveting the Mary Janes in army green and plan to add those to my collection soon. Sad but true, blogfriends. I am not a slave to fashion, but a slave to comfort.

Friday, June 8, 2007

the taste of delicious

It's been quite a while since I've done one of my incredibly amateur wine reviews. For the last little while I've been sticking to the wines I know. A few days ago, I was killing time at Yorkdale Mall waiting for my husband to pick me up after work and I decided to visit the tiny LCBO store. The selection is very limited due to the size of the store, but they always have some interesting bottles. Case in point:

Nothing I've ever heard of, but I was lured by either the $1 off the regular price or the Bonus Air Miles. Can't remember which, not that it matters at this point. It turns out that the Deen De Bortoli Vat 8 2004 Shiraz was quite a fine little wine. Not nearly as bold as the typical Australian Shiraz, but very tasty with lots of ripe berry and woody flavours and strong tannis. I would definitely buy this one again. At the LCBO, $13.70 until June 24. $15.20 after that. Totally worth it!

super duper!

After a stressful day at work this totally perked me up. Mel Brooks is a comic genius and Young Frankenstein is one of my favourites. Can't wait to see in on stage!