Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hey Grandma

Just one reason why the current American election is far more interesting than the Canadian one.

Yes, this is for reals!

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Friday, September 19, 2008

everywhere sign...

Walking along Yonge Street last week, on my way to get my hair cut, I experienced one of those moments when I wished I had my camera with me. A man in a motorized wheelchair whizzed by me with a large cardboard sign taped to the back of his chair. The sign read:

Your ad here.

To rent this space

call John


You've got to love that kind of ingenuity.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

sweet dreams are made of this...

Up until a couple of hours ago, there was a chance that I was going to be on strike tomorrow. Thankfully, a tentative settlement was reached. But I have to admit, I was kind of hoping for a couple of extra days off after the hell of the previous work week. Don't get me wrong. The last thing I wanted was to be on strike. All that means is way more work to catch up on once the strike was over.

Well as it turns out, all I need is one of these babies!

The Nappak is a portable sleeping cube, perfect for that much needed, mid-afternoon nap. I'm way more productive in the morning and by about 2pm, I'm totally ready for a little siesta. Now if I can just get my hands on one of these! Don't you think the world would be a much more civilized place if we all still took our afternoon nap?

true colours shining through

Old news to many, but I just came across this again and had to blog it.

These buttons were actually being sold at the Republican state convention in Texas back in June.

Sadly, the fact that this button was even produced should surprise no one. Anyone who thinks that racism in America is on the decline is sadly mistaken.

Very sad.

all of these lines across my face, tell you the story of who I am...

I recently started listening to a podcast called The Moth. It turns out that the podcast is just a snippet of this incredible story-telling series that has been going on for over 10 years in New York City. Each week, the podcast highlights one of the stores from their live series. The stories average about 10 minutes in length and each is completely riveting. Some are hysterical, some incredibly sad, some inspirational, and some just plain bizarre, but each of them leaves me wanting more. I think it's partly because the way they are told: true stories told to a live audience by the people who lived them. It's also because of the range of story-tellers, from the average joe to the famous authors, actors, comedians, etc. It brings us all down to the same level. Everyone is just another person with another story to tell.