Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Y i felt like i was coming down with another cold so last night i put 6 whole cloves of garlic in the pot of homemade soup i made. i remembered that my granny used to eat the whole garlic cloves she cooked with her cabbage rolls. she said it kept her healthy. i ate 3 whole cloves of garlic (it's yummy when it's cooked 'til soft) and i feel all better today! can't argue with a woman who lived well into her 90's!

Y this afternoon i subscribed to hello indie magazine (thanks to toronto craft alert for the heads-up)

Y report cards are done for another term! (one more term until summer vacation!!)

Y it is 5:56pm and it's still light outside....spring is around the corner

Y have you ever seen such a beautiful tattoo? (too bad i'm such a scaredy cat)

Monday, February 20, 2006

the longest winter

the julie doiron show on thursday was an absolute blast! i'm usually such a home-body, especially during the week but on thursday i didn't get home from the show until 1:30 am! needless to say i was way exhausted on friday and fell asleep immediately after work for several hours.

anyhow, back to the show... julie was just as charming and lovely as ever. she's let her hair grow really long again...almost to the length it was in her eric's trip days. she was in a great mood....talking a whole lot and saying funny and silly stuff, stream of consciousness, really. i think every person in the jam-packed basement of the drake was in love with her. she was selling some new screenprinted shirts...something she rarely ever does. i scored a pink one with red ink. so cheap...$15! makes me think she must be printing them herself.

she played lots of old stuff, took requests because she says she never plays with a set-list. people started shouting out a bunch of her songs and some guy even yelled "freebird" (does that joke ever get old?). she thought that was pretty amusing. for me, the absolute highlight of the night was when she played a cover of "shady lane" by pavement!! yes, julie played pavement! it was nothing short of brilliant.

this kind gent over at flickr said i could post one of his photos from the drake show but i couldn't get it to work for me. he has a lovely set of pics that you can see over here.

ps. if none of this means anything to you because you have no idea who this julie character is, you must must must do yourself a favour and take a listen.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

v-tine booty

here are some of the things that found their way into our home for valentine's day:

  • my most favourite chocolates in the world, from js bonbons (handmade in toronto)---from paul
  • the coolest v-tines card ever, a linocut print of a mixed tape that says "be mine" (didn't realize until i brought it home that it was handmade by a friend of paul's, katie muth. we're going to frame the print & hang it in our studio)
  • 2 tickets to the julie doiron show for tomorrow night at the drake (eek! i'm so excited...julie is my very favourite singer/songwriter in the whole world. i've been obsessed since her eric's trip days.)

not pictured:

hope you had a lovely valentine's day, too!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

html is a meanie

you may notice i tried to organize my links over there on the sidebar. i really didn't think it would be that hard but things just aren't lining up properly. :( i'm not spending any more time on it today...it's valentines and my lack of html knowledge is making me cranky. please excuse the mess until i can figure this darn thing out. (if anyone might have a suggestion, feel free to chime in.... *deutsch, any ideas*) also, if i accidentally deleted your link or forgot to add you, please let me know. i tried to thin out my links a bit but might have gotten a bit overzealous with the eraser. xo

edited: i fixed it! i fixed it! i'm so proud...somehow i just played around with some codes and it worked!

happy valentine's day!


have a great day, everyone! now go hug someone...

Friday, February 10, 2006


it seems just as i was proudly thinking how i haven't really been sick yet this winter, i went and got sick with a miserable cold. how does that happen??

i've been spending the last 2 days sleeping for hours on end on the couch and then dragging my body upstairs to sleep in bed at night. rinse and repeat the next day.

this is the medicine i have prescribed myself
(pictured: copious amounts of television, the new issue of vogue, lots of ginger tea, and toast with peanut butter)
my medicine

and this is my faithful nurse
my nurse
noah has been spending every minute on the couch with me, sleeping at my feet. he's been so loyal, i don't even mind when he hogs the covers. xoxo

Monday, February 06, 2006


last week both vania and jen tagged me for the "four things" meme. without further ado, here are my answers!

4 Jobs You've Had In Your Life
1) summer of gr. 12: cleaning boat launch areas (travelling to different lakes + use of gov't vehicle + 8 hr day to do a 30min job + working with friends = best job ever!)
2) retail hell at a shoe store
3) elementary school teacher (now)
4) designing / making / selling jewellery goodies (now)

4 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
1) amelie (*swoon*)
2) lost in translation
3) the breakfast club
4) desperately seeking susan

4 TV Shows You Love to Watch
(keep in mind that i don't have cable so my choices are a bit limited)
1) grey's anatomy
2) the office
3) sex and the city
4) top model

4 Favorite Books
(i wish i read more)
1) charlotte's web
2) so many knitting & craft books! (stitch & bitch, loop-d-loop, teen knitting club / second time cool, starving artist's way)
3) catcher in the rye
4) high fidelity

4 Albums You Can't Hear Too Often
1) anything by julie doiron (but right now "goodnight nobody" in particular)
2) death cab for cutie - transatlanticism
3) christiana - fatigue kills
4) john coltrane (sorry, i don't know the name of the album)

4 Places You Have Lived
1) kirkland lake, on (my hometown)
2) guelph, on
3) mount forest, on (where i got my 1st teaching job: population 2000 ack!)
4) toronto, on

4 Places You Have Been On Vacation
1) hawaii
2) dominican republic
3) montreal
4) nova scotia

4 Websites You Visit Daily

1) blogs of friends (real-life + online)
2) bits & bobbins
3) torontoist
4) flickr

4 Of Your Favorite Foods
1) anything from my favourite veggie restaurant, simon's wok (esp. ginger fried rice and mock duck)
2) chocolate
3) my mom's home-made lebanese food
4) creme brulee

4 Places You Would Rather be Right Now
1) at the cottage we've rented for the last couple of years
2) anywhere with family
3) somewhere warm
4) taking a nap

4 People You'll Tag
i'm only going to tag my cousin, michele. if anyone else wants to give it a go, make sure you tell me so i can check out your answers! :)