Month: February 2017

Criminal Minds

Ken and I discussed a T-shirt last week that was drawing fire as racist. It was a Walking Dead-inspired shirt, that depicted Negan’s wire-wrapped baseball bat named Lucille and the character’s threatening words as he decided who to kill in the season six cliff-hanger: eenie meenie miny moe….

Spam I Am

It’s been some time since I last shared some of my favourite spam. Spammers are getting craftier about trying to slip past the gates of my website comments and onto the live pages. They’re easily identified by their names and fake email addresses, terrible grammar and awkward phrasing. But the fake praise they pile in …

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Trendy Shopping Habits

I play a little game on the weekends. How few stops can I make in order to complete all of my errands? This isn’t an original game. I didn’t invent it. It’s probably called, Being a Human on the Weekend. But I’m noticing a change in how the game is played.  

Boob Job

Some people call them “boob lights”. They’re those ceiling fixtures that sort of resemble breasts. You see them everywhere and the most basic design can be had for less than $20. It’s what was on our kitchen ceiling and once I set my sights on it, its days were numbered.

Putting the “Family” in Family Day

Today is a day off for most. Even most radio stations, which are federally regulated, are observing the provincial holiday. Mine is not and I drew the short straw so I’ll host the morning show alone today. That’s okay. It all eventually evens out in the end.  

Retirement Matters

It seems like everyone we know is retiring! That’s an exaggeration. But we know a lot of people who are finished with their daily-grind working lives. And I’m not too proud to say that I’m envious. 

Throwback Thursday – Science, I Love Thee

Four years ago on a trip to Calgary, Alberta to visit my cousin Barbara-Anne, we grabbed a few more cousins and took a road trip to Drumheller and the Royal Tyrrell Museum. If you love science like I love science, specifically dinosaurs and fossils, you’ve got to check it out sometime. 

Musings on Media

A massive report on Canada’s media was released a couple of weeks ago. It aimed to study the country’s corporate media landscape – newspapers, radio, television, Internet – and report to the federal government on what can be done to make sure that 1. journalism survives and 2. democracy also survives because without journalists, no …

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Cupid’s Arrow

I’m pretty sure I’ve never written a mushy Valentine’s Day post. And I’m not about to start! But today is the most wonderful of all fake holidays. Chocolate will be eaten. Hallmark will get richer. Single people will grumble or ignore the day, and rightly so. One day someone will sue Lindt because their heart-shaped …

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Wise Girls

We are binging on all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls. When the four-part series revival came out last year, I was intrigued, mainly because my friend Lianne is such a huge fan of the show. It’s to the point that she couldn’t bring herself to watch Bad Santa because Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham plays a …

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Life Hacks From The Dark Side

The web is rife with helpful ways to improve your life. They’re not all created equal. For every brilliant plastic pipe hair appliance holder (which I shared last week) there’s a toilet-paper-roll wreath that, when finished and hung on the wall, looks exactly like a wreath made out of toilet paper rolls.  

Skirting the Issue

I recently wrote about the major closet/drawer/shelf purges I’m going through in my home. Everything except my husband and the cats is up for reconsideration. My anti-clutter-freakness is now turned up to 11. 

Dining Light Dream Come True

Hubby scours Pinterest a lot more than I do. He’s an idea guy and a builder, after all. And when he sees something he wants to make, he calls me in. That’s how our dining room light fixture came to be.