Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

"In October
I'll be host
to witches, goblins
and a ghost.
I'll serve them
chicken soup
on toast.
Whoopy once
whoopy twice
whoopy chicken soup
with rice."

Maurice Sendak, from "Chicken Soup with Rice"

Thursday, October 26, 2006

barbie gets ready for her favourite holiday

i hit the culture wall!

o.k., so i've finally watched the legendary film "hiroshima mon amour", directed by alain resnais, screenplay by marguerite duras (the movie "the lover" was based on her book), 1959.
i don't know if i've become so completely blo@$bus%^erized (eeemposeeebul!) or i'm just too young (whoohoo!) but i didn't get the legendary-iness. and i found myself fidgeting. or was the experience supposed to make me uncomfortable? i'm lost.
my favourite thing was the 2003 interview with the actress who potrayed the female lead, emmanuelle riva (wow. what elegance, what youth, what serenity).
anyone of you seen it? wanna explain it to me?
ps. yes, i do get the part about war, peace, love, memory etc.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

from a diary of an old woman

can't write anymore (8pm), my back is killing me. managed to step outside my hole today, and went into thermal shock (albeit of the pleasant category). it was 10 degrees out. hahahaheheheh!
got milk and maclean's: "the internet sucks".
two people made me laugh (on the phone and via chat), a very good daily score.

should i go turn on the telly now?
ah, i'm so easily persuaded.

what have you been up to, my wee 'bit' monkies? hmmm?

Monday, October 23, 2006

Sunday, October 22, 2006


one of many, as you know...

yoda says, do it every day you must!

hahah! this is interesting to say the least;-) so, what do you think? hmmmm??? eh, eh, eh?
i dare ya...

Saturday, October 21, 2006

random post #48

home from the job. couldn't open the door on arrival at 11pm. it was blocked by a package from mother. full of, what else, chocolate (fancy kind too!:-)
she knows i'm too shy to go trick-or-tricking.

have no idea what i did all day. must have been fun 'cause i feel mellow.

now to bed again, with chocolate, tea and a book about spinoza (don't you roll your eyes at me. i know you're doing it! my spy hound is watching you...)

(girl friday, friend for a day)

happy sunday, people.

Monday, October 16, 2006

is this someone's idea of a joke?

last night while smoking in front of nisse's building...

in good news though, one of the founding members of my personal posse is in town on a visit! here she is pulling her usual stunt, skirting away out of view of my nikon...(almost like someone on a chocolate frog card)


Sunday, October 15, 2006

electronic ethnography?

this is what now appears when one logs out of flickr.
what'd you gals and boys think about the idea?
you like, you hate?


Saturday, October 14, 2006

brain twitch du jour

... I have always loved and done all that I could to be loved. I was born for the opposite sex. All of my life I was the victim of my senses. I have delighted in going astray. Cultivating pleasure was always the chief business of my life ...
Giacomo Girolama Casanova

Friday, October 13, 2006

cartoon du jour 2 (or, 'from the memoirs of a young blogger...')

have a great friday, everyone!


thursday night on tcm

groucho marx -- a genius and a democrat.
groucho marx on the dick cavett show.
i was literarily sitting there taking notes.
must get my hands on his books (apparently he wrote several! why didn't i know this before?) and the dvds of the show.


ps. the dick cavett show is worth it's own post. holy gods of the sparkling wit!
next week on the show: katherine hepburn (another hero of mine)

Thursday, October 12, 2006


'experience us!' 2006 (annual univ. event for high school seniors) day 1 went well, with groups of eager, bright, young faces roaming the campus, including the archy building.
inspired by the electric yellow of their event apparel the grad students had a jug of extraextra black coffee each, to better simulate the look of friendliness and ecstatic energy the university requires from us on such occasions...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

recommended 2

recently finished this, and have already raved about it to some of you. but, then thought to myself, why not rave some more?
the topic itself is probably more for those amongst you of the female persuasion, but it is also beatiful prose, and there are some nice references to history of nova scotia.
available widely in bookstores and libraries across canada.


house of plenty

i've promised you a thanksgiving edition post, but now i'm too full of carbs to think straight. my roomates, you see, made full thanksgiving dinner. i, um...made flower arrangements for the table and wore a pretty dress, and...er, my kitchen is too small to cook, yea, that's the one i was looking for!
wish i had red wine, though, to help me digest all that...*sigh*

instead, kitten and i are now going to curl up and wait for our bellies to flaten on their own.

hope you've all had a productive day, 'cause i sure didn't.
and that's something a girl can be thankful for.


Sunday, October 08, 2006

in preparation for thanksgiving...

Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men – above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
-- Albert Einstein –

stay tuned for the thanksgiving day edition,