Sunday, December 24, 2006

oy vey, it's xmas!

just so you all don't think i'm permanently stuck in the hobbit hole waiting for the cab...
arrived safely. parental unit and sibling overjoyed. don't know what to do with all the food. preparations are continuing. will culminate in tonight's big supper. taking loads of pictures to share with you later.
must go. mother yelling for me to come back to the kitchen ("do you think you're on holiday or something?").

write and tell me your version of the above,

huging you in a xmasy way,

ps. the weather is middle eastern, or else on holiday from cornwell.

Friday, December 22, 2006

jetseter i am not

5 bollocking am.
not impressed with flying time at the moment.
waiting for cab to arrive.
where the bloody hell is my coffee?
tim's better be open when i get to airport.

so tired, tired.

see u in t.o. time zone. (this blog is already there)


Thursday, December 21, 2006

the posse says


stay tuned as the holiday stories continue...


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

packing for the big city

very excited indeed! or maybe it's just the coffee and lack of sleep.
anyway, i hope the british weather now residing in ontario holds up 'cause i'm bringing my dancing shoes.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

annual archy dept xmas party 2006

the usual success, with more food than anyone has seen in months. the secret santa gifts were even more creative than last year, and the wrapping techniques simply inspirational! (mine was sealed with duck tape;-)
this is what i got

i'm really, really, really hoping it's NOT because someone thought i look like dustin hoffman!
(o.k., some of my clothes are a bit crazy).

good times in geekland.


Saturday, December 16, 2006

kitchen secrets 1.2

i've spent the morning and early afternoon shopping for groceries with nisse and then making chanukkah crepes while listening to the rigoletto on the wireless.
i am soo weird.

and as always when i make holiday food my grandparents were on my mind.

still to come: "which dress to wear?!" and "the annual archaeology department xmas party extravaganza 2006".


happy xmukkah!

as a treat to celebrate the first full day of chanukkah and the last shopping week before xmas enjoy this little latkeh/advent chocolate special!


Friday, December 15, 2006

aurora borealis

sometimes you are presented with a perfect evening when even the sky dances with the child in you...


ps. more in flickr

Thursday, December 14, 2006

nature is cute

the fiends are breaking out of the food chain!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

getting ready

queen of canlit

i've suspected margaret atwood of this for a while now, and finally there's proof! (yes, i know the clip is from the 70s but some of us were barely entering this dimension at the time, weren't we. could have hardly been aware of cbc's programming;-)
btw, what do you guys think of peter gzowski's flirting? haha;-P
atwood's reference site has also posted some of her 'undercover' work here.
and here's a link to this magazine where it appeared.
is there something this woman cannot do?!
ze mind, it boggles.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

good company

what a lineup! and all from the city library. i just might make it through the winter.


Sunday, December 10, 2006

my favourite things, part 1

this is one of my favourite xmasy songs (hey, i said my favourite, o.k.)...the video isn't exactly holiday-related but i thought, at least for some of you, the trade off is worth it;-P
you can thank me now, ladies.


not what she had in mind...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

masterminds in trees

it appears that cara was on to something...those little furballs are taking over.


Friday, December 08, 2006

befriend with caution

i don't like to blow my own horn, but i must be one of the dorkiest people i know.
i am amused by sites like this one!
i onced found an antique copy of a dictionary of rhymes in a second-hand bookstore in jerusalem. in the end i decided on giving it to a friend who's an editor, but the simple fact that books of that category find their way into my greedy hands speaks for itself.
i really think you should reconsider why you're friends with me, and what it is going to do for your career...


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

good grief, we have to wait till then?!

"A Charlie Brown Christmas: Another family favourite that sees Lucy trying to counsel a depressed Charlie Brown through the holiday season, eventually helping him discover the true meaning of Christmas. YTV, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. EST."


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

at last, THE perfect 'secret santa' gift!

i think it goes under the "OMG, you're the bestest friend ever!!!!" category.


Monday, December 04, 2006

hunting for dinner

mr. poopypants & the tub

Friday, December 01, 2006

now in multipurpose version

today i saw a man using a pickaxe to hack through the sheet of ice covering his driveway.
bet ya he watches archaeology shows on the telly.


yep, yep....noooooo, nooooo, nooooo

when it's cold outside, i think, well, at least i speak the language...
(though, they do speak 'chicken' better than i'll ever be able to.)