Sunday, February 18, 2007

an opening to this post will be a thank you to matt and sandra who gave me their old 'newlywed special' ikea couch, which, upon introduction to the floorplan, has created my favorite spot to rest that beyond my body.
my music is on shuffle right now, and bruce cockburn's 'all the diamonds' has begun, and it feels perfect.

my weekend has is now ending on a small, but good note.
alone in my space, spacious and dim.
cherished because of the sparsity in place of the usual abundance.
two very full days of good and fun moments. but full of everyone else as well.

i've read some really great things in the last two hours,
which has me thinking and reflecting.
ben said once 'introspection is pride's worst enemy'
and, as now,
i come back to that thought often.

today my grandma, in all her straightlaced mennonite glory, started spinning me a tale about a new breed of poinsettia plants that are purple and glittery.
this upon my exclimation of surprise at said poinsettia, resting in an air of defiance, dead center on the kitchen table.
knowing her story was becoming mildly implausible, she gave it up and admitted buying it beacause it looked cool.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

ok kids, 31-60. when the did the first bit, i promised 61-100, forgetting altogether about 31-60.
well, as mathmatically disinclined i may be, i was not to leave them out forever. thanks to ye who pointed it out.

31. i will always spend my last 15 dollars on all you can eat sushi.
32. my house in heaven will have a cheese... farm?
33. my new favorite cracker is black sesame and nori with rock salt.
34. this is becoming quite food centric.
35. the best place for take away dessert in the city, is capers. so good, SO cheap.
36. i own four pairs of jeans that wear, and many more that i bought before i knew how to buy jeans.
37. my new work-laundry philosophy is: one small load day is waaay better than five at once out of desparation.
38. i sometimes cheer, in my head, for the bus to drive off when someone is running desperately to catch it.
39. there could be kitchen cleanliness 'big brother', and it still wouldn't matter.
40. i've read pride and prejudice nine times.
41. i've read harry potters, cumulativly more than that.
42. somewhere in my apartment building someone is playing bongos. rock on.
43. i go through about 4 pairs of sunglasses a summer. i lose them like crazy.
44. i commute with my bike in the summer. i enjoy the svelt look it gives me.
45. i have to take my bike to 'our community bikes' before summer.
46. my bike has many maladies, because it is both prone, and unlucky to have a mildly destructive caregiver.
47. i was born at 6:11 am. march 3rd.
48. i'm listening to fake plastic trees by radiohead.
49. i have both a boy name and a girl name picked out for future kids.
50. i haven't bought a cd in a while, but the last one i bought was the new wailin jennies.
51. the best cd to dance to with a one, a two and three year old is (apart from the wiggles, bless them) is pheonix's its never been like that. rock on.
52. the wiggles are a daily huge debate at work. the two year old loves them, the three year old hates them. and each are equally strongly opinionated. one time the three year old, out of nowhere, asked if they could watch a wiggles video. the two year looked at me with utter amazment and euphoria as to say "this is the best day of my life. i didn't know life could be like this".
53. when i get home, the internet is the first thing i hit, unless i have wine in the house.
54. the websites i check are usually daily and in this order:
hotmail, gmail,, perezhilton, myspace,,
55. my favorite movie is good will hunting. i can watch it over and again. but i cannot, for even a minute watch it if its playing on tv. there is so much dubbing and ommisions, that i get angry.
56. my favorite scene in said movie is where robin williams gives the speech to matt damon in the park on their second meeting. and the camera doesn't leave robin williams for the whole of it. towards the end, it just slowly pans back to include matt damon. brilliant. and its such a great speech. nice work affleck. damon. van sant.
57. i will go the theatre regardless to see a film by danny boyle, or alfonso cuaron.
58. my bosses have offered to fly me out to ontario for a mini break in april or may. bless them and their abundance of air miles.
59. my two favorite magazines are real simple and vogue.
60. my luxury item on survivor would totally be q-tips.