Friday, December 22, 2006

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life for Bunnies">It's a wonderful life, for bunnies

Christmas In Hollis

ho ho ho, I'm off to no-computer land for a few days. Happy Whatever You Celebrate.....

Thursday, December 14, 2006

FO - wintery collage

Here's one of the cards I've made for an Art Heart sale. Cutting and pasting is a compulsive activity!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?
Soy white hot chocolate, no whipped please
(the white hot chocolate at Second Cup is apparently vegan)

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Wrapped or in gift bags

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Coloured outside, white inside

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No, but maybe I'll start

5. When do you put up your decorations?
When company's coming

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Seitan tourtiere from Le Commensal

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
My Mom made a pinata for me and all my cousins

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas tree?
My favourites are pink and/or handmade

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?

12. Can you ice skate?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Paul Young tape (The Secret of Association)

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Not sure

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Homemade jam-jams (white cookie sandwich with jam between)

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Getting outside

17. What tops your tree?
Not sure

18. What is your favorite holiday book?
"Holidays on Ice" by David Sedaris

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
So many, "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses, "Baby Come Home" by Death Cab for Cutie, "Maybe This Christmas" by Ron Sexsmith....

20. Candy canes?
Yes please!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

snail mail from Kim!

My buddy Kim moved far, far away to Seattle and sent me this great parcel. Wha Guru Chew bars, so delicious and vegan and not available in Toronto! 1" buttons, a pink heart tin, she knows me well!
She made me a bracelet and knit a cozy for my iPod shuffle, also pink!

And this is sweet, she started knitting me a pink tie and sent it to my unfinished so I can finish it, it'll be a collaborative project from across the continent. That was her husband's idea, and it's a great one!

swap - Vegan Pal!

My Vegan Pal parcel came in!! My secret vegan pal is Simone, and she sent me a great package with super-nice Clover circular needles, Clover stitch markers, 2 heart stamps and 2 decadent dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe's! As you can see, I've already been into the chocolate!

And she sewed me a very pretty purse with lots of pink and hearts, just like I said I like! Isn't it awesome? Thanks Simone!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

dancing with Dewey

I've been dancing with Melvil Dewey and his Dewey Decimal system of classification all week. I may never have to use Dewey professionally, but it's been kinda neat to get to understand it a bit more. I spent a few years at the beginning of my library career as a Shelving Page with Dewey, so I knew about the tens, but my main understanding was that the craft books are around 746 and the cook books are 641. What else do I really, really need to know? (ha ha)

Minnie Sears and I have done a few rounds on the dancefloor too.

Final exam tomorrow, wish me luck. After that, I can get at some neglected holiday crafting!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

day of solidarity for Green Scare arrests

Today is the first anniversary of the FBI’s first round of arrests in Operation Backfire. Radical animal rights and environmental activists were the targets. It’s being called the Green Scare, like the McCarthy-era Red Scare.

All members of the SHAC 7 are in prison now, but they’re actually only 6 now because the charges against one member were dropped. Write letters to them while they're in the slammer! I don’t think they were part of Operation Backfire, but they’re also animal rights activists. SHAC is an acronym for Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty. Huntington Life Sciences is a company that conducts dreadful tests on sweet little creatures.

Why don’t we have radical animal rights activism like that in Canada? We have so many farms, circuses, rodeos and THE SEAL HUNT.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

goodness report

Mishka's posting about goodness, so I will too. Here's one you Toronto folks might have already heard:

The Royal is reopening! It's a repertory theatre in Toronto that closed in the summer. December 15 seems to be opening night, with a screening of Monkey Warfare, which was filmed in Parkdale.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

"make funny faces, not war"

I saw Kevin Clarke at Tim Hortons today, he was charming everyone, the most quotable gem was "make funny faces, not war."

Friday, December 01, 2006

Animal Rights 2

"everyone knows who P. Diddy is"
Ali G - Animal Rights
"what if someone pays you a hundred squid?"