Friday, December 22, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
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?
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Homemade jam-jams (white cookie sandwich with jam between)
16 What is your favorite holiday tradition?
17. What tops your tree?
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?
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
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!
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
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
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
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.