Sunday, May 27, 2007

knitsters storm mega bookstore

Hi blogsters! MJM and I went to the Yarn Harlot book signing Friday night at a certain mega bookstore. Huge crowd assembled, and most of us were knitting while we waited:

Pierre Pettigrew wandered in, probably just to book browse. He was talking with a clerk and did knitting gestures and had that look on his face lots of non-knitters do when they recall with fondness watching their mother/grandmother/aunt knitting back in the day.

Here she is! She presented a solid hour of stand up comedy about knitters and knitting and CHOKE (cultural humiliation of knitters everywhere):


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

meme: randomness times 7

I got tagged by MJM to type 7 random things:

1 - I'm almost never happy with the endings of books or movies.

2 - Speaking of endings, I appreciate that some radio stations play the entire song, without overlapping the opening or ending with talk or another song.

3 -I just got Do You Trust Your Friends? yesterday. It's a Stars tribute CD, a bunch of musicians who are friends with Stars 'renovated' the songs from Set Yourself On Fire. Every track is re-done, and placed in order on the CD. The cover looks a lot like the original. Sweet liner notes. I was slightly shocked by the familiarity meeting the changes, in almost every song, but then I was all smiles after a few bars. Go get it!!

4 - My Mom grew up on a farm and my Dad grew up in a fishing area, but somehow I ended up vegan.

5 - My unread email is in the 4 digits. Too much information is not informative, so I'm starting to unsubscribe from lists and alerts.

6 - I love steamed cauliflower with a bit of Earth Balance melted into it.

7 - My friend Benny is a Liverpool FC fan. Two years ago they played an important game against Milan, and they won, after Benny and I had lunch at the Korean Grill House. So he insisted we do it again today before the Liverpool-Milan game, for good luck. But unfortunately Liverpool lost this time.

Going with the theme of 7, I'm supposed to tag 7 of you, I started out doing that but then I wimped out because some of y'all are so busy! So grab it if you like, I'd love to read your list!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

there's a bug in my earball

I spent part of the long weekend at my parents' cottage, my niece covered up to keep the bibites away, and said "there's a bug in my earball!"

Magnolia didn't mind the bugs:

I never thought of Lake Ontario as " good," but someone's selling ice cubes with that promise:

In Ottawa, I kept seeing red, black and white flags on cars and thought, 'wow I didn't know there was so many people here from T+T.' But the flags are actually for the Senators hockey team:

Could've been the White Stripes, too, they're all about red, black and white. Speaking of, someone dressed up her Blythe doll like the gorgeous Meg White, exquisite!

Who watches Coronation Street? Charlie Stubbs is off his head! Quelle rat!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

apparently I will laugh myself hysterically to death


'What will your obituary say?' at

I try not to skulk around or be evil, but I do laugh hysterically a lot when I'm walking along listening to podcasts. "this band doesn't even have a name, they've written no songs, and they are thee most important band in Canada." No toll booth operators in my circle.

I didn't get my camera out fast enough to get a good shot. The woman behind the car was wearing nothing but a bikini and walking her dog in that torrential rain fall the other day! I love Parkdale.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Magnolia's first Blythe Gathering

Some Blythe collectors met Saturday, what a hoot. I have so much to learn about Blythes, and so many things I'd like to make for Magnolia. There are so many customizations to do, and of course loads of knitting and sewing patterns. I whipped up this little sundress before the meet:

The other dolls were really decked out! There were some non-Blythes who were welcome, too.

There must've been a few thousands dollars worth of dolls and accessories!

And one nice gal brought treats for everyone!

After the sun went down, I hung out with some other gorgeous dolls:

Thursday, May 03, 2007

"every little memory has a song"

Went to see Ted Leo + the Pharmacists last night!! Love his music, and he's vegan! Before the show he came out to look over the equipment, someone in the audience thrust a container of cookies at him, they exchanged a few sentences then he just pulled out a cookie and started eating it all natural-like! Nice guy. (He'll go on crying for our animal friends, and he'll be crying til their suffering ends.) I'm not a gear head, but check out the great amp he has!

He has the same birthday as Moby, but a different year (Sep 11), and he did a PETA2 ad.

And lookie, my favourite Broken Social Scene fella has a new video for his other band, Apostle of Hustle: