Monthly Archives: October 2006

Survey

Two names you go by: 1. Mari 2. Pauline Two parts of your heritage: 1. Japanese 2. Canadian Two things that scare you: 1. heights 2. emotional vulnerability Two of your everyday essentials: 1. sleep 2. food Two things you … Continue reading

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At My Mother’s Breast

Tonight we went to a free screening of this NFB film, which is made by Paul’s friend in Winnipeg. It’s about the filmmaker, her mother, her grandmother, and her aunts and female cousins. You see, three generations of women in … Continue reading

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2 for 1 surveys!

1. The phone rings. Who do you want it to be? Paul, any one of my awesome friends, my siblings, my parents. 2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? of course! 3. In a social … Continue reading

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A telephone solicitation

The phone rings. I answer. M: Hello? A: Hello, my name is Ashley and I’m calling from the Edmonton Journal and I’m calling to offer you seven day delivery for the price of a weekend subscription. M: I think you … Continue reading

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Ronnie Burkett: 10 Days on Earth

If you’ve never been to see a Ronnie Burkett puppet show, you should definitely see this one. Or any of them, if you have the chance. His little people are so finely detailed (the costumes! the tiny gestures!), and the … Continue reading

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Dentist

Going to the dentist is important. You can’t be happy if your teeth are in bad shape. I have been going to the same dentist for over 20 years. In fact, aside from my family, he’s the person that I … Continue reading

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Myspace survey, #5

01. Last Cigarette: when Paul used to smoke, I used to take his lit cigarettes from him and say, “You’re killing me!” He eventually quit. 02. Last Kiss: This morning. Awww! 03. Last Cry:Embarrassing, but watching Oprah yesterday. 04. Last … Continue reading

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Myspace survey #4

1. Someone knocks on your door at 2 a.m., who do you want it to be? Ugh. It better be important, because I like to be sleeping by then, and sleep is sacred. 2. Your boss tells you he/she will … Continue reading

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John Ralston Saul VS Todd Babiak

I love the new concept for Litfest, which is creative nonfiction. And I loved going to this discussion. Totally worth getting up in the morning on a Saturday, thinking about ideas. When do we stop to think of ideas? Especially … Continue reading

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Myspace survey#3

[.1 0 F A V O R I T I E S.] Tv show: America’s Next Top Model Flower: roses, lilacs Alcohol:no thank you. can’t do it anymore Color: red, purple, brown Sport: running, I guess Phrase: Hello? Mall: Kingsway … Continue reading

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