Monthly Archives: May 2009

Nhon Hoa!

I love Vietnamese subs, or banh mi. Colonialism has generally been good for food, usually meaning that the Mother country gets to have some extra spices, or, in the case of England and Holland, an adopted cuisine far superior to … Continue reading

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Racial diversity. Disney. Finally?

Disney is releasing an animated “princess” who is black. Here is the NY Times article on that: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/fashion/31disney.html People are applauding this, saying that a black princess is long overdue. However, there are doubts– will she reinforce rather than break … Continue reading

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Il Divo

Holy frickin’ crap. This has got to be the weirdest night ever. Il Divo, as you well know, are four handsome men who are opera-trained singers who perform  pop songs (and the occasional real opera number) to swooning soccer moms. … Continue reading

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Doors Open

If you’ve lived in an area for long enough, there are memories everywhere. That’s one of the great things about being a tourist in your hometown: not only do you learn new, overlooked facts, but you also recall all the … Continue reading

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Rabbits

There is a bumper crop of rabbits at the Humane Society, so much so that they’ve got them on a two-for-one special. This is so sad! I’ve had rabbits in my life. My first rabbit, Lint, was a friendly white … Continue reading

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A short film about Awesome

You go to: http://darcytwarog.com/  then you click on “A short film about Awesome”    OK? I love this so much, I need a defibrillator.

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Doors Open!

This weekend seems like a nice day to spend walking around. Doors Open is a thing that walks you around exploring the city, with some pretty awesome tour guides, like Todd Babiak and Michael Phair. I’m doing a psychogeographic thing … Continue reading

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things I’m totally looking forward to: May 24-30

I try to go out at least twice a week. Working at home can be isolating, and even though I really need to spend time alone to be OK, it can start to make you a little, you know, strange. … Continue reading

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No, actually there ARE things!

Office show! Featuring awesome artist friends! Haven’t seen Blair Brennan and Tim Rechner in ages!   Edmonton “Office show” art exhibition brings new life to office space   Edmonton, AB – Ever feel like playing games in the office? Or turning … Continue reading

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Patrick Watson review and nothing to do this week.

Is… nothing? Really? When I used to write my 8 1/2 things to do column, I’d run into weeks like this. But the difference was, I wasn’t looking for things for ME to do, necessarily. I’m writing the blog just … Continue reading

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