Saturday, March 31, 2007

Day 1: Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie

On the way to Sudbury we had to stop for this quintessential road trip photo:
Our accomodations in the Sault (aka Rick and Jeanette's new house!)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The couch equation (a.k.a. I'm moving to Calgary!)

I was amazed when my couch actually squeezed into my apartment the first time, apparently breaking all the laws of physics. Needless to say, I was worried about reversing the equation. Would it require some creative calculations? Crazy quadratics? Was it even possible? I needn't have worried. Below, I present the very tidy solution:


Now my couch (and everything else I own) is waiting patiently in the dark, on this 18 wheeler, until it begins its journey, hurtling silently across the country to its destination: CALGARY!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Gong Show

I know bachelorette parties are supposed to be crazy, but when you have a friend like Brianne you end up with cakes like this:
And transportation like this:
And pictures of the bride-to-be like this:
And, of course, mornings like this:

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I got ROCKED: A Musical Review

My neighbour Michelle scored me a free ticket to go see the invitation dress rehearsal of "We Will Rock You". I had a fleeting thought of refusing it on account of "it's a week night" and "I'll get home late." But then I snapped out of it with the logic that I'll have plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead. Or married. Whichever comes first.

Fueled by a bag of heart smart potato chips (?), I headed downtown:
A lady in line told me she'd seen another production and that it had no story line, just a lot of songs. How wrong she was! The whole thing is set in the future, when all music is computer generated and controlled by an evil, all powerful corporation. The downfall of rock and roll is traced back to our current day and attributed the popularity of American Idol. The protagonist rebels (Bohemians) had to bring back rock (the rhapsody).

I love it.

I know nothing about show biz so it's pretty easy to impress me, but I thought the costumes (alternately punk rock sexy and robot androgynous) and singing were top notch. Not to mention that the cute lead was Quebecois and had the most endearing accent. My absolute favourite numbers were Another One Bites the Dust, Only the Good Die Young, and I want it All, but they were all good. There were plenty of pop culture (Britney's bald head) and Toronto (Maple Leaf Gardens) references for those urban aficionados out there.

But be warned! If you have the luck to see a performance, you may be inexplicably drawn to the merch table. I was:

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Rarer than Bigfoot

Midget Beetlejuice
Entertaining drunk gringos
When is your Spring Break?

There are certain things in this world that are so strange, so bizarre, you can not believe what your eyes are seeing even when it is right in front of your face. Luckily I was able to clear my head just long enough to take a picture of just such an event I witnessed last week at a bar in Cancun:

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Mexican or Mexican't?

People who know me have probably noticed that I've become a little more "girly" in the last 6 months... But who knew it could ever come to this:

That's right, this is everthing I'm bringing for my ONE WEEK vacation to Mexico... Someone needs to stop me before it gets completely out of control!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Organized Rhyme

March coming in like a lion? You ain't got nothing on these guys.