This is hilarious. One day I shall contribute some of my own freelance experiences - including shameless requests for unpaid work favors and the always comical (if only in retrospect) excuses given when collecting on overdue invoices. In the words of Rodney Dangerfield, designers "don't get no respect." Also, in the words of the Yip Yip Martians, "yip yip yip yip yip uh huh uh huh". 

Will write a longer post about my first week in Saskatoon later, but just wanted to give a shout-out to two of my favorite things: pizza and cupcakes. Voted best in the city for the past seven years, Vern's Pizza is one of the most delicious pies I have EVER had. It also weighs a tonne...they don't skimp on the toppings! Secondly, The Cupcake Conspiracy should probably be excommunicated for their sinful offerings. Drooling at "The Prohibitionist" and "The Confession". Thank god there's a gym at my residence. :S


This is amazing!

Took Reg to Assiniboine Park the other day to watch 'Dreams & Rumors' at The Lyric (Fleetwood Mac cover band). Their performance was great and they managed to draw the biggest crowd I've seen at the outdoor theatre in awhile. How awesome would it be to collect a paycheque for mimicking Stevie Nicks? I think I've found my new career path. I can move like a whirling dervish and I already own an abundance of scarves. 

Going to Grand Forks in a few weeks to *cough* catch the Britney Spears concert *cough*. Ahem...and was researching what else there is to do that weekend besides overspend at the Super Target. I got a chuckle out of this for more than a few reasons, but mostly because of the repeated warnings that Columbia Mall is a family-friendly environment and secondly, at their own suggestion to replicate the look from the "Get Naked" song. I bet bikini waxers in the area have already seen business increase ten-fold. 

Googled "affordable Vancouver homes" and came across www.affordablevancouverhomes.com. My delight soon turned to nausea when I read the first, most "affordable" listing: $578,000 for a 915 sq.ft. condo. Good thing my car is roomy...I have a feeling I will be living out of it if I relocate there. 

I want this sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. I cringe that I'm on the verge of becoming one of those nerds that sits outside the Best Buy overnight just to get a videogame. 

I give a hug to thee, Verdana. Who knew a typeface could elicit such rancor?  


While waiting patiently in line to purchase toilet paper at Shoppers Drug Mart earlier this week, I was met with a revelation. A 30-something woman of average appearance (and questionable intelligence) enthusiastically informed the cashier that the items she was purchasing were in anticipation of an exciting evening spent watching her favorite show: "The Bachelorette". Upon her admission, I felt the warm vomit of my mac-n-cheese lunch arising through my throat, but managed to refrain from outwardly showing my disgust and second-hand embarrassment. I had always wondered what type of person watched that godawful program and was shocked to the core when I couldn't see any lobotomy scars. Instead I eyed her purchases. They included a large bag of Cool Ranch Doritos and a gallon of chocolate milk...the very same things I binge on while playing Mario Kart till 2:00am. How could I hate? Her love of feta was my love of gouda. Another time, another place, we might be kindred BFFs. This knowledge both nourished and destroyed me. 

I'm not a huge movie fanatic, but holy shit do the films being released soon look terrible. "Funny People" appears to be anything but; the commercial is cringe-worthy. But maybe I'm not giving it a chance based on the fact that I think Adam Sandler sucks. Then there's "Julie & Julia". When the Julie character asks her boyfriend if she's CRAZY for wanting to write a blog based on a cookbook by Julia Child, he emphatically answers "yes". I'm somewhat led to believe that this couple feels making love with the lights on is downright insane and the only ingredient in this film is vanilla. Lastly, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra". I thought this was supposed to be based on the children's toy and not based on a movie based on ANOTHER children's toy (i.e. Transformers)? I'll resume watching the paint dry, thanks. 

I am a complete pop culture junkie and I have made the ultimate score. Rolling Stone: Cover To Cover was in the Chapters.Indigo.ca Bargain Bin. I nabbed it for a song. I'm not really sure where to begin (there's 40 years of bi-weekly issues to read through), but I plan on posting some of the more interesting things on this blog (specifically vintage advertisements and photos of Insane Clown Posse fans, which always bring the LOLs).