Posts from July 2010
July 22, 2010
Phew. It’s taken a while to put that one podcast together. But it’s worth the wait. On this episode we have two stories. The first one is about one friend’s encounter with her loud amorous neighbours and their pesky equally loud pet. It got me thinking about what the etiquette is for dealing with loud neighbour sex. I had a year of dealing with that shit, which inspired this story, but I chose to move out, rather than face the problem directly. It was the worst. Have you had to deal with loud neighbour sex? If so, let me know how.
The second story is a chat I did with notorious Vancouver street artist, Devitt Brown, aka the Dark. I originally interviewed him for Dazed and Confused but we got off topic and started talking about the time he got arrested…and how he wasn’t sorry for what he did.
Anyhow, enjoy! I plan on taking my Edirol on all my trips in the next month so hopefully I’ll collect some good stories from my adventures.
PS That house was once lived in by my friend Zoe Verkuylen, then it burnt down and turned into an art project. I have spent a lot of time inside that art project, watching America’s Next Top Model.
July 16, 2010
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So the above is a composite of what my summer has consisted of thus far. A whole lot of sitting in parks with dogs, doing a whole lot of nothing. And it’s not that I don’t have anything to do. I have shitloads of work that needs doing. But I just don’t have it in me at the moment. It will all get done but for now, I just want to be bored. (Photo by Abby Campbell, the dog on the left’s mama.)
A few things of note. Remember my husband from this video? Well, he has a show on CBC Radio this summer called This is That, and it’s very funny. Margaret Atwood is a fan (she tweeted about it) as well as the National Post. Kind of like As It Happens meets Punk’d.
Rain City Chronicles had a great meeting this morning. Things are coming together quite nicely. In case you didn’t know, our next event will be at the Anza Club on Friday, Sept. 24th as part of Olio. The theme is…drum roll…SURPRISES! That’s the theme. Surprises. Kind of like Punk’d.
My dearest Louise Burns has posted new music that you should listen to right now.
Remember I told you about my friend Murray’s film Carts of Darkness, which you can watch online for free? Well, it’s been voted as best NFB film online. Holy crap. eh? It even beat the Log Driver’s Waltz! Wha?! I’m massively impressed. You should watch it. It’s profound and inspiring.
I’m doing a bunch of travelling in the next little while. Might be heading to a sweet destination within BC in the next few weeks, then LA, then Montreal, then North Hatley, then Toronto. So mentally preparing for that.
Things that have made me happy as of late…
The park is calling me. I’m out.
July 5, 2010
I think my fascination with Hipstermatica is dying.
I’ve been meaning to post links to things that are awesome. But I’ve been waaaay too busy eating chocolate.
My writing partner Ayma did this when she was 13, when she was still a wee little friendly Yukonite forest animal. Look how cute she is! I full on laughed out loud at the end.
I forgot how much I love the Deadly Snakes. This song is speaking to me these days.
(I get to see Andre and his lovely wife Kai this summer at an epic wedding!)
I think I forgot to mention that I wrote this a few weeks ago. Someone told me it was on the cover of the Metro. I guess that’s exciting.
Another thing that’s awesome that’s not really a link? Being complimented. I’ve had some really nice compliments lately. Some of my favourites?
One of my editors called me beguiling. (I had to look it up.)
Someone else (whose bones I totally want to jump) called me intriguing. (That fed the ego.)
And a sort of stranger called my writing “next level shit.”
My favourite compliment of my life: I was an usher in university and Rafi was performing at the venue where I worked. I had this hairband that had flowers on it so it looked like I was wearing a ring of daisies in my hair. I was wearing it the night of Rafi. This one little girl, who was probably six, just stared at me in awe. Her teacher later came up to me and told me the girl had asked her if I was a princess. I’ll never forget that.
Makes a girl feel special! Seriously, keep ‘em coming.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
July 1, 2010
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Lots of valleys as of late. So let’s focus on the things that make me peak.
Old people holding hands…
This movie, which says a lot ’cause I have little patience for movies.
This song. It’s currently number one on my Top 25 most played on iTunes. That link is of a sexy, coked up version of the original.