Posts from January 2011
January 29, 2011
Just a reminder that today on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera, I’m going to be telling a story about the time I showed up to school wearing what I’m wearing in the above photo. It’s the rule breaker episode. I believe my story is on last, which will be around 3:45 pm or 3:50 pm local time. Listen online if you’re not in a country that has CBC. LISTEN! They said they’ll give me the audio once it’s all done, so when I have my hands on it, I’ll try to post it to my website.
I must say. It was really nice to be back in a studio.
Good look, right?
I forgot to mention this article I wrote about Maximum Fun and Stop Podcasting Yourself. I’ve been busy writing lately. Phew.
Last night was my last “assignment” for Tourism Vancouver. (In quotes because it really doesn’t feel like work.) It was an event called Eat 1 Act 1, where you go out for dinner and then see a Push Festival play. I’m gonna write all about it for their blog.
Tristan was my guest.
It was the first time I’d been to the Irish Heather’s new location. It was decently tasty. Afterwords, I went to see Bonanza. I went in with zero expectations but was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t like anything like I’d seen before, which is a good thing for theater.
My friend Dante was in town for his 30th so I swung by there after but didn’t get any pictures. Can’t believe I’ve known him for 10 years! He’s top shelf.
This has been one of the busiest weeks of the year, so far, and I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. Boring, right?
January 27, 2011
I’m about to go to bed but felt inspired to update my blog. A couple of exciting things are underway.
First, I’m gonna be on Definitely Not the Opera this weekend. Saturday. Between 2-4. Not sure the exact time. I’ll probably Twitter it when I know. Telling a story about the time I showed up to my Grade 3 picture day in a negligee.
Also, going to start working on a little something that I’m really excited about. But it’s too early to get into specifics. But I’ll say that it’s really exciting and I’m really excited. EXCITED!
Here are some pictures of lately…
Anyhow, check back here when you can and I’ll eventually reveal what’s going down. It’s a little too early to go into it, but I’m really excited. Did I mention that already?
January 18, 2011
I love being busy. I much prefer it to not having anything on the go. Not having anything on the go makes me question myself too much…because that’s all I do.
Last week Hilary Henegar and I went to the opening of SweaterLodge at the MOV. They obviously didn’t have a budget for canapes. (WHAT? I’m a part-time foodie. I’m allowed to judge.) We still had an amazing time.
It’s such an ambitious idea. It takes a while to get over how bizarre it is but I love what the MOV is doing. It integrates community, which is what they’re all about. Keep doing your thing MOV. You’re certainly doing something right.
Tourism Vancouver hired me to write about this Secret Soiree event put on by Swallowtail and it was so much fun. Best of all was that Sarah was the bartender! And the wine was soooooo yummy. (Shit. Trying to avoid that word as a food writer. I’ll only use it if I’m talking to four-year-olds.)
And now for some videos.
My friend Scott Smith’s newest project, Skins, is airing tonight on MTV in the US and Movie Network in Canada. I’m just using this as an excuse to post that video he did of me and my buds a few years ago. (I had my hair and makeup done by a professional that night and was happy Scott was around to capture that. He’s talented.)
Also, my friend Louise Burns has a new video. And it’s so good! And I’m not just saying that!
(Wish I could figure out how to embed. Just click on the link, will ya?)
This video made me wonder who I’d want to go down in a plane with…
I think it would be Chris Jacot, for whom I am a muse. Lucky me to inspire such a talented mind. (He previewed something to me today that he’s working on and it got me really excited.)
Today is my one year anniversary of being a dog owner but I’m too tired of blogging to post a cute picture. Ok…I will. Oh, did you know that I started a blog for her too? I’m that girl.
January 6, 2011
Happy new year, six days in. How’s everyone feeling? I’m feeling pretty sluggish to be honest, but it’s probably ’cause I’ve eaten a total of four piece of bread so far today.
Not much to report. The rest of my holidays were great.
Dutchie had a play day with her Internet sensation boytoy, Grampa. (Scroll down to #21)
We went to check out Laugh Gallery, which proved to be just the kind of New Years party I wanted to attend. Laid back, good vibes in a venue that reminded me of an elementary school assembly.
A highlight of the night was watching one of my favourite comedians, Phil Hanley, perform. Always a treat.
Lucky for you, you get to relive the magic.