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Vote for me for Virgin Provocateur!

I know I haven't posted in awhile... And I know some of you might hear this more than once, so apologies in advance for that!

I've entered Virgin America's Toronto Provocateur contest, and I need your eyes and your votes here:


If you vote for me, you could win a trip for two to LA or Toronto! 

If I win, I would be a Virgin America employee for a year, and might get to meet Sir Richard Branson!

Voting needs to happen before August 31st - and I would appreciate every single view and vote I get... so please comment and let me know if you voted and what you think!  I promise to bring you all Virgin dirt and tell you all when the good seat sales are coming.  Swear on Branson's beard!

Paramedics say 'Keep Holding On'

A little video from the Ontario Paramedics, one of which is my dad!


Wow. November, eh?

I miss you guys!

What I do with myself all day

So, I am back at the CBC till at least the end of September, which rocks.  I both really enjoy the people here and enjoy my job, so that is pretty excellent.  However, as I was talking to Gary about work last night, it occurred to me that it was very likely that no one knows what I actually DO. 

So I've decided to post a bit more about work as I am sure as hell not posting much in the way of anything else.  Though I might do a column or something on So You Think You Can Dance, as I always have to remind myself it's America's FAVO(u)RITE dancer and not America's BEST dancer. (Guess who I thought should win?)

So what the hell is an interactive producer anyway?Collapse )

My horoscope amuses

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Let's say that you lost a treasured object a while back. What do you think the odds are that you'll find it this week?
Or let's say that a bewildering companion walked out of your life many moons ago. How much do you want to bet that your paths will cross
again soon? According to my reading of the omens, events like these could be common between now and August 15. That's because the past
is cycling back to you for another look. Revival and resurrection are in the air. What has been old may become new again. Are you ready to
experience something resembling time travel?
The nation's newest start-up airline doesn't serve free peanuts, and there's no restroom -- or seats -- for the passengers.

But flight attendants do escort passengers personally to the nearest patch of grass before and after the flight, and the airline's president and chief executive himself walks up the aisle every 15 minutes with a stash of biscuits and some words of comfort.

Read it at the LA Times


What once was

Wikipedia says:
The term nostalgia describes a longing for the past, often in idealized form.[1] The word is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of (νόστος nostos "returning home", and άλγος algos "pain"). It was described as a medical condition, a form of melancholy, in the Early Modern period, and came to be an important topic in Romanticism.[1]

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. - Florence King

There's a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left. - David Guterson


Dirt is patina

Vivienne Westwood: "Take the tablecloth if it's beautiful and even take a towel if it's good enough, or the curtains or anything, and put things together yourself. Take things from your husband or your boyfriend, like boxer shorts or whatever — and you can take a beautiful thing as well and put it with a bit of rubbish. Don't spend money, just take what you can find. Take your old things, keep on wearing them. Don't buy much fashion anymore, but if you do buy it, choose really well, wear it for a long time, till it sort of drops off your back, it'll get even more wonderful, maybe. Even if it's horrible, if you wear it for ages it'll probably look better. Forget all this business with the washing machine and buying all these clothes. Choose well, if it's dirty, don't bother. Dirt is patina. It's patina." "Dirt is patina" is totally our new catchphrase. [WoW]

From Jezebel



I am realizing that, at times, I have a constant need for distraction.  Usually, it coincides with my interest in working on something more productive.  This only really happens at home.

The internets is my love and my enemy.

Defying Gravity Clip

For those interested in 'Virtuality', take a look at ABC's pickup, 'Defying Gravity', which has been described as Grey's Anatomy in space.  I think I would have liked 'Virtuality' better, but reserving judgment.


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