Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Teaching Rita

I'm just posting this to show Rita how easy it is.

Maybe I will be birthing a NEW BLOOGER!!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Between the words of Rumi and the beautiful imagery, that is brilliantly strung together, this is a stunning way to spend three-and-a-half minutes.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

First Glimpse

Halloween was kicked off this weekend and here is the first picture of my costume.

This picture was taken at Pinky's "Put It In My Skull" Halloween Party. She did an amazing job or recreating Dr. Frank-N-Furter while I went for a more subdued Andy Warhol... bullet holes and all.

I hope everyone else's Halloween kickoff was as much fun as mine.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


As much as I like to bitch about school and midterms and all sorts, I have always had a hunger for learning new things, and when I feel like I’ve not learned anything new for a while, I get kinda antsy.

No matter what it is, every few months or so I feel the need to learn a new... thing... something... anything. In the past few years it’s been Italian, line-dancing, swing dancing, Tap dancing, trapeze, hot yoga, Thai cooking, Italian cooking, Indian cooking, Non-profit management... the list goes on. Most often it’s something I’ve always thought would be interesting, but never got off my ass to do it... such is the case with my latest idea.

Last week I was chatting with Pinky (not to be confused with Her Royal Pinkness - 2 very different people) a co-worker at the salon I just started at (see GregMay in my links). I asked her if she would be interested in heading to trapeze class with me one night, and she said, “Sure. I do Poi, so why not?

What the hell is Poi?

Upon further investigation, I learned what Poi was and, well, I’ve been kinda crazy about the idea ever since. When I first saw this technique during my last Madonna concert, I couldn’t help but think how fun it looked, and how amazing it would be to perform.

The skill...

The mindfulness...

The calm...

THE FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, we’re working on plans. Pinky's gonna teach me some basics and then we’ll head to classes together every few weeks or so. I’m not planning on becoming an expert or a master, but I’m definitely gonna have a lot of fun trying.

Hmmmm... Maybe I won’t wear polyester on my class nights.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Old Magazine ads... Click image to enlarge.

But, Mommy. Santa smokes Chesterfield. Why can't I?
Well thank god they're sanitized tapeworms. Otherwise that would just be gross.

I'm not even going to comment on that one.

But she looks so darn innocent.

And I hear that 'talkies' will be out soon enough, too.

I wonder if that statistic still holds true today.

This is the ad that turned me gay... and made me deathly afraid of public transit.

To hell with Prozac. Lard is so much cheaper.

Ha ha ha ha.... gross.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Four Weddings and a Funeral.

It’s coming pretty close to the one year anniversary of The Croatian Sensations wedding, and I still have not written about it. Even though I promised her sister, Fat Girl (Her blog name, not what I call her... she is not a fat girl, nor would I ever call someone that) that I would write about it. Oh, how I planned it so thoroughly. Oh, how I selected the photos. Oh, how I never sat my ass down to get it all together.

Then, I went to another wedding. Another dear friend, in Edmonton.

Then another. Two great dentist friends here in Toronto.

Then, suddenly, a friend passed away.

And now, in five days, I will be cruising Lake Ontario and watching another friend wed the man of her dreams.

It’s just like the movie... in the same order too, I think.

So... we’re gonna do a quick All-In-One. No photos, just my words of love.

The Croatian Sensation & The Dog Whisper – September 23, 2006:
You are two very great people. Your wedding was beautiful, and I will remember it always. You looked beautiful... so did your bride (hee hee). Seriously, the whole day was so amazing; from you being late to your own place, right down to the drunken homosexual hairdresser that took over the dance floor (who was that, anyway?). I had a blast, and The Boyfriend and I still talk about what a perfect wedding it was. Hell, how many wedding do you get to go to and have 30 000 people cheer the first official presentation of The Bride & Groom. We thank you so much for having us there to be a part of your day.

Chris Squared – November 18, 2006:
I can’t even begin to tell you how special you made me feel by having me at your wedding. I was honoured that you felt so strongly about having me there. I often cried when I thought I was not going to be able to make it, but you guys made it possible. You are one of my oldest friends and you have always been such a brilliant source of joy and happiness in my life. Your wedding was so spectacular, but the whole week will be one that I will never forget. Meeting your friends, bonding with Little Guy, spending time with your family, watching your big, macho, heterosexual brother cry like a four year old sissy girl. It was all too perfect. I can never, ever thank you enough. (PS: Thank you so much for the beautiful watch. PPS: No matter what, I am always a phone call away.)

The Dentists – May 19, 2007:
My god! Was I ever sick! I felt like dying. Why the hell did I ever get a cold two days before your wedding? Everyone looked so gorgeous/handsome (even that groomsman who’s tux was too small) and I had snot running out of my nose and runny eyes - maybe people just thought I was crying a lot. It was amazing to watch you both be so relaxed about the whole thing for the past year and a half, and so nonchalant, but then have the evening turn out so spectacular. You are both wonderful people and I am honoured to call you friends. I wish you both all the happiness and love you have shown me. (PS: Thank you so much for the beautiful watch – I must start a collection. PPS: Sorry for breaking your crystal.)

Yvon – July 29, 2007:
As soon as I typed your name I began to cry. You were such a great friend. Not just me, but the world lost a great person the day we lost you. I may have never shown it, or shown it enough, but I truly loved you and will miss you dearly. I learned so much from you about love, generosity, compassion, optimism, and... Well... Russian Martial Arts and how I’ll NEVER participate in that. You were a truly selfless and generous person. I’d give anything to have another fight with you, just so we could hug and make up the next day. I’ve not gone a day without thinking about you in the past month. I see you several times a day, and dream about you most nights. I hope you are well. I hope you are relaxing. I love you; Always will. Please know that we’ll always be on your side. We know the truth, and have always believed you. We’ll keep you alive in our hearts forever.

M & M – September 01, 2007:
I simply cannot wait for this weekend. It’s funny how you keep coming back into my life. You are such a beautiful person, and can’t even begin to say how happy I am that you and your Prince Charming are finally coming together. It’s been a long time coming. Congratulations. I’ll see you Saturday.