Sunday, December 25, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Advent Calendar Surprise

I came home from the library today to find the most wonderful package in my mailbox. Direct from England, courtesy of my friend Charlotte, an advent calendar! While visiting last month, I complained to Charlotte that I couldn't find the old-fashioned advent calendars I had as a kid - they are now all filled with cheap chocolate. And I hate cheap chocolate - if Godiva produced advent calendars, then we'd be talking, but no such luck.

But now I have a cool snowman advent calendar (that even plays music) and I got to open thirteen little doors today to boot. It's feeling more like Christmas already.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Rocking with the Rheostatics

2am this morning. Me rocking out to the Rheostatics at the Horseshoe Tavern, so close to the speakers that half of the experience is feeling the music, so close to the band you could touch them, so oblivious to how late it is, how hot it is, how loud it is. Awesome.

I saw the third of ten consecutive nights that they play at the Horseshoe - if I didn't have a huge work deadline this week, I'd be going again. (Photo taken from last year's Winter Nationals stint at the Horseshoe.)

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Brighton Pier: Two Photographs

These two photographs were taken from the window of the flat I lived in earlier this year in Brighton. A little colour on this seriously grey Toronto winter day.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Can You Feel The Love?

Everyone knows that I unabashedly love Oprah Winfrey and there was a time in university when I couldn't sleep unless I spent my nightly hour with Dave Letterman. So last night I stayed up and watched Oprah make her first appearance on Letterman in sixteen years. She was all gorgeous and nervous, he was all cute and serious for once...I could feel the love. Staying up late totally screwed up my sleep schedule, but it was worth it.