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Archive for November, 2003

Comments kaput?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

While others are putting comments in, my comments function seems to be imploding. Three comments in the last little while, and they’re not showing up. Maybe tomorrow?

Testing, testing, over and definitely out

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

Irrespective of today’s interesting international political developments, which may be much more important to blog about, it’s a “me me me” moment just now. I’m upset by the self-diagnostic tests that Chris Locke has been pointing to. First there was the which happy bunny are you? test that pegged me as “cute but psychotic.” To […]

Recent additions

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

I’d like to alert readers to some blogroll additions. Yesterday I added Maria Benet of Alembic — highly recommended, go read her. I also pointed to Katy’s I am eating my husband’s soul, whose humour is in the tradition of Alfred Jarry‘s Pere Ubu creations (meaning: truly absurd and completely anti-social), and I’ve added her […]

Something Funny

Monday, November 17th, 2003

I think it’s massively funny. You might not, but thanks to Dave Pollard for the link to I am eating my husband’s soul, the blog of a woman who calls herself Katy. An excerpt: Last night we had dinner at Curt and Sarah’s house, who are long-time friends of Eric’s. Often I sense hostility and […]

The Animal Slaves

Sunday, November 16th, 2003

After my last post, I had to play the Animal Slaves. Elizabeth Fischer is the most amazing vocalist, and Rachel Melas on bass is fantastic. And giving the guy in this trio his due, Ross Hales on drums is excellent, keeps it steady. Guest guitarists on Animal Slaves (on MO-DA-MU records, 1984) are Elaine Steff, […]

Hidden, crouching

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

I went to Chinatown this afternoon to buy Emma some “kung-fu” slippers. She needs a pair of simple black “shoes” for some performances. I’m so tired. Well, not really tired as much as … affectively frozen? There’s a great Joni Mitchell song on Hejira: Dora says, “Have children!” Mama and Betsy say — “Find yourself […]

Revenge of the vegetables, or: Death by tubers

Thursday, November 13th, 2003

One of my friends, a mother of 3, became deathly ill with “morning sickness” (which lasted all day) during every pregnancy, while I never got sick. We were pregnant around the same times for our first 2 (my only 2), and I researched around a bit to figure out why she was feeling so extremely […]

Impediments to dating, or: “tired of the narcissism”

Tuesday, November 11th, 2003

Interesting series of articles about being single in Victoria — challenges, pitfalls, and rewards (or at least occasional slim pickings) — in this week’s Monday Magazine. I liked the “Sex and the Single Parent” piece, as well as “Table for Eight,” which profiled Diane Lair’s Four Plus Four Dining Club. Everybody everywhere seems to complain […]

Through a glass darkly

Monday, November 10th, 2003

Last night was the 65th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Victoria’s Jewish community had a special commemorative event at the main synagogue (at Blanshard & Pandora). Perhaps I should have made the effort, but I didn’t go because I’m so lazy about evening events. It’s nearly impossible to pry me out of my house after dark, I […]

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