miscellany

Time Out

November 2, 2009

I have – as anyone who follows my Twitter feed knows too well, because I’ve been prattling about this all day – abandoned my children and husband to spend 24 hours in Chicago, mostly to speak about social responsibility and social media (as a guest of Edelman, which commissioned a study on social responsibility) (there’ll be live-tweet coverage here, tomorrow morning, if you’re interested), but also to eat Reese’s Supreme Peanut Butter Cup cookies and to contemplate the unique humiliations involved with being a traveller in a post-terrorist age. Oh, and, also, sleep. I hope. Because this will be my first night away from my kids since my dad died and I pretty much haven’t slept since then, what with emotional turmoil and toddler growth spurts and children with hair-clutching fetishes and respiratory illnesses and whatnot. So, yeah. I will sleep. And dream of making the world a better place, maybe.

That, and Reese’s Supreme Peanut Butter Cup cookies.

(More on the subject – and my history with the subject, which may or may not contain references to Josh Holloway, Gloria Steinem, and Nietzsche – over at Their Bad Mother.)

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So Long, And Thanks For All The Bacon

October 9, 2009

I’m not sure, exactly, what we’re celebrating with Canadian Thanksgiving – other than, as the Act of Parliament decreed in 1957, “General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed,” which could mean anything, really. Hey God, thanks for all that maple syrup! And bacon! And stuff! – but [...]

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Friday On My Mind

May 8, 2009

Lo, it is Friday, and today, we shall have ice cream. Or rather, she will have ice cream, and I will struggle to recover from whatever bizarre stomach virus is causing me to huddle under the bedcovers trying to not vomit. (No, I am not pregnant. The husband got his boy parts snipped to avoid [...]

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