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The New Kids On The Block were never really my jam when I was younger. I was more into Depeche Mode and and The Cure and adorable boy bands just weren’t, you know, emo enough for me. That said, I did know who they were and I did, maybe, know all the words to Step By Step, because I do know a catchy rhythm when I hear it. Also, I did think that Jordan Knight was kind of cute, although you would never have been able to wring that confession out of me, even on pain of smashing all my Smiths cassettes.

And, wouldn’t you know, knowing all the words to Step By Step came in handy when, at the ripe awesome age of 41, I found myself singing that song on a karaoke stage with Jordan Knight. In a SuperGirl costume, of course, because that’s how you do these thing. (Read more at Bad Mother Confidential, where there is VIDEO EVIDENCE. Video evidence that was posted at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.)

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Bloggers Of Canada, Unite And Take Over

October 14, 2011

What do you get when you put 300 women bloggers and assorted Canadian media personalities in the Barbara Frum Atrium at CBC studios and give them wine? Awesome. Awesome happens.     The awesome kind of speaks for itself, I think.    

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A Word Cloud Is Worth 49 Words

November 8, 2010

My One Word, wordled. Or rather, my 49 One Words, as decided by you (duplicates were eliminated) and then transcribed into Wordle for the purposes of making a word cloud, which is so last-month-media, but still. Note that I opted to include the word ‘moist,’ despite my deep aversion to it, for the simple reason [...]

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One Word

November 4, 2010

There really aren’t words to describe the awesome that was – that is – Blissdom Canada. Unless that word is, actually, AWESOME, in which case we’re off to a decent start. We spoke a lot about words over the three days that we spent together, even in sessions that you might not have thought would [...]

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Obligatory Post-Halloween Costumed Offspring Photos And Random Thoughts On Pumpkins And Impiety

November 1, 2010

No, Emilia is not dressed as Jesus. That would have been pretty funny, but I still have enough of a hangover from years of being raised Catholic that I would worry about being smited (smote?) (smitten?) for impiety. She was a cave girl, via Jasper’s Bam Bam costume, which he rejected in favor of last [...]

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Use The Force

October 27, 2010

The best way, I find, to deal with existential angst, is to just throw yourself headlong into something completely overwhelming and avoid sleep and drink lots of coffee and talk really, really fast whoever approaches you about anything. (Hair stylist to me: “I love your hair color.” Me: “Oh yeah wow thank you no really [...]

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