Sunday, December 31, 2006

selected photography, winnipeg

Assiniboine Park, just after our post-christmas lunch thingy

giant tribal head, Assiniboine Park Conservatory. highly reminiscent of the one in the Simpson's basement.

toboggan slides, Kildonan Park on friday. to those non-winnipeggers out there, this is how we make do in lieu of hills.


my cookies; testing is going well for the impending all-boy bakeoff...

Thursday, December 21, 2006


see you in a week!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

elected best beer in the world

but it's thought the evil red elephants intimidated the jury.

I can't believe it's 8.5%!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Things That Are Great (vol. 3)


moreso, some of these ones.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Things That Are Great (brief reprise)

one down


one to go!


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

selected photography, toronto

this installation is currently in place in that tiny park on king east by church st. I know that works here rotate every couple of months or so, and this is by far the largest piece I've seen here. I'm looking up the details on the artist and expected length for the run of this piece, but in the meantime check it out-it's pretty neat!

edit to add:

Monday, December 11, 2006

selected photography, montreal.

montreal is pretty.

even the borscht is fancy!

and Foosball aplenty...(though we got sort of banned from this place)

this dude looked a LOT like Chuck Norris, and it was really tough to get a shot of him without him noticing/kicking my ass.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Things That Are Great

I'm going away tomorrow, so in order to meet my contractual requirements of this blog and satisfy my substantial following, I've thrown together some things to intrigue and entertain you while I'm away:

1. Svensk! It's my new Swede pop music night happening next thursday at The Sparrow in Toronto. There's no excuse NOT to come, basically, if you live in Ontario or closer. Sparrow, incidentally, was also an episode of Opening Soon, which to those who know me well, realize this is also Great.

2. Montréal, or more specifically Schwartz's Deli and Boustan. Which is where I'll be over the weekend. This city is bitching, and everyone should basically spend more time there. Because I said so.

3. Malajube. Also from Montréal, they will be on the NP's Top 10 of 2006. I won't tell you where in the list. Look for it soon. These guys were very friendly when I hobbled backstage to say hi on my busted foot.

4. The Rufus Wainwright April Fool's Video. Rufus also of course hails from Montréal, and this clip has always had a soft spot in my heart. Not only featuring references to many famous opera deaths, it harkens back to day when Gwen Stefani was still doing waitress cameos.

5. Boney M. The kick is still going strong.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

PROGRESS - My Right Foot

the Monty Python

Gross and Grosser

2 Days of staying in and not standing on said foot has seen progress! Things are now a fine shade of yellow-green, and the disturbing evidence of under-skin bleeding is thankfully moving on.

For the out-of-towners wondering how the hell it happened, basically I had a nasty encounter with a couple of unexpected stairs last saturday-why oh why couldn't I have just fallen on my face like I usually do? I guess we'll never know.

Friday, December 01, 2006



one small deal done today. more to come in time. more new deals surfaced as well!