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Dec. 30th, 2009

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New Year's Resolutions

1. Try this new EM PowerPlus and try to get meds down to 300mg (from 1000mg) by the end of January, and 0, that's right 0!! by summertime.

2. No sugar or refined carbs. Buy lots of fruit to satisfy insatiable sweet tooth.

3. Get back into yoga/pilates routine. Do not take employer providing me with Metropass as an excuse to take the bus 2 stops from home.

4. Practice guitar until I become at least as proficient as the crappiest female singer/songwriters out there.

5. Don't buy any garment that I can just as easily make.

6. Stop it with the Judge Judy and Tyra Banks already. Examine bitch fetish.

7. Be at least 500% more forgiving with Toronto's strangers. Will it really kill me if Miss Crappymanners eats her Jamaican patty with her mouth open right behind me? Also, be more aware of the fact that every minute aspect of the emotions that I feel is completely readable on my face. Practice poker face.

8. Go back to keeping personal care products organic and carcinogen free.

9. This one is private.

10. Perform more classical gigs, write more songs.

May. 21st, 2008

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Got all tagged by
   by my own request and I love the meme it goes like this: Respond in comment and I pick 7 of your interests for you to explain.

Armenian Duduk Music by which I mean the definitive Armenian duduk recording done by Djivan Gasparyan (aka Ջիվան Գասպարյան) "Moon Shines  At Night"  which is by far the most trance-inducing music I have ever heard... I first heard him in university when  my alarm clock attempted to rudely awake me at 5:30am so I could finish an assignment or cram or rehearse or something and a track from this CD was playing on CBC2 and Lord only knows why they would play something that may actually send people into comas right when it's time to wake up. It was so unobtrusive that I worked it into a marvellous dream and when the announcer started yakking I felt like I'd been dropped into the middle of the Molson Indy.

Encyclopedias I suppose they are now replaced by the internet and the encyclopedia's mammoth bastard "Wikipedia" as a source to satisfy while prowling for trivia but I adore stumbling upon an old completed set as a guest in someone's home and learning the limited basics of a given subject.

Kenya This is where you find really good giraffes. In fact, in Nairobi they have the famed "Giraffe Manor" where for $400 a day you can stay on the second floor of a remodeled mansion where the windows are always kept open so giraffes can poke their heads in and visit you while you eat your corn flakes. I also adore Kenyan folk music.

Lamotragine This is just evidence that I need to refresh my interests!! I haven't been on this medication for almost two years now, I was using it as a fairly effective stabilizer along with Seroquel but decided to drop it because of crappy side effects.

Luciano Berio who I was first turned on to by way of his "Sequenzo III" for solo woman's voice which for all it's weirdness is really a great  show-off piece for the voice and for dramatic ability- it's complexity means it's almost never performed from memory but it has been done and I wish to do so myself one day! Berio also has some wonderful folk songs that were composed as a reactionary gesture in the sixties after establishing himself (along with Stockhausen) as an electronics composer, but his best known works for voice is of course Circles of which I've learned some, but whether or not I ever perform it has to do with finding two consumate percussionists and a harpist with a lot of free time.

Edita Gruberova Speaking of showing off the voice Gruberova is a wonderful interpreter and brilliant artist but she really hits it home when she's doing things with her voice very few can actually do my favourite being when she seems to effortlessly hop up to an F6 in a Mozart concert aria (can't recall the name...) and when I first heard it I peed my pants. She also has flawlessly proportioned trills and breathtakingly stunning pianissimos and she's such a damn perfect vocalist if it wasn't for her expressiveness I'd swear she must be an android.

Oswald von Wolkenstein I learned of by way of my very favourite singer ever in the whole history of the universe Mme. Jan deGaetani who had an incredible knack for picking music every singer dreams of: music that noone has ever performed and doesn't suck. Although he lived in the 14th century his music is far more interesting than the usual stuff from that era, and his songs have the two qualities that my absolute favourite composers must have: they are either snort-milk-out-of-my-nose funny or bawl-my-eyes-out tragically beautiful

Apr. 27th, 2006

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Terry Gilliam Eat Your Heart Out


Mar. 1st, 2006

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I Have Emerged

Your results:
You are Chekov
Deanna Troi
Beverly Crusher
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Geordi LaForge
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Jean-Luc Picard
Will Riker
Mr. Scott
Mr. Sulu
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Brash, rash and hasty,
but everyone loves you.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

Nov. 29th, 2005

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Who's Your Daddy?

Your Daddy Is Patrick Stewart

What You Call Him: Daddy-o

Why You Love Him: He knows best
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How Scary Are You?

You Aren't Scary, You're Scared

Probably even scared to see how this quiz came out!

Jul. 22nd, 2005

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Daddy Doppleganger

Alrighty, guys, are you ready??? It's time to play:

DAD OR RANDY????Collapse )

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Pictures of Sproot

Here they are.........

They're a bit fuzzy looking because they're polaroids that were scanned and then got all blotchy on photobucket, but you should be able to make out her pretty little features.. except I'm a little disappointed I didn't get any with her big squirrely tail, and also she's quite a bit more active now that she's recovered from her URI and spaying, so there are more opportunities for action shots than here. Still, don't you think she's a terribly pretty thing?



Jun. 27th, 2005

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Thank Heaven For Observant Cashiers

Today I went to buy some things at Shoppers' Drug Mart, and when I went up to the cashier, who was a kindly older gentlemen, he said in a low voice: "Would you or wouldn't you want to know if there was something that could be embarassing for you?"

And I said, slightly confused, "Oh, I guess I would want to know..."

And he said "Your fly's open."

May. 20th, 2005

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I'm becoming increasingly pessimistic about people. They will never cease to disappoint- and I realize I'm true to my species and that sucks as well. My favourite song quote is "In my favourite dreams there are no human beings".

I would like to sponsor a polar bear.

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