October 2007

Three!

19 October 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

Why is it that when I’m short on time, I’m shorter on ideas? I just want to dash off a quick post today and I’ve written about 600 words on four different topics – none of which will coalesce into anything worth posting. (I suppose I should have known I was scraping the bottom of […]

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The Sneeze

18 October 2007 Postcards from my uterus

It’s not like I didn’t brace for it. After all, I’ve been pregnant a few times over the last six or seven years, so I know what to expect. I was walking into Loblaws when I felt it coming on, and I even paused and braced for it. It didn’t help. I sneezed, and to […]

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The one where she bans Star Wars from the house

17 October 2007 Ah, me boys

We were having dinner last night. Spaghetti and garlic bread, a simple and favourite family staple. I had been updating Beloved on my appointment Monday with the midwife, and told Tristan that the “ladies who help the baby come out” said that he and Simon should come to the office one day so they can […]

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The best way to appeal to a blogger is through her ego

16 October 2007 It IS all about me

This was one of the several things we discussed at last night’s Third Monday social media gathering, featuring me! (Warning: my ego has been pumped to nearly unbearable proportions after last night. There will be no living with me until I brag just a little bit about how much fun I had, so you might […]

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Today is National Grouch Day

15 October 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything
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Massive slaughter of innocent hyphens

12 October 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

Fryman, one of my favourite sources for unsolicted blog fodder, sent me an article from the Globe and Mail detailing the mass genocide of 16,000 innocent hypens in the latest edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Formerly hyphenated words will either become new compound words (pigeonhole, waterborne and chickpea) or separated into two distinct […]

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The one that could use a few segues

11 October 2007 How I love the Interwebs

You know why pregnant women are cranky? It’s not the hormones, it’s not the sleep deprivation, it’s not the heartburn or the aching joints or the fact that your brain has taken a holiday in the south of France leaving you to defend for yourself without one. It’s the pants. You’d be cranky, too, if […]

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Wherein I succumb completely to the PR bandwagon

10 October 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

I’d heard that Dove had a new video out (remember “Evolution“?) but it took me a while to get around to watching it. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few days thinking criticially (and somewhat cynically) about PR pitches and viral marketing and buzz marketing and exactly this type of campaign. Even […]

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The Breast Fest

10 October 2007 Mothering without a licence

I’m sure you’ve seen the dust-ups about breastfeeding in public recently. Bill Maher, Applebees, Facebook, even the YMCA have proven themselves unfriendly to nursing mothers just in the past couple of months. I’m not going to add to the millions of pixels of righteous – and rightful – anger that have been dedicated to this […]

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“Motherhood is a trap for women”

9 October 2007 Mothering without a licence

The title of this post is the chapter title of a book by a French author named Corinne Maier, who has written a best-selling book extolling 40 reasons not to have children. I haven’t read the book, but there was a fascinating article about it in the Globe and Mail last week. Maier rails against […]

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