December 2007

Naming the Player to be Named Later

17 December 2007 Postcards from my uterus

We’ve got a little more than six and a half weeks to figure out exactly what this baby boy is called, and quite frankly, I’m stumped. It pains me, because I have a list of girls’ names as long as my arm, but I’m simply running out of good choices for boys. Not to say […]

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Stocking solutions?

15 December 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

A quick question for the bloggy peeps: with my brother and his family visiting this Christmas, we have ten stockings to hang. In previous years, we’ve hung the stockings from the curtain rod – but, this past summer, the boys pulled it out of the wall and it’s simply not all that strong. We’ve also […]

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Canadian Blog Awards now open for nominees!

14 December 2007 How I love the Interwebs

It’s that time of year again – nominate your favourite blogger for the Canadian Blog Awards! This year, I was asked to help judge eligibility in a category or two (you know, cuz I’ve got nothing else going on right now to keep me busy) and I was pleased to lend a hand. The Canadian […]

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Seven things that suck about the third trimester

13 December 2007 Postcards from my uterus

What, you thought I was going to go all this time and not whine at some point about the myriad woes of late pregnancy did you? This has been an easy pregnancy, and the second half has been generally much more pleasant than the first (nothing like getting rid of all-day nausea and abject terror […]

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Tick tick tick – send Christmas ideas, quick!

12 December 2007 Consumer culture

There’s an old song by Nancy White called, “It’s Chic to be Pregnant at Christmas.” A few of the best verses: It’s so chic to be pregnant at Christmas I feel like the “round yon virgin” of yore ‘Cause though I have a warm bed to sleep in There’s no room for me when I […]

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Free music and free rice for a good cause

11 December 2007 How I love the Interwebs

I may well be one of the last people to know about this, but I thought it was pretty cool and thought I’d share it with you. I’ve long been a huge Queen fan. I remember writing out the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody by hand, copying them carefully from the album liner of my mother’s […]

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The one where she buys the minivan

10 December 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

I like shopping for cars. I like thinking about the features, the colour, the style, the shape. I like comparison shopping, and I don’t mind haggling a little bit over price. I bought my first car back in December of 1990. It was a 1990 Mazda 323 hatchback, and I drove the snot out of […]

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Five pounds and counting

9 December 2007 Postcards from my uterus

I had an ultrasound on Friday morning, and the baby is looking chubby, healthy and altogether lovely. It was the first chance this pregnancy that Beloved has had to come to an ultrasound with me. (You think we’re getting a little bit jaded about this whole pregnancy thing? I would have been scandalized had he […]

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Highs and lows in customer service

7 December 2007 Consumer culture

I may have mentioned (*grins gleefully*) that I got Beloved a Wii for his birthday this year. I started thinking about looking for one way back in August, and even then was having trouble locating one. When I finally found one online at theSource.ca at the end of September, I jumped on the opportunity, ordered […]

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I have the bestest bloggy friends

6 December 2007 It IS all about me

This was going to be a rather drawn out recap of my little jaunt to Toronto over the past couple of days, but I have exactly no time to write it up as it deserves. Okay, so the majority of it wasn’t incredibly exciting, except I got to meet some really cool people doing really […]

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