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Blog woes

7 August 2007 Uncategorized

I’m feeling a lot of blog angst today.  First, while I was on vacation they unilaterally cut access to blogs from work.  Ugh!  No blogs whatsoever!  You might remember, I’m starting work on a project to integrate social media more fully into how we communicate as an organization; this isn’t a step in the right […]

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The friendly floatees

23 July 2007 Uncategorized

A hat-tip to Kerry, who shared this link with us last week. It’s as engaging as the idea of the escaped elephants taking a tour of suburbia from last week, and I couldn’t help but share. Picture, if you will, 29,000 children’s bath toys – a virtual armada of red beavers, blue turtles, green frogs […]

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The literary education of Stephen Harper

24 April 2007 Uncategorized

I love this. Canadian author Yann Martel, perhaps best known for his book Life of Pi, has taken on a project of sorts. He has appointed himself literary tutor of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in an attempt to make Harper “a more arts-friendly prime minister.” Part of that campaign is to mail Harper a […]

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As requested

17 January 2007 Uncategorized

The only picture I didn’t include in my home-improvement extravaganza this weekend was of these metal bars I got at Ikea – and of course, that’s what you’ve been asking me about! (click to embiggen) You can find them here.

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Merry Christmas!

25 December 2006 Uncategorized

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Christmas filled with joy, laughter… and a lazy afternoon nap. From Dani, Simon, Tristan and Beloved P.S. More photos from Christmas 2006 on Flickr!

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Self-conscious

18 December 2006 Uncategorized

You know how sometimes you’re in a room crowded full of people, and everyone is practically shouting to be heard, and all of a sudden you say something particularly intimate as loud as you can – just when the rest of the room falls silent? Or when you’re in the middle of telling an anecdote […]

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Goodbye to Greg Wiggle

29 November 2006 Uncategorized

No fewer than three people have e-mailed me today to flag this important breaking news, and who am I to hoard the information all to myself. Heck, if it’s important enough to appear in the Globe and Mail, it merits attention in blog. We’d been hearing rumours for a while now that Greg Page, also […]

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The Quickening

14 November 2006 Uncategorized

I’m still not 100% convinced, but yesterday morning in the pre-dawn silence, I was lying in bed concentrating very hard on my uterus, and I’m pretty sure I felt the baby moving. Cool, eh? It was that indistinct, barely-there sort of flutter that I once read described as similar to the flick of a goldfish’s […]

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The "science" of predicting gender

6 November 2006 Uncategorized

I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of brain power lately speculating on whether this little baby of mine is a girl or a boy. I know I’m not supposed to have any preference, and I’m probably going to have to go back and do a lot of revising of this blog one day so the […]

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Twelve week update

23 October 2006 Uncategorized

I’ve just been for my 12 week OB appointment and prenatal screening ultrasound. Baby looks lovely in every way! The ultrasound tech was having a little trouble getting the images she needed because the baby was in an awkward position and seemed to be sleeping. She gave my stomach a jolt hard enough to leave […]

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