March 2005

A love story

18 March 2005 Uncategorized

Ten years ago tonight, I walked into a bar and fell in love. Everything about how we met danced with cliché: we met in a bar; he told me he was an artist and offered to show me his sketches (I said yes and followed him home); it truly was love at first sight. If […]

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You ought to read this

17 March 2005 Infertility

If you ever want to really understand how infertility and IVF can fuck with your head and your heart, you have to read Julia’s post from Tuesday on Here Be Hippogriffs. I know a lot of my friends who come here have travelled that road with me and travelled that road themselves, but even by […]

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Gender Tax?

17 March 2005 Uncategorized

Sometimes there are things that you notice, that tick you off, but that you just kind of take as a given in life. Like transit systems…(no , not again, I was just teasing) But then someone says, “Hey, you know, I don’t think this is right. I think maybe we should take a better look […]

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Bloggy confessions redux

16 March 2005 Uncategorized

Yesterday’s rant on my bloggy obsessions started to run a little long, so I shut myself down. (See, there are editorial processes at work here, just very very loosely applied ones driven mostly by whimsy and caprice.) But the question still remains… if you can’t blog at work, and you can’t blog at home, then […]

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Confessions of a blog junkie

15 March 2005 Uncategorized

My name is Dani, and I am a blog junkie. Phew, it feels soooo good to finally admit it. But, the only problem is I don’t want to recover. I love blog and all things bloggy – my blog, other people’s blogs, articles online and in the print media about blogging, talking to my friends […]

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Revenge of the bus

14 March 2005 Uncategorized

I’m sorry, bus people. Are you listening? I take it back. I didn’t mean to criticize the great, powerful and all-knowing bus people. If you hear nothing else I ever tell you, hear this: don’t mess with the bus people. When they say revenge is a dish best served cold, they mean it. As in […]

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Coming soon to a recycling box near you

13 March 2005 Uncategorized

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I got my knickers in a twist over an article in the Ottawa Citizen that threatened to cut bus service to my end of suburbia, so I cranked out a letter to the editor. They ran my letter this morning, and a picture to go along with […]

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Caught in the Web

11 March 2005 Uncategorized

I’m still fascinated by the way the Internet brings us together. The woman who works in the cube next to me just got an e-mail from her first boyfriend. She hasn’t heard from him in 30 years, but she saw his name in an online article and found a way to contact him. He lives […]

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National procrastination week

10 March 2005 Uncategorized

Apparently it’s National Procrastination Week. I would have mentioned it earlier, but something kept coming up. Forget Hallmark holidays like Valentine’s Day and Secretaries Day, this is an occasion I can celebrate! I’m not so sure my problem is procrastination so much as I have a to-do list with about 7000 items on it, with […]

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And I smote them with my mighty pen

9 March 2005 Uncategorized

You might accuse me of being a bit of a media slut after this. You might be right. I got my knickers in a twist yesterday when I was riding the bus to work, reading the morning paper. (Editorial aside: morning paper almost as much a source of mischief as search engines.) There was an […]

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