June 2005

Rules to live by

9 June 2005 Uncategorized

I have recently been accused of being a little uptight. Okay, that’s a bit of an understatement. Actually, I have been accused pretty much my whole life of being obsessive to the point of neurosis. But it was only in a recent conversation with some friends that I realized I have been following the rules […]

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The Internet is a strange place

8 June 2005 Uncategorized

Have you seen these Web sites in your e-mail inbox lately? Forget-me-not panties: Ever worry about your wife cheating? Want to know where your daughter is late at night? Need to know when your girlfriend’s temperature is rising? These panties can give you her location, and even her temperature and heart rate, and she will […]

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The world’s best doggie

7 June 2005 Uncategorized

So I’ve told you about Simon, menace to things that are folded, stacked or otherwise put away. And I’ve told you about Tristan, slave to the cult of Thomas and Friends. I’ve even told you about Beloved, man of my dreams. But before there was babies, before we were even married, there was Katie. Katie, […]

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

6 June 2005 Uncategorized

As I mentioned last week, Friday night was date night. Beloved and I went to see the final instalment of the Star Wars saga. I don’t think I’ve said anything in this post that blows any major secrets, but be warned anyway – I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I can sum up […]

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Bilingually embittered

3 June 2005 Uncategorized

I’m a child of the Trudeau era. I learned to sing my national anthem in two languages, was willing to accept one of 13 television stations in 1970s southern Ontario as devoted to French, and have grown acccustomed to the fact that even though French and English share equal space on food packaging, the French […]

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Proud Canadian, eh?

2 June 2005 Uncategorized

I’m so proud. We were at the dinner table the other night and Tristan, in response to something I can’t now recall, said, “It’s cool, eh?” Barely three years old, and he can “eh” in context. I’m a proud Canadian mommy. It’s funny, my otherwise patriotic father hates that affectation in my speech. I don’t […]

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Date night in geek land

1 June 2005 Uncategorized

I’m ready. I procured a babysitter for Friday night. (Can you procure your own mother?) I’ve done my homework: we watched Episode I weekend before last, and rented Episode II this past weekend. I’ve got gift certificates to cover the cost of admission and popcorn. Hooray, I’m going to the movies!!!! (insert triumphant swelling of […]

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