Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Hegel Quote to be Happy About

"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant’s existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. The ceaseless activity of their own inherent nature makes these stages moments of an organic unity, where they not merely do not contradict one another, but where one is as necessary as the other; and constitutes thereby the life of the whole.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Momma Sometimes Why

Hey Momma, I'm currently staving off yet another infection with your magical flu kit:) I am so lucky to have you watching out for me!! (Especially in this strange and cruel land where there are no free walk-in clinics...)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Yesterday morning, the mist was right up to the edges of the subway tracks as we went over the Don Valley bridge. It reminded me of the mist that would roll off the mountains in Vancouver, turning them into mystical lands like those in the Lord of the Rings.

This morning there was snow on the ground. A hint of winter.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Ministry of Silly Incidents is Hard at Work

An old chinese man climbed all the way into the big fridges at the grocery store to get items off the top shelf.

A daddy was telling his daughter the story of Cinderella (complete with dramatic voices) while he pulled his daughter up the street in a blue wagon. As soon as he finished she said "Tell me another one!", and her daddy said, "Another one? I just told you a story for the last half hour!"

Rafiki said we could go up to my room and play bumper cars. Possibly my favorite silly euphemism so far.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I gots a job

Filly was asked to TA at the special scholars program again this summer. She feels very happy to have that much needed financing, and also, to be asked back:) (Apparently, the students she helped teach last summer have a current cumulative GPA of 3.09. Last year, it was at 2.7, so something is working!)

This of course in no way precludes the visit to Toronto that Filly is also looking forward to this summer:)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Calvin Klein makes my size in bras!!!!! O brave new world that has such things in it. I was so excited I tried on one of every kind and bought three.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Glee of Football!

My post -holiday break post:
p.s. I'm pretty sure you would all love this show!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hank The Cave Peanut!

One of my favorite films from my childhood was Hank the Cave Peanut. He was a cowboy peanut who used to chase the wild forks, and had a pet pea. Whenever I have tried to explain this to people I have gotten many sideways glances and some suggestions that perhaps I'd better lie down until whatever I've been taking wears off.
Lo, behold this! By the same animator:

Hurray! So many fond memories.

Monday, January 11, 2010


1. Rafiki thinks I'm cute when I burp. As he says, he's smitten with a kitten.

2. I finished a crossword today. Every single square. Without looking up clues on the internet.

3. Mummy went to the park this evening and sniffed the trees. She said the big ones were easier to smell, and she could hide behind them. :)