Tuesday, September 25, 2007

flashback: lotus moon cake

the day before my anniversary, and the Chinese Moon festival still captures the imagination. read the original post here.

According to another legend, on this day the "Man in the Moon" was spotted at an inn, carrying a writing tablet. When questioned, he said he was recording the names of all the happy couples who were fated to marry and live happily forever after.

Monday, September 24, 2007


heavenly. had the BEST morsel of pizza last night at Terroni's on Queen. they had a special pizza on the menu with buffalo mozzarella, zucchini flowers and anchoivies. perfection. ahhhh...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


from my new favourite book, Letter Perfect. The A-Z History of the Alphabet. by David Sacks.

"The custom of writing X's for kisses in signing off a letter dates from the Middle Ages, when much of Europe's population remained illiterate. On legal documents, in lieu of a signature, a person might write an X or the sign of a cross. The signatory would then kiss the X, to promise to stick to the agreement. Over later centuries, the written X came to mean not the signature but the kiss."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

g love

on this official day of galloping, here's a tribute to the letter g.


Monday, September 10, 2007

national galloping day

i hearby declare tomorrow national galloping day. went to my laughter meditation class tonight and actually galloped like a kid during part of it. worked wonders on my legs and soul. tomorrow i plan to take galloping breaks thru out the day. even the word brings a smile to my face. hard to take anyone seriously when you think of them galloping. now i just need some galloping galoshes and i'll be all set.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

technicolour dream

went to a medicine buddha session this week, my first ever and found the meditative chanting and technicolour room adorned with Buddhas...completely surreal but oddly soothing and calming. we sat on cushions on a hard wood floor, with a long wooden bench/table in front that housed the book of chants so we could follow along. at one point there was a refrain, i believe 108 repetitions...honestly, it was candy for the mind...my mind tripped and gurgeled along with the soulful sounds. it was like visiting a chapter of heaven you'd never heard of before. the room smelled of incense, fans cut the hot Indian summer evening air. words, especially in English, don't do it justice. sublime.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Paris 2054. Live forever or die trying.

cool flick: renaissance. black and white animation but very a scanner darkly, this is a definate one-to-watch.

Monday, September 03, 2007

artifact found: campaign sign

an extremely large candidate's sign appeared on our front lawn this morning. without warning. i always thought they had to ask your permission first, but apparently not. perhaps we were on a list from the previous owners of our house, but still. it's funny because there were smaller signs they could have chosen, but no we got the BIG one. so now i guess we are keeping our neighbours wondering, as i am sure they noticed the huge sign and now we've removed. now even if i was considering voting for that party, i might not based on the sheer rudeness of unauthorized lawn domination. has this happened to anyone else?