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Hair, cut. All of Them.

Hair, cut. All of Them.
It was time, possibly  well past time, to get my hair cut. I had been growing since early February! I really should have gotten out cut before my speaking engagement last week, but at least it’s done for The Royal Winter Fair, Taste Canada Cooks the Books, the Taste Canada Gala, and next Wednesday’s when I’m hosting Sharpen [...]

Genes for Good Hair and Bad Temper

Genes for Good Hair and Bad Temper
I have been blessed with good hair and bad temper genes. If you interrupt me to to discuss the former while I am trying to stop my groceries from spilling all over the road, you will likely trigger the later. Here’s what happened. As I was packing up my bike with a huge load of groceries, I hear a voice: “Is that your natural hair?” I look up [...]

Too Old To Care

Too Old To Care
I am blessed in my life to have so many friends. One of my oldest and dearest friends moved back to Toronto recently and we finally found time in our stupidly-busy schedules to spend some time together. (and I of course pointed my camera at him). Our lives have gone slightly different directions since we lived together in university. I worr [...]

Today I Got Called A Cougar

Today I Got Called A Cougar
Cougar: I’m not sure if it’s a bad thing, a good thing or a neutral thing. But I can tell you I was surprised when I realized I got called one while walking with Gerry in the park.  Gerry is only 3 years younger than me (which he insisted I point out.) Here’s what happened. We were walking through Allan Gardens and a woman sitting in t [...]

Don’t Piss Off The Wasps

Don’t Piss Off The Wasps
Living in peaceful cohabitation with wasps is all fine and good until you sit down on your deck for your morning coffee and lean on one. Then things get real.  Benadryl real. Wasps and I have had a peaceful co-existence. We’ve even had a nice symbioses at times.  In Grade 4 when I went outside for recess in late spring,  I’d be surrounded by [...]

Fixing The Old Lady Hair

Fixing The Old Lady Hair
In February I got my hair cut, and cut, and cut again. I always tell any stylist I go to to do what they think would look best.  They are, after all, the professionals and should be studying up on what would be current and look good on me. The challenge is that my haircuts lately have been pricy, very pricy. Sure they look great, but I was ge [...]

Breaking the Virgin Diet

Breaking the Virgin Diet
I figure if you are going to reintroduce gluten, sugar, and dairy back into your diet, why not do a three-fer! At last that way what ever payback you experience, and I expect it will be uncomfortable, unpleasant, and unfriendly, it’s worth it. Right? Hey, there’s a rumour there’s peach in this peaches & cream doughnut t [...]

Booty Camp: Round One To The Knees

Booty Camp: Round One To The Knees
First night of Booty Camp finished!  All in all the experience was great and at the end of the class  I was mostly intact with only a slight tweaking of my knee and some bruising of my ego.  But isn’t that always the way when you jump into a new fitness regime. I’m the slowest, heaviest and possibly the oldest in the crowd… so as I ment [...]

Fat AND Beautiful

Fat AND Beautiful
I wrote this great piece recently that I was going to title Fat AND Beautiful. It was about the people who hear me say “I’m fat” and immediately jump to reassure me that I am, instead, beautiful.  Now don’t get me wrong, I like hearing that I’m beautiful, and it’s very kind of them to be protecting me from what they see as bad self-talk [...]

What I Looked Like When I Was Here La...

What I Looked Like When I Was Here Last
What I Looked Like When I Was Here Last — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Or almost last, I found this one the wall of my high school! I can’t get a good shot of my High School Commencement photo from my cellphone. It’s too high on the wall. (So that one is coming later)

Do Not Wait!

Do Not Wait!
I am fine, it was an ocular migraine! [edit - actually a Retinal Migraine.] That is a very important first sentence because yesterday I went to the Mount Sinai Emergency with one of the 5 signs of a stroke – vision problems. All of a sudden, while I was in a cab I could not see.  More accurately I could see, but what I saw looked like chaos – [...]

Missing the Basketmobile

Missing the Basketmobile
Two weeks ago, we were working our asses off. My primary joy in each day was waking up and cycling to our new office, and at the end of the day getting on the basketmobile and cycling home.  I love biking in the morning when the tree-lined streets are dappled with sun and the birds are singing, and again late at night when the empty stre [...]

New Office Space, So Exciting!

New Office Space, So Exciting!
I'm very excited to be moving CheapEats HQ into a dedicated office in the Camaraderie coworking space at Adelaide and Jarvis.  (if you came to my photo show last year, it's the same location) As of August 1st this will be the view from my desk. It's a bigger space than our current office, much closer to home and we're [...]

5YAT: Hey, Are Those Voices?

5YAT: Hey, Are Those Voices?
8 January, 2005 – Grey & Clear –10º Snapped awake at Midnight. Heard 2 male voices out my bedroom window, and then a low chuckle. It sounded like they were very close, as if they were just down the path at the School House. So I rolled out of bed onto the floor so I couldn’t be seen through the window. Got dressed and went down to see wha [...]

Remembering Mal

Remembering Mal
Today I am remembering more than just the fallen. On this Remembrance Day I remember Marilynn Fox, my step-mother, who died last month and whose memorial shebeen is being held in Nauwigewauk this afternoon. Marilynn drove into my life down a gravel road when I was 3 and she was 37.  We played gas station and she became a part of my life fore [...]

Too Many Beers Raises the Question:

Too Many Beers Raises the Question:
After a night of drinking, why does Tara look like this? When I end up looking like this? I think it’s patently unfair that even with years more practice, and the weight advantage, my beer tolerance is obviously lower. Of course we weren’t just drinking, we were planning a Toronto leg of her Whuffaoke tour for early August.  Work, work work [...]

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