This collage/photo is of one of the 5 new murals around the great big hole in Allan Gardens which will be around for a couple of years!
In early January, a big chunk of Allan Gardens (the part just north west of Gerrard and Sherbourne), was boarded up and the city started moving in large earth moving equipment and cranes. It was depressing s [...]
Some times the best times come as a complete surprise courtesy of a long lost friend.
This time it came through my university buddy Jennifer in the form of an invitation to the Mad Hatter Technologies Wacky Hat Party. It was perfect timing.
10 days ago I watched hundreds of people parade into St. James Park as part of Occupy Toronto, I had no idea they were moving in.
I thought if they were going to occupy anything it would be close to Bay Street. But then again, back then, I also thought Occupy Toronto and Occupy Bay Street were the same initiative. Turns out [...]
Michael Smith Cartoonified — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
Taken at yesterdays OCTA summit discussing culinary tourism.
I have many more to share (where I didn't give into my new addiction to the cartoon feature on my cell phone) but I love the messiahic nature of this shot combined with Michael's strong message of storytel [...]
[Testing out a new tool called Storify which lets you construct stories from a variety of sources and then embedded them into your blog. I’d love to hear what you think and/or if it worked for you.]
Our Team @ HyperCube Awards! — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
I was invited to last night’s party at CiRCA announcing the winners of 50 Nissan HyperCubes.
Normally this isn’t the kind of event I would pick to go to since I’m not all that interested in cars, BUT 3 of my friends were participating in the contest! [...]
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 [...]
On Sunday night, I boarded a train in Waterloo. Little did I know the adventure that awaited me Late Night on the Streets of Toronto…
[For those of you who catch this "live" I am using this post to test a feature of CoverItLive - a live blogging tool I used to blog SES for OneDegree.ca]
For those of you looking to killing some time during the holiday madness… here’s a little tale I told last year of a little girl and her daddy waiting in line to see Santa.
It starts like this:
It was the late 1960s in department store in Saint John, New Brunswick. I was 4 or 5, dressed up in my green velvet dress with a white [...]
I realized there is absolutely no point in writing up my own description of our Nuit Blanche experience when Rockr has captured it so brilliantly.
We all pretty much agreed that this year, Toronto’s Nuit Blanche was less interesting in terms of exhibits than it was last year. I mean, come on. Three boxes — one vibrating, one vibr [...]
For the start of my summer vacation, I thought I’d leave you with a little high school graffiti that I saw in a bathroom stall at my mother’s high school. Whether it’s permanently or just for the summer, it’s just a little reminder of why we’re all happy to be out of there.
“She treats me like shit, so why [...]
Yesterday was Day 1 of BookExpo and I’m already exhausted. It was a great day filled with interesting speakers – Alexander Manu, Terry McBride, Terry O’Reilly, Anthony Williams, danah boyd, and Sarah McNally. [more on them later... probably]
Day 1 – Devices & Desires, was focused mainly on “getting what we [...]
QotD from Vox: What’s the story behind a time when you got locked out?
We were in Banff staying at the Banff Springs Hotel. I woke up early and saw that there was a little fire escape balcony right beside our bedroom. So I left Ger in bed, snagged the room key and snuck out to see the view from the balcony. As I ste [...]
For my birthday last year Gerry bought me a Pro membership on Flickr and this year my gift to myself was to renew it. My “gift” to you is this collage of my photos which flickrites tagged as their favourites from 2006
1. Branching Out In Hemp, 2. Crabapple., 3. Street Grass, 4. Berries To Go, 5. Saturation, 6. Ungodly Early, 7. B [...]
It was the late 1960s in department store in Saint John, New Brunswick. I was 4 or 5, dressed up in my green velvet dress with a white lace collar, standing with my father at the end of a long line of rowdy kids and frazzled parents. The line looped back on itself three or four times before reaching the platform where, one at a time, ki [...]