Thursday, September 29, 2011

Jarle Bernhoft - One Man Band Sensation

This musician is amazing. Especially after being forced to listen to pop songs that are the musical equivalent of junk food. He is the real deal.

He jokes "I can't even afford a band" so what does he do? He performs all of it himself. And that soulful voice? Oh, I swoon.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011


The DVD is out this week.

Here is the gag reel.

Don't watch it if you haven't seen the movie. Actually, if you haven't seen the movie, drop what you're doing and go rent it or buy it. Then you may come back and watch this gag reel. This really gave me the giggles, especially the scenes with Jon Hamm. What a phenomenal cast.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I went to Amish country!

I flew to Toronto to meet up with my youngest sister and together we drove down south to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for a full week away. We had gorgeous weather, as warm as mid-July here but with lovely fall colours to accompany us as we made our way through the mountains. We were there to shop for vintage kitchen stuff for my sister's business, and believe it or not there was simply no time to blog or even take photos. We ate, we shopped, we fell exhausted in our little nests piled high with pillows every night...good times. Then we drove home in a car that made us look like the Beverly Hillbillies.

It was wonderful, but I'm exhausted so I will be back soon.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Internet is a Playground

And who is in charge? David Thorne.

He is pee your pants funny. Can't catch your breath wheezy black-lung-cough funny. Hands limp at your sides, tears down your face, then puke in your handbag FUNNY.

He's like the errant love child of David Sedaris and The Roadrunner.

Delightfully subversive, wickedly funny, I dare you to read his posts in public without humiliating yourself.

He's the genius behind:


Go to the link above. Was your reaction like the one below?

Well, if you like his blog, now David has a book!

Called...The Internet is a Playground. Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius. Here's a trailer featuring an interview with...Oprah?

Read these excerpts if you think you can handle them.


TEN FORMAL COMPLAINTS (paying homage to Jim and Dwight)


The last one reminds me of a comment The Bloggess got that read, and I quote:

"When your wrong, your wrong!"

(I'm kind of hoping she follows through on her threats to make that into a tee-shirt because I would totally buy it.)

I have to stop reading David's blog now. My stomach muscles are sore.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A new kind of moos-ical

Those of you with cows. Ever try this?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

An Epic Pig

We have wild cherry trees growing right next to our cottage at the lake. Just as one grew big enough to produce some nice blossoms and a few actual wild cherries (which the birds love) something heinous blithely stripped the bark off the bottom of the trunk, effectively killing the whole tree.

However, due to some law along the lines of blah blah nature "abhorring a vacuum" (which I totally relate to, for I too hate to vacuum) the tree bounced back to life when an offshoot of the original tree grew to an impressive and robust 30 feet high.

Then last weekend, my daughter looked up from her book and said, "what is THAT?"

Can you see him? It's a resident porcupine, called a porc-├ępic in French. Pronounced pork-ay-PICK, this "epic pig" munched through my cherry tree like a Florida senior cruising a salad bar at a quarter to five.

At least I have this to look at. (The Epic Pig is slowly improving our view of the lake.)

(psst, autumn really is on its way... the leaves...they is turning colour)

Friday, September 2, 2011


I have two cats.

This is one.

This is the other.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I want to go to Italy

And do this:

Anyone want to come with me?