August, 2009 browsing by month


A left-leaning review of my Edmonton Fringe Staycation. =P

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Cowboy Mouth :  * * * * *

The Secret Love Life of Ophelia : * * * * *

Edmund : * * * * *

Viva La Diva : * * * * *

Red Robin : * * * * *
Sushi : * * * * *

Trolley : * * * * *
Legislature : * * * * *
Dragon Boats : * * * * *

Nick & Dan & Lee & Jay & David & Company : * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … * * * …


…is the first day of class with students there too soon to say:

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I LOVE my new job?

Probably.  …but I think I do!!  All this, despite the many ups and downs!

August 17th, 2009… I call it?  Maybe I’ll wait until Friday to officially, but I’m feeling pretty darn close!

What a crazy adventure this new desk will be!  I had no idea what to expect, which is probably a perk… because if I did, I might not have signed up.

Let’s see if when graduate studies semester two (September 8th) starts, I’m saying the same thing?!

Getting warmer [and more frustrated] simultaneously.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

E-mail Screenshot of FRUSTRATION and CLOSENESS

Hmmm… Can Tim Horton spell? …or do I not understand grammar as well as I think I do?

Monday, August 10th, 2009

I just wrote to them to see.

…and had a little melodramatic moment on Facebook.  [That I was glad a few acknowledged vs. deleting].

Hmmm… You be the judge.

I could be wrong, but is this the proper non-contraction “it’s” below [vs its].  You be the judge.  There’s a helpful waterfall video on my Facebook, too.

“…Donations & Sponsorships:

How do I request a donation for my not-for-profit event from Tim Hortons?

For 40 years, Tim Hortons and it’s store owners have practiced a philosophy of giving back to the communities in…”

The quoted above OF COURSE quoted from the Canadian entry portal of their website.

[And, yes… I really did write a letter.  I’m curious to hear/read the letter(‘)s response].

Having to Choose

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

This vacation, among other decisions, I tried to decide whether I liked the Man Stabile (also called L’homme) Statue at one end of Parc Jean Drapeau (slash Isle St. Helene) as much as I thought I did.

I used a simple formula.

  1. I looked at it.  (with Barry, Lee, Ben, and Jay).
  2. I remembered another statue I also liked in Montreal, in fact on the same isle, at La Ronde (that has now been turned into a water fountain).
  3. I went to La Ronde.  Paid.  (not just to see the statue, to ride the Roller Coasters too… again with Barry, Lee, Ben, and Jay).  I looked at the newly remembered statue/waterfountain.  I begin to compare.  I begin to wonder if the two are even worth comparing.  I begin to see the two as awfully similar.
  4. I then asked myself which do I like better.

I couldn’t decide.

Quelle-suprise (sp?)! Now…

Does that mean:
a) I don’t like the original favourite stabile/statue, L’homme (slash Man) as much as I thought I did.
b) I now have TWO favourite statues.
c) I do like it [the original] as much as I thought I did.
d) That I really have to decide.

I’m not sure there’s a real answer in there.  BUT it’s been an awesome vacation.  I’m sure I’ll type more soon.

Now.  For a quick recap of the best of my gigantic teacher’s holiday vacation extraordinaire [time off]:
Calgary (quick), Edmonton (quick), Nick and Dan’s cabin (quick), Calgary (long), and Ben’s Return.

…wonder if I’ll ever figure out how I feel about Alexander Calder’s Man Stabile.
…or Divers/cite.  …or Francofolies.  …or Just pour Rire.  …or Just for Laughs.
…or Montreal.

…or any of it really.

Yet again; Montreal doesn’t disappoint.