Episode 241 - Frenchsperiences


So, it is cold out, and the snow is here to stay.

The term is coming to an end, and Isabelle has a cold.

Jon is off to the Santa Claus parade today, he loves that sort of thing. He’ll be on the float for his school.

The government of Ontario has cut funding for French speaking services in the provinces. Thanks! Oh and canceled the development of a French university in Toronto, thanks again!

Isabelle will be interviewed on Radio Canada about being an artist. This should lead to a three picture deal and lots of fame.

Episode 240 - Disgustingly Boring and Stupid


I fear this is the snow that stays until April.

Isabelle went to Sudbury yesterday with a friend to see some art. Specifically, the work of Benjamin Chee Chee. I’ve seen the pictures, it looks pretty great.

I was in meetings all day about a new initiative at work.

Remembrance Day is tomorrow. It is the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. It is also a day about the dead, not a day about ‘honouring those in uniform’. (To be clear, I have no problem with honouring those in uniform, it’s just not what November 11 is about). I also don’t care if it is now officially about that, I am a traditionalist.

We talked a bit about TV in our childhoods. Canadian TV was horrible then.

Episode 239 - Superficial Points of Propriety


So light snow today. It’s not sticking to the ground so that’s cool. Also, Isabelle had our snow tires put on yesterday, so, well, she’s psychic obviously.

So, Isabelle is wearing her gloves that Greg David gave her!

Our legal marijuana arrived on Monday.

There are texts, then there are emergency sewing texts.

We’ve been watching the Romanoffs, which we both like.

We watched episode 1 of season 6 of House of Cards, which led both to the title of today’s episode, and to a pretty good discussion.