Episode 113 - Boredsy

Stolen picture from sootoday.com

Stolen picture from sootoday.com

What will today bring?  I don't know, I'm writing this post before we go shopping.  I got back from Toronto where I had a whirlwind tour, ok, where I went to a COU meeting.  It was pretty good, plus i got some laughs.  Later that night I met up with Brent Morris, and we had a couple of beers.

Why do people dislike dandelions?  Really?  They aren't that big a deal.

Today we dropped off empties, so there's an extra song!

We've spoken about graffiti before, and shall speak of it again.  There has been a rash of graffiti in town by a kid (allegedly) who paints the word 'Bored' everywhere.  Well, the police think they have the guy, which is good.  This led us into a discussion about art, vandalism, and other stuff.

We spoke about part time faculty, and what challenges they face.

Oh, and Isabelle bought a baby gate, which sounds like a controversy.

Episode 112 - You're So Gauche

So we're going shopping a day early because Isabelle is having a dinner party (well we are, but she invited people, is doing most of the cooking etc) so we needed some stuff, so why not just do all of the shopping.

I'm off to the COU meeting in Toronto next week, so if anyone wants to meet up for a drink or 12, let me know.

Isabelle is still arting away, she's taking a course this spring and there have been things that have made it frenetic.

If you come to our house to eat you know you will eat well and drink well, but we don't stand on formality.



Episode 111 - Russian Languages

I'm back to writing these things a bit before we go to make my life easier.  (I do have such a rough life what with the good job and the sabbatical and the great family, I really am hard done by...)

Jon came shopping with us this time, which added an extra layer of Jonnosity.

Isabelle is taking a new course this summer, it involves 'intermedia' which is the idea that you take some piece of art in one medium and make art in another medium out of it.

We talked some about the fires in Fort McMurray, that whole thing has been insane.  Pretty cool thing though is that so far there has only been one reported death.  Amazing that.  Indeed, at the LCBO they were taking red cross donations, the feds are matching donations, and so far 26 million has been raised.

Everything was fine once Jon got his cracker chips....