Can we talk about the new love of my life, the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine? I have a long standing love for Vanilla Coke, a love that is stronger than my love of regular Coke. The tragic thing is that they stopped selling it in Canada in 2004 and so one of my primary missions when travelling in the States is to find and drink as much VC as I possibly [...]
I am happy to report that of all the random Twitter accounts that follow me, the Bavarian sausage house that started following me yesterday is by far my new favourite. Bratwursthaus, Freunde, ein Bratwursthaus!! They claim to be taking the time-honoured values of the original Nürnberg sausage and modernizing it, which is great because there is nothing I dislike more than antiquated meat products.
One thing I love about blog spam is how highly specific and grammatically decent it’s getting. We’re all probably used to the highly unsophisticated string of links to pharmaceutical websites, but I occasionally I get to delight in spam that is phrased in a way that actually passes for legitimate English. I discovered this gem tonight: The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me [...]
Like many people, I have a weird obsession with online generators of all sorts (domain names, user names, etc.). I found one tonight that generates character details for writers and while clearly I am not a writer, I would love to read a book featuring some if not all of these characters: This cynical, charming glassblower has golden skin, green eyes, and golden brown hair. She is fragile, with a [...]
One good thing about soccer jerseys is that they are made with the same technical fibres as the clothing you exercise in, which means that when one of your team’s favourite players defects to a would be rival and you can no longer wear his kit to the pub on match day without enduring feelings of intense nausea, you can still wear it as a last resort when all your [...]
What has two thumbs, speaks limited French, and is in the midst of a horrific cold that came on two days ago? This moi! Merry runny nose and watery eyes Christmas!
There needs to be a scientific theorem named for the phenomenon wherein a person’s speed is inversely proportional to the number of people they are walking with. Clearly I was at the mall tonight. Can someone explain to me why Canada now has Black Friday sales (lasting three days)? If we’re going to adopt Black Friday, we damn well better adopt American Thanksgiving as a statutory holiday in the middle [...]
Here’s my new favourite thing: the Liverpool FC posts unsubstantiated rumours about themselves on their own website and then adds a disclaimer at the bottom that says “This story has been reproduced from today’s media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.” What, pray tell, is the point of reporting it on your official site, then? As a side note, I agree with the commenter who [...]
Best review of Charlaine Harris’ Club Dead: This is, for now, my favourite book in the series and it’s not a coincidence that Bill goes missing for the most of it. This person is not wrong.
Awesome thing I just remembered but will probably forget again by the time I get around to finishing my San Diego posts: the weather channel in San Diego played snippets of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone score as background music. It was delightful!