Karaoke Queen

This morning I saw an article titled “Best Karaoke Songs of All Time” and of course I clicked on it; I’m not made of steel, people. I was sadly disappointed though, only one of the songs – Don’t Stop Believing – was, in my mind “best.” I love karaoke, and not in a If I […]

God bless mathematical algorithms

“We are gearing up for the saddest week of the year!” the radio DJ said this morning, which startled me: is it Blue Monday already? I guess that’s what happens when January 1 is a Monday; god bless mathematical algorithms. For all that, I am not blue today. Last week, a combination of the frigid […]

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

I promise not to complain about the sheer futility of Daylight Saving Time, and the ending of Daylight Saving Time, and the ridiculousness that is the idea of Daylight Saving Time, and the fact that we are a mere two weeks away from the sun setting before 4:30 pm. I promise. I have had the […]

This is a million dollar idea.

The other day I was putting gas in my car and I reset the odometer as I always do whenever I fill up. I realized that I have been doing this since age 16, when my dad told me to, ostensibly to calculate gas mileage. In all these years, I have never once calculated the […]

Boots and songbooks: where have you been all my life?

It’s cold here, but not unusually so, by which I mean today was -22 without windchill and that is the coldest it has been all week. The rest of the week sat around -15 without windchill, which is certainly par for the course for January in Calgary. My usual morning routine is to drop the […]

Riding the Roller Coaster of Emotion

So there I was, just going about my day like any other; I was driving back homeĀ from dropping the kids off at school, and guess what I found in my back alley: Manny! What have they done to you? For those of you who haven’t been following the Mannequin Saga of 2014, when we first […]

Say Hello To My Little Friend

I have had “Mairsy Doats” going through my head all morning, which has to be some kind of record for “weird earworms”. I am winning the contest, people, the contest to see who can get the weirdest thing stuck in one’s head for the longest period of time. If you don’t know “Mairsy Doats” it […]