Thursday, July 31, 2008
the olsen twins' book is dropping really soon(!), and is now available for pre-order. together and separately they interviewed 22 influential actors, artists, and designers (including bob colacello, christian louboutin, diane von furstenberg, jack pierson, karl lagerfeld, lauren hutton, margherita missoni, robert lee morris, and terry richardson) over the course of their travels for their year-long pet project.
my birthday is in february, friends. just putting it out there.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
bianca and i biked down from coal harbour to english bay yesterday to get ourselves some veggie (me) and non-veggie (b) streetmeat. when we rolled up on the 'dogfather' stand, i noticed two pretty black girls, also getting their fill on street dogs.
the one with short hair approached me and asked me where i got my hair done, and i informed them, to their disapointment, that i did it myself because there weren't really very many black people in vancouver to do it for me (for a decent price). the girl with long hair told me that i was the 12th that she'd seen since they'd been there - that's when i recognized her. welcome to hollywood north, hey?
we chatted about hair and bikes and beach time and i recommended they check third and that they get some good locks for their rides. you know, van city basics - welcome ladies.
Monday, July 28, 2008
miss badu, in all of her glory. highlighting some of the great album covers of all time. my personal faves: the mock de la soul '3 feet high and rising', grace jones' 'nightclubbing', and the ohio players' 'honey'.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
last night i got to watch the first night of the 'symphony of fire' fireworks show from a boat in english bay! so rad. beaudry took bianca, trevor, lauren, jackie and i out and we got an unbelievable view. it was really cool, thanks matty.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
last night zoe, emma, susan, young james and i hit up karaoke at pub 340. thanks in part to the $3.75 moosehead special on, i kicked out some dope jams. opened with the bon jovi club banger 'blaze of glory'.
it was for leah, bianca and kris, who may not have been there in the flesh, but who are always there in spirit.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
brooklyn vegan just listed the new 2008 cut copy & the presets tour dates. they will be back in our rainy city october 10th.
the show at richards this year was poppin', so the commodore had better grow a pair and live up to it. buying tickets now!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
according to our friends at urban dictionary, whistle tips are: a quick and discrete addition to any muffler, the whistle tip is welded inside the muffler to produce an ear drum piercing noise upon acceleration in a car. this noise can be heard for nearly a mile. a recent craze started on the sreets of oakland by bubb rubb, often described an going 'woo-woo'.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
i just found this (albeit, dusty) super rad book on the shelf next to my bed. i totally forgot that i had it. it's a really interesting look, via journalism, storytelling and some orginal research, of a cross-section of a broad range of topics that affect urban communities like suburban sprawl, hip hop culture, wiggers, youth activism, and graffiti.
very cool grassrootsy type stuff. check it now at soft skull press (my version was published by subway & elevated press).
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
now, i love a good sandwich as much as the next gal, but this cat has gone out on a limb to express their daily devotion (on the regular!) to one of the most versatile epicurean delights the western world has most certainly perfected. delicious - check it.
Monday, July 14, 2008
finally! before there were mean girls, there was a feroucious clique of bitches who ran the school. 'heathers', the black-comedy antidote to most john hughes movies, was just re-released as a two-disc 20th anniversay collectors dvd.
my (wholehearted) favourite movie has now been remastered and is accompanied by the new in-depth documentary 'return to westerburg high', and some interesting tidbits (i.e. did you know that both heather graham and jennifer connelly were considered for the role of veronica?). how VERY.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
well, didn't exactly shoot the lights out. but i parred two holes on a really tough course out here in vernon at my sales meeting. felt like a champ, i tell you. so i celebrated with a delicious double caesar. extra worchestershire.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
i love my friends. have i said that lately? they are always there for me, unconditionally. they make me laugh, and they laugh at my stupid jokes. when i am sad, they let me cry. when i get too big for my britches, they give me a shot in the kidneys. i am a lucky, lucky lady.
rich glass photo.
Monday, July 7, 2008
poor lukas. too much heat, booze and [a little bit of] grass in eastern europe found our poor friend making the best of pals with the sidewalk, face-down. this resulted in a blind date with the ER in bucharest, the removal of two molars and the promise of another one yet still to come.
good news is, homie's got some stateside r & r with his mom dukes on the immediate agenda, followed by a return to the old world where he will keep at it with the film-making.
be safe - no more accidents luke!
Friday, July 4, 2008
it looks like my excessive consumption of red wine just might be justified. a recent study showed that a compound in red wine, resveratrol, may ward off a variety of medical conditions related to aging, providing heart benefits, stronger bones and preventing eye cataracts.
the mice in the study that were given resveratrol tended to have less age-related or obesity-related cardiovascular functional decline. their total cholesterol was reduced, their aortas functioned better and resveratrol seemed to moderate inflammation in the heart, the researchers said. although most of the mice given resveratrol did not live longer than other mice but were far more healthy in several important measures.
oh man, i knew i was living right!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
right now, some major shit is playing out in zimbabwe. here's a quick timeline breakdown:
march 30 - opposition movement for democratic change (MDC) claims victory in presidential and parliamentary elections based on early results.
april 2 - parliamentary election results show president robert mugabe's ZANU-PF has lost its majority for the first time since independence in 1980.
may 2 - electoral body says MDC's morgan tsvangirai won most votes in the presidential election, but not enough to avoid a run-off against mugabe. opposition rejects the result.
may 24 - tsvangirai returns to zimbabwe to contest the run-off after several weeks abroad, even though he says first round results were rigged to deny him outright victory.
june 4 - police detain tsvangirai for more than eight hours while he was campaigning for the run-off. he is eventually held five times.
june 22 - tsvangirai says he is pulling out of the run-off because attacks by mugabe's supporters have killed 90 of his followers, making a fair election impossible - not to mention the attempt, a frightening prospect for his supporters.
june 23 - u.n. security council unanimously declares a free and fair presidential election run-off impossible.
june 25 - zimbabwe's neighbors in the southern african development community call for the vote to be postponed.
june 27 - zimbabwe goes ahead with the run-off vote for the one-candidate election. witnesses say some people are forced to vote for mugabe. voters fingers are marked with purple ink to identify them.
june 29 - mugabe is declared the winner with over 85 percent and is sworn in for a new term. observers from the pan-african parliament say the vote was undoubtedly flawed and should be re-run.
July 1 - african union summit calls for a government of national unity in zimbabwe.
this is all real. this is a frightening time for zimbabwe and the world. my thoughts and love are with my homeboy, tichona. bless.