Category Archives: Living

Entries about everyday life. Stuff I can’t categorize well.

A quiet week for blogging

Fear not, I’m still opinionated and political, but after the combined disasters of October 25th and November 2nd, I’m taking a bit of a break.

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Cat food supply chain

Cats like their routines. When a cat’s food is switched, it causes stress. Experts recommend introducing a new food gradually over up to two weeks, so the cat can adjust. This week I’m learning why. About a week ago I …

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Wash your fruits and veggies!

This is a letter to the editor I wrote to the London Free Press in the spring of 2003. I dug it up tonight while sorting some old papers. I want to put it up here in digital form, because …

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First PEI post!

It’s my first post from Prince Edward Island! I’ve been meaning to put up a series of quick posts as we do stuff, but our campsite with no coverage at all kinda killed that idea. Tay & I are on …

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Streetfest 2010: Saturday

Today was the last day of the 2010 Streetfest, which as you know if you’ve been reading my blog the last few days, is my favourite festival of the year. Tay & I once again planned our day around spending …

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Streetfest 2010: Friday

Today’s forecast called for rain, thundershowers, wind, hail, and general biblical calamity in Toronto. So of course it was a beautiful sunny night for day 2 of the Beaches International Jazz Festival Streetfest! Tay & I met up with our …

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Streetfest 2010: Thursday

Tonight was the start of the Beaches International Jazz Festival‘s 22nd annual Streetfest, shutting down Queen Street East from Woodbine to Beech Ave for three nights of jazz, blues and big band sound, and the city’s biggest party. Except maybe …

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[myth]TV in the bedroom

I’ve been thinking about how to do TV in the bedroom for a while. Like, a while. Because I’m cheap and don’t want to buy a new TV. That’s the simple idea, of course, to get another cheap TV and …

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Don’t have cable? You can still pick up a few channels

Tonight I advised someone on Twitter on how to rig up a really cheap antenna for their TY, so they could watch the season premiere of Glee. Basically, I suggested jamming a paperclip into the cable socket, which believe it …

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Fuel economy experiment

As almost guaranteed by the fact that I said I would, I ended up not blogging at all on the trip to PEI.  It was great, of course, but we were so busy I hardly had time to check my …

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