Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday WTF Moment....

Really? Really?

Yes it's true. Mattel actually released a doll called 'Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken'....his official name.

For real. For real.

Official description: "Cool sophistication in breezy Palm Beach! Sporting a dashing jacquard-patterned jacket with a light pink polo shirt and crisp white pants, Ken doll is ready for Palm Beach social season, sunning by the pool and a stroll with his little companion. Fashion designed exclusively for the Silkstone Barbie doll body. Includes Ken doll, jacket, pink polo shirt, white shoes, dog with leash, swim trunks and accessories, doll stand and certificate of authenticity. For the adult collector. Order yours today!"

Yeah right on that.

Oh Mattel you do amuse....

Didn't realize that Trailer Park Trash Barbie needed someone to play with....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DJ Steve Porter....

Thanks to my Swedish friend Tom for finding this for me...OK he's not Swedish but I love how it annoys him so when I say it.

Introducing....DJ Steve Porter.

First one is called Press Hop...

The second one....the Slap Chop...

Get Ready for Madonnapalooza

I already love the TV show Glee.
This just makes me love it even more.

Glee + Madonna. Hello.
'Madge' has given the Fox series the rights to her catalog for an all-Madonna-themed episode.
iGlee/i Stars Get Ready for Madonnapalooza

I cannot wait until the new year.

Common cold vs H1N1: The Symptoms

So much information floating around and it's causing more confusion than it should. In the end knowledge is key when it comes to anything.

So whether you choose to vaccinate or not, you need to get to know the symptoms between a common cold and H1N1.



H1N1 Flu


Fever is rare with a cold.

Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the H1N1 flu.


A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.

A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the H1N1 flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).


Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.

Severe aches and pains are common with the H1N1 flu.

Stuffy Nose

Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.

Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.


Chills are uncommon with a cold.

60% of people who have the H1N1 flu experience chills.


Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.

Tiredness is moderate to severe with the H1N1 flu.


Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.

Sneezing is not common with the H1N1 flu.

Sudden Symptoms

Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.

The H1N1 flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.


A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.

A headache is very common with the H1N1 flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

Sore Throat

Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.

Sore throat is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.

Chest discomfort is often severe with the H1N1 flu.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Music Monday....

The Kanye West remix of Colin Munroe's...'I Want Those Flashing Lights'.

So good. And a Canadian boy from North Gower...

U2 at the Rose Bowl....

Just in case you missed U2's Global Live Webcast performance at the Rose Bowl this past weekend [October 25, 2009] is the rebroadcast on YouTube.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rick Mercer...

The best piece on H1N1 yet....
Rick Mercer nailed it.

And just to back up Rick's rant...this is directly from the Canadian Government's website:

"The benefit of immunization the prevention of serious illness and death far outweighs any risk associated with being immunized."


"Serious adverse events are reactions that cause life-threatening illness, hospitalization, disability or death, like a severe allergic reaction, paralysis, or a seizure."


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tired Of Talking

My new favourite Canadian singer/songwriter (from Montreal). Jason Bajada.
Kind of reminds me of early Chris Isaak.

This is the video for 'Tired of Talking' from Jason's third album Loveshit.
The video is directed by Anton Josef.

Here are some upcoming shows for Jason Bajada...

24 Oct 2009
Lit Lounge CMJ SHOWCASE New York, New York
20 Nov 2009
The Albion Hotel Guelph, Ontario
21 Nov 2009
The Montreal House Peterborough, Ontario
28 Nov 2009
Blacksheep Inn Wakefield, Quebec

So powerful.

My friend Shannon posted this on Facebook.
A reminder that children do what they see.

This was the first Television and Cinema Commercial released by NAPCAN through Child Friendly Australia.
This campaign challenges every adult to exhibit only positive behaviour to children.

Nothing more to say....other than powerful.

From Child Friendly Advertising.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Recycling heaven....

My mom who throws nothing out unless it's been recycled at least once would love these 50 all time recycling ideas....
Going green never looked so good.
Whatever is old can truly be made new again...thank you Martha.
It's all about thinking outside of the box.

50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things

Grocery Store Musical...

Well it is Glee I'm just getting mentally prepared by getting in the singing zone.
Love a good store style.

Done by the fine folks at Improv Everywhere....

Their latest mission? Six undercover actors burst into song in a grocery store in Queens. Word.

U2 concert on YouTube


U2’S CONCERT in front of 96,000 fans at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California on Sunday night will potentially reach millions after it was confirmed that it is to be streamed live on video-sharing website YouTube.

The broadcast, from 3.30am Irish time on Monday, is part of the Google-owned website’s ongoing attempt to boost its advertising revenue by moving beyond hosting short video clips into streaming full length films, television programmes and concerts.

It is seen by the band as a chance to widen its audience base as this year’s US tour winds down. U2 manager Paul McGuinness said: “Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2 – this time U2 can go to them, globally.”

The concert will be available in 16 countries, including the US, Ireland and Britain. Fans will be allowed to comment in real time through a Twitter feed and will be encouraged to make donations to Bono’s Red charity during the gig.

This is the first time YouTube has streamed an entire concert by a major international act. It has started streaming Hollywood films to US users and will offer a catch-up service for Channel 4 programming from early in 2010.

Advertising space will be available on archived gig footage. A YouTube spokesman said it has yet to be determined whether ads will be shown during the live gig.

YouTube music manager Michele Flannery said the site was confident it would be able to handle the millions of users expected to log on for the show. Two repeat showings will be broadcast immediately after the main event ends on Monday morning.

This article appears in the print edition of the Irish Times

Aries Spears Rap.

Crazy talent.
Le love.

Aries Spears on a radio show [Live 105] doing some ridiculous rap impressions.

Yo DJ spin the cake.

Need I say more?
Love these two cakes.

(photo credit: photobucket & flickr: pastrybitch)

Roots Banff Bag

This bag is perfect for those weekend, sans children, getaways....
Love the Roots. Made in Canada.

Small Banff Bag in Vintage Tribe Leather
$338.00 CAD

Has that distinct vintage look.
Adjustable shoulder strap. Double handles.
The large main compartment includes one passport pocket with a zipper closure. The brass feet prevent the leather from scuffing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Signed, Just Curious.

Dear Suits at Starbucks,

Why is is that when I order a non-fat grande cafe mocha the baristas always ask me if I want whipped cream on top?
Does the non-fat specification of my coffee order not imply that I don't want whipped cream since it contains a bazillion calories and therefore making my non-fat milk choice null & void?
Now I know Kneale Mann would say [he was there at the Starbucks when I ordered] there is no such thing as a given or 'implied' these days....
But come on.

Just Curious.

FYI: if you order with the whipped cream...that's 360 calories and 19 grams of fat....hence the evilness that is whipped cream.

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My heaven is...

I've literally died and gone to french fry cake heaven...

Tell me this isn't the ultimate indulgence...
My two favourite things brought together as one...cake & french fries.

Who knew it was possible?

My husband will weep in delight at the sight of this masterpiece. For real.

God bless Karen Tack at Parenting Magazine.

French Fries Birthday Cake Design

  • 1 (8-inch) round cake
  • 1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 frozen pound cake (12 oz), thawed

What you'll need:

  • A bread knife
  • A sheet pan
  • A wax-paper-lined basket, bowl, or plate
  • 1 resealable sandwich-size plastic bag (Ziploc)
  • 1 mini-paper cupcake liner

For the base of the cake:

  1. Using the bread knife, trim the 8-inch cake to fit into a wax-paper–lined basket, bowl, or plate.
  2. Set aside 3 Tbsp of t he vanilla frosting in a small bowl. Spread the remaining vanilla frosting over the trimmed cake to cover completely.

For the french fries:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Trim the darker crusts of the cake away with a bread knife. Cut the pound cake crosswise into ½-inch slices. Cut each slice into ½-inch-thick sticks.
  3. Spread the pound-cake sticks in a single layer on a sheet pan. Place under the broiler for 15 to 30 seconds until the tops are lightly toasted and golden brown. (Watch the pound cake carefully -- it burns easily. Turn the pound-cake sticks and repeat on each side until they are lightly toasted all over.
  4. Arrange the pound-cake sticks on top of the frosted cake to resemble french fries.

For the ketchup:

  1. Add red food coloring to the reserved 3 Tbsp of vanilla frosting to tint it the color of ketchup.
  2. Spoon the red frosting into a resealable plastic bag.
  3. Place the mini–paper cupcake liner on top of the "french fries." Snip a small corner from the bag with the red frosting. Pipe the red frosting into the paper liner.

Yo Gabba Gabba!

New music release day today on iTunes....
Loving this one in particular.

The show 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' is a huge hit in our house.
It seamlessly mixes retro style and modern-day music to perfection.

And Mommy loves it for the musical guests.

But seriously this seems to be the show that everyone wants to be on...the guest list so far has been crazy: Jack Black, Tony Hawk, Biz Markie, MGMT, The Roots, Sugarland, The Shins, Elijah Wood...

And DJ Lance and his unitard? Come on what's not to love...?

This album is divine...and really how could it not be with Biz Markie and 'Biz's Beat Of The Day'?

My pick for the week: Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome!

The land of music in kiddieland is now most excellent.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My 'No Fry French Fries'....

I don't claim to be a chef in the kitchen by any stretch but I can kick Martha's ass when it come to french fries...yeah I said it...kick her ass.

And mine you can stuff your face without the guilt because they are baked and not fried.
French fries are an indulgence I refuse to give's right up there with dark chocolate.
And my kids and my husband LOVE them.

Here is the recipe. So simple and so damn good.

no fry french fries....

1. Take 4-5 baking potatoes [make sure they are baking potatoes]...cut them in half then in then into long even strips so that they 'look' like french fries. (I leave the skin on)
Soak them in cold water for 30-60min.

Preheat oven to 450...[I have a convection oven].

2. Drain the water and pat the potatoes dry with paper towel.

3. Lightly coat potatoes with olive oil. Then season with sea salt.

4. Spray baking sheet with no- stick cooking spray and evenly spread out the potatoes on the baking sheet.

5. Place in oven for about 45 min...the longer you keep them in the crispier they get.

Serve die for with malt vinegar.

(photo credit:

Extended Pixar Intro...with a twist

Beware of adorable, homicidal lamps.

A CollegeHumor video original.

Girlfriend Doesn't Realize Boyfriend is on Vacation

Initially saw this on the site Today's Big Thing. It was taken from the blog: JD's Man Stories!

Still think this it's damn funny.
See for yourself.
Something to be said for listening skills.

Perfect drink for Halloween...

Found this one in the November 2006 issue of Canadian Living.


Veins and all, this carved radish eyeball is a fantastic accent for a classic gin martini. Up the creep factor by leaving the 'optic nerve' (or hairy root end) attached.

2 oz gin or vodka (50 ml)
1/4 oz dry vermouth (7 ml)


1 radish
1 pimiento-stuffed green olive

**Peel radish, leaving root end and a few thin streaks of red skin intact to resemble blood vessels. Using tip of small knife or melon baller, scoop out hole in top of radish; stuff with olive, pimiento side up.

[make ahead: cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours]

(photo credit:

Amazing music doc....

[Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen]
Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker, the documentary is an unsettling and inspiring look at today’s popular music industry featuring interviews and performances by Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews & Branford Marsalis.

The documentary film has built a passionate following as “the most important film a music fan will ever see” (XM Radio) by providing “a balanced overview of the state of the rock scene of America” (The Wall Street Journal) and adding “passion to the eternal debate about the industry” (The New York Times).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stripping it all down

Hear that?
That's silence. Bliss.

The kiddlets and husband are finally asleep... but of course Mommy is dealing with another unexpected date with Mr. Insomnia.


But I'm enjoying the hum of the's hypnotic and soothing.

A sharp contrast to the meltdown courtesy of my three and a half year old son less than three hours ago.
Oddly enough just the other day my husband and I were rejoicing in the thought that my son's tantrum days were finally behind us. Needless to say that celebration was short lived.

Oh my son very much confirmed that he still has quite a few more full out meltdowns in store for us...and if tonight's 20 minute episode was any indication, I weep at the arrival of his fourth birthday in February. I think I'm getting why some parents refer to this age as the "f&^%$ fours".

As I watched my son go full throttle tonight I was so aware of the dichotomy that was the three and a half year old standing in front of me shouting and screaming...

When you strip everything down my son is really two polar opposite people in one little body who's trying to figure and make sense of the world.

One one hand he is so much older than the date on his birth certificate would lead you to believe.

My son is so book savvy...really this isn't just mommy pride talking. He's always been a such a 'little man' wise and so smart. He loves being challenged and learning new things. He's all about the discovery and absorbing the world around him. He's a sponge that is always on the go. He constantly asks questions and wants answers to all his what, where, why and hows.

He also has a memory that amazes me...he doesn't forget anything. Read him a book twice and he practically has it memorized. He can recall the events and conversations from a year ago with amazing accuracy and detail...

And in speaking to him you totally forget he's only three and a half. He is a little social butterfly in the making. He has an amazing grasp of language and has a vocabulary that seems to go beyond his age. He's witty and so funny.

But then there's his other side. The preschooler that thrives on routine and order. He is loud, non stop and can be totally unreasonable. He's a three and a half year old who can't relate to kids his own age because he's around adults all the time.

He's the three and a half year old that hates to be told no. He doesn't like to wait and he lacks's now or never. He's the boy who gets swamped in an emotional tunnel vision when he doesn't get his way...

He gets angry. He has these incredible lows. And for all his book smarts he gets so visibly frustrated when he can't explain exactly what he's feeling or what he wants and let's us not forget the fact that Mommy and Daddy can't miraculously read his mind.

So on the other hand he's just your typical, normal kid his age.

As I watched and experienced the meltdown tonight I saw a lot of myself as a child in my son.
My mom says we are the exact same in that sense...we have the same highs and lows. We have this threshold and when it's reached we go full out drama. No reasoning will calm us down...we just have to play it out until there is nothing left to 'let out'.

Maybe it's karma kicking me in the ass...who knows.

Finally it all ended as it always does with tears and proclamations of 'I'm sorry' and promises of no more tantrums and yelling ever again. And kisses lots of hugs and kisses.

He wanted to hug and cuddle so we did, because as my son whispered into my ear...'I love you so very much. You're my best friend in the whole world. This is the best part of your day, when I'm in your arms...right Mommy? .'

Yes, yes it is.

Because in the end when all is said and done, you have no choice but to ride out these waves of highs and lows that is the DNA make-up of the 'preschooler'.

It all ends eventually and only to have something else replace it.

Oh the teenage years are going to be so choice aren't they?

Yeah about that.

My favourite book....

Goodnight, feet. Thank you for running me around today.

Thank you for holding my legs together, knees.

Legs, get some rest. We've got a lot of jumping to do tomorrow.

OK technically not son's [a gift from my friend Stephanie in Toronto] but I love reading this book to him at bedtime....

It's called 'Goodnight Me' by Andrew Daddo and illustrated by Emma Quay.

The book is about a baby orangutan who is getting ready for bed. Despite being very tired, the baby orangutan won't go to sleep until he says ‘Goodnight me,’ from head to toe [which my son loves to mimic as I read the book]. The book ends with a kiss from a mom, making the baby orangutan feel safe and loved.

It's the perfect book to read as you tuck 'your babies' into bed at the end of a long day.

It's simple, beautifully illustrated and a huge favourite in our house.

Another great read...

This one is from The Root....written by Monique Fields.

Is My 4-Year-Old Racist?

She is already making observations based on skin color. The question is how to keep those observations from turning into prejudice.

(photo credit: Carrie Pratt/The Root)

Through the eyes of my son...

My son took this picture of me the other day with his Fisher Price camera....
There is something about it...yes I'm biased because he's my son...but I feel like he captured such a peaceful & tranquil moment...

A rarity in my days as a SAHM to two....

Amanda Marshall....

On the way home from my 'Girl's Night Out' dinner last night [we went to Trella's on Preston Street...nice restaurant...their sauteed rapini are just like my mom makes but they could dim the house lights...a little too bright for dinner out...but worth checking out] this song came on the radio...haven't heard it in ages. I cranked it up and belted out the lyrics...

Amanda Marshall was one of my favourite Canadian singers...and then she fell off the face of the musical planet.

Although in her defense, she did say in an interview this past May that she was recording in a Toronto studio...working on a new album. Her plans are to release the album in early 2010 with promises that a tour will follow. That's one release I can't wait to hear...

Until then, here are my three favourite tracks by Amanda...starting with the song that was on the radio.


Beautiful Goodbye...

Let It Rain...

I Love How The Beckhams Smell....

First off I usually don't wear fragrances.

I did quite a bit before my second baby came into the world but my daughter put an end to all of that fairly quickly. She was super sensitive to intense smells...even Johnson & Johnson's Baby Lotion bothered her. So we went fragrance free on all things cold turkey.

Finally after her first birthday she eventually grew out of the no scents stage and I started looking for a new fragrance but not for everyday wear but something that would act as that finishing touch accessory for when Mommy went out.

I used to wear Insolence [which I still love] but I have to thank the elderly woman at the cash at Shopper's Drug Mart last night, who decided to pay for her $23.65 of purchases in change (that's right quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies...God bless.), for my latest favourite scent find.

So I knew it was going to be a while and since no other cash was open I headed over to the fragrances section and started smelling.

I'm not usually into the whole celebrity perfume mom is a Chanel No. 5 woman and she wears it beautifully...I wanted something that was fresh yet classic in smell.

And that's when my eye caught the Beckham Fragrances display...really how can you not notice...David is dreamy and hot that way...Quite frankly, there's no not noticing him.

So I tried the Beckham Signature Stories for her...and I instantly fell in love with it.
Subtle and sexy and not too overpowering [you know that drama of smelling someone before you see them]....and the scent just got better as the night progressed.

According to Posh, I mean Victoria..."I am not just a famous person who is putting my name on different things and doing licensing deals all over the place. Everything I do is true to myself. With the fragrances, I designed the bottles, I got to the factory, I worked on the fragrances. I’m really the creator behind the project. You’re getting a piece of David and me with this. The good thing about fragrance is that it can reach out to many people."

All I know is that this one I'm going back to buy...time to cash in those Shopper's Optimum points...and for only $59 it's not going to break the wallet.

Here is the ad...too bad wearing the perfume couldn't make us all look that sexy.

(update: Total bonus points to my husband...he read my blog and went out and bought me the perfume this afternoon. He's still not going to get any..after all, as he says, it is another day that ends in 'Y')

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yummy Mummy Club...Bsides

Posted a new blog on the Bsides at the Yummy Mummy Club...
All about the 90s Groove...R&B and some hip hop...

This had to have been one of my top 5 songs from back in the day. I was mildly obsessed with it...

K-Ci & JoJo...I will always heart these lyrics...'All My Life'.


My LMAO moment of the morning....
As a former Brownie & Girl Guide who back in the day, was forced to ring every doorbell in my neighbourhood selling the damn cookies....this made me laugh.

Beware of the little girls in uniform.
They so mean business.

Roots Finds....

Love Roots...and this season they have some really great accessories to complete your whole look.

The hat...Debra Cable Newsboy Hat ($34 CAD)
colours: cabernet, vintage white, black

The bag... Olivia Bag in Terrazzo Leather ($258 CAD)
100% Italian Leather

More VS leather...

I'm on a leather jacket kick it seems....seems like the right thing to do in the a sport a leather jacket.

This one from Victoria's Secret is totally screams 'reveal your rebellious side'...
Leather motorcycle jacket.
Comes in Black & Cognac.
Org $248 USD

So James Dean-esque.

Leather....A woman can never have enough.

Purses, handbags, totes, get the picture.
Love this one.
So rich and weathered.
From Victoria's Secret. Stud tote. $339 USD (Frye®)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Judith Warner: I Feel It Coming Together

Sent to me by my friend Iain...
Connected with this's all about facing mid-life and mortality head on, with a little song and dance.

Worth the read.

Published: October 15, 2009

Judith Warner's book, "Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety", a New York Times best-seller, was published in February 2005.

Ridiculously adorable

Seriously cute...has Hollywood tykes written all over it...

From the Etsy shop minikhippo.

A half sleeves kimono dress...with an animal farm print.
Old MacDonald never looked so good.

Plus all Kimono and Jumper Dresses come in handmade cotton bags, which you can use later for little things.

$26 US

Release your inner rebel...

The most fierce leather jacket ever....Grace Jones would totally dig this.

A Balmain FW09 chain leather jacket.


(photo credit:

Great find at Sears take 2....

Simon Chang Herringbone Jacket...

With fold over stand-up collar, single button and front fly closure & belted.
Beautifully structured. And Canadian.

What's not to love?


Great find at Sears....

La Redoute Military-inspirted Jacket

I simply heart this jacket. It's styled with Mandarin collar, back tab detail and shoulder tabs with studs and pin.

And only $59.99.

From Sears.

Who's gonna save my soul?

(Director: Chris Milk / Music: Gnarls Barkley/ USA/ 2008)

Chris Milk brings some serious heart crooning to life in his second video collaboration from Gnarles Barkely's album The Odd Couple.

Passionate. Stomach turning. Shocking. Thought Provoking. Brilliant.

Chris Milk is one crazy talented music video director.


Help Spread The Yummy....

Please take a second to vote for @YummyMummyClub in the Mashable's 2009 Open Web Awards-!

1."Best Online Magazine"
2."Best Celebrity to Follow" and
3. "Best Brand Use of Twitter"

@EverythingMom...thank you so much for sending me just made my Friday. Music truly is the best gift ever.

Mash up.
Umm a what?

A mashup combines multiple songs into another and as a result changes the meaning or mood of either songs into something entirely unique. Bottom line...totally fun.

I am a huge fan of BBC Radio 1...and host Colin Murray, of the “The Black Hole” show, [mash ups heaven]is a huge fan of this site is a site put together by the mad genius, Matt Burris. It contains his personal thoughts, extensive photo album, short stories, poems, likes, dislikes, computer tips and advice, PC gaming experience, and more.

And for me...most importantly, is a collection of 2,748 of the most interesting mash ups ever....and the best news they are available for download.

For more mash ups..check out the Bsides blog I wrote for the Yummy Mummy Club.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trapped in an elevator....

This has started making the rounds on Facebook.
Pretty captivating for what it is...a guy caught in an elevator.
And the music...compliments it perfectly.

Ten years ago today, Nicholas White became trapped in an elevator in New York City's McGraw-Hill building for 41 hours. Here is a condensed look at his ordeal, as captured by the building's security cameras.


Celebrity Skin....

This song came up in the random shuffle on the iPod on my drive to the parental units today [yes I invited myself for dinner along with the kiddlets so I didn't have to cook...I make zero apologies...and my mom loves cooking for her babies (me included)]...

Haven't heard this song in ages....

Yes there was a time when I really liked Courtney Love. Before she got all weird...please note the implied sarcasm.

My top three 'Hole' song faves: Malibu, Boys On The Radio and this one...
Celebrity Skin

Love the leather trench....

So does anyone want to spot me $398 US?

I am totally in love with this coat....the rich brown leather is gorgeous.
Perfect for Fall.

Found it while browsing the new arrivals on the Nordstrom website.
It's a Marc New York 'Ashley' Belted Leather Trench Coat.


Last Day Dream

World acclaimed director Chris Milk released a short film entitled Last Day Dream as part of the 42-Second Dream Film Festival in Beijing, China.

File this one under 'Things That Make You Think'.

Chris Milk is known for directing music videos for a long list of music artists including: Kanye West, U2 and Green Day.

You can check his work portfolio at

Recycled Vinyl Anyone?

My husband brought me one of these back as a gift from a recent trip to Vancouver...and I love it. [mine was made with a Peter Gabriel record]

Perfect for the green music geek in your life.

A refillable notebook made from a vinyl record.

Found this one on the papermusedesigns shop.

Makes the perfect holiday gift.

The reversed padding....

I found out about this via a post on Twitter this morning....

@bwestradio: "Wonder jeans to help "add to your package" Just Ridiculous..."

And cue the Calvin Klein Jean Body collection...

I guess Brian was offended by Calvin's decision that men need to accentuate their package profile...
On the CK website it describes the new jean line for men as having:
"a reinforced fly for an enhanced profile."

(translation: Enhanced profile = bigger looking package)

All I can say is finally men are now about to bombarded with the same advertising we as women have been subjected to for years....hello padded bras, tops and booty reshaping underwear and jeans anyone?

Nice to know that designers are now about to start making men feel as inadequate as they have been making women feel for years.

Well at least it's cheaper than having to have plastic surgery...and no recovery pain to have to endure.

Calvin I toast you with a glass with a chilled glass of Baby Duck.

(photo credit:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cirque De Soliel....

“As soon as I started choreographing – at the age of 12 – I was fascinated by the way animals move. I tried to reproduce their movements myself, and ever since then I've been tirelessly exploring their kinetic abilities in my choreography.”
—Wade Robson

One of my favourite moments from the TV show 'So You Think You Can Dance'.
So strange and trance like.

This routine was choreographed by Wade Robson and was performed at the season finale of SYTYCD.

It's called Homage To The Rabbits.

I'm in 80s heaven....

Ok I love the BraveMoonMan's shop on Etsy...a total throwback to the 80s that I love.
My poor, poor credit card.

How divine is this?
I so heart the love mix tapes...old skool style...those mixed tapes were crafted with patience and purpose....

Here is a description of the shop:

"Brave Moonman is the place to find 80s nostalgia represented in felt! I have zippered pouches in the likeness of Cassette tapes, Nintendo controllers and Floppy Disks!"

So love it! I'm an 80s girls all the way...minus the bad perm I had in Grade 7....I was a work in progress back then....ummm yeah.

My two new favourite rock star shoes...

This two shoes totally mean business. So totally for your rock star girl at very rock 'n roll...and very sexy. Le sigh.

First ones are Jimmy Choos ('Stay') and the black ones are Pour La Victoire ('Sabrina Platform')...

photo credits: (Jimmy's) &

Perfect gift for a music geek....

So is the music geek in your life a hard to please kind of person when it comes to gifts?
This find on Etsy will change all this.

A clock made from a recycled JVC turntable...

Here is the description from the 'pixelthis' store:

"This clock was created using an old recycled JVC turntable and a Dire Straits album, which is replaceable. The clock movement is quartz, and requires 1 AA battery (included). The album size is 33. The entire clock measures 18"w x 14h and hangs on the wall with 2 hangars on the back. It will make a great conversation piece on your wall or a special gift for that audiophile you know who is so hard to shop for. Since these clocks are made from actual recycled turntables and albums, condition and model may vary slightly. Handmade in USA. "

Totally worth the $97.

Where Are They Now?

Taking a page from djamshouse [on Ustream.TV] morning mix from today....

Now I have this song in my head...likely for the rest of the day.

Still such a slammin' song....even after all these years.

Maestro Fresh Wes...'Let Your Backbone Slide' mogul?

Oprah? Music mogul? Will she resurrect the miserable business that is CD sales?

A tweet this morning by @alancross caught my attention:

Michael Buble debuts at #1 in US with 131,539 albums sold. Last week's #1 Barbra Streisand slips to 4. Tells you who's buying CDs, huh?

Seems who is buying the CDs is also watching Oprah...both artists were on Oprah within the last month.

Seems Oprah has the magic touch when it comes to just about anything.

Leads me to wonder if there will be an increase in Taylor Swift's CD sales this week...she's on Oprah today. Hmmmm.

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American Music Awards.

Yes I'm a total sucker for music award shows....I watch them religiously...more for the live performances than anything else.

The 37th Annual American Music Awards are dishing out the trophies on (Sunday) November 22nd. No word on who the host will be yet...but I'm thinking the cast of Glee would be a phenomenal show...image all the mash ups musical numbers they could do?

The Nominees were announced yesterday....looks like it may be Taylor Swift's & Kings Of Leon's night to shine with all their nods...

Here's the complete list:

--Kings of Leon
--Lady Gaga
--Zac Brown Band
--Keri Hilson
--Kid Cudi

--Michael Jackson

--Taylor Swift
--Lady Gaga

--Black Eyed Peas
--Kings of Leon

--"Fearless", Taylor Swift
--"Number Ones", Michael Jackson
--"Fame", Lady Gaga

--Green Day
--Kings of Leon


--"Relapse", Eminem
--"Blueprint 3", Jay-Z
--"Paper Trail", T.I.

--Michael Jackson
--Jamie Foxx

--Keyshia Cole
--Keri Hilson

--Black Eyed Peas
--Mary Mary

--"Number Ones", Michael Jackson
--"I Am . . . Sasha Fierce", Beyoncé
--"The E.N.D.", Black Eyed Peas

--Keith Urban
--Former Hootie and the Blowfish superstar Darius Rucker
--Jason Aldean

--Taylor Swift
--Carrie Underwood
--Reba McEntire

--Rascal Flatts
--Zac Brown Band

--"Fearless", Taylor Swift
--"Unstoppable", Rascal Flatts
--"Foundation", Zac Brown Band

--Taylor Swift
--Jason Mraz

--Jeremy Camp
--Brandon Heath
--Mary Mary

--Luis Fonsi
--Wisin & Yandel

--"Hannah Montana: The Movie"
--"Hannah Montana 3"

And don't forget to rock your vote for Artist of the Year...your choices are:

--Taylor Swift
--Michael Jackson
--Kings of Leon
--Lady Gaga