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Word of the Day.

5 May


(fuh-ROOSH)—adjective: unruly or disorderly, wild; marked by shyness and lack of social graces.


Rua Rambles

5 May

Meet my good friend Rua. She is one of the most beautiful souls I know. She has saved me many days with her wisdom, healing energy and smile. I thought I would share with you some of her rambles – more like words of wisdom. This one took place this morning over an online chat.

On the reality of real happiness:

” Life is not about being happy ALL the time…it is about understanding that we must accept what comes before us, take it in fully, make the best of it – decide whether we like it or not and choose differently but all the while, being true to the moment while we think of how we want things to be. If we think that we should be happy all the time, we’re screwed. It is with those unrealistic expectations that we get depressed so easily…”

If ever you are in the Ottawa area, Rua is a body worker offering the healing services of Massage, Reflexology and Craniosacral Therapy. Visit her site at

Water and Marble

3 May

The poet, P.K. Page caught my eye and heart this morning on my way to work. I read the poem, Water and Marble on the Queen St. West streetcar. Her poem is one of the many great works found in the Poetry on the Way transit campaign.

Water & Marble – P.K. Page

And I shall tell him that the thought of him
turns me to water
and when his name is spoken pale still sky
trembles and breaks and moves like blowing water
that winter thaws its frozen drifts in water
all matter blurs, unsteady, seen through water
and I, in him, dislimn, water in water?

As true: the thought of him
has made me marble
and when his name is spoken blowing sky
settles and freezes in a dome of marble
and winter seals its floury drifts in marble
all matter double-locks as dense as marble
and I, in others’ eyes, am cut from marble.

Still Waters: The Poetry of P.K. Page

This short CFB film encapsulates the life of P.K. Page, a Canadian woman who has reached international stature as both a painter and a poet. Through an exploration of her life and art, the film shows how her powerful works have extended beyond their inherent confines into the realms of anthropology and ecology.

Dope Domes

13 Apr

Anyone will tell you not wearing a condom feels amazing and if you’ve tried it – it’s very, very hard to go back to latex or lamb skin. As good as it feels, it’s  “fucking” risky man.

Condom shopping can be fun. Like penises, they come in many shapes, sizes and flirty features!

Here are some condoms for people who don’t want to wear a condom – all found on

Kimono MicroThin Condoms

Voted Men’s Health Magazine’s ‘Favorite Condom’, the Kimono concept is simple; thinner, more sensitive condoms that offer even more strength and reliability than the leading brands. The result is also simple, a better condom overall. The Micro Thin is newly re-designed to be even thinner, with a straight sided shape for more comfort, and quicker, easier use. Micro Thin condoms are enhanced by a silky water based lubricant that provides a smooth, ultra natural feeling. It’s significantly thinner than the competition, offering maximum transparency, sensitivity and feeling.

Ribbed for Her Pleasure

Her Pleasure Naked Sensations

A condom that takes her pleasure into account, the aptly named Naked Sensations Her Pleasure condoms boast a roomy comfort shape with a wider tip for more freedom of movement plus a special ribbed texture for extra stimulation. The feel is bare ultra thin and barely there, but keeps your partner and yourself securely protected. The addition of an UltraSmooth lubricant creates a silky touch that keeps things slick and sensitive.

Thintensity Warm Sensations

Uniquely shaped to provide more great-feeling freedom of movement, Trojan’s ThinTensity condom was designed for the most and best possible sensation during sex. A specially shaped top portion is longer and slightly larger where the head of the penis sits, providing a less restrictive feel, while remaining equally secure and delivering supreme protection with a reservoir tip. To take your pleasure even further, ThinTensity version of trusted Trojan is over 25% thinner for a barely-there sensation, plus, a silky smooth premium warming lubricant coats the inside and outside of the condom, helping things glide along smoothly while adding exciting heat.

All the Bells & Whistles:

Jimmy Jane Essentials Pleasure Set

For those times when the mood is perfect but the necessary tools are nowhere to be found, the Essential Pleasure Set by the always impressive JimmyJane collection has you covered. Inside, you’ll find 2 Durex condoms, a full sized 4ml(.13oz) packet of water based lubricant, and two Mine and Yours pleasure mints. The discreet little package won’t draw attention, so you can take it anywhere you go, because you just never know.

C-Case Condom Travel Container

From the B3 line of luxury pleasure tools comes the C-Case, a discreet pocket sized steel compact container that’s sized perfectly to hold condoms or pocket packs of lube. Since it fits into a pocket, purse or makeup bag with ease, you’ll always be ready for sexy adventures.

Litany, by Billy Collins

18 Mar

Samuel Chelpka recites poems flawlessly & he’s only 3 years old.

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
maybe even the pigeon on the general’s head,
but you are not even close
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.

And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.

I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blowing down an alley
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman’s tea cup.
But don’t worry, I’m not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and–somehow–the wine.

Pussy of the Day.

15 Mar

Demetri Martin: [showing a line graph] This is very autobiographical. This is the cuteness of a girl versus how interested I am in hearing about how intuitive her cat is. You see, the cuter the girl is, the more I’m willing to hear about the cat. “Oh really?” “Yeah, he’s very intuitive.” But you’ll notice, at a certain point, I don’t care how cute you are. I don’t wanna hear about your fucking cat anymore. I hate your cat. When you leave the room, I try to get it.

Freaks and Geeks

12 Mar

One of the best shows on TV that should have never been canceled was Freaks and Geeks. C’mon the episode titles were even awesomesauce: Discos and Dragons, Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers, Noshing and Moshing, Smooching and Mooching, Tokin’ and Chokin’, Tests and Breasts, Beers and Weirs and I’m with the Band. It also catapulted the careers of Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and James Franco.

Daniel Desario, played by the seriously sexy James Franco was such a cool, charismatic burnout.  A punk and anarchist at heart. Desario knew how to wear that leather jacket just so. Sigh.

Daniel: Rock ‘n roll don’t come from your brain. It comes from your crotch.

SheRhaps: He said crotch.

Daniel: Am I a loser?

Harris: You’re not a loser because you’re having sex. But if you weren’t having sex, we could definitely debate the issue.

Daniel: Knock it off, blondie. You’re gonna blow the speakers.

Kim: Oh, I’m sorry, Grandpa. I’ll try not to blow anything of yours from now on.

Daniel: Lindsay… I think it’s really great that you and Nick are going out.
Lindsay: Yeah. Me too.
Daniel: No, I mean it. Nick’s a great guy. We give him a hard time, but you know… he’s the man. I just think it’s really great you guys are going out. He’s a really great guy.
Lindsay: Yeah, I know.
Daniel: Nick’s a stud. You know? I mean, he may not seem like it, but he is.

The auditions that landed Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, John Daley, Martin Starr,  and Busy Phillips parts on Freaks and Geeks:

Freaks and Geeks, Ken Miller

Freaks and Geeks, Nick Andopolis

Freaks and Geeks, Lindsay Weir

Freaks and Geeks, Sam Weir

Freaks and Geeks, Bill Haverchuck

Freaks and Geeks, Kim Kelly