23 January 2007

cleaning out the attic

Alright alright. It's not that I've had nothing to say, rather that thoughts and ideas have been collecting in my mind like pieces of discarded clothing in a messy room. Or maybe the mess of my room has been too distracting. Hmmm. In no particular order, here's what has been on ma mind.

- Concordia's new gym is huge, clean and glorious. The best part for me is passing the colour-changing wall on the way down the escalator down to the gym.

- In consumer news, high-end fitting rooms will soon be getting a high-tech twist. Soon clothing shoppers will be able to stand in front of fitting room "magic mirrors" and see items of clothing projected onto their bodies via this new screen. They can then email, IM or text images of their favourite items to friends for feedback. Talk about hyper consumption. The Montreal Gazette, to which I have recently subscribed, discusses the increasing speed of fashion consumption.

- Lucky Charms are not magically delicious without milk. They're just plain terrible.

- I've finally come to agree that Grey's Anatomy is a good show. I would love to write a book, show, or play about the idiosyncrasies of my program here at Concordia. It would be a good way of telling all the stories I don't feel I can share online. Ah, the beauty of character names.

- Charest, Dion and Harper have all stood up to ignorant French presidential candidate Segolene Royal who, having never set foot in Quebec, felt she was in a position to proclaim her support for the "liberation" of Quebec. From the Gazette:

"The problem with her declaration is that we are free," Dion said. "We have been free longer than the French because we had responsible government while they were still in the midst of debating empires and revolutions.

Asked if a statement like Royal's can harm federalism in Canada, Dion said: "It hampers her own credibility. We do not interfere in the affairs of a friend country. We do not wish for the dismantling of a friend country. Canada does not wish for the dismantling of France. France certainly does not wish for the dismantling of Canada."

Take that, wannabe FLQ

- I have finally found the solution for my skin. After searching for years for a product that could treat my combination skin properly, I have discovered Lush's Sweet Japanese Girl. It is amazing, and all of the user reviews are true. It exfoliates, unclogs pores, and moisturizes. I kid you not.

Other than that, I want to wish Kate the best of luck in Kumasi, Ghana, where she will join Gill for an adventure, a retreat, and a fabulous opportunity.

"The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination"
-Don Williams Jr.

"Haraka haraka, hamna baraka" (To move too quickly is to miss the blessing)
-East African proverb


Jennie said...

Hey Dallas! I like the flow of thougts.. post-farbersim. love it.

on a different note I've linked you to my blog- check it out!

j'tan said...

I am SO excited to try that soap! It's like you described my ideal product exactly. I'm actually a tittering teenage girl about this...

So much for deep comments today, tee hee.

sam said...

i have a kanga that says "haraka haraka, hamna baraka"! probably one of my favourite proverbs... definitely one to live by.

and ps... we still need to catch up! everyone else is alrady bored to tears by my tales of mwanza.

hope all's well in le belle ville de montreal! talk soon.