Val Valentino Strikes Again – Masked Magician Fail

One of the most common ways people get to my site is to search “Val Valentino” or “masked magician” on Google, almost certainly because I once wrote this. In the past couple of days, the popular search term has been “val valentino fail”.  Well, to your delight and to my confusion (what was actually supposed to happen here, magicians?!), here it is. I’m not a fan of showcasing failures, but (1) I give the people what they want to some degree, and (2) I’ve always … Continue reading

This conversation has a real flow to it!

The best show on television which will be ending this year in all likelihood is 30 Rock.  I don’t see a need for a full blog post, but should I die, I think there needs to be a record of this opinion somewhere other than Twitter (my tweets are indecipherable and oft times sarcastic, you might have noticed). OK so I got to rant my little heart and spleen out to someone unfamiliar today and I did it without swearing more than once, and even … Continue reading

The Masked Magician Unmasked

Was anyone impressed when this happened?  I remember a lot of disappointed kids the next day at school after Valentino revealed he’d been the man behind the mask all along.  Leave your thoughts in the comments. Even if you don’t, I am kind of interested to see who still scours Google (aside from me) for Val Valentino 14 years later. Share the post “The Masked Magician Unmasked” FacebookXShare… Continue reading

Elect Phillip Phillips 2012

Skip this post if you’re not into the reality shows, kids. Some might say I have a few too many awful television guilty pleasures.  The important part is that they are all seasonal competition shows, so I view them about once a week for a couple months at a time and it’s not interfering with exercise and reading, my two other big hobbies (of the year so far).  Okay, enough justification. I said it last year.  If they vote this guy off, I will never … Continue reading

Chiminey Cricket and the No Thank You Blues

I saw an episode of Holmes Inspection (actually, it was a two-parter) about a couple who had a seemingly gorgeous house, but it was terribly inefficient and also their bedroom was not reinforced so it was bound to one day collapse into their kitchen.  There were heat and water leaks everywhere, as well as squirrel and mouse droppings throughout their attic, and their electrical panel was older than time itself.  So of course, the team went all out and gutted the entire place, even re-shingled … Continue reading

Something’s Peculiar Here

Wait just a minute.  This doesn’t look the same at all! I must have been a terribly indecent person in a past life because 1) I work with the public and 2) my fiance is listening to Coldplay at a volume louder than a whisper.  It seems to me there is something I should be doing tonight (choosing paint colours, painting a door, carving our pumpkins) but I don’t think I’ll muster up the motivation to get any of that done this night.  Especially not … Continue reading

Is that real ketchup? Yep!

I’m normally a summer person, but it’s going to be mid-temp today and I actually don’t mind it.  Yesterday I remembered how much I loved a hot coffee instead of just liked it as a morning routine, and today it actually motivated me to wake up before 8am on my first day of vacation.  Shit!  It’s so good! You ever type something and at the same time someone else says that same thing? I don’t. Why is there an actually ‘cut’-looking version of the Koodo … Continue reading


I gave up on the 365, rather quickly it would seem. It was no good, and I felt like it was holding me back. Or obligating me. I’d rather just picturize when the mood strikes me, or when something cool presents itself. Tomorrow, our little Mixi (who has recently taken to becoming a woman) goes in to get spayed. Good luck, cat! We’ll see you on the outside. In the meantime, she and the other two have to fast for the night (or, we’ll just … Continue reading

The Crazy Cat Lady

I’m reading all about introducing cats to each other today. Mixi and Jane pretty much hate each other, and Rico has never been a fan of other cats. So upon this upcoming merge, we may find ourselves in a pretty pickle. Oh, kitties. I need a farm. Going to conduct a social experiment based on this site. I will be recording every transaction I witness. Good info here too. This is good too, even though it’s not about housing cats in any way. Watch about … Continue reading


All the leaves are almost gone. What the hell! Oh right, it’s almost winter. Thinking of scrapping the blog. Turns out there’s not much to say bloggy-style when you’re the furthest from miserable that you’ve ever been. Imagine! Here are some things I find funny today: Extended MSN names that explain how the person is feeling through lyrics, quotations, or a jumble of obscenities and punctuation marks Cats when they hide their legs under their bodies and put their head flat on the bed to … Continue reading

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