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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Superlady at Dinner

At dinner tonight Heulwen looked up suddenly with strands of spaghetti hanging out of her mouth, and so strongly resembled a walrus that I nearly spit out my limeade.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cat of the Month, Again

Reviewing I realize that there was no CotM for October or November! Good grief, what a lame blogger I am!

Okay:

October will be St John Velimirovich
November will be hmmmmm let's say the inventor of marzipan (whoever he was), and Marc Chagall, tied

Now we're all caught up.

Cat of the Month Update

Gotta catch up with my new Cat of the Month feature!

December: Jamie Oliver
January: Ghandi (I didn't say they had to be alive)

Don't know February yet, but I'm open to suggestions.

Wouldn't this make a great calendar? Just totally random and weird.

Water

Saw Deepa Mheta's stunning film Water tonight. Sad but wonderful. Actually I recommend all her films -- she makes me proud to be Canadian. (Which is nice, since the tasering death of an innocent man at YVR made me ashamed to be a Vancouverite. But that's another post.) Monsoon Wedding is my absolute favourite, but Water comes close.

Anyway, Deepa Mheta is so cool. In an interview she told a story of how a friend in India called her to say that people were burning her in effigy over there after Water came out. Her response: "What is my effigy wearing?"

Hahahahahahaha!

They were burning her effigy, btw, for suggesting in her movie that maybe it's not such great thing to marry off a small girl to some guy and then when her husband dies (in this case she is seven), commit her to an Ashram (basically a prison) for the rest of her life. Go figure! What a crazy feminist!

I know it sounds depressing, but it really is great, with an ending that will leave you with your heart in your mouth. Not literally. That would be gross.