Shave (but no hair cut)

Well last night I went to a punk show in a barbershop and I suddenly had the urge to get a face-shave. One of the barbers was game to do it after the show and IT WAS JUST THE BEST.

Woman in a barber's chair, having a straight-razor shave.

It was Dead. Fucking. Sexy. I smelled so good after I was wishing I had a clone so I could make out with myself.

Here’s a little insta video my roomie made.

What fun it was to gender play and have a little dudely luxury!

On this day:

In 2009 – a frustrated moment
In 2005 – alone time



Pork Chops

Who even makes these? Moms and Grammas I guess? That’s always been my experience. Disks of over-cooked pork which are almost turned to a jerky. The lingering jaw-ache days later.

So when I was on a (oh-so-lovely) date earlier this week at a place where I know I like the food and saw pork chops on the menu, I decided to give it a whirl.

It was so juicy and flavourful! That’s my review.


So I guess I’m super hungry right now and dreaming about that pork chop. And I guess I’m ALSO like “Oh yeah that was a nice date” and not really telling you anything about it 😉


On this day:

In 2014 – I found them. I… did not do a good job… they fell apart.
In 2013 – This reminds me about my post yesterday and that I want to do some meal planning.
In 2008 – UGH where is my watercolour pad????
In 2007 – Percy photos!
In 2006 – Mind-Readers
In 2005 – This was the day before I started the job I have now.

The Hottest Spelling Bee in Town

We got to Raw Sugar last Saturday night at around 8pm and were greeted by a corseted woman asking for either a $10 cover or for participants to sign up for the Strip Spelling Bee. The rules were simple: three rounds of tough words; if the contestant gets their word wrong, off with a third of their clothes! (Undies, however, must remain.)

I paid, my date signed up and even got a free drink ticket out of it, which meant that I got a free drink ticket. Win!

The place filled up fast with lovers of spelling, stripping, and a slight twist of raunch.

Co-host Luna presented the word with origin and definition. If requested, co-host Sherwin would weave the word into a long and rambly paragraph smattered with quirky and awkward sexual imagery. The words were ridiculously difficult to spell, which was great because I (and most of the audience, I would suspect) was more interested in seeing people strip than hearing them spell words so complex I can’t even remember a single one of them, and the stripping did not disappoint! Spectators were encouraged to hoot and holler and the cheering was enthusiastic.

After Luna’s signature, bell ringing followed by a reverb-laden “You got it wroooong” *eyelash batt*, the saucy music started up and the contestants did their best to tantalise the audience as they shimmied, shook, and peeled off their layers. In fact, in addition to there being a prize for best speller, there was also an award for best stripper. I am happy to report that my date took home the latter prize — well deserved — and may even have re-enacted the winning performance for me later.


Winning Part 2 of 3

So you may be wondering just WHERE we were all headed when I found my FOB. We were on our way to collect on my Big Win #2.

You may not be aware, but there’s a thing called Twitter and I’m on there.  I saw that @apartment613 was running a contest for a family pass to the Ottawa International Children’s festival. I entered the draw and I won! All I had to do was choose a show and the tickets would be waiting for us at the box office. The age guidelines at the festival are apparently well enforced so my options were fairly limited but I ended up choosing ZooZoo and I’m glad I did.

I had driven past the festival grounds with Bobby the day before so he knew where were headed to the place with “all the white tents and some balloons”. When we arrived we were greeted by a woman on stilts and a cow statue that you could milk. We got our tickets and went into Tent 2 for the show. Bobby sat on Brent’s lap for the whole thing and his face! OMG HIS FACE. It was the face of pure wonderment the entire time. He loved it. Molly slept through the entire thing.

One thing I have to say is this; If you know you are going to be sitting in a tent all close to lots of people, you should really make sure you don’t stink!

After the show I went to the Soup Truck to pick up some coffees and a snack while Brent and Bobby headed to the Long & McQuade tent. There they had instruments for the kids to try and Bobby came out of it with a balloon on a stick.

On the way home we drove past Maman which is probably Bobby’s favorite piece of art and he can tell you all about it if you ask.

They were doing face painting that was pretty much what you would expect to see at Cirque du Soleil and it was only $5. Bobby didn’t want any though. I’m glad I won these tickets because it has inspired me to return to the festival next year as well!


On this day:

In 2010 -“I’m a baking REBEL.”

In 2008 -“cankles”