Thursday Throwdown: March 2, 2023

When I was in high school and university, I would periodically move all my furniture out in the hallway or shove it around my room to different walls. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not so much. Every single time, though, I was procrastinating doing something else. And moving all your worldly possessions was a doozie of […]

Thursday Throwdown: February 23, 2023

I was just thinking to myself, “Self, we should do a Grati-Tuesday”. And then I realized that not only was I superduper late for Grati-Tuesday, I was also late for Thursday Throwdown (this being almost 2am on Friday, and all). Oopsie. The beginning of this week was the Family Day statutory holiday for me, so […]

Lent Project 2023: Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is one of my favourite days in the liturgical calendar. As RC kids, we don’t have an outward sign of our faith in the same way as hijabs, niqabs, dastārs, kippahs, and  turbans announce the faith of other religions. But on Ash Wednesday, we declare our faith with a smudge of ash on […]

Pre-Lent: The joy of Pączki

Several jobs ago, I went on a field trip at work to the print house that published our user guides (in the days of yore when we still printed user guides). They had a post card in their lobby that they produced for a record company or a radio station or something. It had image […]

Thursday Throwdown: February 9, 2023

I have to tell you, I’m not much of an awards show watcher, but last weekend was the Grammy Awards, and there was a performance that has conservatives frothing at the mouth. As soon as I hear that something is controversial I want to read it, see it or watch it. The Sam Smith/Kim Petras […]

Thursday Throwdown: February 2, 2023

My phone just gave me an alert that there’s supposed to be a dump of snow and “the coldest temperatures so far this winter”. Great. So what I’m hearing is that little extra Dance Floor is prudent. You heard that too, right?

Thursday Throwdown – January 26, 2023

So this morning, I said to myself, “Self, we should get a throwdown playlist together so it’s ready to go on Thursday”. Except that today is Thursday – It’s been that kind of week. I mean, I know why – I had a day off on Tuesday for an impromptu trip out of town, and […]