Thursday Throwdown: August 12, 2021

There’s been a heat warning (and usually, an accompanying thunderstorm warning/watch) for most of the last week in Southern Ontario. Child and I were talking about a kinder-gentler method of spending time at a task, and having a soundtrack is usually my go-to way. So if you also require 32 minutes and 30 seconds in […]

Thursday Throwdown – 24 Years ago!

Twenty-four years ago, on a balmy August Friday, my gentleman associate and I got married. We all did the macarena at the reception, but it was either that or the chicken dance, so I guess that’s something. I will be including neither of those on today’s playlist, friends, but should you feel so inclined, I’m […]

Cider? I hardly know’er!

Cider? I hardly know’er!
I thought, “It’s been a while since the gentleman associate and I have been on a multi-stop tour-full-o’treats. Where there’s apples for pie, there’s apples for cider, and that’s really all the information I need.

Thursday Throwdown: July 29, 2021

OK, first of all, how is it half way through the summer ALREADY? Secondly, I know it’s not Thursday, but this week was another installment of No-Work-On-Friday Summer, and I totally forgot until now. Oops. Sorry friends. So enjoy this playlist on the weekend. Have a frosty beverage and just enjoy the day.

Thursday Throwdown: July 22, 2021

Every once in a while, I need to stop and take inventory of the great stuff that’s going on around me. In the last few months, we’ve started a backyard makeover, the trunk of a giant century-old maple tree in front of my house snapped and destroyed part of my garden (and embedded itself in […]

Countdowns to the Top

In the summers of my youth, it meant the Top Songs of All Time on the radio, playing all weekend until Sunday night when they would reveal the Number One Song. This weekend was the same, and different.

What’s the best you can do?

Half a lifetime ago, there were several people in my circle of friends who had birthdays around the same time as mine, so we decided that we’d go to a comedy show to celebrate all of us at once. I wasn’t in a great headspace, so when the comedian asked if anyone was celebrating anything, […]

Thursday Throwdown: July 1

So, usually on Canada Day, I’d be agonizing over how to narrow down my favourite Canadian tunes down to a coherent playlist for you. But this year, there are other things to consider. The number of unmarked graves around residential schools is over a thousand, and it’s going to increase. I mean, not that the […]

Thursday Throwdown: June 24, 2021

Happy First-Week-Of-Summer, friends! I’ve been doing some self-care lately and I decided to start the No-Work-On-Friday Summer a little early. Now that we’re bumping up into Canada and/or Independence Day here in North America, I’ve got an actual week of vacay coming up (like, starting in…. 4 hours 56 minutes of when I’m writing this…) […]