A Compendium of Snippets

Posted: March 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

OK, so I have a title,  but not much to go along with it unfortunately.  I’ve not been blogging much these past weeks, ok, months. As my mom always says, if you have nothing to say, just shut up. I took her words to heart. Always good to listen to mom.

Spring is coming, and I have proof. I have a dresser drawer that sticks in winter. I can’t get it completely shut for months. Just this week, it started gliding again. It’s been happening for years so it’s not theory, it is FACT. And I will clutch that in my grubby little fingers like a miser holds onto his gold. Yep. I need to believe that winter is over.


Today is Blogger day of silence Japan. That’s right. Bloggers won’t blog today in order to support Japan. Wouldn’t you know this is the  day I’d blog. These days, when I have a modicum of inspiration, I run with it.

However, I do have issues. It’s a lovely thought, but how does not blogging help Japan? I’m sure all those Japanese who have lost everything – including their loved ones – in the quake and tsunami  and are now living under the threat of a radiation cloud are thrilled that bloggers are keeping silent today to support them. It makes no sense. None. Seriously, how does that help? Do the Japanese really give a shit?

I had the same issue with the quake in Haiti. Facebook was all aflutter with the same type of  “action”. It’s not action. It’s a way to feel you’re doing something when actually you’re doing nothing at all. At least be honest about it. Who me? A bitchy cynic?  You can’t really be surprised after all this time.


And speaking of earthquakes, we’ve finally had the requisite articles in the paper regarding how Montreal will be hit by a major earthquake of a Haiti-type magnitude within the next 50 years. Usually when there’s a major quake they’re much quicker in recycling that particular scary story. Of course, as Montreal is an older city, it will be reduced to rubble, the buildings not having been built to withstand earthquakes. I live in a house built in 1912. It was nice knowing you all…


A new fad! New to me anyway. After cocooning, you now have “outdooring”.  Outdooring is all about living outdoors. Using your back yard. From what I gather it’s pretty much what we’ve always been doing in summer, i.e. sitting on the deck having a beer. Except now you need all sorts of accessories to do so. You need the outdoors living room furniture which costs at least as much as the real kind, oh, and the outdoors dining room, and the huge ass BBQ with attached fridge and, I imagine, dishwasher. The cost of sitting outside and catching some rays today is astronomical.

Me?  I’ll just sit on my old pvc chair and have my glass of wine. I’m cheap that way.


It seems Donald Trump is thinking of running for President.  I quote: “Part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich…. That’s a huge advantage over the other candidates”.  The mind boggles.

Boggle, boggle boggle…

  1. geogypsy says:

    Nice to see you’re in Fine form. I must really be out of it as I didn’t think I needed furniture to enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoy Spring and a stick free drawer.

  2. Rachel says:

    Spring: OMG IM SO EXCITED. Been a warm couple days at last, and best of all, NO BUGS YET.

    Trump: I am not boggled at all. One can’t be an American President without money and lots of it. Been that way since the beginning really, and has only got exponentially worse in the last 30, 40 years. America is a Plutocracy–the founding fathers designed it that way.

    Blog Day of Silence: yeah, that was my thought too. It makes no sense. They got way to much to worry about to find time to take umbrage over the actions or non-actions of white folks half a world away. Honestly, its such a WHITE thing to do!

  3. e says:

    You always manage to make me laugh, Jazz! A blanket on the ground works for me outdoors; As for the Donald, aka Mr. Rump, is he serious? If so, another reason to flee this country…too many like him…

    As for the Japanese, I think I’d rather send a few sheckels to their RED CROSS…Google has some info on that.

    Enjoy the weekend and your unstuck drawer!

  4. geewits says:

    Yeah that facebook stuff is usually goofy, but I do the picture changes when they are fun like putting up your favorite cartoon characters (I did Betty Veronica and Archie) or favorite pet (Barney). But the reality is we actually send money to the Red Cross when there is a crisis somewhere.

    Those outdoor kitchens are interesting but when they are in Texas I laugh because it’s too hot to “live” oudoors all summer long. They would only be really good in March, April, October and November. But in a year round temperate climate like San Diego? Yeah, that would be nice.

    I hope Trump runs for president because it would screw the GOP just like picking Palin. Whatever they can do to look stupid works for me.

  5. emerrube says:

    I don’t get how being silent for Japan helps them either. That’s just weird. Hopefully they’ll get back and going soon.

  6. alison says:

    Living outdoors? I’m all about the beige resin Muskoka chairs… lots of space to balance a glass of wine or bottle of beer on the armrests. Of course, the deck is still under a couple of feet of snow, and being covered by more as I type this. Sigh.

  7. mrwriteon says:

    How the hell did I miss this? Oops, I think I blogged on the 18th. Those poor Japanese, all that other stuff and thee and me blogging. The inhumanity.

    Trump for president: El puko. One of the most repulsive rich fuck fascisti to tread the planet. My bowels spasm when I see him on TV. I’d take Richard Nixon — though maybe not Pierre Trudeau.

  8. lime says:

    as it turns out i am a bitchy cynic too because i don’t see how silence helps them either unless they are being silent and it’s a requested form of solidarity.

    and donald trump for pres? dear god, that’s got to be a sign of the armagedon. may i please move to canada. i promise to bring cheap pvc chairs for my outdooring.

  9. Jocelyn says:

    “…how does not blogging help Japan?”

    This right here is why I’ve been YOURS for five years now. And why we will, one day, have a great time over multiple glasses of wine.

    No effing kidding: “…how does not blogging help Japan?”

  10. Pearl says:

    Hmm. I blogged on the 18th, too. Hope I didn’t mess anything up.


  11. Guillaume says:

    I think it is better to blog about Japan, than be silent about it. They are a brave, fascinating people.

  12. tattytiara says:

    Yeah no, blogging is communication. You typically don’t respond to a crisis by ceasing communications, no matter how removed you are (and in this day and age, we are not removed just because we’re on the other side of the planet). Odd the movement wasn’t for everybody TO blog that day, and to mention Japan in at least someway to keep them in our thoughts and share information instead.

  13. Suldog says:

    That “no blogging” thing is one of the silliest ideas I’ve ever heard. If anything, it shyould be just the opposite. Blog loud and long for them, if so inclined. Silence? Makes no sense.

  14. aimee says:

    your city is indeed fabulous (freezing, but fabulous)! and your posts are hilarious. so glad to find your world!

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