14 May 2006

I Wanna Dance!

I am the proud new owner of Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix - a game whose target market is younger than a unified Germany. And yet, it is in my giddy possession, a person who is old enough to remember Robin Williams as Mork as opposed to the voice of Genie.

I can play the game on 'easy' level, but once I put it to 'average' it gets much, much harder and I end up just randomly stamping on the mat, much to our downstairs neighbour's horror. This is part of the reason why I don't go to the step classes at my gym. The other reason I don't do step classes is because the instructor has not caught onto sportswear-chic and wears an actual leotard to teach. Disturbing.

My moves and my generation's pop culture legacy are put to shame by the comic in this clip. Most people have seen this already, but I love it:

There could probably be an entire video of bad dance moves circa 1987 - 1992 as this site demonstrates.


9 May 2006

I Stand Corrected

Root canals hurt. The next day, that is. Now that the freezing has fled my mouth, the stabby feelings have moved in and are sporadically stomping about. The Motrin is providing about as much pain relief as a Tic Tac would.

All I've been able to eat are cooled-down poached eggs. Pair that with the fact that my brushing has been done rather gingerly to accommodate The Tooth Of Sauron, you can imagine how fantastic my breath is right now.


8 May 2006

Root Canal - A Review

Honestly, it wasn't that bad. Getting my teeth scaled at the dentist is far more painful than this was.

The endodontist, Dr Golosky, rubbed the area with numbing gel, froze my gums with a needle (couldn't really feel it), dental dam'd me and went to work at a pretty quick pace. For the most part, it was like someone sticking push pins into the tooth (which I couldn't feel) and tapping and stirring them around. I was told by someone to expect a lot of crunching and scraping sounds, but it really wasn't that bad at all. He used one tool after the pin thing that made a slight crisping noise, but even that was ok. The procedure took about 1 hour and 15 minutes, but went by fairly quickly. Dr Golosky chatted about all the well-to-do engagement and wedding announcements he saw in the New York Times, which I guess is like reality TV for the more refined. He finished my tooth off with a thing that looked like a glue gun to pop some cement onto the tooth to seal it up (I have to go back to my regular dentist to get it more permanently filled and sealed) and then I was done and sent on my way, sadly, without a prescription for dependency-worthy drugs (I was told to go buy some Advil).

Hours later, I'm still frozen through the cheek and nose, although sensitivity is coming back and my mouth definitely knows something happened while it went down for a Dr Golosky-imposed nap.

We'll see how it goes in the next few hours.


I'd Rather Be Pole Dancing

You know how people say "I'd rather have a root canal"? Well, I'm about to see if it lives up to its horror in less than 30 minutes. Yup, I'm getting my tooth opened up, the pulp scraped out and some pins driven through the roots. It's a beautiful way to start the week.

I'll update when I get back.


4 May 2006

Look What The Canada Post Stork Brought Today

Meet Sidonie!

This is the little girl that I am sponsoring through the Foster Parent Plan. She is from Bangoue, Cameroon and is six years old.

Along with handing over my cash, I'm encouraged to write to her - which will be no easy task for me. How do you explain your job when you work is marketing cell phones? Your living arrangement when it's with a guy who's not your husband or brother or father or gay roommate? Your Saturdays when they're spent pole-dancing and watching Laguna Beach?

I'll need to come up with something wholesome and relatable, stat. But what?


1 May 2006

Four Sure

Four jobs I've had in my life:
1. Marketing & Community Relations for a gay newspaper
2. Cashier at Zellers
3. Communications Coordinator for the Comedy Network (the most un-funny job ever)
4. Summer Event Planner for the city of Fort McMurray

Four places I've lived:
1. The Fart, AB
2. Calgary, AB
3. Sept Illes, QB
4. Toronto, ON

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Hitched
2. Imdb.com
3. Hotmail
4. Google

Four places I've been on vacation:
1. London, England
2. Playacar, Mexico
3. Varadero, Cuba
4. Mauii, USA

Four of my favourite foods:
1. Shrimp
2. Sushi
3. Pizza
4. Butter chicken

Four places I'd rather be:
1. At an all-inclusive resort on the beach being served yummy drinks
2. My family's home at Christmas time
3. Cuddled up in a down duvet during a mid-afternoon rain shower
4. Kicking ass on a tennis court

Four albums/artists I love:
1. Beatles - The White Album
2. Neil Young - Decade
3. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
4. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Honey's Dead

Four Things I'd Bring on an Island With Me:
1. Patrick
2. iPod
3. iPod charger
4. Boat

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