Friday, October 23, 2009

GIANT KING CON

Giant Con is great! Their music is peppy, just complex enough, and best of all, unique. If I were to drive hard for a comparison I would peg their illegitimate lover parents to be Modest Mouse and the pink bubble gum popping waitress at the drive-in diner (roller skating waitress of course). I really want to say Peaches - but I haven't heard her yet!!!! Despite having been in my life for 8 years now, I have yet to hear a single track. Time to get to the CD store (so old fashioned I know).
Anyways, Giant Con screened their new music video Ciest to Lie at the Yellowknife Capitol Theatre last night. It was a Collective 9 production and a joint city of YK effort for sure. It was set in YK in the 30's and personally I would like to see an entire movie set in that era....hmmmmm idea. But maybe with a different story line (sans black magic). The vitality of the piece is what set it apart from other films that have depicted the North in the past or Canada in general, from what I have seen anyways. I suppose what I am saying is that at the end of the day - the next Canadiana film I see (a genre which I like being descended from settlers who arrived in the late 1700s) I want it to be filmed more like a rock video and less like a school book. Capiche?

Awesome - way to go Giant Con - buy the album, you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Music - Movie - Book

I have on follower!! That's pretty awesome considering this blog is about nothing. I have often thought of focussing it and making it about something in particular but what that is does not come to mind.
I just bought a new CD this weekend - The Cat Empire - pretty sweet. It sounds like Jack Johnson singing to funky music a la Jamiroquai mixed with Sublime complimented by some radical scratching and electronic mixing. All of that with some sort of space age Caribbean feel.
Snow is upon us in Yellowknife, the temperature is a comfortable crisp. There are different shades of crisp for sure, some are more comfortable than others; presently ours is very pleasant.
Movie review - The Informant. This was an interesting movie. I was expecting it to be better than it was at the time I was watching it. However, when we were let out and had so much to talk about in terms of content, acting, setting etc. well gosh darn it, I realized that it was maybe more thought provoking than a lot of movies that I have seen lately and so I give it thumbs up. It was like a Vanity Fair article set to a movie. In fact, I am going to research whether or not there was a VF article written on this story... the story of Mark Whitacre and the corn business. Interesting about the corn business - the movie drives home that there is corn in just about everything, both manufactured and some meats and fish (because it is their food source) - broken down into the different compounds that make up corn, this movie focussed particularly on "lycene". This has research project written all over it.
With respect to the "price fixing" aspect of the story, well we have sent our lawyer friend in to watch and to give us the cliff notes. At the end of the movie, we were actually wanting a movie about the movie - i.e. the cliff notes on the legal side of the story.

Book of the moment - A Thousand Splendid Suns - so far, so great. I will review it when I am done.

Peace.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Inglorious Bastards

Wow - I did not like that movie.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Back in the news

Someone, let's say a new friend, thoughtfully pointed out that it had been a while since I last updated my blog... well, a fast and furious update comin atcha:
- Going to NewYork May 13th for a week and then off to Thailand until June 20th (woohoo) - looking forward to the r & r and spiritiual potential, hiking, massages, connecting with an old legendary Australian friend etc.
- Author I would like to add to my academia collection of literature and literary knowledge: Dembisa Moyo (I believe I got it right)
- 3 wedding cakes have been ordered for July - all buttercream, could be fun (but fun mostly because it will be warm out!)
- Looking forward to the summer (intense)
- Immensely enjoying living with my new roomate Shawn in beautiful Old Town
- Pavarotti in 1973 La Boheme - a must
- Still have to go and check out a music mix on Adam's blog - just for me - ok well maybe not just for me but who cares! He is weird and wonderful - I love new music!

Cheers all - thanks for the nudge,
Jessie.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The irony of it all.

It is so ironic to reflect on the title of this blog, "prepare for the best" - I have just been through a lose everything house fire.  Looks like the best is yet to come!

Monday, January 12, 2009

ZOMG...

Oh dear God, it must be minus a million out!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Is it just me?

This is the time of year in Yellowknife where cardio becomes cardiac.  In the heat of Summertime we are all running around like maniacs, biking, hiking, walking, jogging - all in the good spirit of 18-24 hrs of sunlight.  Literally, 11 p.m. can feel like 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and one can just hop on the ole bike and take her for a spin.  The energy levels follow suit too - I really am almost never tired in the summer.  Hungover, maybe, but never really tired.

Enter mid-winter, I walked my dog up an inclined part of our street the other morning (the incline being ever so slight) and I was aware that I should probably start walking to work (wheez wheez).  Lol.  Nuff said.

Peas out.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Gramercy Tavern Gingerbundts!


This post is dedicated to ever magnanimous, ever consistent, ever delectable delight displaying Smitten Kitchen! In the off chance that she wanders in (and not to weird her out by telling her how great she is, but yeah, top drawer), I thought I would display a little montage of the Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread recipe that she posted, and that spiced up our minus 40s of last month. It was, wait for it, sooooooooooo good! Thanks Smits! These bundts would be oh so perfect with some coffee and a little 'New York, New York' playing in the back round - big sound for big flavour!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

-44, 3:30 p.m.


Hey Party People,

This is what -44 at 3:30 in the afternoon looks like...  What it feels like is - COLD!  See the nice ice fog...oooo...this shot is from the front yard of our trailer, mailboxes to the right, more trailers to the front - the road leads to a very small path that takes you out into civilization where one can readily partake in convenience store goodies, video rentals, McDonald's, Extra Foods etc.

To your left is the homestead. 


Another One Bites The Dust.

Conceded as a waste of time and energy, I have closed my eHarmony account.  After having reflected on my incredibly lazy and apathetic state at present (I keep on convincing myself that I am just "relaxing" - no, Jessie, now you are just gross, pyjama day ended with Christmas and if not then, New Years day at the latest) I have decided that I should be folding my clothes and getting ready for re-entry into the land of the living, rather than checking out my matches from Ohio.  So, it is done, did I say 2 weeks?  I was being generous.  I didn't even make it to the end of free communication weekend, which would have been a logical time to end the affair.  Didn't even make it.  This not making it through relationship weekends thing seems to be a recurring theme in my life right now - let's hope it's progress people... lets hope.

(and can anyone tell me why spellcheck had me spell let's(lets) 2 different ways up there in the last sentence? - I have a bone to pick with its and it's as well).

Cheers.

Ps.  It is warming up today, -36, but we have officially lost our last running cold water tap (bathtub) now the only water that we are getting in the house is the hot water out of the bathtub...am I allowed to swear on Blogger?  @#&%!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

2009

Happy 2009 folks!  I don't have much else to put right now, except to encourage you all to check out the blogger play gadget at the bottom of the left hand side of the page.  Click on it and it takes you to random peoples' blogs - how much fun is that?

Like hello - I just went to someone's Indian or Estonian blog!!!  Couldn't recognize the characters - but how neat?!

Cheers :-)

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