Monthly Archives: December 2006


Isn’t it fascinating that the voice of God always sounds suspiciously like one’s own voice? When politicians start citing God as the authority for whatever they want to do, they are usually promoting some policy that defies human reason. — Susan Jacoby

KISS saves Santa

I’ll admit it, I watch the occasional episode of the Family Guy. One night as we watched an episode before my favorite TV show, I marvelled at the juxtapositioning of the two. Anyway, as part of their Christmas special, they featured a cartoon of KISS saves Santa — which reminded me a little too much […]

Departure Gates

… aren’t nearly as fun as Arrivals — at least, not when you’re the one who’s being left behind. She blogs again! For the past week and a half, my parents have been visiting/spoiling me, hence the lack of posts. I just dropped my parents off at the airport. They’re leaving the “balmy” -21 Saskatoon […]

Festivus yes! Bagels no!

A very happy Festivus to you and yours. I’m taking a bit of an Internet holiday to hang out with the fam who’s in town. Air out your grievances in the comments below.

Overheard this morning in our house:

Scene: My parents and I are having breakfast around the table when Dido’s song Christmas Day comes on my Mp3 player. Mom: Oooh, I like this song. Who sings it?Me: Dido. Do you know the background behind her name?Mom: [blushing] Um, isn’t it a … sex toy?Me: It’s not DILDO!Mom: Oh, okay. I always thought […]

T.H. Huxley

[When responding to the bishop of Oxford, after he asked if Huxley traced his gorilla heritage from his grandfather or his grandmother] “I should feel it no shame to have risen from such an origin; but I should feel it a shame to have sprung from one who prostituted the gifts of culture and eloquence […]

Christmastime is here

Christmas Garlands Originally uploaded by peachicken. My mom reminded me of this picture today on her blog — along with some special memories I have of Christmases past. While the meaning of the holiday is a bit different for me these days, there are some elements of it that are undeniably tied to me, and […]