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May 2005

  • Stoned Cold

    So the Rolling Stones are coming to Ottawa. Big deal. The last time they were here was in 1989 for their Steel Wheels Tour. That was to be there last. It should have been.…

  • What’s does it mean?

    My colleague Diana and I went out to meet my friend Alex at lunch yesterday. It was very sunny; we were looking for somewhere air conditioned. Diana spotted a 12″ plastic snake on the…

  • Suggest the best cat name

    Jasper has Puddy. Diana’s is Snagglepuss (oh, puhleese). What’s the Greatest Cat Name of All Time? Another colleague suggests Tapioca, but why would you name a cat after lumpy cold pudding, really? I particularly…

  • Doctor just called…

    The doctor just called with the test results. It’s official. I can’t have any more kids. (See Snippit of Experience, below) The lab told me I had to drop off my sample within 30…

  • The meaning of empty spaces

    I’m reading a fascinating feature in Harper’s about the 1500-year-old Buddhas at Bamiyan, Afghanistan. They are 150′ statues of the Buddha carved into sandstone cliffs the Hindu Kush mountains north of Kabul. Or I…

  • What’s the worst song of the ’80s?

    Nominate a song, and receive a CD compilation of “80s Songs I Never Want to Hear Again” Suzy’s best friend Linda is hosting a ’80s theme graduation party this weekend for the Public Relations…

  • Two thumbs up

    Does anyone hitch hike anymore? Yesterday I was late coming home from work and ended up taking a bus that leaves me about 3 km from my house. As I was running down Kilborn…

  • Snippit of Experience

    Dr. Weiss doesn’t waste time. He slipped an elastic around the head and stretched it up to a shirt button. A second later — Pop! went the anesthetic needle. O U C H After…