Misnamed Hitchcock films.

(Holidailies Day #13)

Time spent/wasted.

(Holidailies Day #12.) Nineveh came up in a crossword yesterday, and this morning, it was mentioned in an article about the impoverished Iraqi forces dealing with IS, so I started reading about it a bit. I hadn’t really heard the name since some long-ago anthropology and ancient history classes and literally only remembered that it ...

Phrasing. 4

(Holidailies Day #11) TIL: I am not good enough for ‘Jeopardy!’ How I learned this: OK, this was more of a realization than a fact I heard out in the wilderness/real life. In July 2013, I went to Toronto to audition for ‘Jeopardy!’. On the day, we were told that we would be put into ...

Lamingtons. 4

(Holidailies Day #10) Got into a knitting and mainlining tv cycle after work (started watching ‘Penny Dreadful’, which I am still not sure is good, but is damned intriguing thus far, and has a lot of male nudity, so bonus). It’s blizzardy. It feels appropriate. Unfortunately, I am exhausted and feel like I’ve forgotten everything ...

Bad air.*

(Holidailies Day #9) (Not about farts. Sorry, guys.)


(Holidailies Day #8) TIL: The current world record for the half-marathon for women is 1:05:12, held by Kenyan runner Florence Kiplagat. This is 1:14 faster than my fastest half-marathon ever, which was three years ago. How I learned this: I was looking up when half-marathons became a ‘thing’ (the Ottawa Race Weekend half-marathon is 93% ...


(Holidailies Day #7.) A wonderful thing about a full day of activities is that sometimes it leads to a great night’s sleep. Unless, like me, you have a very needy, but very busy, feline who has plenty of cat business to attend to in the wee hours, but always comes back to bat you in ...

Spicy hagiography. 1

(Holidailies Day #5.) (Look at me using fancy ancient Greek-derived words for titles two days in a row like I know what I’m talking about. Actually, don’t. I sound like a snooty wanker and I most definitely do NOT know what I am talking about.)

Lexicography. 2

Short and sweet today, because I am about to drown in a sea of film reviews and cake batter. Not at the same time, thankfully, because that’s how one gets ants. Probably.

Imported dairy products. 1

(Holidailies Day #3) Sometimes, you wake up in the morning with the theme song to ‘Degrassi Junior High’ (not this ‘Next Generation’ rubbish) running through your head and worry why your brain retains this so completely, but can only recall about .025% of three years’ worth of high school German classes. That shouldn’t be. But ...