In Search of Kindred Spirits

Am I a solitary snowflake or does someone share my pattern?

Am I a solitary snowflake or does someone share my pattern?

Favourite Activities:

– Embarking on coffee-fuelled writing binges
– Following the news & worrying about the fate of humanity
– Listening to CBC Radio…compulsively
– Watching free movies at the public library
– Forever catching up on a list of ‘must hear’ podcasts (ex: This American Life, Spark, Radiolab)
– Discovering hidden gems in urban jungles
– Travelling, especially within Canada (just the territories, Newfoundland and PEI left to go!)
– Throwing themed parties at my house
– Attending obscure or innovative events (ex: renegade street parades, amateur comedy nights)
– Strolling through museums and art galleries and talking notes that I’ll never read again
– Giving hand-made presents and greeting cards
– Lazing around with my favourite people
– Watching plays (esp. at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District)
– Going to the gym, then quitting, then starting up again
– Introducing awesome people to one another
– Sleeping…oh, boy, do I love sleeping…and recording my weirdest dreams

General Interests

– Canadiana
– The ever-changing media landscape
– Environmental issues
– International Politics
– Social media and cutting-edge technology
– The arts (what a big umbrella!)
– Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver
– Satirical news stories
– Real news that reads like satire

Favourite Music

Eartha Kitt, Sarah Slean, Incubus, Tegan and Sarah, Les Cowboys Fringants, Feist, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Lauren Hill, The Beatles, Buena Vista Social Club, Jack Johnson, Sarah Harmer, Hot Hot heat, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ben Harper, Frank Sinatra

Musique en Francais, World Music (especially afro-latin), Folk, Eclectic, Oldies (especially 50s and 60s)

Favourite TV Shows

I rarely watch TV, but when I do:
The Hour, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, The National, Arrested Development, Law and Order

Favourite Podcasts/Radio Shows

The Current, WireTap, The Debaters, Q, Go, Definitely not the Opera, Outfront (tragically cancelled!), The Vinyl Cafe, The Age of Persuasion, Spark, This American Life, Radiolab

Favorite Movies

Adaptation, Baraka, Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Waking Life, Paris Je’Taime, The Darjeeling Limited, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Synecdoche New York, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Constant Gardner, Crash, Jesus Christ Superstar, Being John Malkovich, Persepolis, Frida, Into The Wild, Love in the time of Cholera, When Harry Met Sally, Y tu mama tambien, Frost/Nixon, Basketball Diaries, Once, Away from Her, Wall-E, Donnie Darko, Doubt, Garbage Warrior, The Corporation, La Vita E Bella, My Neighbour Totoro, Nightmare Before Christmas

Favorite Books

Everything Is Illuminated, 1984, A Light in the Attic, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Generation Me, Alice In Wonderland, Persepolis, Maus, Siddhartha, Women and Desire: Beyond Wanting to be Wanted, City of Glass, In Cold Blood, Life of Pi, Beyond the Pale, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, White Noise


4 thoughts on “In Search of Kindred Spirits

  1. Hey! I just stumbled across your blog from a Jonathan Goldstein link and I definitely remember you from the CUP conference and York. How’s it going?

    • Everything is peachy keen! I can’t really see your face in your picture…with whom do I have the pleasure? 🙂

  2. Yeah, sorry about that. I’m Alison and I used to work at The Brock Press in St.Catharines. I also took English at York for 1.5 years and I remember running in to you at the indie show in Saskatoon.

    Just browsing your blog and it’s really inspiring and impressive. Do you mind if I link to it from mine?

    • I would love that! And I’d be happy to check out your writing and add you to my blog roll as well 🙂

      I really appreciate the positive feedback. It’s the only pay in this job, haha.

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