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February 2005 - Posts

A friend of my wrote, "It's absolutely crazy when there are circumstances so totally out of our control that we can do nothing about them and yet we have no choice but to dwell on them." After reading this, instantly, my world expanded and I felt Read More...
Posted on February 28,2005

Friends and colleagues Brian and Ryan (kinda has a ring to it don't yah think) are in NYC today, attending a conference. And likely recovering from Ryan's birthday, celebrated somewhere in the Big Apple, yesterday. I have a fondness for any northerner Read More...
Posted on February 27,2005

The Guelph Mercury's lead story in today's newspaper is about the poorly conceived ad titled: 'Protect Your Family' by Bell Sympatico. Further, the managing editor Pat Young included her two cents worth in her column. Then to top it all off, the day's Read More...
Posted on February 26,2005

During my breast-budding twelfth year, I was asked to be a bridesmaid at my brother Bob's wedding. This was to be my first foray into the land of "BIG GIRLS" and I was squirming with joy. Our elegant, red velvet dresses were designed for a more mature Read More...
Posted on February 25,2005

My Grade Five female body anatomy lesson came in two stages. Early one Saturday morning, my more developed friend Winnie knocked on my door, and blurted out something to the effect of, "Has anyone told you about menstruation yet"? It was a reasonable Read More...
Posted on February 24,2005

Cassandra has posted her comments about Bell Canada's dark age ad campaign on her Blog. Female body owner Maureen from Toronto is circulating a short, sweet and direct email encouraging people to complain to . Media Watch . To see the offending ad, Read More...
Posted on February 23,2005

Gonzo journalism's king took his own life on February 20th. I had never read a word that Hunter S. Thompson wrote, nor had I ever met the man. But one of my calendar models often found herself in Hunters employment, helping with the logistics of getting Read More...
Posted on February 22,2005

Last week I followed up on the complaint that I had made regarding a Bell Sympatico ad that had come in my paper. I spoke with Tamara (Bell executive)and she said that they were not going to pull the ad or stop the campaign. I asked her if she had Read More...
Posted on February 21,2005

I spent the morning in a massive complex of greenhouses, filled with blossoming African Violets. The humid air and bright atmosphere loosened my hips and relaxed my walk. Tannis, my plant science technician by day, musician by night friend, escorted me Read More...
Posted on February 20,2005

Stephen Fearing is one of Canada's finest singer songwriters and one of the boys in the band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. He is also a Breast of Canada calendar owner. I ran into him and his wife Chris this morning at the Guelph Farmer's Market. Read More...
Posted on February 19,2005

I mentor a young woman named Stephanie. She has been very busy filling out forms and preparing business plans for some start-up funds she is hoping to secure so that she can build her new business and eat at the same time. Not always easy to accomplish. Read More...
Posted on February 18,2005

I am busy writing a yoga gear website that should be live sometime in early spring. I will keep you poste. I study yoga and have for about 15 years in a loose sort of fashion so the writing gig is a natural fit for me. Currently, my two yoga instructors Read More...
Posted on February 17,2005

After posting yesterday's blog, I decided to send news of the festive Dead Bra Day frolic in Nova Scotia to the media. But not just any old media. I wanted media with a well cured sense of humour. Someone who gets 'funny', in its more whimsical, at 'no Read More...
Posted on February 16,2005

I just never know when folks will take me up on my suggestions. So imagine my delight when an email arrived yesterday, featuring the results of a Dead Bra Day Celebration in Canada's bonny east coast province of Nova Scotia. Apparently ten gals gathered, Read More...
Posted on February 15,2005

Today is the contrived, consumer driven day designated so that you can prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that your love for your significant other is deeper, truer and more enduring than all other loves. Good luck with that. I'm trying something Read More...
Posted on February 14,2005

Please sing along. Happy Dead Bra Day to you. Happy Dead Bra Day to you. Happy Dead Bra Day dear Breast Ambassador. Happy Dead Bra Day to you. This occasion has been brought to you by the Breast of Canada Calendar. PS My other blog is called: Calendar Read More...
Posted on February 13,2005

The first time I saw the word peri-menopause, I laughed. How perfect I thought. Peri is kind of like the word period with a bit missing. And meno with pause stuck on the end is like menstruation on hold. My translation is 'little bit of period, kind of Read More...
Posted on February 12,2005

Yesterday, my BLOGS server took a nose dive and stayed down all day. I wrote anyway. Simply couldn't post until now. So here you go. A couple of weeks ago, our city announced their proposed 2005 Municipal Budget. They are an unfortunately short sighted Read More...
Posted on February 12,2005

I subscribe to our daily newspaper, The Mercury. Yesterday's edition included a loose leaf advertisement for Bell Sympatico DSL Basic Service. The caption read, PROTECT YOUR FAMILY. Then offered the following statement. "You'll do anything to protect Read More...
Posted on February 10,2005

Choosing 20 photos from 150 photo contest submissions has been much easier than in previous years. I would like to claim that the quality of submissions has evolved. But to be even more honest, my vision of what type of images I'm looking for has become Read More...
Posted on February 9,2005

At first, this thought seemed totally whacked. But then something interesting happened. I let it sink in. And low and behold, I got one of those warm, knowing grins on my face that accompanies the muttering, "This is a different and easier way of looking Read More...
Posted on February 8,2005

Dead Bra Day is fast approaching. February 13th in fact. What, you may ask, is a Dead Bra? Well, I've discovered a funny, and universal female quirk; saving limp, yellowed, ripped, spent bras for potential wear during home renovations or some other Read More...
Posted on February 7,2005

It is my birthday week. For about a dozen days, loosing arranged on either side of the actual date that I thrust my wee head out of my 45 year old mother's body, I engage in a type of personal celebration for myself and appreciation for my mother, Edna Read More...
Posted on February 6,2005

While scouting a photo shoot location for the Breast of Canada calendar, I found myself sitting pool side in the athletic centre of the U of Goo. Besides the members of the Breast Strokes Dragon Boat Team, who are all breast cancer survivors and regulars Read More...
Posted on February 5,2005

The University of Guelph presented The Vagina Monologues last night so Tannis and I attended. I've read reviews and even the book, but had somehow managed to miss the actual production. Given I spend my days working with two other taboo female body Read More...
Posted on February 4,2005

I don't own a television so the only way I clue into upcoming, televised momentous events is from plugged in friends or by reading a mention in the Globe and Mail. The upcoming Super Bawl caught my eye this morning. Not surprising, Janet's malfunctioning Read More...
Posted on February 3,2005

I can't help but notice that when I use the words breast and photo in my blog post titles, readership spikes. Makes me wonder if I'm appealing to a large group of fine art, nude photographers. Or not. Submissions for my 2006 Breast of Canada calendar Read More...
Posted on February 2,2005

My soon to be two year old friend Ewan loves his bubba. Bubba is Ewan's word for his mom Emma's breast and his favourite thing, breast feeding. Hockey ranks pretty high in his young world too. But, when push came to shove last night and as it often does Read More...
Posted on February 1,2005
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