We Are All Fleabag

It's a typical Sunday in Winnipeg for me. I attended my 9 am spin class, also called RPM, and changed into my clothes for 11 am mass. The parish I attend has a rotation system to allow people to attend mass in person while keeping to public health orders. The mass also does a livestream … Continue reading We Are All Fleabag

Music Monday: Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)

Tik Tok is a time suck. However, it's a fun time suck, but a time suck nonetheless. From time to time, the micro-vlogging platform comes with some gems like the various challenges popping up all over the place. In this case, Taylor Swift's classic song Wildest Dreams off her 1989 album. On Tik Tok, there's … Continue reading Music Monday: Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)

A Thank You Note

My last blog post was post number seven hundred. Seven! Hundred! I found out while wanting to link back to it for this special message: Thank you. I used to jump on notifications and comments the way dogs responded to Pavlov. While I lean into extroversion, I do exercise judgement in disclosing personal stuff. This … Continue reading A Thank You Note

The Difficult Weekend

September 11, 2021 marks twenty years the World Trade Centre towers fell and a group of people took on their highjackers, paying with their lives to prevent a greater loss of life. At the time, I worked at a bookstore and heard the murmurs of what was going on. I wandered into the Radio Shack … Continue reading The Difficult Weekend

Music Monday: ABBA

Note: From now on I am linking to videos instead of embedding them. I am not taking any chances with copyright. ABBA has a Tik Tok. https://www.flickr.com/photos/schnappi/31093270122/ The short-video, social media platform comes on and off my phone. The cat videos lure me in and one night while making myself put away the phone to … Continue reading Music Monday: ABBA

When You’re Glad He Shaved His Beard Off

When people hear I work in a library, I get things along the line of, "Oh, that sounds great! All that silence and time to read." My reality: Try to remember how to sign out a book after not using the system for over a year.Mail out books if needed.Get used to our laptop loan … Continue reading When You’re Glad He Shaved His Beard Off

Music Monday: F**k You by Lily Allen

https://youtu.be/RAkSkMRwPYs Take 2: Instead of the official video, let's try a lyric one This track, and its artist, criss-crosses reference points in my life. Let's start with Lilly Allen's husband, David Harbour. He's Sherrif Hopper on 'Stranger Things' among other things I have seen him in. He's a good actor and I saw him in … Continue reading Music Monday: F**k You by Lily Allen

Mask On, Mask Off, or Public Health Orders in Manitoba

Update: Mask Mandate returns to Manitoba and…holy cow nobody is playing around this time. See here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-covid-19-public-health-orders-update-1.6155621

An Unpaused Life

I can hear the LibChat notification go off in my sleep. My college began its two-week student event, and no rehearsal can anticipate one technical bug messing things up. The school year has already started, and my to-list takes on the routine of students back in classes, though it’s online.

For the past few weeks, I have jumped on and off WordPress to see the latest on Richard Armitage’s 50th birthday, especially the auction of his Guy of Gisbourne leather jacket. In the middle of fandamonium, Premiere Thranduil, the nickname for Premier Brian Pallister, decided to step down as leader of his party. Did I mention he has a place in Costa Rica and has, on occasion, been there while his government carried on? Also, in the middle of this change came the relaxing of some public health orders after we met our vaccine goals.

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Mask On, Mask Off, or Public Health Orders in Manitoba

I can hear the LibChat notification go off in my sleep. My college began its two-week student event, and no rehearsal can anticipate one technical bug messing things up. The school year has already started, and my to-list takes on the routine of students back in classes, though it's online. For the past few weeks, … Continue reading Mask On, Mask Off, or Public Health Orders in Manitoba

The Gimli Getaway

I had my bags packed and by my door. It was a work from home day and that allowed for some casual dressing even beyond 'casual Fridays.' I had my black, ankle-length leggings, a shirt decent enough to do a video chat. I logged in and began counting down the hours. I already postponed this … Continue reading The Gimli Getaway