Category Archives: Every Girl

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Full moons, mascara, and baba

“Jills! I need a big favour on your way in — I am having a makeup emergency!!” was the first of many hysterical text messages I sent to Jills this…

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Renewable resources or something like it

depletion noun [mass noun] reduction in the number or quantity of something. First, let me start with what happens to me physically. Yesterday, I started feeling that the left side…

Every Girl Should Have One

Arabic Your movement, as your language; Hushed like curtains back-drawn and passed through Whispered into antechambers that you’ve dressed before the dawn with offerings and incense or the tap of…

Crazy has a season

And that season is summer. I have been completely lethargic and uninspired lately; short-tempered and arguably maybe a slight-bit-but-just-a-little-less rational than usual. Me, I thought it was because I can…

“Talk doesn’t cook rice”

One of the best (Chinese) proverbs ever, perhaps. Yesterday, my girlfriend and I were talking about boys (not to be confused with the male species as defined here). She mentioned…

Keys to The Cloud Cave

BREAKING! The ants in my pants are no more, and I miss them. I am entirely bagged. I have a tension headache that I can’t fix, since Tuesday. It came…

A Treatise on Male Hands

These last few days have confirmed I have a fetish for male hands. More specific, and because I have recently been witness to little wee man hands, I realize that:…

Killing Us Softly

Do you love women? Do you respect women? Are you against sexualized violence? Abuse? Hate? Manufactured realities? Profit over people? Then you need to watch the following riveting two part…

I can’t wait to start peanut buttering sandwiches

To Mothers By Baraka Blue To those mothers who buttered sandwiches and lit loves lanterns when sweet dreams turned into nightmares- and cloaked us in radiant safety net bear hugs…

On the Pornification of our girls*

I have noticed a disconcerting increase of late, an unprecedented display of self-pornification. Young women sexing the camera, or sexing one another. Mouths are open and inviting, tongues are licking,…

Fathers

I was at a stop light watching a child who couldn’t have been older than four years old. She was holding on to her father’s hand and hanging, legs and…

Attn Boys: One way to turn her on

An interesting conversation has been brewing and cross-cutting among all of my girlfriends these past few days, in which the following is injected: “….yes, feeling beautiful comes from the inside,…

The day I hid in a bush. Seriously.

 I loved him ferociously.  Else, I would have never stood inside of a thorny bush to spy on him.  Maybe I would have done this and thought it normal if…

Every Girl Should Have ‘One’

By ‘One’, I mean her very own personal British Special Air Service Officer, their motto Who Dares Wins. I found Mine in Beirut – he is of the Air Troop…

Tips for buying a bra

During uni, and for a little over five years, I was the manager of the most expensive lingerie boutique in Ottawa, carrying only the best lines Aubade, Chantelle, and Lejaby. A…

The Treehouse has been put to sleep

After posters of Don Johnson, Kirk Cameron (pre fundamentalist Christianity) and Jason Bateman finally came down from my walls, it was Erté’s Girl on a Swing (a greeting card, believe…

I inspired a character in a fiction short story (EEEE!!!!)

S (about whom I have here frequently written) said it in this way: “I thought…what would it have been like for me to meet Maha while we were children?” And…

Back in Austin (.5 of day 1)

I’m typing this while seated at Austin’s best coffee ‘house’ – which is, in fact, more like an open air wooden wanna-be-bar. Really, Jo’s looks as though it has the…

Carnivàle Lune Bleue

I wish to travel with the carnivàle, any carnivàle. Only, unfortunately, I’m not talented, so this is not at all a possibility. Instead, I can live vicariously through trips to…

Art, travel & skin care (more excitement than I can handle)

.1. Janey’s movin’ to Hali. Felice is already in VanCity, moving into a place in Yaletown, joining a kazillion of my friends out on the West Coast. I’ll be heading…

Beautiful Rain

I am on the softest and thickest bed buried beneath and inside of warm white sheets. Three walls are pale orange. One wall is a window. There is only one…

25 Random Things About Maha

Fell free to make your own (the list doesn’t have to compiled of 25)… .1. I count things; all things as I compete with myself to count them before I…

The Story That Hides

Some stories love to be told and some stories will fight you if you try to tell them. Part reality and part perspective, there are no ‘new’ stories and every…

Birthday Musings

It’s my birthday today and I have had the most exquisite 11 hours thus far. Officially, I was born at 2.05 a.m. EST (though, really, I was born at 8.05…

The Stand-Up Guy

His name is Daemon (Scott) Fairless, and he recently married Lyana, a beautiful and brilliant gynaecologist (as Scott says: “It’s nice to have a shared interest”). Scott was the first…

My 1st Baby Step to Collecting

Caballo Every evening, I walk past the Jason Duval Sussex Studio, and covet the work of a particular artist by the name of Marcelo Suaznabar. The ingredients of his work…

My Favourite Boy

Two of my cousins are in town from Denver this week. These boys are the closest thing I have to brothers and they have never once let me down. Naturally,…

Happy Birthday

to me Happy Birthday to me Happy Birthday to me-eeeee Happy Birthday to me I was born at 8.04am years ago today. (Pretty picture courtesy of This Next.) Digg this…

Hurrah!

Right. So last week I was awarded an Instant Prize of monetary value at work – this was given to me by our Deputy Chief Information Officer (Deputy CIO) as…

Lulu’s 1st ride!

As promised earlier, here you go… Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post…

Introducing Lulu

The Store Don’t let the daunting exterior of Joe Mamma’s dissuade you from entry. Although it appears skateboarder meets snowboarder meets bmxer (the three of whom are dudes) they are…

Quote of this day

“It is good for a woman to keep her sense of humor intact and at the ready. She must see, even if only in secret, that she is the funniest…

Superficial C*ck-Ninjas & Angry Ferrets

So here’s the trail… Every few weeks, and when I’m in need of a good laugh, I head over to The Superficial. Until recently, I was under the impression that…

She Walked On Coral Sidewalks

She walked on coral sidewalks and looked through turquoise windows framed by cream eyelids. Her sky was yellow and cloudless. At the end, she could see the last house. Unlike…

Singing taxi drivers

.1. It looks like I no longer have the time to pull together more than one solid article a week. .2. Work is reaching extraordinary expectations and leaving me without…

Karma

.1. If you are speaking at a wedding, and if you happen to be the sister of the bride, you might want to rethink a speech that begins with “…remember…