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Red Light Hooker

  That’s the mac light which Baby Jane brought as a gift for my Treehouse. It now sits in my bedroom window and I have decided that I shall use…

The Shut-Off Valve

I just sent my friend Yusuf the following bit of advice: Just remember that making a new potential partner pay for someone else’s asshatery hurts both you and the new one. …

A word of caution to some men

On behalf of a very large group of women who are too shy to express the following, please note that the root of this entry is a conversation with a…

Elvis Costello is the biggest badass in the industry

In support of the Divestment campaign, Costello cancels his two scheduled concerts in Israel. Read his full statement here and share the information, as you see fit. If you support…

Beirut 2010

The last time I was in Beirut was in 2006 while helping with the evacuation of Canadian civilians. That experience was, to say the least, mind-blowing on too many levels….

Dear London Town

Note: The below was written on March 20th, while I was in London. My writing will slow for the next while as I will be up in the air (sadly,…

Greetings from Rome

Dear Vatican – I am doing this on the fly and so please forgive my quickness and really shit grammar and spelling; also, I am a Muslimah – and God…

Three wee videos from the Vancouver Winter Olympics

Leaving for Rome & London tomorrow and I promise stories while there; thank you for the well wishes re travels…xox Video no1 – Kitty took this while we were on…

Greetings from the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010

Blogging on the fly; pardon all shit error and spelling. Jumped off my flight and landed at Elixir for dinner, with these two gorgeous broads. Not surprisingly, we were asked…

Friday Night Lights Surprise: Austin Lisa, Goddess

This is the final entry about this just last trip to Austin. I have written about Lisa before – a wonder of a woman who, from the moment we met,…

Dear Taylor Kitsch Wearing Saxx Underwear

Hi! It’s been a while, and that’s because I was away in Costa Rica where no one wears plaid, and so I really missed you. It’s kind of official now,…

Snow Blowers vs. Shovel

I did it. With the help of a very lovely neighbour named MING, who may or may not capitalise all letters in his name, which rhymes with KING. The instructions…

First snowfall

“Serene” “Lovely” “Blissful” “Peaceful” “Calm” These are only a few of the words used by folks when discussing the first snowfall of the year. For instance, today I was speaking…

Dear Dr. Aalya

I love you very much and am proud of you beyond words or measure. I have printed Bordering on Fear: A Comparative Literary Study of Horror Fiction, your 399 page…

Belated Eid Mubarak (& a screw you, Muslims, Swiss style)

Welcome to Switzerland circa 1532, where racism and ignorance reign supreme. I am so happy that we have come so far in our understanding and intelligence. Degenerate fkn a**holes each…

Longhorns defense take a snooze and then experience an Intifadah

This is the third and final post to part 1: Longhorns crush Denver & a Canuck learns the secret handshake & remains clueless re Football, unless associated with Taylor Kitsch…

Hias from Malibu

My camera battery died, shortly before we began our drive along California’s Highway 1, and so this is the only video from our California Roadtripping. In fact, the entire photo…

Roadtripping through California

Hi all – Quickie to let you know I will be absent and completely off-line until Thursday November 12. Emails and berry pings will go unread until then. Have a…

Update. Point.

Remember this entry about The Black T-Shirt? My coaches read it and consequently reconsidered their ‘athletes only’ stipulation for the (perfect shade of) black tee. Since, they have created a…

Friday Night Lights season 4 premiere

Dear Friday Night Lights Writer – here are a few berry messenger notes between Baby Jane and I while watching the season 4 premiere of FNL. Take from the following…

Peace Negotiations at the Doctor’s Office

I am writing this on the berry directly into Blogger, so please pardon the spelling errors and grammar flubs. I am here for an annual check-up and it seems that…

Part 2: Americans throw the pig’s skin around and HI! COACH ERIC TAYLOR!

This is part two to Longhorns crush Denver & a Canuck learns the secret handshake & remains clueless re Football, unless associated with Taylor Kitsch & COACH ERIC TAYLOR. **********…

Geeking Out in Advance of Coach Eric Taylor & Taylor Kitsch

Dear Friday Night Lights Writers, I understand that you are removing Matthew Saracen from Dillon. So help me God if you asshats kill off Granmaw Saracen. That is all. Maha…

Friday Night Lights – Season 4 premieres in five days

Go East Dillon! Are you watching yet? Also, download Revelry by Kings of Leon. This song, like Friday Night Lights, breaks my heart every time. It’s also one of the…

Na.OH.Mi standing beneath a hupa

So. Naomi and I have known one another since university – she was completing her undergraduate and I my M.A. and we both lived at the graduate pub on campus…

Treasures & Treats of Austin (day 2.0 to 3.5 without the 2.5)

Last I was in Austin, I had decided to purchase a piece of local art that I would keep forever and ever, and as an ode to the fact that…

A Canadian In Austin (the other .5 of day 1)

Apparently, the wiggling index fingers by the temples is not the Longhorns secret handshake. I won’t share with you what the actual secret handshake is because it is unimaginative 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…

Animated short from Gisha: Legal Center for Freedom of Movement

From the amazing activist and (anti-Zioniost Jewish) Yoni Goodman, please watch this 1 minute and 35 second animated short. Share if you think it is worthy of dissemination. Comments closer….

$15 Billion annually from US tax $$ to Israeli citizens (understanding the Zionist power lobby in the USA)

The video that was originally posted on YouTube has mysteriously disappeared. You can, instead, find it here. Watch & share. As Americans, you need to understand that while you are…

‘Twas the night before Ramadan

And all through the house, not a something-something was stirring, not even a mouse. Then, Maha decided to go downstairs. Ensuing conversation: “What was all that noise…?” “I fell.” “Oh…

Friday Night Lights & the UT Longhorns (Happy Birthday to me)

Are you watching this show yet? Are you watching Friday Night lights yet? Why not? What could you possibly be doing that hasn’t allowed you to watch this show just…

Dear Taylor Kitsch (& Readers & Dan Cone)

Dear Taylor Kitsch, From you, I have never once hid the fact that I am a cheating slut, nor that I would dump your exceptionally and perfectly curved bottom, in…

Dear Phil Hartling (at Rogers Cable Inc.):

Hi! How are you? My father and uncle received the letter (photographed here) from Rogers Cable Inc., detailing your special offers specific to the Muslim celebration of Eid. I don’t…

Zero. Fkn. Patience.

I went back to CrackBook well over a year ago. Since that time, they’ve changed their fkn layout like they’re piecing together a god damn jigsaw puzzle. Watch the bastards…

Spiritual Fatigue

Usually, Ramadan is a more-heightened-than-normal-life experience. Last year was the first year I had an exceptional Ramadan. I woke up every morning before sunrise and had a small bite to…

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…

Day no.2, Ramadan

“…and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, “We are Christians”: because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have…