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First I was Afraid …

You’re welcome …

In my defense, one of my favourite tech gurus posted a note in her blog this morning with nothing but the title “First I Was Afraid” … and I instantly had Gloria Gaynor in my heading belting it out. I thought surely she can’t be posting about THAT. She was. This video was the post.

Epic morning kickstart. Now it’s gonna be stuck in my head all day (and yours too), along with this stupid grin that’s plastered on my face. (Admit it: your toes are tapping under the desk right now, aren’t they? You’re having a hard time restraining yourself from getting up and flinging yourself across the room with an air mic. It happens …)

Me thinks a rewatch is in order. Hugo Weaving is brilliant. You just never see Elrond or Agent Smith the same way again. Best. Adventure Diva. Anthem. Evah …

Adventures Aha! Moments Soul Pepper Stories

The objects of my affection.

30 years ago I was a very young woman on a very big adventure. Traveling West through several provinces on business, I was treated to a night up in the mountains at the Banff Springs Hotel. My colleagues and I were dining at a table next to the Calgary Flames NHL hockey team, who hadContinue Reading “The objects of my affection.”

Aha! Moments Soul Pepper Stories

Tiny Stories

I try very hard to collect memories instead of trinkets these days, but there is a small handful of touchstones that help me keep in view what is most important. Some years ago this antique locket on a watch fob utterly captivated me. The small glass globe parts in the middle, with a picture displayedContinue Reading “Tiny Stories”

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I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your address …

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your address.” — Tom Hanks as Joe Fox to Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly in the movie ” You’ve Got Mail”. If ever a quote summed upContinue Reading “I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your address …”