Posted By Sandra Alland

Yesterday was about 18 degrees and GORGEOUS! I call that "summer" because I'm from Scotland now, and 18 is HOT in Scotland.

Pivot was great on Wednesday, I enjoyed the readings by Fraser Sutherland and Sally Cooper. Thanks to everyone who came out... and to those 5 lovely souls who bought my books. I read some short stories for the first time ever, and you were such sweet guinea pigs.

Monday is the launch of Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's new novel, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly, at The Boat on Augusta in Kensington Market. 7pm, $5. Also featuring me, Tara-Michelle Ziniuk, Stacey Mae Fowles and Hal Niedzviecki. I will be reading another of my weird little stories.

R and I were fantastic communists for Hallowe'en. Oh my. We were trying to figure out two things: How do you dress like a capitalist? and Do they do so for Hallowe'en in Russia and Cuba? I am going to wear my little hat with the hammer and sickle on the plane home for fun -- though it might not turn out so fun...





I wasn't completely crazy about No Bra at Vasowe'en. I dug some of her lyrics and her general vibe, but I'm pretty tired of people singing not-so-well over bad beats...

In other news, Toronto made the expensive, ugly, and silly decision to make cigarettes "invisible" in corner stores by placing them inside hideous cupboards like this:


(thanks to the guy who posed in front of the atrocity)

And why only cigarettes? Why not put cancer-causing GMO foods inside grey cupboards, and toxic cleaning products? What about hiding SUVs behind ugly curtains so no one will be tempted by them? Oh, Canada...

1 Comment(s):
sarah said...
you were two of the best-dressed commies i ever did see!
November 14, 2008 09:28:21
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