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Kali
27 July 2012 @ 08:39 pm

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The Summer Games never dazzle me as much as the Winter ones, because there are no summer sports I'm super invested it, and because Team Canada never does very well. But nonetheless I was pretty psyched to watch the Opening Ceremonies and THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

James Bond and the Queen skydived out of a helicopter. Mr Bean played piano. Kenneth Branagh recited Shakespeare. JKR did a reading. THERE WAS A MOTHERFUCKING 40FT INFLATABLE VOLDEMORT, DEFEATED BY MARY POPPINS.

Well played, London, well played.
 
 
Kali
01 July 2012 @ 02:13 pm

Happy Canada Day!


Yesterday I met up with sweetcherrytree and showed her the exciting sights of Ottawa on Canada Day weekend at 10 at night. Thrilling! Today ...I am... ??? I dunno but I am sure it will be very festive. I hope my fellow Canadians have a nice July 1, full of poutine and butter tarts and sappy Tim Hortons commercials.



In other news I now have an anon stalking my Tumblr to preach about Classic Who, so I guess I've finally "made it".
 
 
 
Kali
It's a pretty sad news day in Canada.

A plane crash in the Arctic killed 12 and seriously injured the 3 remaining passengers.

An F2-or-F3 tornado hit the tiny town of Goderich, Ontario, which is apparently the strongest storm Ontario's seen in over a decade. Lots of property damage, I'm sure some injured, at least one death. I actually have a lot of family in and around Goderich, though they're all okay and their homes are mostly undamaged. The first (and only as far as I know) fatality was a man who had been working in the salt mine, which is a little scary as that's where my uncle works.

And arguably the item of most national consequence, Opposition leader Jack Layton lost his battle with cancer at 61. His death is a huge blow to his party and to Canadian politics, not to mention his family. In an era of near-total political apathy in Canada, Layton managed to bring the NDP to an unprecedented victory and became essentially the face of left-wing Canada after the collapse of the Liberals and the Bloc. He was the kind of charismatic and inspiring leader Canadian politics badly needs and he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Mr. Layton.
 
 
Kali
I. This week felt loooong. I am not sure why, really, since in theory it was no different from any other week, but oh my god was I glad to finish work today. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, so we get Monday off as well, which is swell. Thanksgiving tends to be something of a non-event in my house, and this year my dad’s in Beijing so it’s just me and my mom, but I am always open to having additional days off work/school. And to anyone who says it’s “not real Thanksgiving”, allow me to direct you to this gif:



II. I also discovered a Canadian station that – gasp! – lets me stream Community, Modern Family and HIMYM online. Legally. To those of you in the US with Hulu or in Britain with iPlayer this probably seems pretty basic, but to that I say F U GUYS. I don’t have anything in particular to say about this week’s crop of shows, though I will say that in a shocking twist I think this week’s Office episode was my favourite of the four I watched.

Also, a question for those of you who watch Community: Spoilers for 2x03 I guessCollapse )

I also watched the third (by accident, lol, I thought it was the pilot) episode of that show “Undercovers”. It’s not really my kind of show, so I find it hard to say if it was just me finding it bland or if it was kind of bland, but Gugu Mbatha-Raw is totally adorable and her American accent is A+. I hope it survives long enough to find its feet.

III. I suck at comment ficathons, but I support the theme of this one and I know some of you are into them so I’m going to advertise it anyway:



IV. I am quite bored. I tried writing some s5 fic earlier but that wasn’t happening. Raaagh I miss being able to write (short) fic. Anyway, I’ve returned to my long-forgotten 30 Women Meme.

Today's: geniuses on whom incompetents rely.Collapse )
 
 
 
Kali
26 August 2010 @ 12:38 am
IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU:

I am from

Canada
14(15.7%)
America
49(55.1%)
Elsewhere
26(29.2%)

I have heard of Sarah Mclachlan.

True
78(87.6%)
False
11(12.4%)
 
 
 
Kali
01 July 2010 @ 11:18 am
Happy Canada Day!


My plans for the day include "eat a lot of food" and "possibly see fireworks". I'm sure you're jealous.