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The (misc.) Adventures of Grumble Girl

The Thing About Kissing…

March 11, 2014 entertainment stuff

Remember that time I showed you that BASOREXIA thing? Well, there’s different video afoot these days called “First Kiss” by Tatia Pilieva, whereby some lovely people were invited to kiss each other for the first time. Strangers, I mean. My sister sent me the link last night, and I can’t tell you how many times […]

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Portrait of a Young Man

February 28, 2014 Conversations With Oliver

I’ve got things to write about, and they’re all out of chronological order for reasons that include laziness-induced-by-winter-loathing, plus we had house guests of family and friends all over the place (which was tres fun) not to mention the fact that I was busy watching the Olympics for the past two weeks or so… or […]

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You Know We’re Black, Right?

February 27, 2014 The (misc.) Adventures of Grumble Girl

February is ending, and with that goes “Black History Month” which isn’t really much of a thing around these parts. Is that a peculiar thing? Maybe it isn’t. We’re just people, living our lives over here… there’s not a lot to see… we don’t have a lot of conversations that centre around race. We just […]

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And Now, Back to Me…

January 13, 2014 Random Grumbles

It’s January, you know… oftentimes it’s killer-cold outside, so I remain as close to the fireplace as humanly possible for as many hours as I dare in a day. The only upside to this time of year is this self-imposed hermitude is gives me some time to sit still and ponder a bunch of crap […]

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Thirteen.

September 16, 2013 The (misc.) Adventures of Grumble Girl

My cousin Ashley was in town visiting last week, and she and her friend Sarah came to eat and drink with us one night. We laughed and chatted and caught up with each other. She asked Martin and me how we met, and I recounted that tale for her, staring at him from across the […]

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Coffee & Cigarettes

September 12, 2013 The (misc.) Adventures of Grumble Girl

Sometimes I’d pass him on our block on my way out to hang with my foxes somewhere. He’d sit on his front steps with a cigarette in hand, watching me as I clicked along in my heels. Sometimes he’d even let out a low whistle. He’d say, “Going somewhere fancy?” “Nah, I’m just going whoring… […]

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The Way She Moves

August 14, 2013 Random Grumbles

So, last week I had some friends come to stay for most of the week. A wonderful couple I adore… we only see each other about once a year, but thanks to social media and things, we converse very often, and I’m on track with their lives and such. But, everybody knows tete-a-tete is always […]

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Soccer by the Light of the Moon

July 21, 2013 The (misc.) Adventures of Grumble Girl

I hadn’t realized he’d put the soccer ball past me until it had sailed between my legs, and rolled into the brush. And he implored me to retrieve it, please, because, “I don’t want to step on any animals, mummy…” “Don’t worry,” I said, already almost out of breath, “all the animals have gone to […]

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On Meeting Strange Men in Airports – Man #2

July 13, 2013 The (misc.) Adventures of Grumble Girl

So, as my flight home from Toronto was called, I collected my stuff and made my way into line with the others, boarded the plane with a smile from the super-friendly Porter flight attendants in their excellent uniforms, and I happily told one girl that the cool streaks in her hair were totally boss. She […]

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