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The (misc.) Adventures of Grumble Girl

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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On Meeting Strange Men in Airports – Man #1

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

You know that six-degrees of separation thing? Well, it is real. The world is freaking small, man. I look at faces differently when I’m away from home… I suppose we all do, when we’re leaving a familiar scene or setting – when you get to a new place, you take everything in more deeply than [...]

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When Your Internets Come Home to Roost

June 20, 2013 The (misc.) Adventures of Grumble Girl

One week ago today, a dear friend of mine’s Facebook status update read: Heading to Montreal to collect what is rightly mine. RAWR! That’s my friend, Gregg. He lives in New York. In the days leading up to this, I heard from a few people, wondering how excited I was, and how cool they thought [...]

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Close Encounters of the Jerk-Ass Kind

June 11, 2013 Random Grumbles

So, the other day I was at the ATM, with my gigantic headphones on, withdrawing some cash. I was one of two people in the vestibule, and I used the second of two available guichets… halfway through my transaction, I noticed an older woman, and two older men men had formed a line behind me, [...]

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Two-minute Boogie, Punkstyle

March 20, 2013 entertainment stuff

In the mornings I listen to a classic-rock music station, so I can get my local morning news and information, with a side of Bowie and Led Zeppelin all while I sip my coffee and get our day going. This also provides good and practical music education for the children, who are seamlessly absorbing all [...]

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Always, and Never Again, Zara.

March 15, 2013 fashion & beauty stuff

Last week while we were away in the woods for March Break, I read my friend Jennifer’s status update, saying the clothing retailer Zara had just launched their shopping online. I think I actually squealed. And Martin asked, “What?” and I breathlessly replied that Zara had finally built a shopping cart into their site. He [...]

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Thursday Snaps

February 22, 2013 Conversations With Oliver

We had some time, they boy and I, to be in the house alone together, since his sister was playing with a friend for the afternoon, and wouldn’t be home for a while still… this is a Thursday thing. First, he always asks me where she is, and then as he remembers, he quickly realises [...]

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