Alyx Dellamonica
Number Two Jane Austen Hero

Number Two Jane Austen Hero

cranford memeLast night, as Kelly and I were falling into a not-very-deep literary conversation, I decided I’d expand the conversation by posting the following question on Facebook:

Alyx Dellamonica -15 hrs · Toronto ·

 Assuming we all agree that Mr. Darcy is Jane Austen’s most desirable hero/dudebro/prospective mate, who is second in the pecking order? Is it Knightley? Bingley? Henry Crawford?(Of…

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Cause and Effect: Yoga Edition

Cause and Effect: Yoga Edition

imageYesterday I realized I was bestowing big grins on a subset of the guys I passed on the street. They all happened to be about the same size, in the mid-twenties age range, and bearded and gingery. Not quite scruffy, but definitely not corporate.

In time, I worked out that what these guys have in common is that they might possibly look like one of Yyoga’s ashtanga instructors. Because I go into the…

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Ten Books that Left Bite Marks

Ten Books that Left Bite Marks

keep readingOver on Facebook, several people tagged me in the “list ten books that have stayed with you” meme. It has taken me awhile to get to it, in part because the moment I started, I realized I needed a list for childhood faves and a second one for books that had an impact since I’ve been an adult. Here’s the latter list, in no especial order:

Lincoln’s Dreams, by Connie Willis. When we were first…

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CinZo performing  brotherly love.

CinZo performing brotherly love.

We are innocent, we swear it!

We are innocent, we swear it!

Backstage at a stranger’s wedding, at Casa Loma about a week and a half ago. (at Casa Loma)

Backstage at a stranger’s wedding, at Casa Loma about a week and a half ago. (at Casa Loma)

No more cone! Chinchilla is a very happy camper.

No more cone! Chinchilla is a very happy camper.

Lozo is keeping the bed warm until @kellyoyo comes home from Alberta.

Lozo is keeping the bed warm until @kellyoyo comes home from Alberta.

Henry Moore sculpture gallery, @agotoronto.  (at AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario)

Henry Moore sculpture gallery, @agotoronto. (at AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario)

Cone cat vs. Bored cat

Cone cat vs. Bored cat

imageMost of you may know we had CinCin spayed, finally, last Thursday. The vet sent her home in a cone that was wayyy too big, because she is so very small, and she ditched it almost immediately and licked her stitches off the first night.

Friday she went back for a second round of anesthetic and stitching. She’s been encased in a much smaller, jerry-rigged cone of duct tape and shame ever since, and…

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