Had my first visit to the Toronto Trump Hotel in February and in honor of the Trump family cutting the ribbon for it’s official opening this week, heres a few photos from the Veet Pink Carpet event.
There was a performance by Lights, decadent hors d’oeuvres, pink desserts, champagne, and an Old Hollywood setting complete with Ms. Monroe. They had stylists on-hand for makeup and hair too. It was fun.
My sister does an awesome throw back laugh light this. HAHA. Love to see anyone laugh, even me!
Listening/watching this episode of Behind the Brand with Brian Solis. I’ve told you about everyone before. Did you know Pinterst is three years old? Bet you didn’t. I almost feel like I shouldn’t blog this but most of you wont even watch it. Digital Darwinism my friends.
Ok now, rushing to throw on heels, hat, jacket and make it to an event. Gonna get an Uber to pick me up!
Man I love this guy. Rick Mercer for the win. Imagine the government could peep in your comouter any second.t\ The first thing that it would kill in me is creativity. I love my computer and everyone has some things we don’t want to show others. Mercer’s confident us Canadians aren’t stupid enough to let the Tories peak into our hard drives without a warrant. He might just be right.
Like Rick said “that’s why we close our blinds at night”. Well done. Proud to be Canadian.
The Balloon Tree by Phoebie Gilman was one of my favourite books as a child. We used to read heaps of books. Each summer Jenie and I would join the Summer Reading Club at the Preston library. I spent so much of my childhood at that place. I was either there, the dance studio, or gymnastics. I’m pretty sure I had my first reading by Robert Munsch at the Preston library. I remember meeting Phoebie Gilman and having my photo taken with her. Authors were my celebrities back then. When I wrote ‘Jeans: an anthology of poetry & prose‘ in 1996 we had our book launch there. We sold over 80 books that night and one dollar from the sale of each went to the Women’s Crisis Shelter. It was a magical night. I’l never forget how good it feels sitting there signing your own book for a lineup of people. I’ve been (slowly) working on another book. Write more, read more, that’s what I keep telling myself.
I’m a big believer in the power of positive thought and a few things I’ve been thinking about lately are libraries and speaking. Not necessarily together but in general. The crazy thing is, I got an email from Marketing Magazine asking me to speak at an event next month and guess where it is? A LIBRARY. My favourite library in the city, Toronto Reference. We’re talking youth culture and the founder of VICE Magazine will also be there talking about The Creators Project between Vice & Intel. I’ve been a Vice fan for about ten years and have a diploma in marketing so this is all quite exciting. THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN’T DO.
The Creators Project is really cool and well, CREATIVE.
“I have always imagined that Paradise
will be a kind of library.”
Jorge Luis Borges quotes (Argentinian Poet and Essayist, 1899-1986).
It’s a trending on twitter and it’s making news. Is this the war of 2012? The war we knew was coming but nobody predicted exactly what because it wasn’t invented then. What if it sneaks up one day, like Sunday and ALL OF A SUDDEN… I can’t even imagine… Just think about how ANGRY and LOST you would be if you didn’t have your Internet life, love, freedom? Would I die? I might.
I know I’m being dramatic but when I think about it, it seems like a 2012 movie that I’m IN, happening in real time, right now
We can’t vote in Canada on this, we’re counting on you big time, American friends! January 24 – please vote.
Sh*t is going down right now! Those feds would shut this blog down in a hot second. I’m not in the USA but I’m sure they could make me stop publishing. The internet doesn’t have boundaries the way countries do. I have seven years of links and content at least. (Back up your blog!) Youtube has the most crazy comments but that’s why it seems like this is a movie. Scary thing is this IS REAL.
Random Comments from this Video:
Under SOPA, YOU COULD GET FIVE YEARS FOR DOWNLOADING MICHAEL JACKSON.. ONE MORE YEAR THAN THE DOCTOR THAT KILLED HIM! By Jeezo
People will commit suicide, lose their jobs, and all hell would break loose if that bill passes. WTF congress?! Why censor our fucking internets?! Navyisgreat476
Mayans: 2012 = end of the world, 2012: pricks in congress try to censor web= end of the world “wide web” damn those mayans were right! Sarah3B247
This comment wins: I want Pipa Middleton, not Pipa Sopa!!! RioDeVick
If you want to put a STOP SOPA on your profile you can do it quick & easy at blackoutsopa.org. No matter what the outcome is with this attempt to censor the internet, things will never be the same.