Friday Finds


Cottage season is upon us! Time to leave the city behind, jump in a lake, hike through the woods, suntan on a floating dock. It was weirdly cold this week but I’m not letting that dampen my spirits. Let’s really get into this summer with enthusiasm!

First of all the most important news of all. Mirvish is working on bringing Hamilton to Toronto! I have always scoffed at people who sleep outside in tents for things. However, straight up will sleep outside in a tent for Hamilton tickets. No shame. What I really want is for the show to be filmed with the original cast the way they do for some operas and then shown at movie theaters. There is something magical about the original cast.

I love playing the Sims. I’ve never been one for computer or video games, if I’m going to go on an epic adventure I generally want it to be in a book so that my imagination can run wild with it. However, the Sims have been my one weakness and obsession since the original game came out all the way back in 2000. This cartoon made me giggle at the ridiculousness of the game. Still love it now, every year I’ll get sucked in and play for hours only to grow tired of it and abandon it.

To get serious for a moment, we can’t not talk about the letter written by the victim of Brock Turner the rapist. If you haven’t read it yet I urge you to, Huffington Post has the whole thing here. It is heartbreaking, it is horrifying and it should be required reading for everyone. Her eloquence just further underlies the horror that she has lived through. I avoided reading it for a long time because I was worried it would be too harrowing, but I decided I needed to. She deserves for everyone to hear her voice and her words. The line “I sleep with two bicycles that I drew taped above my bed to remind myself there are heroes in this story.” has haunted me along with so many more.

Guys, hobbits are real! In another life I may have been an archaeologist or anthropologist. Instead I just read and watch documentaries about ancient history and human evolution. I find it utterly fascinating.

Obsessed with my garden at the moment. Every spare moment I have is spent outside or at my neighbourhood nursery buying more plants. I’ve got thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, lavender, sage, oregano, chives, dill, mint (so much mint!), basil, kale, strawberries, lettuce, pole beans . . . plus a whole lot of flowers. This is a good guide on growing bushy basil I tend to find myself with long skinny basil plants every summer, not the bountiful bushy ones I want!


Enjoy the weekend friends!



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