Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ian Brown's F.E.A.R. Single

For Each A Road 
For Everyman A Religion 
Find everybody and rue
F*** everything and rumble 
Forget everything and remember 
For everything a reason 
Forgive everybody and remember 


Finding eternity arouses reactions 
Freeing excellence affects reality 
Fallen empires are ruling 
Find earth and reap 

Fantastic Expectations Amazing Revelations 
Final Execution And Resurrection 
Free Expression As Revolution 
Finding Everything And Realizing 

You got the fear 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Your left prefrontal cortex is a little saggy

I caught Dr George Pratt last night on Coast to Coast AM. His topic and expanding on gratitude I found interesting, but I guess I was remembering something I already understood. 

"Think about what you are most grateful for in life. This helps your brain, your mood, your interpersonal skills and your motivation. In my new book, Code to Joy, we talk about the newest exciting neuroscience and what creates joy, and methods to accomplish that. 
Every day, perhaps in the shower or when you are doing some routine activity, think about what you are most grateful for in life. Even in this tough economy when many people are struggling, feeling grateful about something as ordinary as the warm water washing over you, or the sun shining outside, can have a positive effect. As you do this more often, you will find yourself adding more and more things to your list. When you regularly practice being grateful, you begin to strengthen the left prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain associated with happiness. This, in turn, helps you feel more empowered to reach your goals and create the life you want."

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Say goodbye to the ghosts that have followed you all through the years

I want you, and I want truthTruly, I want you to be mineI want you, and I want truthI want you to be mine
It's as simple as thisWarm as the kiss that I place on the side of your headWhere I rest, where I confessIn your ear all the things that I dread, I dread
You're my natural highThe kind you can't buy in a bottle or a cigaretteDon't ask me why I keep trying
Press my hand closeSay goodbye to the ghosts that have followed you all through the yearsLet it all goAll you need to know is that I am a place safe for tearsSafe for tears, safe for tears
And I want you, and I want truthI want you to be mine, be mine, be mine

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Quaint and the Cute

Vancouver's Mighty Oak is a neighbourhood grocery shop that I hope to go visit this weekend.  It's located at 198 West 18th Avenue and just look at the way they present goods and welcome customers.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Just a little promotion I worked on this week...

My name nomination for a new business my cousin and her best friend are starting.  Personally I love a company name that is made up of two words - a year ago I wanted to start a design company called Maven & Muse. With Petal & Blush, we connect flowers and the idea of a blushing bride.  Good right?  Created with Pages.  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Smitten by Britain

One of the annual events in Vancouver that is a delight to attend, is The Last Night of the Proms, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  You bring your Union Jack and wave and sing and weep with love for glorious Britain. It's fantastic. The highlights include Jerusalem, God Save The Queen, and of course, Land of Hope and Glory.  Turn it up.

Dear Land of Hope, thy hope is crowned.
God make thee mightier yet!
On Sov'ran brows, beloved, renowned,
Once more thy crown is set.
Thine equal laws, by Freedom gained,
Have ruled thee well and long;
By Freedom gained, by Truth maintained,
Thine Empire shall be strong.

Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.

Thy fame is ancient as the days,
As Ocean large and wide:
A pride that dares, and heeds not praise,
A stern and silent pride:
Not that false joy that dreams content
With what our sires have won;
The blood a hero sire hath spent
Still nerves a hero son.

The Artist's Studio

Dear Old Blighty

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wayne White - Artist Extraordinaire

A friend told me about the documentary currently airing on Netflix, Beauty is Embarrassing - the profile of Artist Wayne White.  Fascinating guy and an absolutely adorable human.  

I laughed out loud at some of his painting series - a collection of found yard sale art that he buys and then augments and embellishes with outrageous slogans. Of course that's not the only art Wayne creates.  His large puppet heads are also well known.  

My favourite: HOOZY THINKY IZ?

And then, as always, people like this I have to attach a soundtrack to.  I pick Magnolia Electric Company, Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek), Band of Horses, and some Wilco.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Kitty Cats are AMAZING

In honour of my kit-cat Bugs-Buddy getting his eye sight back, after a horrendous week of almost losing him (eye hemorrhaging and all), I'm so happy and grateful today, I just want to spread the love of cats.  This is the best cat video I've ever seen - and I've seen them all.  Meet Henri.  He reminds me of my Bud in attitude.  I just never tire of this.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The North Shore Bike Shop

Meet Matt - local guy, owner of North Shore Bike Shop off Lonsdale on East 14th Street in North Vancouver. Great knowledge and top notch service. They do it all - custom-built bikes and accurate service and maintenance. Recently Matt has taken on something they'd never consider before; -selling a new line of amazing electric bikes. The line is called EPIK pedElec - completely revolutionary.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer is for Beautiful Birthday Celebrations

On Saturday we celebrated Alexandra's birthday in her beautiful garden - at the gorgeous table that she set so personally for us. The sun was shining, the wine was chilled, and the food was fantastic. The five of us just enjoyed the time over many hours.
The table Alex set was simply gorgeous - the place looked like it was out of a Victoria magazine!

Alex went over the top with the theme - including glow in the dark sticks we made into bracelets, bubble rings, temporary butterfly tattoos included! A lovely summer memory for sure.