Monday, July 31, 2006
I feel overwhelmed with just my two – so much so that my husband and I made a decision to make him permanently unable to impregnate me again.
Why three? If you’ve decided to have three, tell me why.
Friday, July 28, 2006
Celebration of Light
An international fireworks display by three competing countries.
Date: To August 5, 2006
Place: English Bay, Vancouver
More info: www.celebration-of-light.com/fireworks
Helpful tip: You don't have to travel all the way to English Bay to see the fireworks. Kensington Park (at Knight Street and 37th Avenue in Vancouver) offers fabulous views of the fireworks without the same level of congestion as downtown Vancouver.
Monday, July 24, 2006
I spent so many weeks stressing over how to decorate a Thomas the Tank Train cake for my son's fourth birthday that I just had to share a photo with you. Whaddya think? It took about three hours to decorate. I think it turned out pretty well. The most important thing was that my son was happy.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
But how about support for women who don’t have and don’t want to have babies? For women who choose not to be baby-bound, Babes Without Babes (babeswithoutbabes.com) is a kind of social club for similarly minded women. According to a recent article that ran in The National Post (July 19, 2006), the number of these organizations is on the rise -- women who don't want to have children are starting to speak out: “Although child-free by choice women have always endured criticism from other females, it is only recently that people…have chosen to square off against baby-biased women.”
Sunday, July 02, 2006
And when I initially contacted him to inquire about rates, he was prompt to get back to me and always sent me email confirmation of everything we had discussed. He also called us one night before the party to confirm details for the event. And on the day of the festivities, he showed up 15 minutes early.
If you're wondering what to do for your preschooler's birthday party, check out Anderson's website.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Surely movie budgets are big enough to pay attention to the little things! They are big enough to pay people to ensure that, if a scene is a patch of a series of takes, a character's hair is parted on the same side from take to take, or if a glass were 1/4 full in the first take, it would be no more or no less full in the next. So why, movie after movie that I see, do they insist on trying to fool the viewing public with drawings that clearly were not drawn by the child character? It drives me nuts! It wouldn't cost that much to get a kid to draw what you need for a movie. Heck, my kid would do it for a handful of Smarties.
To all you movie people out there: bring the wobbly-headed-cock-eyed-sea-creatures-with-no-torsos-just-arms-and-legs drawings to your shows. Your viewing audience deserves it.