My aunt wrote a great letter to the Governor General explaining her beliefs why she should not accept Stephen Harper’s wish to prorogue parliament. I agree. If you do too, copy and paste the letter below and send it Governor General Michaelle Jean at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Archives: December 2009
I’ve been covering the Jean-Talon–Namur Revitalization project for Actualites CDN-NDG (read articles here and here) and CBC’s Daybreak decided to devote some of their show to the issue. I was called in as a resident of the borough (error there because I’m actually in Westmount) but primarily as a journalist who has covered the project’s development extensively. I have edited the 11-minute segment to include only my parts—the other guests were Peter McQueen, the city councillor for NDG, and Charles Hammer, the owner of Uptown Volvo which is currently right in the middle of the project area. Enjoy my first foray into professional radio! (Apologies for the initial static, goes away after a couple seconds)
Click here to hear the segment in full.
Yesterday was a busy day! After seeing Hulk, I made my way up to the Plateau to visit Dooz and Eugenia and to see the Olympic flame go by. Some say torch, some say flame…which one is it? We bundled Doozy up in his hilarious snowsuit and braved the cold and snow with the stroller. It was hard work. Plus it was windy. But it was all worth it to see the flame. It was so festive and fun and I was so proud. I can’t wait for the Olympics. I am a fiercely patriotic Canadian. I hear from the Globe and Mail in a few days about that contest, fingers crossed.
Here is a clip of the flame going by!
On December 11, it will be a joyous, wonderful, marvelous, stupendous day! My little nephew, Suraj Theodore Robin Leavitt Carvery or Doozy for short, will be SIX months old!!!!
Big accomplishments to date? 1) Lifted his head all on his own, 2) Smiled revealing the cutest of dimples on his left cheek, 3) LAUGHED! He loves it when his auntie dances like a fool, 4) Rolled over onto his stomach and now back onto his back, 5) Grabs for things or hair…I could go on but those are the bigs things. He is also very successful at holding his auntie prisoner while napping (he he) and spitting up on my clean shirts. I LOVE YOU DOOZY!
That’s me on the Habs Centennial night. Yes, I’m a bit of a loser. I couldn’t get tickets that didn’t cost an arm and a leg so I wore all my Habs apparel (those are official Canadiens pyjama pants) and watched at home…I even live-tweeted the event.
To bring that celebration to school, I did a streeter—went out on the street and asked people on the street—for my radio class. Interesting responses. Here it is: