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Ever dropped an apple in mid-bite and then felt your body freeze with the realization that at least six people in the office stopped working to turn around and glare at you?

posted by Jessica at 10:03


Public School/High School Reunion:

Yesterday I realized that - even at my age - I could still embrace the freedom of behaving like a 12-year-old while dinning in public.

The story:

Last week, I received an email from old friend who'd managed to track me down through a-friend-of-a-friend. We hadn't been close since grade eight or nine but I was curious about what she’d been up to so I wrote her back. After exchanging few emails and a phone call we made dinner plans.

Yesterday, we met. (Despite butterflies in my stomach and the fear sharing uncomfortable silence.)

But it turned out to be a fun-filled evening of story telling and reminiscing.

We didn't just talk about the "good 'ol days" which was a relief. Our conversations seemed genuine and comfortable - despite the attentive ears of the nearby pizza lovers. (Did I mention that the bulk of the "reunion" took place at Pizza Hut?)

It was incredible revising the days of my first air band (a Poison tribute band. Yes, we had big hair and real guitars - I think?) It was as if no time had passed since we’d last seen each other, which meant we were behaving like giggly teens. (Sigh)

Alas, upon arriving home - settling at my computer, checking email and transcribing a taped interview - I realized how much time had really past since I was 12.


posted by Jessica at 10:26


Wow. I'm still not doing very well at this blogging thing.

Maybe it's because I'm afraid that I might get comfortable and forget life. Or vice-versa.

I'm off to watch Michael Moore talk about his new book "Stupid White Men" and will be back later to blog about it.

My web site is coming along just fine. But I'm still having a little trouble with finding some good free web space.

posted by Jessica at 18:28


No eat. No sleep. No type...

Just work, work, work.

I was going to post a link to the Humber Et Cetera, but it appears that the online editor hasn't been updating the site. C'mon Lex, move yo sorry ass! If I've sparked your interest in any way, you can click here to take a peek at the Jan. 17, 02 issue.

posted by Jessica at 22:42


Starting Over, again.

Aside from my desperate attempt to find hope in humanity, I've also taken a stab at proving that I do, indeed, have a life -- no, really I do -- and so, I'm revamping my boring, out_of_date web site. But, appears to be having a bit of technical difficulty, and so, I cannot access my old site. (Which is the reason I stopped maintain the site in the first place.)

So, now I'm faced with the even_more_challenging_task of finding a new host. Argh!

In other news, I have come across a ghastly act of monkey business.
WARNING: This is not for the weak_minded or the faint_hearted.

posted by Jessica at 23:45


Here we go! New time, new place.

My previous blogging efforts have ended in reckless abandon, but this time it's going to be different.

What inspired me to bog again, you ask.

This answer is long and complicated, so I'll begin by complaining about the weather. It's snowing. More acuarately, it's snow_storming! I am trapped -- a drive from any town or city -- and losing precious hours to procrastination.

What should I be doing? You ask.

Uh, writing? Researching? Or perhaps, reading? I answer warily. Which is what I was doing online when I came across an article in The Globe and Mail that both enraged and saddened me. The story described a new rat boutique where researchers can go to shop for various breeds of rats for laboratory purposes. The article lists several breeds, which have been genetically altered to simulate human diseases such as Parkinson's. The news challenged my weak, yet undying, hope that human beings will stop tinkering with nature before it's too late.

So, in a feeble attempt to locate others - locally and globally - that share similar views and feel as helpless as I do - I've decided to blog again. Plus, my friends are tired of my endless ranting.

But I also like to entertain, and I am currently working on a new web site, which will be up soon. Promise.

posted by Jessica at 13:22


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