It’s my Canadaversary! I’ve lived in Canada for one year today. Join me in my celebration, which wouldn’t be complete without another important way that Canada Is Different.
I went to California to visit friends, and I came back with a couple of Canadian questions.
What is, um, weather?
My friend and boss Jackie keeps me in good supply with business and productivity-oriented audiobooks that I listen to on my way to CalArts. (What a sneaky way to keep me motivated, right?) Today, I listened to about half of the audio supplement to Success Magazine from May 2012 that she gave me about a… Continue reading One, Twice, Ten Times More Tacos
Las Vegas veteran Rita Rudner has a bit where she makes fun of her husband for having a fake disease called “left.” Everything on his left side hurts. Her solution is to give him “right,” which is administered with a baseball bat. Night after desert night, the audience laughs and laughs. I heard this bit… Continue reading You are not alone, Mr. Rita Rudner
Sounds evil, doesn’t it? It’s not evil at all. I listened to Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (also evil-sounding) a few months ago. Besides a lot of talk about children resisting marshmallows and needing enough glucose to make good decisions, several ideas from the book stuck with me. First off, I adopted the Getting Things… Continue reading Willpower and the Monthly Plan
This fall, my husband will become the Assistant Professor for Ecological Design for Performance at York University in Toronto. Yay, Ian! We are moving to Canada in August. Yay, Canada! This move provides some interesting complications for me…for both of us, really. First of all, I hate moving. Secondly, who is going to pay me… Continue reading Moving to Canada! I need a job.