Monday, October 01, 2007

Weekend Reviews

I think Kaydi put it best when she said that Nuit Blanche, the Scotiabank sponsored free all-night contemporary art thing (their phraseology, not mine), is "just a city-wide, corporation-endorsed pub crawl."

I'd have to agree. I'm sorry, but a yarn shop teaching people to make yarn pom-poms for a massive "pom-pom exchange" is not art. And I don't do line-ups. End of story.

The Clothing Show was also a bust, apart from this silk-screened t-shirt featuring my house! (For real. That's the eaves of my new place in the upper right hand corner above the streetcar.) It was basically a bunch of designers who figured it was a good opportunity to get rid of last season's stock. Annoying. It's a good thing I used my student press pass to get in for free. (I pay $6000 in tuition fees a year for this press pass. I might as well put it to good use.)

In other news, Carla (our loyal and hard-working EIC) informed us today that she has created an "RRJ* Breakdown Meter." I didn't get to grill her for details about what warrants a code red on the meter, because immediately after this annoucement, everyone started trying to one-up each other on how many times in a period of one day they had cried at school so far this year. (I think Rebecca took the prize because she has already cried 3 times in one day.)

It's only October 1st.

I, on the otherhand, am basing my RRJ/McClung's Breakdown Meter on my health. Pinkeye is only like a code yellow. I'm scared to find out what code red is.

Because I know you guys can't get enough of the pink eye photos. (Check out how swollen my right eye was--you can tell because it's waaaaay smaller than my left eye in this photo. Hilarious. But only in retrospect.)

Due to the pink eye, I also had to wear my glasses out for the first time in 5 and 1/2 years of bar-going activities. It's a good thing that the sexy secretary look never goes out of style.


*RRJ=Ryerson Review of Journalism. We live, breathe and eat this magazine. Well, maybe not eat. In fact, most of us are currently in the development stages of our eating disorders; some are subsisting solely off muffins and pizza buns from Dominion, while others are on a strict coffee-only diet.


  1. Sad to hear clothing show was a bust for you, I was somehow in accessory heaven, and still regretting buying a great shirt by Giant.

    And the glasses look better than you know...

  2. It wasn't a complete bust--I'll have to confess that the accessory section was awesome, I just was too tired to wade through the vintage, and I did come home with an awesome necklace and a dress made of organic materials.

  3. Anonymous12:15 AM

    you are the perfect reporter! you made my drunk mumblings sound very eloquent!
    thanks, jess =) haha

    (ps. the secretary look is hot)

  4. Anonymous12:23 AM

    I told you people like the glasses.

  5. Anonymous6:32 AM

    Wild eyes!
    So it was pink-eye? 'Cause I was thinking it looks more like something I saw on 28 Days Later.

  6. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Ok, seriously - What the hell is wrong with your eyes? I hope they are better by Christmas, otherwise you will be forced to wear eye patches!
    That is of course if you are coming home for Christmas...


  7. My eyes are better now! I swear! (And yes, by some sort of miracle, I will be coming home for Christmas.)

  8. sexy secretary : my favourite !!!

    I hope your eyes are better now.


  9. Anonymous6:31 PM

    That's dope you got a pic of Fauxreel's cheap lobotomy billboard. Check out for more.