Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dear Dr. George Church

I am a female who ovulates quite regularly (once a month, to be exact). As such, I feel like my uterus is probably a hospitable environment for a Neanderthal fetus. (I've always thought that if I were to ever give birth, I'd prefer my offspring to be furry in nature. I was originally thinking a puppy or kitten, but I guess science is neat, too.)

I am concerned about a "larger cranial size" exiting my birth canal, but I like a challenge. 

Since it's probably illegal in Canada, can I give birth in an exotic locale?


An Adventurous Female Human

Update: This postcard was featured on CBC Radio's "As It Happens" on January 24, 2013. To hear it being read totally deadpan, it's at the 12:00 minute mark.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2012: Year in Review

Every time I try to think of a word or phrase that embodies what 2012 was for me, I keep coming back to the same one: heartache. 

But it was this heartache that enabled me to remember the grace in small things. Moving into 2013, I'm grateful for the friends who supported me when I needed them most, and for strangers that are no longer strangers. Most of all, I'm grateful that I've been fortunate enough to have been loved--and to know what it means to love.

Here's to the good times in 2012:




  • I have no idea what happened in April. All I know is that I took this picture of my dog, was insanely busy with work and I cried to get out of jury duty. (No shame.)

May & June



  • After a work weekend in Vancouver, I ate every last feeling that I had during an amazing (and excessively indulgent in every sense of the word) week in Montréal. Best business trip ever.


  • I spent the entire month winning Scrabble games, writing silly lists, drinking an excessive amount of coffee and talking to strangers.


I have yet to settle on a resolution for the new year. I was seriously considering making 2013 the "Year of Marriage," but my aunt has informed me that people will actually think I'm crazy if I actively pursue this goal. (Especially given my history of successfully completing New Year's resolutions.) So I've decided to focus on something much more realistic: Year of the Marriage for Money. It has a nice ring to it, no?