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Friday, April 27, 2007

Brain Donation

Here's my public service announcement for the week...

Everyone is pretty aware about organ donation now that we can sign the back of our medicare cards if we wish to donate our organs after our demise.
I've signed mine, what about you?
Don't want your body desecrated? I've always been of the opinion that once I'm gone, I won't know the difference so I might as well help someone prolong their life.

Anyhow, that consent does not include one's brain. In order to give your brain up to science, specific consent forms must be filled out.

The Douglas Hospital requires both healthy and diseased brains (they are all inclusive and non-discriminatory!!!) in order to conduct their research.

You can read more about it on their site...Douglas Hospital

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

2 concerts in one week...

And the first one on a weeknight. Wow, I live a wild and crazy life!
Last Tuesday I went to see David Usher at Club Soda. It was excellent, although Heidi and I felt our age with all the 14 year olds there. We seemed to be some of the few to know the words to the Moist songs that he played.

Saturday I went out again with Heidi to see the Frames, an Irish band from Dublin. Again, it was a really good show, they played for over 2 hours.

That was just part of a busy but fun weekend.

On Friday night we went out to supper with Catherine and Eric at Gourmet Hot and Spicy to celebrate his 35th birthday (old fart!)
I wouldn't recommend their General Tao chicken or thier chicken satay but everything else was quite yummy, especially the dumplings and the Won ton soup. That is according to the others. I had the Tom yum soup which was also very good.

On Saturday afternoon , we headed over to Katja & Jouni's for a bbq to celebrate √Člise's 3rd birthday. Unfortunately, Elise was a little under the weather, but the adults had fun stuffing their faces, as we usually do when we all get together!

Then on Sunday, we headed out to Rigaud to celebrate Olaf's birthday by making sushi. Tim, France & I enjoyed a bit of the outdoors before with a walk on Mont Rigaud.
We also had a few failed attempts at making pop & Mentos rockets.

Click on Tim to see the video!

Friday, April 13, 2007

So it goes

RIP Kurt Vonnegut

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

On Deceit

I inadvertently found out a pretty important fact today about someone I used to know but have lost touch with lately. I had my doubts about this fact and indirectly asked them about it a while back but they did not respond to my question. (It's a little too easy to do that in emails sometimes and this person is the master of avoidance!)

Anyhow, I don't know if I should be mad at this person for not being honest with me or sad because they might not think I can handle the truth.

But in reality, you know, I don't think I really care. Which is pretty sad in itself considering how important this person used to be to me.

Such is life. You move on and evolve and some things or people don't have a place in your life anymore. Sad maybe, but true!

(And, yes, I am avoiding giving specific details to protect the identity of the guilty party!)