Monday, October 29, 2007


born: summer 1990
died: October 24, 2007

August 1990

autumn 1990

Christmas 1991

winter 2003

you showed up not long after we did

you made Hallowe'en that much more fun

you kicked immeasureable amounts of raccoon butt

when I was nauseous from new meds and knocked out from dimenhydrinate, I woke to find you curled up in the nook of my arm

when S and I were still together, I would wake up sandwiched between the two of you

you threw up the night Stephen Harper was elected

mice, birds, rabbits, snakes... you were so generous with your gifts

thanks for being a great pet... we love you

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tori Amos, Sony Centre, 23oct2007

I just got back from seeing Tori Amos in concert at The Sony Centre with Thistle. This is the 7th or 8th time I've seen Tori live -- I have to go through some shoeboxes, find the ticket stubs, and get an exact tally.

What can I say? I love you, Tori (there! I said it on my blog, instead of yelling it out during the show). "Space Dog" sent chills through my body during both of its bridges. And I loved how Pip gave us all the finger after she finished.

I'll close with the refrain from the end of Hey Jupiter - The Dakota Version. These lyrics have always blown me away. Tori played it tonight as her final encore.
I go from day to day
I know where the cupboards are
I know where the car is parked
I know he isn't you