Send me to Costa Rica.

January 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm (Good Things, kate, News, Shameless Self Promotion, travel) (, , , , , , , , , , )

In grade 10, I missed a class trip to Costa Rica and was left forever resentful. I can’t even remember why I missed it now, I’m sure it was partially to do with parents convincing themselves that I would surely be attacked by a group of vicious monkeys, go riplining into a tree, and/or plummet over a waterfall in my dinghy. However, gravity, among other forces have always lured me South. It’s warm, it’s different, full of the unknown and truths to be learned, stuff I wouldn’t be able to fathom unless I went there for myself. Most importantly, there is stuff that needs to be done, stuff we can actually do. I’m talkin’ beneficial, life changing action for both ourselves and the people of Costa Rica in different but equally satisfying ways. Tons of fortunate people take vacations every year to places like Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica, and still many never get a chance to leave their resorts and truly experience the country itself, or meet the people and understand their culture and the way they live. There is a misconception that associates these countries with elaborate buffets, sun and pools, fully stocked bars and pineapples carved to look like exotic fish.


Then I discovered a travel blog run by lad called Nomadic Matt, who seems to share this way of thinking about travelling. He travels to learn and gain experiences and make differences. He brings back invaluable memories and potentially life changing stories to share, instead of just a nice tan.

...Or a not-so-nice tan


Nomadic Matt has decided to give his following the chance to see what he’s seen, and is running a contest alongside the admirable travel and tourism company, G.A.P. Adventures. I want this trip because I want to experience and share the beauty of the real Costa Rica, it’s culture and people. Sometimes when on vacation, we’re left with the impression that these countries are limited to their beautiful resorts and beaches, but there is so much more to see. I can’t stand being locked in a resort knowing that all that new and unique culture is just outside the gates. I want to go on a trip that doesn’t mask anything, even though I probably won’t get attacked by monkeys r go over a waterfall, at least make it a possibility.
It’s the real, raw experiences that far outweigh relaxing on a beach. As nice as it is to do nothing, it feels way better to do something, which is exactly what I hope to get out of this trip. I would want to return with knowledge about locals, how they live, how they eat, what they do, the culture, the climate – everything and/or anything! It’s not just the country and people you would be learning about, I think this trip would teach me a lot about myself as well. Everyone has their limits but few have actually reached what they are. I think we are capable of things we don’t even know we can do until faced with that situation. Being thrust into a completely new environment forces us to become open minded. I want to do it, talk about it, document it, and maybe inspire someone else to gain a similar experience. The more parts of the world we see and experience firsthand, the better understanding we’ll have of each other.

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My failing Golden Globe predictions

January 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm (awards, media craziness, News) (, , , , , )

Best Motion Picture – Drama
I thought: Precious would win because Oprah says so
And then: Avatar won

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
I thought: Nine would win, then saw it and changed my vote to 500 Days of Summer.
And then: The Hangover won

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
I thought: Clooney
And then: Bridges… Still good.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
I thought: Emily Blunt
And then: Sandra Bullock.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
I thought: I refused to choose one, then decided on RDJ after seeing Sherlock Holmes.
And then: Robert Downy Jr. I’m pleased.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
I thought: Marion Coutillard, BUT I did say Streep would be a close second. Half points?
And then: Meryl Streep. At least she delivered one of the best quotes of the night… “I’m gonna change my name to T-Bone… T-Bone Streep.”

Best Supporting Actor
I thought: Stanley Tucci
And then: Christopher Waltz. Still pleased, he was good.

Best Supporting Actress
I thought: Vera / Penelope
And then: Mo’Nique

Best Director
I thought: Quentin
And then: James Cameron….

Best Screenplay
I thought: Quentin Tarantino
And then: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner. I’m okay with this, because I just saw Up in the Air and it was very good.

Original Song
I thought: Bono’s song from “Brothers”
And then: T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham, “The Weary Kind,” from “Crazy Heart”
And I’m JUST realizing now that’s where Meryl Streep got T-Bone from. I thought she was just being random.

Best Original Score
I thought: UP
And then: UP.. . Win!

Best Animated Film
I thought: Fantastic Mr. Fox
And then: Up

Best Foreign Language
I thought: Das Weisse Band, because I want to go to Germany.
And then: The White Ribbon… Ironically also German

Best TV Series – Dramaz
I thought: Mad Men
And then: Mad Men

Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy
I thought: Glee
And then:

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
I thought: No idea. I was totally lost.
And then: Grey Gardens

Best TV Actor – Musical or Comedy
I thought: I suffered through choosing one but settled on Duchovney.
And then: Alec Baldwin.. Still good. Still so, so good.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
I thought: Tina Fey
And then: Toni Collette

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
I thought: Don Draper… I mean Jon Hamm
And then: Michael C. Hall. Still good, he is recovering from cancer treatment and still showed up and took home the well deserved Globe. Congrats to him

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
I thought: January Jones (Betty Draper)
And then: Julianna Marguiles… I could sense the “J”


Supporting Actor (TV)

I thought: Either Neil Patrick Harris or Jeremy Piven
And then: John Lithgow

Supporting Actress (TV)
I thought: Jane Lynch
And then: Chloe Sevigny. UGH, I like her but… Wtf

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Golden Globes 2010 Noms

December 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm (awards, News, Shout outs, TV) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here are the Golden Globe nominations of 2009.

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Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominees:

Avatar (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Up in the Air (2009/I)

Thoughts:
Though I have yet to see most of these, I think this has to go to Inglorious Basterds. Precious will probably get it though – because Oprah said so.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

It’s Complicated (2009)

Julie & Julia (2009)

Nine (2009)

Thoughts:
Nine! How can you top Penelope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis et al, doing a song and dance. It’s not out yet, but I’m gonna guess this movie should have been called TEN. Zing!

*UPDATE
I saw Nine and it’s not that good. I mean the acting is good and the spectacle and cinematography might make it worth seeing but the story isn’t that great. I change my vote to 500 Days of Summer.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nominees:

Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart (2009)

George Clooney for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Colin Firth for A Single Man (2009)

Morgan Freeman for Invictus (2009)

Tobey Maguire for Brothers (2009/I)

Thoughts:
Clooney. But I wouldn’t be upset if Morgan Freeman or Jeff Bridges took it either, cause they awesome.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nominees:

Emily Blunt for The Young Victoria (2009)

Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side (2009)

Helen Mirren for The Last Station (2009)

Carey Mulligan for An Education (2009)

Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Thoughts:
Emily Blunt. She has range, these other ladies are good but typecast a lot.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Matt Damon for The Informant! (2009)

Daniel Day-Lewis for Nine (2009)

Robert Downey Jr. for Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt for (500) Days of Summer (2009)

Michael Stuhlbarg for A Serious Man (2009)

Thoughts:
Torture. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is my future husband but how can you top RDJ or Day-Lewis. And Serious Man was so good. I can’t answer this one or my head is going to explode into those fireworks that come up when you beat Mario Kart.

*UPDATE
Robert Downy Jr. I finally saw Sherlock Holmes and… Yep.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Sandra Bullock for The Proposal (2009/I)

Marion Cotillard for Nine (2009)

Julia Roberts for Duplicity (2009)

Meryl Streep for It’s Complicated (2009)

Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia (2009)

Thoughts:
Did someone nominate The Proposal as a joke? It was cute, but awards level? It wasn’t even that funny. I think we all know the only reason anyone went was for Ryan Reynolds sans the shirt. Definitely Marion Cotillard. Meryl Streep would be a close second.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominees:

Matt Damon for Invictus (2009)

Woody Harrelson for The Messenger (2009/I)

Christopher Plummer for The Last Station (2009)

Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones (2009)

Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Thoughts:

Even though Inglourious Basterds was the best movie evar, I have to say Woody or Stanley Tucci for this because they are both amazing.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominees:

Penélope Cruz for Nine (2009)

Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Julianne Moore for A Single Man (2009)

Thoughts:
It’s hard to judge this one because I haven’t seen most of these. May have to come back and edit once I have. For now let’s say Vera Farminga or Penelope cause both of their flicks will kick the ass.

*UPDATE
Anna Kendrick. She’s new and she holds her own against Clooney, totally a step up from Twilight.

Best Director – Motion Picture
Nominees:

Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2008)

James Cameron for Avatar (2009)

Clint Eastwood for Invictus (2009)

Jason Reitman for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Thoughts:


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Nominees:

District 9 (2009): Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

The Hurt Locker (2008): Mark Boal

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Quentin Tarantino

It’s Complicated (2009): Nancy Meyers

Up in the Air (2009/I): Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Thoughts:
I really liked the storyline beneath District 9. Just not quite as much as Basterds.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Nominees:

Avatar (2009): James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell(“I Will See You”)

Brothers (2009/I): U2, Bono(“Winter”)

Crazy Heart (2009): T-Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham(“The Weary Kind”)

Everybody’s Fine (2009): Paul McCartney(“(I Want To) Come Home”)

Nine (2009): Maury Yeston(“Cinema Italiano”)

Thoughts:
Bono’s song from Brothers will probably win because he and Oprah control the Earth, but I vote Nine.


Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Nominees:

Avatar (2009): James Horner

The Informant! (2009): Marvin Hamlisch

A Single Man (2009): Abel Korzeniowski

Up (2009): Michael Giacchino

Where the Wild Things Are (2009): Carter Burwell, Karen Orzolek

Thoughts:
I say Up, cause it’s just so frickin’ cute.

Best Animated Film
Nominees:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Coraline (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Up (2009)

Thoughts:
Either Up or Fantastic Mr. Fox. I haven’t seen Mr. Fox yet, but I’m confident I will thoroughly enjoy it.

*UPDATE
I was SO right.

Best Foreign Language Film
Nominees:

Los abrazos rotos (2009)

Baarìa (2009)

Das weisse Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)

La nana (2009)

Un prophète (2009)

Thoughts:
No idea what any of these are. But let’s say Das Weisse Band, cause I want to go to Germany.

Best Television Series – Drama
Nominees:

“Big Love” (2006)

“Dexter” (2006)

“House M.D.” (2004)

“Mad Men” (2007)

“True Blood” (2008)

Thoughts:
There has been an error. They forgot to put Californication. Whatever I vote Mad Men.

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

“Entourage” (2004)

“Glee” (2009)

“The Office” (2005)

“Modern Family” (2009)

“30 Rock” (2006)

Thoughts:

For everyone who says they don’t like shows that feature elaborate musical numbers, put that aside and realize that Glee is one of the best written shows on TV right now. This or Office will win. I still love 30 Rock too.

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Georgia O’Keeffe (2009) (TV)

Grey Gardens (2009) (TV)

Into the Storm (2009) (TV)

“Little Dorrit” (2008)

Taking Chance (2009) (TV)

Thoughts:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock” (2006)

Steve Carell for “The Office” (2005)

David Duchovny for “Californication” (2007)

Thomas Jane for “Hung” (2009)

Matthew Morrison for “Glee” (2009)

Thoughts:

I don’t like this game anymore. This is too hard, Matthew Morrison, who I’m assuming plays Mr. Shu on Glee is so so awesome. But now I see Californication up there. Alec Baldwin is just…. an epic win, in general. But how can I not say Steve Carrell. Goddamit, Okay I’m going with Duchovny because honestly, he has moved on past Agent Mulder in ways I never thought he could. Californication is an amazing show and he totally pulls it off.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:

Toni Collette for “United States of Tara” (2009)

Courteney Cox for “Cougar Town” (2009)

Edie Falco for “Nurse Jackie” (2009)

Tina Fey for “30 Rock” (2006)

Lea Michele for “Glee” (2009)

Thoughts:

Cougar Town for reals? That show has it’s funny moments, but Courtney Cox’s overacting is one of the show’s flaws. I say TINA


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Nominees:

Simon Baker for “The Mentalist” (2008)

Michael C. Hall for “Dexter” (2006)

Jon Hamm for “Mad Men” (2007)

Hugh Laurie for “House M.D.” (2004)

Bill Paxton for “Big Love” (2006)

Thoughts:

Don. Draper.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Nominees:

Glenn Close for “Damages” (2007)

January Jones for “Mad Men” (2007)

Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife” (2009)

Anna Paquin for “True Blood” (2008)

Kyra Sedgwick for “The Closer” (2005)

Thoughts:
Betty. Draper.

i want shiny award


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Michael Emerson for “Lost” (2004)

Neil Patrick Harris for “How I Met Your Mother” (2005)

William Hurt for “Damages” (2007)

John Lithgow for “Dexter” (2006)

Jeremy Piven for “Entourage” (2004)

Thoughts:

Choosing between Jeremy Piven and NPH is too torturous this early in the week. So I say both/either/threesome.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:

Jane Adams for “Hung” (2009)

Rose Byrne for “Damages” (2007)

Jane Lynch for “Glee” (2009)

Janet McTeer for Into the Storm (2009) (TV)

Chloë Sevigny for “Big Love” (2006)

Thoughts:
Jane Lynch deserves this and every/any other award. She is amazing.

And now we wait!

PS. Check it…

I'M HOSTING

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Play Time

October 27, 2009 at 6:36 pm (Gigs, Good Things, kate, Local, Shameless Self Promotion, writing) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This past Sunday… My brain exploded.
A small group of playwrights and wannabe playwrights (hai that’s me), gathered together at the Alumnae Theatre on Friday for something called “Write Now” (get it?!)
A retired fireman named Gary Wignall sat us all down and gave us a talking to for about an hour. He was cool. He reminded of a New Yorker for some reason. He just had a genuine, experienced coolness vibe going on. He talked about the history of firefighting in Toronto starting from the 1800’s all the way up to now.
DID YOU KNOW: The Alumnae Theatre used to be a fire station in 190-something?
Here are some things I learned from Gary…
-People used to have buckets outside their house filled with water in case of fire and they were called the Bucket Brigade. Cute.
-Almost all of them were volunteer
-At one point they had no masks
-One time, a fire station caught fire (lolz) and all the firemen continued their meetings in a tavern across the street.
I was disappointed I didn’t hear anything about a pet Dalmation… Why were they firedogs in the first place? And how come you never see them today? Doesn’t anyone own Dalmations anymore? WTF where are all the Dalmations?

dalmationfire

how come you don't love me anymore


Anyway, we were given 48 hours to write a 10 minute play that could be inspired from any snippet, small or large, that Gary said. Anything at all that set off a creative spark. One thing he said was that if somebody had used up all their sick days, they could get other people to go in and work their hours. That was the starting point for my play.
I totally lucked out and got set up with a great director who totally got what I was trying to say. She hit the nail on the head, nail’d it! It’s crazy….CRAZY awesome to see something that spawned from your own random thought in your imagination and then have it come alive in front of your eyes like the Frankenstein monster by people who actually know what they’re doing. I was so excited I think part of my brain melted. The cast was also perfection. But more excitingly, one of them runs another little biz-nass called Jammin’ On The One, and he wants to stage it! It would be performed (SANS scripts in hand) Spring 2010. No jokes.
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Operation Radish Ambush: Part II

June 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm (crazy, Good Things, Local, Rage) (, , , , , , )

The ambush, has begun. If you haven’t heard the background, read Operation Radish Ambush Part I.

Senor Loco has been dutifully watering all the plants, but this time I didn’t even mind that I had to walk under the man-made waterfall which is a result of him facing the sprinkler directly at my door, because he was caring for radishes without even knowing he was doing it. Consider it paying his dues for consciously uprooting my previous radish plant.

The Rambush is upon us! Check out how they’re doing.

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Wait ’til the mint gets in there. It’s just the beginning!

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Air Conditioner Win

June 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm (Design, random) (, , , )

aircon

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Operation Radish Ambush Part I

June 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm (crazy, Gossip, Rage, random) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Here’s the background story. My neighbor and I don’t like each other. He is a fucking crazy Mexican, so I will refer to him as Senor Loco instead of his real name. Which is all well and good, because Senor Loco might as well be his real name. He’s been evicted from previous places for fighting with people so I know it’s not just me.
Here is a list of things Senor Loco does on a regular basis:

-Vacuums 3 x a day or more, starting at 6am

-Separates all laundry based not only on colour, but items too. Socks with pants? Never going to happen.

-Also does approximately 3+ loads of laundry per day. Set on full water, and hot. Even if it’s just for 5 washcloths. That actually happened.

-Leaves me angry letters duct taped to the walls of the lobby, filled with CAPS and exclamation marks!!!!

-Faces the sprinkler toward my back door door, and on the steps above, creating a waterfall I have to pass through if I want to leave.
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-Can’t go down the stairs if there’s a footprint on them. Someone has to come clean it before he can step.

-One night the landlord called to make sure I was alive, because “he is the type of person who might, do something…” WTF.

-Windex’s the stairs and door. Every. Day. They’re not glass.

-Screams in Spanish on the phone. Everyday.

-Stole my shoe rack to make a mini gate around his garden (which will soon be ambushed)

-Lurks.

-Waits until our 5ft recycling bin weighs 200lbs, then asks me why I don’t carry it down to the street.

-Calls the landlord to complain about me, then calls me to complain about the landlord.

-Has a different young male partner – not that there’s anything wrong with that – over every single day of the week, who come over in rental cars then are never seen again…

-Broke into my house one time and took my dog.

He basically owns the backyard garden. I’ve accepted that he has completely taken it over, and will admit, thanks to his OCD it looks quite lovely. He plants all his flowers and little mini trees, and I-don’t-know-what plants. He maintains it, waters it when it’s raining (water conservation fail), and keeps everything looking bright.

All that is very nice. I had one, ONE, plant that I cherished. It was a radish plant, and it was seriously awesome. Like a mega radish plant, with apparent super strength that grew really fast and still looked pretty. To give a little perspective, if Batman transformed into a plant, he’d be this radish.

I’ve always wanted to grow a summer vegetable garden, and this year when I finally did, I was enthralled when the radishes especially flourished.
In the back of my head there was a fear that Senor Loco would uproot the precious radishes, due to his constant heavy maintenance of the yard. He would immediately recognize anything alien. Anything NOT planted by him = not welcome. So I circled them with rocks to make them stand out and show that they were obviously something meant to be there, and not weeds or anything like that.

However… The other day, to my HORROR, I saw a bunch of crushed little red things (like my heart) in the dirt on the opposite side of the lawn, and immediately went to check the rock circle.

radish graveyard

radish graveyard


heyy....is something missing?

heyy....is something missing?


As suspected, my radishes were GONE. Uprooted, radishnapped. Enraged, I thought of my options. I could either…
A) calmly inform him of what he’d done.
B) Go mental and rip out all his flowers
C) dump the remainder (and then some) of the seeds throughout the garden, resulting in a surprise epic radish attack in a few weeks, when I will already be moved out.

I figured if I went with A, he wouldn’t really care, and although B was tempting, it’s not the flower’s fault their keeper is batshit crazy.
Thus, Operation Radish Ambush was born.
This guy gets away with quite a bit of ridiculousness, but murdering my radishes is the straw the broke the camel’s back… I think that’s how that expression goes, but what I’m really trying to say is,
FUCK YOU NEIGHBOR, YOU’RE GETTING RADISH AMBUSHED… You’re getting RAMBUSHED.
I’ve also heard that mint, and strawberries spread like swine flu, so maybe I’ll throw in some of those. It will look like Christmas. (Christmas from hell).

PS. YES I’ve gone over the possibilities of animal attacks. It was the Senor.

OPERATION RADISH AMBUSH II

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All I Want for Christmas…

June 11, 2009 at 7:15 pm (crazy, Design, Good Things, Want) (, , , , , , , )

…is this freakin’ Star Wars toaster

setting: darth

setting: darth

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Blame Drew’s Cancer

June 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm (Charities, Good Things, News, Shout outs) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

My coffee is cold. I blame Drew’s cancer.
That’s right. Drew Olanoff is a guy from Philly, and since being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma , he’s developed a light-hearted but very smart, and Twitter-friendly way to raise awareness to the issue.
He’s opening himself up to take on the blame for any of the public’s issues, small and/or large. Missed the bus? Blame Drew’s cancer. Stubbed your toe? Blame Drew’s cancer. Saw the Leafs game? Blame Drew’s cancer. You get the idea, (and if you still don’t get it, blame Drew’s cancer). All you do is tweet with the hash tag #BlameDrewsCancer and it will come up on his site. He’s keeping count, and when he finishes kicking cancer’s ass, a dollar for each participant will be donated to the American Cancer Society, and the Make A Wish Foundation .

Cancer: red guy   Drew: Blue guy

Cancer: red guy Drew: Blue guy

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Jam with Tamarama

June 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm (crazy, Good Things, Gossip, kate, Music, News, Shout outs, Toronto, Want) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Jay and Pottsy of Tamarama

Jay and Pottsy of Tamarama


So, my roomie Hilary and I went to a Darfur benefit concert this Tuesday at the Berkeley Heritage Church, featuring Australian import band, Tamarama.
You might recognize the frontman, Jay, from MTV’s The City. Once we managed to get past the fact that we were surrounded by swooning 16 year old girls, it was pretty fun. The bar was barren though so we had to make our way across the street to a very shady bar called Buffalo’s, where we got into an argument with a man about the skillset of Lady Gaga, and discussed the Dixie Chicks. Then his girlfriend threatened to beat us up, for allowing conversation.
ANYHOO. The show was fun, but what was more fun was coincidentally befriending the band’s manager, who allowed us our own meet and greet session.
4some

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. Everyone was soo excited to meet Jay and Pottsy because they are former models and Jay was on The City, AND dated the hottest girl alive, my favourite VS model. We were equally excited to meet the other guys too, the forgotten ones!
sweet little Jasper, we wouldn't forget you

sweet little Jasper, we wouldn't forget you


During our meet and greet, we half jokingly suggested they come to a bar with us, since we were probably the only girls in there of legal drinking age. And he proceeded to say the single greatest possible word that could have come out of his mouth at that exact moment…”Okay.”…. Wait, what? Now the pressure was on to think of a hip enough bar to impress them with, but the first suggestion that came out was, “not Buffalo’s”. Knowing where NOT to go is at least a start. I said if this actually happened I would eat my ticket.
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Anyways, we ended up at the Drake Hotel, pretty snazzy. There was tequila, it got pretty sloppy, especially for a Tuesday night. We left Jay the hot aussie in a pool of admirers (how the eff did they get in, does the Drake only ID on weekends?) got some drunk pizza which was in a word, awesome, and made it home in time to sleep for an hour before work. W00t!
post-tequila

post-tequila


We did it all for the good cause! 100% of ticket sales went to benefit Darfur.
the band

the band

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