Monday, May 29, 2006

Zoi Zoi!

Some photos from Zoi Zoi, as taken by my shiny new digital camera.

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Wilder gets her drink on!

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Lynch gets her flower on!

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Adorable strangers get their groove on!

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Catriona Plumtree and Liz-from-Guelph get their glow on!

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Christopher gets his anime character pose on!

And finally...




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(Now playing: "Sexy Time", The Leather Uppers)

Sunday, May 28, 2006

My Ears Are Ringing And My Heart Is Broke

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Hilary: Whoa. When did The Joel Plaskett Emergency become the Trews?
Sofi: Mraaarrgghhh! You wash your mouth out with soap!

But she was right.

Thursday night's show at the Phoenix was a loud, rollicking, steaming hot rock show complete with fist pumping and complex lighting.

(You know) I really hated it.

Please don't get me wrong. I adore Joel Plaskett and always will. He is talented, charming, funny and a joy to watch.

But not when my feet are sticking to a tequila-damp floor. And not when I'm getting stepped on or dry humped (seriously) by sweaty jocks or tube-topped clubgirls with dangly earrings who reek of Light Blue. And definitely not when I'm being shoved aside and elbowed in the jaw by some Anthony Kiedis-esque douche who doesn't care who gets injured in his quest to jump up onstage and shake Joel's hand.

Joel Plaskett shows have gotten way too big and intense for me to handle. I think I'm done. But I take comfort in the fact that I'll always have fond memories to keep me warm.

(Now playing: something by Venus Hum)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Reconstruction Site

Sign posted by a construction site located just south of Queen, at Lisgar.

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Photo credit: Mike Wood

(Now playing: "John et Michael", Brigitte Bardot)

Friday, May 19, 2006

List Ten Fictional Characters You Would Like To Romance, Now Now Now!

Thanks for this fun diversion, Lang.

1) Take me, Prisoner Number Six!!! (The Prisoner)
2) Brian Kinney (Queer As Folk)
3) Indiana Jones
4) Han Solo
5) Rob Gordon (High Fidelity)
6) Nigel Tufnel and his tight, tight pants (This Is Spinal Tap)
7) Poor doomed Neil (Dead Poets' Society)
8) Humbert Humbert (from the book Lolita, not the film. What? He's goddamn charming!)
9) Gob (Arrested Development)
10) Ziggy Stardust

I tag you.

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"We would all fight for Sofi's love! You know, if we"

(Now playing: "Amoureux Solitaires", Les Breastfeeders)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Sun Will Come Out

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I woke up on the wrong side of the proverbial bed today.

My dad tried to chat with me over breakfast.
I treated this as a major affront.

It might have just been the weather being ick. Or my hormones being off-the-wall insane. Or any number of frustrations with people and/or work manifesting themselves.

Anyway, all you need to know is that I was transported back into angsty-14-year-old-girldom. I hated everything. For no reason. I even wore black! Best to not fuck with my shit.

But then, the sun broke through the storm clouds:

1) I got a really wonderful email reply from my most favourite prof ever. It came at the best possible time and was so funny that I started laughing out loud at my desk. And then my eyes started tearing up what with the mirth and I had to rush off to the washroom so my co-workers did not decide I was positively certifiable.

2) Rocky and Deena dedicated "Vanishing Girl" by the Dukes Of Stratosphear to me on Real Cool Time today (every Tuesday at 4PM on CIUT 89.5FM). It was totally unexpected and made me very happy.

3) A boring number-crunching meeting at work yielded unexpectedly hilarious results:

Speaker: So that covers our first-quarter results. Next on the agenda, we will discuss what's been going on with the back-end...
Me in my head: Teehees.
Speaker: As you can see, we're having some issues with our back-end.
Me in my head: HAR har har!!
Speaker: And as such, we will have to take a good, hard look at our back-end and ...
Me in my head: BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHhhahAHhAhAHahhhhh!!!! WOOOOOOOooooooooooo!!! I guess I was a 14-year-old all day long.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go paint my nails blue, listen to Hole and practise rolling spliffs using gum wrappers and pencil shavings.

(Now playing: "Vanishing Girl", The Dukes Of Stratosphear)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Satisfying My Sweet Tooth

Even if you're not big into the French pop, you should really see this:

I'd only ever seen the France Gall/Serge Gainsbourg "Les Sucettes" duet, which is perhaps the most sexually tense few minutes ever captured on film. So this was a new one for me. And it is unbelievable.

Background: Dirty old Serge wrote a pretty ditty about a girl who enjoys sucking "lollipops". He had sweet little France (who was only eighteen at the time) sing it.

The poor thing had no idea.

Thanks to Thierry for sharing this fab video!

(Now playing: "Les Sucettes", France Gall)

Friday, May 05, 2006

Gnarls in Charge

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It's probably a little late to be all, "Hey, have you heard that Gnarls Barkley song yet?"...because you have.

But is it too late to be all, "Hey, have you seen that Gnarls Barkley video yet?" Holy crap so awesome!!!

Speaking of awesome stuff you should see, be sure to check out The World According To Sesame Street if it ever gets wide release. We saw a sold-out showing last night as part of Hot Docs (thanks be to a filmgeeky boy who got his hands on our tickets over a month ago) and it was extremely well done. I found the segments on Kosovo particularly moving, especially since the Serbian language is very close to Macedonian and I could understand what was being said.

I'm going to grab some gingerale and head back to bed now. (The bright side of mild food poisoning? Three day weekend!)

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(Now playing: "Crazy", Gnarls Barkley)

P.S. I am selling off some plus-sized spring and summer clothes that are now too big for me. Please check them out here and here and email me at hi_sofi (at) hotmail (dot) com if you're interested in any of it. Also, I am super willing to swap you for anything cute in a size 14. Let's do it up!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Golden Years

Holy crap! This woman is my new hero!

(I'd make the obvious denture joke, but I'm classier than that.)

(Now playing: "Devoured In Peace", The Cloud Room)