-i got to have meet & dine with bias_cut-- who was in town for a quick visit-- teanut, coco73, and patonina. we ate ALL THE SUSHI IN THE SEA.
the company was top notch as were the fa(t)shionz! being social agrees with me, i need to do it MORE.
pix or it didn't happen
-after a year (possibly years?) of discussion, i finally started recording a pop culture podcast with gemsweater. i'd been researching podcasts--compiling resources for my internship-- and getting more into podcasts in general (10 years after everyone else, because that's how I operate). the stars aligned and the time seemed right. so. you can find those shenanigans at http://www.fattiesonice.com/ (if you're so inclined). we approach things from a feminist, body-positive lens, but of course. also we follow the john fiske/david lavery school of pop culture consumption whereby we enjoy things through critical engagement. say it with me now: "IT NEED NOT BE A SWOON!"
- i just put up an ootd post over at fatshionista that rivals the work of Tolkien in epicness (of length, not travelling ditties). i should really post more often.
Jenny--she of the crushable radio voice, and superlative broadcasting skills-- handles all the audio/editing (though we've been trying to keep it fairly spontaneous/tangential as is our STYLE) and did the wonderful fat ice skater illustration for the banner (as well as the site development. basically i show up to talk talk talkity talk.) our third full episode just went up, and i'm enjoying the process/ push to think on my feet and playbacks give me incentive to stop saying the word "like" so damn much.
how are the rest of you? it's awfully quiet on lj/flickr lately... i miss you all!
Although we in Canada think of Terry Fox as being super-famous, most Americans (in my experience) have never heard of him, so that might not be a familiar name, depending on where ghostworld00 is from.
It's all relative, though...age is also a factor. For example, both Monty Hall and Anna Paquin were born in Winnipeg, but which one is more famous depends on who you ask.
Hi, it's Jenny. To be honest, I don't think there IS a most-famous person from Winnipeg. All I know is that Chris Jericho is definitely NOT the most-famous.
Randy Bachman/Burton Cummings are in the running, but now there is a whole generation of people who don't know who the Guess Who are, so they're not as famous worldwide as they were in the '70s/'80s.
The most famous person to be BORN in Winnipeg is Anna Paquin. However, she has not lived here since the age of 2, so she does not count, to me, as a "Winnipegger."
And most famous Winnipegger is different from the most famous Manitoban. Thanks to Chester Brown's book, and the stat holiday, Louis Riel is pretty famous across Canada now. (as he should be!)
In lit circles, Margaret Laurence, as well as Miriam T are very famous, but I'm not sure of their mileage outside of Canada.
also when you drink iced tea is it cold unsweetened tea, or is sweet, like Nestea? unsweetened ice tea as well as the absence of McCain Deep N' Delicious cakes are some of the big differences between the U.S. and Canada, I am told. :D
Let me state for the record that I could not do this podcast without you. And you could not do it without me. And that is what makes this such a wonderful collaboration -- your brain, my radio skills, our common interests. I'm glad you finally gave in, because let me ALSO state for the record that my campaign to get Cynara on board for a podcast has been a long one.