Sunday, March 30, 2008


Karloff and I just back from a trip up North. The first trip since the bomb. It was a huge rush getting ready and going, because of the short notice. Karloff's Grandfather died. He was a beautiful man. Completely content, silly, and happily married. A series of strokes took part of him away. And then a cold, turned flu, to pneumonia. His body couldn't fight it.

We really wanted to whole clan to go. But, my mother, the sponsor of the trip thought it best if we go alone. Other than his very immediate family, the rest are unaware of our family structure.

The drive was about 7 hours or so. We stopped rarely as to make the visitation that evening. We got into town, made it into the hotel, changed, and were back out to meet everyone at the funeral home. We went in and exchanged hugs with all appropriate and looked at pictures of our beloved in his personal moments. They captured him well though. Even included were photos of the carpentry projects he had around his home.

We skipped out when it was time and grabbed food at the local truck stop and made our way back to our room.

The next day was filled with visits to our older family and a meal with Karloff's mom and stepfather and sister and sisters fiance. Not to mention the funeral in the middle. Oh yeah, AND driving back home. The service was nice. I guess. The Pastor made the usual mistakes with names of important family members. But after, everyone was offered to speak of something they loved about him. That was the most touching part.

After the service was over I made my way to his widow and we shared tears and my hopes that she is OK and my wishing I could stay and insure her comfort. Then, following good byes, we hopped in the car and rushed back to Opop.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Someone close to us, but particularly Karloff, has died recently.

Please be patient. And expect more shows early next week.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I hate snow.

There are many reasons for which I am hating on this frosty season. We have 40cm of snow. And that was after my plow yesterday. I NEED to go to the store. I'm locked out of the world by a vast tower of snowy hell. Ok, so it's been a few days and I'm getting antsy. Even The Godfather (next door neighbour) got his lane plowed today by a tractor. And he is supposed to be covering our snow removal!

Luckily Karloff is coming out shortly with me and we will be digging our way to the end of the road. Our lane is a giant crescent, a lovely yard in the middle with old maple trees. Lovely in the summer, but with 40cm of snow, I hate you.

In brighter news, here's the next show!

***UPDATE*** 49cm of snow :(

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The cholas are calling me.........

I have found myself on three separate occasions searching out this very video. It's a scientific observation of the "Chola"; where they can be found, and how you to can baptised in the ways of the Chola. Kidding. Really, it's silly and there is monstrously bad grandma rapping. But that's as good as scientific discovery in my book.

It's amazing when I think about how North Americans get their identity. It almost seems like a caricature of stereotyped ethnic behaviours. But it's hilarious. And I'm not judgin'. If you're a Chola, embrace it :p Pick up that eye liner and rub that shit round those intentionally plumped bare naked lips!

The following video is from

It's a pretty funny site with lots of content, including blog, video, and podcast. The video has cholaless, but nonetheless hilarious fun.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Audio editing is the devil

We have a few new shows up. We are looking for an audio player that we can put individual shows on, without a drop down and other various other boring things. But until then, this will have to do :)

And in other EXCITING news! We bought the domain and hosting for! When the transplant is complete, you will be the first to know.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The First Compoundian National Address

Our podcast is up now! Long promised and finally here for your listening pleasure!

I'm having issues with Audacity (arg) so I'm still working on getting the second and third show up later today.

For comments and questions for the show, contact

Monday, March 3, 2008

stitch in time

I think these knitted batgirl gloves are sexy, and this knitted Leia wig is hella cute.

I need to get back to knitting actually, as my Tom-Baker-as-Doctor-Who scarf will not knit itself. (Despite my pleas.)