Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Age of marriage: (almost) 7 months
- They say that the first year of marriage is the hardest, but I cannot see how the year after all the wedding planning is done could possibly be difficult. Not spending several paralyzing hours a week trying to pick out a china pattern at the Bay has been great for our relationship;
- Saying "husband" and "wife" is fun! For the first few months it sounded almost silly, but now I'm used to it and I like it;
- I haven't had as many people ask me when I'm going to have children as I thought I would;
- Sometimes when you're married, people call you Mrs. Sullivan and it makes you giggle;
- Sometimes when you're married, people call your husband Mr. Jutzi and that makes you guffaw;
- That joint bank account we started is fabulous! I've bought more clothes with that money...I'M JOKING! IT'S A JOKE!
- Those moments where we're alone and acting silly together are precious.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
My God, you're gorgeous! With your antimicrobial surface treatment and your electronic maps and your 10% more capacity and your $1,000,000,000.00 price tag.
I just have one question:
WHEN WILL YOU LET ME RIDE YOU?
The other day you slowed down and stopped as I waited anxiously on the southbound platform at Eglinton, only to chug along down the track as a TTC employee informed me you were being used for driver training only that day. My hopes of losing my Rocket virginty were cruelly dashed, and not for the first time either.
Is it because I'm married? Is that what's scaring you off? Because, just to be clear, my husband is in full support of this.
Let's make it happen, Rocket. You have only to open your doors to me.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Big news, folks. I am making the colossal yet inevitable move from comedic folk to comedic roots. Yep, it's a big move, but one I think I'm ready for.
Chelsea Manders and I are starting a comedic roots trio which will parody groups like "The Dixie Chicks", "The Good Lovelies", "The Wailing Jennies" and "The Be Good Tanyas", and we're looking for a name.
Can you help? Our current front-runner is "The Do Good Fannies", but we think someone out there will have an even better idea. Please leave a comment here with your suggestion. A prize will be awarded to the winner!
Thanks so much!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
What are you doing on Monday, July 25th at 7pm?
PROBABLY COMING TO THE ANNEX LIVE TO SEE THE ONE TORONTO PERFORMANCE OF MY CALGARY FRINGE SHOW, RIGHT?
This show is funny and silly, and I think you'll really like it. Check out the lovely work of my husband and poster designer:
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I will be the musical guest at Helder Brum & Friends at Bread and Circus on Thursday, July 21st. What am I doing wasting all this energy typing? I could just show you the poster:
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Age of marriage: 1 Month
Here it is, just over one month after Philip and I tied the knot at Toronto's Berkeley Church on April 30th, 2011. Here is what I have learned:
- Marriage is super fun! It involves lots of drinking and partying and people giving you copious amounts of cash in envelopes!
- Marriage involves renting an apartment in Lisbon when the weather is perfect, and having the time of your life.
- Marriage means you have leftover cake in your freezer that you will probably eat on your and your new huzzzband's birthdays this month.
- Marriage ensures that your fridge is well-stocked with all the beer that couldn't be returned to the beer store.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
There were many moments of the wedding planning process that I thoroughly enjoyed. These included making strawberry-rhubarb jam with Phil and my mom to give as wedding favours; wedding dress shopping; my bachelorette and shower; all the free cake at all those wedding shows.
See? There were a lot of positive things about wedding planning.
But mostly it stressed me out. It made me feel anxious. It frustrated me. It drove me to drink. Two months before our day, I felt how I imagine a very pregnant woman feels when she is terribly uncomfortable and can't sleep through the night, and JUST WANTS THE WEDDING TO BE BORN ALREADY.
Then the day arrived. After a week of rain, we finally had clear skies and sunshine. I spent the morning at the salon with some of my favourite people, and we enjoyed relaxed conversation while being pampered and made to look beautiful. In the afternoon we continued the beautifying at the hotel, as makeup was applied, dresses were put on, and fake eyelashes were secured.
A flurried photography session which included several shots on the roof-top of the hotel, thanks to the perfect weather, was followed by our heading over to the Berkeley for the ceremony, arriving 20 minutes later than we'd intended, but 10 minutes before we needed to be there. Somehow I got a big stain on the back of my dress from the car to the venue, but my trusty bridesmaids, after helping me hoist the gown over my head as I used the ladies' room, assured me that it was barely noticeable and that they could arrange the train so that it wouldn't be seen. (Truth be told, I couldn't have cared less about the stain - it makes a good story. Especially because it looked strangely like a tire track, and I don't recall being run over at any time that day.)
Our fabulous on-site coordinator, Liz, gave me a glass of water and let me chill out for a bit before telling me it was time to head up to the balcony for the ceremony. I stood up, and that was when it hit me: this was my wedding day. For really real. Phil, who I hadn't seen or spoken to all day, was upstairs waiting for me. This was it! And I got a little happy-woozy and looked at Nicole and said "whoa" and she smiled encouragingly and we headed up the spiral staircase to the balcony.
The walk down the aisle was a happy one, mom on my left and dad on my right. As I approached Phil we beamed at each other and said with our eyes, "We did it! It's happening! How great!"
The evening was full of family, friends, kind words, music, dancing, and poutine. Without realizing it was happening, I took off the wedding planner hat and put on the bridal veil and really, truly enjoyed myself. The year and a half leading up to the day was about details, but the day was pure celebration.
Phil came into my life and I knew he was my future husband, so I figured I'd better marry him. He has changed my life in the best of ways, and I feel lucky to be his wife**. He makes me laugh, he holds me when I cry, and we both feel so fortunate to have found one another.
And yes, it was the best day of my life.
** I'm a WIFE!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Well, anyway, that's what Pam and Kelly did. And my hat is very extremely OFF to them for being so ambitious. It was a fabulous evening with many wonderful voices, and I was quite pleased to be asked to participate. The performers were all backstage during the show, so I was thrilled when Pam sent me a DVD of the concert so I could finally see all the performances that I had only been able to hear on the night.
I performed two of my own songs. Here's a video of one of them:
I wrote that song a few years ago, and it really doesn't have the same zing when you're wearing an engagement ring.