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chili chicanery

chili chicanery // movita beaucoup

2.0 and I often do our grocery shopping together, and we’ve carefully ranked the cashiers at our regular store. We know who’s fast, who’s slow, who’s friendly and who’s not. Our favourite cashier is Clara. If you’re in a hurry, don’t stand in Clara’s line. If you miss your mom, head right for her. Clara will…

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crap no. 24

crap i've been meaning to tell you about // movita beaucoup

Summer blogging update: I haven’t been doing it. But given that the internet is bursting with gems like 8 Ways to Write on a Balloon, I’d say you’ve got enough to keep yourself busy. Kitty update: both of our cats are still alive and eating! Effie celebrated her 14th birthday on Friday. Back in June, I couldn’t imagine that…

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crap no. 22

crap i've been meaning to tell you about // movita beaucoup

2.0 and I finally finished the last season of Dexter on Netflix this week, and then they announced a possible comeback season. Okay, Television, you win. WE’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO KEEP UP. I mentioned this once in a newsletter, but it continues to be a problem for me. Have you ever noticed that if you say, “Thanks…

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on celebratory gestures

Since September 2008, I have listened to 2.0 grumble about Phil Mickelson. For those of you who don’t hear his name hissed from between clenched teeth regularly, Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer. And 2.0 loathes him. When you live with a golfer, you learn a lot about the game. The first thing I learned was: when…

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tole tales

tole tales // movita beaucoup

When 2.0 and I first met, he lived in an apartment with his cat, Ebony. 2.0’s job requires him to travel a fair bit, and when called away, I’d check on Ebony for him. This meant Ebony could stay where she was most comfortable, and it seemed more practical than bringing her to my apartment. Side note:…

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slap chop

slap chop // movita beaucoup

Last week, I received a call from a telemarketer, who informed me that I had been selected to receive one of two very special prizes: a year of roadside assistance or the Slap Chop. When I told her I already had roadside assistance and the Slap Chop, she seemed disappointed. Telemarketer: But if you didn’t have them,…

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baby factory

baby factory // movita beaucoup

2.0 and I have been living in our house for over five years now. We bought it after we’d been together for about six months, which proves that drooling on your own pants on your second date is the best way to snag the man of your dreams. We’d only been in the house for a few…

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save the curry

save the curry // movita beaucoup

Late this morning, 2.0 called me from his job site. movita: Hello? 2.0: Hi, honey! How are you? movita: Fine. You? 2.0: Good. Um… what are you doing? movita: Editing some photos. 2.0: So… you’re okay? movita: Sure. Are you okay? 2.0: Yah. It’s just… I guess there’s some guy running around our neighbourhood with guns.…

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miracle steak

miracle steak // movita beaucoup

When you hear 2.0 yell something like: Honey, come here! I have a steak shaped just like Cape Breton Island! Run to the kitchen, don’t walk. You will NOT be disappointed. Not as cool as Jesus food, but there’s great potential… .

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chocolate marshmallow layer bars {crap no. 10}

chocolate marshmallow layer bars | movita beaucoup

Some of you were confused by my last, almost-healthy recipe, so I decided to lay some multi-layered sweetness on you. Welcome to Crap I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You About, 10th Edition. One of my students recently told me a story about passing out in sex education class. At first I pretended to be concerned, but…

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