Archive | autobiographical

sidewalk cat | movita beaucoup

sidewalk cat

Recently, my friend Bobbie shared this photo on Instagram: That’s one of her best friends, Sequins, waiting for his dinner in a high chair. Because that’s how Sequins rolls. It got me thinking about an incident that occurred over a decade ago when Bobbie came to visit me in… where I was living at the time. I’m […]

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close call | movita beaucoup

close call

Saturday, 4:15 pm: I return from work to find our garden gate flung open. The gate was not open when I left that morning. I check the yard, and then enter the house cautiously. 4:45 pm: Our landline is not working. I unplug and re-plug all of the phones in the house, but despite my technical savvy, the […]

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chocolate peanut butter frosting | movita beaucoup

chocolate peanut butter frosting {and an almost love story}

So, some of you wanted to hear about my encounter with Gérard Depardieu. It’s interesting, because I didn’t say it was a good story. Also, when I say met Gérard, I may have mislead you: my body met Gérard’s body, which is almost the same, except it involves more squishing. The curtain rises in Toronto, […]

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cake decorating class // movita beaucoup

cake decorating class { 4 }

I arrived for my final cake decorating class after a day spent painting the main floor of my house. I could hardly move my arms and smelled like arse end of a skunk. We were supposed to bring a final project to work on during class. I had big plans to bring a cake – to […]

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cake decorating class // movita beaucoup

cake decorating class { 3 }

The third of my cake decorating classes was far more successful than the first two. I had prepped the hell out of my icing and cupcakes. At the end of the previous class, we were given a long list to accompany the magazine-style syllabus that comes with the course. Class Instructor had carefully listed each of […]

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cake decorating class // movita beaucoup

cake decorating class { 2 }

Truth be told, I wasn’t looking forward to my second cake decorating class. Well, that’s not entirely true. I was looking forward to it, but the class fell on the last day of a course I was taking at work, and I was exhausted from dancing and shoving information into my brain. Various icings in different colours […]

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cake decorating class // movita beaucoup

cake decorating class { 1 }

A few weeks ago, I signed up for a cake decorating class offered through a major craft store chain. Two hours on Wednesday evenings for the entire month of August. When I registered for the class, I got a 50% discount. Then I was told I would need a special course kit. The kit cost about […]

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