Friday, January 30, 2009

“I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.”

-Hugo Cabret
from The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

surprise surprise

*current background noise...project runway canada*
(this cycle filmed in Ottawa!)

so i just recently renewed my library card at the ottawa public library (after i paid off a 2 year old fine of 34 dollars - yikes!)

i've stopped in multiple times over the past few weeks, one of my newest favourite things to do is peruse the cd's and pull out any that look interesting or quaint or really pretty and i take them home to listen to. and so far the results have been fantastic!!

here are the the great new musicians i have fallen in love with:
-forest city lovers-
-ben sollee-
-kate maki-
-josianne paradis-
-clap your hands say yeah-

i really like kate maki.

i've been driving around the city with her singing in my ears.

this is one line that i kept singing like this...

'is it worth its' weight in scarves?'

i thought to myself... what a lovely and clever line... then i realized it really was
'is it worth its' weight in scars?'

sometimes i like to sing the wrong words.

thom always enjoys car rides with me because i sing along to every song really loud and i keep singing even if i don't know the words. i totally just make them up to fill
in the voids!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Maryann's new quote of the week...

Ben loves to poke fun at the many Maryann quotes...
here is one from last night

Kate: 'Mary! I made a terrarium!'
Mary: 'a what?!?'
Kate: 'A TER-RARE-EE-UM!!' (said very slow and loud)
Mary: 'OH!! I love those!!'

on hindsight it doesn't seem that funny, but it sure seemed like it at the time!