Thursday, September 27, 2007

Air Fresheners are extremely TOXIC

"The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) tested 14 air fresheners from a retail store and reported that most of them contained "a veritable cocktail" of compounds, including some that have been linked to development problems in babies and breathing difficulties in adults."

just open a window for goodness sake. "clean" smells like NOTHING. :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

can you drown from lack of time?

this weekend is Ladyfest, Nuit Blanche, and i just found out it's also Word on the Street. don't think I'll be able to attend any of these, since i already have plans nearly all weekend.

friday is Mike's birthday, saturday i have to finish paintings, saturday night is dinner and possibly an appearance at a jam night, sunday i am finishing and likely hanging the art show. somewhere in there i have to shop for food, do laundry, cobble together a home life.

this past week has been a blur of working long hours at the day job and painting like crazy to catch up. i'm so far out of the loop i can't even see its edge on the horizon.

i ignore guilt at missing things, i ignore lack of sleep, i ignore everything possible. i have to.

it's the only way to survive and still find a few precious moments to work on my paintings, zine, guitar practice, new spoken word CD, songwriting, poetry... life....

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ARRR - ahoy me hearties!!!!

wishin' ye a merry International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

in me own wee pond i be sailin' along with my band, painting grand moons and stars, and hoistin the mizzen mast of my next zine Life So Far and my next spoken word album.

stay tuned me hearties, and keep yer eyes on the horizon for the next message in a bottle... big things be brewin'!!!

your humble swab,

Friday, September 07, 2007

toxic wastes me - another anti-perfume rant

someone came into my workspace today wearing perfume, and not seeing the sign on my door. i didn't notice at first (i can't smell it, only react to it) until i started coughing and choking. i asked if she was wearing perfume, she said yes. i said sorry, but i'm extremely allergic to it, and continued coughing and choking. she took a half step back, said she understands, she has allergies, babble babble babble... i finally had to raise my voice and say I'll Have To Ask You To Leave - I can't breathe, I need my inhaler!

it's almost THREE HOURS LATER and i'm still wheezing, and feel like i've been punched in the chest - because of one inconsiderate person who doesn't understand allergies and talks a mile a minute.

i've officially stopped attempting to be polite to people. they just don't care. everyone is SO far beyond self-centred... i give up.