Category Archives: Triple-post Thursday

I’ll Believe It When I See It

While grocery shopping the other day, I saw numerous tabloid covers claiming that Jennifer Anniston is pregnant and that she and Justin Theroux are having twins, to which I say, LIES! Not until Jennifer Anniston is physically holding two newborn babies that she’s literally just given birth to will I believe this. Continue reading


Hop on the beautiful bandwagon

I think, that on a seriously trivial level, the world can be divided into two types of people: people who get Benedict Cumberbatch and people who don’t. My roommate doesn’t get Benedict Cumberbatch. This whole post is for her. Continue reading


Questionable Footwear Choices: Denim Boots

Last night, I went to a thrift shop with my friend Heather to find some clothes she could wear for the Zombie walk that’s happening this weekend in Toronto. It’s pretty cool. Everybody gets all dressed up and made up and then roams the streets of Toronto in a creepy parade. People go all out and it’s awesome. (Sidenote: there’s something wrong with the “v” key on my laptop and I nearly wrote “eerybody” just then, which would’ve been an excellent moment of unintentional coolness).

In any case, we went to the thrift shop to see if we could find some warmish clothes that she could cover in fake blood. They had a lot of Halloween stuff out and more wigs than I can actually count. They’re really making the most of their seasonal market. The thing is, while a lot of it was obviously being geared toward the Halloween shoppers, a lot of other extremely questionable items were not. I saw a pair of denim boots. They were stiletto denim boots. They had pockets on the side. And belt loops at the top.

These boots, now being sold at a secondhand store, used to belong to someone firsthand. Someone wore those legitimately in regular life. Those existed as a footwear option in some store at some point in time. Those were a real item of clothing. And I can’t believe it.

I just can’t.

I mean, it’s not even just that they’re ridiculous, but they’re also not  very practical, are they? Denim is the last thing I want on my feet as a trudge through three feet of snow or leap over immense puddles. And I doubt they’d hold up very well against slush and salt stains, so when is the right time to wear these? Canada is not denim boot friendly.

~ Hilary Lyon Axle Hatchet

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I ate stuffing for dinner and other various confessions

Today for my blog post, I don’t so much have one coherent idea as much as a random list of thoughts and events that have happened to me in the past week or so. It won’t make very much sense, but hopefully some of you will find at least one thing vaguely amusing or, dare I say, thought-provoking. Continue reading

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Well now then Mardy Bum…

Following in the vein of me being totally grumpy today, I invite you to listen to this Arctic Monkeys song about trying to cheer up somebody who’s feeling very much like I am today, while you peruse some delightful Instagram photos. Continue reading

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I’m the ass today

The most profound thing I’ve ever learned from television I learned last night when watching an episode of Mom on demand. Take from that what you will. In the show Anna Farris is told that if you’re having one of those days where you think that everybody is being a complete ass, chances are you’re probably the ass. Continue reading

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It’s hard to be a hipster

There was a really great episode of Happy Endings where Penny has completely run out of clean clothes and so she visits the laundry mat wearing a ridiculous outfit involving a cat sweater. There, she meets a guy wearing an equally ridiculous outfit, looking like he’s wearing all the items nobody ever wants from the thrift store. When they go out on a date and he’s still wearing cat sweaters and awkward knits, Penny realizes that she hasn’t picked up somebody who was suffering from a lack of clean clothes; she’s picked up a hipster. It’s genius, because he’s got a beanie, skinny pants, and giant glasses. The whole joke is that he dresses so poorly it’s become ironic. Continue reading

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Horrible. Unfortunate. Regrettable. Chavril.

It’s finally happened, guys. The moment I think we were all hoping would never come has in fact come. Avril Lavigne and hubby Chad Kroeger have made a song. There is a Chavril duet. Continue reading

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Little Wrecking Ball

This has made this song so much better. Clearly Miley Cyrus should just learn how to play the banjo. Amongst other reasons, it really adds something to her music. Continue reading

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In Slight Defense of Miley Cyrus

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, what is the big deal with people hating on Miley Cyrus? There are probably a lot of things out there floating about on the internet that I have not seen and probably won’t. I have not done that much research and I’m sure it doesn’t really matter unless she’s killed someone which seems very unlikely; I definitely would’ve heard about that, I don’t live under a rock. Continue reading

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