Archive for October, 2013

A Slightly Condescending Randt

Lisa
Some things are so simple.  But for some people, they’re not simple enough.  Today’s randt was inspired by our Mayor’s desire to revisit the garbage pickup schedule because he’s tired of hearing from constituents who are “confused” and “frustrated” by... Continue reading

A Wealthy, Healthy Turn

Lisa
My former boss, Gary Slaight, and his family made a very significant donation yesterday that will benefit us all.  Continue reading

Sibling Rivalry

Lisa
This Throwback Thursday was originally posted on October 29, 2013. The email subject line read “Damn you!” Continue reading

No Mean Fiat

Lisa
In a little perk of the job, I had a 2014 Fiat 500 to drive all weekend and drive it, I did. There were no strings attached. If I wanted to talk about it I was free to tell the... Continue reading

How Low Can They Go?

Lisa
I’ve always found it frustrating that people don’t seem to care about city politics. Unless there’s a scandal, and London’s council has provided a lot of them this term, most people don’t pay attention to the level of government that... Continue reading

A Brilliant Perspective from an Unlikely Source

Lisa
Russell Brand is very funny. He’s also a bit of an idiot, a former drug addict, ex-husband of Katy Perry and hard to take seriously for long stretches of time.  Continue reading

Brandt’s Randt – It’s About The Optics

Lisa
Sometimes it doesn’t matter whether something is right or wrong, it’s just how it looks. This week the Ontario Ombudsman ruled that London city council was in the wrong, though, when 7 of them met for lunch in a back... Continue reading

Review: Ring of Fire (The Music of Johnny Cash)

Lisa
The Grand Theatre’s new season has opened with a strum and a twang in homage to the music of Johnny Cash. Continue reading

Furniture Refinishing 101

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DIY
I recently inherited a beautiful deco, cherry-wood dresser from longtime pal Eddie who’s downsizing to a condo.  He also gave us a gorgeous marble-topped cabinet but that’s a story for another day.  Continue reading

Loveliest Loo in London?

Lisa
I’ve been around and I’ve gone around.  By that I mean I’ve relieved myself in some mighty nice restrooms in Las Vegas, England, France and elsewhere.  But I think I’ve found the nicest public loo in my own city.    Continue reading