Archive for January, 2014

Review: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Lisa
When Chris Hadfield returned from serving as Commander of the International Space Station he could have taken any job in Canada that he wanted. He is so popular, respected and admired that he holds us in the palm of his... Continue reading

Brandt’s Randt – Smart People Saying Dumb Things

Lisa
They mean well, they really do, but celebrities aren’t always the best ad-libbers. This week a couple that offered some hyperbole with a capital HYPER caught my attention. And so I randt.  Continue reading

The Itch to B*tch

Lisa
I’ve always had a knack for complaining effectively. Companies have sent me all sorts of stuff over the years to make up for their mistakes. I once got an entire Weekender wardrobe after one of my outfits developed pills following... Continue reading

Rights Can be Wrong

Lisa
This is a sticky story that gets me a little fired up. It’s about accommodating for someone’s special situation, such as a disability, and it seems to me it’s getting out of control.  A Hamilton mom is proving it with... Continue reading

Dry Your Swoobs

Lisa
First there was cleavage. Then came side-boob. I’ve also heard of top-boob. But did you know there’s now a thing called swoobs?  It’s sweat on your boobs.  Continue reading

Missed Target

Lisa
I like Target stores. I’m unashamed to admit that! And as soon as they opened in Canada, I stopped making treks to Port Huron to visit them. But you have to wonder why major retailers can’t keep customer information safe.  Continue reading

Studio Issues or How I Became an Amateur Engineer

Lisa
There was a puzzling problem with a voice-over I did late last week. The client could hear faint music in the background. I could not. But as we know, my hearing isn’t top-notch so I checked with a couple of... Continue reading

Brandt’s Randt – Cynics Need Not Apply

Lisa
Before I left 680 News, legendary political reporter John Stall and I had a discussion about cynicism.  He made a very good point.  Being a cynic is a barrier to growth.  Even when it comes to the Mayor of this... Continue reading

Suspended Coffee

Lisa
I love, love, love this idea that started locally in a Windsor coffee shop.  Instead of buying for the person behind you, who can obviously afford their own coffee, you pay it forward for someone who can’t.   Continue reading

Blow up That Bridge

Lisa
NOTE: I have learned that this is a hoax. Or at least, it started that way. It was meant to inspire exactly the kind of discussion I’ve started here. So life imitates art. Read on: Perhaps you’ve heard of the... Continue reading