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Headshot of me wearing red lipstick Kara Babcock

Articles from October 2006

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  1. The addictive nature of online shopping


    It all started with The Little Book of Calm...

    I was putting together the semblance of a costume to wear tomorrow to school, since it's Halloween--aka an excuse to wear a housecoat to school. :D Anyway, I wanted to make a fake Little Book of Calm. It's an actual book, but in this case I'm referencing a British comedy series called Black Books. For some reason I looked it up on Chapters'…

  2. Fall back (and laugh)


    For those who observe Daylight Saving Time, we changed back to standard time this morning. I was there when it happened (no secrets of the universe were revealed to me, however, so I want my money back).

    This morning at about 11:15 I was getting ready for work when the phone rings. Who is it? It's my coworker, Danielle, calling from work.

    Danielle: Ben ... you do know you're supposed to be working, right?

  3. It's a miracle!


    Tonight we're having hot dogs. Now, it is common knowledge that hot dog buns and hot dog sausages come in disparate ratios--8 buns, 10 sausages--so as to create an inconvenient discrepancy for the cook. Life is great, is it not?

    Well, my dad bought two packages of hot dog sausages, each one containing six sausages. That makes a total of 12. Guess how many buns are in the package he bought? Twelve. :w00t:

    I think…

  4. Blaghishness


    Seems like an appropriate title.

    I'm sick, in the "runny nose, sore throat, unable to focus because of massive tissue usage" sort of way. :( It's the sort of sickness that lines the pockets of all those people with stock in Kleenex and Scotties and whoever else sends tissue my way. So, in light of this, and the fact that I worked four hours tonight and am really tired, this isn't going to be a…

  5. Down to Earth


    Wow. I feel really detached from everything today, but it hasn't only been today. The past few weeks have been really saturated--not necessarily busy, although some days were. But every day was saturated with activities. Now I feel like someone cut my tether and I'm lost in space.

    I'm attempting to muddle through this scholarship application for the Canadian Merit Award, and uh--yeah, it's really difficult. They expect me to be some sort of…

  6. Reasons why we like TV


    Interesting observation about the world of television--or rather, our view of the world behind television. Especially now that the Internet provides a 24/7 resource for us, we've become increasingly interested in the behind-the-scenes aspect of production. Who directed? Who was that guest star in season 6, episode 3? And when the producers of our favourite television show make a bad decision, or the writers introduce a clichéd plot twist, what do we do? We turn…

  7. Beginnings


    Last night was the Canadian premiere of Battlestar Galactica, season 3. It was fantastic as television episodes go, but only okay by BSG standards--it was no "Kobol's Last Gleaming". The main problem was not enough action, too much talk--they had to spend too much time explaining what had happened during the four months that elapsed over the summer. It was too rough of a transition into the BSG universe for me. That said, I…