December 31st, 2010

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Book Reading List 2010

Book Reading List for 2010
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(date finished)
* = first time read all the way through or never been read before
~ = gift from Carol
< = gift from Lisa
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1. Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory / Fourteenth Series, Number 1, Fall 2009 / The Martyrology: Survivors' Retrospective (05 January 2010) *
2. The Best Canadian Poetry 2009 In English Edited By A.F. Moritz, Series Editor: Molly Peacock (10 January 2010) *
3. white wall review Issue #33, 2009 Ryerson's Journal of Literary & Visual Art (11 January 2010) *
4. The Malahat Review Essential Poetry & Fiction December 2009 Issue #169 (19 January 2010) *
5. Virunga The Passion of Dian Fossey by Farley Mowat (26 January 2010)
6. Vallum contemporary poetry Issue 7:1 Fall / Winter 2010 'Luck' (28 January 2010) *
7. The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen Edited by Meaghan Strimas Introduction by Rosemary Sullivan (08 February 2010) *
8. Mic Check An Anthology of Spoken Word in Canada Editor: David Silverberg (21 February 2010) *
9. Zombies A Record of the Year of Infection Field Notes by Dr. Robert Twombly (24 February 2010) *
10. The Beach An Illustrated History From The Lake to Kingston Road by Glenn Cochrane & Jean Cochrane (12 April 2010) *
11. Zombie Haiku by Ram Mecum (24 April 2010) *
12. The Mitfords Letters Between Six Sisters Edited by Charlotte Mosley (29 May 2010) *
13. Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire (07 June 2010) *
14. The Captive by Colette Translated by Antonia White (12 June 2010) *
15. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry Translated by Irene Testot-Ferry (16 June 2010) *
16. The Fact of a Doorframe Selected Poems 1950 - 2001 by Adrienne Rich (16 July 2010)
17. The Zombie Survival Guide Complete Protection From The Living Dead by Max Brooks (24 July 2010) *
18. Hard Loving poems by Marge Piercy (26 July 2010) * ~
19. Please Let Me Help by Zack Sternwalker (29 July 2010) *
20. Kesey's Jail Journal Introduction by Ed McClanahan by Ken Kesey (03 August 2010) * ~
21. Rebel Bookseller How To Improvise Your Own Indie Store And Beat Back The Chains by Andrew Laties (06 August 2010) *
22. Bird Eating Bird poems by Kristin Naca (07 August 2010) * <
23. Lewis Carroll A Biography by Morton N. Cohen (23 September 2010) *
24. Sunray The Death and Life of Captain Nichola Goddard by Valerie Fortney (29 September 2010) * (won this book through a 'Word on the Street' contest on Twitter)
25. One: Straight Up by Rob Welch (25 October 2010) *
26. Terminator 2: Judgment Day a novel by Randall Frakes based on the screenplay by James Cameron & William Wisher (30 October 2010) * Tallman made me read this - it's his favourite movie.
27. The No Plot? No Problem! novel-writing kit by Chris Baty, Founder of National Novel Writing Month (31 October 2010)
28. On Writing A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (17 November 2010)
29. World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (11 December 2010) *
30. Lives in the Balance Ontario's Social Audit (2004) by The Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (27 December 2010) *
alice lost in labyrinth

2010 review: my photography

I made a post like this in 2009 and here I am again, only this year I took a LOT of pictures so I suspect it might be more of a chore to go through them all to pick the ones that stand out for me as my personal favourites - especially when I want to limit myself.

One of the best things about this past year were the times when Tallman and I went on our long meandering adventure walks. Seeing as how I don't get out much, I have a considerable amount of photographs and most of the credit is due to the times we went out together, wandering about with our cameras. I'm very thankful that I have accumulated so many photographs because lord knows I forget the good things too often & easily.

I limited myself to 3 photos max per month. It was difficult because there were many that I wanted to include for sentimental reasons.

different ways of leaning

Stationers ~ Printers




CN Tower from Hanlan's Point

Daybreakers / Bloor West Village


please don't steal my backpack

graffiti alley


Nuit Market starring the Toronto Weston Flea Market

Distillery District

Arts on Queen / autumn leaves

sky above @ Queen & Lee

...and one more photo for December, from the last day of 2010:

goldmourn's Flickr: go ask alice . . .
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{microblog} December 2010

Follow goldmourn on Twitter 01 December to 31 December 2010

was asked out on a date by Tallman. Brought me my fave flowers & took me to dinner at Beach Bird Restaurant in The Beach/es.
Friday, December 03, 2010 7:40:57 PM via Mobile Web

enjoying a fake first date. we're telling lies about ourselves like people do on real dates. laughing. fleetwood mac 'rumours' playing A+
Friday, December 03, 2010 7:57:24 PM via Mobile Web

My Top 3 Weekly #lastfm artists: The Smiths (52), Joni Mitchell (30) & Ladytron (16) #lastfm music
Saturday, December 04, 2010 9:06:09 AM via

Approx noon after getting a new mobile phone.
Saturday, December 04, 2010 2:42:59 PM via Twitpic

Finally getting to read this book! #reading #zombies
Saturday, December 04, 2010 3:39:38 PM via Twitpic

i <3 streetcars! a collection of streetcar pics taken since 2007 -> (slideshow: #toronto #ttc
Saturday, December 04, 2010 11:28:41 PM via DestroyTwitter

Stella & Lola. Caught up a bit over a cuppa tea at midnight.
Sunday, December 05, 2010 1:58:57 AM via Twitpic

Pretty please?
Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:29:58 AM via Twitpic

Sunday, December 05, 2010 12:05:54 PM via Twitpic

J is about to play Gran Turismo 5. Snowing big flakes out.
Sunday, December 05, 2010 12:41:05 PM via Twitpic

snowing in Toronto at the boardwalk (Balmy Beach) earlier when out with Tallman & a smiling Stella.
Sunday, December 05, 2010 1:11:03 PM via DestroyTwitter

downloaded an app for twitter. (I used the word app!)
Monday, December 06, 2010 1:23:08 PM via Twitter for BlackBerry®

To my snow-covered friends, this is the dusting where I live.
Monday, December 06, 2010 5:42:11 PM via Twitpic

RT @NaomiAKlein "Few societies have defended their own ignorance as aggressively or as enthusiastically as ours." #Wikileaks #Assange
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:25:41 AM via web

sorting through book collection - slowly - while listening to podcast eps of DNTO.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:36:56 AM via ÜberTwitter

has foursquare now but I hear it's best for people who leave the house? Maybe this will make my check-ins magic!
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 7:18:37 PM via ÜberTwitter

watched dreamy Seth Green on re: Robot Chicken
Thursday, December 09, 2010 4:19:38 AM via Twitpic

@jdmfresh "I'm in the bathroom. 2.5 stars. Ambience lacking"
Thursday, December 09, 2010 6:17:42 AM via ÜberTwitter in reply to jdmfresh

I like his coat.
Thursday, December 09, 2010 7:34:43 AM via Twitpic

wonders, (re: foursquare) could I make my apartment a destination? 'Cause if I could, I'd totally be Mayor up in here.
Thursday, December 09, 2010 8:28:23 AM via ÜberTwitter

QOTD (mom on the phone): "I don't play Farmville hardly at all anymore - I play FarmTown. I have an empire!"
Friday, December 10, 2010 1:34:47 PM via ÜberTwitter

finished reading 'World War Z' by Max Brooks today. Got the book after a dinner date last week. 4/5 stars! #zombies
Saturday, December 11, 2010 2:18:53 PM via ÜberTwitter

I favorited a YouTube video -- Official "On To The Next One" Video! Jay-Z | Swizz Beatz
Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:29:26 AM via Google

has seen the truth for herself: a man only has to cut back on drinking pop (sugared cola) and he drops twenty pounds. It's not fair.
Monday, December 13, 2010 7:16:55 AM via ÜberTwitter

filled two boxes with books to be tossed. Re-organized three bookshelves. And it looks like I didn't do a thing.
Monday, December 13, 2010 4:10:01 PM via ÜberTwitter

On our way to volunteer tonight!
Monday, December 13, 2010 5:36:07 PM via Twitpic

"Out of the Cold" rules (where J & I volunteer)
Monday, December 13, 2010 7:45:54 PM via Twitpic

Success! That was our second time helping at "Out of the Cold" in the Beach/es.
Monday, December 13, 2010 8:24:47 PM via Twitpic

The weather on my street this moment.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:12:59 PM via Twitpic

Snowfall from the windowsill. We've not seen much in Toronto yet.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:59:58 PM via Twitpic

Vinyl at Stella's after a cuppa tea.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:21:09 PM via Twitpic

Aw, Tallman gave me a pretty silver necklace! Today is our 1 year anniversary of officially dating.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:38:36 PM via Twitpic

watched an interesting documentary today called 'We Live in Public' - about the "Warhol of the Web” - fascinating!
Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:30:28 PM via DestroyTwitter

text'd J after he left for work this morning & noticed vibration noise coincided w/sent messages. In his hurry to go, he forgot his phone.
Friday, December 17, 2010 7:43:48 AM via ÜberTwitter

I've always felt more free, less bothered w/o a mobile phone attached to me all the time - but one also misses the usefulness of it.
Friday, December 17, 2010 7:47:02 AM via ÜberTwitter

disappointed Quigley's is closed for good (I heard) wonder what will replace it?
Friday, December 17, 2010 10:57:16 AM via Twitpic

Great panini sandwiches. No wifi but good place to read a book. Best coffee and tea! (@ Best Coffee House)
Friday, December 17, 2010 11:47:14 AM via foursquare from Best Coffee House, Toronto

buying special catfood for Hagrid. Hope to keep him healthy. (@ Beaches Animal Hospital)
Friday, December 17, 2010 1:06:52 PM via foursquare from The Beaches, Toronto

getting my new camera. Great customer service! But the camera is pink. Like my new phone. (@ Downtown Camera)
Friday, December 17, 2010 5:29:55 PM via foursquare from Downtown Camera, Toronto

watching a live CityNews broadcast in the lobby - santa is here! (@ Sheraton Centre Toronto)
Friday, December 17, 2010 6:13:09 PM via foursquare from Sheraton Centre, Toronto

Santa is here too? How can that be?! J says, "then he must be magical!"
Friday, December 17, 2010 6:34:42 PM via Twitpic

Tallman bought us new shoes! (I got a pair of these) Both of us badly needed footware!
Friday, December 17, 2010 6:59:50 PM via Twitpic

Streetcar driver guy and Tallman just met face to face. My heart is all a pitter-patter. What a night!
Friday, December 17, 2010 7:08:58 PM via ÜberTwitter

taking Tallman to dinner at a previous fave haunt of mine. Also, first place for our Queen Street Reviews blog. (@ Tortilla Flats)
Friday, December 17, 2010 7:19:40 PM via foursquare from Tortilla Flats Restaurant, Toronto

feels frustrated! Forgot to adjust the date/time on new camera for first 14 pics. Having helluva time changing EXIF data. #tooearlyforthis
Saturday, December 18, 2010 6:49:18 AM via web

My Top 3 Weekly #lastfm artists: Philip Glass (53), Joni Mitchell (45) & Fleetwood Mac (36) #lastfm music
Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:02:31 AM via - Stella's adorable dog Lola with a toy.
Saturday, December 18, 2010 10:44:25 AM via TwitVid BlackBerry

likes foursquare despite being one of the people who said they thought it was stupid. I've checked in to a lot of places in 2 days!
Saturday, December 18, 2010 5:12:17 PM via ÜberTwitter

...of course, this will be followed by two weeks of solitude and unrecognized mayorship of the apartment.
Saturday, December 18, 2010 5:14:51 PM via ÜberTwitter

...but one thing that bothers me (and my ocd) is that last night I forgot two check-ins: the place we got our shoes & a chocolate shop.
Saturday, December 18, 2010 5:16:23 PM via ÜberTwitter

RT @QueenStReviews First Review! Tortilla Flats on Queen Street West:
Saturday, December 18, 2010 9:11:39 PM via DestroyTwitter

'Robot Chicken' latest Star Wars, hoozah!
Monday, December 20, 2010 8:52:41 PM via Twitpic

Now it's the 'Family Guy' Star Wars special, yay!
Monday, December 20, 2010 9:36:00 PM via Twitpic

"That's the power of please, kids!" - stewie as Darth Vader
Monday, December 20, 2010 10:32:42 PM via ÜberTwitter

"We don't have to prove anything anymore."
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12:32:47 AM via Twitpic

At valu-mart there is the option to donate food via a $5 or $10 bag. (@ Beach Valumart)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3:27:04 PM via foursquare from The Beaches, Toronto

listened to the DNTO episode 'What do you find when you get lost?' it led to googling this: on @torontoist.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:56:29 AM via DestroyTwitter

Brookfield Place is gorgeous!
Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:24:13 PM via Twitpic

streetcars rollin' by (we're hungry, at Peter Pan Bistro on Queen)
Thursday, December 23, 2010 7:17:05 PM via Twitpic

"For the record, you're the last word..."
Thursday, December 23, 2010 9:04:28 PM via Twitpic - Happy Christmas Eve to those who celebrate it & Happy Friday to the rest of you!
Friday, December 24, 2010 6:58:40 AM via TwitVid BlackBerry

Stella's charlie brown christmas tree ornament
Friday, December 24, 2010 5:27:45 PM via Twitpic

Tallman putting icing on the gingerbread house kit!
Friday, December 24, 2010 6:39:32 PM via Twitpic

RT @QueenStReviews upcoming review: 'Peter Pan Bistro' ---- & the domain name for our new blog is live!
Saturday, December 25, 2010 12:19:00 AM via DestroyTwitter

My Top 3 Weekly #lastfm artists: Aphex Twin (54), Ladytron (28) & Genesis (14) #lastfm music
Saturday, December 25, 2010 8:34:31 AM via

Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas:
Saturday, December 25, 2010 9:18:03 AM via DestroyTwitter - Tallman typing his next (scathing!) review for @QueenStReviews - set to Christmas music.
Saturday, December 25, 2010 11:28:04 AM via TwitVid BlackBerry - Tallman taking Christmas down.
Saturday, December 25, 2010 2:44:44 PM via TwitVid BlackBerry

We're done volunteering today! Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 25, 2010 2:56:46 PM via Twitpic

Balmy Beach / Lake Ontario on Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2010 3:02:56 PM via Twitpic

(re)watching Tron with plans to see the new one this evening.
Saturday, December 25, 2010 4:26:49 PM via Twitpic

Tron (the 1st one) was truly trippy. Had no concept of triptasticness when I watched it as a kid. (We'll see the new one another night)
Saturday, December 25, 2010 6:31:23 PM via ÜberTwitter

blogged: 'Christmas 2010' for @goldmourn & @jjmk1978 - with twitvids & photographs!
Sunday, December 26, 2010 12:35:05 AM via DestroyTwitter

"Didjaknow, in 900 years of time & space I've never met anyone who wasn't important before." - Doctor Who
Sunday, December 26, 2010 12:58:59 AM via ÜberTwitter

Posted for @QueenStReviews 'Peter Pan Bistro' on Queen Street West -> & why we say, "meh."
Sunday, December 26, 2010 2:57:34 PM via web from The Beaches, Toronto

"A death in the family is not a Facebook status update." Please remember how to use the telephone at a time like this.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 1:20:40 PM via DestroyTwitter

Stella gave me these awesome notebooks!
Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:26:54 PM via Twitpic

Stella bakes goods.
Thursday, December 30, 2010 7:55:09 PM via Twitpic

watched Tallman play the add-on 'Undead Nightmare' for 'Red Dead Redemption' - it's pretty damn cool. Zombies make it interesting.
Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:12:41 PM via ÜberTwitter

Not buying but how cool are these?! Why, back in my day, you'd only get one film on dvd. & it was a vhs.
Friday, December 31, 2010 1:00:40 PM via Twitpic

mild weather here / there were squirrels everywhere / happy new year, eh?
Friday, December 31, 2010 2:35:28 PM via DestroyTwitter

blogged! my year in review: photography -> // book reading list ->
Friday, December 31, 2010 8:04:37 PM via DestroyTwitter

Thank You: People who shared their time w/me IRL; beloved snail mail friends; followers & supporters of my online s**t; & my 2 cool cats.
Friday, December 31, 2010 9:43:44 PM via ÜberTwitter

One of my film crushes. & this is what we're doing for New Year Eve - guess the movie!
Friday, December 31, 2010 9:58:42 PM via Twitpic