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Cha dTuigim

Cha dTuigim

From a small city in Ontario, now living in Montréal, pursuing a BA in Linguistics.

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@iceberg In Québec, people buy their alcohol mostly at dépanneurs (convenience stores), which is abbreviated (maybe only by English-speakers) to 'dep'. If you want hard liquor, though, you need to go to the SAQ (that's actually the name of the government agency which runs them, the Société des alcools du Québec), which is either spelled out or pronounced 'sack'.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm 0

On Excerpts from Vanilla Ice’s Wikipedia Page, Offered Without Comment

A friend of my ex did coke with Vanilla Ice in Chilliwack, BC. There's nothing about that six-degrees-type-deal that isn't funny to me.

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 4:16 pm 9

On Maybe They Just Hadn't Invented Clothes Yet?

Honestly, this stuff is too familiar to me, and I think I may have been raised on too much goddess theology, to see it as anything but religious/devotional art. I mean, I can conceive of the possibility, but that's not what I see. Dunno who made it, though, and I certainly don't automatically attribute it to dudes.

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm 0

On Can We Still Be Friends?

@Hailey Bachrach@facebook Yeah.

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:13 am 0

On Can We Still Be Friends?

You know, I have many many female friends and acquaintances. And yeah, you know what, with a lot of them, even ones I behave largely older-brother with (I am an excellent older brother, maybe not such a fantastic boyfriend), I am at least somewhat attracted to them. But while that, mixed with a general appreciation for them and who they are, may be why I'm there, I'm so totally not just holding out for something 'more' to happen. That's creepy, and awkward, and even if they don't know that's what you're doing, YOU know that's what you're doing, and blah... I have opinions on this.

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:12 am 1

On New Music: Bat for Lashes, Titus Andronicus, Lana Del Rey

@dubioustaste Yeah. The video for Ride made me really really really uncomfortable, but honestly, aside from the headdress, it's an uncomfortable I can handle, and I still like her stuff. Except that super gross dude in Born to Die and the second video for Blue Jeans, because he is ew.

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm 0

On On Quickie Weddings and Frustrating Fantasies

@TheBourneApproximation Pretty much exactly this. I don't generally think in those terms when I'm naked with someone I'm attracted to (and really, why are we there unless we're attracted to each other?), but hell, even if what I thought of a person when naked was 'Eh, B+', that's not something you say. THAT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU EVER SAY.

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm 2

On The Power of Bacon

Oh hey, I went to high school with her! We were in Women's Studies together, and all.

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm 1

On Lana Del Rey's New "Blue Jeans" Video

Is that that gross dude from the Born to Die video? bleh. I definitely prefer the older video for this song.

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm 0

On Sixth Senses, Approachability, and the Penniless Nomad Actors

@Monkey I dated a (tall) woman who kind of used it enthusiastically to refer to herself, though there was a certain amount of tongue in cheek. Although... no, it wasn't 'Amazonian', it was something roughly equivalent in French. I can never remember the exact words that people use in French for some reason, it's always just the gist or my own mental translation.

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm 0