WIN a SmartPhone with a free 3-month phone plan!

December 28, 2010

We have a winner! (Sorry for the delay in announcing it). The HTC SmartPhone and 3-month Mobilicity Talk & Text plan goes to….

Comment # 16, Laura! Congratulations, Laura. Please use your phone for the good of mankind.

Mobilicity gave me an HTC Snap SmartPhone to give away! The recipient gets the phone to keep, as well as a 3-month Mobilicity Unlimited Talk & Text contract.

Your phone may, or may not, appear to be sideways when it arrives at your house. If it is, just rotate it, ya dingus!

How do you win this phone?

Just leave 1 or 2 comments on this post. In your comment, mention
something you might phone or text with this phone
that you might regret later.

(It can be funny, sweet, embarrassing, or whatever; just keep it clean).

Make sure your comment includes a valid email address, which will be confidential and only visible to me. It’s fine by me if you enter with the intention of giving this phone as a gift- I’m sure some of your parents or luddite friends could use a cool SmartPhone, so go ahead and try to win this one for them. As long as it ultimately goes to an adult who lives in Canada (excluding Quebec), it’s fine.

You may enter up to twice per email address.
I’ll pick the winner on the afternoon of January 3.

Fine print:
The free 3-month plan includes local calling, texts, picture messaging, in-province long distance, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, 3-way calling, and call forwarding. You do not have to sign a contract with Mobilicity; at the end of the 3 months you can choose to continue the plan, or it will be terminated. The phone is yours to keep either way (it’s worth about $175). This contest is open to Canadian residents (except Quebec, desolée!) who are over 18. I don’t think there’s any tricky stuff attached- the company who’s managing this promotion is great. Email me if you have questions.

Remember, you can enter TWICE per email address.

Starr Andrews Whips Her Hair while skating

December 28, 2010

I love this kid. And her Chuck Taylor skates.
Thanks to May for Facebookin’ this.

Cat Bow Tie

December 27, 2010

I made an Xmas bow tie for Helder’s mom’s cat.
My cats were forced pleased to model it first.

Mojo. So majestic.

Juno. So annoyed.

Then I wrapped it up and gave it to the Senhora and my lil’ buddy Fausty, who chewed on it while being told in Portuguese how pretty he looked.

It’s felt, with a hair-elastic-and-button closure.

I am pleased with it, and am now planning an entire line of catcessories: a long necktie, a priest collar, a peter pan collar, maybe a Shakespearean ruffly thing. Stay tuned for more mortified cats special occasions.

I did this once before but obviously cats look better in tuxedoes than business suits. What am I, a farmer?

What I’ve been looking at

December 27, 2010

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Pics I liked online this week.

Animals doing things in the halls

December 25, 2010

It’s my favourite YouTube user, Halifax’s Klaatu42– this guy is magic.

Russell Brand improvises as Trinculo

December 16, 2010

Here’s Russell Brand improvising a clever monologue that explains his entire backstory for the jester Trinculo (a character in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, soon to be a film directed by visionary designer/director Julie Taymor). Brand takes the character from childhood to shipwreck in 4 entertaining minutes.
Thanks to Holger and Brady for Facebooking this.

Bad Request

December 16, 2010

I tried to look at a photo on Facebook today and this message came up.

Facebook error message that says Bad Request. The server found your request confusing and isn't sure how to proceed.

The photo was of someone I had a crush on when I was 17, which makes me feel bad for the poor, confused Facebook server. Like maybe my teenage crush is now in an unstable relationship with this Facebook server and she’s super jealous and insecure. I wish I could reassure her.