Ready to rock, ready to roll

Hi Kids!

Happy, happy Friday! I am so excited I could just dance.

(I know this because I have been dancing most of the morning.)

I have been a busy little bee for the last couple of weeks, getting all my big projects and articles completed, so today is mostly just housekeeping – the little odds and ends.

And thank goodness, as there is nothing I want more for my Christmas hols than to be blissfully unplugged, and oh-so relaxed.

I will be a zen master, extraordinaire.

So let’s get the meditation train rolling with a festive and fun Friday Fry-up!

Do it, do it.

Dressed to impress.

So last night I performed at a local pro-am stand-up night, and I got to wear a brand-spanking new outfit.

It. Was. Awesome.

Ch-ch-check it:


I always like to wear fun outfits whenever I am on stage, and boy was I ever excited to debut this little number.

I had spent my lunch break shopping and bopping about the downtown core with my partner in crime Ms. Jen, and when I espied these two pieces my brain near exploded out of the top of my head.

(In a good way – not in a Zeus birthing Athena kind of way, as bad-ass as that was.)

I purchased the shirt from Joe Fresh (fashion mecca #2) and look, look!

Check out the back:


Isn’t it  lovely? I can going to wear the absolute heck out of it over the course of the winter break.

The skirt I procured from Club Monaco (my would-be-fashion go-to if I had more disposable cash dollars) and I was completely chuffed to find out that it was majorly marked down, because goodness knows I couldn’t resist its colour or its whimsical cut.

What can I say, I’m a sucker for anything that was meant for twirling.

And this skirt makes you want to twirl forever.

And you know what?

Me and my brilliant get-up totally rocked the house down – talking about crappy Christmas carols, humble-braggers, and beard shampoo.

You know, the works.


Marshmallow madness.

So it was during our shopping adventure that Jen and I came across this monstrosity:



H&M, I love ya, but seriously, you’ve got some major explaining to do.

Is this what our snuggy culture has come too?

I mean, I’m all for comfort, but I have never, ever driven past a Michelin Tire Store and thought to myself, “Man, I would totally dress like their mascot, it’s just too bad that there’s nothing out there that could help me fulfill this wish!”


And another thing!


The coldest it ever gets here is maybe minus ten.

Even if it were to get that cold – and it most likely won’t – the city would probably just shut down, so no one would need ever leave their house, let alone struggle their way into a mobile sleeping bag.

Where’s the blinking majesty I ask?


Sing, sing, sing it!

I won’t bore you to death with the Christmas songs I love to loathe (or just plain loathe) – as suffice to say there are many.

(Plus I don’t want to piss anyone off, as I know that there are many out there that hold dear the tunes that make me want to scrap my eyeballs out of their sockets with a rusty socket wrench.)

So I instead, I thought I would share a few of my favourites with you all, in the hope that they too might take up place in your holiday-themed hearts.

First – At Last I’m Ready for Christmas, by Stan Rogers.

I LOVE THIS SONG. It is basically the theme of my life around this time of year.

Second – O Holy Night, by the Barra MacNeils.

Lucy MacNeil will never not bring tears to my eyes.

Third – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, by Brenda Lee.

CLASSIC. Nuff said.

So there you have it my darlings!

I am bouncing off the walls, and I can only hope that you are too.

Wishing you a weekend of laugher, love, and light!

You all sure do brighten up my life.

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Vanessa Woznow

Writer, runner, ranter, reader. I write about all things.

22 thoughts on “Ready to rock, ready to roll”

  1. Colbert’s Christmas album is really the only Christmas music I’ll voluntarily listen to… and anything from Love Actually, of course. Christmas Shoes is the absolute WORST Christmas song ever, ever, ever. I haven’t heard the song in like 3 years, I leave the area when it’s on to keep my streak alive.

    1. How have I never heard that before!? I must check it out. Also, yes to anything Love Actually.

      Christmas Shoes is BRUTAL. Totally the worst, although Band-Aid is a close second.

    1. Hi sweets! You’ve totally made my day, because if you like my style it means I have it made because the outfits you post are always so incredibly darling :) Have a fab one! xx

  2. Congrats on your standup thing going well – I’ve always believed that comedy is 5% material, 5% timing, and 90% the right outfit (of course, my percentages could be off, which is why I’m categorically unfunny).

    In fact, how brilliant hilarious would it be if you wore the marshmallow thing to your next standup?

    Enjoy your Christmas, Ethel!

  3. re: gnawkkenemdedd@standupp: alas. it won’t be long (the beetulz chime in: “yeah yeah yeah”) until yerr rich(er) & (more) famous, and we, the little peepull, can and will say “we knew you when”.

  4. 1. I am jealous of all your outfits and fun shopping adventures. Perhaps I should make shopping one of my resolutions in 2013.

    2. That jacket/coat/thing reminds me of our comforter before we put it in the duvet cover. While warm, I wouldn’t want to wear it in public. Goodness.

    3. Christmas songs rock!! Currently, I’m watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, and I’m partial to all the piano tunes that pepper this movie.

    1. You must, you must! And then blog about it so I can see and read about all your adventures :) Haha, it totally is a duvet coat! It’s that to a tee.

      I hope you and your beau are having an absolute blast of a holiday. Much love to you my dear friend! x

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