We are all made of stars

Well, the weather broke.

After enjoying an absolutely beautiful week of balmy, breezy days, solid gold sunshine, and temperatures hovering about the twenty degree mark, we’re officially back to the drizzle.

Dressing myself for work this morning I had to gird my loins, knowing full well that in order to get out the door I would have to face the ever-dreaded “turtle neck and pair of tights” combination.


So sure was I last week that I had seen the last of this much worn duo: “Until (at the very least) next September!” I had cockily crowed to Marc.


Even the thick mist and rain spackled streets can’t do much to temper my mood.

Because dudes I am feeling pretty darn good.

Today I kicked some major butt at work, and now I’m off to do a show tonight at a new room (for me) with a bunch of very funny, and very rad comedians.

Also, this Wednesday I have my first show at YukYuks, which makes me feel all squiggly and nervous, but also very, very happy.

This past weekend I bought a ridiculously cute dress for my sister’s wedding (they had to order my size, so as soon as I get it home I will take a photo!), and last night I made homemade pizza for dinner, and tonight fresh pasta with homemade sauce.

Friday is normally the day that I save for a fry-up, but to mix things up a bit, let me please present you with – the Monday Mash-up.

You can’t fight it, it’s science.

I have a crush on Carl Sagan.

He is my imaginary dead boyfriend.

Is that weird?

Whatever, he was a hot piece with a fab brain.

I just wish that he was still alive to keep doing his mad-genius thing, helping young people the world over get jazzed about space. The future of Canada’s space program is currently up in the air, and I just believe that if our government gave more weight to bright, brilliant, and brave scientists (such as Mr. Sagan) we wouldn’t be facing this situation.

I may just have to go back to uni and take on a whole new career path.

Put on the kettle.



I cannot even being to tell you how happy they make me.

I mean, they are a perfect combination of three of my most favourite things: hot drinks, cursive writing, and my love.


Reading rights.


After lamenting my reading drought, I have been back at the books fast and furious.

The first book I read was Black Snow by Bulgakov. He is one of my all-time favourites, and if you get a chance be sure to check him out. His magical realism will blow your mind, and he shines a light on the absurdities of 20th century Russian society like no other.

Next I re-read The Infinite Wait, a graphic novel by Julia Wertz. Terrific all around. Funny, moving, inspiring – this woman is a gem.

Finally, I just finishing Faithful Place by Tana French.


THIS WOMAN IS AMAZING. One of the best mystery writers I have ever read (and I have read my GIANT share of mysteries.) Plus I am always amazed when anybody can write well from the opposite sex’s perspective, and Ms. French does it absolutely perfectly.

Ch-ch-check it out.

So there you have it folks.

What are you reading these days? What did you get up for the weekend?

Let me know all about it.

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Vanessa Woznow

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

21 thoughts on “We are all made of stars”

  1. Such a productive weekend you had! Our weather broke too, from pleasant to a very hot 102 F (39 Celsius) and the A/C gave up the ghost, so my elderly Mother and I are sweltering. I’m currently reading LIFE OF PI – my favorite part is the forward — the voice there is funny! You’ve given me good tips on authors to check out.

  2. Three cheers for productive weekends! My own was dappled with the new experience of morel mushroom hunting. With reads, I habitually have a few going at the same time…
    Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim: Even if you didn’t watch Little House on the Prairie, “Nellie’s” tale is an insightful one. It sounds like you work in the stand-up business, and I think you’ll find a kinship with Alison, who found her “place” doing stand up.
    My Name is Mina by David Almond: A look into Mina’s mind through her journal entries. I’m not even finished, and I’m heartily attached to the lovely, little Mina, who sees the world in poetry. Such wisdom. A must read!
    The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White: This is actually my first read of this classic tale, but I’m trying to cover ground I missed during my childhood years.

    And I am currently waiting for the library to acquire The Master and Margarita!

    1. Indeed, indeed! Which of these should I check out first? They all sound fantastic! I might have to check out Confessions… :)

      I am so excited for you to get that book! Cannot wait to hear your take on it.

  3. you doan wunna know wha gwan lass weekend (b o o ooring yardwerk), but I DID GO FOR A (5.5 mi, um) prox 9k run in the high desert w/rocksea ‘n slevv. it took 4 or 5 beers to get the engine dipstick back to abby-somebody.
    but finished Bowerman & the Men of Oregon (by Kenny Rogers) — seriously! (w)reckummindid! and still plowing (it’s not a drudge, but tiz a trudge) thru Against the Day (Pynchon).
    did an audition myself last night, and am in the fruita-cavalcade (what?! you never heard of it?) (( http://www.cavalcadefruita.com )) next monthly variety show: “rosco butchers the classix”
    my next post will be the most un-planned whiny (as in “whine” “ee”) ramble with unrelated photos and you can, if you want to practice rolling your eyes and sticking your tongue weigh way out, read it. i might not have enuff energy, what with the flowers gasping for water (it was NINETY (fahr) yesterday!) etc.
    still, R C-L …

    1. By Kenny Rogers – THE Kenny Rogers? Super fab. I just started re-reading Into the Woods (another Tana French novel, SO GOOD.)


      Also the Calvacade looks awesome! Will you be singing?

      1. WHY CAN’T WE EDIT OUR OWN PREVIOUS (W)RESPONSES??! kenny MOORE! Kenny Moore was a world-class marathoner “in the day”. Betty will be singing. “They” would PAY ME not to sing.

  4. Reading this post made me feel guilty. Terribly guilty. I don’t read as much as I should. (hangs her head in shame) Sigh. I definitely have to make the time to read and be more knowledgeable on subjects such as the ones concerning Mr. Sagan! hee hee! :)

  5. Reblogged this on damsel in dreamland and commented:
    I just finished reading Pandemonium last Sunday! :) & am now getting my nerves ready to start on The Hangman’s Daughter. But I’ll finish a manga first *laughs*. I’ll try to check out that “faithful place” you’ve read. I like mysteries, too. :)

  6. Good luck at YukYuks tonight!! I have never seen a picture of Carl before so I had to see what your imaginary boyfriend looked like! I know you love him for his brains but I’m sure his fashion sense doesn’t hurt either!!! haha!!

    1. Lol! Definitely, definitely not the fashion sense. I’m not that big a fan of turtle necks, but he’s got some sparkle between his eyes that makes me go all squibbly! Haha!

      And thanks! It was a really fun show. :)

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