Monday, June 25, 2007

Radio and a Weird Dream

On Tuesday, June 26 from 2pm to 3pm, I will be hosting IN OTHER WORDS for the first time solo.

Tune in! CKLN 88.1 FM or listen live online.

It's going to be a good first show! I'll be conducting an in-depth interview with Kate Sutherland, author of the new short story collection All In Together Girls, and she'll be reading some scenes from the book.

I'm nervous, and last night I had a dream that everything went wrong: dead air, technical panic, unexpected interruptions, and uncoorperativeness. Emily Schultz appeared with a new novel, insisting on reading it all on-air, and Kate was oddly surly and refused to respond. Totally unrealistic events! I mean, I only know Emily a little bit, and she in no way seems like the type who'd barge into an on-air studio, insisting upon reading her new manuscript on my show! For the record, in the dream, I didn't let her. And Kate would definitely not sabotage her own interview by crossing her arms and saying "No!"

I guess it was just a weird anxiety dream. It's a relief really, because it means that nothing will go wrong tomorrow. My apologies to Emily and Kate, for dreaming them in the antagonists' roles!

Anyway, I'm excited to be doing the show, and I hope you all can tune in. Again, the show is called "In Other Words" and is on CKLN 88.1 or at 2pm. I'm the host on the fourth Tuesday of the month.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Craft Shows this weekend

Apologies for neglecting this blog lately... it's a combination of mad busy-ness and using Facebook a lot instead.

I've been selling my soap at the Artisan Market at Yonge-Dundas Square on select weekends, and that is... um... interesting. And hot. Lots of characters! Not lots of sales. My favourite line to date, from a young male admirer of the soaps:

"So, do you party on the weekend?"

He didn't buy any soap. I didn't answer the question.

Meanwhile, here's my "party on the weekend":

The Sassy Little Craft Show
Victory Cafe (581 Markham, south of Bloor W., upstairs)
Friday, June 22
free admission, affordable stuff

Lots of indie designers and fun loot. Check out what The Torontoist had to say about the show and about Soap Scum!

Mini Crafternoon Tea
Nathalie-Roze & Co. (1015 Queen St. E., side patio and back garden)
$$ from raffles and tea treats go to Woodgreen Community Centre

Plenty of funky vendors and tasty treats and prizes, too!

Hopefully I will see you out at one or both of these fun shows... and hopefully Soap Scum will get out of the hole soon...!