Wednesday, February 25, 2009


In the end, the readers couldn’t resist Fickle Feline. I was so happy to hear that Katrina’s blog won the Mabel’s Labels 2009 BlogHer convention. I knew she could do it, but you have to admit that it was a daunting challenge, considering she was up against 9 other bloggers. Kat gets a free trip to the BlogHer convention in Chicago this summer. Sweet!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Let’s send Fickle Feline to Chicago!

OK folks, we have a chance to do something nice for a very special person. My friend and fellow blogger Katrina Carefoot is one of 10 finalists in the Mabel’s Labels BlogHer contest. The winner receives a trip to the BlogHer convention in Chicago.

Voting couldn’t be easier. It takes 10 seconds. Just click on this link and vote for Fickle Feline. The deadline to vote is Mon. Feb. 23 at noon.

Just a little more info about Kat. She is the proud mom to Max, a fabulous little guy not much older than Jonas. Max is autistic and taking IBI therapy - a very expensive intervention for autism. Kat is using her blog to raise awareness for autism. I love the fact that she is so completely dedicated to getting Max the best therapy possible.

I urge everyone to read Kat’s Fickle Feline blog. I guarantee you it is one of the best blogs you’ll ever read.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I might be cool again

I was cool once. It was during 2001 and 2002. I lived in Toronto at the time, and I was very much young, wild and free. I did whatever I wanted, and did so at all hours of the day and night.

I thought about those days as Christine and I watched a great movie tonight: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Just watching the film made me feel cool again. And yet I am so not. In fact, I am as far from cool as possible. I’m a husband and father first, and an individual person second. Not that I’m complaining. So much of my energy goes toward the rearing of a wonderful two year old boy. When we welcome baby no. 2 in June, I’ll have even less time and energy for extra-curricular activities. That’s just the way it’s going to be.

However, all will not be lost. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been making an effort to listen to new music. I’ve been pouring over alternative playlists and countdowns and sampling some new artists. I have to say, I love what I’m hearing!! I’m listening to fresh new music that is unpredictable, exciting, mysterious, and captivating.

Watching Nick and Norah tonight only reaffirms my desire to expand my musical horizons and become "cool" again.