Month: February 2010

My Style L.A. featuring Kat

For some time, I’ve seen this cute “cat-eared girl” about the hallways of the college. After some sleuthing via my Lethbridge connections, I was finally able to track her down and get in touch with the girl, who’s coincidentally named Kat.

Student, coat check/beer tub girl.

Where’d your outfit come from?
My cardigan and dress both came from Sapporo, Japan.

Style Influences:
Style influences are Harajuku street fashion mixed with gothic/punk/sweet lolita.

Something about me:
Something about me is that I am obsessed with cats, and zombies. I collect zombie movies, and my favourite zombie director is George A. Romero.

Hit the jump for a couple of other shots!

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Dwight’s Tribute to Canada

Just watch this video! Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons, anime, and videogames. I’m also a bit of a foodie who loves to cook. When I travel, I always keep my eyes out for hot springs and great places to …

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Plan Your City “Ideas Book” available

Back in May, I wrote a post called “City squares want your circles,” which was about the Lethbridge ‘s “Plan Your City” initiative. Although I only participated in the “visioning workshops” (for the donuts and coffee), a number of Lethbians formed think tanks/circles and submitted their ideas to the city, which is now published online. …

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Lethbridge’s Straight Dope

If you’re looking to score some LSD, Layne Whipple is not your man. However, he passed along a rare treasure from days long past – one that smelled more like old books than anything else.

This little capsule was put on the streets by the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta, showing that people weren’t always so tight-assed (but I guess it was the 70s, after all). Hit the jump to see its contents!

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An arts community?

Here’s a bit of surprising news from the Lethbridge Herald this morning: In what promises to be a major downtown makeover, city council has enthusiastically endorsed a plan to build two major new arts facilities along a one-block plaza just east of Galt Gardens. The two-phase plan is to begin with a new $12.6-million community …

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Anime club fail

I don’t make it a secret that I love animation and, in another life, would probably have been a cartoonist.

With that said, I watch a lot of anime (and not just the tentacle stuff). However, my friends don’t share the same interest so I am relegated to watch my shows in lonely isolation.

I’ve known for quite awhile that the University of Lethbridge has a club called the “Japanese Anime & Manga Society (JAMS),” so for about the last week or so I have been trying to muster some courage and information, with plans to attend one of their meetings.

Tonight was the night, and here’s where I begin my rant…

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Speak now, what brings you here?

On Facebook and Twitter the other day, I petitioned my dear followers to answer this question:

“What brought you to Lethbridge? What makes you stay? Good or bad – I’m curious to know!”

Here are a few of the more interesting responses:

Sarah: My Dad was transferred here in 1998, and I fell in love with Lethbridge and its Arts community! It is a great size city to raise my children in, has great schools, wonderful people, and lots of wind to blow any worries away!
Kelly: Schooling brought me here, career opportunities and my fiance (and our newly purchased house) keep us here.
Kevin: Moved here for college and fell in love with the city. Such a great sense of community, and the people are fantastic! Graduated in April of 2009 and refused to leave.
Michael: My job; I brought the Wife; the mortgage is currently keeping us there after my job was swallowed by the “economy” last summer.

More responses after the jump!

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The end times are near!

The signs are all around us; tornadoes in 2005 (I made t-shirts), floods in 2008, plagues in 2009 and now EARTHQUAKES in 2010! I’m not talking about some distant land, but Southern Alberta! A recent tweet by Chris Morris led me to the U.S. Geological Survey, which recorded a 2.6 magnitude earthquake only 49km south …

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Kevin Kane live at Henotic

My friend Leeroy Stagger emailed to let me know that Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath) is playing with the Necessities at Henotic tonight at 9:30PM. It’s Friday, so come start your weekend right! Kevin Kane w/ The Necessities (Facebook event page) Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web professional located in Lethbridge, Alberta. …

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Lethbridge lonely hearts

Today is Valentine’s Day, and congratulations to those who find themselves in the warm embrace of another, enjoying roses, cinnamon hearts, chocolates, champagne, perfume and lingerie. You make me sick. This post isn’t for you!

It was some guy named Stendhal who said, “Very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.” And for those of you who haven’t completely given up yet, I have compiled a list of ways to find yourself a date, or at least a one-night stand.

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Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you who you are.

Last week, I posted about some upcoming dance classes. As thanks, Maxine offered me the opportunity to attend one of her classes for free. Although the group was already 4 classes in, my natural grace and rhythm took over. That, and it was a beginner 2-step class. Standard fare if you’ve ever been to Essies, …

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