Movember Moustache Mitten contest wrap-up

Now that Movember has passed, I want to give big thanks to everyone who helped with my fundraising efforts! Personally, I raised $625 dollars! Cumulatively the LCSA team raised $2909 big ones. And we were treated to a complimentary hot shave by Tommy Guns (gentlemen, seriously treat yourselves to this).

So may I present Peter Joosten, owner of Euro Physical Therapy, as the winner of my Movember Moustache Mitten contest, sponsored by Edit : Stylish & Sustainable Accessories:

Also, @TRajcic27 won the pair of tickets for my Gala Parté contest. Congrats to you both!


Discount massages; minimal risk of paralysis.

Recently, my masseuse left this city and took her golden hands along with her. My body delights in rubs and kneads, and I find myself missing her touch upon my body.

Luckily, Lethbridge College’s Massage Therapy students need some hands-on experience, so they are running massage clinics three days a week this semester, from 5:30-8PM Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30AM-noon and 1-3:30PM on Saturdays. Twenty dollars gets you an hour, while $10 for 30-min.

What they lack in experience they make up for in fervour, so treat yourself and go for a massage! Call Joanna at 403-320-3211 to set up an appointment.

Save yourselves! H1N1 clinics begin today

Let me first say this – my headache are result of a hangover, not the flu. But considering I know someone (besides my World of Warcraft stalker) who has contracted a mild form of the swine flu, and seemeingly everyone else around me is getting sick, an immunization is probably in order.

With that said, the H1N1 and seasonal flu clinics begin today. All the clinics are drop-in and being held in the West Pavilion at Exhibition Park. The pregnant or infirm are urged to get immunized. If you are not pregnant, you can still get poked.

Here’s a schedule of the upcoming clinics:

  • Oct. 27, 2009 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Oct. 28, 2009 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Nov. 03, 2009 – 12:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Nov. 04, 2009 – 12:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Nov. 05, 2009 – 12:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Nov. 06, 2009 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Nov. 12, 2009 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM

(You might want to double-check that schedule before attending.)

Alberta Health Services

Eat to your heart’s content

No Diet DayThat’s right, it’s International No Diet Day, where finally you have an excuse to gorge yourself. Today, we can all take a break from dieting (like I need to!), and exercise (lol) acceptance for all fatsos, despite their front asses and back boobs.

International No Diet Day aims to raise public awareness of the dangers of improper dieting, weight loss and weight obsession. INDD is an annual celebration of body acceptance and body shape diversity. This day is also dedicated to raise awareness of the dangers in diets. There are several goals to the INDD:

  • Doubt the idea of one “right” body shape.
  • Raise awareness to weight discrimination, size bias and fatphobia.
  • Declare a free day from diets and obsessions to body weight.
  • etc.

I guess I forgot about the twigs out there. Let’s go to Red Dog for some poutine and hot dogs. We can go back to eating healthy tomorrow.

International No Diet Day

Be careful on the job!

Held annually on April 28, the National Day of Mourning commemorates workers whose lives have been lost or injured in the workplace. Events are being held across Canada under the theme “Review. Revitalize. Refresh.”

In 2007, 1,055 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada – up from 976 the previous year. This represents almost 3 (2.89) deaths every single day. Another 972,407 were injured or become ill.

Thankfully, I work in a relatively safe job, sitting all day behind a computer. That is, unless a chair explodes up my ass. But since I don’t know the true risk of on-the-job accidents, this video will suffice:


If that didn’t scare you, you might also want to take a look at’s workplace safety commercials.

National Day of Mourning

Add daffodils to your shopping list

DaffodilIf having happy, yellow flowers in your house isn’t reason enough to buy some daffodils, consider that April is Daffodil Month. By buying some flowers, you help support the Canadian Cancer Society:

The money raised during Daffodil Month makes a real difference. It helps the Canadian Cancer Society fund life-saving cancer research, provide up-to-date and reliable information about cancer to the public and deliver community support services.

Help brighten up you home and the lives of those affected by cancer!

April is Daffodil Month

It’s Goo Friday!

Or as the rest of the Christian world calls it, “Good Friday.” To me, it means I get a day off from work to celebrate and gorge myself on Cadbury Creme Eggs.


Speaking of creme, it’s also National Oral Health Month. Make sure to take care of those teeth and gums, especially if you partake in oral pleasures. But if you’re pure like me, you have nothing to worry about.

April is National Oral Health Month