Sloan’s new single, “Who taught you to live like that?”, is free at the Itunes store this week.

They’ve finally lived up to every comparison — Sloan has become late-era Beatles. In fact, the new album is supposed to be a double, and, with the cover art that goes with the single, it looks like it might just be The White Album.

Maybe planet Earth has forgotten this, but those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest actually like the rain. I love the rain. I love walking in the rain. I love my umbrella which is painted like a ladybug and even has antennae.

And while, yes, I enjoy warm weather, I can’t handle the kind of heat that doesn’t let you do anything. I’m just sticky, and not at all in a pleasant way.

I used to look forward to registering for classes, like maybe this would be the semester I try Japanese, or the class where I finally *get* Hemingway. Now, the process only serves to remind me how very far from being done my degree is.

It’s not fun anymore. Now, it’s required science classes and something having to do with books. I’m taking Lit of the USA this summer, and we’re skipping right over Hemingway.

I’ve been here much too long.

I have this sudden urge to move to P.E.I. I’m not sure where it came from because it’s been years since I’ve read Anne of Green Gables.

When you don’t speak the language and you don’t understand the game, the best part about watching a Kabaddi match is the constant chant of “kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi.” The purpose of the chant, I learned, is to prove the player is “holding his breath,” which is where the word comes from. But it would add a lot to other sports, too, like a whole stadium shouting “baseball, baseball, baseball” while the batter rounds third, or a chant of “hockey, hockey, hockey” from the colour man when a player is on a breakaway.

that ending sucked, right? or is that just me? i mean, john, that isn’t even a good cut-to-commercial line. it actually felt to me like they wrote lorne-in-peril as the cliffhanger, then realised they were two minutes short. but good on sg:a for keeping up the tradition of rushed and not-at-all-thought-out endings.

other than that, totally worth staying up til 3 for my download.