I had $675 in my hot sweaty little hands and it vanished onto my mum’s credit card to pay for my flight to Toronto. Lucky for me I have a thousand dollar travel grant coming to me to help pay most of the cost of my little jaunt to the imagineNATIVE film festie. I am World Premiering You Are A Lesbian Vampire there, and I am also showing Madness In Four Actions there. I’m pretty stoked, plus my best friend/ex girlfriend Margaret Flood might come up from Guelph to see me!
Anyway, when I do get my travel grant, most of that money is actually now rent money. dammit!
I am also waiting for a cheque from the National Gallery, they said it would come in October, which is a little vague, but at least that means my income hasn’t dried up totally yet.
Ah, the grant was so lovely. I will hopefully get another grant in January for my MARS recruitment video.
Anyway, enough about my money, or current lack thereof.
I’m listening to a lot of Tegan and Sara these days, it’s awesome to support queer canadian artists. Here’s one of their songs I really like.
I do love living in Canada, for a lot of reasons. Even though we currently (and hopefully not for much longer) have a Conservative government, we do have socialized medicine, same sex marriage, and good bacon. Yay for streaky bacon! It’s what I missed most about Canada, Scottish bacon is kinda weird, and not smoked!
My friends Carrie and Shavonne had bacon mints and even bacon flavoured rolling papers with little pigs everywhere. Bacon everywhere! Once a lover asked me in the middle of the night if I ate bacon, and she was at the time a hard core vegan. I thought she was going to kick me out of bed!