And this concludes my week! Thank you everyone for your questions, I really enjoyed answering your questions.
Next up on the docket is ThatGirl!
Marlo, you have a very unique name. Were you named after anyone in particular?
Are American stereotypes of Canadians accurate? What stereotypes of Americans do you hold?
Who is your hero?
Why did you pick your screen name?
What were you like in high school?
Can you give us a detailed history of your various hairstyles throughout the years?
11/28: Dixon @ TBA
12/1: Angel Olsen, Kevin Morby @ GAMH
12/6: Dream Police @ Brick and Mortar
12/12: Ancient Methods @ Mercer
12/13: RRose, Carlos Souffrant @ TBA
12/17: Sleepy Sun @ Brick and Mortar
I was named after Marlo Thomas, the actress. She did a TV show in the late 60's /early 70's called That Girl - hence my screen name. It was about a professional woman living in NYC, single, doing her thing. I think my mom imagined that the character was someone she wanted me to be like.
As for Canadian Stereotypes, they are mostly exaggerated. Like when I say the word "about" it doesn't sound like "aboot". Really. But then there are funny ones like when people ask you about igloos. Totally. Ridiculous. But sometimes when I'm in the states making conversation with someone, I'll say "eh" at the end of a sentence without realizing, and they always point it out. It's like you suddenly become aware your Canuckness is showing.
A US Stereotype that I hold is that Americans are far more vocal and expressive about what they think. In Canada we always try to balance our comments so we don't offend anyone. We don't like to rock the boat. But I have found, guys in the US have way more game with women for this reason. They aren't afraid to compliment or say something in an effort to pick up, more so than the guys here at home!
I wouldn't say I identify with one particular hero - but I would say I'm inspired by anyone that works with disabled or special needs people. Helping someone that can't help themselves is the most loving, selfless thing anyone can do - i'm always in awe of those people.
As for the color I've gone from dark brown, to light brown, red, blonde, strawberry blonde. The color is flexible for me now because when you have short hair the commitment is brief. So in summer I go pretty light.
Did you go to the Stampede this year? Was there anything new/interesting?
I spent time in Calgary visiting family in my teens; a lot of movies, Canadian women and Tim Horton's.
As an adult, I wish to see my family again and visit Banff - what would recommend for someone in their late 20s/early 30s to do in Calgary? I would ask my cousin, but she moved out of Canada to Europe. She said Alberta was boring.
As for what to do in Calgary - get out of Calgary. Go to Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper. There are lots of places to eat and party in Calgary but little to "see". The mountains are where it's at when you visit here. Banff is beautiful with tons to do and a great night life.
Feeling old that there are people out there who don't know the ThatGirl show.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
For me breakfast is about variety. I recently discovered, after spending my whole life avoiding eggs and anything containing eggs due to an allergy, that I'm not allergic to them. So it's opened up a lot of options for me. But I've discovered I'm not a big fan of eggs. I like scrambled eggs inside a breakfast burrito. With cheese and salsa and avocado inside. Anything to do with smoked salmon, or avocado makes a great breakfast. So either a burrito or eggs benedict with smoked salmon? Yum. And waffles. After never having a waffle in my life and suddenly, no more egg allergy, eating waffles was like seeing a fricking unicorn.
I have two dogs. Some folks on the board from tinychat know about my dogs because I do talk about them a lot. Maggie is a border collie/poodle cross. She is 7 years old. Asha is a Golden Retriever/poodle cross. She is 6.5 months old. They are the closest I'll ever come to being a mom and I love them dearly. I've included a photo from when Asha was littler. sisters.jpg
My favorite Canadian actor, without question, is Sarah Polley. Some of her performances have touched me deeply ( My Life Without Me, in particular) but at the same time has taken risks with her own writing and directing and been successful. If I ever had the ability to pursue acting, her career would have been the one I'd most want to emulate. I also appreciate that she's remained in Canada and develops film projects here to support the local industry.
What do Canadians really think of Nickelback?
November 18 - Slayer
November 19 - eyehategod
December 4 - Behemoth
January 30 - Behemoth
February 3 - Zola Jesus
February 6 - Sleep
If you could do it all over again, would you? What would you differently?
Are we ever going to have a puppy date?