Friday, December 19, 2008

Spotted- The Spotted Cow as Decembers Featured Blogger

This warrants... like exclamation point cubed… !!!

Ever seen a guy or girl or guy/girl and thought “damn that person is so delicious I just want to eat them up!”??? Assuming of course that you meant that metaphorically –we don’t really warrant cannibalism there’s just too much legal red tape , though we hear that ppl taste like chicken…who knew? Anyway the point is that chances are the person who warranted your metaphorical cannibalistic tendencies was quite possibly a user of Spotted Cows products. Delicious soaps, and bath fizzes –make good hygiene a tasteful affair. I mean there’s even a whipped gingerbread scrub! So head over to the spotted cow and order some products for your loved ones. Heck get some for yourself. I mean should the situation arise where you do in fact need to be eaten wouldn’t you want to at least taste good. Would you rather be remembered as the person who tasted like sweet sweet gingerbread or raw chicken flesh?


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Things to Do…With Your Wedge

1. Go to prom. Because wedges don’t have hands you wont have to worry about being groped on the dance floor. Nice! Note this doesn’t apply to Squido or Octo!
2. Fill the wedge shaped void of loneliness in your life.
3. For non sea creature wedges- challenge them to an arm wrestle. You’ll win every time I promise.
4. Use them to role play scenarios in your life that you wish would happen. Then imagine that they actually have.
5. Photo shoot! Wedges are very photogenic and rarely –by which I mean never- get caught with their eyes closed.
6. Fulfill your maternal or paternal instincts with something that wont require a trust fund and wont continually put the clearly empty carton of milk back in the fridge!
7. Fashion yourself a new identity as the crazy lady with the cats except you may or may not be a lady and instead of cats you will have lots and lots of wedges. Work your new identity. Shout at small children, and the elderly and reek havoc on anyone who comes near you and your wedge haven!
8. Nothing. Hear me out- nothing done without your wedge is literally nothing. Nothing done with your wedge is something. Which is better than nothing.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How to stay trim over the holidays tip #1
Instead of eating dessert think about it. There are 385 calories in a slice of cheesecake. There are 0 calories in thinking about cheesecake.
Tip #2
Skip your first helping of food and go straight to your second. Calling it your second will trick your body into thinking that it is full.

Tip #3 Play Over-Under the game that keeps you slim!
Either over or under prepare each dish. Nothing stops up a craving like frozen turkey and melted ice-cream. Make it fun where guests compete in a round robin style tournament where they guess at whether the dish is under-and likely to give them salmonella poisoning etc. or over- and likely to cook their insides, prepared. Winner takes all!

Whatever. The only thing that needs to be trim this holiday is the tree. Now grab yourself a box of chocolate, a jug of eggnog, and some ornaments and get trimming!

Holiday Recipe- Protein Alternative for the Vegetarian

Festive Tabouli

1 box of Tabouli
1cup mushrooms cremini (can also mix in Shiitake)
½ cup cranberries (either dried or canned)
1cup sliced almonds (and or pecans)
1tbl spoon oil

Prepare one box of Tabouli as per directions and set aside.
In a frying pan over medium heat combine oil, mushrooms, and nuts. Cook until nuts are golden and mushrooms are tender. Then stir ingredients along with cranberries into the Tabouli. You may also wish to use the above as ingredients to stuff peppers with. In which case cut your pepper in half length ways. Scoop out any seeds. Fill with the mixture. Top with grated cheese. Or sprinkle with parmesan. Then bake in the oven at 350 degrees until the pepper is tender and the cheese melted.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Geometric Wedge Owns.

So it is a little known fact that geometry is pretty much the devil, but without all the fire, and perish and toil bit. Still there is one geometric shape that dominates them all. Can you guess it? If you said wedge well congratulations you get a symbolic and otherwise meaningless gold star. Enjoy. If you said something else you will read the following entry over and over again until you have adopted my opinion, which in this instance is the right one. If you are in disagreement with me that is because of the simple fact that you are wrong.

Ok so….
Most roofs are what… wedge shaped. Because circle roofs would be pools, and octagon roofs would look dumb. Round one to wedges.

Take a circle or cylinder cake… what do you do with it. You cut it…into wedges. So circles are just wedges waiting to happen. Round two to wedges.

Wedges look cuter with eyeballs and smiley faces than say rectangles, or spheres, or pretty much every other shape. It’s just science. Round three to wedges and to shapes with faces!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Other really really good wedge related things.

1.The wedge of cheese. So good on crackers. So good on sandwiches. So good on other cheese. **If you are vegan, lactose intolerant or suffer from an ailment that makes you deathly afraid or adverse to eating cheese (cheese-a-phobic?) then read as “the wedge of soy cheese”. Because cheese made from beans is far less frightening. Seriously though Soy Cheese Rules! Time to find out if there really is such thing as a cheese phobia. There is it is called Turophobia. To categorize all your fears or to like play phobia bingo or something go here:

Proof that there is something wrong with all of us! Wow apparently Sophophobia is a fear of learning. Why did I not know of this when I was in school! I can just see it now:

Prof- Walter you didn’t come to my class this morning!
Walter- sorry sir I’m ummm…Sophophobic
Prof- You sure you’re not just hung over. Cause you look hung over.

According to this thing I have: Apeirophobia, Carnophobia, Gerascophobia, Necrophobia, Politicophobia, and other.

Okay final comment on phobias. The word for the phobia of long words is : Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. Seriously! So ppl with this phobia can’t get help for it because they wouldn't be able to tell ppl about it.

2. Wedge shoes. Thank you 1930’s now we youthful petite femme can look like gangly legged children on stilts. Yes that is a really really good thing.

3. The wedgie. The wedgie is like a board game without the board or pieces. The wedgie is like a sport without the expensive equipment and camaraderie. The wedgie is like a high five without the jovial shared intimacy. I mean it’s intimate alright. The wedgie crosses economic barriers. Because all you need is one other person weaker than yourself who happens to be clad in, at the very least, a pair of knickers and you’ve got yourself at least a few minutes of fun! Not to mention an opportunity for social dominance and countless future memories to look back on with nostalgia. Nothing like the first time you hear the cracking rip of a seam of underwear pulled to its’ limit. {Warning: in no way is responsible for any botched wedgie attempts. When trying to execute wedgies it is key to be sure that the target is in fact wearing underwear. Failure to know this with any certainty can result in awkward encounters, and heightened embarrassment.}

4. The atomic wedgie. See #3 but up the anti, add an extra does of dominance, and a whole new layer of humiliation. Oh and fun.

5. The wedge. Because doors wont hold themselves open.

6. The wedge Transformer. Formers in disguise!

7. Geometric Wedge: actually never mind that’s not a good one. Curse you geometric wedge and your ½ base times height equation that paved the way for sunny days spent in summer school.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Compelling Interview with my Plush Wedgehog Beck

Rachel- Welcome Beck! I would offer you a drink or food but you look stuffed.
Rachel- Alright let’s get started. I mean we have started. Let’s get more started.
Rachel- Right. So your tryst with Gwen, lets talk about that. Is it true that you were just minding your own when she practically fell form the sky and landed on you?
Rachel- ummm…uh.. okay how did it feel to see her there and to smell her scent of oysters and dark chocolate.
Rachel- Not literal oysters and dark chocolate.
Rachel -That probably would have killed her.
Rachel- and 7! 7 hoglets! That’s a lot! You were a busy guy
Rachel- I mean not that you made each one separately. It’s not like when you’re the male making babies is like building sculptures out of mash potatoes or anything.
Rachel- 7 is just a lot of kids.
Rachel- Beck ladies and gentlemen!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let’s Play a Few Rounds of ‘Would you Rather’

The game where everyone is a winner! Well maybe not everyone –I mean if you’re already a loser the game can’t really change that. Although you are here which means there is hope for you yet!

Would you rather be punched in the trachea or buy a wedge? [not sure what a trachea is go here:] –And SPEAKING OF… -the speaking of refers to the wedges purchasing not tracheas- thanks to those who came out to City of Craft!!!

Would you rather be paper cut by a 1000 envelops licked by some guy who holds the record for the longest days without brushing his teeth OR read this blog right now?

Would you rather learn jujitsu from Octo OR Chuck Norris? Okay no wait that’s not fair. Ummm….would you rather cuddle with a plush Octo OR Chuck Norris? (I just want to make it clear to everyone that the answer shouldn’t be Chuck Norris. Not sure who Chuck Norris is- check your pulse. Then go here: finding it hard to answer this question? Then go here:

Anyway if you promise to come back and visit I promise to love you unconditionally like a mom does a small child. Only with the awkwardness of knowing that we are neither related nor in all likelihood are you actually a small child.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

THIS WEEKEND: City of Craft! & Holi-Dandy

Come and join We Are Wedges, along with House of Hsueh @ City of Craft AND Holi-Dandy!

Some show highlights to get you excited:
*FREE STUFF ALERT: the first one hundred visitors will receive swag bags printed by Studio XIX filled with coupons for the show, plus fantastic goodies from indie publications and local & international craft artists.
*AWESOME STUFF ALERT: Check out amazing handmade goods on offer by more than 40 talented makers:
*NEIGHBOURHOOD CRAFT CRAWL: City of Craft takes to the streets with crafty programming in local businesses and galleries. (Those of you with a sweet tooth should not miss out on cupcake decorating & knitting activities at the Knit Café.)
*CRAFTY-COOL INSTALLATIONS: Stop by the window of League of Lovers and Thieves to check out Tara Bursey's installation of hundreds or origami shoes made with tea bags, or have a Victorian silhouette portrait taken by Danijela Photography, featuring a papercut frame by artist Li Sui. Get lost in a landscape of fibre, photography and sound by Lynn Harrigan, Scott M2 and dreamSTATE.
*MAKE YOUR OWN HANDMADE GIFTS (FREE!): Workshops include origami star books by the Paper Place, fabric covered magnet sets by The Workroom, recycled felt ornaments by Mr. Sköna, and screen printed cards by Kid Icarus.

So there you have it, there is really no better place to be on December 13th, 2008.

Holi-Dandy is a holiday shopping event featuring hand-made items from numerous local artists and makers, free gift wrapping and numerous gift ideas under $20.

The first annual market o' locally made good stuff is set to happen on Saturday December 13 and Sunday December 14 at Awkward Stage and Le Petit Chapeau, both located on Lakeshore Mews in downtown Barrie, Ontario.


Ador by DoriAnne Ross, All Things Jenuine Cards, Awkward Stage, Carolyn Ward Toys, Dotti Potts, Escape Artist, Greenelf, House of Hsueh, Le Petit Chapeau, Liz Robinson, Jean MacFadyen Scarves, Joy Apparel, Julia Prime Paper, Keri Rounding, Mallory Roop, Naomi Brinkhof, No Demographic, OSugarfoot, Skin Treats, Texti'll, Valerie In Love, We are Wedges and more!

Awkward Stage and Le Petit Chapeau challenge you to support local business this holiday season, shop from all kinds of fantastic shops in downtown Barrie (and surrounding area).

Monday, December 1, 2008

WAW @ SpeakEasy Annual Holiday Show! Dec 4th, 2008

Chestnuts roasting, sleigh bells ringing, and the season starts a-swingin’!

Join "We Are Wedges" and "House of Hsueh" for holiday cocktails, a few good tunes, and another fantastic show at The Gladstone. It’s a chance to shop for handcrafted holiday gifts. It’s an opportunity for the public to see the work of 40 local artists, ranging from quirky one-off ceramics to handmade soap, jewellery and hand painted Christmas cards.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Shop Local @ Crafternoon Tea this Saturday, Nov 29th!!

Shop local and handmade this holiday season at Crafternoon Tea!

Date: Saturday, November 29thm 2008
Time: 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Place: Queen Street East Presbyterian Church - 947 Queen Street East @ S.E corner of Carlaw and Queen

Hope to see you there & please spread the word to anyone you know who loves quirky-fab handmade goodies, crafting and yummy eats (all at prices that won't bite your wallet).

But: if you can't attend Crafternoon Tea, try to check out one of Toronto's many other crafty happenings this season such as Speakeasy (Dec 4th), Artisan Gift Fair (Dec 6th) and City of Craft(Dec 13th)

Check out facebook for events:
City of Craft
Artisan Gift Fair

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Etsy Bloggers November Feature: Storybeader

Love handmade? Love Haiku?

Then you need to check out Etsy's Storybeader:

Buy Handmade

Not only are all her pieces beautifully handmade, but each necklace comes with a haiku! These are no novelty Haiku either, but each on is written specifically for the piece that you buy!

Need to know more? Then check out Storybeader's blog:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wedges on Facebook


You like Facebook Fan Pages!
We like Facebook Fan Pages!

We Are Wedges has a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE!!!! YAY!!!

Join us here TODAY!

Monday, November 3, 2008

WAW @ SpeakEasy Comic Show! Nov 6th, 2008

We Are Wedges is going to be at the SpeakEasy Comic Show!

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Time: 8PM to Midnight

Place: The Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

Admission: pay what you can/free

Toronto is home to some of the best-known comics artists in North America. We have an active and vibrant community putting out some of the highest quality comics to be found anywhere. The SpeakEasy Comics Show features an eclectic mix of Toronto’s talented comic book artists - from those who do newspaper strips and political cartoons, to underground comix and mainstream superhero comic books! The event promises to display an exciting cross-section of the comics’ community here in Toronto, as well as a glimpse into how good comics are made. As the old cliché goes, there really will be something for everyone.*

SpeakEasy is a monthly gathering of Toronto's creative community. It's an opportunity to network, share ideas, and keep in touch with the pulse of Toronto's creative professionals. Since 1996 it has grown from a get-together of a few friends to an event that now draws regular crowds of up to 300. SpeakEasy takes place 8 times a year, on the first Thursday of the month, at The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen W.)*

SpeakEasy began in 1996 and was founded by David Brown, a local Toronto encaustic painter whose paintings can be found in numerous galleries and museums through Canada and the U.S., and privately through North America, Europe, and Asia.

*Descriptions taken from SpeakEasy website.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Get Some Wedge Letters!

LETTER - noun
1. a written or printed communication addressed to a person or organization and usually transmitted by mail. (*from

Who doesn't like receiving heart felt letters addressed specifically to you! We promise to tell you all about whats happening in the lives of your favorite wedges! Yes...we are thinking of you...
So why not join the "We Are Wedges" mailing list! We promise no spam, just some letters from Wedges to you...

I WANT WEDGE LETTERS! Here is my email

Confirm your email address

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Etsy Bloggers October Feature: BFBEADS!!!

When a wedge becomes adopted into a new household, you must wedgeproof your environment and have plenty of toys for your new Wedges to play with! Depending on the wedge, you will need different toys! For instance Brie needs fashion related toys...Walter needs a drum set and other music related toys...the smittens would love pipe cleaners and mice...wedgehogs definitaly need tinkly balls and running wheels...and sea wedges can't live without water toys!

However, all Wedges like sparkly colourful beads! This is why I must introduce you to BFBEADS - Baby Friendly Beads. Just like babies, wedges need stimulation and something to distract them, especially when

Now BFBeads makes nursing beads which are mainly used for nursing, but since wedges do not need to be nursed, you can use them to distract your wedge from getting into michief instead!

BFBeads also makes reminder bracelets! What's a reminder bracelet? normally they are used to keep track of which breast was nursed on last during a feeding (or which breast needs to begin the next feeding). You would wear these and simply switch as needed. Instead, why not use them to remind yourself when you last fed your wedge! Right means fed in the morning, Left means fed in the evening!

Jen is the wonderful creator of these sparkly and colourful finds for your baby breast feeding needs. (And Wedge feeding needs too!!!)

She is one of the original members of the EtsyBloggers Street team and actually has two etsy stores! The second shop is
mamasmagicstudio, full of sweet crafty finds!

Also be sure to find out whats going on in her world by checking out her wonderful blog!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Wedge Studio is haunted. For real....

I think the We Are Wedges studio is haunted. I don't have any proof of this, but I think it's true all the same.

Often, I'm working late into the night, designing and sewing Wedges to send all over the world. For the longest time, I thought I was hearing things. Scratching noises. Creaking. At first, I assumed the cats had just gotten into the studio again. They can be pretty devious. But one night, I was getting some fabric out of the closet, and things got a bit weird.

One of the closets in the studio is under a staircase that leads up to the ground level floor. The closet door is directly below the top of the staircase above, so the closet ceiling gets lower and lower the further back you go in the closet. I was rooting around in there, looking for the purple velvet for some new Octos, and I heard the stairs creaking.

But I was the only one in the studio.

I kind of freaked out a little bit, and needless to say I was done Wedging for the evening. Over the next few weeks, I calmed down a bit, and had written off the incident as a result of too much late night coffee (I've since cut back a bit). But, a few weeks later, I was working late again, this time the closet door was closed. And I heard the scratching again. Like fingernails on a chalkboard. Coming from the closet. I fled the room without opening the closet and it was several hours before I went back to the work at night.

A few weeks later, I was speaking to an elderly lady who lives in the same building as the We Are Wedges studio. She had been in the building for years, long before I arrived. She asked what unit I was in, and when I told her, her face went white, and she broke of the conversation politely and quickly walked (hobbled) away.

What's up with my studio?

I decided to do some detective work, and spoke to a few of my other neighbours I hadn't yet met. I ran into a man a few doors down at the mailbox and asked him if he knew anything about the tenants in my unit. He responded that as far as he knew the unit was vacant. He said it had been vacant til that boy died, and it would probably be vacant for quite some time.


Trying to retain my composure, I asked what boy he was talking about. He told me that the former tenants had a boy that they couldn't or wouldn't take care of, and they had been locking him in the basement closet, under the staircase, as punishment. The details are fuzzy from there, but the end of the story is that the parents went to jail, the boy is no longer with us, and I'm the new tenant.

This is a bit too weird to believe. But then again, I've always wondered why there was a latch lock on the outside of the closet door when I moved in here...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

We Are Wedges Adoption Center is now ONLINE!!!

Ever look enviously at your friends who all have Wedges? Where do they get them from? Where can you get them from? No more! Now, you can adopt your very own wedge through the We Are Wedges Adoption Center!

As if this isn't amazing enough, Squido, Sluggo, and Octo, the Sea Wedges, are available online for the first time. Fill you aquarium today! (Note, Sea Wedges do not enjoy being submerged in water. But we can pretend!)

Remember, you can make all the difference in the life of a Wedge in need. Help end Wedgelessness - One Wedge at a time.

ps. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wedges Adoption Center - Opening Soon!

Every year, hundreds of Wedges are homeless, living on foster store shelves and stacked on shelves in the We Are Wedges Design Studio. They want nothing more than a nurturing environment and a loving family. Many of you have taken initiative and rescued a Wedge in need, and we sincerely thank you for your support. But there is much work to be done. Many more Wedges are looking for homes.

That's why, this weekend, we are proud to launch the We Are Wedges Online Adoption Center.

Just think: For the cost of a coffee a day for one month, you too can save a Wedge in need. And we're talking real budget coffee here. If you drink extra-large 172 degree half-sweet no-foam soy frappamochas, you're looking at under a week.

But, unlike those other cheapskate charities that only send you a picture of your adopted emu or whatever, we will send you an actual factual plush wedge, that you are actually factually adopting.

Please. Think of the Wedges.

Also: We are not actually a registered charity. I think we probably have to legally mention that.

Monday, September 29, 2008

We Are Wedges @ Nuit Blanche Designer's Market

Come and adopt a Wedge at the Nuit Blanche Designer's Market!

Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 7:00PM to sunrise
Place: 1018 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Hosted by "The Purple Thumb" this designer market will showcase 13 local designers and crafters.

Nuit Blanche...Experience a magical and sleepless night in Toronto as artists turn the city into a giant exhibition of art.

Museums, Galleries, and Neighborhood Shops will be open fro about 80,000+ to explore.

Choose from over 155 destinations and discover art in galleries, museums, bridges, tunnels, and warehouses.
With only 12 short hours, be sure to check out the 2008 Programme details to plan your night by visiting the Plan Ahead section of the website for useful tools to create your own art-after-dark adventure.

One night only. All night long.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall Time in Wedgeland: September EtsyBloggers Carnival!

We Are Wedges Guide to Fall Enjoyment!

1. Eat maple leaf cookies (Actually made of Maple leaves)2. Ensure that each leaf pile you encounter has thoroughly been examined by leaping into each pile several times and throwing all leaves up into the air.
3. Take long walks through beautiful autumn forests...OR you can just download a beautiful forest screen saver!!! Here...try this one!!!

4. Go pumpkin hunting. Its ok..they're in season! 5. Throw rocks at old man winter.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Joey and Aleethea

Little People need little clothes.
At 3x3 and 3x12 inches, wedges understand the need for unique clothing for that special little person.

This is why, for the September Etsy blogger feature, we just have to introduce you to "Joey and Aleethea"! A super cutesie boutique for baby boys, baby girls, and their peeps! From monsters, to owls, great patterns and much more, you'll be sure to find something for your kids or even someone else's!!!

Buy Handmade

Unique in every way, even her shop categories are fun! You can choose your wares from categories such as:
"feed the baby"
"burp the baby"
"change the baby"
"rock the baby"
"be cool with the baby"
"the furry baby"

Also, be sure to check out her blog :

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wedges - Missing in action for TIFF

So Wedges have been missing in action for a bit as I worked and participated in TIFF - The Toronto International Film Festival.

TIFF is a publicly-attended film festival organized by the Toronto International Film Festival Group. It is held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Showcasing over 300 films from all over the world. Every year it begins on the Thursday night after Labour Day and lasts for ten days. Film screenings take place at many venues such as the AMC @ Toronto Life Square across from Dundas Square, Roy Thomson Hall, The VISA Screening room @ the Elgin Theatre, The Winter Garden Theatre, Ryerson, Scotiabank Theatre, EzabelBader Theatre, Cumberland, Jackman Hall - AGO, ROM - Royal Ontario Museum, Varsity, 5th Element, Sutton Place Hotel, and the Al Green Theatre. Now in its 31st year, it is widely recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes and the most successful public film festival in the world.

Working for TIFF, I got to meet and work with some of the best people I have ever worked with as well as see a few movies such as...

DMC - Detroit Metal City

Embodying Japanime charm, this film is about a farm boy following his dream of becoming a swedish pop singer, only to be sucked into the dark world of death metal and then learning that his fate is to follow his own advice of " No Music, No Dream".

The Burning Plain

Starring a few big names such as Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, and Joaquim de Almeida, this film shows us how the past and present life events of 5 people shape their lives and characters.

Eden Log

About the journey of a man who has lost his identity and his literal effort to climb out of his futuristic grave through the maze of what once seemed to be the grizzly roots and foundation of a futuristic society.

The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the world
A documentary about "West Lake Restaurant" and the lives of its owner Mrs. Qin Linzi, its workers, and its patrons.

With stars, lights, cameras, films, and of course the red carpet, who wouldn't take a working holiday to attend TIFF!

So get ready for TIFF 2009 and mark your calendars!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fan Expo 2008 Photos

Whoa! FanExpo was a blast! Long days, but large amounts of awesome. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the We Are Wedges booth to say hello, and to everyone who took a wedge (or two, or three, or four) home with them. Tons of people had awesome costumes, and many were kind enough to let us take pictures of them:

Oh, there were a fair number of Star Wars costumes, too. In some areas you were in the minority if you weren't a stormtrooper:

Oh, and there were some famous people, and lots of Wedge photo-ops. More on those soon!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Countdown to Fan Expo 2008 - DAY 1

Wow! Who's this girl? She's pretty hot! Is she wearing any pants? I guess we'll never know. UNLESS YOU GO TO FANEXPO AND FIND OUT, THAT IS. $35 for a picture, though? $25 for an autograph? Man, I went to a Star Trek convention in grade 7 and Marina Sirtis signed autographs for free. She danced around the stage at the beginning and posed provocatively, too. And I got free instructions on how to build my very own tri-corder! What does this girl have on Counselor Troi? Well, the no-pants thing, I guess. But that's not even guaranteed.


ps: Benita would like everyone to know that she claims no responsibility for this post.
pps: Smallville is actually a pretty good show.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Countdown to Fan Expo 2008 - DAY 2

Introducing Octo! Octo is a Sea Wedge. He works at a stop sign factory at the bottom of the ocean. He takes a great deal of pride in his work and has completed several certification courses above and beyond his regular workload. He is trained in the use of precision laser cutting devices. He's big on lasers in general. One of Octo's life goals is to have lasers mounted on his tentacles and to become a crime fighting ninja octopus. A Ninjoctopos.

Octo has either 8 arms, or 6 arms and two legs, depending on who you ask. At any rate, Octo tends to favour his 4th arm for table tennis (4th and 6th when playing pairs solo) but he's generally quite ambidextrous.

Did you know that Octopuses are ridiculously intelligent? They can open jars and escape from any aquarium that is not locked down like Fort Knox. There have been reports at zoos of Octopuses that have escaped from their aquariums, slurped across the floor to their feeder aquarium, and gorged themselves on fish. If that wasn't enough, they then knew enough to break back in to their own tank to avoid getting into trouble. This blows my mind and makes me want an Octopus as a pet, except that that is the worst idea I have ever had.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Countdown to Fan Expo 2008 - DAY 3

With so much to see and the Comic Expo, Sci-fi Expo, Horror Expo, Anime Expo, and Gaming Expo combined all in one, you'll need to carefully plan out your 3 days!!! You can check out the floorplan here and map out all the Artists and exhibitors you just have to see! Don't forget to put Booth A71 (We Are Wedges by House of Hsueh) at the top of your list! ;D

Need to plan your time? Check out the following schedules:

Monday, August 18, 2008

Countdown to Fan Expo 2008 - DAY 4

A few days ago, we introduced Squido the librarian. Today we're proud to introduce Sluggo, a sea snail who lives at the bottom of the Wedge Sea. Sluggo is a window cleaner, but has been unemployed for several months. We're all for skilled trades, but he may have wanted to consider that there are very few windows to clean at the bottom of the ocean.

Sea snails are gastropods. We were going to steal a general overview of the class from wikipedia, but the following really jumped out at us, so we're going to focus on it:

"Snails are distinguished by torsion, a process where the visceral mass of the animal rotates 180º to one side during development, such that the anus is situated more or less above the head".

Wait a minute, what was that last part? They have butts on top of your heads? Headbutts? Needless to say, our Wedge tribute to all things gastropod is not entirely anatomically correct. No headbutts. Sluggo is however pretty much adorable. Not a showboat like Octo, Sluggo's content without pesky appendages, just slinking across the ocean floor, feeding on whatever floats his way.

Watch for Sluggo soon in the Wedge Shop!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Countdown to Fan Expo 2008 - DAY 5

BRENT SPINER IS HUGE IN JAPAN. This makes a lot of sense, in that lots of things you wouldn't think are huge in Japan, in fact, are.

The photo is of our friend Data on a Japanese interview in 1995. It's from a Japanese fan site that has more pictures of Brent Spiner than I have ever seen. Seriously, check it out. It's pretty fantastic.

As we've mentioned several times now, Mr. Spiner is going to be at Fan Expo. If we can manage to sneak away from our home in BOOTH A71, we will attempt to get a picture of Brent with Miko and Mantari. I can hear it now, in the inquisitive Data voice: "Curious."

We Are Wedges were big Star Trek TNG geeks. We even read the books. We read The Boogeymen. Of course we read Imzadi. We even read Vendetta (The Giant Novel!) Somewhere in our parent's attic, we have a big plastic 1701-D with the 4 built in noises (photon torpedoes, phasers, impulse drone, and warp drive spinup!)

Biggest. Geeks. Ever.

See you next week, Brent!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Countdown to Fan Expo 2008 - DAY 6

With just 6 days to FanExpo 2008, it's time to start rolling out some new Wedges! Over the next several days you'll get to know the new members of the Wedge family, Squido, Sluggo, and Octo!

Squido is librarian at the bottom of the Wedge sea. She spends her days sorting her books and lobbying for much needed public funding for expansion of the oceanic wedge libraries. She is very efficient and is an effective public speaker.

Squido made us promise to give you a refresher course on the Dewey decimal system, so here goes. Melvil Dewey invented the Dewey system in 1876 (pff, not even as old as Canada). It's comprised of 10 main categories, which are further subdivided to narrow down your search for books on a specific topic. The top-level categories are:
  • 000 – Computer Science, information, and general works
  • 100 – Philosophy and psychology
  • 200 – Religion
  • 300 – Social Sciences
  • 400 – Languages
  • 500 – Science and Mathematics
  • 600 – Technology and Applied science
  • 700 – Arts and recreation
  • 800 – Literature
  • 900 – History, geography, and biography
Personally, our library is 99.4% science fiction fantasy, so we're a bit heavy on section 813. And hey, if Dewey isn't your thing, Squido understands. Maybe you're more for the Library of Congress classification system, or maybe Universal Decimal Classification system? The fun never ends!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Countdown to FAN EXPO 2008 - DAY 7

The countdown begins to We Are Wedges at Fan Expo 2008!

You will find us at Booth A71 (Under House of Hsueh on the floorplan map). Repeat the mantra: Booth A71!!

Just when we thought things couldn't get any better, they add a World of Warcraft masquerade! Mind = blown. Think about it! Hundreds of people dressed up like orcs, pretending to chop wood and mine gold. We at the Wedgequarters never made it past Warcraft 2, but we're still pretty psyched.

There's going to be a pile of other WoW stuff going on, but we can't make much sense of it. Dan "sPoh" Street will be there, and he's going to "outline numerous tips and tricks for PvP, including comp selection, advanced arena positioning, and preparation for LAN play". Thanks Dan, sounds awesome!

It's a World of Warcraft SUV, complete with airbrushed elf-girls and dragons! It's amazing. We're amazed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Let me tell you a bit about Fan Expo. Let's say you want to attend AnimeCon (who doesn't), and you really need to get that limited edition Cowboy Bebop box set. But it's the same day as HorrorCon. If you don't get Wes Craven's autograph you're going to explode, right?

Wait a minute, ComicCon's on the same day? Are you serious? And ScifiCon? And Gaming Expo! What the munch?!!?

Don't worry, guy it's just FanExpo. It's the culmination of all geek gatherings and it's at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, August 22-24, 2008. It's pretty much the most awesome. Buzz Aldrin is going to be there. Guy went to space! He and Edward James Olmos are going to have a boxing match*! You can find out way more than you need to know at the FanExpo website.

But forget about them for a minute, and think about this! We Are Wedges has secured a table in the Indy/Artist alley at Fan Expo. We're not sure what we have to do with race cars, but whatever. You can come meet the Fonz, punch Lex Luther in the face, and fill all your wedge-related needs, in the same weekend!

Stay tuned for information on where to find us in the maze of exhibitors. We'll have some incredibly short-run special show-only items for sale (think big), and the new sea wedges, Octo, Squido, and Sluggo, will be available as well.

* Oh, and by boxing match, we mean, they'll be in the same building at the same time. They could conceivably get in a fight though. I'd be in the mood for a fight if Earth turned out to be a barren radioactive wasteland, too.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Les Fruits De La Mer!

This morning when you woke up and immediately refreshed, you may have noticed something new.


Octo is an octopus!
Squido is a squid!
Sluggo is a sea snail!

Which is your favourite? Did you know that Squido has 2 more tentacles than Octo, so a bit of an edge there. But Octo works works in a stop sign factory, which is pretty random/awesome. And Sluggo is named Sluggo! It's so hard to choose!

Sea Wedges aren't in the online shop yet, but will be varrrrry soon. However, they are for sale at our summer shows and events starting! Speaking of summer events, watch for more SUPER EXCITING news soon about upcoming events. Seriously, SUPER EXCITING.)

ps. Did you know Brent Spiner is going to be at FanExpo Toronto this year?

pps. Brent freaking Spiner!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Etsy Bloggers July Feature: A Keeper's Jackpot

Ever tried crocheting using wire. For me its a feat that I will leave up to A Keeper's Jackpot! She is July's featured Etsy Blogger!

Take your pic of these beautifully hand crocheted pieces!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wedge Mountain

Did you know that British Columbia is home to Wedge Mountain? Neither did we, so we went a team of correspondents out to take a look (hi guys!). Turns out we could have just checked Wikipedia, but any excuse for a trip to the Rockies, right?

It turns out, once again, that the internet is incapable of lying, and there is in fact a Wedge Mountain, and we do in fact have photographs to prove it. Here it is, in all in un-retouched glory!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wedges spotted in NEW YORK!

Miko and Mantari went missing for a weekend and stole the camera!!!
Apparently they went to New York? Who knew Mittens could drive?

We found these on the camera!

Smittens in a park!

Miko and Mantari on the E-train, makin' nice!

Miko @ Prada in Soho. In case you were wondering, this is very, very funny.

Stealing some breakfast at Cafe Cluny in the West Village

Mantari + Star Wars + Lego + Giant R2D2 = BRAIN EXPLODE NOW!