February 26, 2014
I’m lucky to be blessed with long lashes. Seriously, when I get make-up done for TV shows, the make-up girls always compliment my lashes. But they still won’t date me. Go figure. Anyway, if your lashes aren’t as well-endowed, you might want some help from mascara. But not so fast. The skin around your eyes is 10x thinner than the rest of your face. So make sure to watch Vanessa and I run down the key toxic ingredients like preservatives, synthesized petrochemicals and emulsifying agents you don’t want near your eyes. Then feel comfortable as you try to achieve eye lashes like mine. And let me know if you figure out how to get make-up girls to date you.
For more green beauty information, visit http://www.goodreport.tv, and you can buy all the mentioned products at http://www.goodroots.com
February 24, 2014
On Valentine’s Day, Humble & Fred Radio held a Win A Date With Josh Rachlis contest. A week later, I took Nidhi, the winner, to Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant. We were taken there and back by A Celebrity Limousine Service. And it was all paid for by ITEX, a small business and community barter network that lets you pay with your goods and services. ITEX sponsors the show, so this whole date was free for me. All I had to do was be my charming self. But, as you can hear in my report on the radio, the story begins with me saying how nice the date was, and the story ends with the radio hosts deciding that I need a therapist. Listen to my story about 40 into the file here. And here’s the video preview:
Humble & Fred Radio’s Facebook page promotes my date the night it happened. (Image 1 of 2)
Humble & Fred Radio’s Facebook page promotes my date the night it happened. (Image 2 of 2)
Humble & Fred Radio’s Facebook page promotes my date story the day of the date.
February 23, 2014
My co-host Andrea Victory-Lacasse (owner of the Shop Pretty blog) and I tried out eco-friendly bath salts so you’ll know which ones are best. We sat there with our feet soaking in warm, bath salt filled water. A tough job, but someone has to do it. And it was kind of like if Andrea and I were at a resort, with our feet in a pool. Except she’s married. And she probably wouldn’t go to a resort with me even if she were single. But, you know what? It’s more like we were having a bath together. Which I guess she wouldn’t do either. But this is close enough. So, yah, I’ve basically had a bath with Andrea. But anyway, what was I talking about? Oh, right. Bath salts. Yah, they smell great and feel great and you should watch our review. And now, excuse me while I go soak my feet alone. So very alone.
February 23, 2014
As my Facebook friends/followers know, on Saturday, Feb 15, I decided at the last minute to go to the airport and head to NYC with a girl I’d never met. The photo I posted from the airport got many Likes and comments. One of the comments being from Humble Howard saying I better come on the show afterward to report on the adventure. So here’s the story I told on Humble & Fred Radio on Wednesday morning. Like I said on Facebook, it’s neat that what begins as a story about me having chili-induced stomach problems on the way to the hotel ends with a touching discussion about how searching for the “perfect” partner can keep you from finding someone great. You can hear the story at an hour and 40 minutes into the link here. And here’s the video preview they made for the day’s show:
February 21, 2014
Normally Valentine’s Day is a pretty depressing day for me. But not this year. And in fact, this year made up for many lonely years. Because Humble & Fred Radio held a Win A Date With Josh contest. I think we were also calling it The H&F Dating Game with Josh Rachlis. But whatever you call it, it was 3 lovely ladies vying for my affections. And I call that awesome. On the Monday, the show’s producer/co-host Eileen messaged me on Facebook with her idea. I said sure. She replied that she knew I’d always be up for something adventurous. Then they put out a search for ladies via their Facebook page and on the show, and Eileen picked her favourites. When I showed up at the station on Friday morning, Eileen blind-folded me and… Well, to find out, you’ll have to listen here. And just in case you need any more convincing, here’s a video preview:
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February 12, 2014
Before you ease your aching body into a relaxing tub of bath salts, check out me and Andrea Victory-Lacasse (from Shop Pretty) presenting our short list of the ingredients you don’t want to soak into your skin. But do let my drawings sink in – They’ll make sense if you think about them. Ok, maybe not.
For more green beauty tips, visit Good Report TV. And you can buy all the great green beauty products we talk about at Good Roots.
February 12, 2014
My co-host, Andrea Victory-Lacasse of Shop Pretty, explains the different types of salts you can use to make your own Bath Salts – where they come from, what they’re good for and the essential oils you can add to make an uplifting or relaxing bath. But she does not explain to my satisfaction as to why we can’t have a bath together.
Anyway, for more green beauty tips, visit Good Report TV, and you can buy all the mentioned products at Good Roots.
February 11, 2014
Planning a candle-lit dinner for Valentine’s Day? Surely you don’t want to poison your true love. So learn from Vanessa and me, as we share a non-toxic candle light evening testing candles made from 100% pure Palm, Soy and Bees Wax. Our review will help you find out which is best for your next environmentally and socially responsible romantic dinner. And my failed attempts to woo Vanessa will teach you what not to do during that dinner. And as always, you can get more green beauty product reviews and tips at Good Report TV and buy all the mentioned products at Good Roots.
January 31, 2014
Click here to hear me voice acting as the older brother of “Pete 1″ on the phone in this week’s webisode that provides bonus content for the CBC TV show The Best Laid Plans. I had a lot of fun playing a jerky older brother, even though I had to act really hard, because in real life I’m the nicest older brother ever. (Right, sisters of mine? Right?) And I even improvised some of my lines. The show’s cast is a Who’s Who of the top actors in Canada, so it’s an honour to be a part of it. Let’s hope that the show’s fans enjoy my character so much that they demand that “Pete 1″ keep calling him for advice. Or maybe Pete’s brother could have have his own spin-off show? ”The Best Laid Plans: Pete 1′s Brother.” Anyway, if any CBC producers are reading this, I’m available to meet for coffee. Or to talk over speakerphone. (Ha! See what I did there?)
January 30, 2014
Here’s me voice acting in a radio ad for The Canadian Real Estate Association. The client wanted someone who could walk the fine line between creepy and yet funny and not scary. I’m sure some of my past dates would argue that I’m on the wrong side of the line. But I still got the part. And I had a lot of fun with it, even making the announcer woman crack up. In the On Air version, “Is that wrong?” line is something I improvised, and they found a place in the script for it.
Also, at one point in the recording session, I went on an improvised, stream-of-consciousness ramble. The ad agency found it so funny that they actually made an “Agency Version” of the ad with my improvised lines. That would be for their own portfolio. And maybe for award shows, if they can air it at least once so that it’s eligible.
I just hope Canadian Realtors aren’t so creeped out that they won’t help me sell my condo one day. I also hope that my past dates hear it and realize the creepiness that they’re missing out on. (Recorded Dec. 12, 2013 at Pirate Radio in Toronto)