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What’s Yo’ Beef #23

by Shannon


Today’s beef is brought to you by metabolism. Basically, I just wish I could eat a lot more and not turn into a fatty. I’m surprised that with evolution and science (BFFs), we haven’t figured something out where we can just eat as much delicious food as we want, not have to exercise, and still look like superstars. I know some people actually like exercising, and I’m a big fan of playing sports, but man, that’s for fun, not for fitness. Slaving away on an eliptical because I happened to eat six brownies does not a fun time make. And so, lack of a super metabolism, you, my non-friend, are my beef.

Heyo! I hear that metabolism beef loud and clear… But my beef today is when mice come into your house, uninvited, eat your aloe, lip balm and apples, but when you put a nice chunk of cheese in a trap they aren’t interested. Do mice even like cheese, anymore than say, lip balm? Is it a proven fact or are we getting our information from Saturday morning cartoons? Or, do I just have a hyper intelligent mouse who knows it’s a trap, because they have never changed in a hundred years… COME ON!

How To: Feel Embarrassed About Yourself

by Shannon

Come up with an invention that automatically records any phone calls you make after 9:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday night, and then listen to them again the next morning.

What’s Yo’ Beef #7

by Rachel

There’s still 4 hours of what’s yo’ beef Friday! What’s yo’ beef?


My beef is when its Friday night and you’re feeling alright, work is done, and then you realize you have to get up at 6am on Saturday and do a bike race. That’s a lot of work. Why do I do this to myself? COME ON!


My beef is a common beef today, friends. It’s when you’re making pasta, and you’d like to add some tomato or cream sauce – but how much pasta should you add for one jar of sauce? What is the optimal pasta to sauce ratio? I’m not a rocket science, I have a theatre degree. Why is there not a solution for this difficult problem yet? COME ON!

What’s Yo’ Beef Friday, #2

by Rachel

It’s Friday! Which means time to relax for the weekend, but also get off your chest something that might have been bothering you this week. It’s What’s Yo’ Beef Friday!!!


My beef is when you see a really sweet craft online, or in a magazine, or on a tv show, and then you try to do it and it’s soooooo hard and looks kind of crappy. COME ON!


My beef is when you are so busy with work that you don’t pack until an hour before you leave for the airport (to go to Amsterdam no less), and are afraid you’ll forget something important, like your passport. Or hair product. COME ON!

What’s Yo’ Beef Friday #1

by Shannon

Hey friends. You might have noticed that this is the first post to shake off the “How To” theme. And well, that’s because ain’t nobody gotta tell you how to share yo’ beef.

What’s Yo’ Beef came about one morning after Rachel and her husband came up to stay. When Liam, my husband, gets super hungover, he somehow goes into robo-hilarity mode and is manic and silly and annoying to everyone else with headaches and puke vibes. However, it’s really funny. Anyway, that morning we were all complainy except for him, so he kept asking us all what our beefs were, and we all had to share them whenever he pointed at us. It was more fun than it should have been. So, in light of this great moment in history, we introduce you to…



My beef, is when you’re trying to buy a house in downtown Toronto, and you want it really big, and really nice, and lots of bedrooms, and parking for your friends, and a yard, and a finished basement, and a nice kitchen, and maybe a third floor, and not in Mimico, and other people keep outbidding you and you don’t have a house. COME ON!


When you get a revenue report that isn’t accurate, so you try to simply straighten it out with the boss, and it turns into a day long of emails between multiple administrative people and just becomes entirely more complicated than it should have been in the first place. COME ON!

So, what’s yo’ beef?


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