Tuesday, December 29, 2009

29 December 09

somebody likes knives
somebody likes knives!

27 December 09

new coat
I got a new coat for Christmas. Not sure what the hell's going on with the autofocus on the camera, though. Maybe I broke it when I dropped it :C

Sunday, December 27, 2009

26 December 09

I saw this on the railing when I went outside to grab the recycling bin.

25 December 09

Alice + Silly Symphonies = joy
Alice's gift was one of the ones I was most excited to give this year. My mom's was also good, but I didn't think she'd appreciate me posting a photo of her crying.

24 December 09

Christmas Eve was spent watching Futurama and eating chili with Steph while we waited for Jeff to get home from work. This is the pile of presents and crap waiting by the door to come with us. My family went to 11pm mass so we arrived at their place before they did. Then we watched (read: sat in front of while talking loudly) How the Grinch Stole Christmas and went to bed.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

23 December 09

christmas countdown
CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN! I like the '80s quality of light in this photo.

20 December 09

bake-off at Britt's
(bake-off at Britt's)

19 December 09

Jeff actually took this one because I was so distraught thinking I had broken the lens. It was just the lens protector, and we got a new one the next day.

18 December 09

Christmas party at the Tree House
This was on the table at Angelique and Laryssa's place. It was a quiet Christmas party with too many baked goods.

17 December 09

Iain, boozin' it up
Iain is in town, and is thus drinking most nights.

16 December 09

Jeff works too hard.
Jeff, somewhere in the middle of his 19 days of work in a row.

15 December 09

tiny, tiny tree
I bought this tiny tree at work for about $7. I think at one point the presents underneath were about 6x its size.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

14 December 09

fridge gargoyle
Friends & Family Night at Hell Pizza (aka Jeff's new and more awesome place of employment), which doubled as the staff training day. Free pizza and beer! Everything was extremely tasty (chicken, cranberry and camembert pizza?! YES) and everyone working seemed to be having a pretty great time. This gargoyle was perched menacingly atop the beverage fridge.

13 December 09

more photos of buildings and food
I was the first one up in the morning, so I went to Powell's for coffee and to pick up a book Mom forgot. I didn't have my map with me, but I followed my navigational instinct and it was correct :)

12 December 09

Sarah and Chase took us to this amazing restaurant called Andina's, a Peruvian fusion joint where everything was interesting and delicious. This is a goat cheese flan, and that little flower is made out of strawberry sauce and chocolate.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

11 December 09

paper ostriches
These happy paper fellows were set up in the Anthropologie on Couch St, a store where I loved pretty much everything and could afford pretty much nothing. Mom bought me two shirts that were on sale as a present though :)

10 December 09

awww kitty
Jeff dropped me off at my parents' so that Mom, Alice and I could leave early for Portland the next day. He is petting The Shadow, one of their 12 or so cats (ok I'm exaggerating, I think they only have 4).

09 December 09

A somewhat belated birthday cheesecake. Jeff was especially proud of the crust, but I was too busy filling my mouth with mascarpone deliciousness to really appreciate the beauty of its formation.

07 December 09

more vanity
Oh look! More pictures of me!

06 December 09

b-day treats at Bin
Jeff took me out for birthday dinner at Bin 941 and it was amazing. Not something one can do terribly often, but it's probably better that way.

05 December 09

ugly sweater party
Roland, tied for 'most obnoxious' at my birthday party where people wore their most terrible Christmas sweaters. It was a good time, with festive sweaters abound.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

04 December 09

makin' art
Jeff and I went out to Maple Ridge so my parents could take me out for birthday dinner. Afterwards we sat at the kitchen table drinking pinot noir and talking. Alice was halfway through this collage at 1am when we left, and she started at 8pm.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

03 December 09

morning frost
On the way to work in the morning. The front of the house gets basically no sun in the winter, so the front steps are like an ice rink, and the frost on the lawn melts rarely.

02 December 09

Cat's Social House
We went to the Christmas party for Jeff's old job. Everyone was drunk. I felt awkward. But the food was good.

01 December 09

world AIDS day
World AIDS Day. I drew this on with a pen.

30 November 09

waxed mustache
Roland came by with some beer, and showed us his best Johnny Depp impression.

29 November 09

Jeff's last day at White Spot. They gave him balloons and flowers, and sprayed him with whipped cream.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

28 November 09

jacket umbrella
It was Angelique's birthday and I forgot my camera because I had errands to run beforehand and didn't realise I had no time to go home for it until it was TOO LATE. It was obviously raining a super lot and I walked there (Clark & 7th) from Hastings and Nanaimo, carrying a bag full of Christmas sweaters, booze, and party snacks for most of it.
Also I forgot to take a photo on Friday because I fail. Jesse and Angela and I had dinner at Yianni's in New West, where we ate various Greek dips and later, ekmek. It was tasty.

26 November 09

Went with Jeff, Jesse, and Ray to see Where the Wild Things Are. It was pretty good but not magical enough.

25 November 09

"Jeff, let's not go to your stupid work party. Let's stay home and watch Battlestar and drink port."