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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I went to The Body Shop after work because I needed shampoo. I forgot about the whole... Black Friday thing. I waited in line at the cashier for almost half an hour!
Afterwards I met up with Jeff at work and we went to watch the game at Ceili's Pub, where we drank some beer and ate some food and talked about space-time paradoxes. Also some girls gave us free Guinness.
Monday, November 29, 2010
It snowed in the nighttime and most of the morning. I got to work ok, but I was right to take this photo out the window of the lunchroom on my break, because it started raining in the afternoon and was mostly slush by the time my shift was over.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
June joined Jeff and me for sushi and then she came back here so I could give her a haircut. While I was seeing her out, I noticed one of my books was put back in the wrong place. I went to rearrange it, and the whole shelf tipped over. I called Jeff to come help me fix it, and while trying to reset the shelf, all the other ones decided to collapse too. So I just kind of crammed the books wherever until I had time to re-alphabetize them.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Steph and I went and saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows again, and got way better seats than at the midnight showing. I think I cried more seeing it the second time, ha.
When I came home the boys were making dinner and Terra brought over a cake! I'm not usually one for marzipan but the cake and filling were so delicious that I was able to enjoy it.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
We woke up at Pia's on Saturday morning to find a thin blanket of snow over Yaletown. Kids were going nuts building snowmen in the park across the street. We decided to go for breakfast at The Elbow Room, which was pretty spectacular. Later I went to Grandview Lanes for Amanda's birthday, and then dashed home to get dressed for Jesse's James Bond vodka-tasting party, photos of which can be found here. We tried nine different vodkas, and I didn't even have a hangover!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Pia hosted a girls' night/sleepover at her apartment. Heather and Calan were also there. We played silly games and had a few drinks and realised how old we all are when we were ready for bed by 1:30, whereas as teenagers we had no problem staying up til three or four.
This is Heather having a cigarette out the kitchen window.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Went to the midnight Harry Potter showing with Jeff, Steph, and my sisters and their boyfriends. We apparently should have lined up like... two days before, because we got there at 9pm and were still in the front row of the upper level (still a fair bit of neck craning involved, but no pain the next day). We sat on the floor of an overly heated Metrotown while snow fell outside.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Apple cookoff day! Everything was amazing, as usual. This was Jeff's entry - poached apples, oatmeal raisin cookies (my recipe), candy apple ice cream, and peach-apple wine glaze. Other entries can be viewed here. For some reason I can't find the photos of Dan's nachos? I don't know.
Friday, November 19, 2010
I spent most of the afternoon making perogies for the following day's cookoff - quite the feat considering I had never made any kind of dough before, really. Then I put too much filling in and couldn't close them, so I had to redo them all before I could fold them up. It was frustrating and I was worried they would fall apart as soon as they hit the water, but they held together quite nicely.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I went to Steph's to watch the Leafs lose to the Canucks, and then when I came home the roommates and Ray were drinking in the kitchen. We hung out and had some whiskey and some weed and talked about all the things that are important when you're stoned with good friends and good music.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Jeff and I went to Costco, which is what I truly believe Hell would be like. We discovered these growing on our front lawn; according to the internet they are chanterelles. I don't know how I feel about eating lawn mushrooms though.
In the evening-times we went to Aaron and Steph's housewarming at their new apartment in the West End. We drove around forever trying to find a parking space and then had some wine and some cupcakes and talked to some friends and strangers. Jeff brought the car around from where we parked (5 blocks away) so I wouldn't have to walk in the rain in my open-toed heels. What a great guy.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I love how even though this is no longer a butcher's, the new business still kept the sign.
I'm sorry for all the shitty iphone photos lately. It is so dark by the time I get home from most days and I obviously don't carry an SLR with me to work.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Jeff, before we left for the Halloween party on Saturday night. I dressed up as Twiggy, but since I was with Jeff and I didn't do such a fantastic job on my makeup, everyone just assumed I was Lois Lane. The party was fun, but as neither of us really felt like drinking, we didn't stay terribly late and instead went to get 1 a.m. burgers at Lucy's Diner on Main St.
amazing costumes I recall:
-Tank Girl (complete with zeppelin boobs)
-Jabba the Hut and slave-girl Leia
-aging glittery Elvis (complete with beer gut and chest hair)
-a person being eaten by a shark
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
My mom and Jimm took Jeff and me out to dinner at Hermitage on Robson St. It was fucking delicious and the staff were fantastic! If only I could have an amiable French waiter at every restaurant I went to.
From this blog, I suppose it seems like all I did this week was eat. Which I suppose is kind of true.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
My entry for the squash cookoff! Parmesan & breadcrumb crusted zucchini sticks with roasted red pepper & basil marinara. I lost spectacularly, but it was a delightful (and delicious) time nonetheless.
View photos of the other entries here.