Thursday, March 31, 2011

24 March 11

Jesus raves (& saves)
I cannot imagine a more appropriate time for lens flare.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

22 March 11

listening to Billy Joel
Billy Joel on the record player.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

21 March 11

polenta with watercress salad in a whiskey-mustard dill dressing
It was the day of the fusion cookoff at Jeff Downer's house. Everything was delicious and I won! I made polenta with watercress & red onion salad in a whiskey-mustard dill dressing, topped with smoked tofu sautéed in Guinness. Our cookoff blog is now up to date, so please check it out if you are interested in the competitions, photos, and recipes :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

20 March 11

cat fort (no humans)
We bought a case of Dead Frog beer and basically as soon as they were in the fridge, the cats were going nuts over the box.

Friday, March 25, 2011

19 March 11

moss and boots
We had some coffee and read at the espresso cafe in Maple Falls, and then decided to take Chuckanut Drive from Bellingham to Mount Vernon. What a fantastic choice that was! It was gorgeous the whole way; I would love to do it again with more time to just stop and meander through a few of the little towns, and check out the coast a bit more.

I was reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and was totally absorbed in it. I didn't even stop reading in the car when I started to feel moderately nauseous. When we got to Dorothy's, she saw the book in my hand and exclaimed loudly over it, and said she'd understand completely if I was a bit anti-social. Even at the symphony I was reading it during the intermission.

We drove home via the Peace Arch and got in around 1:30 - neither of us really relished another restless night's sleep at the trailer.

18 March 11

We stayed at the trailer in Washington on Friday night to make easier the drive to Seattle on Saturday. The dogs were so excited to see Jeff that it took him almost ten minutes just to be able to get his coat off.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

17 March 11

vegan Cajun dinner
Amanda and Tim came over for dinner, and Jeff and I cooked this vegan Cajun-style dinner: creole stuffed peppers, messy rice, and hot sauce-marinated grilled tempeh. For dessert, I made an apple crumble and Jeff made bourbon raisin ice cream, which was possibly the greatest ice cream I have ever tasted. Oh and we drank three bottles of wine.

16 March 11

trash day
I left for yoga at 7:30pm and it was still light out! This pleases Gaga.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

15 March 11

Jeff in his element
Jeff in the kitchen, doing his thing.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

14 March 11

my succulent is growing
It was Pi Day, and although my desire to eat pie at Angela's was strong, I didn't feel much like socialising. Jeff and I stayed home and watched Ratatouille which was truly delightful and appealed to the foodie in both of us, and the Disney child in me.

My succulents are growing. Perhaps it is time to move them from their crappy plastic IKEA pots.

13 March 11

hello my name is
Saw a couple of these around Boundary on my way back from yoga in the morning. All of them had different creatures.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

12 March 11

antiquities & collections
We went to a pajama party at Ray's. I didn't know if it was supposed to be classy or regular style pajamas, so I just wore sweatpants and a camisole and hoodie; at least that way I wouldn't be cold. When I got there Ray and Chris were both wearing silk boxers and sock garters and smoking jackets, and their apartment was boiling as soon as it had more than four people in it, so in retrospect I should have gone with the satin romper. Oh well.

11 March 11

The cats seemed fascinated by me propping my umbrella up in the kitchen to dry.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

10 March 11

mini perfume & soap
The stuff I ordered off Etsy came in the mail. Mini soaps and perfumes... I always like the handmade packaging.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

09 March 11

After work I had a wax appointment in Yaletown, so I messaged Jeff to see if he wanted to meet me afterwards for dinner. We had burgers and bourbon at Subeez and talked about travel and stuff.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

06 March 11

moussaka and homemade spelt brea
Jeff and I went out for breakfast on Main Street, and then I was in a cooking kind of mood so I made spelt bread, vegan moussaka, and lemon vinaigrette salad dressing.

Friday, March 11, 2011

05 March 11

books from my mom
My mom gave me these books because she almost never reads things a second time.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

04 March 11

transit feather
We went to my parents' place for dinner and didn't come home until almost two in the morning. I feel pretty awesome that my family likes each other so much.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

03 March 11

rainy days
Lousy Smarch weather.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

01 March 11

changing colours
I went back to yoga for the first time since I hurt my wrist in December. It wasn't so bad, but my legs and shoulders were pretty stiff the next day. Also I dyed my hair and it didn't turn out as red as I was expecting. Oh well.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

27 February 11

Superskills! Probably the only time I will ever sit in the lower bowl. Also, I christened Tanner Glass's hairstyle 'the mullethawk'. Also also, the small children of hockey players are basically the best ever.
In the evening times, Jeff and I went to Mal & Kaylie's again, this time for Kaylie's going-away party :( We played some board games and drank beer and laughed with friends. I will most certainly miss her, and if she doesn't come back I will have to go to San Francisco and kick her in the pants.

26 February 11

le chef executif
New Mexican brunch at Mal & Kaylie's. It was Kaylie's last one before her 6-month trip to San Francisco, so it was a little bit sad. But no less delicious than usual.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

25 February 11

uuuugh longest week ever
After a long and stressful week (with more to come), Jeff and I stayed home on Friday night and watched Toy Story 3 with a cup of tea.

24 February 11

I've been so busy at work that I actually had to make a to-do list so I didn't forget anything or feel too overwhelmed. My receiving folder usually only has one or two orders in it... lately it's been so full I can't even close it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

23 February 11

Wilco sucks
pfft, like that band's good enough to deserve their own pallets.