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Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Cupcake giveaway day! It was a cold but lovely day out in Kitsilano, and it took about half an hour to give away approximately 4 dozen mini cupcakes and 3 dozen regular style. Afterwards we went to the Naam for beer and so much food.
Please see here for details and a delightful photo of us.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Jeff took me out for dinner at Sip on Granville before going to see Plants & Animals at the Commodore. We had some delicious food and booze and watched a really excellent show. Yukon Blonde opened, and although I'd heard good things about them, this was the first time I had heard their music. We bought a record of theirs.
On the way to the bus stop afterwards I noticed that the scaffold is finally gone from this building. It had been there for over a year. Upon arriving at the bus stop we decided it was far too cold and we were far too tired to wait 20 minutes for it, so we took a cab home and were in bed by quarter after one. Best decision ever.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Jeff and I were too tired to cook, plus we had no real food, so we had dinner at Burgers Etc. We intended to get groceries afterwards, but forgot that Donald's closes at 8 and not 9. We went to Safeway to pick up the essentials and ran into Val and Sean also doing late-night grocery shopping.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Brunch at Mal & Kaylie's again, and in the evening, party at Amanda's in honour of hating Valentine's day. It was a wonderful party full of booze and friends and good conversation. Here is Amanda looking lovely in a dress she borrowed from me.
This photo got explored on Flickr, which I found out only by chance... I really wish they had some form of notification for this stuff!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Jeff and I went to Ray's to watch the superbowl (read: eat a whole bunch of crap and drink a bunch of beer while making fun of football). It was fun to hang out but football is still pretty boring. And it gives me Omaha flashbacks.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Jeff and I went to Vegan Mischief Southern brunch at Mal & Kaylie's. It was fully delicious, but that's hardly surprising. What was surprising was how many tables they managed to fit into the living room of their 1-bedroom suite! You can view photos of the food here.
Later I went to the thrift store and found many a wonderful thing, and then in the evening I went to Steph's for a girls' night with her and Val and Tams. We talked through Face-Off and 10 Things I Hate About You and drank some booze and it was good times.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
It was inventory day, so I started work at 6:45am. Luckily everything went okay and I got to leave at 2:30. There was still lots of daylight! In the back garden I noticed a bunch of fascinating ice crystals, but ended up being more intrigued by how cool these zucchini vines looked.
We all woke up early and went down the hill to a diner for breakfast. Jeff and I hit the road just before 11, and then went to a sports bar near the Space Needle to watch the All-Star game and drink some beer. Then we went across the street to the Pacific Science Center to see the incredibly nerdy Harry Potter Exhibition, a collection of props and costumes from the films that they don't let you take photos of. On the way there we caught the end of some Chinese New Year-related performance, complete with numerous firecracker explosions. But it was really fucking cold and windy, so we didn't stick around long.
More photos from this weekend and the previous can be viewed here.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
In the morning, we went to Maple Falls - the nearest place to the ranch at which I could get espresso. We sat and read books for a while and then headed over to Justin and Deanna's place in Ferndale. We ate a whole bunch and got drunk in the afternoon. Jeff and I slept on the couch.
Justin also gave me a darkroom handbook to look through and if I feel it's something I can/want to do, he'll give me his darkroom equipment. :D
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I failed to take a photo on the 26th. Probably because I was too busy downtown giving away eight dozen cupcakes in less than fifteen minutes!
On this day I was walking home from work and saw a fantastic, brilliantly red sunset. Unfortunately iphones do not do such beauty justice... and sunsets I feel are one of those things that are always, always 1000x better in real life than in photos.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I went to Amanda's after work and some other people joined us later so we could bake four dozen vegan cupcakes to give away the following day at Burrard Station. The ones pictured here are chocolate with peppermint icing, but we also made dulce sin leche, rosewater with orange buttercream, and chai with icing sugar. This is part of a monthly project started by Amanda - the idea is just to brighten people's day with a free cupcake with no strings attached.
Please see special delivery cupcakes tumblr for more information!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Cookoff! The theme was food you ate as a child. I made Mickey Mouse-shaped Scotch style pancakes with veggie sausage and tied for second place. Kaylie came in first with her Frito pie (basically chili/salsa with avocado and cheese and Fritos). This is Amanda not wanting to leave any of Yaara's chocolate cake on her plate.
We got up early and went to Bellis Fair before heading home so that Jeff could get some non-exploded boots, after noticing the previous evening that one of the Steve Maddens I bought him for Christmas had come apart from the sole in a serious way. We also stocked up on bourbon at the duty free.