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Sunday, October 30, 2011
I had a second date with Liang; we were going to go to the movies but the lineup at the theatre was literally out the door, so instead we had drinks and flatbread at The Refinery, and kissed goodnight in the middle of Granville Street.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Cookoff day at Yaara & Adriana's. Pretty small, only nine people - almost half of the last one. Above is Veronica's winning entry: a roasted beet and garlic tart with a gluten free pastry. Check out the blog to see all the entries and winners!
I stayed up until midnight getting my entry for the cookoff ready. I had never really cooked beets before and it was very frustrating! And in my haste to get the cupcakes finished I almost forgot the sugar, which would have made them the healthiest, most awful-tasting cupcakes ever.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I shot Hannah's portrait in the little park on Nanaimo. I did a roll of film and a bunch of digital, but I think the film turned out better. View the set here.
Afterwards Jeff and I went to my parents' place for dinner: a delicious roast beef with potatoes, asparagus, corn, and yorkshire pudding. Plus a spiced apple bundt cake for dessert. Poor Alice's car got broken into and they stole all of her art supplies, so she needed cheering up.
After work, I met up with Kaylie for a few drinks at the Alibi Room and Jeff joined us later on. We had a good long chat and then Kaylie had to leave, and Jeff also had a housewarming to go to. I didn't feel like a party so I just went home and ate leftover pizza.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thanksgiving dinner! There was a serious pumpkin pie mishap in the afternoon which resulted in broken glass in two people's feet and having to mop the floor and clean everything in the fridge, but other than that everything went pretty much according to plan.
pictured, clockwise from where Jeff's hand is: vegan sage stuffing, vegan mushroom gravy, roasted beets, roasted brussel sprouts, maple-sage turkey with boar bacon, turkey gravy, white wine broiled catfish with fennel & tomatoes & olives, vegan lentil loaf, mashed purple potatoes & yams.
not pictured: cranberry-fig-orange sauce, non-vegan stuffing, maple sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter.
desserts: pumpkin pie, vegan apple pie, white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake, vegan whiskey vanilla ice cream, cognac whipped cream.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I shot Adam's portrait down at Portside Park in the short time after work when it was still light out. You can see the rest of the set here.
Afterwards he came with me to the Revel Room where we had some fries while I waited for my okcupid date. She was a bit late but we got along really well and after a couple of drinks and some food we went to check out an art opening at Tinseltown. There was an artist whose work I really liked, and I KNEW I should have written his name down because I've completely forgotten it now.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Clothes swap at Selena's! I had just gotten rid of a bunch of stuff at the thrift store a few weeks prior, but I still managed to bring two grocery bags worth of things. I came home with only one bag containing a skirt, a few tank tops, a CASHMERE SWEATER, a shawl/cape thing (which Selena told me used to be a skirt but the waistband died) and a blouse.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Chris and Kristina's beautiful wedding was held at the Alibi Room, and while I was flattered they thought of asking me to be their photographer, I was glad I didn't have to be committed to taking pictures all night in the dimly lit pub. Instead I drank a whole bunch of beer and chatted the night away, and came home with free jam.
You can see a few more photos here.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
In the afternoon, I met up with Jeff so we could buy Chris and Kristina a wedding gift. While waiting for the bus to go home, their car pulled up and they offered us a ride! Life is funny like that. We returned to homemade chili and then stopped by Ray's birthday party for a bit.
Chris and Kristina had their joint stag party (after separate male- and female-oriented events in the afternoon) at Rocky Mountain Flatbread, where we got to make our own pizzas! The place is super committed to being sustainable and local, and they are very vegan-friendly as well.
We drank a lot of beer and then Chris had to hang out in the bathroom for awhile, and then Kristina and Phil half-carried him to the King's Crown pub for more drinks (though his drinks consisted of water by that point, and he apparently still had to go home and sleep in the bathtub). Jeff and I didn't stay too late but it was a great time anyway.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
I get kind of overly excited about trips to the used bookstore. Plus I didn't use my credit the last time I traded in books, so I still had $11 of free book money! And yes I already had a copy of that Coupland book but I loaned it to someone and then that someone moved to San Francisco so I figure I will probably never see it again.