Monday, January 30, 2012

23 January 12

Finally got around to dyeing my hair. This was the halfway point.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

22 January 12

SoCo adobo
I won this month's cookoff (theme: cooking with booze) with my cider-infused chipotle sausage & apple chili and Southern Comfort-infused cornbread. Click here to visit the blog and see the rest of the delicious entries!

21 January 12

I went downtown for an appointment that turned out to be the following Saturday. Then I came home and drank beer with Steph and watched the hockey game.

Friday, January 27, 2012

20 January 12

sticky fingers
A tribute to the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers album cover.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

19 January 12

Jeff and I were both home sick but we somehow managed to go to Costco? Then soup and Game of Thrones and tea.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

16 January 12

wintery backyard
Taken at night, but to me the light looks like early morning.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

15 January 12

vintage dress
Sure, the photo is boring, but if you click through to read the story that goes with it, you probably won't be bored anymore.

Friday, January 20, 2012

14 January 11

My aunt Wendy is joining the reserves, and my mom hosted a going-away party for her before she heads off to Montreal for basic training. I was late due to bussing out in the snow, but apparently my uncle Mike showed up in full camo gear and started yelling at her, and made her do 20 pushups. My uncle Ken gave her a bunch of army figurines and a nerf gun. We all ate too much and drank wine in the afternoon, so by the time Jeff came out after work to join us for dinner at the pub, he was the only one who ordered a full meal.
Kenny (above) is going to be seventeen tomorrow. He is my youngest brother. This makes me feel old.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

13 January 12

sugar lips
Jeff and I stayed in and ate Indian food and watched Game of Thrones. Also this happened.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

12 January 12

daily vitamins
multivitamin, vitamin d, and vitamin coffee.

11 January 12


Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

08 January 12

guilty pleasures
I went to Sephora and bought new lipstick, and couldn't resist getting some salt and vinegar popcorn at Kernels before coming home.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

07 January 12

Indian food
Jeff and I drove down to the states for a belated holiday get-together with his American relatives. We traded gifts and stories, drank some beers, and ate so much Indian food.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

06 January 12

scenes from a bus
Jeff and I went to The Refinery for dinner. Since I'd only had drinks & flatbread there with Liang, it was still basically new to me and everything was incredible. I highly recommend not only the food, but having the bartender custom-make a drink for you with your choice of liquor. I told him I liked old fashioneds and he made me a glorious concoction involving bourbon, brandy & benedictine, and something sweet and lemony.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

05 January 12

Mad sinus headache when I woke up. Stayed home, slept in. Felt a bit better. Had coffee & a shower and made a little trip to the pharmacy and used bookstore. Took photos of my butt. You know how it goes.

Monday, January 9, 2012

04 January 12

heavy books
"Books have to be heavy, because the whole world's inside them."    —Cornelia Funke

Friday, January 6, 2012

01 January 12

lens & nails
Happy New Year.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

31 December 11

mustard tights
Final self-portrait of the year. We had a smallish party at the house, about 15 people. We had plenty of food and liquor and played Cards Against Humanity and laughed ourselves silly. Personally, I think that's a much better way to ring in the new year than in a hot, crowded bar full of people you don't know where you're paying $8 for every drink.

30 December 11

broken mirror
I got off work at lunchtime and convinced Jeff to come meet me for food & beer at the Irish Heather. Afterwards we wandered around Gastown taking some photos until it got too cold and rainy to continue, and Jeff had to go to work.
Quite pleased with how this one turned out.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

29 December 11

bedside table
Cluttered bedside table.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

27 December 11

sweater outtake
Trying out the new remote timer.

26 December 11

New books, bourbon, and Disney movies.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

25 December 11

trying out new lenses
Lovely Christmas day at the parents' place, complete with someone moving my mom to tears, breakfast booze, too much food, laughing until it hurts, and offensive board games.