Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Jeff and I drove out to White Rock for the afternoon. Stopped into a thrift store where I found some sweet shades ($0.99) and a giant sunhat ($2.99), and Jeff got a button-down and a wide-angle lens modifier that attaches to our 18-55. We headed down to the pier and saw some dudes jumping off (above) into the water. Also there was a dude paddleboarding with his dog. There were lots of classic cars driving around, and some people were having their wedding photos done. When we got tired of the heat and loud children and taking photos, we stopped into a pub for a beer and some food before heading home.
That evening was the pantsless party, which was again, sparsely attended. But we had a good time wearing fun undies and eating chips and doing jello shots and playing Cards Against Humanity regardless.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
We had the picnic cookoff at McLean park; it was the least attended cookoff of all time — just me, Amanda, and Yaara. We couldn't even vote! But at least we all made delicious food. Mine was oatmeal cookies with homemade almond butter, sandwiched with blueberry jam & sage in the middle.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Jeff and I decided to check out Portland Craft on Main Street. I liked their beer menu, and the food was tasty, but I can't say I care for their 'as it comes' method of service. It works for groups of people ordering food to share, but watching Jeff eat half of his burger while I picked at his fries and waited for my prawns to be ready was pretty obnoxious. If you want to serve food tapas-style, maybe don't offer entrees? At least these rosewater cream puffs made a pretty good dessert.
Before going home we went up to the edge of the Second Narrows bridge to watch the sunset.
Monday, August 13, 2012
After dinner, Jeff and I decided to go check out the Tap & Barrel opening (it's another pub owned by the dude he works for) in Olympic Village. They have a pretty sweet setup, with 30 taps in total (beer & wine) and a great patio view of downtown and False Creek. I dislike that their beer doesn't come in a smaller size than a pint though, because it makes me so full that I can only have one kind of beer.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I finally had to give in to the weird summer cold I'd been fighting and stay home from work. I slept late, ate breakfast in the yard with Jeff, read books all day. Had this sandwich (roasted pepper & basil hummus, avocado, tomato) with local fruit for lunch.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Jeff and I crossed the border for no particular reason, and went and explored a district of Bellingham called Fairhaven. We bought used books, checked out the harbour, petted some dogs, drank some beer in a dingy pub, and ate seafood at an outdoor café. On the way home we stopped at Trader Joe's for groceries and saw the HUGEST basil plants ever for $2.99, and got it across the border no problem? Dunno why living basil is ok but apples are not, but oh well.
A few more photos from this day here.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
A section of streets was closed for the Gastown Grand Prix (bicycle races). Pretty cool to walk through at rush hour and see a normally busy street completely empty. I felt like sitting and reading outside, so I went to see Jeff at the Mill and sat on the patio and enjoyed a beer with my book.