Tuesday, August 28, 2012

04 August 12

succulents and basil
After too much booze Friday night at The Cobalt, I elected not to go to any Pride events on Saturday and instead stayed in reading and watching old episodes of the Twilight Zone.

Monday, August 27, 2012

03 August 12

The Union
Heather and I went to Man Up at the Cobalt. Beforehand, we had a couple drinks and some food at The Union. Really, we should have stopped drinking then... I could have avoided a terrific hangover the next day.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

02 August 12

floating eye
More iphone selfs.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

01 August 12

chapped lips
I got a new phone.

31 July 12

left work early.
Work was pretty boring, so I came home at 2:30. Jeff and I sat in the backyard reading books and drinking beer, and then we had bbq for dinner.

Friday, August 24, 2012

30 July 12

Blurry Theo. I swear this cat is never still unless he's asleep.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

29 July 12

Picked up the money from selling my This Is East Van print. Then I bought myself some sushi and a magazine.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

28 July 12

dock diving
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.

27 July 12

white wine mussels

Monday, August 20, 2012

26 July 12

Jeff and I ate pizza at Goldie's, and then went to Six Acres for dessert. I can't help it— every time I go there I take a picture of the menus.

25 July 12

Sunday, August 19, 2012

24 July 12

yes in my backyard
yes in my backyard. Cordova & Howe.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

23 July 12

el corazón

22 July 12

sandwich cookies
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

21 July 12

Construction in Olympic Village. On the way to Tap & Barrel, again.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

20 July 12

post bills
post bills. Broadway.

19 July 12

rosewater cream puffs
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

18 July 12

After work, Liang and I had a beer at the Charles Bar (which, incidentally, I don't really recommend — the service was not very good) and then hung out at Crab Park for a bit, enjoying the sun and watching the dogs play.

17 July 12

rainbow BC Place
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

16 July 12

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

15 July 12

bathroom window
Malloreigh had her housewarming party (despite moving in over a month earlier) and I forgot my camera, forcing me to interact with people on a level I'm not entirely accustomed to.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

14 July 12

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

13 July 12

cactus on the dash
Sarah was washing her bedding and her pillow exploded/melted in the dryer, so she and Steph and I went to Ikea to buy a new one (among other things). I acquired a couple of new succulents; this spiky one rode home on the dashboard.

12 July 12

through the trees
Jeff and I decided to go for a drive after dinner, and ended up heading into Howe Sound on the 99 to watch the sunset. Afterwards we treated ourselves to the choice of 218 flavours at La Casa Gelato.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

11 July 12

closed Cordova St
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.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

10 July 12

traveling band
Liang invited me over to her place for dinner, but it was too hot for cooking so instead we shared a pitcher and some food at a pub nearby, and then went and sat at the beach until sunset.