Tuesday, April 30, 2013

26 March 13

Rinsing Howe Sound bottles, getting ready for bottling the first batch of homebrew.

25 March 13

rabid dog

Monday, April 29, 2013

24 March 13

camel pose
Spent most of the afternoon pulling weeds in the garden, so my back needed stretching.

Friday, April 26, 2013

23 March 13

Jeff & I drove down over the border to hang out with his family at Justin & Deanna's. It was a really nice day, and we also ran into Tamara at Trader Joe's, which was pretty unexpected!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

21 March 13

Turkish ice cream sandwich
Cookoff day, pretty much the best day of the month. Above is Sarah's entry, a rosewater-pistachio ice cream in a waffle sandwich. I made a strawberry, basil, & jalapeño havarti grilled cheese and served it with my homemade ketchup. Although it didn't win, it was a big hit. Check out the blog to see the other entries and the winner!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

20 March 13

Georgia Street
My leg hurt a lot and I was getting paranoid thinking I had a blood clot, so I left work early to go see my doctor. She told me it was most likely my new work boots that were the culprit, and said it'd be ok if I took the rest of the day off. I got myself a veggie burger from the Kaboom Box downtown before heading home, and I hung out with Jeff a bit until he had to leave for work.
In the evening I made ketchup from scratch with balsamic vinegar as part of my cookoff entry.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

18 March 13

Super windy day. I watched the game with Steph and my ankle was really sore and swollen and I had a mild freakout before convincing myself I probably didn't have a blood clot.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

17 March 13

Cretaceous shark teeth
Sarah and I went to four different grocery stores in various parts of the city, and then we met up with Maddie to catch the end of the rock & gem show at the Hastings Community Centre. We were all appropriately mesmerized, and I won a door prize so I choose a pretty cool geode. Jesse came by around the time Jeff came home from work and Steph also came to hang out, so we all got sushi and played a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity. Before bed Maddie shaved my head to help me extend the time period in between salon haircuts.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

15 March 13

lovely Liang
Liang invited me to an art opening at Gropp's Gallery in Mount Pleasant. Some of her friends had pieces in the show, so we had some wine and chatted with them a bit and then made our way to Commercial for a housewarming. Liang, being from Kits, told me it was off the Drive, so we went to Toby's (at 12th) to pick up liquor. Turns out the party was actually at Templeton and it was below Hastings, so it took us about half an hour to walk there. Ah well, it wasn't raining and it wasn't too cold either.

At the party someone had set up a blanket fort behind the couch and it was honestly one of the best ideas for a party I've ever seen. It gave introverts like me the chance to retreat from madness after a bit, and sit in a cool place with a few other people and just drink and chat quietly. It was lovely. We spent a good chunk of our party time in there and I quite enjoyed myself, and normally I'm very uncomfortable at parties where I don't know most of the people. I hardly remember anyone's name now, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy connecting with them at the time.

14 March 13

common mushrooms
Tried the beers at Powell Brewing, made burgers, watched hockey. Read about local fungi.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

13 March 13

plaid & red lace
Jeff started on our first ever batch of homebrew... I came home from work and the whole house smelled of malt and the floor was sticky with beer. There was also some kind of carbonized goo all over the stove and I was informed our 16L stockpot is not big enough. But, somehow we got most of it into the carboy and into the basement, where it was to age for two weeks, and then another two weeks after bottling.

12 March 13


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

11 March 13


10 March 13

Wasn't feeling great. Did not leave the house all day, so instead of putting on a bra I just wore a really tight t-shirt and it's almost the same (not actually the same at all). Edited some vacation photos. Watched a really terrible hockey game.

09 March 13

yard drinking
Drinking leftover party booze. It was a nice day.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

08 March 13

What a beautiful day. Too bad I spent most of it indoors, in a warehouse without windows. In the evening I made some killer vegan mac & cheese, and then George's housewarming party happened. We drank beer and spilled beer and played Cards Against Humanity.

07 March 13

Met up with Liang in the evening for a burger and beers at the Yaletown Brew Pub. The Canucks lost to Columbus, so that was disappointing. It was nice to see Liang, as I hadn't since before Christmas. I like the beer and the food at the Brew Pub, but our waitress was kind of rude to us and didn't even say thank you when we paid up and with the homophobic vibe we were getting I kind of regretted tipping her as much as I did. We agreed that Yaletown is one of the few places in Vancouver where it's just hard to feel comfortable. We got catcalls when we kissed goodnight on Granville Street, though, which I suppose is better than hate speech.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

06 March 13

It bothers me that by setting a photo as 'restricted' on flickr, it takes away my share codes and I have to do things the long way around.

05 March 13


Thursday, April 4, 2013

04 March 13

blonde on blonde
None of these photos looked quite right. I guess I'm not meant to be a blonde.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

03 March 13

heavily garnished Caesar
It was a beautiful sunny day, so I called Laryssa to see if she wanted to meet for a burger & beer on the Drive. We went to the Charlatan and shared a burger, but after ordering beer we saw a tray of delicious-looking Caesars go by and couldn't resist... We managed to snag a spot on the patio and were joined shortly by Hayley (a third Caesar was procured). In the late afternoon, when it started to get cold and I regretted not wearing a jacket, I went home and watched the hockey game with Steph.

02 March 13

Zeus in the window
I don't remember what I did all day but it was probably nothing important. Later in the night Maddie, Hayley, and Kayla came to stay over after seeing Why? at the Biltmore. My sister is a night owl and I always stay up later than usual when we're together.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

28 February 13

I almost never take these rings off. They've been on my finger for probably ten years.