Here she is, after many years of threatening to get one.. the wondrous Kitchen Aid mixer has arrived. She's very shiny and red and clever, and she has already provided us with scones and bread.. She's great.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
People in Vancouver like to leave things out on the road and in their gardens etc. with signs reading "FREE STUFF". You could kit out and entire house with free stuff if you so wished..
Just been to see a movie called "Babies", some laugh.. A nice alternative to Sex and the City 2.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Daithí and his uncle Oscar are battling it out on the chessboard. They don't let a silly little thing like an 8 hour time difference put a stop to their gallop. Thanks to the wonders of modern interwebbing, they have been sending moves thick and fast via email.
The suspense is killing me... I hope it'll last.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I think I've never quite grown out of my dolly phase. I'm always onto Oscar to let me straighten his hair (he never lets me, I whinge). But this weekend I gave him a haircut (curls hide a multitude of sinful haircuts). To go along with this I was allowed to trim the facial hair also. It was a whoooole lotta fun.
It brings this song to mind, and this image.. I can't wait for it to grow back so I can get creative again...
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I did a dental on our cat LeeRoy Brown today. He came from a place where he was fed, but little else. So I decided he needed a dental at 8 years of age (or however old he is). He likes to give head-butts sometimes. But tonight he's still off his head on drugs, so he's all lovey-dovey and giving copious amounts of minty fresh head-butts. Nice.
This is a grizzly we saw at the zoo.. before we leave Canada I want to see in the wild:
1. A bear
2. A moose
3. A pack of wolves (preferably playing on a mountain)
4. A Polar Bear
Northern Exposure gave me the idea that mooses (meese?) would be just wandering around the streets... it was a lie.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Just watched a short documentary about cliff jumpers at Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver. Bunch of crazies... they are incredibly close to death at every leap (the highest was 120 odd feet, into a pool no bigger than a puddle!)
It looked like a lot of scary fun... but you'd need quite a thick neck to hurl yourself to what seems like certain death.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I just love round windows. In an ideal world I would have a house just like Bilbo Baggins'. It would be a little bigger of course, so that I could fit inside the door. I would not sport the hairy feet either. Cute on hobbits, not so on grown women in real life.
For now I will content myself with peering at (and taking pictures of) round windows that belong to others.
Like a big 'ol weirdo.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I never understood people not keeping their cars clean. Well that's not entirely true. I do understand folks with kids having toys and sweet wrappers and whatnot strewn about the place. Grown men accruing a load of crap on the other hand.. don't get it.
This man had a rainbow teapot, plastic shark, seashells, lace curtain.. and I'm pretty sure there was a kitchen sink in the mix somewhere.
Of course this is coming from the girl who had a number of records caulked onto the ceiling of her Starlet... not to mention the disco ball...
Friday, May 14, 2010
This is a figaro. I never saw or even heard of this car til I came here. Vancouver seems to be harbouring the fan club or something, because there are loads of them around the place.
This is one of the better ones I've seen. Not only is it in fabulous condition, but it also has those eyelid thingys which make me want to burst with happiness.
Obviously I want it
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"Directors Ridley Scott and Tim Burton traded their favorite actors Wednesday, closing a deal in which Scott received Johnny Depp and Burton received Russell Crowe plus two guys from Black Hawk Down and a three-pack of watermelon Bubble Yum. "I'm going to cover his face in white powder and make him wear a purple fright wig and a Victorian frock coat with swirls all over it," said Burton, who unsuccessfully attempted to trade away an old Michael Keaton with whom he hardly ever plays anymore.
"Russell Crowe's going to be the best misfit undertaker ever!" Scott, meanwhile, told reporters that he was just glad he got rid of a crappy action figure like Crowe and that he and Burton had definitely called no tradebacks"
- The Onion
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Just back from witnessing a scorching performance by Final Fantasy.. the musician not the computer game (that would have been significantly less impressive). It amazes me how one person with a violin (and some fiddly electronic aids), can sound like an entire string section.
I took this picture because it's like a mini Where's Wally, except it's Capture the Colonel.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
So there we were in work, and in walks a man with a plastic bag in his hand. The bag is moving and making very strange crying noises. He begins to tell those in attendance that he is the bin man. He came to empty our bins, and when he flipped the lid on the bin to make sure everything was ok to dump, he found the moving bag. It held 5 precious little raccoon babies that some coward had out there in the hopes they would be thrown out with the rest of the rubbish.
Luckily somebody could take them to wildlife rescue, where the would have the resources to feed the little mites. I may be able to retrieve a picture for tomorrow...
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sinusitis has transformed my nose into a trunk. I fear I will scare the children if I leave the house... I can hear the screams
This is one of the local mountains. I scaled the fire exit stairs of a building to get the shot. I think it looks like Paramount Pictures.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Baby you're just too fast. Wouldn't you HATE to have this car. Yuck, it's so disgusting!!! I am jealousy.. in case you hadn't guessed.
Just watched "Fantabulosa", with Michael Sheen playing the part of the enigmatic but terribly sad Kenneth Williams.. I think I'll take my sorrowful self off to the leaba
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Emily's Beauty Salon is run by Emily. She's an older lady who owns a seriously old school business. The interior is a throwback from the fifties, replete with fake flowers, old dolls, red leather swivel seats.. you get the picture. The best thing about Emily's is her window displays. She does them for all holidays.. Christmas/ Halloween/ Easter, nothing escapes her attention. This month it's Mother's Day in Canada.
The table set for two reads "Happy Mother's Day (no cooking), Do something nice for Mom, Give Mom a Bear hug and take Mom out for dinner". Although I'm not sure how much Mom would feel like eating after being given a bear hug. I would love to sit in Emily's chair and listen to her endless stories, but I fear I would leave with a bodywave and blue rinse...