Thursday, June 30, 2011


It's June...almost July...I'm FREEZING. I was all set to see a movie in the park with friends last night (Roman Holiday), but it was canceled due to rain...and cold...serious cold. Me no likey this summer weather so far!

On a better note, I still hooked up with the couple I was going to go to the movie with. We had an awesome visit and they made me a full vegan meal! Look at it!

Ok, bad picture...but it was fettuccine alfredo with smoked mushrooms! YUM! Aaaand we had blackberry shortcake for dessert! I didn't get a picture of that because as soon as it was dished out I vacuumed it up faster than a Dyson.

After dinner we gathered around the computer and analyzed my online dating profile. They approved on most of it, but encouraged me to add a few things. So funny. They met online and are still going strong 2 years into it, so I guess there is still hope for me - ha!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ice cream sandwich molds


I got my ice cream sandwich molds today!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to use them!


Some friends and I went to the Special Edition PechaKucha Volume: 17 West Coast Modernism in partnership with the West Vancouver Museum last night. It was great! Now I just have to make enough money to buy a West Coast Modernism home! Easy peasy.

I really enjoyed each speaker, but found John Fulker, an architectural photographer, to be the most interesting.

A little "about" from their webpage

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Not too sure when the next night is for Vancouver, but keep your eyes peeled! They tend to sell out VERY fast!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Post Hangover

Now that the city is getting back to some form of normalcy, I feel the knot in my stomach releasing. Although I maybe had one beer on Wednesday during the game, my hangover lasted about 4 days. As my friend Shannon wrote on her blog, I wish I could have gone down to the city core and helped out with the clean-up..or put a post it on the police car or a note on the boarded up windows of the Bay.

(pictures by

The embarrassment was too much for some people in this city and I know we are all trying to just get back to the day to day lives we had before the riot.

I have mixed feelings about the below apology. Watching it made me mad, tear up and sorry for him and his future all at the same time, but made me wonder if he hadn't been photographed would he have come forward? I guess I can appreciate that he has waived his right for his name not to be released to the media. Maybe this is a start to the healing for Vancouver. I know a lot of people (comments on FB where Global TV posted this video) actually do not accept his apology, but I do feel it is coming from the heart.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Well, there you go. Class act. We lose a hockey game and some morons try to torch the city.

My friends and I got off early to watch the game and headed down to a local pub. It was a nice small intimate place and we were really excited. We knew by the second period that it wasn't going our way, but we tried to keep up our spirits.

By the end of the third, we mopped a bit, but decided to hang out at the pub for a final drink and to catch up with each other since the last 3 hours we weren't really talking..only yelling at the screens. One of my friends got an offer to go to Wicked right after and she headed out quickly to catch the curtain rise.

Within 15 minutes we got a picture text from her of a car on fire outside the theater. We were worried, so her fiancé, myself and a few friends headed in that direction to go get her. What we didn't expect was the mass crowds trying to get closer to the flames....who does that?

I hate to admit it, but we hung out and took a few pictures. Although we didn't participate in any of the looting, car burning or throwing things at the cops, we still felt like we weren't helping the situation just standing around, so we decided to move on. At that time the whole crowd shifted and were coming toward us. We were in a somewhat safe place, but were kind of trapped as the cops were trying to disperse the crowd and we didn't want to end up in the middle of it. We hung out against a wall by the theater. That's where I got some of this footage:

This crowd then moved into a gigantic parking lot and proceeded to set two police cars on fire. I didn't see the fire getting started but did see the people jumping on the cars and turning them over.

Since the crowd had moved over to the left we were able to move past them and walk over the Cambie bridge. It took me about an hour to get to a friends house where I watched the tv coverage. I couldn't believe the images I was seeing! It wasn't anything near what I had experienced! I really didn't think it would escalate like that. What a shame.

The good thing about all of this (thanks God there is a good thing) is that the city has come together to clean up these moron's mess. People off the street picking up garbage and washing buildings. Amazing!

Started innocently enough! Go Canucks!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Is this guy single?

Cause he speaks my language - hahah


Well, yes it was a busy weekend. I really wished it was a long I could recoup. And then there was the hockey game last night - sigh.

I love Lou, but come on! 4 goals in the first few minutes? eep.

So back to me...I climbed the Chief in Squamish on Sunday. If you know anything about me, you know that the only exercise I really do is walking. I used to be a runner and a swimmer, but the couch was more comfortable. Actually, no that is an exaggeration, but ever since PC and I broke up I kind of gave up on the hiking.

The first 20 minutes of the hike I LITERALLY thought I was going to DIE. I didn't know that the hike would basically be all stairs. This is why I don't do the grouse grind...stairs.

you can't see the stairs in this shot, but I assure you they are there!

My little hungry buddy...he went into my bag for my snacks..

 my backpack full of friend Mike had to carry was WAY too heavy for me to lug around the first try...sorry Mike!

Us at the top! I MADE IT!

Since becoming vegan I haven't done any excessive exercise. I've always been super scared that I'm just going to fall down and melt into a puddle. So when I heard we were going to go to the Chief I packed almost every snack I could think of. The best snack for me was dates. Those suckers saved my life. If you ever get the feeling of low blood sugar and need a burst of energy, dates are the only thing you need. They are the most natural form of sugar that will get to your blood steam quickly. My tip to you...enjoy. I can barely walk. FU chief. I'll get you.

Other things I did this weekend...

Hung out with my friend Mark and his incredible cute kids. This is me trying to capture them at the Farmers Market. Quick little suckers...

And my friend Alicia and I went to the Sing-a-long for Grease and Grease 2....we only made it for one of started at midnight and I'm 80, so you can only do so much!

Blurry zuko

Friday, June 10, 2011

So much going on this weekend!

This weekend is going to be crazy in Vancouver. We have so much going on. I guess because summer is finally here. I think since the Olympics were here last year we are all trying to capture the feeling we all shared. Good times people.

So tonight.. game 5 of the Stanley cup finals... will we win? God I hope so.

Videos are popping up all over the internet. People are soooo creative in this town. This has been one of my favorites.

Wicked is also in town for the month. I think I actually want to see it. I don't know too much about the story, but some people filled me in when we held a Dr Sketchy's night based on the theme. It was fun!

The Dragon Boat festival is also going on this weekend in False Creek. I usually go because some friends are in it, but the friends I would support are away on a big trip. Still might wander down and take some pictures.

Grease and Grease 2 sing along at the Rio Theatre
! Oh my god. My friend asked me to do this tonight.. sounds like a lot of fun actually. I loved Grease...Grease 2 was not my favorite, but I don't think I could stay up that late anyway!

New movie coming out that I actually want to see:

Sunday a few friends and I are going to climb the Chief. It's a big mountain outside of Squamish...about an hour outside of Vancouver (On the way to Whistler). It'll be my first time climbing it, but I usually hike in the summer, so I'm hoping it won't be too hard.

Hopefully I can get some good pictures to show you!

Have a great weekend everyone! GO CANUCKS!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Game 4 and I'm not going to watch. I don't think I can stand it. I'll do my laundry and grocery shopping instead. Yeah, that's it...being productive and doing housework is better than fretting over hockey...right?

The city has been hosting game parties in the streets in various locations...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Me and my true love is a better picture...maybe

awww...isn't that just precious? Who needs a boy when they have their camera?

Also, I found this:

Name Meaning & Origin
Gender: Girl (thank goodness)
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Battle; female warrior
Pronunciation:(heh dee)

So there you go...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Music Monday

PJ Harvey!! Yay

O Steve

Well, my world has turned on it's side. I hate hate hate the show Jackass...because they are ..well jackasses, but I just found out that Steve-o is a vegan. Now I have a bit...tiny bit...of respect for him now.

Steve-o on Vegansaurus