A sidewalk in New Westminster

by Carol Browne on April 28, 2015 · 0 comments

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New Westminster sidewalk

Monday is my late night – I meet up with some buddies and don’t get home until around 10 pm. But for some reason tonight, I was full of energy. I did some laundry, vacuumed, made enough chilli for dinner AND lunch, and put the laundry away all before I had to pick up Mike from the skytrain just after midnight. That is the bonus of a small house, the chores get done in a snap. Except laundry. That seems to go on forever and it seems to build up really quickly. Oh, and putting it all away takes FOREVER. Lately I’ve just been playing podcasts (Mohr Stories and Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast) and putting all those clothes where they belong.

Side note: Mohr Stories sometimes has “adult language” but Gilbert Gottfried has all the strong languages and all the swears. I’m just warning you because my mom does not like to listen to too many swears (and neither does my Grandma). If you don’t like potty mouths, don’t listen to Gilbert. But if you do like that sort of thing, you’ll like him a lot. Especially when he interviewed Weird Al and Danny Aiello. I wait with baited breath for his podcast to come out all week.

Sadly, housework makes for a boring blog post. I don’t even do anything fancy when cleaning up – it’s just doing dishes and laundry with as much environmentally friendly products as possible.

Tomorrow I’m home right after work. There will be sewing.

Oh yes.

There will be sewing.


Too lazy to even cut fabric today.

by Carol Browne on April 26, 2015 · 0 comments

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Lilac in New West

I took this photo of the lilacs yesterday in New Westminster in the neighbourhood that time forgot. It was taken in the front yard of a proper house, with a short, white picket fence. I couldn’t help but notice the sizeable backyard (and lawn) and I could hear that someone was playing the piano from inside the house. AWWW! Nice! And old school, too. Lovely.

I celebrated this Sunday in style. And by, “in style” I mean lazing on the couch for most of the day watching Daredevil. STUPID KINGPIN! I’ve never thought of myself as a person who has to choose a favourite Superhero, but I have a new one now. It’s Daredevil. He reminds me of a book I read over and over as a kid – The Miracle Worker – all about Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. After a very shaky start, Helen Keller was pretty amazing all around, but no one ever knew that in the beginning. I know it’s a weird comparison, but I hadn’t thought of that book in ages until watching this show.
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I’ll have what he’s having.

by Carol Browne on April 25, 2015 · 0 comments

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Climbing up the ladder

I don’t often hang out with toddlers, but when I do, I am always surprised how fast they can run and how far they can go. They’re just little! How can they scramble away so quickly? I just turned around for a second. And why aren’t they tired already? This little guy was running around in circles for a good time. He really was!
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LinkedIn – like Facebook for work!

by Carol Browne on April 24, 2015 · 0 comments

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Tulips blowing in the wind

Well, it’s not quite summer yet, today was a chilly one. There was rain, there was wind, and there were tulips falling apart. DARN. I hate it went the blooms are spent.

Oh well. The cycle of life.

I had full intentions of coming straight home after work, doing laundry, cutting fabric and making some dinner. I didn’t get any of it done except for making the dinner. I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open right now. I think this week has done me in. In the last 7 days, I was part of a portfolio show, took photos at a work soccer tournament on Sunday, and then this week all fashion shows all the time. PHEW! So many good times.

Then today, I found out that my previous boss was in the newspaper with an article written about tips on how to use LinkedIn better for your job search. Here’s the article. AND, the photo you see of Dorothy? I took that earlier this month! Yay! And I’ve got a few more LinkedIn head shot booked in that near future.

So, you just never know you’ll meet again.

And try to be nice to your boss when you leave. She just may hire you to do a job in the future.

You never know!


Fashion parades

April 23, 2015

Top designed (and sewn) by Jinju Nam – VCAD graduate. I read somewhere that fashion shows in The United States were not originally open to the public. Their focus was for retailers and department stores – I guess buyers from these organizations would make their selections for the upcoming seasons. These shows were mainly for business purposes, […]

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All eyes on us…

April 22, 2015

Eco Fashion Week was awesome. VCAD (the Visual College of Art & Design) was a sponsor and we got the VIP treatment for the final show of the event. We had 3 graduates do a mini fashion show just before our Portfolio Instructor and local Fashion Designer, Jason Matlo, had his most recent collection on […]

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In the audience

April 21, 2015

Since the school that I work at is sponsoring Eco Fashion Week, I was able to go to the fashion shows tonight. Oh wait, before that, please note that I am blogging to you LIVE from the unhappiest city in Canada. Yup. Vancouver has the dubious honour of being home to the unhappiest people in […]

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The early bird and the late bird

April 19, 2015

I think I found that early bird they are always talking about. We did get up bright and early this morning (8 am on a Sunday? OOF.) to go watch an intercollegiate soccer tournament in Vancouver. That was a fun time. Sadly, the school that I work at did not win the tournament, but the […]

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The Sheep & Llama Farm

April 18, 2015

In our travels on Faturdays, we usually take a drive through scenic Ladner. Today was the first day that Vendula Farm Market was open (YAY!) for the season and this farm was en route. We often drive by it and today we finally pulled over and took photos of the sheep and llamas. It was […]

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Chalk creature

April 16, 2015

There are some little girls who live in our complex who LOVE to decorate the neighbourhood pavements with chalk. I am a huge supporter of these drawings and enjoy seeing all their creations on my way to and from work every day. Now that the weather is nicer, there are more and more drawings in […]

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