Bec!April has been an awesome month for getting together with some long, lost pals. Earlier this month I got to hang out with Happy Zombie and today I got to have a lunch with another long, lost pal. My buddy Bec, from Tasmania! She made a quick stop to Vancouver on her honeymoon. AWW! Honeymooning. Her husband Will was out and about, so it was just me and Bec and a couple of salads for lunch at Finches down the street on Pender. We chatted, reminisced, laughed and before we knew it, it was time to go. Ah boo. I walked her up the skytrain station and sent her on her way to Vancouver’s most stylish mall (they said it, not me), Oakridge Centre, for a good time of shopping. I sure hope she found it. I left her at about 2:45 this afternoon and pointed her in the direction of the mall. I hope she’s not still on the train…just going around and around and around.

I also made her pose for a photo, just like the old days!

Very catalogue-y

This is my favourite photo. She has a very JC Penney, men’s underwear section pose in this one. I LOVE IT.

And speaking of friends, my buddy, Lysa, highlighted me on her blog post about our visit with Monica. You’ll recognize me right away. I’m the demure, calm, quiet one in two of those photos. You’ll see.

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Pretty nice view for a snail

by Carol Browne on April 22, 2014 · 0 comments

in Photos, Vancouver

Snail on the trunk

Happy Earth Day! In celebration of this earthy day, I looked for a tree in my travels today filled with blossoms. Found one! Actually, I found several. I’m not sure if this reflects the health of the tree, but this tree had many snails on it. EW. I’m not sure if counting 6 snails in a small area of a tree counts as an infestation, or if these snails just have good taste, but if I was a snail, I would TOTALLY move in to this tree. Look how pretty! [click to continue…]

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It’s a slow, small world

by Carol Browne on April 21, 2014 · 0 comments

in Crafts

 

It’s coming along slowly, but surely. One day, it will look like this. I will keep at it! Whenever I’m watching TV or, those days when I have some elbow room on the skytrain, I’ll pull it out and stitch, stitch, stitch, stitch some more.

These days, the shows I can’t wait for include:

  • Mad Men – Season 7 – Wow. Don Draper has really turned unemployment into Funemployment. What a boring man. Also, he’s still getting paid and not doing anything exciting but eating Ritz Crackers and watching TV. He needs to shake it up A LOT.
  • Game of Thrones – this season is my favourite so far. So much action! So much poison! So much delicious, delicious revenge! While this show seemed to cater a lot to 14 year old boys (i.e. so many bare boobs) in the past, this season I am IN. Bare boobs and all! Not mine. Theirs. Just to be clear.
  • Nurse Jackie – Love Edie Falco, this show is a heart breaker. Just when you think she’s not abusing drugs anymore…she’s back on the pills. NO! Please Jackie, NO! UGH. I’m not quite sure why I keep watching it. I am so disappointed in her over and over. She’s not even that likeable, but still, I guess it’s because she’s the underdog, you really hope she turns herself around. So far, not so much.

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My helper

by Carol Browne on April 20, 2014 · 5 comments

in Family and Buddies, Sewing

Kitty feet

After a fun morning of hanging out with some pals, we headed home and I spent a couple of hours cutting and sewing up squares for my Sprinkle Quilt I started at the sew in last weekend with Happy Zombie. That was only last week, but it feels like it was a dream somehow. Probably because that weekend sped by WAY too fast. And so did this one, now that I think of it. I need a time machine or a time slower-downer. I’m sure there’s one out there. I’m just running out of time way too often these days.

But, back to this quilt. I decided to use some camera and film fabric I’ve collected and been gifted over the last year or so.

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Kicking it World War II style

April 19, 2014

Mike Browne got a haircut day (I waited endlessly in the barber shop for him. Good Lord that took forever.) and when he was FINALLY finished, he definitely had the haircut straight out of Band of Brothers. My favourite quote from that mini-series: Captain Sobel, we salute the rank, not the man.

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Woohoo! The weekend has begun!

April 17, 2014

Before I tell you what we’re up to tonight, I have to tell you that the Easter Egg Hunt at the office went well, despite the fact that it was OVER in 5 minutes. My coworker, Olga, found it fair and square in 5 minutes. HA! Some hide-r I am. So, I picked up a […]

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Baby chicks

April 16, 2014

Whoa. This short week is really flying by. Tomorrow is the Long Weekend Eve already! Woohoo! We will be celebrating Easter a little bit early at the office with an Easter Egg Hunt and a prize will go to the person who finds the blue baby chick in a yellow Easter Egg. CUTE! I love […]

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Magnolias

April 15, 2014

We’ve had the good fortune in these parts to be experiencing extreme blossomage. I just made that word up! All blossoms all the time! Wait. Just spring time blossoms, so it’s all blossoms, all the springtime! YES! My new motto! I am on an advertising roll! I’ve got a logo, a special word and a […]

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The Emo Animal Post

April 14, 2014

I call this one, “YEARNING”. Poor horse! She just wants to go outside in the green pasture and cavort with the cows in the field. I know how she feels! I do, too. I took this photo at Hamel’s on Friday when we were on the Great Fabric Run of 2014. Hamel’s was great – […]

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Friendly or hungry?

April 13, 2014

I am not sure what overcame us today, but we: 1) Left the couch. 2) Headed over to the North Shore to scout out some locations for future photo shoots. The Demonstration Forest has changed a lot since I was last there. Mike and I figured it has been over 10 years. Yikes. Also, it […]

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