Family and Buddies

Lunchbag lunches from now on

by Carol Browne on March 5, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Photos

New little car!

So, THIS happened tonight. We had to trade in the Opera Car – named because of all the of noise she was making. There were screeching noises and what sounded like we were dragging a huge safe behind the car. That’s it for lunches out for about a bazillion months (I read the contract! I’m pretty sure it was for a bazillion months). The Bagdad Cafe will miss me, I’m sure. And now I should start a, “how to make fun lunches for a bazillion months” because I really don’t like lunch duty. BUT! These are good problems to have. Well, not so much for the Bagdad Cafe (I’ll still visit every now and then) but for us, it’s worth it. I don’t have to worry about the car conking out on the way to Quilting Bee now – the number 1 priority. Hooray!

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Debbie and her Nan's Quilt

Debbie and Her Nan’s Quilt

I got the new Amy Poehler book for Christmas and this is by far my favourite quote:

“You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing.”
― Amy PoehlerYes Please

So, today? We did the thing. It was such a fun day. And the thing we did? Sewed scrappy quilt blocks.  We sewed and learned how to sew and then sewed a bit more.

We even had show and tell.
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The Lion Dance

by Carol Browne on February 22, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities

Uh. Dude. Look behind you!


After work today – Yup. It happens sometimes. We work the occasional weekends – it’s okay. It worked out well because Mike had to work, too. We met up and headed out on a very long photowalk up Granville Street. We were only about half a block into the walk when I heard the loud banging of the drums and I knew exactly what was happening. Lion dancers! I followed the sound which took us right into Holt Renfrew.

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Teensy sheep

I forgot I had this teensy sheep in my china cabinet. This little guy was picked up many moons ago at a store we used to frequent in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The shop was nick named, “The Waterford Crystal & LEGO Store” because, well, that’s what they sold. Something for everyone! That was a good gimmick because lots of people shopped there. So this little crystal sheep will be out for the year. This is his (or her) year!

Not washing my hair today for festive reasons really paid off. I also wore my red dress, red jacket and red scarf – more red pieces of clothing than any of my Chinese coworkers. They were impressed! On my way to the office, I snapped this lucky shot of Oscar peeking out the window.
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Meanwhile, back at Sasquatch Park…

February 16, 2015

DISCLAIMER: This photo was taken yesterday. It was sunny and warm (14 degrees Celsius or so). I am so sorry if you’re reading this from out east. I understand you’ve had “SOME” snow. We’ve also had numerous reports of cherry blossoms around Vancouver. I haven’t seen any. YET. Anyway, yesterday, at the Sasquatch Park – […]

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Day trip to Sasquatch Land

February 15, 2015

Mike and I headed out on an adventure today all the way to Harrison, BC. Harrison is about an hour away from us and, apparently, the Sasquatch capital of the world? Perhaps that’s pushing it, but definitely of BC. This is the first I heard of this, but to be fair, I’m not up on […]

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Paparazzi in Yaletown

February 13, 2015

I had another event to attend tonight for work, but this time, it was in the fancy part of town – Yaletown. I don’t frequent that part of town very often. Not for any reason in particular, but mostly because the skytrain I take doesn’t go that way AND I don’t have a tiny dog […]

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Short Circuiting

February 9, 2015

For some reason, I’ve had the song, Endless Love, by Lionel Ritchie and Donna Summer on repeat in my brain for over a week now. I find myself whistling and singing it in the kitchen and even at work. That song reminded me of the movie, Ice Castles. A movie best left in 1978 (Sorry, […]

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Game night

February 8, 2015

You can’t tell there were other people at this party, but there were. We were invited 2 doors down to Patrick & Heather’s place for a game of Cards Against Humanity. This time Mike won! I did not. I didn’t even come close. However, I did get this card and it made me very, very […]

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Warning sign

February 6, 2015

I turned the menu board into a warning sign during the week. That sign would just say, “Chilli” or “Eggs Again” on Sundays to Fridays anyway. So I thought a warning sign would be better. But those cats don’t read. I don’t like the kitties on the counter, either. This is Oscar on the pass-thru […]

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