Mission accepted

by Carol Browne on August 27, 2014 · 1 comment

in Photos

Tonight after work, I recognized this man at the bus loop. Excitedly, I grabbed my business card out of my purse and happily walked up to him. I introduced myself to him and asked if he was at the Fusion Festival earlier this summer. He said that he was. I explained to him that I had taken his photo at the festival, and I really liked how it turned out and would like to send him a copy. I handed him my card and he would not take it. Instead, he asked me to please call the Rabbi who was working in the tent with him at the festival and to send it to him instead.

I found this a little strange, but took the Rabbi’s phone number and his name. I’ll call him tomorrow to see if he will give me an email address where I can send the photo. Maybe this way, the subject of my photo will be able to see it.

I didn’t realize when I took this shot that I would like it so very much. I would have to say it’s one of my favourite photos I’ve taken all summer and put it in my portfolio on flickr.

I just hope that the Rabbi and this man like it, too.

I’ll let you know when this mission is completed.

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A couple of NOOOOO!s

by Carol Browne on August 26, 2014 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos

CRAP. It's happening.I tried to ignore it, but I couldn’t. See that tree turning orange in amongst the green ones? NOoooooooo! It’s happening all right. Time for Autumn. Also of note, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is happening September 8th. Just over a week away. NOOOO! But mooncakes! YUM. Time to hit up TNT Grocery store for treats.

In addition to Fall starting (too early), I did boring things like renewing our insurance and putting in my passport for renewal. Unwilling and unable to stand in a huge, long line for over an hour (half hour lunches don’t really bode well for the long line up at the passport office) I threw my application, new photos (where I look very tired) and my nearly expired passport in an envelope in and sent it in to Quebec where Passport Central is located. You know what that means? No passport for about 3 weeks. No Trader Joes. No Kohl’s. NOOOOO! What have I done?

AND, to wrap up the day of Noooo’s, THIS:
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Planning shmanning

by Carol Browne on August 25, 2014 · 1 comment

in Photos


I’m not much for planning things in advance. Not even a little bit. For work, I like to show up and see what the day has in store for me, which is probably why I find the portfolio shows tough to take care of. You can’t really do that all in one day.  Same with the weekend. Same with dinner. What’s in the fridge? Oh. I hope you want eggs tonight. In fact, if I had thought about this even a little bit, I would have used this photo for yesterday’s post and yesterday’s photo for this post.

But today, it dawned on me. Mike & I are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary on Friday. This week! For some reason, I started thinking about what I should wear on Friday.

Really? On Friday?

Since it is a celebration, I should definitely bring out the blue dress. My blue toenail polish is still in excellent shape, so I will wear my sandals, too. I will also wear the pink lipstick and my rose perfume. This is great. Wardrobe planned. HOWEVER…

I wore my blue dress LAST Friday for a fashion show. Now what do I do?

What would Kate Middleton do?

After much thought, I think she’d wear the blue dress.

Must be Friday! I’ve got the skull dress on.

Skull dress it is.

Thank goodness. This is back to NOT being a fashion blog again.


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Love and mushy stuff at the hatchery

by Carol Browne on August 24, 2014 · 2 comments

in General, Photos

AWWW!I went off the beaten path today out in Surrey and found a very cool venue. It’s The Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club.

I’m not sure if this place is open to the general public (I was there for an event). It doesn’t look like it. I think it’s only open to members. There’s a few paths around the pond and the creek with signage very few feet identifying trees and other plants. And some left overs from last night’s wedding. I’m assuming it was last night. Because these signs were up today. And so were these baby fish.

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From my seat

August 24, 2014

Mike and I went to Evan‘s fashion show last night and I took just a few photos from my seat. We had great seats! Right up front. As a general rule, I’m not too keen on black and white photos – I really prefer colour – but since there seemed to be a black and […]

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Quilting is danger

August 14, 2014

Actually, make that, NOT quilting is danger. Tonight’s meeting was a short one – as to be expected in August. Lots of people away on vacation. After show and tell was over (photos of actual quilts later!) we had some time to chit chat and I finally got my membership up to date. I am […]

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August 12, 2014

Full disclosure: I’ve never been to Zumba before today and the reason why I am blogging about it is because I had a great time! And that’s the truth. I actually remembered to bring my gym strip to work today and I joined my coworker for a free Zumba class under The Sails at the […]

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Band after band after band…

August 10, 2014

I am very well rested after last night’s activities. I spent the afternoon leisurely editing photos. Here are some of my favourites WITH honourary awards! I love awards! It reminds me when I worked at a company that tried an award system for the staff called, “A Pat on the Back”. If one of your […]

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Best Sweater Award

August 10, 2014

We shot a bunch of bands tonight at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver for The Annual Landmark Showcase Festival FINALS. I am beat. More photos in the morning. I just have to tell you I have awards to give. We saw some great bands and they all had their schticks. There was a flip flop […]

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I nearly forgot these ones

August 7, 2014

I nearly forgot to post these photos from the oldie time farm house we visited last weekend – right in time for this weekend. This has been longest short week on record. Worky work was EXTREMELY worky these 4 days. But next week? It’s going to be awesome. I have a ticket to SIGGRAPH. Sweet! […]

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