Whoa! I am up late on a school night. After meeting up with some friends, I took long train ride home. A very long train ride. I won’t go into the details, but I could not stop looking at someone on the train who had her thumb and her first finger in her nostril. Two digits in one nostril. Hideous and incredible. I could not look away. I refrained from all photography, but just know that at one point, it looked a little like this:
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I took this yesterday at the fountain at the Vancouver Art Gallery while waiting for the Murder Tour to start. Today was not nearly as exciting – I had to work and spent most of the day inside. Too bad. It was a glorious, sunny day and felt like summer. So much like summer, I even wore shorts to work. It is hard to believe in a week we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving.
This next week will be really busy with fun stuff to do every single night. I stocked up on some groceries and even picked up a sugar pumpkin to bake up for Thanksgiving dinner. There is nothing like fresh roasted pumpkin pie. It’s very delicious. I already have pie pastry in the freezer, so I’m all set. I picked up cranberries, too (organic) for the turkey and will have to find a turkey at some point during the week. Good thing a few places are open late at night.
Today Mike fired up the Super Mega Slide Scanner and scanned in some old slides we found yesterday – 3 for a dollar at a Vancouver antique shop. We hunted for treasure in the old cabinet with many pull-out drawers and tried to find as many as we could with faces showing in the slides. I found a whole pile that someone had dated – someone had taken the time to label (by hand) the date of each slide.
It’s a bit sad to think their memories ended up in a shop, but they’ve landed in good hands. We’ll take care of them and have started making up stories about them on our new blog called Found.Photo. Mike has scanned in my person. She’s wearing a lovely bikini.
One of Mike’s buddies accidentally bought two sets of tickets to a Vancouver Murder tour and asked us if we’d like to join him, his girlfriend and a few others. I probably never would have even thought to do this, so I’m glad I was a recipient of this accidental purchase. I learned a few things about Vancouver I didn’t know and we met Leni, the tour guide from Australia, who knows about 100 times more about our city than I do.
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Worky work is getting very busy – the last portfolio show of the year is next week and we’ve got plenty to do before the big day. I’ll be working this weekend and my coworker and I will get everything prepared. We will even have a floor plan ready for tomorrow. I feel so grown up when I work on a weekend. It’s not even shift work! Whoa. My planning skills are SLOWLY improving. Very slowly.
In an effort to get some meals done ahead of time (again, grown up!) for the rest of the week (okay. Not that good. There’s only 2 days left of the work week) . I tried a new-to-me recipe – this Carrot, Ginger and Coconut Soup. It was very tasty and comforting. I think I put the grated ginger it too soon or I let it cook too long with the onions. It wasn’t too gingery. When I made it again (which, I will. Such yum.) I’ll add more ginger. Lots more ginger.
Also, I got invited to another fashion show. This one will be fancy as it is located at the Fairmont Hotel – right next to the SHAW building – where all the rare and fancy cars in the city are often parked.
Next week is going to be AWESOME.