“A major malfunction”

July 18, 2014

Big excitement today in commuting news! Maybe I should just turn this blog into COMMUTING TODAY! All commuting, all the time! Are you on public transit? SO AM I! Seriously. Maybe I should! So, this is how THIS happened. Picture this – me all day long at the office: Hey! Tonight is quilting bee night! […]

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In the Grove

July 16, 2014

There’s a little park between the Newton Bus Exchange, the wave pool and the strip mall. The trees are very tall, but they’ve been thinned out and since the horrible murder nearby late last year, someone (I’m not sure who) has been doing all sorts of things to make it a more welcoming place. To […]

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I nearly forgot…

July 15, 2014

…but not quite. It seems like a long, long time ago. Back in June, on the first day of the World Cup, before my mom and sister visited, before the graduation ceremony AND the portfolio show, we had a Quilting Bee meeting. We had an assortment of beautiful quilts and a few quilted pouches, like […]

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The Friendly Horse & the Mighty Horsewoman

July 14, 2014

Clearly, our visit to the race track has affected me. I’ve been talking about it whenever I can squeeze it into a conversation and can’t wait to go  back. Part of the reason for my enjoyment was the laid back atmosphere. The people with the horses were happy to have kids pet some of the […]

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Winning 5 bucks

July 13, 2014

This is us just about to win five dollars:

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Wieners and their owners

July 12, 2014

After birthday pancakes (Rooty Tutti Fresh and Fruity! WEWT!) and while I waited for Mike to get his hair cut, I googled events for Vancouver on July the 12th. I had done this before, but nothing exciting or fun enough appeared on the google when I looked before today. Today, however? WIENER DOG RACES appeared […]

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With the owner’s manual. RAD.

July 10, 2014

I had an awesome mail day yesterday. My mom sent me my aunt’s TOTALLY retro, radical Minolta SR-7 (with her permission. Nothing dodgy going on here.). Fresh from 1962 to 1966. This camera is OLD! And it has the original owner’s manual. I will be reading it shortly. What makes this camera so special? Well, […]

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Blisters on the balls of my feet.

July 9, 2014

Another portfolio show IN. THE. BAG. This was a good one, and dare I say it, I think my coworker and I are getting BETTER at these things. HUZZAH! We discovered an ice caddy today – you can rent them from the same place you rent tables and stuff – and it comes filled with […]

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I spy with my little eye…

July 8, 2014

…something that is German! In fact, it could not be MORE German. I spotted these three German things moments after checking the soccer score through the window of our friendly, neighbourhood pub I like to call, Bologna‘s (correct pronunciation: Ba-lone-ees). But back to Germany! Cheggit! Quick! Do you count 3 German items? I’ll let you find […]

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The Happy Birthday Post!

July 7, 2014

Remember last month when we went kayaking? I never did post the film photos of us on the water. Want to know why? Because they didn’t exactly work out. But the day was so fun, I thought I’d post them in celebration of my mom’s birthday today! Happy Birthday, Mom! We had fun, didn’t we? […]

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