Friday, November 28, 2008
I realized pretty quickly you just read the signs. Keep the gate closed. Stop. Bypass. Up. Down. Press the button and it does what it's supposed to, let go of the button and it stops moving. It all just worked the way it was supposed to.
I find comfort in that.
Thanks to Bear for putting up with us all!
Thanks for the comments on the blog. I think I will keep it as is for the time being, maybe jazz up the layout or change the template. I'm just glad people give a hoot and are interested in reading it. I find it quite a thrill actually.
Have a great Friday ya'll!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I had a great weekend but now all I want to do is sleep. We had a very close friend come into town looking for a "lost weekend" and boy, did we find one for him. Friday night was spent jamming and catching up.He's a stellar bass player and SM and I played in a band with him for almost 7 years and various projects after that. We also shared a house with him for at least as long before him and his lady moved away to Cobble Hill to immerse themselves in the Bluegrass. So we pulled an all nighter on Friday, came home, got some sleep and a late afternoon nap and then off to The Wise Hall for their 50th birthday party. The place was loaded with old friends seldom seen and it was great to be in our old stomping grounds and catch up with folks. After the dance we headed back to J and D's place and started to listen to old recordings that we had made back in the day. We had done a fair bit of recording in different studios and it was a gas to listen to where we were musically when we were so much younger. Eye opening actually.
All in all it made me realize what a long strange musical journey it's been and how important the people I have shared it with are to me. It never ends either. I am still meeting people who inspire me musically and it amazes me how deep my friendships run when they have the musical connection. I don't think this will ever change for me and I look forward to seeing where it all goes.
I am thinking of changing my blog name and format. I find the having to ask a question thing annoying and the title was funny but now it just kind of bugs me. I might be due for an overhaul.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I saw this little dog when I was doing business at The Fashion Exchange the other day. The dog is dyed pink. It's fur is actually pink and she's wearing a little pink cardigan, probably cashmere. When her owner saw me pull my camera out she hurriedly put the little fur trimmed parka on the dog. I mean, why am I telling you, you can see how well dressed this dog is. I'm shooting this photo through a glass door.
What do you think that little dog is thinking?
The little bitch has nicer clothes than me.
Tonight we had a dinner party. I made my famous chicken stew with dumplings and it did not disappoint. That meal is always a hit and such a satisfying thing to serve. People always love it and it makes me feel like a rock star in the kitchen. I think one of the best parts is how great it makes the house smell or in our case the apartment and down the hallway. I wanted them to smell the chicken stew as they got off the elevator and walked down the hall towards our door. The first words out of their mouths was, "Something smells goooood." That's my favourite part.
We celebrated a birth and a birthday and we got to hold the baby a little too. She is two weeks old and so tiny and precious. I LOVE holding babies.
By the way, that's a romaine heart, cucumber spears, delicious juicy red pear slices and craisins with a cherry balsamic dressing in the photo above.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Boy Howdy! I haven't seen the movie Stripes in many years and I forgot all about the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle. It's actually a GMC motorhome from the outside and an armoured assault vehicle when the going gets tough. That could really come in handy with all the bear sightings in B.C. lately.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
We didn't quite make it to our favourite Thai restaurant on Friday night. We were lured into our local trendy bistro by the sight of a rare empty table and the memories of some past yummy meals. This particular evening ended up being a bit of a disappointment unfortunately. That's my meal in the photo above. You're looking at a roasted duck leg, red cabbage and duck spring rolls over a buttery spaghetti squash and some rapini on the side. When we arrived at the restaurant we were told we could have the available table as long as we left in time for the reservation that was coming in. They told us we had an hour and a half to eat. No problem.
It took over 45 minutes to get our meals and mine was cold. The duck tasted great, it was moist and flavourful and the spring rolls were delicious, I love pickled cabbage and it was perfect with the duck but, it was cold and a little oily. The spaghetti squash was pretty bland and the rapini was bitter. You know, nothing was really bad it just wasn't really as good as it should have been. Superman had an amazing seafood stew with a saffron base and little filo parcels with shrimp and salmon pate inside. His was hot and tasty.
After being told we only had time for a quick dessert (?) We ended the meal with a gorgonzola creme with stewed figs and pear and crustini. Delicious.
No, I didn't complain about my meal, it still tasted pretty good, I was hungry and I felt like we were just lucky to have a table, but...
The rest of the night kind of sucked because I ended up with a tummy ache and a case of the poops. Shitty.
Next time it's tried and true Thai.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
We are the Dead. Short days ago
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
That's salmon cakes from Vij's witha coconut chutney, a tomato and cucumber salad, a Goan coconut curry with chicken, a spicy veggie curry with snow peas and green beans and lamb popsicles with a dijon and wine marinade that we grilled and served with a creamy potato dish and some nice Indian breads. It was all so amazing, each of us brought a dish and all together it was a LOT of yummy food. And yes, there was a lot of wine consumed and there may have been naked hot tubbing but I can't really talk about that. We had too much fun!
The next morning was pretty subdued, after coffee and packing up we drove back to the village for an amazing hotel brunch. The drive home was a little more subdued but the views were so pretty. I took a lot of pictures from through the windshield. Here's one of my favourites.All in all I am so grateful for these great women that I can count on for support and encouragement as I continue on this journey towards a more healthy life and a fit body.
Also, my ass muscles hurt.