July 28, 2011

finishing books

Finished The Robber Bride! (Coincidentally, I might add, on the exact day Doug Ford made a hillbilly comment about not knowing who Margaret Atwood is.)
On to Adele Wiseman's Crackpot!

movie in the park


The Sound of Music screened for free at David Pecaut Square last night. It was magical, truly. Arriving early we scored prime grassy real estate and over the next hour the park filled with hundreds of people bearing blankets, snacks and wine. There was much singing along, laughter, heckling and applause. The stillness of the crowd during the tense hideout scene near the end of the film was a pretty special moment; not a whisper or rustling to be heard.
Find out more about the movie in the park screenings here.

June 18, 2011

slacking & music lately

First, slacking. I've been slacking. I haven't been taking pictures of everything I eat then posting them here. Instead I've been focusing on starting and finishing books. It's going really well. I finished A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, the first six stories of J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories and have just started Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride. After The Robber Bride I have Adele Wiseman's Crackpot lined up. Other than reading, I've been filling my time with eating Seafood Soon Tofu at Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu with good friend C. I went to two shows at the Phoenix in the last 10 days: Yeasayer with Smith Western's; The Dodos with Deerhoof. Enter topic number two: music lately. On Wednesday the 8th I wrote in my day planner "Conil, Peter Gabriel, Yeasayer, Kate Bush, The Dodos." I suppose that's what I was listening to while punching away at the keyboard, entering data. Today I would also like to add Serge Gainsbourg, Bon Iver and Deerhoof to the list. Thought I'd share a sampling of music via YouTube to illustrate my musical taste for June.
Can someone tell me if there is a better, more beautiful way to share music like this on one's blog?

June 05, 2011

disposable garage sale

Some disposable camera photos taken at the Great Glebe Garage Sale in Ottawa. Final image was taken on my G11.

April 29, 2011

we left our streets for the pines

The water level is nice and low at Centennial lake,  exposing a rich little landscape ideal for exploring with rubber boots and a G11.
I saw shells, a spidey friend, a submerged tree stump and uncovered a hinge for the dock we previously thought gone for good.
This place just makes you feel right.

April 18, 2011

day at the beach


O and I got inked up a little while ago.
O's choice stems from a family history of women skilled at the machine an undying love of fashion.
"When new beautiful thoughts began to come back to him, his blood ran healthily through his veins, and strength poured into him like a flood... Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow." In my own script.
Ever since this spiritual event, I see tattoo inspiration everywhere including these images of 1960's fabric patterns.

recent indulgences V

Omelet with red onion lunch
Rye & peanut butter and breakfast sausage
Grapefruit, navel orange, mango
Mixed greens & fleur de sel (obviously)
Something I threw together. Parsley made it a winner
Tower of lentil cookies 
Cupcake and chocolate treat, courtesy of the Windsor Arms Hotel
What became of my butternut squash; cubed and roasted, tahini sauciness, baked up chicken meatball.