Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's all happening!

Time traveller wife, originally uploaded by Librarian In The City.

I'm tracking this movie production like a hawk and it's easy to do when it's being filmed all around me.
I caught this sign for Time Traveler's Wife on my way home on Saturday night outside of Osgoode Hall and had to take a pic. I am dying to see this movie and am praying to all forms of god that it doesn't bitch up the book too much.
Stay strong Rachel - you're the perfect Clare.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Home-cookin' challenge

This past weekend whilst the bf and I were impatiently waiting for our dinners at a local Toronto eatery, the bf uttered a most frightening sentence "We should try eating at home more". Naturally I screamed "WHY!?" and threw myself dramatically across the table, sending our tealight candle and dessert menu flying.
After the drama settled and I realized that the bf wasn't suggesting that I was a bottomless pit of takeout menu's and tip calculators - I agreed that yes, creating a home-cooked meal once and awhile wasn't a completely useless waste of our time.

And so it began that on Saturday evening we made our pact. For the next week we will try our utmost to only eat food that we create at home. To be fair, this pact was open to store bought alcohol and prepared frozen dinners (ie. PC Veggie Lasagna, mmmm) but not to fully prepared, heated dinners (a la Sobey's roasted chicken) or restaurant takeout.
Sunday went over without a hitch - but that's Sunday, the easiest day of the week given that the first half of it is spent asleep.
Monday went well until I met some friends for drinks. The drink part was ok but we did end up purchasing some nacho chips and salsa. But really, it would be unfair to expect us to drink without anything to nibble on.
The next few days are going to be tough considering that I have at least three work events to attend, all of which will be rife with delicious, catered food.
I'll have to consult the rule books on this one - if the food is free does it still count against me?

we don't ALL wear glasses

if i wore t-shirts i would buy this one...except that the last date would read October 16, 'cause that homeless guy on the train this morning was on me like a fat kid on a smartie.
either that or he had a wonky eye.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Smooches and Smacks: Dark Mornings and Dumb Neighbors

morning-moon_II, originally uploaded by CurlyCam

Smooches: to the morning.
Some of my fondest childhood memories involved waking up on dark, fall mornings to a pot of hot tea and porridge on the table. Funny enough, this is still the way I prefer to start the day so it was with snuggly, sleepy-eyed joy that I started today in the dark. It was one of the first mornings in a long time when I have actually had to flip on the lights to make my way around. Don't get me wrong I still enjoy the rays that comes through my east-facing windows - but sometimes I just find the sun a bit too obnoxious for 7am...or even 8am.

Smacks: to my neighbors. I understand that there are several things wrong with my new condo building. The management sucks, the new gym is abysmal, 10 months in and the hallways and elevators still aren't finished...the list goes on. This however does not mean that we need to act like savages. This image was the scene in my mailroom last night. There was a piece of junkmail put into our boxes and I suppose in order to protest the fact that a recycling bin was over 5 metres away residents were forced to drop said mail like it was hot. Insane. I didn't realize that I was living in a daycare where basic concepts of human decency needed to be explained in low-literacy, ESL terms.