Saturday, 30 June 2012

Long weekend!!

So remember the dude whose poster (stolen bike) I took a picture of and emailed him? Well he email me back and was really sweet. Check out the convo.

I saw your poster this morning as I walked down Assiniboine. I have no idea about the whereabouts of your bike but as someone who just got their first new bike ever I am sad that someone stole yours. I am going to assume stupid gangsters stole your bike and had no idea of the monetary value but more importantly the intrinsic value the bike had. I did chuckle out loud at the line "There's security camera footage of that ish". I sincerely hope you get your bike back and if you do I am always looking for people to bike ride with...and check out my sort-of-bike blog.



His response...

This was really nice.  

It's been a crazy shitty week - coming up on the worst on record for me. 

So getting this random message was real good.  Thank you for taking the time to sit down and send your thoughts my way - it means a lot. 

From the pictures in your blog your bike  is hot. It's turning into a pretty nice summer so I hope that you'll get a lot of enjoyment outta it. 

Riding around the city with other people is always nice - so if my bike does turn I'm (and I ain't holding my breath) down for a ride. 

Thanks again 


Andrew restored my faith in humanity and I still feel really bad he has no bike now :(

I meant to show y'all this when it was found but that didn't happen so here it is now. This book was found at the 'Tan stashed in the magazine basket...a traveling book!

I have high hopes to read this summer. I love reading but haven't done much in the past 3 years. My hopes are so high I borrowed this book from my friend (2 weeks ago and yet to crack it). I just like looking at the cover... so pretty.

Iced coffee...iced coffee is just the leftover morning coffee poured over ice. I have a "thing" for to-go drink vessels, I drink out them at home too. I have about a trillion and I get stern looks from the husbie when I purchase yet another. I am out lots and need drinks!!

Caffeinated I felt motivated while I waited for the husband to get home. I decided to tackle the always nasty area that is my desk where I create...this is after about 20 minutes of straightening up. I create at this tiny child's (thrift store rescue years ago) so I don't take over the dining room table and make our place look like a hoarder's dream. For sure not ideal but it works for right now.

The tray from my tool box, some of my preciouses are in here like vintage stamps (thrift store rescues), washi tape, those scissors which are bad ass and came from the dollar store and the vintage coupon books (antique store). That hello stamp was in the clearance bin at Michael's a couple months ago. I love it!

The ever important and usually forgotten grocery list...If you don't know about veggie straws get in the know.

Glorious start to the long weekend

Chicken finger in my purse...don't ask!

Someone's lovely garden, taken on the baby camera from inside the vehicle.

Nationalism on a cupcake y'all!

Grocery store haul...Purple tanktop I hate the racer back and wish it would go away it doesn't cover bra straps but I bought this one to see how it fits...ok, not not fab like my Walmart ones from a billion years ago that are falling apart and are in desperate need of being replaced but I am so damn picky (and Walmart doesn't seem to carry their 725 line anymore here, just G21 or something which might have replaced the 725 line and the old lady George stuff)

Best mascara ever and the best eye makeup remover ever. Rimmel is one of my favorite drug store brands. This is the only eye makeup remover I use and make sure to never ever let a bottle run out. I am rarely this on top of anything else.
Prepping and cutting all the food, husbie took a massive bite of the block of cheese. He eats cheese like this sometimes by just cutting off a big hunk and then taking bites which grosses and freaks me out. I can only do slices, cubes or shredded. I have a mental block on taking a big bite of cheese even if it is the same amount as the slices I would eat.

I had originally planned to stay in tonight but I got antsy and texted my ladies to see what was up. They were baking a cake and invited me down to hang out and have a drink, I can't turn an invite like that down. Grabbed a to-go cup (this one was a gift from my girl with the nameless bike and came from Winners) my outfit matches the cup, again completely accidental. I am beginning to think I have some kind of unintentional style. Outfit run down...necklace from the vintage pearl, tank top from Joe, ancient Element hoodie (I bought it for the button detail), purse is Baby Phat was uber expensive and it's a diva so it follows fashion rules and only comes out from May long until September diva wears white after Labor day, demin skirt is Urban Heritage I assume a cheap-o mall hoochie store but it is thrifted, I am wearing lace bottom legging which you can't see and the flip flops are Adidas from last year, beat to shit and still comfier than those crappy Old Navy foam ones, and minty nail polish (I rarely paint my toe nails)

The battery was on it's last legs on the baby camera so I had to be really careful with my picture taking and shut it off right away but I love this one, trendy shoe store that sells Tom's...I am not sure how I feel about those yet...mostly my brain says hipster shoes but they have cute ones for small people.
FORZA! (I think that only applies to Italy but I don't watch soccer/football)

RAINBOW CAKE that everyone has pinned on Pinterest, but actually being made!

Perfection...these cupcakes have tons of good stuff in them... zucchini, carrot and greek yogurt if I remember correctly.

Phat cat

While I was there I got a text from the Sister Wife who wanted to walk around so I bid the ladies goodbye and headed to meet her so we could go back to my place, grab the big mama jama and more purse beers and head out. Sweet ride please note I had been drinking for a few hours by this point and photography - especially night time photography -  will suffer.


More KUSH...I am fascinated by this and would love to attempt to get all the sayings

I love street art and graffiti but I love it more when people add to others works, like an on going dialogue.

No flash needed at dusk

Note to the city about tree placement...I can't imagine the city cares about their path.

Setting up already for the biggest beer gardens on the street...always a rowdy, drunken good time.

There were so many people on bikes! I was sad for Drake but I don't drink and drive anything but my legs.


Idiots getting confused about how to move for an emergency services vehicle... I swear people are so dumb and then the construction just makes it worse.

My beautiful Sister Wife...I made her carry my purse and my beer while I womaned the camera. She is hanging off a massive asphalting machine that has been brought in to do parts of the roads.

Great start to the long weekend...and I upped the size of the pictures so you don't have to click on them to make them look bad ass. I found it to be much more user friendly.


  1. Have you read Kerouacs "On the Road"?

  2. A) in our house iced coffee is fresh morning coffee on ice (at least in the summer time) B) whats a veggie straw?