Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Olympics! I love the Olympics! I will watch anything. I love the athleticism and the mostly naked buff dudes. Gymnastics, beach volleyball and anything in the pool is my fav (swimming, diving, synchro swim and diving, water polo). I feel pain watching the rowing and road cycling, it looks so hard! I also like the weightlifting. They kept mentioning Beijing in 2008 and I was confused as to why I had no memories of those games then I realized that I lived in the bush that summer with very very limited contact with "civilization". This is explains it. And I also enjoyed the weirdness and flag waving that was the opening ceremonies despite the fact that I thought Canada looked liked a bunch of sloppy stoners in their track jackets and khakis. Waaaay too cas' for opening ceremonies I thought. I tended to like the ladies that looked like flight attendants. Sweden had the cutest cas' outfits of any country. What is everyone's favourite stuff to watch?

Out on the Drake-ster! That crap on my shorts is the sticky from my backstage pass that hasn't come off in 3 washes and is no longer sticky. It is now part of the short...meh.

I found this pink feather earring on the ground when I stopped to take a picture of this house. Lookit me, imma hipster! I love that house in the background and by luck I have been inside it (a very strange old lady owned it and it was full of very strange old things)

My eyes saw something different than this actually was. I saw a bunny, a tiny bunny skull...do you see it? tell me you do and I am not crazy. It was actually just a piece of fluff.

Check out my new sandals! So I managed to fix my old haggard old pink ones and they lasted about 3ish days of my regular excessive walking and they busted on Saturday night. I broke out some old ones and they hurt my feet after a couple hours so there was no way I was putting up with that noise. They have changed the colorways this year is black and "royal" (purple) instead of black and pink and white and black instead of white and bright blue. They were also $10 off because they were starting to get rid of their sandal stock. I bought 2 pairs. One for now and the other one I shoved in the back of the closet. I am loving the purple and the squish of a new sandal. These are the only flip flops I will wear and they are AH-MAH-ZING. Adidas did not pay me to say that but they can send me lots and lots of free sandals if they want (these are the Juutanda sandal if anyone was curious).

We had a totally insane storm the other night. It was the craziest storm that has happened since we have lived here. The wind was gusting to at least 100kms up here in the sky and the rain was swirling and falling up if that even makes sense. Check out the clouds just before the storm. It always looks like the apocalypse up here when a big storm is brewing. All blurry because by this point the wind was fucking crazy strong and I was fighting to keep a steady balance.

I had no idea what was going on from far back because the storm was very clearly behind this smoke looking stuff. For half a second I thought west Broadway was burning.

I figured it out as the storm moved closer my way. The wind went from light to gusting to 80kms within seconds. The wind was kicking up all the dust on the ground and swirling it in the air. That is all dust, no rain yet.

Then the rain came. The storm was intense. I saw shit blowing off peoples balconies, glass shattering on the ground. The whole balcony was soaked. The roof, the walls and the patio doors. That never happens. I looked out and it looked like a snow storm at one point the rain was coming down so hard. Obviously there was no way I was going on the balcony with the camera for that. Husbie already hates that I stand out there for the crazy winds and build up to the storm. That is my most favourite part. He is worried I am going to lose my balance and blow off or that the railing is going to somehow come off. He's sweet to worry.

The calm after the storm.

It left just as quick as it came and as I was taking this picture I noticed the water taxi slowly creeping out from the bridge. It had been out there for the whole storm and had to seek shelter under the bridge. I would have been totally terrified!

This is the aftermath. Every single street I went down had at least one massive tree on the street plus tons and tons of little branches, medium branches and big  branches everywhere. Super damaging.

I discovered this pile of free crap sitting on the boulevard. I am big sucker for a pile of free crap and have been inside more than one dumpster. I forgot to tell you that on Friday as we were walking to the art show Miss Em found a very very new looking lulu men's scuba on the ground and scooped it up before I had a chance. Uber jealy! It's a good thing I love her.

An array of goods

GOOSEBUMPS! If you went to elementary school in the early 90s you remember these!

I took a pair of barely used BearClaw brand mid-calf brown suede boots, 3 books and a stack of comic books for one of the husband's co-workers who is into that and a few ones for me for scrapbooking and creating.

Lonewolf on a roundabout. He was actually sprayed on all four of the signs on the roundabout. I like you can see my reflection, so shiny!

Bunny Boo

This shot looked much nicer in small version and would have been lovely had I spent a little more time on composition (99% of all bike ride pictures are taken on the baby camera)

New tagging "NUM". It has gone up within the past week and is marker usually on metal like signs, dumpsters and these hydro boxes.

Here it is on my dumpster with the dumpster... NUM <3's you

This is not a trick of the light. The hedge was legit 2 different colors. Light green on the top couple inches and dark green on the bottom. It looked like some kind of hedge cake with lime green icing. It has been such a good growing season this year lots of rain and lots of hot hot sun.

A weathervane pretending to be a cock...oh wait

The books I took. The far left one looked good, the middle one's title was too funny not to take even though it's a tween novel and the third I grabbed because it is the sequel to The Hatchet which husbie likes.

Pile o' comic books

Muthafuckin' NINTENDO bitches!

This was the oldest one in the lot only 30 cents!

Classic comic book imagery

While I was rummaging through the box of comic books I found a sealed water damaged envelope addressed with no postage. Of course I took it! It contained a letter, a pin with a record on it and a Canadian dime. The letter said

Hello Sarah,

How are you and what have you been up to? In Canada I have been sitting on my butt all week from 5:30 to when ever my parents wake up. Yay me! Then after that I do what the masters want me to like writing this letter. I really just want to talk to you not write. I hate writing as much as I hate a kid in my class in Connly (school in Chicago). Have fun with your friends at your sleep away camp.

Your crazy friend

I also found this strange homemade postcard. So random, I love it!

When I was at the mall getting my new sandals I also purchased some new hoops since my old ones are done. The kiddie accessory stores always have earrings buy 2 get one free. I am soooo in love with my new hoops and you'll just have to wait to see them in action!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Fringe Finale

Are you sick of hearing about Fringe yet? Well it's over and the husbie and  I checked it out one last time. He is appropriately dressed...I guess that is dependent on your views on wife beaters but that is neither here nor there. I was confused about the actual temperature so I wore dark jegging and a short sleeve hoodie. I was fucking roasting by this point and should have really turned back and changed. I didn't. I'm stubborn...and dumb

Tiny boat on the river

I changed my polish. This was the last of the 3 of the Joe polishes to try (the others were white and that weird orange if you recall). The outside light is making it look more greeny than bluey but it's more bluey and I really like the color, easily the best of the 3. It's called lagoon.

The camera was heavy. We brought the big mama jama and I was too hot in my jeggings to camera. Husbie took over and is apparently turning into me taking pictures of his feet...love it. The play of light and shadow in this picture is cool.

He wanted to capture his "beard". Well he has some serious mutton chops but no beard.

Coming out of the closed coffee shop he snapped this totally randomly with no thought to composition

Found this then had a total AHA! moment. 2 months of walking and pictures came together when I saw this little sticker. The thing that I have been thinking is a horse is actually a wolf, lonewolf to be exact.

I found this one on Friday but all that remained was the lettering

This picture is from about a month ago. You can see that the lettering is done in the same style. So this is a lonewolf, not a horse as I had originally thought. My appologies to the artist but I do like it when I finally figure something out.

Random hot guido looking dude at the bus stop. I love this shirt...ALL I DO IS WIN! Me wants one.

Feet on an escalator. The camera was going back and forth by this point. Both of our shoes are fit for the bin because they are broken and holey. Check out my hot, long, dark pants. It was over 30 degrees by this point. Mmmm sweltering.

We encountered "only in downtown" a few times most notably a guy had a seizure (we all assumed drug or alcohol related) while we were waiting to get coffee in the coffee shop. He hit his face on the ground and was out. They called 911 and thank goodness the firemen and paramedics came when they did because he had come to and it looked like he was going to become combat with the 2 ladies who worked at the coffee and had helped him. The craziness. We got our coffee and got out. Stuff happens you just keep moving.

En route to the venue to buy tickets. It looked like the statue was taking a poop.

We had time to kill so we were farting around in museum basement where the show was going to be held. Turns out the show was in the planetarium auditorium not the actual planetarium. I now need to take myself to the planetarium soon. Who knew there were towers in a basement? Sounds like some Harry Potter shit to me.

Since we had time to kill we had to find fun where we were at. This sign is the incorrect Americanized spelling of center. It offended our Canadian sensibilities so we decided to change it cuz duh who always has a sharpie and post it notes in her purse...moi! Much better.

But then after awhile the post it lost sticky and fluttered off the door to the ground, America had won.

WE'RE IN! We got tickets then had more time to kill before we could go in for seats so we off on a handbill collecting mission.

Pretending our tickets to the show are a cock. I was sooooo excited to see this show. Outfit breakdown...white tank top is Joe, Jeggings are AE (highly recommended), bracelette was $0.25 at the thrift store and has roses carved into it, short sleeve hoodie in purse is Roca Wear via the thrift store (I find the coolest shit), yakpak purse and Adidas flip flops which I fixed but could feel slowly coming undone.

Thanks husbie! I have broken most of my silver hoops so I have been rocking the tiny green ones. I am in need of new hoops!

K.P had just previously been talking about wheelie shoes then to prove her balance has gotten better she pulled these shenans. Nice bum, where ya from?

Streetmeat! This was a very tasty, friendly and best of all uber clean streetmeat cart. Smoke'n Bob takes pride and it shows. Husbie got the bison smokie and K.P had a burger. Mmmmm streetmeat.

Lots of topping choices not typically found on a streetmeat cart.

Big wall of posters


Bike lock ups! I snapped this one. It looked like a big potato masher.

I had asked the husband to snap one when we passed it the first time and this is what he gave me.

My shot, making sure my pictures are level is something I really need to work on

Husbie's, his is framed much better, nice straight lines flank the picture but he did not have the advantage of the sun just poking out. He is getting better *tear*

We were going to see this show

I had very high expectations because it had cock in the title and it had super good reviews for it so I thought that I would make this the show I would close Fringe on. Here's his blurb

After critically acclaimed performances to sell-out audiences in festivals around the world AND a legion of Cock fans – Australian comedic artist Jon Bennett brings his Just for Laughs - Best Comedy Award-nominated show of over 300 pretend cocks to the Winnipeg Fringe!

A unique stand-up experience, Pretending Things are a Cock is part photographic exhibition, part pot-holed journey into the idiosyncratic world of Jon Bennett.

I had also specifically picked this show for the husbie. I thought he was going to love this show. I thought I was going to love the show. We sadly did not. It was more of a story-telling journey mostly with him telling stories from when he was little about how he got into pretending things are a cock. The stories were long and   often went 5-7 minutes beyond what I thought they should have but he always brought it back around which gave you that nice full circuituitous feeling. This was not really what I expected and I had to shift gears in my head about 15 minutes into it. It was at this point that I can see my husband start to fidget. He wears his heart on his sleeve and his emotions are very obvious (he is also a terrible liar) he is hating it, or at the very least he is bored stupid. There were a few hahas but the first show I saw had me laughing way more often and harder. I appreciate that he was telling a story and making it funny but I never really got into it. He was nice to look and and his Aussie accent made it entertaining but I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't have to ask him what he thought when it was over I just apologized right away. He actually said that he enjoyed the man who did the poi performance art piece at the free show on Friday better than the cock show. I was totally gobsmacked. I surrendered to the fact that they can't all be winners and maybe this show just wasn't for us but is for a lot of other people given the great reviews he has had globally. K.P felt inspired when we left

I was seeing cocks everywhere after the show

We decided to take the water bus home since husbie didn't get to ride it other day and I was dying in my hot pants once we left the comfort of the cool dark auditorium.


Village Beach. I love this so much. There is a ton of sand and river silt on the riverbank and it is actually more lovely and sandy than it should be for on the river almost right in downtown. I love that someone took the time to spell this out and I hope that it doesn't get wrecked.

Fake slurpee because it was feckin' hot! The green was lime vanilla and was pretty darn good. I have never been so happy to come to an ice cold apartment and I peeled my pants off as I walked in the door.

We ventured out later for some evening/night time strolling. Check out this dude's shoes!

Bathroom graffiti

And the fabulous response

Dinner at Kawaii! Their cooler looked so yummy and colorful

I discovered the gloriousness that is their back post-it note wall. I might have peed myself a little. There was so much sweet goodness. I soaked it in then added about 5 of my own using their notes and ones from my purse. Not that I need an excuse to come in here but I need to check out this wall more often.

Pink tape!

This rather strange cryptic poem was written on a drift wood log. I am not quite yet able to figure it out.

Creepy cute t-shirt