Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fantastic Time-Lapse Video

I actually rollerbladed over the bridge at about 2:30. That sunset and that electrical storm were crazy. It was like the apocalypse!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Community Gardens

Background, glass towers; middle ground, 70s architecture; near ground, flowers! This first garden is in downtown Vancouver, where there used to be a gas station.

Fence cozies! (Click here for more.)

This second one is along an old railway track in a nearby neighbourhood. 

Book Club

I have shelves of mysteries by Agatha Christie; everything from 1920s capers to later, darker tales in sleepy villages. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie reminds me of the latter. Decaying English country houses, reading 18th century novels aloud in the drawing room, poison, flying down shady lanes on bicycles, dead bodies in the cucumber patch.... Granted, the title is a little odd and the main character is far too precocious for an eleven-year-old. It is still, however, an extremely fun, smart, good read. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Freedom for your feet

Genetics is a two-edged sword. As always, my feet were sore from my cheap sandals about a month into summer. After much searching, I had thought Birkenstocks were my only option until I found Born shoes. It took me about two weeks to break them in, but it's worth it. Mine are actually silver and flowerless, but I love all green shoes

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Beach Baby

Beaches and food go together so well. Barbeque chicken skewers, roasted peppers, pasta salad, chocolate chip cookies. Mmm. Last Sunday was the birthday of one of my best friends. We celebrated in style at Jericho Beach, where this picture was taken. Another friend made the most disgustingly awesome birthday cake: a double layer of two-bite brownies cemented into a cake shape with chocolate frosting and decorated with, you guessed it, more chocolate. As the day wore on, it melted into a sinfully sweet goo in the sun. Someone's dog got into the cake around 8 pm, which was probably for the best (although not for the dog, I can imagine!).
Eating somewhat healthy for other meals may be a good option. My go-to breakfast drink: one banana, two strawberries, and half a cup to a cup of milk. Blend. I know two strawberries doesn't sound like a lot, but it keeps the banana flavour from disappearing. Extra hot day? Add ice.