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so superficial it hurts sometimes.
damn it.
add it to the "flaws" bucket


What a lovely water goblet you have there!

When there is no one at work to serve, or even watch, some odd form of productivity kicks in. Here is the finished product.

The next cup I attempted some sharpie paisly print.

didn't go too well...


Old Montreal seems to be dying.
Skipping the decay, it transitioned directly to dead.
The stone facades are colder, the skies grayer.
A few dispursed people pass by, but with the chill in the air, their hats have come out,
and they briskly walk to the weather.

The ac turned down I still feel the cold, and will probably bring it home.
It can be dark there too.


It's just that way, ok?

When I asked about his choice of chat font, he just told me it was the default one.
Yeah, right Dad.
Purple that fades to pink.. I don't even.

Also the topics of conversation usually run along the same lines as above.



The Avril diet

Todays intake, minus the calorie count or the nutritional value.
They aren't so much needed.

Rosemary White Bread with Spinach Dip

Lime Slushie

Two Scoops of IceCream (One choclate bits in off White icecream, Other must have been Bumbblegum, with bits of bubble gum? very weird-not so great)

Red Velvet Cupcake

Rosemary Bread with Dip

[the end]


I'm no Cook, but sometimes I make myself a Sandwich.

Ham Sandwich, spinach, tomato

Hummus, Old cheddar, Sausage and cherry tomatoes from Maman's garden on pita.

This does not look impressive in the least, but it was good! Tomato (I see a pattern here..), mayo, and black beans-o .
Either way, the foreground definitely beats the dinner of the night before, which we can see in the background

how's it going?

Well that was a fairly trying shift. One of the long ones, with my coworker leaving 2 hrs in, due to the flu. But being on my own kept me busy and I had no room for sulking and feeling all lost and overwhelmed with life. So in the end it gave me a bit of a break!

Looking for a new place to call home. Working on landing a pretty nice (but tiny) apt this weekend. Lets hope it work s out :)

Its about the third time a customer at work asks if it is my boutique. Do I look like a young owner? That's pretty rad. I should just start answering "Yes" to people.

I haven't got much more news I'm afraid. I lead a mundayne-leaning-on-boring life presentement.

Had breakfast last Friday with the peeps from work. Those lovely ladies. French toast and fruit, can't go wrong with that. Perhapsies one day morning, I will make french toast for you. Why you would be over at such a time is at your discretion, and we can discuss the matter later if you would like.

The apartment has an Island counter. pretty nice pretty nice (don't get your hopes up, don't get your hopes up Avril)


Eat yo' Feelin's

Buckwheat noodles is my comfort food tonight.
what is yours?




Nice day for a CatNap!

I've checked up on the cats over then span of 3hrs.They have barely moved. Cats napping in the sun.
I think I'll go to the park and do the same.

Toulouse got up and jumped into a tree.

Lazy boy Juancho on the other hand...still napping :)


Urgh. Craving chocolate like it's nobodies business

type type click drool

The Shirt

I have so much of the Tropical Vintage Surf What-have-you fabric left over.
Credit to my boss for the semi opaque back idea. Mesh would have been a bit more difficult to locate(purchase) and manage(sew), so I opted for a Chiffon.

*WARNING* If you DISLIKE bugs, I would recommend not clicking on the following pictures. This is a very ugly bug. 
It dropped down on me from the ceiling or overhead light as I was sewing. Neadless to say I freaked! The glass over 
the horror was not because I had the intention of re-locating it nicely outside out of kindness, but because I was 
not about to smush it into my fabric. It has been ingrained in my nature to move but not to kill spiders as they get
 rid of other pesky bugs, and ladybugs because I think people would frown upon it (they have a reputation of being 
lovely things, go figure.) , but these critters, I wouldn't be surprised if they take down small to medium sized 
birds mid-flight. Or try and provoke and eat your household cat. No mercy for them.



The finished product pictures are to come.


Chickens and Cow (by Anna)

There is no shortage of awesome moments to be had in this fabulous city. You never know what you will find when you step out your door. Last night I had an extra special treat... As my friend and I were heading out to the bar we stumbled across a mini-farm. Chickens and Cow! A hilarious photo shoot was a no-brainer. 

A very nice guy bought these cuties for his girlfriend when they were just chicks. Of course, all things grow, and a rooster crows (which his neighbours aren't too pleased about) so he is in the process of trying to find a real farm for his beloved pets. 

They were very cooperative during the shoot... Posing for photos, allowing me to handle them, and even trying to give me kisses (at least, I think they were kisses). 

I've been in a 'climbing things' phase, so of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity to climb onto the cow with the chicken. Love this shot! Falling off the cow didn't hurt nearly as much as falling out of the tree did... 

Yet another Epic Evening! Love you Montreal :)

Anna thinks it's pretty beautiful

Remember that butterfly from the store? He was hanging out at the Korean restaurant some friends and I went to for lunch.
Yes, it was the same one. Most probably. peut-etre bien.

Fine. It was a different Monarch.
Oh well, friends in numbers :)

side note: The 해물파전 tasted quite woody. At first I thought I was just eating the chopsticks.



I'm sorry I have nothing else blog worthy at the moment. My broken blueberry pancake will have to hold you over. blue.


Lace Curtains and Foggy Images

My sister and her Mr., on the other side of the world


Trippy day

Today was such a tiring day. By the time 5:30 rolled around I had only finished half my shift. Luckly (luckly I guess?) there was much to do as a big order came in. My energy was pretty low, and I was not "all there" by the end of it. Thus nearing 9:00pm, then enevitable happened. I was headed to the stock room with a handful of hangers when I triped-on-the-step/ on-myslef/ just- fell-down. Of course there had to be a good seven or eight people in the store, and I went down with a thud and a Clank-clank of hangers.

If you've ever seen a cat fall off a book case, they just look confused a second or two, then walk off as if nothing happened, but you can tell their ego got dented. Or little kids that fall over just break out in tears, not so much because they hurt themselves but again, their wittle egos. I was slightly embarassed as two people asked me if I was okay or hurt myself, and glancing over at my boss, who happened to be looking in my direction, I scurried off to the hanger room. I don't think he saw me take the dive, so good thing.

Ugly bruise on the way is expected..



Toronto Post without the blahblah

Original post, with the blah blah here.