Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Why I'm busy

  • Summer classes have started up again
  • I am in a condensed class, which means twice the work per week
  • I got a job, at a restaurant, where I work weekends
  • Plenty of friends have been/will be visiting in the next little while
  • Saw Iron man 3-amazing
  • Saw Star Trek Into Darkness-fuck all the nay-sayers, it was awesome
  • Going to see The XX this weekend (!!!!!)
  • Looking for co-op positions for the Fall
  • Planning a trip to San Francisco in August, for a week
  • Little bro went in for surgery (he's okay, thankfully)
  • My comic artist basically quit, so I need to find a new one
  • Started writing a new comic story (superheroes and world destruction, boo yea!)
And that seems to be that, plus all the normal things of life, like classes, working out, eating, sleeping, etc etc.

Enjoy some XX before I hit the show up, and bombard you with videos!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Granville Island and the Waffle bar

I don't normally make it to Granville Island, but, as I had some friends (from the previous post) were visiting, and its a pretty cool place to go.

But, before we went to the island (that's not actually an island) we went for breakfast. I know, I know, why eat before going to the island of food? Well, simple. We wanted waffles.
Sweet glorious waffles, stuffed with goodies.
Seriously though, Miura waffle and milk bar is amazing. The prices are legit, the serving sizes are damn near perfect, and the variety is amazing-considering everything comes on fresh made waffles.

The husband and I split ours-he gets a egg and cheese, and I get a fruit and cream, and we split halfsies. I find it the best way to not over do one particular variety, and it sorta feel like I get a meal, followed by dessert. Seriously, a great place to get some quick, and delicious food.

The food was enough to get us through our walk on Granville, without weighing us down with heavy eats. Seriously, good choice for us.
It's really nice to walk around Granvills Island, take in a show or two-of which there are many to choose from-and just enjoy the sunshine. I can't imagine it being very nice in the rainy weather, but, when its nice, its so beautiful.

Also, pro tip-if you want to get ice cream, totally go in to the shop, rather than the line outside. It is MUCH faster service, and then you can actually see the ice cream varieties that are available.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Visiting Friends

Wow, has it been a busy month! And it is just going to get busier, before it gets better. But, that's cool. I'll do a point form thing of what I've been up to in the next post, but, this time, I had some friends come and visit!

They have visited before, but this time, they stayed longer (a bit) and we were not just at the Comic Con.

We tried to go and do the Grouse Grind, but the damn thing wasn't open for the season yet. For serious, I felt so stupid bringing them up there, and then failing in our mission.
Oh well, the views and walk that we did do was great.

After that failed event, we went for a walk around Stanley Park, and specifically the Beaver Dam. It was weird, there were no chickadees out for feeding, which is one of the main reasons we went out there. There were some cranes and wood ducks about though, and that was pretty cool. Not into being fed, mind you, but cool.

We also did some walking around the beach, and got to see some baby geese, and other awesome Vancouver type shit. We also walked around the Rose gardens, which had many flowers already in bloom-mostly tulips. There was also a really cool bee hive, set up an an initiative for supporting the bee populations to ensure the pollination of the flowers in the gardens. It was pretty science-y.

We finished the evening with a pretty solid dinner at Capstone, which you may remember from my previous post about fondue. It was the same place, but they changed the fruits and veggies that came with the cheese and chocolate a little, and added some extra other things-like ice cream! Seriously, this place is amazing. So tasty, and surprisingly filling. This filled 4 of us, after a long day of walking.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

It's that time again!

Nothing special for anyone else, but it was my wedding anniversary yesterday (the 1st). This marks three years married, and neither of us dead, maimed or divorced. I call that a win.
Hell, I've already got most Hollywood celebrities beat out.

We didn't do a whole lot, as its a few days before classes start up again (and thus a few days before student loans come in) so we went for a walk around Vancouver, and had a picnic at the beach.

We also finally found all the Olympic stuff from the Vancouver Olympics a few years ago. First time seeing it all. We sorta missed the Olympics, as we rented out our apartment, and got a free trip to Cuba out of the deal. It was pretty amazing. Maybe I'll post those photos later.
And, interesting story here! The orca was made by Douglas Coupland, Vancouver author and digital artist. He's the guy who wrote Generation X, and coined the term 'McJob". I have written several papers on his works, and incidentally saw him do a reading of one of his books, The Gum Thief, back when I lived in Ontario. Now, this is funny because when I saw him read, I didn't really know any of his works. Okay, so, maybe just a sad story. Whatever.

After our walk, we had some home cooked dinner, watched some anime; had a workout together and watched The Avengers, in preparation for watching Ironman 3 this Friday. Already bought tickets, and are meeting up with friends there! Super excited.