Thursday, September 30, 2010

Technicolour Thursday: week 38

I'm really getting good at missing my Project 365 deadlines! Maybe it's a secret blessing in disguise that you can see two weeks worth in one shot...what do you think? It's funny how *not working* makes me feel more busy and overwhelmed than when I had a job! Hmmm... Well, we were in NYC for 5 days, which always throws me off and then I had my photos in so many different cameras that it took forever to download-then-upload them all.

Thanks for sticking with me this far. I don't know if I'll do this project again next year. Maybe I'll follow Paula's lead and do a *Project 52* next year: one photo a week!

[day 260: Picking up cupcakes in the rain from the Flour Studio, delish!]

[day 261: Breakfast at St.Lawrence Market--peameal bacon sandwiches--YUM!]

[day 262: At the playground with Papa.]

[day 263: The best stop on the road--Sheetz gas station and coffee bar all in one! I always seem to stumble across new M&M's on our trips to NYC. These coconut ones were oh-so-tasty!]

[day 264: Riding the NYC subway always revs up my appetite too.]

[day 265: I always thought this place was called *Tea and Honey* until I finally looked at the sign up close...really close! Now I know where everyone is going when they say, "I'm going to grab an ice coffee from Ted and Honey!"]

[day 266: A little boy's dream--posing with a fireman and his truck. Extra special fact: Ladder 110 is from my old 'hood, Fort Greene!]

[day 267: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it's enjoyed with Aja (grandpa) before heading out on the road back to Toronto.]

[day 268: Crazy-cool flower in North Park, Toronto.]

[day 269: Another day in the park with Papa.]

[day 270: Crazy-cool clouds. Crappy phone pic.]

[day 271: It is officially cool enough to test out the new fuzzy Australian slippers given to Indy by my aunt. And another crappy phone pic.]

[day 272: Late night laundry. The joys of cheaper *time of use* electricity rates.]


Friday, September 17, 2010

Playing hooky

E and I took a much needed break from the humdrum of the everyday to just catch up with each other this afternoon. We ventured to Koreatown to find some authentic Mexican fare. [Hey, that's where Yelp told us to go!] Lunch at Taco El Asador was ok, not fabulous, but not bad at all. We stopped at Real Fruit for a dessert of bubble tea before E left me to *browse* in Morning Glory, a fantastically cute stationery store stocked to the ceiling with Asian ephemera. [I walked away spending less than $15...impressive, no?]
It was such a treat to escape and just stroll hand-in-hand in the sunshine for a couple of hours. *sigh*


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Technicolour Thursday: week 36

Lots of photos this week since I'm so very very late. I'm not even going to try to think of an excuse this time. Indio is into everything these days, so of course, I'm trying to capture it all.

Hope you are all having a fabulous week. Tomorrow's Friday! Yaaay!

[day 249: Hot tamales from our lovely neighbour, Maria.]

[day 250: Onesies are the cutest.]

[day 251: My little baker helped clean the spoons while our cookies were in the oven.]

[day 252: Funny face, beautiful light.]

[day 253: For some reason, this plant attracts all the busybees of the neighbourhood.]

[day 254: A weekend jaunt toLittle India on Gerrard St. Appropriately drinking peach-mango lassi!]

[day 255: Making rotis with Nani...and finding out raw dough isn't that tasty.]

[day 256: Lucky little boy gets a whole cup of foam from the Sbux barista while mama drinks her latte at the grocery store.]

[day 257: Making a wish...a new obsession.]

[day 258: How long can one baby run across metal bleachers before he tires out? I don't know because *I* didn't last that long and made him stop before he got bored. Bad mommy, I know.]

[day 259: Kisses for Alex, the Monkey, a gift from Grandma.]


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Well Fed: Iron Chef House

I've been meaning to write this post for awhile, but couldn't stand to look at the photos without feeling ill.

When asked what my favourite food is, I always reply, "Ice cream, guacamole and sushi, in no particular order." [But not all at the same time!] I have never reached the point where I had had enough of any one of those delectable dishes..until now.

I posted a photo of ridiculous amounts of sushi I had with some friends in week 34's Snapshot Sunday, but it doesn't compare to the meal I had in Brooklyn at Iron Chef House the last weekend in August with E, Monty and 3 of my cousins. After a smorgasbord of appetizers where we all claimed we were *full*, the main course arrived. And what a course it was! A gorgeous bevy of maki and sashimi was placed before us...
Every single bite was delicious and we ate to our hearts' content and the limit of the stretch factor in our pants. And then we ordered dessert!

I can't believe I'm going to type this, but as much as I love sushi, I don't know when I'll be able to eat another morsel again. It's been almost 2 weeks and I can still feel the rice in my belly!

If you're ever in Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO, definitely stop by this cute little restaurant on Clark St...and make sure you go hungry!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Alima weds Matt {9.4.10}

It's rare that we get to spend time with all of E's family at once because they are scattered across the US, so it was extra special that we had a family-filled weekend in the *Windy City* celebrating Alima's [E's sister] and Matt's nuptials. The wedding was held at the ever-eclectic, fabulously-funky Catalyst Ranch where we watched the sunset and danced to the most diverse music set I've ever heard...everything from the Dollar Dance to Chutney to rock'n'roll! I had such a fantastic time and I'm so thankful I married into such a great family.

[the happy couple]

[windy photo shoot...sister-in-law #2 trying to stay warm.]

[my perfect [blurry] family]

[sister-in-law #3 is the angel of the family]

Stay tuned for some non-wedding photos of Chi-town.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Technicolour Tuesday: week 35

How did it get to be Tuesday already? And where the heck is August? After another whirlwind trip [this time to Chicago] I'm home for at least a few weeks, maybe months! I've been playing around with Picnik to edit some of my photos. It's fun and more extensive than iPhoto.

[day 242: This is not the first time my car has told me it's 100F outside. Woah.]

[day 243: Cassius is such a trooper and puts up with all of Indy's abuse. I don't think he really has a choice though.]

[day 244: Can you believe this is the only photo I have for day 244? And it's a crappy phone photo of what? I don't know why I took it.]

[day 245: Testing the bed at the Crowne Plaza in Chicago. The Marriott's are still the best in our books.]

[day 246: Pretty horse in Andersonville, Chicago.]

[day 247: Fabulous tootsies before the pain of heels set in. Later, they were in Birks.]

[day 248: Not sure why this was, but Chicago is overrun with beautiful dragonflies. This one was resting on a highway overpass.]


Friday, September 3, 2010

This Moment...

Inspired by Amanda Soule - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

[From the week before, but a moment captured nonetheless.]


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