last night she said:

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Nothing Future from Ellen Lee on Vimeo.

Oh thank you everyone, last night was swell!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Images from various tumblrs listed below.

I have a few more tumblrs that I've discovered lately that you guys might like as well (some of them share the same images, but they're all still really great):

Weird Fish
(Un)solved Mysteries
We're All Scattered
Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

The other day I was in Future shop buying new earphones and I impulsively bought Season 1 of Pushing Daisies. I don't really know much about it and I had only really bought it because I had seen this image on someone's tumblr:

And that was more than enough for me, but then I realized I could have just gotten it from the library for free. Then I went into this whole sort of dumb dilemma of well, it's nice to own things, but it's also nice to have stuff for free, and la la la, and I don't even know why I am really going into it here, but in the end I put a hold on this series at the library along with a billion other things because I think I am in a very consumptive mood. So yeah if anyone has any mussiiiiccc or books or anything I should watch and see, tell me!



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I got an old roll of film developed the other day:

These photos are from North Van during when I had to go to Centennial Books to get my books bound. Speaking of bookbinding, Tea! Party! Design! Or, without the exclamation points: Tea Party Design (cute name by the way). Ginger and Chloe starting and doing stuff and it looks really exciting and cool and everyone should see! It seems a lot of people are starting stuff, in Calgary my friends are also starting a little book publishing house/company, The Straw and I was just at the Main Street Party thing the other day where a whole lot of selling of handmade stuff was going on and it's nice/exciting to see semi big/big things being done by everyday people.

This tree was crazy to me. It was bursting with bright pink flowers and dying brown petals. I really liked it.

I was lying underneath the tree to photograph this.

One time Andy and Jane came over and we played with photobooth and listened to Girl Talk for like 3 hours straight and played bocce for 2 seconds on my bed. It was fun.

Some sort of dramatic photographs of a not really dramatic night:

That's Nate making me laugh. I can't remember at what though.

I want to do more analog photographs! It's really exciting to fill up a roll, hand it in to London Drugs and to be reminded of what you did and saw and to also be kind of disappointed at how many awful photographs you can take. But when you have a somewhat good one, it's really really exciting and you can't help but stare at that photo for a long time. Or you keep going through the pile over and over just so you can see the good photo in all the crappy ones.

salad days.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What I really don't like is making something that I either screwed up or tastes bad because of weird ingredient combinations. Especially when I am counting on it as being a meal for 5 days a week or something. I always try recipes that have appealing ingredients to me and that I know that I won't mess up. The most recent mess-up that I can think of was I made a potato soup and ended up with like potato porridge, which sounds kind of interesting, but made me want to barf each time I swallowed. Or the time I tried to make ricotta gnocchi (first time ever making gnocchi) and ended up with these gobs of dough that disintegrated into a goopy weird paste in your mouth that just wouldn't...dissolve.

So I was reading Molly Wizenberg's (Orangette) A Homemade Life (it's good! you should read it as well) and she had a recipe for potato salad (I! Love! Potato! Salad!) but seriously some sketchy weird ingredients were in this salad. And she admitted it as well that it's a bit of a weird combo, but that she was absolutely in love. I mean, mayonnaise (I don't really like mayonnaise based potato salads in the first place, I'm more into sour cream or vinegar) and ranch dressing (that stuff only belongs on chicken wings and pizza) and dill and eggs? Really weird combo. But I trust this girl (I've tried several of her recipes before and they made me pretty happy) so I said okay, fuck it, let's try this weird potato salad.
And it's good! And it's pretty (with the flecks of green from chopped up dill and green onions and the red skinned potatoes and yellow-y orange egg yolks) and you should try it too (go find Molly's book or just ask me in real life and we'll talk).

confession #1: mom's pasta salad.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I know it's summer when I am eating this salad.

My mom would make this when we would have big barbecues with family friends over and I loved it with chicken and potato casserole.

The salad has a crappy ingredient that I have a big soft spot for (probably because it was the only dressing we had when I was growing up for whenever we ate salad. Then my mom discovered the wonders of balsamic vinagrette and olive oil) Kraft's Zesty Italian Dressing. I try to stay away from crappy food as much as possible but there are things that I can't quite keep away from:

-Ice cream from Mcdonald's. Jane and I had this all the time in Japan and it's such a cheap ice cream that satisfies my cravings without any guilt whatsoever.

-Chocolate dipped cone from Dairy Queen, I had one the other day and I noticed how thin the chocolate tasted (something which I never really noticed before), it was almost water-y. But I love the dipped cone because right when you get it the chocolate hasn't quite set, and then when it does, it's mega fun to crack it.

-Kraft Dinner and McCain frozen fries with tons of ketchup. In high school this was my favorite thing in the whole wide world to eat! I haven't had this combo in like 4 years, but I bet I would still enjoy it.

-Instant noodles and Little Caesar's 5 dollar pepperoni pizza. And...hahahaha I would add malt vinegar to my noodles as well. With instant noodles I always have to have something crunchy to eat with it.

-Dill pickle chips (Old Dutch!) and grape slurpees. Junior high summers!

Okay I am done with confessing all of the bad things I like to eat.
If you would like to make this pasta salad, here are things that you stick in it:

-Pasta (I use rotini, but you can use whatever sort of shape you like)
-Cherry tomatoes
-Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing.

The dressing is seriously key! As for measurements and stuff, just eyeball it and taste and I'm sure you'll end up with something good. Make sure though to boil the brocolli for 1 minute (until it turns bright green) so that it's cooked evenly and you're good.


Monday, June 8, 2009

I remember everything that's happened these past few weeks as a blur, a really nice, fast one that had achingly slow moments and then quick ones that you wish could go on for a bit longer. And every moment was so clear at the time it was occurring and even though I can't remember every detail on cue, I know they were good, I remember that at least.

In other news, my goals for the end of this summer, aside from being a respectable 21 year old and a grown-up and whatever:
-Make tarts (Chocolate, Lemon, and Chocolate/Caramel)

Ha um that is it for now.