Sunday, January 26, 2014

It feels as cold as space. Not a hyperbole.

This has been an unreasonably cold week. I am incredulous as to why I haven't moved to Hawaii yet.

So cold we didn't even take off our toques in the restaurant. We went for some spicy Thai food to try to kick Stu's cold symptoms. I tried Thai iced tea for the first time and it's lovely. Similar taste to bubble tea.
There were a couple of fantastic photography exhibits for free at the Ryerson Image Centre. One was documenting the demise of analogue photography and the other was a series of photos depicting the "scattered remnants of the 'American Dream'". The latter looked like (a more well-done version of) the random and weird things Stuart and I like to take pictures of.

The cruel view from my office window.
Stu went to New York for the weekend so I was flying solo. I went for a long and cold wander around the city.

Made my way out to Trinity Bell Woods.
It was a frozen park. This is where the gang went for a picnic in the summer. Sigh.

I spotted a little spiral staircase at the top of this clock tower. Never noticed the staircase before.  I'd like to go up there.
On Sunday I awoke to find some exciting astronomic news about a supernova. The stellar explosion occurred in a galaxy relatively close to us, about 12 million light years from Earth. This means the star exploded nearly 12 million years ago and we're just seeing it. Naturally, I had to wear the most beautiful scarf in the universe: my galaxy scarf that Stu got me for my birthday.

Sunday was snowy and freezing. I went for a much shorter walk then spent the rest of the afternoon cuddled up with coffee and a film.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The best wall in the city

Due to reasons involving a mix of boredom, inevitable Alzheimer's,  carpe diem, momeno mori and not wanting to take what is actually a pretty good life for granted, I will start keeping better track of my adventures (as mundane as they may be) and nifty things I see and do.

Buckle up.

Here is the weekend of January 17-19, 2014.

Friday night post-sushi bubble tea date. Stu had honey and I had chocolate mint. "Sooo good"as some might say.
Saturday was very cold but we braved the weather for an all day walking adventure, starting in Mount Pleasant, an untapped area for us.

This is the best wall in the city. It belongs to the Toronto Camera Club.
A lovely seat with pixelated flowers. Super Mario wahooo.
We saw an abundance of fantastic signs

Nice, nice, very nice.

Old Mt. Pleasant cinema

On Saturday night I met up with the fellas at Ted's Collision. Curt claimed that this is his "I'm having fun face". He's got me convinced.

Jeff does not speak Icelandic.

On Sunday I made Moroccan stew and had Ryan over. We watched "Googlewhacked" and did a music trade. Ryan thought he forgot his glasses so wore the prescription sunnies. As he was packing them up to leave, he realized he did have his real glasses the whole time. 

I wore an excellent gold dinosaur necklace.