Friday, October 17, 2014

nuit blanche...

i found nuit blanche to be such a let down this year. while i think it's great that art is getting more and more people out to enjoy the city for a night, it's becoming too much. i felt there was much less art this year, and the number of people is just getting to be unbearable. anything i really wanted to see had a lineup, which is unfortunate, because we definitely didn't feel like waiting. overall, we lasted maybe 2 hours and then called it quits and went for ice cream and then a pitcher of sangria.
'i dont get it' - you heard that a lot through the night from the people in the crowds at the various installations. 

 thousands of beach balls made to be globes. each globe represented 1 million people and together represented the first and third worlds.
 getting "infected".
these people in hazmat-like suits 'indected' you with a pen that shows up in black light. they then gave you a small pen to go and 'infect' others. at midnight, everyone was to meet at a specific location to be cured. obviously, we didn't make it there, but it's a good thing because we were the idiots drawing inappropriate things on each other and they would have showed up for all to see when we were standing under giant black lights.
 the screaming booth. where one goes to release their frustrations in a crowded city.
 note: it was most definitely not sound proof like advertised!
 forest in the city. or something like that.
last stop - ice cream.

we tried, but in the end, ice cream wins over art. even if it was only 6 degrees that night.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


last night we went to go see bastille in concert with a few friends. while i certainly liked the band beforehand, i definitely wasn't in love with them; however, i'll say they definitely put on a good show.
 grizfolk opening the show.


along with their album songs, they sang a few new songs, sang a few covers (no scrubs by tlc), and of course, they finished the show with pompeii. bravo boys, it was a good night.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

thanksgiving hike...

on saturday morning, we woke up at my parent's house ready for a nice thanksgiving dinner later on. to pass some time, we decided to go on a hike. hamilton just happens to be the waterfall capital of the word (seriously) and since it had been years since we had been to webster's falls, that's where we decided to go.

after we chose the location, i remembered that that place was the very first hike i ever went on, and dylan was the one to take me. the year was 2006 and we took pictures in front of the falls; when i posted them on facebook, a bunch of people joked that they looked like engagement photos. we found that pretty funny, considering we weren't even officially dating yet.

almost there!

misty rainbows.

since i still have the picture of us in front of the falls hanging in my room at my parent's, i took a picture of it before we left so that we could try to recreate it. we had to wait a bit for people to leave the area, and it took a bit to find the perfect rock to place the phone on without it tipping over, but we got pretty darn close! (and thank you to the iphone 6 finally having a timer!!)
the original - such babies back in november 2006.
october 11, 2014. a little older, a little grayer, but we're still cute ;)

the hike was a perfect start to a weekend of stuffing our faces with mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted veggies, pies, and more. and now that thanksgiving has passed, it's basically christmastime, right?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

brace yourselves...

the mornings are now a little colder, darker, and frostier than even last week. it's dark when i get up (around 6:30), making it really hard to pull myself out of bed. this morning i looked at the weather only to see we're in the single digits (6 degrees celsius) with the 'feels like' temperature hovering at a lovely 2 degrees. yes, we're now only 2 degrees above zero! well, i guess technically 6 degrees, but feels like 2. to try to soften that blow a bit, i made myself a latte rather my usual americano. the days of skirts and dresses are dwindling and the sweaters and scarves are moving in. i've noticed that it's been quite cold at work this last week and if it keeps us, i may just have to bring a small blanket to keep at my desk. 

bundle up, folks. we're in for a long and cold fall/winter!

Monday, October 6, 2014

this weekend...

this weekend we: played board games with some friends, went to a bar and continued to play board games there (because it was a rainy night and therefore empty), picked up the new iphone6 for me, went out to dinner, went to nuit blanche, went to another bar, went out for brunch and wandered the city, and finally relaxed on the couch reading a book and watching boy meets world.
 a perfectly timed photo that makes me laugh every time. tony looks like he's taking a selfie and sending it to his friends asking, "man, what the heck happened last night?!"
 after months of dealing with the worst battery life on my iphone 5 (if you bought your phone between september 2012-january 2013, you might be eligible for a free battery replacement), i decided to buy out what i had left on that phone and i was able to snag the new iphone 6.
 still getting used to the phone being bigger, but so far i love it.
gold status.
 a delicious brunch on a patio on a fall day. perfect.
a walk through the beautiful park. 

and now it's monday, unfortunately. it's such a gloomy day, and i have to leave in 15 minutes, and i'm still in my pajamas. so,  is it 5pm yet??
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