Booked up

At one point back in June I looked at my calender and was pleased to see that I didn’t have a free Saturday or weekend from mid-July until mid-September. And my weekday after-work schedule was hitting a pleasant routine. During the week, I faithfully knocked off: Yoga Barre on Monday lunch hour Power Barre Tuesday…

first extra long weekend

sometimes i tell npy something like a work event or a perk and he says, “well, isn’t it nice to work for your company?” yes!! this past weekend was the first of three extra-long weekends in the summer, one extra firm-granted vacation day to extend a three-day weekend to four. all weekend, i marveled how…

a pretty neat week (10 days)

i know it’s a poor attitude to have but since taking my final exam last friday, life has been so much better! it’s not like i wasn’t doing my work throughout the semester like i might have with, uhm, other courses, but anxiety was certainly high as i reviewed material and felt i could know…

Date night: Art + Burgers

After submitting my first assignment for the current course, I thought today was a good evening to take off from the grind of endless errands for house hunting/party planning/studying/cooking/exercising. I forgot to check if there was a Canucks game but it turns out no game was standing in my way. I had an uncharacteristically social…

What I did last week

I was in Hawaii! With NPY! We are like the last people I know to travel to Hawaii –perennial late bloomers and all– so what can I add really? Except to ring off the cool stuff we managed to squeeze into a week. It’s a fair amount but we didn’t fret and overtire ourselves and…

Fattening up NPY: April 2012 Toronto Trip

While I threw up the recap post very quickly (was preparing it through the week), I had not originally intended on posting about the food we had. But NPY asked about it and I’m all to happy to throw this together while getting caught up on television shows from the week. I want to honour…

The TDot Experiment*: Day One Eighty-Two

< Next | Previous > There’s a square of finger-oil you can see on my iPhone screen that shows up even better under different light. It comes from back-to-back-to-back games of Scramble with Friends (freshly brought to us from the team that introduced us to Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends). The latest game is…

The TDot Experiment*: Day One Seventy-Four

< Next | Previous > Post-op meal: avocado, steamed heirloom tomatoes, non-spicy mapo tofu, Japanese rice. Everything overcooked to slide down with minimal chewing effort involved.   I totally psyched myself out about my “mini surgery” today until NPY convinced me that it would all be okay. But during the procedure, the periodontist gave me a…

Five Years of Annual “French” Dinners

I thought I would take a gander through my Flickr photostream (double-checking my tagging system works, you know) to see if I had photographs from meals each time on the same day in June for the past five years. While we are ultra-practical when it comes to most dining out (read: Chinese diners), for special…

But would I actually buy (Racy) J.C. Davies’ I Got the Fever?

A Smart Canucks post, “Do we take multiculturalism for granted here in Canada?” (warning: a NSFW image is first thing in that post) alerted me to this seemingly surreal book, a recently published exposé by former Wall Street money manager J.C. Davies, I Got the Fever. Her credentials to write this book include, according to…