Remember when I went to new restaurants all the time? Yea, that was fun. I told Chad if we ever won the lottery that’s what I would do with my life. I would dedicate it to food. And restaurants.
For my birthday dinner this year we ventured into the hipster neighbourhood of Main Street and checked out Burgoo. It was a very hot day and despite the fact that everyone around us was ordering salads and sandwiches, we decided to order dishes that would have been suitable to eat in the middle of winter. Needless to say, despite their absolute deliciousness, we could not finish them. Heat overload.
I’m a sucker for strong lemon aids. Especially ones with strawberries in them.
Hummus is our latest obsession. This one was TO DIE FOR.
Beef Bourguignon hon hon. I had it for lunch the next day. Mighty fine indeed.
Mac & Cheese is something I try to make but am never happy with the results. I guess it is best left to the professionals.
I love getting new jewelry from work and then putting it in a drawer at home and never wearing it. I am a great collector. This time I actually wore something.
I may be obsessed with Moscato now thanks to my God Father.
I finally learned to ask for pictures to be taken to commemorate events. If you don’t have group shots, you have nothing.
Whoa whoa whoa. Whats this? An outfit photo? I know, right? So bizarre. I figured since I liked this little outfit I put together, I should probably get a shot of it. Chad reminded me that I only look good in these photos when I make an angry face or look away from the camera. He was right. Smiling directly into the lens never works.
Also, flickr decided to go and makes itself all fancy, which I’m not too happy about and even though all the ratios of my photos are correct, the vertical ones look weird, right? I don’t know why people can’t leave well enough alone.
Happy Belated Birthday to ME.
A few years ago a friend was on set filming a movie at Riverview Hospital in the Crease Clinic. She posted some of her photos from the inside of the building and after seeing them online I became obsessed.
I have a weird fascination with old psychiatric hospitals like Riverview, mostly because the buildings are old and there is an element of history and heritage to them, but also because modern medicine has come so far that I find it fascinating learning about what procedures used to be used on those with mental health issues. I once spent an entire day reading up on lobotomies. Its this weird and sick fascination that told me I needed to go to Riverview myself.
On one of my days off last week I met up with my cousin and we went down to Riverview for a photo walk. We took a lot of photos so I will post them building by building First up is West Lawn, the oldest and creepiest building on the property. It opened in 1913 (happy 100th Birthday!) and treating the 300 most seriously ill male patients in BC at the time. In 1983 the Province closed West Lawn due to advancements in treatment and funding cutbacks. The building has essentially not been touched since then.
One of the things I love about the location of our house is its proximity to Mundy Park. There is nothing better then having a giant forest walking distance from your home. Last weekend we finally took a minute out of our busy schedules to pop over and check it out.
Mundy park is pretty big so we only walked one of the many paths that run throughout it. Despite the fact that it is surrounded by streets, cars, houses and people, once you are on a trail, you can not hear anything but nature. It is wonderful.
We came across so many people walking their dogs and it made both of us anxious to get a pup of our own. Maybe after the drain tile summer project of death is finished we will seriously look into getting a furry friend. I think we are due for one.
Last Saturday we celebrated Shazzi’s early birthday by stuffing our faces at Burger Heaven.
These two needed to get a room…
See, I told you.
I got the #6 – The Breaded Chicken, Cheddar & Mozzarella Burger and it was perfection. I was actually able to finish the whole thing, which I thought was pretty impressive.
Now I know I have stated before that I am NOT a burger person because I essentially hate ground beef, but I gotta say, I think I am slowly getting off my wagon of hate. Now, clearly I did not order a burger made with beef, but they all looked so damn good that I think I need to go back to Burger Heaven and have a real burger; maybe even the Insanity Burger, because I am CRAZY.
Look at that yummy goodness. Does Guy Fieri know about this place? It was MONEY.
Gratuitous Selfie! Friggin Selfies. I invented Selfies.
After stuffing ourselves we came back to our place and watched Youtube videos on the big screen, our newest favoritest past time. Cat videos and 90s rap for all! Then I realized it was day light savings and instead of it being 12:45 it was really 1:45 and I cursed the world.
Damn you world!