Friday, May 30, 2008

rock scissors paper

had a dream last night about the forts i used to make in the woods with my pal k. we always would clear a space between a circle of trees, line with stones, and make a fire pit with a fake rotisserie. every fort had a welcome mat made from a piece of left over wood from our dads' workshop, painted or artfully done of course. we had secret code names for them. like the robin's nest. and the best ones were out of ear shot of our parents and a secret from our brothers. we liked to pretend we couldn't hear the first calls to come home for dinner or chores and stretch the time out just a little longer. in the winter we even built "snow couches." we lived an imaginary life in these forts. one time we even planted a tree limb, propped it up with rocks and it took hold and ended up growing into a lovely tree. would be good to visit it and see if it's still there. anyhow, feels like a friday made for memories like this. o happy days!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

sunny sunday

the weather was all smiles this weekend, wasn't it? sat in a window seat in one of my favourite cafes today and watched the street go by. lots of bikers and people wearing shorts! other highlights of the weekend included a dinner with a pal at the Ethiopian restaurant down the street. we drank red wine and chatted up a storm amid all the incense and burning coffee beans. always feels like i am traveling to another country when i go there, but at the same time has a really laid back and "at home" feeling. if it was a colour, i think it would be Amber. warm, buttery yellow. didn't get to much of the practical stuff i had hoped to get done but oh well, that's what mondays are for, I guess.

Monday, May 19, 2008

good flick: how to cook your life

watched how to cook your life yesterday and felt like it was my version of church. food for the soul. definitely one to watch more then once. all about meditation and zen buddhist philosophy and how it applies to the food we eat and the food we make. definitely slower pacing then a hollywood flick but if you think of it like a tvo documentary, you'll be all set. for me, it brought on a sense of calm. definitely makes you reflect on life and the habits we have as a culture. doesn't hurt that it was filmed in our city, san francisco. even the vegetables are filmed as though they are starlets. art. watch it and let me know what you think.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

happy may 2-4

hope you are enjoying the long weekend.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

build me up buttercup

had this song in my head for a day and half now, love it in this inexplicable way. i think my love of this tune stems from that scene in Alias where her man proposes to this song. ah, build me up buttercup, don't break my heart.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


this is my 333rd post, all those lucky threes, all lined up. saturday, a pic of our house graced the home section of a national paper. yesterday, a bird shat on me over lunch at the park -supposedly good luck... fingers crossed, any other vestiges of luck find their way happily to us. arms wide open. luck: you're invited.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

heaven in toronto

deluxe moment of eats that needs to be captured. went to dessert trends on harbord today. had a philo pastry with goat cheese and mushrooms, salad and potatoes, a perfect latte, and for dessert - a flourless chocolate "chestnut" with molten lava in the middle. bliss. highly recommended. the cafe/bakery is so zen, all white and modern and lovely. it is my new fav.