we spent most of the day saturday participating in this fun little event criss-crossing toronto in an afternoon. we saw 7 things! or 5. we kept counting things that weren't necessarily things so the count is a little uncertain.
the don jail was one of the things we wanted to go to but the wait was 3 hours so we decided to get put in jail later on in life which would be a more authentic experience anyways.
FIRST STOP, DON VALLEY BRICKWORKS! which by the way is an old brick factory in the middle of the city undergoing massive construction to turn it into a giant greenhouse/learning centre/outdoor conservation area which employs youth at risk and teaches kids about local ecosystems and is run by my new company! very awesome.
look at the hippy in the background who has denied the bench for a cross legged position on the grass. how typical.
NEXT STOP, COACH HOUSE PRESS! jeremy loved this stop and i must say it was rather neat. it was full of old printing machines some of which are still used and all the little bits that go into the machines. i love little bits! i wanted to organize the bits into compartments by size and shape. which is also a past time adored by monkeys.
i love this one! horses horses horses. when we were at lily's on the long weekend for a bbq someone said something about winning the lottery and lily and i both simultaneously said something about buying a pony. HA. so good thing our wishes haven't moved beyond what they were in grade school.
in the lunch battle of chicken fingers vs fish and chips, i think i've decided fish and chips always triumphs.
NEXT STOP, HORSE PALACE! horse palace is where the police horses live and it was my favourite stop because lily and i will be buying the place once we win the lottery.
i learned lots of important police horse information too like their manes get shaved off so people in riot crowds can't pull their hair. hair pulling doesn't seem like a very modern rioting method but what do i know!
i thought this horse loved me and we were having some kind of horse whisperer moment and then he started biting my dress so i think he just mistook me for some clover.
which, let me tell you, just happens to me all the time!
and it's more than good news it means a good new start and a good new chance and a good new place to put forth real effort into my work.
the position is with a non-profit organization which connects urban people to nature through various wonderful programs. NATURE! nature that i love and that i roll around in and that i put my tent up under.
i can tell you all the ways this new job has opened up possibilities and answered questions and made so much sense of so many things that haven't, but really i want to wait.
to wait and see what it's like there when i begin. to hear how i can contribute. to learn how i can CARE about what it is i do.
and i can't wait to share those things with you.
they transfer you right through to someone.
(and probably record your call).
and i kept thinking you're like a little person now!
and you have your moms infectious personality.
see those little sparkly looking things near molly's front legs? that's what sort of stuff appears when you live in the woods. MAGIC STUFF! or just the water reflects in a neat way when it's sunny, decide what you will!
also moments after this photo was taken, a strange dog came running out of the woods accompanied soon after by a strange woman who knew molly which we knew because she said her name and because her dog seemed to really enjoy smelling molly's bottom in like a this is familiar kind of way.
jeremy proceeded to smell the woman in a similar fashion so we had to have a talk about that later.
so yeah what a great weekend. a real winner indeed! lily i loved that lamb.
but it's about musicals.
so a musical cult would be cool is my point.
now THAT would have been an interesting find.
if all the world got manicures and pedicures instead of fighting with each other, then at least we'd put an end to the war on bad cuticles.
days until the long weekend!
days until stephanie comes to visit!
days until my birthday!
days until our wedding!
days until the michael jackson concert!
jeremy and jared are shoe twins! also their names both start with j. also i like them both. also jared grew a beard in chicago and jeremy grows a beard all the time.
this weekend we went anty-cue shopping and we got some real treasures for that upcoming marriage party we’re throwing. people say that after they get married they feel as though they are at a loss of what to do with their time because beforehand so much of their time and energy is devoted to planning but i don’t think i’ll feel that way at all because afterwards i’ll be planning how to be a good wife which will involve such things as baking and darning socks and rubbing jeremy’s tired dogs when he gets home from a hard day of work.
i have to get a string of pearls.
and some curlers.
and a flower garden.
i think in fact that i’m most excited for the part after the wedding because the point of it is to get married to jeremy and even though i can’t wait to party in a barn with all you people i love so much, the after part, where we’re husband and waffle wedded wife, well that’s the really sweet stuff.
sweet like the pies i’ll make to welcome him home.
apart from maybe pushing each other on the swing set.
or carving your initials in a tree with a heart around it and an arrow through it and then you have a picnic underneath it on a red checkered cloth with your picnic basket from steph perkins.
we watched the doors this weekend the oliver stone one and i think i fell more in love with pamela coursons character than with jim morrisons character but that’s a tough call because the real jim morrison in the extra features is so attractive i had to shield my retinas. i said ‘woah’ and jeremy laughed. probably because he wanted to say woah and i beat him to it. or it was a nervous laugh like HAHAHAHA oh lord here we go again.
for me, poets are always somewhat unreachable in a ‘i’m not entirely sure what you’re saying’ kind of way but the words sound nice together and it’s neat to read different peoples interpretations of the words and especially when someone has written them and then died it’s odd to think you can no longer ask questions and have them answered by the poet so you can only speculate as to their meaning.
unless you do peyote in the dessert like jim did then all your questions will be answered! by naked rainbow men on horseback!
anywho-be-doodle, pamela courson is pretty. i like her freckles and her red hair. and how she nicely shares her french fries with jim morrison.
make a simple homeade dressing (4 parts oil, one part vinegar, rosemary, salt and pepper)
invite the toasted almonds and the dressing to meet up with some sliced strawberries, green onion, blue cheese and mixed greens for a summery salad shindig.
eat some fruit and cheese later when you're hungry again instead of 5 oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. or eat both and just photograph the fruit and cheese.
which reminds me i have to write yoko ono.