sometimes it takes a moment or two but in always a shorter time than you'd think the arms start to spring and the leaves pop back into place and i feel like i'm seeing something usually reserved for caterpillars and time lapse photography - it's awesome.
often you can forget that plants are alive because they rarely move in ways that are noticeable but when they do i find it so amazing. and such a worthy thing to watch.
do you believe the barcelona weekend happened two weekends ago?! summer eats weekends like i eat reeses pieces -without chewing and in one big bite!
these are some street performers doing some street performing. look how the one girl didn't get the memo re the white outfit. she's fired!
i wonder if sidewalk performer would be considered a demotion.
writing in other languages seems to me as though it's always saying something about scripture and a rich history and 'he bagat who begot' but maybe sometimes it just says 'i am a floor in barcelona'.
or maybe she notices some cheaper selling kiwi fruits three booths over.
i don't have much time, jeremy's just starting up the carbonera and we're going to watch movies and make a card house and talk about life but HELLO. and how are you. and isn't summer so lovely.
i think the invitations have all found their homes and the rsvps are rolling in and the week is rolling by and the weekend is so close you can touch its fingers if you stretch yours out far.
keep stretching and soon you'll hold it's hand.
then i get up and dance all the parts i remember to the thriller dance and quickly feel i'm back on track.
i really know nothing about barcelona except that it's in spain and jeremy is there so i thought now would be the time to have a gander into cyberspace at one of the biggest cities in the world.
wikipedia says barcelona is said to be founded by hercules which makes it automatically gain one hundred cool points. does founding a place make you the mayor? cause i bet herc had some awesome campaign posters. and i bet newt spent all day slapping them up around town.
jeremy emailed me to tell me about this building which is still under construction and has been for years and will be for years more so spanish people must like to take their time with things. or falcor keeps knocking over the towers.
now i want a freezie.
and if it did it would be WORTH it.
pictograms!today is the day i took my wedding dress in for alterations which is very exciting because when i get it back it will look just how it's going to on october the tenth!
it was a nice experience and the alteration lady was helpful and friendly and didn't poke me once with her pins even though there was a few close calls. she carried the pins around in her mouth which made me nervous but she is a grown woman who is capable of making her own decisions with regards to personal safety.
i realize now my pictogram hair is not consistent but that's the beauty of art! sometimes your hair looks like cher's and other times like brendan fraser's in encino man.
are you excited?! i'm excited!
does everyone think i work at a condo development?!
if you actually want to read about the project, toddle over here and don't forget your steel toed boots!
here i am getting involved in the presentation! for this part you were invited to 'touch the clay' which is an invitation you don't have to send me twice! it was red and dusty and would probably make a nice eye shadow.i've always wanted to be in a gang. a skinny jeans, rubber boots, hard hat gang. to the right there's a green garden roof and to the left there's 14 beehives who are responsible for pollinating all the flowers and plants in the area. except on the august long weekend they take three days off.
like move that a little to the left and move that a little to the right and get me a chocolate milk shake from harveys.
we had a hilariously sappy goodbye on the subway platform this morning and a string of even more hilariously sappy goodbye emails once we both got into work and i'm saving some of them to read for later because, as we've learned, i'm in my petal plucker phase of being left alone.
aw i'm actually excited for him. BARCELONA. it might as well be outer space it seems so exotic to me. he bought a really handsome barcelona suit to wear while he was there that's all linen and james bond and i like to picture him wearing it drinking a cappuccino reading the paper or maybe doing a sudoku.
OH MY! he's just my favourite. and so wonderfully worldly. i hope i get a pretty hat.
i stare at my dress in the spare room closet.
when i was little i loved to strap pillows around my waist, tie a sheet over top and pretend i was one of those ladies with the hoop skirts in the olden days. i wouldn't say i've grown too far from that place.
SMELL IT UP SWEETIE! and save some as a souvenir.
and then i remember what the invitations are for and i'm like 'OH MY GOD I'M GETTING MARRIED TO JEREMY. I GET TO MARRY JEREMY'.
i almost think this is more awesome than billy jean (excuse my language) cause it's like watching him take off. like the countdown to the shuttle being blasted into orbit.
i wonder if there was a point where his brothers turned to each other and were like 'you wanna go get a burger?' or maybe even sometimes they did go get a burger mid performance and nobody noticed cause everyone's eyes were on one thing.
michael was so clearly lightyears beyond them and i'm not even meaning that to sound like they aren't talented in their own right cause they clearly were.
mj was just a man on the moon in comparison.
it seems sorta fitting that something fancy of mine be introduced to how i really like to roll, (with all my belongings shoved into a dry sac).
soon it has to go for final alterations and because lucy is going to vancouver for ten days i thought it should live with me now so i can make the appointment for sometime soon.
it smells like lucy's place which means nice and perfumed and now it's in the closet asking me to try it on.
OH ALRIGHT. but just this once and don't ask me again.
these are going on something and then the something is going in the mail and then you'll recieve one very shortly!
jeremy said that the stamp guy's office was the messiest office he'd ever seen and isn't that just what you'd picture?
those stamp types, they're all the same.
it's a helmut AND a nutritional snack holder!
yeah i like that first kind of windy better.
i first tried some at jeremy's dads and it's a little like the strawberry compote they put on top of funnel cakes and it's a lot delicious and you can make it in under 10 minutes and then be like 'oh i made jam and it's only 9 am!'.
it stays fresh in the fridge for up to 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to a year.
step one: wash approximately 4 cups of strawberries and remove the stems.
step three: add the crushed strawberries to 1 1/2 cups of sugar and a package of freezer jam pectin and stir for three minutes. you can find freezer jam pectin at grocery stores or canadian tire.
i really can't believe how easy this recipe is and how delicious. like better than the jam that takes way longer to make by far. it doesn't last as long i guess but if you have some that's close to its expiry date just call me over, i'd be glad to help.
i'll set up a stand and sell honey and bouquets of sweet peas and jeremy will sell fresh lemonade and we'll only open shop when we need money for ice cream bars and we'll always close early for naps before supper.
so puckery! so summery! so make some!
the cost would be the face value but since we spent twelve thousand times more than that i opted YES YES YES.
i bet when it comes there will be a note inside saying 'meet me in indonesia' and i'll go to indonesia and there will be a private concert for all his biggest fans and he'll explain to us why he faked his own death to escape the pressures of 50 concerts and i'll say 'i understand michael'.
or the ticket will come and i'll frame it and put it on my desk and remember how excited i was when i thought i was going to go.
one new thing i like to do is sit on the lawn in shafts of light. it feels very religious. so far when i say 'hello lord' no one says anything but one of these days someone will and the voice will sound sensitive, musical, slightly feminine yet powerful and i will say I KNEW IT.
mmm, summer tastes goooood.
it's smart to do them on the floor first so you don't make your neighbours crazy with a nail relocation program.
the mug photo is a photo of a mug jeremy took when he lived in japan. that's a japanese mug!
also there's something else a little special in there that maybe only steph perkins will be able to spot.