Wednesday, June 21, 2006

You know you live in a cool city when ...

You're killing some time, waiting for your boss, and discover, much to your delight, that on Bon Appetit's blog, a contributing editor mentions: 1) your hometown, 2) your favourite band, and 3) one of your favourite foods all in one blog post!

Does Montreal rock or what?!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Monday update

Had a busy week last week, an enjoyable weekend thanks mostly to good weather. The heat and humidity has arrived here in Montreal. It's nice to finally feel warm.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Marc!

Happy Birthday to my youngest brother, Marc, who turns 29 today!

Wedding Pictures

Anna's wedding pictures are up here.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A Wedding

Dear Anna & James,

You're getting married on Saturday so I thought I'd put together a fun little tribute to the years of friendship I have had with Anna. James, you've certainly heard all about these times, but here are a few pictures to fill in any blanks.

Click here to see just how long I've known Anna.

Congratulations to both of you. I wish you a long and happy life together.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Happy Birthday Darcy & Dylan

Two birthdays to celebrate today!

My darling niece, Darcy, turns two today! At the risk of sounding like some dried up old spinster (no comments on that, thank you), it really does seem like just yesterday that we got the call from Nick. Happy 2nd Birthday, Darcy!

And then there's Dylan's birthday to celebrate as well. Yvette's gonna kill me on this one, but I can't remember if he's turning 7 or 8 today. All the best, DJ Daz!

Monday, June 05, 2006

I made it!

After a lame non-start to my whole biking into work thing last week, and despite a kind of crazy morning today - I made it into work on my bike! Up the hill and all! I didn't even have to get off my bike and walk part of the way up with it. It was pretty close at the end though and really, if I'd had to go even another half block uphill, I wouldn't have made it.

But I did make it and I'm pretty proud of myself. Getting home will be a breeze - downhill all the way!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Shoe Shopping

For the last couple of weeks I've been on the lookout for a fabulous pair of strappy sandals for my friend Anna's wedding. Working as I do, right downtown, I have plenty of shoe stores within easy walking distance. To date I have hit quite a large number of these stores. Today I continued my search.

Went down to FX Lasalle in PVM at lunch to see if they had anything I liked (I had seen some possibilities at another location). They had 2 possibilities, but the ones they had in my size ended up looking too casual when I tried them on. The ones that would've been perfect, wouldn't you know, they didn't have in my size. But those ones were by Browns, so I headed over to Browns and they had my size, but apparently they're making shoes even smaller now, and even the size 10 didn't fit me! So, the sales guy ordered a size 11 (the humiliation!) for me which will be delivered this afternoon, and I can go down after work to try them on. They will probably be great shoes, my only concern is the height of the heel (I was actually looking for a heel between 2-3"). These are as high as the slingbacks I have at home (about 3-3 1/2"). The price is reasonable ($88) - which I think is still highway robbery because it is just a strappy sandal after all (never mind that they have nice little black shiny things on them that will look great with my new dress). If I could get the shoes at FX Lasalle, they are paying the taxes so that would save a little money too. If the 11 fits, I'll see if Browns will match the price, if not I'll head over to another FX store.

What a lot of brouhaha over a bloody pair of shoes. I've just about decided to wear what I have and deal with towering above everybody at Anna's wedding.

Biking to Work - Update

It was raining this morning and the weather report predicted rain all day so I didn't bike in. Naturally, since then it has stopped raining and the streets have dried up.