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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Engage! (Where's Patrick Stewart when you need him?!)

There we were in Montreal for the second time in two weeks. Our first trip had included the most incredible brunch. It was at Le Vaudeville and it was divine. We told each other we just had to come back, and soon! “We should do a whirlwind weekend trip sometime! Drive down Saturday for brunch on Sunday and drive home afterward!” Well, it just so happened that two weeks later we both had the weekend off. We thought “Why not?” and off we went.
There we were in the city that we both love so very much, having the brunch that we loved so very much, with each other who we love so very much. Was this brunch more than just a brunch? I had my suspicions, but kept them to myself. We ate, giggled and almost couldn’t believe we were there. Brunch went on and on and finally ended. (sigh) As I put my coat on I almost started to cry thinking “I could have sworn… Any minute now, I’m sure.” But then we left. We left and walked away. “But, but…” We got to the car and I looked at Kevin as he opened my door wondering how I could have got it all so wrong. I sat down, tucked my coat in and thought, “Oh well.” It was then that Kevin reached in, grabbed my left hand and got down on one knee. He got down on one knee in the bike lane between the cars and the curb. He got down on one knee in the gutter and asked if I would do him the great honor of giving him my hand in marriage.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

I just liked the picture...

You Are 60% Weird
You're so weird, you think you're *totally* normal. Right?But you wig out even the biggest of circus freaks!
How Weird Are You?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Who's My Daddy?

Your Daddy Is George Clinton
What You Call Him: Daddy Dearest
Why You Love Him: He takes you to Disneyland

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Eggs Benny at Le Vaudeville

If you’re going to do one thing when you go to Montreal, go for brunch at Le Vaudeville.

Step One: Make reservation. (514.495.8258)
Step Two: Dress nice.
Step Three: Order eggs benedict.
Step Four: Die and go to heaven.

It’s a breakfast dream come true. It’s perfection on a plate. It’s the last meal you’ll ever want to eat. (not to mention their friendly staff, classy décor, amazing coffee, fresh squeezed juice, complimentary to-die-for bread pudding and the bottomless basket of pastries on your table.)(yes, bottomless basket of pastries)

An exquisite dining experience.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

So many books, so little wine...

My Boy and I went to Montreal last weekend. What a wonderful city. I love it there. I will post more on that later.

Last night was the second anniversary of my wonderful book club. Maria, Kari and I welcomed a new member (who I hope we didn’t scare too badly!) and had a blast. We had beef jerky, a shrimp ring, calamari, dehydrated desserts, homemade strawberry cupcakes (so good!!) some beer and two bottles of wine. Wow, what a night. If I’d remembered that it was our anniversary I would have brought a bottle of champagne. (Oh, and for the record, the weird food pertained to the book!!)

We’ve read a lot over the past couple of years:

11/03… A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay
12/03… The Secret History by Donna Tartt
01/04… Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
02/04… The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
03/04… The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy
04/04… Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
05/04… Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
06/04… Atonement by Ian McEwan
07/04… Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
08/04… Life of Pi by Yann Martel
09/04… Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
10/04… Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
11/04… Blindness by José Saramago
12/04… She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
01/05… The Question by Austin Clarke
02/05… Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
03/05… Fluke by Christopher Moore
04/05… Murder Room by P.D. James
05/05… Perfume- The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
06/05… Requests and Dedications by Elise Levine
07/05… Silk by Alessandro Baricco
08/05… One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
09/05… Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
10/05… To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
11/05… Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
And next month:
12/05… Alligator by Lisa Moore

It’s been great to hang out with these ladies. I look forward to more reading, more food and more laughs.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Happy Beaver

Oh, come ON! I wonder if they have Happy Beaver?!

The happiest monkey of them all...

So I Google Image Searched "Happy Monkey" and came across the following image of a finger puppet. Come on, people, THINK before you paint. The best part is that these puppets are available on other websites. If this is “Happy Monkey” I wonder what “Surprised Turtle” looks like?