Sunday, February 22, 2009

Over a Week

So Mike is on his reading week and is down here with me for just over a week. Unfortunately I can't skip many classes because my reading week is coming up so teachers are loading us with homework plus my portfolio is due this Friday.
I guess I should pay for my portfolio fee! It's actually the first three days of March you have to hand it in, but I gotta get teeth work done so a friend of mine has to hand it in for me. I think I should buy her something to kinda thank her for doing that for me.

In other news, Mike and I stayed up a bit later last night playing Left 4 Dead and when I looked outside, it was so bright! Well, bright for 11 at night. Figure because there was a low cloud cover that it was reflecting the city lights. The pictures don't really show what the real lighting conditions were like but you can see how easily it was for the camera to adjust the lighting.

It was really neat to see the sky like that and how light it was. So now it's Sunday, i'm going to be doing homework later today, i'm just chillin' for now while Mike plays some of Counter Strike and Team Fortress. I've got a cold so I feel a little slow and tired all the time, but i'm getting better!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


My mouth is so frigged in this picture but i'm showing it anyway.
So Sunday morning I went to church with Mike, his mom and his sister. At the end, I was given a red flower as there were leftovers from the valentines breakfast previous day.
From there we went on over to Mike's grandparents where we celebrated his cousin's 3rd birthday, and his grandpa's birthday. We had pizza for lunch along with salad and a Care bear cake for dessert. Gifts were opened and the best part was when Faith, Mike's cousin, opened her gift vigorously from grandma and grandpa, it was a beautiful doll with a white cotton jacket with pink trim. Well Faith pulled it up close to her face, furrowed her brow, and threw it at the ground with as much anger and strength a 3 year old could muster. Everyone laughed but I felt bad for his grandparents because they were a little confused, though Mike's uncle explained Faith hates babies and will eventually get used to the doll. After wards we all hung out for a bit longer, Mike's mom couldn't open the gifts for her because she had a meeting to get to, so I drove Mary and Mike home soon after his mom left.

We hung around for about two hours at Mike's place after that, then headed over to my moms to spend some time with her. We ordered pizza from Domino's Pizza (I know we had pizza for lunch but we wanted to try Domino's! And when Mike and I picked it up, we almost got ran over by the delivery woman who was in a rush. When we returned, we watched a movie called The Secret Life of Bees, which I don't think Mike was interested in but he was good about it. Didn't stop us from making the odd joke at the movie.
After that we just watched tv. I was hoping to play Skip-Bo or something with mom but it seems if you want to spend time with her at night you gotta just watch tv.
Oh well, we had fun. Monday I went over to my friend Eulalia's because her and Kirsty were home and I managed to spend some time with them. After that it was back to Oakville! I went to class today and it was pretty fun, had the whole class to paint the model and I think mine turned out alright, I handed it in to be evaluated so perhaps I can show it to you next week.

And sorry Mike but I think this picture is cute so i'm going to share it! Ah hah! He won't really find out anyway, he has no reason to read my blog because most of it is about what we're up to or art I showed him already hahah.
Anyway this is him playing his cousins Bratz guitar while i'm curled up in the corner of the sofa, amused by his antics.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines Day

So Friday night, Mike's mom and sister picked Mike and I up from my place.
During the day I had decided that I would make Mike's mom a birthday cake since we weren't around for it. Unfortunately I hadn't taken a picture of it, I wish I had because it turned out pretty nice. I made a second cake with the left over mix and 'painted' Happy Cat onto it.

The next day I picked up Mike for breakfast and took him to my place, where I made pancakes and bacon! The pancakes were a little weird but I think it's because the batter was possibly old so didn't turn out fluffy the way it was supposed to.
I'm just glad I put chocolate chips into them to kinda help with flavour.
Then Mike and I went to Zehrs to pick up groceries for dinner!
By that point his mom and sister were done with their breakfast at church and we headed back to his place. From there we went to the mall because Mary wanted to get some stuff, which I wasn't complaining, I was enjoying being out of a house for once.

Mike and I did our own thing while they did theirs. We got ourselves an Orange Julius and a poutine from New York fries. I was happy to get more food into my stomach because earlier in the morning before I picked Mike up, I had taken two normal Advil cold medication in hopes of stopping a cold before it got me (I had an extremely sore throat when I woke up so that's a sign a cold is coming).

Usually when medication says 1 - 2 for children and adults, I take one because of my weight. Though I figured because this wasn't extra strength, I would be ok and took 2.
I felt sick and woozy for the most part of the day, but by the time we got back to Mike's place, I was all better.

So lets just skip the next part about my nervousness with making mousse from scratch and go straight to dinner. Mike made a wonderful dish that was absolutely delicious! He made two shrimp for each of us which was pan fried in garlic, lots of butter and lime juice! There might have been something else but i'm not sure. Then the pasta he simply boiled up and served with a line of pesto basil ontop. The pasta was interesting because it was white on one side and black on the other, though in the photo you see its grey because it was left in the pot a little too long. Even still it was perfect texture and tasted good! (Tasted like pasta lol)

And my mousse... it turned into Trio basically. It separated into three layers, top was foamy mousse, the middle was a dark chocolate chunky nightmare of un-melted chippits, and the bottom layer was wiggly pudding and jello hybrid of chocolate.
Needless to say I was quite disappointed in my failed efforts at dessert, I think it was because I used 1% milk instead of whole, thinking it would be ok.

Oh well, for the rest of the night we lounged on the couch and then watched The Holiday on Woman's network with his mom and sister. That was brutal because there was an hours worth of commercials, but Mary wanted to watch it and I wanted to lounge next to Mike so we all managed to finish the movie at midnight.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sam the Koala,21985,25038852-661,00.html

"Carer Jenny Shaw said she suffered burns on her paws and was in a lot of pain, but was on the road to recovery.

She was put on an IV drip and is on antibiotics and pain relief treatment.

"She is lovely - very docile - and she has already got an admirer. A male koala keeps putting his arms around her," Ms Shaw said. "She will need regular attention and it will be a long road to recovery, but she should be able to be released back into the wild in about five months."

"Mr Tree said he was surprised by the reaction to the photograph, which was snapped by Mark Pardew - a fellow CFA volunteer - on a mobile phone.

Mr Tree said he was in the middle of backburning at Mirboo North when he saw the stricken koala.

"I could see she had sore feet and was in trouble, so I pulled over the fire truck. She just plonked herself down, as if to say 'I'm beat'," he said.

"I offered her a drink and she drank three bottles.

"The most amazing part was when she grabbed my hand. I will never forget that."

Mr Tree and his brigade then received an emergency call-out to save a house, but minutes later Sam was picked up by wildlife carers.

She is one of 22 koalas, 14 ringtail possums, several wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos that have been handed into Gippsland carers.

Some Art

Well Valentines Day is coming up, and I think it should be something everyone should celebrate! Sure it's a 'Hallmark holiday', and people think it's just for couples, but as I told Mike, "It's not about gifts, but about celebrating the gift you already have."
Friends and family should just spread love and give a few hugs to show their appreciation for each other. You shouldn't need a time like Valentine's Day to do something like that, but we don't always have the time.

With that being said, I share you some of my latest pieces. The first is a collage we had to do in our painting class. I didn't exactly like what we were doing because I felt a little lost, so instead of thinking I simply let my brain and hands go forward and do whatever the heck they wanted. That benefited me in the end because my teacher enjoyed it and chose it to be one out of the 6 examples.

The next is a picture I did in life drawing a few weeks back. It is by far my most favourite piece of done in that class so far.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So here I was talking on MSN right, talking with my dad about the dog beach in BC. I was talking to my boyfriend Mike, and my best friend Kirsty. Kirsty was telling me about how she had the best lecture the other day. Then she sent me a link to this beauty.

Now how she got from telling me about her asthma lecture to a Hello Kitty Darth Vader, I don't know, but it certainly made me grin.
I wonder if he does birthday parties?