Went and saw Arcade Fire at Deer Lake in Burnaby tonight. What an amazing show. These people are true musicians... they put everything they've got into putting on a great show. It's an outdoor venue, and thankfully the weather was beautiful today... it was a good nght! Check out their website... it's one of the coolest I've seen...
I discovered a new piece of graffiti on my way home from work the other day, and it just delighted me! I have no idea what it says in the sign, hopefully it's not anything too offensive, but the gnome just gave me a good chuckle... if anyone has any idea's of what he's trying to say, will you let me know?
I was featured in an Etsy treasury recently, click on the link to see the rest! If you don't know what Etsy is, check out www.etsy.com, and you will see some of the coolest art and craft in the world. There are sellers there from all over the world, and it's just a great artist community.
This was a couple of summer's ago on a trip up to Naramata, B.C. wine country. It is so beautiful up there, and everywhere you go they give you free wine to try! It is PURE heaven! This was at one of my very favourites, Elephant Island. They make the most delicious fruit wine, and they use the fruit from their own orchard. Henry wasn't very happy that he wasn't allowed in, but he survived. See the link below to check out the winery for yourself. http://www.elephantislandwine.com/
This is the fountain in front of the art gallery. It has some beautiful mosaic work that just sparkles in the sun. Not that we've SEEN much of the sun this year, but summer is upon us, and the May long weekend! And yes, the forecast says..............................Rain.
It's the 2010 Vancouver Olympic countdown clock. And it has 24 hour security, or else protectors will hurt it, deface it, basically just try and destroy it. I'm going to have to go somewhere far, far away when the time arrives, that's for SURE!
er... Ben Kingsley that is! Yesterday Warren and I had a lovely day at the Art Gallery, then saw a movie being filmed out front (it's a favourite "fake" NYC spot) and happened to see Ben Kingsley being filmed walking across the street. It was a pretty good fake version of a NYC street, complete with Pretzel stand, knock-off handbag peddlers and Yellow Cabs. Oh yeah, and the Hasidic Jewish men strolling around.That's me standing under the signpost that normally has Vancouver landmarks on it... who knew we had our very OWN Empire State building???
is my hero. We went and saw him perform on Saturday night at the River Rock Casino (whoohoo!) He's so irreverent, but frankly, he tells the truth. He was doing mostly new material, but in the same vein as his usual style, ranting about religion, the way kids are being brought up today, a tax on fat people, and very dirty, very politically incorrect jokes. You either love him, or you hate him... Love love love!
Usually when I get home, I sit down on the couch for a little R&R, and within seconds, I have this face in my face, with a bright pink ball in his mouth. I made the mistake of throwing him the ball one day when we got home from work, he's never forgotten it, and it's now become his routine. The other day I threw it for a good hour of American Idol (YES, I watch it!) and finally I just looked at him and said, "I am so done with that ball" and he shot me a look, picked it up and took it to his basket. I swear, he's almost human....