Saturday, April 13, 2013

That Was That - Florida

This is it.
The last few photos of our last few days in the sun. 
We went for a victory lap of our favourite places. 

Spanish moss.
The world needs more of it. 


Oh how those cafe cubanos from Little Havana are dearly missed. 

Ever notice how everything tastes better when you play with your food?
They also make a killer key lime pie at The Rustic Inn

Since we had early morning flights back to the North there was no need to sleep the night before, instead we went for one last visit to Laser Wolf ... try their zombie brew.

And that was that.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mad Women - Key Largo

Too many days in suburbia call for an escape. 

Now isn't that a little better?

We headed as far South down the coast as we could.

And then we went snorkeling in Key Largo.

We had the best Captain. 
He played Graceland radio all afternoon long.
It was just the 5 of us out there on our little boat. 
One of the spots we visited was called "Christ of the Abyss".
It is one of the creepiest and most beautiful things I've ever seen. 

Afterwards we celebrated with a little indulgence.

And then Kat made off like a mad woman.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Setting Fire to Our Insides for Fun - Miami

You'll just have to trust me when I say that Saturday night out and about in South Beach was a lot fun. I took a bunch of photos with my disposable camera, but after no word from Shoppers for two weeks I am very worried the little guy has run off on another adventure. Fingers crossed this isn't true. My heart will be broken if my Key Largo photos have vanished. 

Here are a few photos of the morning after the big night before...

First food ....

... then a nap. 

Walk back to the car....

... search for more food. 

I went to school in Cuba for a little while back in university.
I loved the island.
Unfortunately the food around the university was nothing special.
The food at Versailles is very special. 

Cross your fingers my camera shows up soon.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Good Bye Snow. Hello Sunshine. - Wynwood

There was only the slightest of hiccups in the beginning. 
A cancelled flight here, a few hours of delay there, a bit of rerouting, and 
then a deplaning to cap it all off ... but despite it all I kept my cool the whole
way through because I knew one thing.
And that one thing kept me smiling. 
It was all alright because  at the end of the day I would be in Florida and 
there would be sunshine and palm trees, and that's more than enough for me. 

We started by spending a lot of time wandering around Wynwood

And during our wanderings we just happened to find a place with free beer, so of course we followed the strangers inside. I'm glad we did. There are lots of good people sharing great ideas and working together at The LAB Miami

Sorry the photos aren't all lignin up properly, my computer is being a rebel. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Something to Watch While it Snow and Blows

The weather out there has been miserable lately.
Mother Nature teases us one day with a little sunshine, then just as quickly she yanks it all away and throws this slushy snowy mess at us.

If you're anything like me you've spent a fair bit of time curled up under blankets watching your computer screen. I've been leaning more towards documentaries lately, mostly because there have been some amazing releases, but also because I’m not tough enough yet to brave any happy endings. 

So here are a few ideas if you’re stuck on a Wednesday night with nothing to watch.
  • Beware of Mr. Baker
Ginger Baker is a wild, mad drummer. He is not a nice guy, but he’s lived a hell of a life.

  • Searching for Sugarman
You've probably heard of it if you've been in a record store lately, or watched the Oscars. In case you haven’t, don’t look it up. Just watch it. It’s an incredible story. Actually, don't watch the trailer, just watch the doc. 

  • 56 up
All the previous episodes are available on YouTube, but if you start with the latest installment you'll be just fine. This laughs in the face of what we call reality Tv today. In 1964 UK producers selected a bunch of 7 year olds from different backgrounds and asked them a bunch of questions. They have been following up with them every 7 years since. 

  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
This is by no means easy to watch, but it is worthy of your time. I am not a religious person, and I have no agenda here. It is a painful story about some very brave survivors. It is also a damning examination of the institution that has allowed this sort of thing to happen time and time again.  “Jesus wasn't afraid of humanity, we shouldn't be either”. 

  • How to Train Your Dragon
You know when you’re watching a movie alone and you catch yourself laughing really loudly? That happened a few times during this.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Instant Nostalgia

I always seem to pick up a disposable camera wherever I go. They are truly wonderful partners in crime and everyone always smiles a little more when they see one. I never seem to use the same one twice. I let the little cameras lounge around my room until I take them out and about for a few snaps, then return them to their resting place for a month or so until I pick them up out of the mix.  
I think it's best to enjoy them like this. 
You never know what to expect. 
I recently brought 2 into the shop. 
Instant nostalgia. 
(apologies for some of the overly rosy photos - 
cameras that expire 2 years ago have their faults.)