Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dear Stomach: I'm Sorry (again)

Welcome to another edition of "Dear Stomach: I'm Sorry", a tale of our food and drink adventure yesterday that will make you fat just from looking at the photos. We started with the intention of having a simple bowl of ramen for lunch, that somehow turned into a 7 hour local excursion of stomach stretching gluttony. The itinerary included: Breakfast at Mi Noodles, beer flights at Annex Ales, epic caesars and dessert at Cleaver, skeeball and arcades at Home & Away and Tubby Dog, and then pad thai stuffed burgers at Naina's.

While this adventure paled in comparison to our last outing in February, my stomach is nonetheless gurgling now, and I can't tell if it's because I'm dying, or if it's just in shock from not having eaten in more than an hour.

If any of you are interested in joining us next time for one of these impromptu eating binges, let me know and I'll play culinary tour guide for you.


Dear Stomach-10
How's this for a Caesar?

Dear Stomach-5
Crab meat Xiao Long Bao.

Dear Stomach-1
Beef brisket noodle stew.

Dear Stomach-2
Taiwanese fried egg pancake.

Dear Stomach-3
Zha Chiang Mian (Chinese style noodles with minced meat sauce).

Dear Stomach-4
My accomplices for the day.

Dear Stomach-6
Beer flights from Annex Ales.

Dear Stomach-7
For when you need to navigate from craft brewery to craft brewery.

Dear Stomach-11
The "Caesar Stack" from Cleaver.

Dear Stomach-12
Garnishes included: slider with pepperoncini, a waffle with jalapeƱo popper, and fried chicken wings.

Dear Stomach-8
The tap handles were cleavers.

Dear Stomach-13
Toberlone and Meringue Kisses cheesecake.

Dear Stomach-14
We needed to give our stomachs some time to digest, so we hit up Home and Away for skee ball and bubble hockey.

Dear Stomach-15
Enough rest, stomach. Back to work!

Dear Stomach-16
Pad Thai stuffed burger from Naina's. But look, I had a salad to be healthy. :)

Dear Stomach-17

Monday, November 6, 2017

Tim and Lesley's Wedding

Once every couple of years, someone grossly overestimates my photography skills and asks me to photograph their wedding day. And for some dumb reason, the words 'Sure, I can do it' fall out of my mouth faster than my brain can remind me of how much I suck at this, and how it stresses me the frick out that I'll ruin someone's big day. And so here we are, a couple years removed from the last wedding I shot, when Tim asked me to shoot his big day. No pressure, this is only like my adopted family and all. Fraaack.

Anyways, here's a selection Dean and I shot that I thought turned out okay. Hopefully Tim and Lesley aren't too dismayed by our crap results.

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-140

Tim and Lesley - Sneak Peek-7

Tim and Lesley - Sneak Peek-6

Tim and Lesley - Sneak Peek-4

Tim and Lesley - Sneak Peek-8

Tim and Lesley - Sneak Peek-5

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Tim and Lesley - Wedding-190

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-210

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-229

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-217

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-233

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-245

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-236

Tim and Lesley - Sneak Peek-2

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-4

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-12

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-5

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Tim and Lesley - Wedding-283

Tim and Lesley - Wedding-303

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Trip Report - Mt. Lawrence Grassi

This will be one of the last hiking/ scrambling related sets of photos from me for the year, as we've hit shoulder season. The fall weather at ground level quickly turns to wintery conditions up top, inducing 'We're going to die' panicked moments from Anita which are obviously not fun for her, and even less fun for me having to calm her mid mountain. So unless we get another unexpected bout of warm weather, my scrambling season will stop at 16 peaks, with 14,001m or 46,669ft of total elevation gained.

We headed out to Canmore yesterday and took a quick jaunt up Mt. Lawrence Grassi, and had the entire mountain to ourselves. Not another soul in sight the entire way up and down. It was cold, but the views of snow covered peaks at the top were incredible and made it all worthwhile.

Scrambles - Mt. Lawrence Grassi - Oct 2017-13
Winter has arrived?

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Scrambles - Mt. Lawrence Grassi - Oct 2017-16

Scrambles - Mt. Lawrence Grassi - Oct 2017-17