Thursday, September 27, 2012

That would not be ok, no.

"undoubtedly"? Like, you don't doubt that you are currently enjoying my blog, but you can't remember why exactly?
Also no.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


If you're going to borrow someone else's bike to ride up Portland's hills, make sure you adjust the seat to the right height.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


With Dad out of town, I had a little extra time to explore his neighbourhood. So of course I got lost. Until I found Martha street. Martha street is the way home.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Went to Voodoo doughnuts. In particular, went to see the permanent line up around the block at Voodoo doughnuts:
Then went to Powell's, obviously. The lineups there were much shorter.

Friday, September 21, 2012

That didn't take long

 Saw my first non-bridge shot from the Portlandia credits the first time I went into town. Lisa Lampanelli was playing there that night. I decided to pass. But my god, I had sure better get to see this:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Change of scenery

I'm leaving Edmonton for 6 weeks, to see if I can work better somewhere else. I think I probably can, since the somewhere else looks like this:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Catching Up

Went to Roast (hat tip: AMT) to catch up with Chris + Olivia now that they're back in town. The cafe is palatial and just about as fancy as the braising on this green-tea latte.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Naomi (bartender at Garneau): What's your last name?
Naomi: You're Philip ?
Me: Yes?
Naomi: You used to live at

Me: Yee..eees???
Naomi: I have a letter for you. Wait here.
[5 minutes pass]
Naomi: Here it is. I found you on Facebook and tried to get it back to you!
Me: Wait! You're Naomi ? When I went to the house to get it, nobody knew what I was talking about!
Naomi: Yeah, sorry, that was my roommate.  The letter looked so intense, I... we opened it. It had a wax seal! We waited so long to open it! We read it many times. We read it in different accents. When people came to the house, we said "you want to see something cool?" and we read it to them. I have read this letter so many times. Pippa will be excited to meet you.
Me:.... ..... ..... ................ I'll be here again.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Beautiful Lady Faces

Got invited to a tasty BBQ for Labour Daybour! Chez one Mr. Wong, owner of the bistro! The Beautiful Lady Faces and I had some time to kill with photos while we waited for the bistro to close.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Went to the Laurier Lounge for brunch, which was Wilfrid Laurier themed in that the menus came covered with contemporary newspaper articles critical of his policies. Then AMT and I went to pick up travel legend Elizabeth at the YYC. AMT is shown here disapproving of how they represent our infrastructure.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

More Farewells

The month of farewells continues with Curtis - shown here forging a knife blade on his actual anvil - and Heather's Dance-us-Down-Under party. So much good dancing.