Last night, I took pictures of action figures with knock-off cheezies* for my friend’s site Dented Cans. Here’s a teaser.
*They’re like a cross between cheezies and cheetos. Strangely delicious.
Today started with a cool fall morning spent walking around Goldstream Park. The colours are really starting to show, and it was beautiful to see, even though I was disappointed that the salmon weren’t spawning yet. That’s okay though, because it gives me a reason to head back there in two weeks :) There were many families there, with small children and dogs in tow. People were gathered around campfires, having picnics. An excellent way to spend a day, I think. We didn’t go into the Nature House, though it might be something I check out next time. There is a small gallery that would be neat to see.
(Monster picture post)
This morning Eric and I went out to the Saanich Fall Fair. We spent a few hours looking at all the booths and petting the llamas and such. Turns out cows are A LOT bigger when they’re not halfway across a field, and pig squeals are louder than jet engines. (115 decibels to the plane’s 113) I also found out that sometimes llamas make noises like the baby T-rex in Jurassic Park. (Not kidding. It was a little creepy.)
So I have been horribly bad at taking my camera out lately. I mean, I went to a wedding and didn’t even take it out. Not once. In my defense, I was the Maid of Honour, so nyah :p And there was like six people take pictures already. And since we were unable to go to PAX this year because of moving (Next time, Gadget!) I’m having a Mini PAX at home – keeping twitter and news feeds open, and playing tons of video games. I’m finally catching up on Dragon Age Origins (just killed a rather large dragon), and right now Braden is playing Deus Ex. This may not be anywhere as awesome as the real PAX, but at least I don’t need to have a hand sanitizer holster on my belt when I touch controllers ;)
Sleepy cats are pretty damn cute.
My brother and my sister-in-law came down to visit last week. The weather was awesome the entire time, and we adventured all over downtown. I took them to see Craigdarroch Castle, the beautiful house that the Dunsmuir family built between 1887-1890. It’s had incarnations as a military college, a conservatory of music, as well as Victoria College, the starting point of UVIC. It’s now a museum, and the woodwork and interior is just amazing. I’d definitely recommend it to someone visiting the area. I might just go back in December to see how they decorate it :)
I also enlisted Chelsy to make my beef buns for dinner. They smell sooo good while they’re baking, and they taste pretty awesome too! I think they went over pretty well :)
Today’s plan is to throw some ingredients in the slow cooker and magically have chili at dinner. I’ll let you know how that goes, especially since the lid is AWOL. I think I can manage to rig something up with tin foil and a different lid. It may involve duct tape…
The bike wouldn’t start, so they were left behind to push!
And she’s going to walk a whole parade in those boots?!
The flute guy was really into the music :)
These guys were singing “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”
With those heels, I”m not surprised he was holding on!
Mostly I just love her t-shirt
Impressive set of… wings? Must’ve been heavy.
The Global morning news people were there too :)
All in all, a great BC Long weekend :)