July and August recap! cap cap!

I know what you’re thinkin’ right- HOLY SHIT YOU D-BAG YOU HAVEN’T POSTED IN ALMOST TWO MONTHS!… or is that just me? I am thinking that. Most definitely.

I’m gonna try and fill ya in on what’s been goin’ on, but truth be told I may not say too much. I’m just going to bombard you with photos instead and then hope that I acquire a camera some time in the near future which will curb my neglect. I think- that’s the plan. I’ve been relying on Adam and his iPhone for all photo goodies as of late and it’s a bit of a pickle seeing as, … well, it is his phone. Thus, my urgent need for photographic evidence and for the ‘documenting of things’ has had to take the back seat.

So first up- was a birthday party where I met a bunch of Adam’s friends and acquaintances.

This photo was taken and later tagged on Facebook- I like candid:

Then mid July Adam and I worked with We Are Words + Pictures on a children’s comic event at Legoland in Windsor with the lovely Mike Leader.

We were lucky enough to meet Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba on this excursion in London- who were in town for a Brazil fest- they also painted the mural (seen below) on the South Bank of the Thames by the BFI building. Tres jolie!

We had a pretty fantastic time in Windsor as well- getting to know Mike and his weird fascination with mailboxes. “IT’S VICTORIAN!”
Taking photos of old crooked houses in the smallest street in England…
And being late on our first day due to a parade…
We lucked out with a sunny weekend :D
Here’s the tent, pirate themed of course.
On day 2 of the event we met at Paddington station and found that silly bear.
The inside of the tent:
Telling kids to make comics because they’re awesome.
No one is sure what this is about-
You can read an actual proper, well executed, article about this event over at the We Are Words + Pictures website here. This of course was written by Mike.
Then at some point in early August Adam’s sister Jolene came to visit- so this is on the day we met, going out for a fancy dinner by the new flat. Note: the canal, the very tall Hilton and how cute we are.
Early August also marked the birthday of Casta La Vista– which is my favorite podcast and should be yours too.
So Adam and I saddled up to lend our uh… support to the boys on their special day.
Your handsome hosts:
Ex-roommate love *tear*
Then of course there was Scott Pilgrim.
My cousin made a comic which you might have heard of, maybe.
It was a bit of a shenanigan getting there, having tickets then not having tickets, then actually getting tickets to the premiere via a friend of Adam’s- then being told I was being looked after but then further confusion baaahhhhhh
The most important bit of info is that although the day was slightly exhausting and full on confusion/ frustration- we did end up going by some fluke.
Red carpet- Michael Cera is to the left in red.
Adam on the red carpet- you can see Mr. Cera a bit clearer here.
Can’t really explain my sweet pose here, looks like I’m pickin’ a wedgie so let’s call it “the wedgie-picker”

Me and Mr. John Allison who was Mr. O’Malley’s date for the evening.

Once in the theater we watched the cast doing interviews outside  on the big screen: Edgar Wright (for another post related to Edgar Wright via yours truly go here.
Mr. Bryan Lee O’Malley admiring the crowd
Micheal Cera:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead:
Simon Pegg:
Who I luckily ran into on the way to the loo after the film and managed to geek out and get an autograph (bottom leftish):
He is just as hip in person- truuuuue story.
Brandon Routh:
Waiting for movie magic!
They got the whole cast up on stage- really, really fun to see this whole thing happen- from the comics to this … justs :O
I believe I’m also able to add now that I was an extra on the set of Mr. Scott Pilgrim for about three weeks. I can be seen briefly and blurrily in the background at The Clash At Demonhead concert and throughout the Roxie fight scene.
Now for some ha-ha! Only in London would you find a poster like this:
Adam has started showing me the sights in Manchester. This is the Vimto statue.
And yes, like a parent he likes to get me to stand beside the things we see ;)
Then I made a delicious potato salad! DELICIOUS!
Our apartment is almost there- and by ‘almost there’ I mean almost at the point where we’ll take an metric poop ton of photos of all the rooms and post them somewhere for people to ooooo and ahhhh.

Adam has managed to put up pretty much all of our framed artwork. Here’s a bit of a preview.

This is what you see when you first walk through our door:
Glancin’ down the hallway:
Then last weekend we had the fantastic company of three lovely ladies at our humble abode as they went on a Liverpool excursion and then went to the Manchester Drink’N’Draw. These ladies were of course Lizz Lunney, Philippa Rice and Anne Holiday.
Before gettin’ into the booze + drawin’ equation we went and checked out the John Rylands Library. Manchester is the right place for bibliophiles. Remember this?
And this is what happens when I try to take pictures of Adam and I in the library.
Drink’N’Draw was fantastic. For a full write up you can see Adam’s post over here.
And this is Gary made my the very talented Philippa. We’re lovers. I love him. Love.
Unnnnntil next time!

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2 Responses to “July and August recap! cap cap!”

  1. beth maher Says:

    Ughhhhh I am so busy and so tired… But Yay! You look so happy! Having so much fun times! Yay for you!

    Then the brain meats trail off into meaningless babble…

  2. Kayla Hillier Says:

    awww I hope you get some rest- is in from film set-ness? I’m sending you sleepy vibes

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