Posts Tagged ‘Arthur’

An evening with Arthur and Neelam

October 16, 2009

So apparently I’ve let things fall behind and whatnot. So I need to do a bit of re-cap-ness in order to get back on track. This also means that I’m going to continue the trend of posting one million photos and making my website take 12 years to load. Allll apologies.

Between weddings and England and whatnot- I was invited over to visit Arthur, Neelam and their boys for an evening of food and Beatles Rock Band- here are some photo-rific results:

Chit chat in the kitchen while Neelam makes delicious pasta

I made some garlic bread- it wasn’t overly awesome though my face would tell you otherwise

More in the kitchen shenanigans

Beatles Rock Band!

This is me singin’ probably using my “high voice”

And yeah I slept over and was spoiled in the morning with peach pancakes where we added not only syrup but honey, nutella…peanut butter. We’re healthy shhh.

More re-cap stuff later. I’ve fallen off the wagon- I will get back on!!



Fan Expo will always result in a lack of sleep + warm fuzzies

August 30, 2009

This weekend was the Hobbystar Fan Expo which truth be told, isn’t really my fave but it does mean that some friends come to town and festivities erupt marking a) the inevitable end to con season and b) the end of summer.

Friday after work I went to the Transmission X party. For some reason my inner introvert came out to play at first but Cameron (or C-Stew as I like to call him) and Ramon managed to pull me outta my sillies and I joined in on the fun. It was a good time. Highlights included getting to see Darwyn for the first time since TCAF in 2007 and reminding him of a home-made comic called Titty Terror and general silly conversation. Not to mention it was nice to see Arthur and his wife Neelam although I kinda failed at having a decent conversation there.

Anyhoo, I got pretty stoked about the prospect of trying on C-Stew’s sunglasses as I’d always wanted to check out Ray-Ban’s but feared pushy sales people. I think this all indicates how much I miss my “fake” glasses since they broke. (For those not ‘in the know’ I used to have a bit of a collection of glasses sans-prescription but now they’ve all managed to break in one way or another. Note to self: acquire more.) I also managed to try on Kalman’s when he came in later on. I feel like I could pull off both pairs. Yeah?

I got Cameron to join in on this one.

Narcissism aside, I was then silly enough to place my camera on the table and go to the bathroom. Apparently I forgot that when intoxicated this is an invite to come home with pictures like the following on your memory card. Of course I knew what was going on when it was happening, but I may have been a bit foggy in the morning making this a little more amusing.

This is Chris, the fellow who kidnapped my photo taking device

Up close and personal with Thom

Close up on Ramon


Two sexy devils… am I right?

Giggles and giggles and giggles

Probably my favorite photo because I look completely freaked out

Bruno and Thom

Not really sure what’s happening here. But clearly it’s full of awesome

The walk home from Pape/Danforth was interesting as it was POURING RAIN and thus it resulted in soaked-ness. I did reach a point though where I stopped fighting it and just accepted the fact that I was soaked to the skin. I think I may have actually closed my eyes and put my arms out for a few seconds. But when I got home I gathered evidence:

Saturday I went to the Fan Expo and that basically entailed catching up with a ton of people who I haven’t seen for ages and then a repeat of Friday night’s shenanigans. But this time it involved the additional company of Mike and Eric which is just a pile of silly sauce, and cheesecake brownies.

Sunday I went to ANOTHER wedding shower. No photos there, just tasty, tasty cheese in my belly.


Most delicious weekend ever!

June 8, 2009

I can be a bit of a homebody- so when I actually get out and do stuff for an entire weekend, I feel pretty pleased with myself.

This weekend in particular was pretty damn spectacular.
On Saturday morning I took off early to meet my friend Arthur and his wife Neelam to spend the morning/afternoon with them and their *EXTREMELY* adorable 8 month old twin boys. This excursion may have caused my biological clock to do a few ticks and tocks. They are such beautiful little guys and they’re so happy. They give you these smiles that just make you MELT. M-E-L-T!

Neelam made a Mexican themed lunch with nachos and burrito nummers. SO good. Mexican food hands down is my fave when it comes to foodie excursions so I was pretty stoked. Then we ended up playing this American Idol video game- shhh don’t laugh- it was pretty good times. There was a problem with the mic at first so Simon HATED us. Then once it was fixed everyone did quite well- that is, until we decided to pick each other’s song. Apparently I don’t know the words to The Who’s Pinball Wizard as well as I thought I did…

Then I went to my friend Bevan’s place where we were supposed to make curtains for our apartments while watching High School Musical 1, 2 and 3… but that didn’t entirely pan out.
After watching the first one and enjoying yet another tasty meal in the form of a veggie lasagna, garlic bread and salad that Bevan made for us (can we say spoiled?), we realized we were a little too into the movies to do simultaneous sewing. Not to mention that I ate a little too much and downed a few glasses of wine, so I was feeling pretty chill.

I have to say- the first HSM is kinda meh… but #2 is significantly better and #3- is well, pretty amazing for teen movie fanatics. I recommend. Oh Efron…

Yesterday morning Dan and I went out for breakfast in the morning then hung out at home until about 5pm when we headed over to Beth and Liam’s place where they had arranged a “Sushi Making Party” as I wanted to learn pretty badly- and in exchange I made a lemon cheesecake for the lesson. I had such a good time!

The conversation was great, Beth and Liam had recently made some beer in preparation for their fall wedding, so we got to try some = *so* delicious. And, of course, I finally learned how to make my own sushi. eeeeee!

Action shot of sushi makin’

The result!

The dessert!

I was a little nervous about the cake since my first attempt was a little too liquidy. This one turned out pretty awesome though. I’m proud of myself :)

In general I’ve been cooking quite a bit lately- See below for my recent excursions:

Chef at Home’s Oat Batter Chicken Dippers-

My freestylin’ chicken- no recipe necessary… just freestyle!-

My ‘holy shit it actually turned out amazing’ lemon cheesecake-