Posts Tagged ‘turkey’

August, September & October 2015: A couch, a turkey and a wedding

February 18, 2016

In August, Roisin and I started what is essentially a lesbian promotions company called Schecter. (Insert nod to L Word-watching lesbians here.) So we started a monthly queer dance party called Saturday Night Beaver.

We wanted there to be loads of wee nuggets for our patrons. We put videos on the screens at the bar celebrating lesbian pop culture and chose some djs who we thought would understand our audience. And it wasn’t bad. We threw the first one during pride week and it was actually quite good.

The Windsor Star
interviewed us – you can check that out here.

I think we decided that if we were going to be in Windsor for a while we might as well make the best of it. So we started filling some gaps. As Windsor doesn’t really have a designated “lesbian hangout” – we made one.

Once we’d managed to pay off pretty much all of our debt we also decided to make ourselves comfortable, so we purchased a couch. A nice mid-century-lookin’ gray adult couch with wooden legs. We adulted. And time just kept sweeping by.

I had to laugh, in September Scott Moffatt came to town. As a Hanson-loving teen, the Moffatts were also on my playlist. It was a strange experience watching this isolated member messing around with synths. Weird, weird, weird. Also – thank god for the internet and the maturing of my musical palette.

I also designed and mailed out our Save the Dates. This weddang is gettin’ real.

Roisin and I also took on a turkey. We cooked it on our own as well as all the trimmings. No one died, we’re still together. I was well impressed.

Then, mid October, my sister got hitched at a private ceremony. It was pretty quick but her and her dude decided it was time and they did it their way. It was a lovely ceremony, a delicious meal and a superb celebration.

I continued with my two-job shuffle, Roisin continued to work full time at Villains … lather, rinse, repeat.

It was around this time that our itchy feet started to get pretty bad. This period of time was likely the beginning of the end. I think over the summer we could have clawed things back. But I’m pretty sure over the fall we started silently coming to terms with the idea that Windsor was a faux pas. That we’d done it again.

One saving grace was that we got new neighbours- and they’re AMAZING! They’re a lovely married couple from Hamilton and they love cats and they love music and teen movies and they’re not loud and they don’t mind lesbians and it’s so nice to feel safe in our home.

This is our neighbour Alex at Halloween:


December re-cap continued…

March 15, 2011

I’ve been horrible- I keep neglecting updates and then I have a stash of about 100 photos that I’d like to post. So now we’re going all the way back to December.

You’ll be happy to know that I have about 4 posts ready to go for this week- then hopefully I’ll stay on track and post a little more regularly. Not to mention I’m hoping to update the website in general over the next month or so. *insert Clone High makeover song here*

Here we go-

I discovered early on that one of the restaurants below our building makes fancy -above standard- hot chocolate.

These are some photos of the last snowfall we had right around Christmas.

Necessary snow angel.

There’s this pub called “The Ox” close to the canal and it was rumoured to have some delicious food. So Adam and I decided to check it out. I was quite pleased to be seated right beside this cozy fire.

The menu-

We didn’t join them on New Years…

Dessert! nom nom nom

I was quite impressed with these icicles that I saw every morning on the way to work- of course someone kicked and broke ’em at some point :(

Winter Carnival- at Picadilly

Adam’s family got us way too many presents- I felt like a kid lookin’ at that pile

The turkey dinner that we whipped up on Christmas Day- ’twas delicious nom nom nom

Due to a pretty swift temperature change there was loads of mist over the canal- made for some neat photos-

Annnd of course the wishbone- I won and got to make the wish which did come true.

And there we have it- That was the rest of December in photos.