National Do Something Nice Day !
What a welcomed reprieve from the usual eat-something-I-usually-wouldn’t-style of day
I have been making these little ‘rainbows’ using yarn and embroidery thread. I took it up a notch today by picking up some jewelry supplies and making one into a necklace
I thought it would be a cute little going away gift for my friend Hannah who is moving back to Germany
I overestimated the chain length and have to buy some wire cutters to adjust so that it doesn’t hang so low, but other than that I think I had a highly productive Do Something Nice Day !
National Vodka Day !!
Time to indulge in this decorative thing of vodka that’s been on the bar cart for the past year !
It’s Crystal Head vodka, which is a manufactured home in Newfoundland and founded by Dan Aykroyd! It’s quadruple distilled and seven times filtered, with the final three filtrations being through crystals !
I buy it for it’s aesthetic offerings, but getting filtered through diamonds is just so extra
You can taste the glamour
I had a vodka with Perrier and lemon
It was fine
Felt like a weird drink to be just having around the house by myself
she died three years ago today
a day not to celebrate
National Name Your Car Day came and went and seeing as how I don’t own a car I just decided to celebrate Christina’s van ‘The Pickle’ – arguably the best ‘named’ cars on the road
It’s a little more pistachio-y than pickle-y but I digress
Duncan and I have had some marvellous adventures in this beast and I will be forever grateful for having the chance to get acquainted with this dilly of a Pickle!
Every day in the Big Big city is National Take Your Dog for a Walk Day
No kicking the back door open and throwing the little guy out in the backyard to do his business
No sir, or mame, not in the big big city. Gotta walk the little guy around the block
He gotta find some bushes to pee on and some slight inclines to pooh on
Made a little time lapse video of our daily ordeal
Living in Vancouver has afforded me countless opportunities
My most favourite (besides living within walking distance of a gourmet donut shop), is all the live shows I have been able to see in St. John’s in a million years
Since I’ve been here, I’ve seen The Monkees, Against Me!, The Soup Nazi, Nick Cave, Billy Bragg (3 times!), Rancid, The Descendents, Dead Kennedys, The Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Chris Rock, Gerry Dee, Kings of Leon, J. Cole, and Anderson Paak
It’s been an incredible year on that front.
But perhaps the unlikely highlight was that my absolute favourite podcast, Stuff You Should Know came to town for a live recording, just in time for International Podcast Day !!!
So Christina and I went to The Vogue Theatre, where we’d seen Gerry Dee back in April, and watch Josh and Chuck record ‘How the Ford Pinto Works‘, a live taping all about the notoriously explosive death trap of yesteryear
It was so exciting, I spilled an entire glass of wine all over myself
Coffee and I have a strange abusive relationship where I really believe it’s not gonna fuck me right up ‘this time’, so I go back to it… then, a few sips in, my heart is racing, I’m sweating, and I can’t keep up with my thoughts. When the mania subsides, I vow we are never ever ever getting back together
But then in a moment of weakness, I yearn for it’s smokey, bitter, soothing warmth and order up an Americano and the cycle starts again
On National Coffee Day, Daniel was in town and went to Parallel 49 to get us ladies some coffee for the ride to the airport.
I guess they asked what names to put on the orders and they clearly couldn’t understand Daniel’s indecipherable Goulds accent when he said “Jennah with an H”
This National Drink a Beer Day will break the tie between beer and burgers for most national holidays created for them.
The highlight reel of beer related holidays already celebrated by yours truly this year include; National Beer Lover’s Day , International Beer Day , National IPA Day , Beer Day , and National Beer Can Day
I went for dinner at Vij’s with Christina and Maggie. The rooftop patio with fairy lights and communal seating was delightful. Vij himself came over to see how we were enjoying things. I, as usual, got too star struck to say anything clever or ask for a picture.
While Christina and Maggie indulged in some elaborate cocktails, I chose a pilsner off the beer menu to ‘drink a beer’ for National Drink a Beer Day. We shared a bunch of entrees and then Christina snuck off and paid for the entire bill as a treat. How nice.
National Chocolate Milk Day
Yee haw. Got some Natur-a Chocolate Soy milk in the ‘juice box’ format to conjure up some childhood memories
I don’t think soy milk was around in my childhood so no memories were conjured
September 26 is National Dumpling Day
Hi-Nippon on my block makes a mean gyoza, which I am going to interpret as a dumpling for the sake of this post ( sake was in italics as it was Japanese cuisine pun, for you uncultured swine out there)
I went there an had myself an order
To the best of my knowledge and experience, they were perfect
Sometimes foods like this can be so greasy but these guys at Hi-Nippon do a fantastic job