Vlitma Ratio

Last Thursday night I went to meet Lyall for the opening reception of our friend Zack Woods “Vlitma Ratio” show at the Art Bar at the Gladstone Hotel.  I was really impressed by his paintings and you should go and check them out while you can.  His show runs Nov 17-30.

These are my favourite paintings from the show.  For all the paintings check out my Picasa

I finally got to meet Lyall’s girlfriend who thought I was a made up friend because we’d never met before.  I was supposed to meet up with them a few times when they were in Toronto but didn’t end up going so she started calling me Polkaroo :) Chaddy was there and it’s honestly been at least a year since I’ve seen him.  And of course Taylor and Zack’s gorgeous wife Janelle (who is the woman in the bloody nose painting).  It was so great to see and hang out with you guys!

Lyall & I

Lyall can haz cheezburger?

Me, Zack & Chaddy

Sunshine & Palm Trees

Just a quick update today.  Packed my house all night and hopefully I hear about the apartment we want for Dec 1.  Otherwise Kyle & I are going to be homeless and sleeping on couches til Jan 1.  I really don’t want to move on my birthday so keep your fingers crossed!

I’m going back to Florida today and leave for the airport in an hour.  It feels like Christmas I’m so excited to go back and see my new Pony :) Who knew?

I’ve got to work during the week while I’m there but luckily I need my Mac, my Blackberry & an internet connection and I can work anywhere.  Gonna try my best to work on the beach under an umbrella.  How amazing would that be?  It’s such a beautiful island that I’m going to and it’s going to be warm & sunny the whole time.  I was feeling a little guilty about having another trip so soon, but I’ve been working so hard and been through a lot of crap this year that I deserve it!

Sunset on Fort Myers Beach

Gotta pack a few more boxes before I leave.

Have a great weekend!

Show & Tell: Nov 19/10

My first Show & Tell in over a month.  I’ve been saving up a bunch of links but I won’t bombard you with them all at once.  Tomorrow I leave for Florida for another five days.  I am so excited to go and be warm for longer.  I’m seriously going to try and work on the beach.  Hopefully I can steal internet from somewhere.  I’ll just be walking up and down the beach with my Mac trying to get a signal.  Such a nerd.

Last night was the opening of my friend Zack Wood’s art show at The Gladstone called Vlitma Ratio.  It’s running Nov 17-31.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Check out the sign on the window.

  • Speaking of Florida I saw on Perez Hilton that the state has started using Robo-Deer to deter hunters from hunting out of season.  Interesting.
  • These forced perception photographs are amazing.  The first one in the pool is my favourite and the little girl holding the man.
  • A man named Frank proposed to his GF Kasey the old fashioned way, but had friends with iPhones & a Macbook candidly capture the proposal.  Beautiful and so thoughtful.
  • I am fascinated by ruins and abandoned buildings.  I want to explore them all.  These 10 Creepy, Beautiful, Modern ruins are amazing.
  • Whether you are Pro-Life or Pro-Choice – you should read this account of a man dealing with Pro-Life protesters outside an abortion clinic. I too have stopped and tried to talk to these pathetic people outside a local hospital on the day they performed this procedure.  I asked one woman “What if you daughter was raped and got pregnant, should she be forced to keep it and what would the impact be on that child, knowing they were a product of rape”.  They told me that there is always adoption.  But can you seriously imagine living with that for 9 months or growing up and learning how you came to be?  Or not having the choice to bring a horribly deformed/unformed child into the world and then it suffers and dies at birth.  Obviously I am PRO-CHOICE.
  • Hilarious – Halloween costumes of the 80′s.  I so remember these.  Don’t think we ever had them but I’m going to have to ask Mom if we did.  Do you guys remember these and did you have one?
  • I am in LOVE with the Luxirare Travel Bag.  This is my dream carry-on bag.  Black with metallic pink lining, it looks like it was made for me.
  • Found these Top 10 Female Turn Ons on the Sex, Cigars & Booze site.  What do you think ladies?  Are these all things you like/look for in a man?  I have to agree with them.
  • The founder of Zappos Tony Hsieh on why he sold the company.  A very interesting read
  • I love me some Slash and his performance of the US National Anthem is amazing



That’s it for this week.  Have to pack for Florida and pack up my house.  I have to move out on Dec 1 but don’t have a place to live yet.  If you know of a good 2bd in the Beaches for Kyle & I let me know!!


swimming pool

Date night with Casie

Last night I went to the Hotmail & Cocktails event as Casie‘s date.  It in the Distillery District and it looked so magical at night with the big Christmas tree and lights.  It’s the first I’d really thought about Christmas this year and I’m really looking forward to it.

The event was at Stirling, which I’d never been to and it was a pretty nice space.  The open bar was definitely a hit and they served us sweet potato fries, asian style vegetables & noodles and sliders.  And there was an amazing dessert tray which we conveniently sat beside.  Sooo good.  Hotmail seems to be pulling out some interesting new features – check out the #HMCocktails Twitter for all the details.  I’m a die hard Gmail user and I’m not sure I’d ever go back to Hotmail but they have definitely been paying attention to what their email users are saying.  Less spam, larger & easier attachments, better previews in mail and a Sweep function.

After the presentation we walked over to Betty’s for drinks and I got to meet Andy the iPad.  He’s the first iPad I’ve ever seen and I’m going to have to play around with one more before I really want one.

Casie I <3 you so much.  Thanks for taking me out on a date and holding hands across the table :) It was so great to hang out, have some girl time and catch up.

New Tattoo

In Florida I finally got a tattoo that I had wanted for a really long time.  It was done by Jason Laurendeau and he’s in Ft Myers at West Coast Tattoo.  My parents appreciated the sentiment but weren’t as pleased with me getting a new tattoo as I am, but I honestly love it and I’m so happy with it.  It’s close to being healed now so I’ll post another pic when it’s finished, but here’s some of the session.

For all the pics you can check out my Picasa