dendritejungle: (Default)
[personal profile] dendritejungle
Whee, holiday! *runs around high-fiving everyone*

You know, a year ago this weekend I was fresh off my first fortnight of Bugpocalypse. Everything I owned was either in storage or in plastic bags, my place was practically unlivable in part thanks to the ten tons of Raid I had sprayed everywhere so my cat and i had retreated ("strategically relocated") to my parents' place, and I was staring down the barrel of an infestation with no end in sight. Now, a year later, I'm sitting on my new couch in front of my wonderful, beloved television in my freshly so-close-to-done-I-can-feel-it renovated condo, slowly moving things back in and looking forward to a fall of courses to learn ALL THE THINGS (sewing! woodworking! printmaking! BOO-YEAH!) and continue to whittle down my belongings to a more manageable number.

I can't remember if I've announced this yet here, though I know I've been talking about it in person: my plan is to have my solarium completely emptied by Christmas so I can try and get a roommate. Then, by saving the extra cash, I'll have enough to afford to take a year off in two years time. My plan is to ask for a year off six months out, and if I can't return to my job so be it: I'll quit. *deep breath* So that's the PLAN; we'll have to see how it actually plays out over time. Life does have this pesky habit of changing.

So, what's been up with me lately?
  • I've been continuing to love the hell out of the BBC Sherlock, and spend spare moments happily rolling around in all the fantastically well-written fic which its fandom is constantly producing. The awesome [ profile] caffienekitty has initiated a series of "reccing Sundays" henceforth going on weekly at [ profile] sherlockbbc for anyone just wanting to get straight to the best of the best.
  • Had a lovely if INSANELY busy week when [ profile] eboniorchid was in town - among other things because I had, like, three different birthday dinners with different folks. <3 (Torontonian note: Dhaba is as drool-worthy a restaurant as ever and remains by favourite Indian food in town, but I also highly recommend Enoteca Sociale for fans of Italian. Crazy rich, but sooooo good!) And that weekend - last weekend - was FanExpo: more about that later!
  • I've mainlined the first season of Merlin, and will concede I can see why people like it. (Though I more want to pinch the boys' cheeks/noogie their heads than slash them. They're just so earnest and adorable! *g*)
  • This past week I've finally taken the first of a few sewing classes at The Workroom to make better use of the sewing machine [ profile] themoderatrix so kindly gifted me with many years ago. I'm quite excited, actually: I don't like wanting to do things but not knowing HOW, so I'm really looking forward to tackling a few in-house projects. *rubs hands gleefully*

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
In other news, I realized I'd carefully uploaded all these pictures a few weeks ago of my June and July and never posted them. So, with no further ado, have a general picspam of June/July:

A fond farewell to this sofa. We've had this basically since I was born, and it's served our family well for some 35 years from fort-building (as Alex demonstrates here) to guest couch/bed and finally the only bedbug-proof-able couch in creation, but it's time to let it go. It's gone to a happy home with five (!!!) cats.

Alex showing off the new sofa...

...that even has extra storage! *squeals excitedly*

Sorting ALL THE THINGS to get rid of one third. With Alex "helping", natch. All my clothes now actually fit into one closet, yaaay! \o/

Alex luxuriating in the space where my table used to be. I got rid of the old glass one and have a new, smaller one with extendible leaves instead. Less exciting, but much more practical.


The new bathroom seeing some good use, here with my plants to spray them in my ongoing battle against spider mites. :P

Speaking of plants, I was surprised and amused to discover some rather adorable little mushrooms nestled in next to my chives one morning.


And speaking of mushrooms (see what I did there?) I had to share some of the wonderful giant vinyl inflatable mushrooms that were at Queen's Park during Luminato. LOVE.


This was one of those bouncy-castle things with a 20ft high starry ceiling inside.

A couple of Pride pics: one of my favourite booths just for the title alone (the top bit says "Toronto Cat Rescue")...

...and my least-blurry shot of Cyndi Lauper performing on Saturday night.

A lousy photo of a neat, crowd-free way to see Canada Day fireworks: from the Panorama restaurant at the top of the Manulife Centre. Definitely worth a repeat next year!

And finally, I stumbled across this in a store and laughed so loudly at this random juxtaposition I got several curious stares. Here's a larger version. It's all women: most young, and one REALLY REALLY REALLY OLD. AHAHAHAHA!

Next up, later summer pics including FanExpo review and then some then-and-now (well, in progress) pics of my place.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


dendritejungle: (Default)

October 2010


Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags