Tagged: the-forks

sorry I've been so whiny lately

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looking back august was a pretty tough month. lots of personal ish went down and things got messy and I was stressed about student loans and classes and the usual student garbage on top of it. the only good thing about it was Connect and even that was a bit touch & go.

so surprise surprise we decided to kick august out with a bang and ring in a newer, cooler, more awesome month and did so first by joining @cenquist and @abstractartform for drinks at the forks.

before I go on I have to give credit where credit's due, and colin always introduces us to the coolest people. boy is a master networker if I ever met one.


yr girl had a bunch of g&t's and maybe got into a too-heated debate with shea about tribbing (NSFW NSFW NSFW) which I'm sure the rest of the patio LOVED to hear.

one of my favourite things to do is sit and drink and people-watch and we did just that all to a backdrop of classical music coming from the barge on the river yonder.

eventually that scene got old and shae was all

let me take u guys to the best karaoke in the city. it's at saffron's and it's going to blow yr mind

and not gonna lie I was like


but we went and I was wrong. so, so wrong.

within minutes of arriving a dude got up and sang phantom of the opera which is a wicked to begin with but made 10x better because he'd sing christine's part in a high falsetto, and phantom's part all deep with one hand covering his face (like the phantom's mask, silly)

dude changed my life for reals.

I've never seen karaoke of this calibre before and there was such a unique cast of characters there like

'A Superman' with the jaw of steel

and the super buff asian dude with the metal glasses and deep-assed voice

and the gay latino with the thin moustache who kept bringing girls up to sing duets from Rent

and oh hai jbroadway who serenaded us all with a serious rendition of my fav song from the killers

and my favourite the guy whose table we crashed who looked like the guy from 1972 solaris and sat there sipping his beer cool as a cucumber and then got up and killed it singing the beatles.

wow wow wow.

we closed down the bar and didn't roll into our casa until 4am after partying more with the boys and Dog Marley (best dog name ever) and even more debates about tribbing omg and the single shared beer and freestyling (though not by me).

totally the recharge yr girl needed to welcome september and a perfect reminder that

I have the best life.

power up!


get inspired

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after spending an evening hanging with great people, eating great food and having great conversations last night I woke up at 8:30am feeling great and spent the next few hours lying in bed with Tyrone, just hanging out. he's playing Professor Layton and I read on my iPad and we drink coffee and chat and it's really becoming important to me to get at least one morning a week in where we can just exist together before we have to go face the world.

we went to The Forks today and it was jam-packed, there's an art festival and auction going on so one of the main atriums was filled with people painting, sketching, and basically creating all kinds of wonderful unique art.

we stopped at Tall Grass Prairie and grabbed some bread, bannock and at Fenton's for some really fancy cheese for the wine, cheese & silly outfit party with @cenquist, @dponticelli and more tonight.

we've both been hard at work getting stuff prepped for MEME this year it's crazy. I've been doing a ton of research about new ways to get people involved and excited about the festival and Tyrone has been building & planning nonstop for the visuals (it's going to be insane, I promise) and it's really great to be so inspired lately.

saw this vid today that @JFratthe posted earlier featuring Will Smith which basically just reaffirms how I've been thinking lately. usually I think celebs inspiring you is a bit silly (since most of them suck) but the fresh prince has always seemed to have his head on straight.

gotta go pack the onesie for the party!


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