Category Archives: friends


The house smells of eclairs, and stories are baked into those light-brown shells!

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Yesterday, Wayne helped Quinn build a steadycam for her film projects. They picked up some parts from the hardware store and built a steadycam for ~$20 following instructions on the Internet. Yay D.I.Y.! (Me, I stayed indoors and read Miss Manners.)

Quinn's really excited about shooting film. Her Super-8 seems to be broken, but she might borrow one to shoot the party on Saturday.

It was good to catch up with her, too. Girl talk over green tea... =)

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Tea party

I had my first tea party at 666 today. I really enjoyed having people over for tea and conversation!

I served roiboos tea (with milk and cube sugar!), the banana bread Wayne baked (yum!), and Belgian chocolate biscuits. Gabriel's vegan, so I offered him dragonfruit (which no one else had tried). I also brought out tortilla chips and spicy black bean dip. I also prepared tablea hot chocolate, which went well with the brown sugar cubes.

Next step: get more mugs so that I'm not constantly washing... ;)

Feel free to join me for tea next Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00. I'm going to try baking!

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Cute socks!

Also, Wayne gave me a wonderful housewarming gift: a collection of rainbow-colored socks with messages like "I'm cute, so put me in charge." ;) His daughter had told me about them previously. They're awesome!

(And great timing, too, otherwise Rigoletto would've been so sad...)

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Help getting on my feet = priceless

Last Sunday, I showed Wayne Young the apartment I'm planning to rent. He'll sign the contract as my guarantor, so he should get to see what I'm renting. He's a lot more experienced than I am at evaluating places, The place had his approval, which made me feel a lot better. His daughter also approved of it, as the closet made a good hiding place. I owe him *big time* for helping me begin the process of settling into Canada. I don't know how I could do it without his help!

After I showed him the place, he taught me how to make tonkatsu. While we were making tonkatsu, I introduced his daughter to Cute Overload. (Cute overload!) Then we played Brain Age on the Nintendo DS, which was tons of fun and which made me want to write my own version for my Vaio. (I should be able to get something like that going...)

It was a wonderfully relaxing Sunday evening. I'm so glad to share my life with people like them. =)

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Crafting day at the Gorey

Last Saturday was crafting day at The Gorey, where Quinn, Jed and Leigh live. I created three pieces: a 3-strand faux rose pearl bracelet with a magnetic clasp, a pair of chandelier earrings with diodes, and a necklace with bells and seed beads to match the Ifugao belt that I had turned into earmuffs. I'll post pictures after I get back from New York and finish move number one.

I like crafting. I can create exactly what I want instead of combing stores until I find someone who's quirky in just the same way as I am... =)

Crafting with friends is even more fun! Quinn taught Alex and Eric how to knit, and we spent a lazy Saturday afternoon just chatting over our respective hobbies. Good stuff.

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