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Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!

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I love Mexican food… and today I felt like going to my favourite Burrito place near where I live!  I could be all cool and say that I remembered it was Cinco de Mayo BUT I didn’t… 

 …if you love burritos, and live in Winnipeg then you NEED to check these guys out!  (they are at River and Osbourne–beside the ‘gas station theatre’..address HERE)…

 …of course you need to bring them home to enjoy the end of the day sun…while eating on your balcony!!

 So good… seriously.. You need to try one of these things!!!! (it’s one of my haunts when I don’t feel like cooking!)…

Well I’m off to watch the Canuck Game… it’s 1-1…at the end of the 1st…should be a good game!

Queen of the Hill…

Just found these photos from my phone that I took at the end of last week…

They are pretty weird photos… just snow piles around the parking lot at work.But they have a bit more meaning to me than that!  But early last week every morning and night as I walked past these snow piles… my mind slipped back into the past…and memories of recess at my public school…

That’s when a pile of snow would transform into anything we wanted it to… Often it became a test of who could race to the top of the hill…and then stay… Oh the games of king/queen of the hill..
Other times it wasn’t as violent… but more a spot to stop and create steps, and/or caves in the side of the huge hill…and get lost in the fantasy world my friends and I would create…
On Friday, it was way warm.. (around +2C) and the snow banks were starting to diminish in size… I took these photos… wishing that I had taken the time earlier in the week to RUN up to the top of the hill. It would have been better because the snow would have been still solid—because of the crazy cold temps!  Maybe next big snow… I’ll be going out there, and reaching the top…perhaps I might even shout… I’m the Queen of the Hill…of course just for old times sake!

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Milo’s new bling…

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Yep, Monday I got his snow tires on! 

So that means the other four all season tires with rims…
have a new home sitting in plastic bags on my balcony…
Hmmmm in the summer that’s going to be so fun!!!
At least they can be stacked!?

Does this look like me?

>Last night, I went to a work party which celebrated the diverse group of people I work with… It was a fun night with great music and food (once it got to our table!)… Some of the acts were “Sher-E-Punjab” which was an Indian Bhangra Dance group… so much fun!  “Ca Claque”…which brought in some of the Franco-Manitoban culture into the mix… (the fiddle always makes me want to dance, break out the spoons and you so know it’s a party!) Then there was some greetings from various people who were hosting the event.  Then some more music…from “Caimiro Nhusi Band” which was a drumming group from various parts in Africia… and that was also so much fun!  To end off the evening there was a little bit of latin flare… with the “Cubanisimo” latin dancers… and then “Papa Mambo” which is a Latin Jazz Ensemble…  I was pretty tired after a crazy week, but I’m glad I decided to go… it was worth it! 

While there I also had my caricature drawn…. I had only ever had it done once before..(and it really wasn’t that nice of one done!) There’s a bit of a back story, when I started two of my co-workers have this really cool caricature on their office door–of themselves… and I was like.. that’s so cool, I want one! 

Well last night I got one… (I don’t think it will go on my office door…but I think it might find it’s way into my ‘cozy corner office’ onto my book shelf..) 

Here is Tom Andrich hard at work… (by the end of the night, I’m sure he did tons of these…I had mine done early on in the evening..) Here is his website…

Yes, that’s me… it was so weird having to sit and have some study my face, being a photographer it’s so wierd being the ‘subject’…
Here’s a shot of me last weekend from a mini-shoot I did…
photo by Ryan Bealer
The end result… but the question is, does it REALLY look like me?

…my answer is a little bit YES, and a little bit NO!!! (but isn’t that what caricatures are all about?!)
It was a great night.. and I’m glad that I have this reminder of it!

It’s a rainy world….

…and sometimes you just have to keep on driving!

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