Ok so on Saturday I went to this comic thingy at the Roundhouse with Tremaine as like, moral support. We were meeting up with some friends to look at the things.
Here is the thing, though. I am not like, against comics, I think I just am not dedicated to look for ones that interest me. Based on the above photo you would believe that I am not alone in this, however, there was a decent collection of nerds inside.
We looked at some things but I have the most anxiety ever and it was pretty crowded inside. These Tiny Kitten Teeth people looked fairly relevant to my interests.
This, however, was 100% relevant to my interests. I’ve wanted to go check out the Loving Hut food cart for a while but Yaletown is not really a place we go often.
But now that we’ve gone there, I suspect I will make the trek again because it was for sure worth it. I had the crispy “chicken” burger.
Maine had the reuben, and we also got a side of “cheese” fries (aka fries smothered in a delicious nutritional yeast sauce).
Obviously not “healthy” food (you can rah rah to me about plant based living but seriously you are not fooling anyone), but sometimes when you are vegan you get kinda sad about being left out from fast food and this is a nice fix. A++ would eat again.
Our dog is starting to be more calm and less insanity sometimes and it is the best ever.
Yesterday Steph and I had the great idea to go pillage the city of it’s Dyer’s Broom (otherwise known as Scotch Broom). It’s an invasive plant that can be used to dye and also to make fibres you can spin.
This is more dedication than I have.
We ended up going to the overpass near 1st and Clark, and it was super dodgy. A homeless man gave me tips on how to make a strap for my bag so the weight would be carried on my back rather than my shoulder.
We ended up in an area near the train tracks that we probably should not have been in, and then discovered this area had inferior broom anyway, so we went back to the overpass to pick a bit more before heading home. We filled one big Ikea bag and two smaller Ikea bags in total.
Went back to Steph’s to start processing… We decided to remove the flowers from the stems, and later on we’ll see how different the colours are if you use just flowers, just stems, or both.
This majestic beast got to play in the garden all day. When we got home she made a nest on the couch and passed out. It took a lot of coaxing to get her into her crate.
Oscar is handsome.
We had some hard earned gin, and later on Steph made a curry that was super spicy and delicious.
Next step is to mordant the world, and then we shall commence dyeing the universe!
The last few days have been pretty raintastic. Normally this bums me out because I associate rain with winter but now that it is SPRING and plants are happening, it’s actually pretty magical.
Everything smells realllllllly good. Like so good that I smell it a lot and then my head starts to hurt.
Maybe it’s just me but touching new leaves and needles (the tree kind) is the best. So soft!
We took the dog to Trout Lake after I finished work and made fun of being inspired by nature. But, really, nature is pretty rad. But you know. It’s a thing people do. Being inspired. By inspiration. It’s really inspiring.
I have been trying to figure out how to camera. There are like a lot of numbers you have to remember about.
I can never tell if things are in focus because I have the worst eye sight of all time. Is that normal? Sometimes I wonder if wearing my contact lenses would help.
BTW I saw a baby duck. SO CUTE. There were two actually but one peaced out to be independent and he was kinda lost in the lake jungle.
Oh also I’ve made the crazy pants decision to spin enough yarn to make a sweater. I’ve got a bunch of merino just sitting around so why not live dangerously?