Friday, June 25, 2010

Noi's Big Day

Fancy rats are unfortunately prone to tumors.


Our Noi developed a large lump that quickly grew to the size of a ping pong ball.

Today she had surgery to remove it. She was so well behaved, the girls in the vet's office said she was the nicest rat they'd ever met.

Now, instead of spending all her time devising new ways to open her cage, she's focusing on figuring out how to unwrap the bandages keeping her from chewing on her stitches.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Good food

Today I picked up our first Good Food Box. I wasn't really sure what we would get, so I ordered the smallest box. For $10, I'm pretty happy with what we got: onions, potatoes, carrots, apples, pears, bananas, strawberries, a cucumber and a tomato!

Next month we'll try out the all organic local box.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Little rock star

little Liam

A coworker requested this record for her godson's first birthday.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Steamy Science Fair

Yesterday was a lot of fun. Chris and I went to the Steampunk Science Fair and saw lots of neat props and great vendors.

I picked up an awesome 1960s motorcycle jacket from Zamira for only $35. It's really more Joan Jett than steampunk but I'm so glad she had it at her booth.

While considerably more expensive, I'd love to get a custom corset from shameless fashion. All the steampunk ladies wandering around were giving me a serious case of corset envy.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Third time's the charm

After trying unsuccessfully to get in on a Bank of Canada tour two years in a row, I finally managed to wake up early enough on Doors Open Sunday to get one of the sought after tickets. In all honesty, it likely had more to do with the rain than my ability to drag myself out of bed before 10am.

While we weren't allowed to take any photos once inside, I dig snag a few pictures in the atrium. For 1970s office towers, the East and West blocks were pretty cool, but I was a little disappointed to see that renovations had robbed the old building of many of its art deco details. The fully restored boardroom was a beautiful exception.

I love these LED light bulbs!

I also saw the Fleet Street Pumping Station.

Built in 1874, it is still pumping 40% of the city's drinking water, all powered by the force of river water running through its aqueduct.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tiny Tropolis

While we wont be able help our welding friends from Toronto with their incredible Heart Machine, Chris and I are excited to be participating in an honorarium art installation at Burning Man this year.

We've signed up to create a diorama for Tiny Tropolis!

I love tiny little things (as I've mentioned before) so I can't wait to get started on our little scene.

I'll be sure to post pictures of our work in progress, but in the meantime, here's some small scale, miniature inspiriration:

Thomas Doyle

Thomas Doyle's work is so interesting. His website is definitely worth checking.

Mad's Hobbit Hole

Maddie Chambers made an incredibly detailed miniature version of Bag's End. She's currently working on the Prancing Pony which promises to be just as impressive.

Mini Modern

Clearview Dollhouse by Elaine Shaw via AT

Eames Loungers and Ball Chairs, need I say more?

Close to 4000 images! Oh my!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Prom Redux

photo by crushedphoto

After we had fully recovered from our adventures at the Great Glebe Garage Sale with a nice long nap, Chris and I put on some party clothes for the Rock n' Roll Pizza Party Prom.

While not on the same scale as Promdemonium, there were cupcakes! and bubbles!
Well, up until people started slipping in the huge pool of bubble juice....
Never mind the bubbles, the cupcakes made by Auntie Loo were delicious!

But we were still craving pizza so we picked some up from Pizza Shark on the way home.