July 27, 2010

my boobs are so sunburnt they look like bruises.

i'm back from camping! what a wild weekend. we drove to guelph thursday evening, set up camp, got wasted and struggled to sleep in a wild storm. the rain was honestly so loud that it kept startling me awake. couple that with our mattress slowly losing air through the night and i was not a happy camper (haha, sorry) when i woke up damp, hungover and laying directly on uneven rocky ground. i went for a swim in the lake and started drinking at 11am so, well, i got over it fast.

friday night joel picked me up in downtown guelph so i could make it to the spitfist show we stupidly booked the same weekend i was out of town. i showed up tired and sunburnt but had a great time. we sold a shit-ton of cds, a feminist rag wants to interview us and people actually sang along to the one song we posted on our myspace. fucking incredible night.

saturday morning i grabbed a bus back to guelph and while i didn't make it in time to catch what i heard was an incredible set by our friends in the wooden sky, it was another fun (read: drunken) day at a festival that, honestly, i couldn't explain if i tried. i took a ton of photos on my new half frame camera and should have the film developed later this week. in the mean time, the two lone photos i took with my dslr are below. for now, i'm off to wash the campfire smell from my clothes and try to acclimatize myself back into city life... at least that fucking heat wave is over.

July 22, 2010

this time tomorrow i'll be camping. this time tomorrow i'll be...

i'd been waiting to make some vegan pancakes for myself ever since phil returned from a wedding with some locally sourced maple syrup (the bride's father taps his own sap). i had to do a bunch of running around this week to get the spitfist demo ready (we printed and hand assembled our own cds) and grab a tent, bug spray and arrange rides to hillside! wooo! camping this weekend, motherfucker! i'm so excited. if you remember last year, i was a little apprehensive about going to the hippie festival but my expectations were completely exceeded and it has happily become part of my summer routine.

back to the point, though. today was the first morning i didn't have to run to the printer, wax something or trim cd sleeves. i was stoked. i got this pancake recipe from some website i can't remember. i think i've had it for about a year and modified it a couple times. basically you need a cup of flour, a tbsp of sugar, 2 tbsp baking powder, pinch o salt, glob of oil and a cup of (whatever kind of) milk. of course, everything is interchangeable. i've used white, brown and chickpea flour, all sorts of sugar, oil and while i recommend chocolate almond milk... any kind will do. i love to put a lot of butter (or earth balance or margarine) in the skillet to crisp up the edges but the pancakes will be great without any fat at all. just cover 'em in chocolate chips or bananas or any crazy thing you want. then relax. sit back. put on the golden girls and just have a half hour to yourself. mmmmm, indulgence.

July 14, 2010

spitfist's first cassingle!

sooo, the tracks are finally finished! we just posted a new song this morning and you can listen to it on our myspace.

this song and two others will be available on a she-d at our show on july 23rd. it's at the bovine and you can get more information here. yum yum yum yum yum!

July 12, 2010

used to be one of the righteous ones...

we shucked oysters in the park! we SHUCKED our OWN OYSTERS in the PARK! we've been talking about this forever and finally pulled our shit together last weekend. i packed the shucking knife with our beers in the afternoon and as the day cooled down phil popped over to oyster boy and brought us back a dozen and a half. the restaurant sells them off cheaper when they're unshucked so it only cost us (read: phil) $22! it was truly a luxurious day full of dufflet cakes, chippy's fries and oyster boy oysters. i also used the camera on my phone for the first time. i usually have at least two cameras in my purse so, well, why use a lo-res cellphone? well, i just downloaded a new app called fxcamera and, humph, it's pretty cool. there are holga, polaroid and pinhole "cameras" with adjustable settings and they all look pretty cool. i'm sure it's similar to the hipstermatic thing for the iphone, except, y'know... better because it's on android. HAHAHA. i love saying shit like that. mac nerds are so testy!

back to the point however, i love living in this neighbourhood! the food! the park! the bars! the taut young hipsters! erhm, i mean... whatever. i'm happy to still be enamoured with my city almost a decade (and two really loud world cups) later.

July 06, 2010

puffy hair and sweaty backs

it is so hot. so, so hot. most of the city lost power yesterday and for an hour i feared we were facing another long term blackout. we spent most of the long weekend drinking in the park so, of course, my camera and ipod battery were completely dead. the restaurant across the street started selling off their melted gelato so i hung out my window and watched all the queen st. regulars gather. it was pretty calm and quiet (a welcome change after the earthquake, riots, protests, parades and unrelenting rain of last week). the electricity popped back on just in time to catch the double xander episode of buffy on tv. i hurried to plug in my gadgets in case the power was short term. when phil got home we cooked up some taco salads and tried to not sweat all over each other. overall, it was a good day.

i haven't got many food pictures for y'all because, well, it's too fucking hot to cook. seriously. however, all my time off has forced me to finalize some things in the apartment. here is a glimpse of our kitchen, bedroom and letterpress display (hilariously enough, last christmas i bought the letters and composing stick for phil and he bought me the drawer... great minds, man!)