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Weekend in Waterloo, Part 1

  • 13th Dec, 2005 at 12:09 AM

Red borscht

Chevre ravioli in sun-dried tomato pesto

Herb-roasted chicken with lime
Mashed potatoes
Chili con chocolate
Sourdough bread

Pears and Grapes
Parmigiano reggiano and Jarlsberg

Kaju katri

In the morning, I was pleased to discover an open access point close to Tor's window. I tried to contact halfwitted and since he didn't respond, I went back to sleep again. Oh sleep, glorious sleep. By noon, I was able to get in touch with him and brought my things over to his flat where I saw Mike again, the roommate with good kitchen equipment. We all piled into the car and went about town shopping for dishware and groceries.

They also made me stop at Starbucks, which is laid out like a temple to milk and coffee. It's stunningly bizarre with people rattling off the longest strings of meaningless words. We then made our way about town until we had a car full of food. I made myself busy in the kitchen setting out a five-course meal.

It is here that I want to point out that holding parties back-to-back is really confusing for your guests. Especially if there's overlap between the attendees. But no matter, small parties are just as fun as big ones.


Footprints
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I think Grahame was one of the first people to show up, but he left with Tim for a while to go see northbard, corbet and tormenta. I started entertaining people as they came through the door. Tor showed up again as did musicdieu. I have to say that Luke lives a life that's filled with stuff, he left after the borscht to go see a concert with Prof. Ragde. sailorfrag managed to sneak in the door without my noticing. Two of my guests, Rob and Justyna, realised that they actually went to high school together.

We ate, and chatted, and I gave myself a burn. It's just a small burn, more of a blister, because we had to handle some baking in the oven. I wound down the party gradually, and it ended with me crashing on the couch. I seem to see a trend developing here. A couch-surfing trend.

In the morning, I woke up and did some dishes. Then I decided that a bath would be nice, so I took one of those. I had padded out of the washroom when the telephone rang. Aha, 點心 was on. I packed up my things, said goodbye to Mike and thanked him, then off I went into the world. First to pick up libertinette and shader_boi before going to elliptic_curve's to retrieve her and James.


Emo book
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

We spent about two hours chatting in the restaurant as the tables filled up and emptied around us. We also ate prodigious amounts of food. "Slowly," I had to counsel them, but they just inhaled it all. Once we finished, we went to Starbucks again. Again!

I realise that I'm not vague enough for this journal to actually be hosted on LiveJournal, so let me do some of this here: It is safe to say that we mocked the Starbucks drinker furiously, which led to many innuendos, insults, and assorted quips throughout the afternoon. Good times? You bet. I also came up with a fabulous television show idea that I should totally try to get produced. Does anyone know a person with a steady hand who wants to film television?

With that over, we went to visit Timin. I brought him gifts of 蝦餃, but he was afraid of me for some reason. He was always running away and hiding from me. Oh no! I think he hates me now. Maybe it was because he thinks I exiled him or something. Will someone please tell Timin that I still love him every day?


Scenesters on the couch
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I was soon accused of becoming a scenester. Not only that, but a scenester band photographer. C'mon, do scenester photographers take over-saturated pictures of other scenesters in hoodies? Like this one on the left? Do they ask snarky rhetorical questions?

All too soon, it was time to leave for Toronto. I got in the car, dropped people off at home, and then headed for the highway. Once there, I dropped off the car, was given a box of food, and sent on my way to the train station. I caught the train with a little time to spare and slept on my way back.

I don't know if it was a relaxing weekend, but I'm sure glad I saw all of you.


Comments

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fanlain
13th Dec, 2005 05:31 (UTC)
sounds awesome!

what's Kaju katri?
sfllaw
13th Dec, 2005 05:49 (UTC)
Kaju katri is an Indian sweet that is made from clarified butter, powdered sugar, and ground cashews. It is presented by rolling it out into slabs to dry, and then cutting it into little diamonds.

Although it is pretty to top the dessert with edible silver leaf, that's only for garnish and not necessary for flavour.
thewronghands
13th Dec, 2005 06:45 (UTC)
[laughs at the "long strings of meaningless words"] Living in Seattle, I know just what you mean.
elliptic_curve
13th Dec, 2005 16:45 (UTC)
Just because I love hoodies it doesn't mean I'm a scenester!

sfllaw
13th Dec, 2005 16:50 (UTC)
I beg to disagree.
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