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  • 18th Sep, 2006 at 6:21 PM

Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I haven't enjoyed the great outdoors very much this summer. Or it seems like it, at least. So this weekend, I conspired with diluvienne to enjoy the last summer weekend of this year. I invited her over for a sleepover/tea party, which turned out reasonably well. By this, I mean that we went to bed relatively early. Relative to our other tea parties, of course. I reckon that I ought to have more people over. Then we can have a pillow fight, as all proper sleepover parties should involve.

We woke up early Saturday morning to go for 點心 (dim sum) at 富麗華. We didn't go there very directly, as we had both brought our cameras. Rather, we meandered our way down there, taking photographs of various things along the way. The restaurant hadn't yet filled up when we arrived, so we sat by the window and enjoyed a leisurely meal. By the time we left, we had a stack of steamers and very full bellies.

Since dilu had brought her macro lens, we thought to take a few closeups of other brunchers as we strolled back to my place. Then it was time to meet baprime and mricon down in Vieux-Montréal. Their friends Seth and ejchang were visiting, so they were showing them around.

Toy dinosaurs
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

After walking back and forth along the harbourfront, we were beginning to get hungry. Icon recommended that we go to Le Taj for some Indian food. We took our guests along Ste-Catherine, so they could see the busy bustle of a weekend in Montréal. Seth quite appreciated the gaudy neon signs. And then we arrived.

We had a nice collection of vegetarian dishes, which seemed quite good but I don't exactly remember what they were like. I do recall that the bhindi masala was cooked well, without the okra turning into slimey mush. And the aloo paratha was very savoury. I think this requires another visit, to properly evaluate the place.

We said good night to Seth and ejchang and then I dragged Icon and Barbara back to my place. I offered up a tub of last-year's pesto and then everyone went home. Except for me, since I was already there.

Greta and Amanda
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

The next day, I invited scjody to a Seth-warming party. Lots of wonderful people were involved, including cpirate, swestrup and taxlady. We had pizza topped with pesto, which was delicious. And there were plenty of photographs to be taken, as dilu and vierge_en_trop can attest to. I'm particularly happy with a delightful one that makes Icon look more russian than he already is. There was plenty of good conversation, tall tales, and tea.

We were just wrapping up as ze_dinosaur returned from Toronto. We got our of our things and walked into the pleasantly warm night. Why, now I'm inspired to through another of my intimate tea parties. Intimate only because my apartment is tiny, of course.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
19th Sep, 2006 03:34 (UTC)
amanda! so cute! i miss her! her and the cat look like they understand each other far too well. she is more feline than human.
19th Sep, 2006 03:48 (UTC)
Of course Greta is feline.

Oh wait. I suppose you're right.
26th Oct, 2006 15:16 (UTC)
Haha guess who
Hey Simon, it's Melissa, Flora's friend! You know what's funny? I found your LJ by Googling "chicken souvlaki" lol... anywho, add me!

Take care,
26th Oct, 2006 18:49 (UTC)
Re: Haha guess who
Hello, I haven't seen you in a long, long time.

Out of curiosity, I just search for "chicken souvlaki" and came up empty. I suppose I'm no longer a reputable source for that information.
27th Oct, 2006 00:59 (UTC)
Re: Haha guess who
Haha I suppose not. Yeah it's been a while, I saw your sister over the summer and we caught up and everything... I also saw your mom when she came to my place to have dinner. Hope everything's well with ya man!

PS Props on the blog... nice design, interesting posts, coherent vocab.. I have something else to read on a regular basis now besides my textbooks. Sweet.
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