July 25, 2006

Brain Excercise

I've been working on this neat brainteaser for the past while.

Basically there are 30 pages but to access each page, you need to type the answer in the URL to get to it. The first one's easy- you just click on the link. And then for the second clue, which is "2", the answer is "3", and so on.

Posted by mich at 11:33 PM | dreams [0]

July 23, 2006

Buttons Galore!

Last night was the One Inch Punch button show, which turned out to be a huge success. There were so many people milling around the gallery checking out all the designs, and some random people asking whether I was the girl who had designed the Lego button. Apparently, these people wanted to trade their buttons for mine, so when went to the front to pick up the 5 free buttons of my design, I was told me that mine was one of the hottest ones and and that everyone was asking to have me pointed out in the crowed. This came as a complete shock to me nbecuase it was totally unexpected, but throughout the night I kept seeing people asking aroud for the Lego button. There were a limited number of button packages being sold to the public that had 5 different buttons that you had to reach through a hole to pick out a random set. A girl waiting in line in front of me picked out her set and started squealing "Yay, I got the Lego!!", which I thought was hilarious. Michelle and I each bought a set so we could trade up for the designs that we really liked. It turned out to be a fun-filled night of bargaining, trading, and re-trading until we were happy with our entire collection of buttons :)

Here's my button and some of the buttons I collected:


one_inch_buttons.jpg

Posted by mich at 3:44 PM | dreams [1]

July 20, 2006

One Inch Punch

I submitted a button design, which has been chosen as one of designs that will be exhibited this Saturday evening at the Lennox Contemporary Gallery. Anyone's invited to come out, and if you want a button, let me know :P

oneinchflyer.jpg
Posted by mich at 11:34 PM | dreams [0]

Summerlicious 2006

This year's Summerlicious is winding down to a close and I had the chance to visit 3 places for dinner: Urban Restaurant, Monsoon, and North 44.

Here's a breakdown of what I had:

Urban Restaurant


  • Summerberry & mint soup [chilled and refreshing]

  • Grilled “St. Louis” cut baby back ribs with crown royal molasses sauce, toasted pinenut and parsley rice with house baked beans [a disappointing entree of ribs that were too dry, beans that tasted funky, rice that too hard]

  • Mixed berry and apple crumble, devonshire custard [delish!]

Monsoon


  • Roasted tomato salad with thai basil and chilled tofu [meh- I can buy my own tomato and stuff tofu in its slits]

  • Roasted muscovy duck breast with gingered peaches and green tea soba noodles [best duck I've ever had- sweet and succulent, although the soba noodles were soaked in way too much salty soy sauce]

  • Osaka tiramisu, green tea chantilly cream, sweet azuki red bean paste and chocolate shavings [the word tiramisu was a bit deceiving since there was no expresso flavour, but the green tea flavour was very nice and subtle]

North 44


  • Golden potato gnocchi with woodland mushrooms, sweet peas, cream and white wine sauce [came in a HUGE bowl, but the actual food only filled 10% of it... it was excellent, nonetheless]

  • Roasted beef tenderloin with leek onion and beef cheek ravioli, shallot merlot sauce and seasonal vegetables [really tender and nice, but the portion was ridiculously skimpy]

  • Raspberry clafouti with warm vanilla sauce [finally, a decent portion of food... and it was scrumptious!]

All in all, I found the most satisfying restaurant to be Monsoon, where the presentation of the food was not only delightful but delicious (and well portioned!) I can't deny that the food at North 44 surpassed the other restaurants, but with portions that're just enough for a toddler, it just leaves you longing for more. Thank goodness for all the free loaves of bread.

Posted by mich at 10:47 PM | dreams [0]

July 16, 2006

Silver and Bronze

Yesterday was our dragonboat team's first race, which took place in Waterloo. I'm proud to say that our teams won both silver and bronze medals out of 60 teams... WOOOO! My boat, the Assailants, was the beginner team, so to take away a bronze medal at our first race ever having only practiced 4 times had us jumping for joy. We raced 3 times in total, coming in 4th, then 3rd, and finally, 1st in the bronze race. But holy crow, that race was SO close... we won by 7 milliseconds. Throughout the day between races from 7:30 am to 8pm we killed time playing soccer, frisbee, and football. We were probably a little overzealous with the extra activity because I was all tuckered out before my second race. On top of that, right after the second race, I had to sub in for the intermediate team, the Assassins. Not only was I completely dying from my race, I was made to paddle on the right side of the boat, which I had never tried before o_O OMG, my left arm and shoulder were already burning within the first 30 seconds; I don't know how I lasted that race. We came in first, but it was definitely no thanks to me, haha! Later in the day after all our races, I was approached by some random team that was asking me to drum for their boat in the platinum championship race. I had always wanted to try drumming, but I wasn't sure how long my team was staying at the site for, so I declined. I totally regretted it though because it turned out we were staying til the end to pick up medals anyway. AND if that team won, I would have gotten a platinum medal too!! Gah!

I spent today at the Beach for my dodgeball team's beach picnic party. It was loads of fun playing soccer, dodging water balloons, and playing some great team-building games organized by the Branco, May and Jade. We had a 3-legged race where one person had to go backwards, then a 7-legged race, a limbo competition (which I won!), water balloon hot potato, and a team obstacle course. During one of our soccer games, a couple of weird, sweaty, and hairy men wanted to join our games. One of them was crazy and kept yelling at our teammates. I took him on to try to get the ball, and in the midst of kicking the ball, his sweaty knee banged down on my shin. Gross. That put me out of commission for the rest of the game. Hopefully it doesn't swell up any more ... otherwise I'll be out of commission for tomorrow night's dodgeball game.

Posted by mich at 11:03 PM | dreams [0]

July 5, 2006

Shopped 'til She Dropped

During the Canada Day weekend, my parents and I were quite the patriots- we headed south of the border *hangs head in shame*. But seriously, if you're not going to celebrate in Ottawa, what point is there in staying here for the lame/non-existent celebrations in Toronto? So my family hit the road and drove down to Grove City, Pennsylvania, where there just happens to be a super duper humoungous factory outlet mall. SO many stores and so many sales; it took us 2 days to go through the whole place. They had a Coach store that was milling with women holding armfuls of bags, purses and wallets. I joined in the craze and got a cute shoulder sling bag. I also scored myself a pair of Adidas running shoes for $30(!!!), and I went absolutely buckwild at Bath & Body Works, where all their lotions, body sprays and shower gels were $5. *jackpot!* I also have a new favourite American store now called Jimmy'z, - carrying a unique style that melds together punk, rock, and surf - where I bought myself a few tops for a measly $4. The biggest doorcrasher I found was a funky Fossil bag that went from $60 straight to $10. How could I resist?! All in all, it was a completely satisfying weekend of shopping. For a 5-hour drive, it makes for a reasonable shopping destination.

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On a completely different subject, what the hell is going on with this World Cup? It's turning into a disaster. How can a bunch of old has-beens, who beat out my 3 favourite teams when they barely even survived the round-robins, make it into the final to play another team who can't play for their life that make a sport out of diving on land? My head keeps shaking like a bobble-head doll. I'm boycotting the World Cup on Sunday.

Posted by mich at 10:19 PM | dreams [0]