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I’ve been having a bout of bad luck with cell phones this year.  It started on our honeymoon when we forgot to charge our camera battery one night, and we only found out when we got to the royal tombs.  So we used my iPhone 4 camera, which actually worked really well.

Fast forward to the flight home, and somewhere between Beijing airport and Toronto’s Pearson airport, it decided to pooch itself.  Nooooooooo!

I have to get those photos back!  It was our honeymoooooon!  I’m pretty sure I wailed that like a 4-year-old who just dropped her ice cream cone.  So several hundred dollars later, I had the photos on a CD, and a replacement phone.  Huzzah!

Now my contract with Rogers was up, and I was signing onto a new one.  I plugged in my new sim card, and it doesn’t recognize it.  After spending an hour at the Genius Bar at the Apple store, it turns out that the last Genius that helped me with my pooched phone, typed in the wrong serial number, making it look like I was a Bell customer.  Everything was fine until this time, when I tried to upgrade, and re-locked itself back to Bell.  Sigh.

So after digging through emails from over 2 years ago (a bit of a hoarder, no?), we figured out the mistake, and my phone is back on its way to functioning.  We’ll see.  If I come back tomorrow night with another whiny post, you’ll know it was another fail.  Ugh.

Lesson of the day:  Never delete emails…you never know when it will save you a couple hundred dollars.

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This poster reminds me of one of my favourite posters of all time:  “Tournee du Chat Noir”…but cartoon-ized.

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Le Chat Noir

Le Chat Noir

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Still trying to figure out the best way to organize the kitchen.  Perhaps some OXO containers and Rubbermaid bins to start?

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Trying to Organize

Trying to Organize

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These mousse cakes always look so good, but I never get one.  One of these days!

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Colourful Cakes

Colourful Cakes

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Someone recommended “The Burger’s Priest” in the Beaches area here in Toronto.  We decided to go before hitting up a housewarming, and man, was it crowded!  And good!  I ate the burger before I remembered to take a picture, but here’s one of the chili cheese fries.  Man, that was good.

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Burger's Priest

Burger’s Priest

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I was intrigued by this so-called “Bed Race”.  Sounds exciting and dangerous at the same time.

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Bed Race

Bed Race

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Lily the Kitten hanging out under a blanket.

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Shhh...I'm hiding!

Shhh…I’m hiding!

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Out for a walk before Thanksgiving dinner up in King City.  I personally would not chose to live out there (I’m a city girl…suburban at the very least), but it is nice to visit and be surrounded by loads of space.

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Quiet Roads

Quiet Roads

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We actually got to see a few concerts this year.  One was Florence and the Machine, who has one of the more amazing voices out there today, and the Black Keys, who are equally amazing, but in a rock sort of way.

We saw both concerts just a day or two apart at the Molson Amphitheatre, and stereotypically, I suppose, I enjoyed Florence more, and the Dude liked the Black Keys.

August 2, 2012:

Let’s start with Florence.  She has a great voice.  When I heard her on stage for the first time, I was blown away.  It felt like it had been a long time since I heard a female voice sing so well, live.  It was breathtaking.  She also came across as very charming, but I could be biased in that I’m a sucker for British accents.  Two of my favourite songs were “Cosmic Love”, and “Never Let Me Go”.

Song 1

Song 1

On the Jumbotron

On the Jumbotron

August 4, 2012:

This is actually not our first outing to see the Black Keys.  They were very, very good again this time, and we were both surprised again at how it’s just 2 people (sometimes a one or two more), making all that sound.  My favourite song from this one is “Little Black Submarine.”  Does this song remind anyone else of Led Zeppelin?

Rocking out

Rocking out

Glittering

Glittering

Encore

Encore

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The swirls in my coffee match the tabletop…

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Swirls

Swirls

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Taking this picture has made me realize how dependent I’ve become on gift cards as gifts.  Yes, I think that most people would prefer them.  But I’ve decided that over the course of the next year, I’m going to make more of an effort to not rely on them so much.  Not eliminate using them at all, but to use it as a side gift, not the main.  We’ll see how it goes.

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Birthday!

Birthday!

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I took this picture, because I was surprised that it was only the beginning of October, and the trees have already started to turn yellow.  We’ve had such mild winters the last few years, it felt really odd that it was so cold already.

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Yellow trees already

Yellow trees already

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As much as it looks like I am about to get hit by this bus, fear not!  I was safely on the sidewalk.  It was a dreary fall day, as evidenced by the foggy City Hall.

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Foggy Day

Foggy Day

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A nice start to autumn if I do say so myself.  Knitting and tea.

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Mmm...tea...

Mmm…tea…

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This is an empty shell of what used to be a Zellars.  Most, if not all, of the stores have been bought Target.

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Bye, bye, Zellars...

Bye, bye, Zellars…

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Now this is pretty cool: a plug for hybrid cars in the parking lot of the Home Depot!  The way of the future?

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Zapping the car to life...

Zapping the car to life…

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We came across this store in the Distillery District that sold different kinds of art.  A lot of it was stuff created from Rubix cubes…like this Angry Bird!

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So Angry

So Angry

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Just finishing up dinner at this little place near Yonge and Bloor.  I love sushi.

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Mmm...mmm....good

Mmm…mmm….good

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