Friday, 31 January 2014

Shows glorious shows

AHA! Look! I am back! Are you seeing you this?? Go me! AND I even remembered that the camera is a thing (note on the baby camera: I cracked the back display pretty bad but IT'S STILL GOOD!!)

It's crazy how much cool stuff is going on in my city right now! Tons of cool things to go and do and see. I could run myself ragged trying to do it all. I did go check out Venetian Snares at Union Sound Hall (love this place!) on Saturday. For some reason Union was FREEZING! like 10 degrees inside cold. I didn't take my coat off all night...legit!!

Crazy mirrors in the ladies room

Someone's 7 years bad luck

Oh yeah...I chopped off most of my hair (not me, Amy did)

Snares has longer hair than I now!

The Snares show was put on in conjunction with Pop Nuit and was part of Big Fun music event. This.

Arteest blurbs

Cool poster on the back

At Don Pedro's beforehand since we was early. I was kinda obsessed with this little red neon corner

More cool stuff going on that I just happened upon and there is still more I have heard of word of mouf style! It's crazy, don't hibernate from -40 GO OUT! The WSO is trying (and succeeding) in being cool

Off color puppetry!  I am pretty sure these guys were at Fringe maybe not this year but maybe the one before?

"puppet nudity"...Oh Google search terms bring me goodness with this one

RWB is badass lately too! Romeo & Juliet over Valentine's Day? Well played RWB. Indiana went and saw the adaptation of the Handmaid's Tale before Christmas *insanely jealy* AND Indiana informs me of some of coolest shit, there is a V-Day thingy for dinner and an arty movie through Peasant Cookery and Cinemateque.


And lectures and workshops at the Community Class room at McNally

AND THIS!! Which I wish A.C and I were going together to (A.C is a Beatles nerd!) but it's going to be awesome! Phillipe Peaches is gonna be mah date. Big love to Ms.Michelle for being AWESOME and giving me a chance to will be paid in cookies, doll!

Stuff that I DO NOT have fliers for...The Crooked Brothers (remember them from Cyclocross??), an art show closing before the Crooked Brother for this man (I discovered his art at Thom Bargen in the summer)...hello amazing Friday night.

I am also an "art enjoyer"

Ghost Twin is playing Cluster; a music and audio multiple day event at the beginning of March. Tranceformers the "rave party" in mid Feb plus a bunch of stuff I probably don't even know about yet. This city really does have some very interesting things to do if you know where to look and have cool friends who are in the know).

I got a Fitbit for Christmas, it's pretty cool. It tracks your daily movement and sleep and some other stuff too and you can keep track in real time with an app on your phone. NEATO! (I spy mukluks)

It has lights for progress. Goal is to light up all 5 lights in the day and you can change your goals through your profile on the Fitbit website or app.

Jean short year round? Yes please. Jean shorts Hollister stolen from SisterWife and an ancient pilly Forever 21 black tank I loooooove! L'oreal Greycian Goddess polish on the toes.

Amy, my beautiful and talented hairdresser also does a billion other things and this is one of them. She refinishes antique furniture with a friend. So pretty!!

Random color and shape fun

I have taken this same picture multiple times because I am in love with the painted wood window frames and the century old brick...obsessed!

Saw this when I was at the book store...!!! OMG make your own book, 'zine, journal etc. I am excited about this now to let ideas blossom and marinate.

Cool books that remind me that I SHOULD be making time to it!

And now for weird Google search terms and oh are they gooood. I missed some in my absence but whatevs...ok so 3 people arrived via "chicks in shorts" (can't blame them, love me some cutoffs! see above), 2 for "mikki blog winnipeg canada" which creepy because person(s) are specifically searching me out but I do understand that I have am online and I am putting myself out there so to speak. And these all were single search hits: gay crips, big zoom ass hole picture blogspot, flexy diaries, girl rubbing oil and yoga wear skimpy. Hahaha always entertaining mixed in with normal search terms about make up, water bottles and whole30.


And the cute in my life

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

2014: The beginning

It has come to my attention that I have a blog! And it is rather sad and ignored but let's not fight mmmkay? Life has been the usual crazy business it always has been with yoga and eating food (I was totally clean over Christmas for a second year in a row!) and doing stuff...horray life! 2013 is dead and gone and 2014 firmly in place (and holy fuck January is half over!)

Not much doing outside for oh all of December since IT WAS COLDER THAN MARS some days...legit...colder than some parts of Mars! I got a new Burton winter coat and Manitobah mukluks so I was well outfitted for the second coldest winter in over a century (no joke!) MUKLUKS! Locally made and sooooo much better (and cheaper!) than Uggs with real dead rabbits on them. These pics are from when I first got them in October. They don't look as new now.

So legit they come with a certificate of authenticity!

This is the shortest rise mukluk in charcoal

Pretty bead work

Boot wif da furz

The insides are a million times softer than Uggs

Yoga has been good to me lately and I did a bunch of days where I went to yoga twice a day. My practice has grown a lot in a year and a half and I am comfortable calling myself a yogi. I learned a bunch of advanced peak postures like firefly and bird of paradise which border on Cirque de Soleil shit. I took a Hatha workshop at the end of November and I took an Acro Yoga workshop on Saturday.

I was first introduced to Acro Yoga in my second season of treeplanting. A planter and the cook's assistant were kind of a couple. The planter was super bubbly and very athletic and the cook's assistant was a hippie, free spirit former circus member (Remember the hammock from Indiana's backyard? That was a gift from the lovely free spirit I am speaking of) They would often get into various acrobatic poses and positions. I had never seen anything like that really and didn't see it again until I went back to Moksha because one of the instructors has a passion for it. Well he put on a workshop. I was totally in! It was tons of fun and since most people had a yoga background he moved quickly through the easy poses and we got to play in the advanced ones for awhile. I will be checking out the weekly Acro class at different studio very soon.

I also signed up for yoga Bingo at the studio which starts next Saturday! Should be a fun way to explore my practice and maybe win a prize! Not sure I can ethically agree with eating vegan but we'll see!

Something I ate lately...eggs and farmers sausage and I am not afraid to admit that I ate plenty of danties and chocolates when I was done with more crazy dietary restrictions after Christmas.

What I am smelling like lately. This part of the treats limited edition line from Lip Smackers. I am totally obsessed with the whole line but especially the pink body spray.

It smells like liquid sugar cotton candy, mega sweet

"true love"

The blue one "dream girl" smells really similar to another body spray I bought in the summer. Smells cleaner and lilies, apples and jasmine

T.M bought me the pocket mirror from this line for you biotch!

I got a new tattoo! I freeeeeeeaking love it! It's so tight and clean with perfect placement. Mad props to Tyler @ Kapala.

Randomness from the camera. The baby camera sit unused in the bottom of my purse for months.

 The last graffiti I captured in 2013 I captured when there was no snow on the ground but these 2 are obviously done by the same person, I love the style.

Remember in the summer A.C sent me a package and part of the package was a Christmas present? Yeah that's ok, neither did I UNTIL THE OTHER DAY! I dug it out from where I had hidden it.

BEHOLD! Christmas smellies. Soap and cute soap cover which I will probably use year round, pocket bacs and a pink reindeer smelly I haven't quite figured out how to use yet. THANKS A.C love you!!

This one smells amazing, like cookies

My MIL had every single product in this smell in her bathroom over Christmas