Monday, October 27, 2008

Food can be Art.

Friends of ours had us over for dinner last night in honour of our engagement. They are such wonderful friends. They made pad thai, the best pad thai I have ever had. Andrea is quite a chef and she told us all about Chef Grant Achatz. He is seriously amazing. He has opened a restaurant in Chicago, named Alinea. Apparently it's a 4 hour rollercoaster ride in your mouth! A 28 course meal! Check out the links below. The first site is one persons review including photos of the meals which I would call art. The second site is an interview with Chef Grant Achatz himself and you can see some footage of the chefs making the beautiful and delicious artwork. Food is amazing!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Feist = Love.

Who knew that my boyfriend of 5 years carried a ring around in his pocket waiting for the perfect opportunity. We were at Feist, we had floor seats. I was totally impressed with the projector she had up. Very cute, creative and perfect for the mood. He waits for 'Secret Heart'. She doesn't play it. She goes off stage...(I don't know why they bother going off stage when we all know they are coming back on to sing the "encore" songs, and we cheer with excitement when they come back on, as if we didn't expect it.) Luckily, her second encore song was 'Secret Heart'. He says some very sweet words following them with, "will you marry me?" And I respond with, "for real?!" and then, "OF COURSE!!!!" The ring is like something I have never seen before. I have done research:

It's from the turn of the 19th century and was named in Paris, "Toi et Moi". It's a mine cut diamond with a green dementoid, which is a very rare gem mined only in the Ural mountains of Russia.

A day and half after this event, my fiancee's (that sounds weird) Dad's girlfriend comes round to congratulate us and she looks at the ring and says, "it's very beautiful, but you are wearing it on the wrong hand." Turns out, you're supposed to wear it on your left hand! Oh boy, I bet every women and her dog knew that, lol. Time to plan a wedding...this should be interesting.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bald Eagles!!

The other day when I was driving with some friends in the country, we were lucky enough to see 3 Bald Eagles throughout the day. One of them saw us stalking him and as I was looking though my camera lens at him, he turned and looked right at me (the photo is below) and it gave me chills. These birds are like terradactyls.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008