Monday, 15 December 2008

This is making me hungrier than I already am.

Dinner from the other day: tofu + veggie enchiladas.
If you have access to a Safeway, it is imperative that you buy a jar of Safeway brand enchilada sauce and make enchiladas. With plain yogurt on top. It is the bomb diggity.

Dessert from the other day: raspberry port wine.
From water glasses, because we're just classy like that.

I'm really excited about Christmas this year. I'm always really excited about Christmas. But this year I feel grown-up-excited about it. It's going to be a bit different; not the every-single-Christmas-of-my-childhood Christmas, but I'll be home, where I belong.

Some Christmas touches to our garageapartment.

It's messy. I was studying. It's allowed.

Cyril made this when he was small.

I made the snowflakes out of Oceanography notes the day after my exam.

How I see our snowflakes from bed before I go to sleep with no glasses:

Cyril is making homemade naan and curry!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Did somebody say "Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and Eggnog"?

Two (of many) things I love: Christmas & shoes.

New(old) shoes given to me by our sweet new friend. Who, two weeks after meeting, moved away.

The heel was too high for her, so she gave them to me. Thanks, dear!

Cardi: H&M, shirt: thrifted, skirt: thrifted, tights: H&M, necklace: gift from Cyril's mum, shoes: gift from Caroline.

Blouse: thrifted, skirt: Le Chateau, tights: H&M, shoes: gift from Caroline, belt: was my Grandpa's, necklace: thrifted.
Yeah it was cold.

Same as above, but with my beloved thrifted sweater/coat and scarf from Italy.

Coat: Zara, (new $3)dress: thrifted, tights: H&M, shoes: thrifted, scarf: market in Italy.
PS - I got my hair cut.

I should be studying German. Luckily I have a Swiss boy toy der fliessiend Deutsch spricht.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

The windows are going wild with condensation.

I think exams were invented to be ridiculous. Why, why, why? No, no, no. Correction: I think studying was invented to be ridiculous. My French grammar exam yesterday was the quickest 2.5 hours of my life and not at all painful. It was calm and quiet and I felt productive and (somewhat) intelligent. Bring on the exams! Just don't make me study.

I wore this the other day:

Sweater: Primark, blouse: thirfted, jeans: Tati, grannies: thrifted.
It is sadly time for a new pair of jeans. €12 Tati man jeans, it's been a groovy ride, thanks. (I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned that, but they are man pants! Cyril owns the same pair.)

Brunch at our house. Scrambled tofu with (lots of) curry.

Yogurt with cinnamon apples and honey.

I think fog is one of my favorite kinds of weather.
I wish Nature would fog-it-up more often. Fog it, fog fog it.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Jingle Bell Rock is stuck in my head. And I like it!

Must... stay... awake. MUST WRITE ESSAY. I thought maybe editing some pictures and blogging would give me that little zip I need to finish my 5 page French lit essay. Yeah, no. I'm seriously pondering the possibility of sneaking in a nap before Cyril gets home in half an hour.

A study trip to Commercial Drive on Sunday. Mmm Commercial.

Lovely love vegetable + tofu pie pot pie I made a few nights ago.
Based on this recipe.

A few things I've been wearing lately:

Cardi: Cyril's thrifted, shirt: vintage store in Paris, underneath shirt: Old Navy, jeans: Wal Mart a loooong time ago, shoes: Tati.

Jumper: thrifted, shirt: Uniqlo, jeans: Mango, purple scarf: Cyril's house, orange & white scarf: was my mum's, belt: was my grandpa's, shoes: Tati.

Shirt: American Apparel, skirt: thrifted, tights: H&M, shoes: thrifted, leaf necklace: gift from Jacques and Vanessa (click to see it bigger because the necklace is gorgeous), chain: gift.

The love of my life. Took the last photos. Almost tricked you, right? Aaah yes.

I'm so tired.


Sunday, 23 November 2008

My very own stop-frame animation!

I thought I should throw this out there before I get a mark back on it whilst I'm still proud of it. I realised the night before I handed it in that I had missed one of the three criteria, so unfortunately a lot of my hard work will not result in that beautiful grade, but that's only my fault. At least it looks really pretty, and anybody who doesn't know what the project is on can still appreciate it.

Here it is, my stop-frame animation for Earth and Ocean Science 314:

EOSC term project from Erin Stodola on Vimeo.

My baby.
Yes, that was a track from "The Life Aquatic". Cyril gave me the idea and how perfect is it?

Monday, 17 November 2008

And I said to myself "oh no you didn't".

Let me introduce you to the wardrobe of 85% of Vancouver females over age 7 and under age 54 (not always, but most often applicable):

85% of Vancouverites by whiteair

How can this even count as an acceptable thing to wear outside of NEVER?
What ever happened to getting a little gussied up and feeling pretty? Or what about spending more than two seconds thinking about what your clothes say about you? No?

And so to redeem my beautiful, adoptive city of Vancouver, a walk around the Sea Wall at Stanley Park with no Uggs.

Actually this is from my freezer.

And then these little gems are just beyond description.

From the appropriately named article: Ugly Shoe of the Week.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

As Stitch sits yonder in the corner, I sit and I write.

Shirt: H&M, silk shorts: thrifted, socks: H&M, slippers: knitted by my Granny.

What did I wear today? A skirt, these socks, boots and a soft, soft sweater. What did I do the second I got in the door (after eating lunch as I was famished, as I now appear to be, again)? LOUNGE CLOTHES, BAM.

In the second line, I am modeling "Le Tartuffe", in which I am meant to be half way through. Things I don't like about Le Tartuffe:
- looking up every second work in the lexique.
- looking up every second word after that in the dictionary.
- the fact that it's medieval literature.
- the fact that it's a play and plays are meant to be watched, not read, in my opinion.
- the fact that my prof thinks it's hilarious and I don't.
- it's one long, French, medieval, un-funny play.
Things I do like about Le Tartuffe:
- hm.

It feels like I want to eat the world today. And several of these preferably eaten like this.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Tennis Hero is quite good.

Maybe I should be doing French grammar. But when I have the option, am I ever really going to do French grammar?

7:30 am Erin:

Shirt: Mango, skirt: thrifted, belt: thrifted, scarf: vintage shop in Paris, tights: H&M.

The extent of "putting my hair up" is usually whipping it up into something messy or a bun-type do. This was therefore a proud moment.

Shirt: thrifted, jeans: Tati, necklaces: the big one: gift from Cyril's mum, the white one: thrifted, the gold one: gift.

Good thing I have my big, burly boyfriend to cut open pumpkins.

A good dinner: fake chicken in one hand, wine in the other. Simultaniously.

Pumpkin Pie. That I am proud to say I made from 100% scratch.

The thrifted white skirt, yellow blouse and granny heels are from the MCC Thrift Store on Fraser. It just so happens to be 3 blocks from my house. And on my way home from school every single day. And sweet old ladies greet me when I come in. And the money goes to a good cause. And and and. And while we're doing laundry, in a few minutes, we shall mosey on in there.