Apparently I Go to Hogwarts

Photo Day #7

Any Harry Potter fan knows the abomination that is Dolores Umbridge’s office:
Well, this pink, frilly, horror has it’s real life equivalent. Behold, this is the ACTUAL lecture hall where I have (conveniently) History of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe:

That’s right, pink walls and matching curtains. If the goal was to create a relaxing environment, it must be working, since someone snored all the way through tonight’s lecture. But really, where do they come up with this stuff?

-Ash

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Creepy Mannequins and Parking Tickets

Photo Day #6

Today I met up with some friends at a local vintage shop, which can be conveniently recognized by the super creepy mannequin tied to the pole outside, seen here posing with Leah and Steph.

 

I also experienced a first today…my first parking ticket. After having been driving for over five years, I finally got my first ticket for apparently parking on private property. In my defense, I saw no signage indicating private property. The only sign I saw was the one that told me it was a parking centre, and seeing how there were a bunch of stores there, I fail to see how it was private property. And keeping in mind March’s set of resolutions, one of which is to be aware of and minimize complaining, let it be known that I am not complaining but simply voicing my confusion. Yeah, that sounds better.

I’m not the only one who doesn’t agree with the ticket. The birds made it quite clear that they also thought it was a load of bull. 🙂

-Ash

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Things I Know (Because I Run)

Photo Day #5

I love to run, and sometimes I forget that. That’s why I have a bunch of advertisements ripped out of running magazines taped to my bathroom door. I particularly love the Saucony ads that say “We know………because we run.” (Even though I’m sold on my Asics trainers).

After not having run for a while I finally got my butt out the door yesterday evening because I needed to clear my head. I needed that alone time with the road to just think.

Here is one of the Saucony ads on my door.

It’s true. The road IS a good listener. It doesn’t argue back. It’s there for as long or as short of a time as you need it. It kicks your ass when you need it kicked. It takes your pounding footsteps when you feel the need to sprint and let out your frustrations and it leads you to trails that make you slow down and relax.

So, three cheers for the road!

-Ash

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Lentil Burgers

Photo Day #4

One of the fist vegetarian recipes I tried last month was lentil burgers, and tonight I made them again because they’re absolutely delicious. They’re made by mixing eggs, lentils,  zucchini, carrot, red pepper, bread crumbs, and basil.

Mix it all together, shape ’em into patties and cook. Put it on a home-made tea biscuit and VOILA!

And yes, that would be my finger in the bottom left hand corner. Didn’t realize it was there until after I had eaten this. Hey, I never claimed to be a GOOD photographer.

-Ash

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I’m famous!

It still counts as yesterday’s photo if it’s posted early in the am right? Seriously, 8am on a Sunday is still some people’s Saturday night.

I had another photo planned, but I stumbled across this photo this morning. Now, I didn’t TAKE this picture, but I’m in it. Last month I went to Snow-ga at Lululemon, and I’M IN THE PICTURE ON THEIR WEBSITE! The girl on the left (in the insanely bright green sweater) is me! I know, I know, I’m WAY too excited about this. 🙂

I love yoga, and this was probably the strangest yoga class I’ve ever been to. The girl leading it teaches a class called “Shake Your ASSana (normally spelled Asana), and let me tell you, yoga is made SO much harder when you’re laughing your assana off.

-Ash

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Photo Day #2!

Fun fact for today’s photo? I’m slightly obsessed with Jane Austen (particularly Pride and Prejudice).

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Photo Op!

So I’m not quite sure HOW February went by so quick, but now that it’s March I get to tackle one of the resolutions that I’ve been super excited about. Every day this month I’ll be posting a photo. There will be no rhyme or reason to my pictures, no overarching themes or deeper meanings, it really IS just for fun.

So, without further ado, photo #1:

I did this painting in 2010, and I’m quite proud of the way it turned out, considering my non-stellar painting skills. Seriously, drawing is way easier.

 

On another note, I’m really enjoying being vegetarian and I plant to stick with it even though February is over. I just need to work out some more good recipes, although I DID get to make my eggplant parmigiana last week. SO GOOD!!

Started off by cooking the eggplant, which was sprinkled with basil.

Next up: making the tomato sauce with basil and garlic.

Step number three: Layer, layer, layer.

And after a little time in the over, you get this!

Now to decide what’s on the menu for this weekend. Suggestions?

-Ash

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