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For a good time…

So, as Dan mentioned, I (we, but mostly me) received an early Christmas present – a new camera! I’m very excited. The cats are not. I’ve been following them around snapping picture after picture, and they have just about reached their limit of acceptance. Dan is close too. Looks like I’m going to have to concentrate on ‘still life’ if I’m going to keep any friends.

This is my favourite so far.

December 20, 2005 - 8:57 am

Kristin. - Great shot! We bought our new digital camera last night – just a little point and shoot but it takes GORGEOUS pictures. Looking forward to a photo outing!

December 20, 2005 - 7:41 pm

JeneralLee - very cool! are you bringing it to the prairies for xmas? i’m not sure why i ask questions here….
it’s *so* nice out in ctown today! lets hope that the chinook sticks around for another week.
see yas
Oh and can you please tell Roxy & Julius that I say thank you for the cat hair. I really did miss that. And they will be happy to know that the majority of it landed all over the kitchen floor.

they’re meatless

This year, Shannen’s mom pointed out that this is the 3rd year in a row that I will be sharing Christmas Eve with the King-Murphys, and all of the King-Murphy traditions that go along with it. She asked whether there were some Fullerton-Sweet traditions that we could observe this year as a change.

Christmas Eve for me was spent at Grandma Fullerton’s house in Dinsmore, Boney M on the stereo, Grandma would make a big ukrainian feast of cabbage rolls and perogies, there would be a bit of carol singing, opening presents, all capped off with a wrapping paper fight at the end!

So this year, I’ll be making cabbage rolls (rice & onion, no meat) for the 3rd time in my life, and perogies (potato and onion) for the first! I’ll report back on results.

December 20, 2005 - 7:43 pm

JeneralLee - Don’t forget about the Sweet tradition of putting ice cubes in the wine!

December 26, 2005 - 10:54 pm

blizzie - The traditional Ukranian food was delicious! My kudos to the chef…I especially enjoyed the fact that I was encouraged to smother everything with sour cream…

October 6, 2006 - 9:37 am » Turkey Turkey Turkey. - […] I’ve written before about favourite holiday foods and my attempts to replicate them. […]

October 6, 2006 - 9:37 am » Turkey Turkey Turkey. - […] I’ve written before about favourite holiday foods and my attempts to replicate them. […]

red wine and turkey …

– Turkey #1 fell to our voracious appetites last night. Let all turkeys in the land be served notice that it will not be the last! Thanks to Sonja and Mark for an excellent evening. Corn bread stuffing is a new favourite.
– Christmas shopping is near completion, but I still need to venture out at some point this week to finish up. Which night will be least insane?
– The annual Hat Game at Ed & Mugsy’s was a great time on Friday. Last year’s memorable moment: monotonal santa baby humming. This year’s: ken’s jewellery description.
– Shannen received an early christmas gift. Watch for her photo posts to accelerate!
– Pam & Sean are expecting! Congratulations and thanks for having us over on Saturday. I’ve learned to be wary of those pouring my drinks 😐

December 19, 2005 - 5:09 pm

Kristin. - Ken’s descriptions should be banned. Great night though…it was great to see you both!!

recent music happenings …

music has been a focus recently:
– shannen and I both saw pearl jam in september; I in montreal, she in ottawa. great shows. pearl jam has been at it for so long that you half expect them to just go through the motions up there. it’s very obvious that they still love performing though. no big screens, no pyrotechnics, just a solid show full of some of their best known songs, some new unknowns (to me), and some amazing covers. my personal favourite was “trouble”, a cat stevens song that eddie did solo with his acoustic. I was very impressed, and delighted to cross them off my “list” of bands that I must see in my lifetime, joining such list removal greats as dr. hook and the medicine show (the only band that my dad and I both saw separately in our youth), and red rider, tom cochrane’s backup band sans tom cochrane (no link found).
– we were not one of the thousands who took in u2 recently. I tried to get tickets way back in the spring, to no avail. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the concert – you lucky few who attended know what I mean. any opportunity to see the arcade fire (who some argue should have had u2 open for them …) should not be missed.
coldplay is coming back to ottawa on march 17. shannen and I saw their last show here, and it turned us from casual fans to serious fans. fantastic entertainers – catch them in your town if they’re coming through.
– shannen’s latest find, feist, is at the capital city music hall on january 19, 2005. tix are roughly $20. another fragment of broken social scene that has caught our eye … er … ears.
– I intended to get tix to dar williams on dec. 6th at the black sheep inn, but the date came and went without initiative on my part. rats.
– liz and mark saw ben folds recently … again … with the baltimore symphony orchestra. I am jealous. he remains on my aforementioned list.

December 26, 2005 - 10:52 pm

blizzie - The Ben Folds show kicked ass. He played all my fav’s and then some. The venue was very cool as well…it was a concert hall in Maryland built specifically as a “second home” for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

That sounded a lot like a challenge!

Dan put a lot of time setting up this new and improved homepage, so I thought I should throw him a bone. So here I am, making my first post. But I couldn’t just post, I had to one up Mr. Fullerton…So here is the first post with a photo. Ta-dah! (I had a little trouble figuring it all out, but I couldn’t very well ask him for help if I was trying to one-up him, could I??)

And this one gives you an idea of what we did this weekend! If only I had a picture of the cat dressed up in garland WHILE baking cookies…

So now that the house is all lit up and splashed in red, green, and silver, we just have to sit tight and wait for the big guy to get here. Good thing I have the cookies ready.