if you’re in ontario, happy civic holiday monday! this is one of the most confusing holidays we have: no one really seems entirely clear on exactly what is open and what is closed. you can go shopping…
…provided the store in question does not consider august sunshine > potential sales!
likely, everyone’s hanging out here!
playing working at the store today for a few hours – it’s a toss-up whether we’ll be busy or not! (holiday – people go shopping since they’re off; holiday – people flee the city because they’re off).
whenever i leave home, i ensure i have four items in my knapsack: wallet; blackberry; keys; camera. yea! thanks to blogging i never leave home without my camera now, because you just never know when you’ll come across a fun photo opportunity. [have to tell you about one i missed last week, though – -> there was a convertible parked in uptown waterloo, and a mannequin had been dumped unceremoniously into the backseat, her legs sticking straight up in the air. i was on a mission and didn’t snap a pic, and now i’m kicking myself. the funny thing is, as i walked by some guy on the sidewalk was taking a photo! so, i’m not the only one who found it very amusing!].
this sign – it should be billboard sized, don’t you think? – was outside the yoga spot that you see noted, there. just a hint – we’re going to see that studio name again tomorrow when i tell you about a new experience! i love suddenly coming across reminders that signal me to grab hold of today and zestfully live life.
kid kouture is a children’s wear shop that has been open since march 2009 in uptown waterloo. they feature amazing children’s clothing from canadian and european designers. the shop itself is a work of art: winsome and artful window displays welcome you in to a cosy and colourful floor space. i am so sorry to see that as of the end of july, kid kouture will be closed. it’s too bad that the downtown core is losing an independent entrepreneur; even more, i am sorry for the owner. i can imagine that when you open your own store, it’s your “baby.” it must be really difficult to wrap up operations. i wish the owner all the best in her next ventures.
a window shopping scene:
saturday eve included movie scenes!
unfortunately, it was wretchedly terrible! coming-of-age stories have been done before, and much better. submarine reminded me of when i was a member of the ciné-club in chicoutimi (third year university) when we’d see obscure, independent movies that were just trying too hard. since i highly doubt that any of you are going to see this movie (and i encourage you to take a pass), i’ll share a few observations. first, the characters slurred their speech, and sounded like they had marbles in their mouths; the garbled dialogue, combined with the welsh accent, made for challenging aural comprehension. i kept wanting to say, “pardon???“. second, i took an intense dislike to the character of jordana, the protagonist (oliver)’s love interest. i just wanted her smug smirk to please disappear from the screen. third, oliver’s continual doleful expression quickly grew tiresome.
i did appreciate the cinematography, and one highlight was the decor of oliver’s home – not because it was so tastefully appointed, but because it captured the look and feel of the setting completely. the characters i most enjoyed were oliver’s parents – they were great! maybe because they were closer to my age group?! no – they just really played their parts well.
the couple seated beside me walked out after about 40 minutes – that says a lot, eh. bottom line: this was a film outing flop! i give submarine 1.5 stars (* 1/2).
were you a part of any scenes this weekend?
i also did the cleaning/laundry/grocery scene. now i am caught up for a few days!