For this month's 12 of 12, we see the 24hr period from 5pm on the 11th to 5pm on the 12th. Mother in law came over to take us out for a belated birthday dinner. We had a martini together before we headed out. I thought this picture came out great of spouse and his mother.
We went to Kobe, one of those places where they make a show out of cooking the meal at your table. Here was the big ooh fire moment.
The next morning I got up to have this weather report staring me in the face. You don't understand. That screen has been peppered with rain clouds the entire summer. Finally, it looks like we're in for a stretch of hot dry weather.
I haven't mentioned my new cup. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. It took me a while to find one that would fit in my bag properly and sealed up real well but I found this one at Starbucks that works great. It was twelve bucks but I've already saved $40 from not buying my morning coffee in the city.
There's my bus waiting for me. I love that we live at the start of this bus route. That means I've always got the prime choice of seats. Within 5 or six stops it is standing room only in the morning.
Then I go spend four hours here. My student informed me yesterday that he was taking today and Friday off for vacation. Smart guy, he must have seen that weather report too.
My class is very near the Jean Talon market, a huge open air place where local farmers peddle their wares. Avocados don't grow here though, so they are usually imported from Mexico. Look! three for two bucks. Such a deal. I grabbed a few.
It pays to shop the place first before buying. Look these are $2.25 apiece for avocados. Glad I didn't see and buy these first. I noticed that tomatoes and corn are dirt cheap right now. The corn is a quarter an ear.
Then home crossing the train track bridge.
At the same spot on the other side of the street is an advertising billboard. I liked the clever advertising. I'd translate, but that's no fun for those who want to practice.
Then I got home and Serge reacted to the fact that I put that video up yesterday. This is his mad face. He insisted that I take it down and I said okay. But then I didn't do it. I'm hoping he'll forget to insist again.
Out of the work clothes and time for a quick game of scrabble. (Note to self: time to trim the underarm bush.) Also, an update from yesterday, we received a text message from missing bounced check tenant. Apparently she is in Mexico, is sorry, and will take care of everything upon her return. Which of course she didn't specify when. And no, we don't have the right to go into her apartment.
If you'd like to see other people's 12 of 12s, head on over to Chad's site here.