Monday, September 29, 2008

Rubber Ducky You're the One...

Yesterday I spent the day with D2, my person and her DH.

We had a lovely lunch at some bakery whose name is escaping me, and my person and I decided to buy some things from the display case. Cause - well they were on display. Chocolate peanut butter brownies- hello!
Then I realized that I was supposed to be trying to lose weight, so last night I got out of bed, and in a fit of self-preservation I threw out the box. This morning I realized I could have brought it all into work and not completely wasted my money that way.


Anyhow, after the lunch, we decided we weren't quite sick of each other yet, so we went for a walk in Assiniboine Park. It's a lovely park with a zoo, and sculptures and an english garden and all sorts of happy things.

The flowers in the garden were pretty much on their last legs. One more coolish night and I think they were done for. I realized to my dismay (and D2's delight) that I had forgotten my camera. Well that's what phones are for right? (Well, maybe it's not their sole purpose, but I think it's their second purpose anyhow...

English Garden (with only minor Photoshoppage):

Sculptures: 1 of Moses and one called "Europa". Now my darling European readers - why is a naked chick sitting on a bulls horns representative of Europe?? It is supposed to be semi-erotic since the bull lis licking her hand? I don't get it...

I actually ran back on my own to get Moses and told my people I would catch up. Then they decided to hide on me. Can I say that's in my top 3 pet peeves (The other 2? People who walk really slow, and people who stop dead in a busy aisleway). People? If we ever meet? Don't hide on me. I won't end up making a good impression on you cause I'll be so irritated that you pulled such juvenile crap.

Anyhow, we then moved on to the Duck pond. Mmmm ducks. They looked kind of bored and hungry so I ran to D2's car and grabbed some of the baking. I think the ducks liked me better. Who wouldn't prefer a cinnamon bun to dry bread crumbs?

And so concluded our lovely day out. Ahh bliss.

And then I woke up today with a killer headache and sore throat because my allergies can't handle me being outside for that long.

Why do I avoid all the men on the internet sites who proclaim that camping and hiking are their favourite things to do?

Le sigh.



Princess Pointful said...

Ahem... you have my address. Next time you send those brownies my way!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I have thrown away food before in a vain attmept to get it out of my sight for fear I'd consume it big time! I love the pics...

AmyTree said...

Europa was a Phonecian princess/lady from Greek mythology. Zeus got the hots for her and turned himself into a white bull so he could get close to her and abduct her to be his love-muffin. She was later the first queen of Crete. The constellation of Tarus is a rememberance of their relationship. (I think! High School Lit was so long ago...)

Chief Rock Chef said...

I don't get Europa either. Are they saying that Europe is a load of Bull?

I do like it, though. At least it is executed with a lot of skill, something often lacking in statues these days.

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Oh wow.. that's just gorgeous! I would have loved to be strolling along with you.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember that one night where we tried to name all the statues?
I still love the one called " Deer" So original

Jen said...

I don't like it when people hide on me either, unless they're 5-years-old.

I like the statue - not necessarily in agreement with what they say it says, but I like it!

the princess said...

sounds like a lovely day princess. i don't think I would have been able to toss the brownies...good for you. the pictures are beautiful.

Princess of the Universe said...

PP- Duly noted. Will do so next time.

P Ex- Well it doesn't make up for all the chocolate I ate tonight. ;P

AmyT- Oooh thank you!! xo

Chief- imagine how good they'd look with a real camera?

PPP- Yes, next time I'll call you and you can come along! :)

Anon - our names were definitely better.

Jen- thank you, I was feeling kind of harsh with my annoyance. :P

Princess- thanks! Not bad for a camera phone!


Chief Rock Chef said...

Princess - absolutely! Maybe you should return and do a proper shoot for us!

Glamourpuss said...

Yes, what AmyTree said - Europa is a character from Greek Mythology and the bull is naughty Zeus.


the frog princess said...

I was about to answer the Europa question, but I see it's been answered.

Zeus took the form of a bull and abducted Europa. They had a son, Minos, for whom the Minoan culture was named.

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