Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Just Kicking Around Edmonton

I've been meaning to post pictures of Edmonton since I moved here at the end of March, but I've been incredibly tardy about it.

So here's a big picture dump and some stories about the places I've been and things I've been up to in Edmonton over the past 4 months...

My new apartment doesn't allow in-window air conditioners, so I bought a mobile one. Unfortunately, these things really don't fit windows with the crank-out, so I rednecked it to the inside using insulating shrink wrap and masking tape. It actually works really well!

Is it still red neck if it actually works?

Went down to the Alberta Legislature and discovered they had some cool infinity pools and fountains. There were some girls dressed up as anime characters taking pictures. I didn't take any photos of them though, as I felt creepy enough just being around them.

This really doesn't need an explanation 

I played my first game of Softball in 5 or 6 years just a few weeks ago. It was blast! We won like 36 to 4, and I didn't get sunburned! That's a win-win-win all around. 

We had grilled cheese day at the station, and I made Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese. It was amazing.

Just broil some jalapenos 'til they're black, then peel off the outer skin, slice it in half. Butter the inside of your bread with cream cheese, put the jalapeno on there, and put some cheddar on there, fry it up, and presto. You got a spicy samwich!
This is my sock puppet Pete Smallwood, he's a real live-wire around the office.
Here's a big crazy Caesar you can order from The Tavern on Whyte. 16 bucks gets you a triple, with a massive garnish including a grilled cheese, a pickled egg, a stuffed pepper, pickled garlic, a pickle, an olive, kimchi, horseradish, asparagus, and I'm sure some other stuff I'm forgetting.

Trust me. You only need one. And you don't need to order an appie.

This here is a restored train running at Fort Edmonton Park. It's pretty neat, and rides all around the MASSIVE park all day. If you like trains, this thing is definitely fun!  

Jen called this room at Fort Edmonton nightmarish. I thought it was cozy!

Also, apparently Akira loves farting at Fort Edmonton. 

And here's an old card game I wanted to steal for my dad. It seemed particularly relevant to his career.

I went to Olive Garden and Jen's drink had a strawberry nearly the size of her fist garnishing her Bellini. It was truly outrageous.

And on the topic of drinks, here's a beer brewed with yeast developed from the Brewmaster's beard. Yes, that is a real thing! Beard yeast sounds incredibly disgusting, but this beer is pretty good apparently. I was not brave enough to sample it...

I finally got around to framing my copy of a poster my older brother had commissioned a few years ago. This was the first artwork of any kind to go up on my new apartment's wall's, and it was really about time this thing got some recognition.
Finally, this is from my first weekend in Edmonton. After years of dodging opportunities I finally saw Trooper. I don't why I waited so long, I actually enjoy Trooper so this was a pretty good time!

I'm working on doing lots of fun things in Edmonton, so hopefully I can keep the pictures and goings-ons coming in!