Monday, November 24, 2014

the view from here 1 month later. and a little mountain haute couture...

snow!!! up until last week we had a mere hint of snow on the ground. then on friday it started puking snow, and now we have about 1 foot of lovely fluffy POWDER on the ground. the forecast is for more snow over the next few days. hooray!!

and these are what i now wear on my feet - aka mountain haute couture! this is, after all, a mountain town which means that aside from the main street, which is flat, all other streets are vertical to some degree or another. these are a nécessité! and i think they're awesomely kickass.







Monday, November 3, 2014

the view from here

i love walking in the cool crisp fall mountain air. there's just something so clean and rejuvenating about a deep lungful of oxygen, non? i discovered a meandering trail about 2 minutes from my house, when i inadvertently took a dead end street. sometimes, taking a wrong turn is the best thing ever...
a couple of mornings later, snow! which has all but disappeared in town, but on the mountaintops, there remains a dusting of the white stuff. soon the bears will be hunkering down for the cold weather, and we'll all be gearing up for the new ski/snowboard/snowshoeing season. winter is coming! (i never thought i'd be so excited for the cold and snow...i absolutely hated winter when i lived in the prairies. its amazing how a new location can bring about a fresh and positive perspective!)
xo parisgirl

Friday, October 24, 2014

wwfs (what would freud say?)

i love cillian murphy. he has the most GORGEOUS blue eyes in the universe. and he's irish, which for me is the icing on the cake, because i love irish men. plus he's an amazing actor...here he is, shown in a contemplative/murderous mood in the show 'peaky blinders'. which leads me to this...

why am i drawn to violent/bloody/storylines about fucked-up psycopaths?

my television viewing this fall is comprised of the following...

1. peaky blinders murderous and criminal goings-on of a post WW1, psycopathic birmingham family. the sets are hades incarnate, the men all have weird/creepy haircuts...and arthur is a COCAINE-FUELLED LUNATIC...

2. ray donovan murderous and criminal goings-on of a displaced boston irish-catholic family in hollywood. jon voight is superb. as is liev schreiber, playing the psychopathic ray.

3. manhattan murderous and criminal goings-on of brainiac physicists attempting to invent the atomic bomb in secret. robert oppenheimer is uber-creepy...charlie isaacs is my dream geek.

4. supernatural murderous and criminal goings-on of angels, demons and demon-hunters attempting to save/destroy the world. the winchester brothers are awesomely sexy in their plaid shirts and carhartt jackets...plus it's filmed in vancouver, y'all, which is my hometown.

5. intruders murderous and criminal goings-on of dead people coming back to life and hijacking people's bodies to live in. also filmed in vancouver (masquerading as seattle, where it rains a lot, and is super depressing.)

6. american horror story: freak show murderous and criminal goings-on of a clown! plus a guy with flipper hands! yowza! jessica lange is rivetting. this show totally freaks me out...

7. the bridge murderous and criminal goings-on of everyone, in this american version of the danish/swedish show of the same name. this series is SO gory i cannot eat dinner whilst watching. diane krueger is great as the asperger's-suffering el paso police detective...demian bichir needs to stop whispering in that damn annoying husky voice (who talks that way ffs?); matthew lillard rocks. and kudos to franka potente who has come a long way since jason bourne's sweet girlfriend... 

8. hell on wheels murderous and criminal goings-on of adventurers attempting to build a railway to the pacific ocean (which in, retrospect, must have been one fuck of a trip). anson mount, as cullen bohannon, still has my heart...

so, what would freud say? i really don't give a damn...

Friday, October 3, 2014

in memorium




the world is a lesser place after the sudden death of canadian freestyle and extreme skier JP Auclair. on september 29, 2014, he died in an avalanche in Patagonia, doing what he loved best. everyone in the ski community is terribly saddened by his loss: our hearts go out to his family and friends.

i featured this delightful video of Auclair, freestyling through some bc ski towns that I know and love. i have since moved back to one of those towns featured on the video: i live next door to the flat-roofed house 'twenty two sixty' shown in the beginning footage.  

please enjoy.

RIP JP. au revoir.