home time wrap up...lots of links

hi there, sorry for the lack of updates, i've been home for two weeks, settling in at the new place in toronto with no internet, and burning the candle at both ends in the mean time. i didn't really have a chance, or the internet to do formal updates, and at this point, there's no way i can recall everything that happened while i was home, but i can do my best to describe a few key events based on the photos i had in my camera.

one of the main highlights of being home was massive group rides at night with the freedom haters. i forgot my camera on several occasions, but i managed to steal a few from seans facebook.

before each ride, people are informed via txt to meet at the big thimble at richmond and spadina.

aner, toby, chris and i heading up bathurst.

rollin' deep.

sean grabbed a nice shot of my whip.

i got out to ride at night at least 4 or 5 times, sometimes with only 4 or 5 of us, but a couple times we'd get like 10-15 out. one of the bigger rides was documented real well by ben over at 51% Motherfucker, 49% Sonofabitch.

my pal liam from cancer bats was in town as well, so we had many a bro hang afternoons. this one started with conversing over blackberry messinger about joing him in a trip up to the gay village to pay a visit to lizzie at passage tattoos.

taylor was hanging too, huge bonus!

afterwards, we road over to kensington market and ate at the urban herbivore

after lunch we road over to visit matt rennick, which he documented in his blog

later in the week, sweet bro's blackwood and chucky from the artist life stopped by to see the new place. where's deano?

that same day, nikki payed a visit too, but the camera was put away i suppose.

on monday the 6th, aner and i went to see the hold steady at the opera house, and i didn't take any photos, but my friend cam brioux sure did! check them out right here! such an amazing show.

on tuesday the 7th, we flew to new york city to tape something for mtv's discover & download which tied up an hour or two of the afternoon, and allowed pleanty of time to eat at red bamboo!

154 attorney's own katiebrown even stopped by!

grabbed this one for pat.

on the following friday, i went up to passage to visit lizzie again, and got this guy started. we kind of ran out of time and i need to finish it when i get home.

sight and sounds came to town that night, and played at the elmo.

here's some shots from the show and after party with some friends:

courtney and i.

scott wade and i.

aner and hls.

alex lee and aner.

saturday i drove up to barrie for warped tour with alex, aner, hls and s-a. i got to visit with some of the bayside dudes, aileen, robbie, danny nu metal, jimmy jesus, and a few other warped tour staples before getting the hell out of there after only like 2 hours because warped tour is played out.

afterwards i headed to burlington for christie's birthday bbq, and only managed to take this one photo of her little brother connor:

had a real good time at the bbq, seeing lots of friends from the burlington area and catching up with a few people i haven't seen in some time.

sunday and monday i celebrated my own birthday with a well attended sunday brunch at my place, and a monday night dinner at the bo. here's a shot around the table at the bo.


jd + sbd.


i am the walrus, ko ko kachooo.


s-a + sascha.

sascha + courtney.

on tuesday, i headed up to wonderland with alex, aner, hls and courtney. my favourite ride was the bat. here's some shots from the car ride up and throughout the park.




courtney + hls.


courtney + hls + the giant sunflower they got me for my brithday.

hls + courtney.

aner + alex.

me + frozen lemonade.

heather's pipes.

fake waterfall.

hls + waterfall.

on wednesday, i scrambled to tie up all my loose ends and get ready for tour. i managed to find some time to squeeze in party moneky tattoos with joe foster, care of bailey at anchors.


katie said...

joe foster has room on his body for more tattoos?! who knew.

pat456 said...

thanks for the pic dude i only wish i knew earlier you were there so you could pick me up a hat :( sigh. oh well. sorry i missed your bday while i was on vacation. new tattoos look rad.

hls. said...

Party monkey looks great...