River Edits and Random Brain Dump

1. Mr. Bean and I went and saw Harry Potter tonight and it was great! Two things: Neville Longbottom is all kinds of epic and Snape’s flashbacks make me cry. I guess a third thing too: Snape is one of my favourite characters because he can be so hilarious and I somehow always end up liking the characters who are good the whole time without people realizing it and who make sacrifices for other people.

Motion for the Crazy Days of Summer

2. I planned a nice date night for us last night and it included ordering pizza from a new pizza joint that supposedly had gluten free pizza available. (I was quite excited to get the little brochure guy in the mail and see that they had GF stuff!) Naive me assumed that since they had GF pizza crusts that the ingredients that they put on them would be GF as well. WRONG. I ate the pizza and it didn’t taste good, but silly me completely ignored the symptoms. I wondered why I felt terrible and tetchy (and poor Mr. Bean had to deal with me!) I finally called the place this afternoon to ask whether the meat they put on the pizza was GF or not and it turns out it wasn’t. (Unsurprise!) I kindly explained that I had a reaction to it and that I wanted them to know as some people react more severely to gluten and they could get extremely ill and/or potentially die so could you please do something about it. At least she was very apologetic!

I guess it shows that while people are jumping on the GF wagon, they still have no idea why people are GF and what’s involved. It’s not just a fad! Please learn from me and ask about everything that goes into your food so that the legions of the brain dead won’t make you sick!

If you live in Calgary, don’t order GF pizza from Olive Grove pizzeria in Stadium shopping centre in the NW as they apparently have no idea what they are doing. According to Mr. Bean the gluten-tastic pizza wasn’t that great either.

Give me your best shot at Better in BulkPhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli3. I’m really glad that Mr. Bean and I went out swimming earlier this week as it was a balmy 12C here yesterday. Needless to say I didn’t do much outside.

4. My mom left to go work in the field for a few weeks and now my dad has been calling me to chat more frequently. I think it’s kind of cute. Apparently their dog is a mountain dog – she went on a 15km hike with a very large elevation gain with my dad. I’m hoping to get some of the pictures of her on the ridge as they are probably quite awesome!

What’s on your mind?

The above photos are my edits from this week’s Good to Wow: Shoot and Edit Summer theme. You can see my SOOCs here and the rest of the edits over on Ashley’s blog.


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13 responses to “River Edits and Random Brain Dump

  1. ostranderblog

    Looks like a great time Christine! Glad you got out to enjoy that weather, your edits turned out great [ though the SOOC’s were already there 😉 ] I can’t believe that pizza place, I don’t really understand Gluten Free but why would you advertise it as a business without taking the time? I’m glad to hear that it didn’t affect you as badly as it could affect others… hope your phone call made an impact!
    I have to ask on that dive shot, is the river water the same height as the rocks? I almost expect you to be hitting your head there! Great leg lift! 😀 hehe

    • Thanks! There is a steep drop at the edge of the river and the water gets significantly deeper, so I didn’t hit my head or hurt myself. 🙂

  2. Your edits look fantastic. I love them all. Great work!

  3. TOTALLY agree with you about Neville and Snape! I cried the second time I saw it as well 😛

  4. Great shots! That motion shot scared me though. I had to look closely though. I thought you were diving into the rocky river bottom, but I see that there’s a deeper drop just beyond those rocks. You totally scared me! lol
    Thanks so much for joining Alicia and I in the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. Your pic is pretty stinkin’ cool! I hope you’ll join us again next week when we move on to our new theme, bubbles. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    • Yeah, I think I probably should have put a warning with that photo so people don’t think I’m crazy, unsafe and having a death wish. haha.

  5. Like everyone else I had to do a double take on the motion shot . Awesome shots, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment.

  6. wow
    great shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks for stopping over 🙂

  7. Wonderful shots and edits! Such a beautiful place!

    I do love Neville…and Snape…and Hermoine…and Harry…and Ron…and Ginny…and…Still waiting for my letter to Hogwarts.

  8. What beautiful shots! I’d love to visit that place! If I ever get to Calgary I’ll keep the pizza place in mind as a place NOT to visit.

  9. You always have gorgeous pictures! Love love love! And I’m sorry about your pizza disaster =s


  10. I absolutely love that first pic!! Such a great place to find and hang out at!!

    Glad you didn’t get any worse sick from the pizza than that! Oye! 🙂 And eek! I sure didn’t notice any deep drop off in the river… but I figured if you were here to blog about it, it must have been there! 🙂

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