Happy belated Thanksgiving ! I meant to get this post out before the weekend but time just got away from me, the way it is prone to do. We had a great thanksgiving! I made my out to V-CON and took in some of the nerdy science fiction/fantasy madness. I got to chat it up with absolutely amazing vendors and I am excited to see some of them again at future shows ! Artist were out in full force with wonderful and whimsical collections. Walking among the pieces only reminded of all the absolutely amazing crazy talent that exists all around us. We need to remember this as we move about our surroundings. Vancouver can sometimes feel oddly small compared to Toronto. East Coaster philosophizing? But Vancouver is smaller and significantly more intimate so it can sometimes feel lacking of varied creatives but this is only the case if we walk around with our eyes closed. There is so much out there. We are out there. All of us, collectively, who dare to live alternative and creative lives. Painters, dancers, artisans and crafters. Actors and decorators. Let’s celebrate these creative and crazy types. I don’t know where I would be in the world if I didn’t have a place among the mad scientist :)
On a more personal note, we had a great little thanksgiving on the Cimpoe family side. We tried out a turkey brine which turned out absolutely fantastic ! Moist and succulent was the name of the game. Peter has really taken to cooking since his back injury. He has been anxious and stressed out on even the best day but he discovered - quite accidentally - that cooking and baking helps him relax. It helps to take his mind off his problems, putting into perspective teaspoons, tablespoons and measuring cups. I can say with completely honesty that I totally approve of this hobby. Coming home to house smelling of homemade Belgian waffles or buttery oven roasted potatoes suits me just fine. Keep at it, bro !
All the best to the creative (and un-creative!) mad hatters out there ! We journey together. We hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)