Pride with a puppy

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 10:04 pm
katherine: Cat-eared Dreamsheep, sleeping against a pale green background (catdreamsheep)
Pride was fun, as always.

The spot Graham and I got to watch the Parade turned out to be right next to a BC Guide Dogs puppy. Cute black Lab who was impressively ignoring all the noise and action, being focused on a large stick she got to chew on. Her owner said she got to do what she wanted and not be wriggly.

Black puppy wearing a blue BC Guide Dogs jacket with a rainbow flag draped over the side. She is nosing at a large stick on the ground while surrounded by many standing humans.

Seated black puppy, tongue out, wearing a blue BC Guide Dogs jacket with a rainbow flag. Background is grass and grey wall.

That was fun

Sunday, August 5th, 2012 08:02 pm
katherine: Spotted cat with tall tufted ears has her tongue sticking out as she stalks. (stalking)
Fun, lower-key and less just running around than usual but that was grand. Still saw people if not for as long as some years.

While making my way through crowds around the parade I got a compliment on my tail.

Out On Shelves Library was having a booksale. I got Mary Renault's The Persian Boy and The Mask of Apollo. I already have copies of both but nice paperbacks by donation how could I resist. Of course I promptly started re-reading The Mask of Apollo as it was in my hands.

Readiness

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 06:27 pm
katherine: Cat-eared Dreamsheep, sleeping against a pale green background (catdreamsheep)
Putting together my stuff and outfit for Pride tomorrow. I discovered that the shorts I was already planning to wear have the two beltloops close together at the back, which is perfect as my tail only has one elastic loop. So that's all lined up on the rainbow belt!

Pride colours

Monday, August 1st, 2011 12:14 pm
katherine: Sleeping Canada sheep with a thought bubble Dreamwidth (canada)
As usual, Pride was awesome.

Lots of running around excitedly, an appropriate number of interludes of sitting, and a certain rabbit collected as close to a full rainbow of party beads as she could (there didn't seem to be any orange) to go up my arm.

How much did I enjoy the Parks Canada green beaver temporary tattoo on my other arm? (It's their centennial logo, visisble here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/ne/calendrier-calender.aspx )

Symposium swag

Friday, February 11th, 2011 06:24 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
I really enjoyed the symposium I went to today:
The Law of Unintended Consequences: The right to be forgotten, the duty to remember

Really interesting spread of topics and presenters.

A couple of the sponsors had little stalls, and I got the best swag ever from Iron Mountain:
My hand touching a miniature document box

Also, in my early-morning walk from the bus loop to the seminar venue, I saw a rainbow flag and three or four banners. Nice.
Rainbow flag against grey sky and trees

Pride!

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 10:14 pm
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (rainbowy)
Pride was a fabulous day, as always.

I wore my wonderful Schrodinger's Cat shirt (Woot shirt designed by [personal profile] dxs). Did not anticipate this leading to my having to try to explain the thing not one but twice, both times with reasurances that is physics-philosophy thought experiment, not actual mean to cats experiment.

By towards the end of the afternoon I was extra decorated, because of beloved making me a pretty rainbow decoration out of stray coloured feathers I'd picked up, tucked into the End the blood ban button I'd been given earlier in the day.

Rainbow feathers in button against brown shirtsleeve
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)

Some months ago I lost my phone. Sort of. Actually I lost the battery; I could only theorise that the cats knocked the phone to the floor hard enough to separate the battery, and knocked that piece somewhere into the shadows. After weeks, I resorted to buying a replacement battery-piece off eBay, and not too long after I changed services to Koodo and got myself a shiny new phone.

Tidying a long-neglected corner the other day I found the battery of my old phone wedged inside a box.

The above is by way of preamble to a more amusing anecdote.

When we got in from Pride on Sunday we had a couple bags of stuff to put down, and I set to rummaging in my purse only to find a small toy mouse dropped right inside. A gift, I suppose.

Or perhaps a helpful snack intended to tide me over while I was out. Both cats seem convinced that fluffy toys are small dead things, and drop them in their food dish.

This Sunday

Friday, August 4th, 2006 06:10 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
I was busing home from downtown this afternoon and witnessed a small child on his mother's lap. "Dress!" he insisted.

"Yes, you'll get to wear a dress on Sunday."

"Earrings!" he said next, fingering his mother's.

"No, you can't get your ears pierced yet. You're too little!"

"Necklace. Flowers."

"We'll get you a necklace. A flowery one."

Sunday's the Pride Parade, and I'm looking forward to it.

Pride summary

Sunday, July 31st, 2005 09:58 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
This morning was a bit of a scramble; [livejournal.com profile] shaterri had been staying since Thursday, and Chris followed us home to sleep on the futon after last night's fireworks. So with the showering and packing up and getting breakfast and all, there was a bit of a rush and I was quite anxious about getting down to Sunset Beach on time. Yet I was actually the first there (by a couple minutes) and setting up of the choir booth went smoothly.

The parade was great! I'd forgotten how much energy there is, and all the color and cheering and fellow-feeling.

The rest of the day was spent hanging around with people, hanging around the booth, and checking out the festival, with a lot of complaining about the heat! The booth with free sunscreen was a lifesaver. I have tan lines.

I really did have a great time, even with some scrambling and confusion. A bright day with lots of cool (not literally, except for [livejournal.com profile] purplefuzzyfeet after she returned from swimming) people.

Pride Day 2004

Sunday, August 1st, 2004 07:13 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
I had a great time at Pride today, though I didn't watch the parade through, being somewhat occupied in keeping an eye on my choir's booth. For the later portion of the festival I hung around the booth, chatting with choir friends (most of whom are getting to recognise Graham) and various others who came by.

I managed to get a Sex Now 2004 necklace, though indirectly; the people at the Xtra West booth give the dog-tag style things out, but they're only surveying guys. So I coaxed a straight male friend into filling out the survey and giving me the necklace (as a prize for embarrassing him).

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