Monday, April 11, 2011

The Weekend Report: Motorcycles & Fashion

Days off are nice... the house is finally quiet (with the exception of the birds) and my personal home-reno drill Sargent is at work.  Today I plan on staying in my lazy clothes while getting through the "to do" list. This past weekend started by mid-afternoon on Friday.  Surprisingly the morning meeting that I was so nervous about went well.  After meeting up with some good friends; Mo & YC for a late lunch, I was easily convinced to explore the mall with Mo.  Thankfully my parents got me a generous gift certificate to Dynamite.  

The unplanned shopping trip worked out perfectly because on Saturday morning I did a photo shoot for Marilou at 20YS. When ML first asked to to do a shoot with her, my reaction was major anxiety.  Honestly, a huge fear of mine is being in front of the camera. I tend to make random and awkward facial expressions when people are aiming a camera at me.  But Jose was incredibly supportive and patient during the whole process.   I'm super excited to see what he comes up with because he has a lot of talent, check him out at YouGotSquared. There are  a lot of amazing photographs showcased.    

I won't share many pictures from the shoot because I want to make people wait until 20YS posts them.  If you follow ML or myself on twitter, you can see a fewer sneak peaks. I want to thank Marilou and Jose for being really great.  I learned that cameras aren't so scary... and if I want nicer picture of myself, I need to stop being so nervous around cameras.

After the photo-shoot, I decided to go with J's advice on practicing to build comfort with the camera.  I must say that Chris was way better this time around with being the photographer.  I'm sure my behaviour of clumping around the yard while whining might contributed to this improvment compared to last time.  Next time maybe I'll try to be more mature in asking, but probably not.

Once in more appropriate motorcycle gear, Chris and I went for a ride.  We did a long stretch, about 90KM.  I really enjoyed the cruise along the river & canal but when we hit the highway I freaked out a bit.  It was my first time and the wind was surprisingly strong, once we were off the highway my hands were cramped onto Chris's side.  I much prefer going less than 100 KM/H on the bike.   

FYI pleather high-heeled boots are not the proper biking footwear.

The remainder of Saturday included landscaping our front yard, which looks more like a mud pit with random flowers all over it then a typical grass yard.  It's not fair that landscaping means heavy lifting and digging up dirt, which isn't fun activity.  We packed up about 50 patio large stones to give away.... again more heavy lifting.  Then finished the night by digging up all the pretty flowers on the lawn to replant in a garden.  

For Sunday, Chris had more manual labour planned for us.   We traveled up to the Valley to help out with renovations for our Uncle.  As soon as we turned onto his road, the rain started.  Which was fine by me, the weather was warm enough for the rain to not suck.  The renovations meant more heavy lifting,  inside and out, the rainy & muddy conditions weren't so bad but it meant that we couldn't get some of the gardening done.  At the end of the day, we were treated to a yummy dinner then headed back home.  

Personally I prefer the colour pink on this bike.  Chris will most likely laugh really hard if I ask him to paint it so I'll just play on Photoshop until the day comes when he hands this baby down to me. That comment might sound weird to some people, but after a little "rolling down the hill incident" during this photo-op... I realized that 1) I need to take the course on riding and 2) get comfortable on a 250 before riding the 600 beast.      

Thanks for sticking through that report on the weekend... I'm shocked at that amount that I did.  Usually weekends for me are chill.  It was a fun weekend but I am glad to be resting, cleaning, studying, gardening and catching up on other random things today.  

Happy Monday Everyone!


Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look pretty! I'm glad you're getting more comfortable in front of a camera. We desperately want to see more pictures of you!

And the bike looks better in pink. :)

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow, your pics from this weekend involve looking beautiful on a bike, and professional photography and mine involve making dumb drunk faces while dressed like the white rabbit!

Tinfoils Tiaras said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look stunning Ash- I love your hair with bangs and your outfit is fabulous (especially those killer heels!) I agree with Shy- the bike in pink is hot! I would love to own a pink moped!

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Those shoes are awesome! You look HOOOT!

Melrose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you look beautiful missy! im loooving the outfit too! so many awesome textures... gorgeous!

Michelle Lee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

pretty outfit!

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute outfit, you look adorable. I love those shoes too! And I think the bike looks better pink.

Pop Champagne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love the skirt you are wearing, it's so nice that the weather here is getting warmer so we don't have to wear tights all the time! :)

Chelsea Lane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a fun weekend! I llllooooovveee that BIKE! definitely want one ;) gorgeous outfit!


Sweden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i LUUUUUUUVS the haircut and colour, u have inspired me to dye my hair darker (i triend light brown for a year noc which is my natural hair color, but i fancy dark better) u look soo pretty lady. me thinks im getting bangs on sat, they have grown out and i hate my gigantic forhead.

thanks for inspriring me to do something about my mop

im like u im sooo uncomfortable infront of the camera, got any advice how to not cringe everytime someoen points one at ya???

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