Sunday, June 8, 2008

Day 270

Hot, sweaty, humid practices are back! On Friday, the weather took a sharp turn towards summer. The weekend was warm and damp, sort of like taking a warm bath - except the *entire city* was a warm bath.

If you can't tell, I'm a great fan of summer. I'm so glad it's finally here! While I don't always love the heat (by August, it's starting to get old), I do enjoy sweating buckets during my yoga practice and that's exactly what I did this morning. Fabulous! Yoga on five hours of sleep wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but I think I was running on my second wind! (I attended two parties last night and stayed out until 3 a.m. - waaaay past my bedtime).

Three of my favourite summer festivals took place this weekend: Woofstock (festival for dogs), the Muhtadi Drum Festival and my own neighbourhood street fest. Woofstock was fun, overwhelming and very commercial. The neighbourhood street festival was disappointing - small and poorly planned. It has been on the decline in recent years. Still, it was fun to wander down the main street (car free!) and look around.

With all these festivities, I abandoned CRON completely and spent the weekend enjoying new food. I had lunch at the Drum festival today. I always try to eat something new and different there - they have a wide selection of interesting ethnic foods vendors. This year I got a Malaysian dumpling called a Murtabak (spicy!) and for dessert, I had a Jamaican coconut-ginger cake. Both were delicious!

I stayed and watched the Ragin' Asian Women Taiko drummers and a steel-pan band. I didn't bring my own drum along this year, but I do plan to return to the drum circles this summer.

Then I came home and napped ( and completely slept through a pretty spectacular thunderstorm!)

Yay! Summer!

1 comment:

annabella said...

Yay summer indeed! The Drum festival sounds fun... I love experiencing new foods.