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A new whisky/espresso bar in Waterloo is opening up, just at King and Bridgeport. Sounds like a refreshing new idea in K-W. Also, they have a jackalope as a mascot.

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However, they're a little coy about their hours of operation:

We're open most days about 8 or 9, occasionally as early as 7, but some days as late as 12 or 1.

We're closed about 7 or 8, and occasionally on weekends at 11.

Some days or afternoons we aren't here at all, and lately we're here
all the time except when we're someplace else ;)

Espresso | Whisky | Bread at DVLB | Death Valley's Little Brother Waterloo

  Suncatcher Bacon

Pretty awesome geek decorations here. Bacon suncatchers, caffeine molecules done in stained glass. The holiday season is coming up, so now you can shop for that nerd in your life.

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Assembled using the Tiffany copper foil method. Solder finish is polished black patina. Comes with ring attached, ready for hanging. Measures approx. 3.5" (9.5cm) long and 1" (2.5cm) wide.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84629972/suncatcher-bacon

  Antiques Market

Oh, so you do have Prince Albert in a can? Better let him out!



  Nuclear Fashion

Visiting the Waterloo Museum for an art project. The current show is about pre-cold war fashion.



  Looking at an iPad

Just finishing up on a art walk meeting and am checking the webpage through an iPad.


  Motorcycle Limbo

(Sigh) Hanging out at Tri-City. Apparently 'almost done' translates into '2 more hours'.


  Carmen Sandiego Found!

Snapped this at the mall. I think she was planning to steal it. Or teach the girl about geography.



  Movember Wrap-up Party

At Chicopee, rocking the 'mo.



  Bowling Friday

With a cold Crystal. Awesome.



  Roller Derby Update

Final score: 122-50 for the Thunder (woo!)

Also, I won $310 in the 50-50 draw.


  Roller Derby

Watching the Thunder play Toronto in New Hamburg.



Clue #1. Where am I?



  Uptown 21

A nice evening out. Sort of a post-birthday birthday dinner.



I recently received a couple of boxes of PX 70 Color Shade from The Impossible Project's online store. They've recently started making instant film for Polaroid cameras, and are redoing the entire formula from scratch (or something like that).

This PX 70 is their first attempt at making a colour film, and I've made some comparisons against some expired 600 film I had sitting at the back of the fridge.

In each case, the expired 600 film was shot with a Polaroid Sun 600 LMS in outdoor conditions. The PX 70 is film designed for an SX-70 Land camera, and that's what I used, in mixed indoor/outdoor situations.

The image on the left is the expired 600 film, the right is the PX 70 Color Shade film.

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They've got a ways to go yet, but there is indeed colour in the pictures; a very vintage-looking washed colour. Impossible Project stated very clearly that this is an experimental film, and it's very light sensitive, especially within the first few hours of being exposed. So, I took care and ejected the images straight into the film box, where they stayed overnight.

Honestly, I'm more impressed with the performance of the so-called expired 600 film. The outdoor pictures look awesome.

Some other notes: A blue caustic paste leaked out of two of the pictures. I've had this happen before with regular Polaroid film, so I just cleaned it up.

The images of the images were taken from my BlackBerry Bold 9700.

  Bonfire Saturday Night

A nice hot bonfire is a good end to summer. Too bad that it's raining.



This is kinda depressing. No more Mel's Diner, Mr. Sushi, or Al Madina.

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A fire Thursday morning destroyed several businesses in a Waterloo plaza.

Businesses affected by the blaze at the Campus Court plaza, 140 University Ave. W., include Mel's Diner, Tabu, Mr. Sushi, University Vision Centre, Sugar Mountain and Caesar Martini's.

TheRecord.com - Local - Fire destroys businesses in Waterloo plaza

Update: I heard that the other building's ok. If I got off my ass, I'd go over and see for my self.

  Friday's Coffee

Culture de Café. In those big cups they have here.


  Bellydance Bizarre


Bellydance Bizarre - Uploaded by Zuckervati.

Some prehistoric people from the first act at the Registry Theatre.

  Horseback Adventures


Horseback Adventures - Uploaded by Zuckervati.

Went for a ride today. Very cold.

  Oktoberfest 2009


Oktoberfest 2009 - Uploaded by Zuckervati.

At Concordia tonight. German dancers. Beer. Drunk idiots. Only comes once a year.

  Oktoberfist 2009


Oktoberfist 2009 - Uploaded by Zuckervati.

It begins. We're here at Bingemans ballroom.

  U2 Concert


U2 Concert - Uploaded by Zuckervati.

The dome's open tonight. Looks like it's going to be a good show.

Update: Meh.

  Dragon Boat Racing


Dragon Boat Racing - Uploaded by Zuckervati.

At Laurel Creek in Waterloo. The Ragin' Barracudas made it to the gold medal race, but came in 4th.


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  • Death Valley's Little Brother

    A new whisky/espresso bar in Waterloo is opening up, just at King and Bridgeport. Sounds like a refreshing new idea in K-W. Also, they have...

  • Suncatcher Bacon

    Pretty awesome geek decorations here. Bacon suncatchers, caffeine molecules done in stained glass. The holiday season is coming up, so now you can shop for...

  • Antiques Market

    Oh, so you do have Prince Albert in a can? Better let him out!...

  • Nuclear Fashion

    Visiting the Waterloo Museum for an art project. The current show is about pre-cold war fashion....

  • Looking at an iPad

    Just finishing up on a art walk meeting and am checking the webpage through an iPad....

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