Being the first meet of 2015 I guess some people were still recovering from Christmas/New Years or perhaps fulfilling their new years resolutions or something, as the meet was a bit smaller. We were “just” nine, and were out numbered by dolls two to one. The theme was sweaters and while not everyone had one, everyone did look bundled up for winter so that worked just as well.
I’ve been a fan of Spice & Wolf for quite some time now, since it aired on Japanese television in January of 2008. Since then I’ve experienced and participated in my fair share of the fandom, adamantly supporting whatever position I agreed with at the time. As time progressed and I’ve aged, I’ve come to accept many things that much of the fandom apparently cannot. With years of discussion on the Internet about the series many still feel the need to ask the same questions that have been answered, or argue things that don’t matter. It’s these things that annoy me about Spice & Wolf fandom, and truthfully, probably any fandom suffers from similar issues.
It’s winter once again here in Canada and of course that means indoor only meets. The Toronto Dollfie group met at GoForTea (Gopher T) again and took over the party room. We also annoyed other customers by using our flashes all over the restaurant which made me feel intrusive and a little bit bad, but no one seemed to mind despite it. So that was nice of them.
After a couple of years of frustration followed by a marathoning of Mighty Car Mods on YouTube I decided it was finally time to fix the hatch on my car. More importantly, now that winter is pretty much here in Canada, I’ll be driving the car a lot instead of the bike and will really probably need access to my luggage space. So here are some photos and description of how that went down.
A while back, after returning from Colorado, I visited relatively local Dollfie collectors and friends, Plastic Fantastic (PF) and her husband, to catch up on life, the universe, and everything. PF wanted to see the mori outfits I’d bought and I wanted to see the 25 dolls she has again. Ok maybe I really just wanted to see Amber, the doll PF used to convince me I needed a Dollfie in my life.
This past Canada Day weekend family and myself went to Cleveland House in Minett, Ontario. The weather was iffy a lot of the time so I kept leaving my dSLR behind, and getting smartphone shots, which annoyed me to no end. Eventually though I pulled out the dSLR and the weather was great for the waterski show.
Yesterday I went out for a little ride on the motorcycle to find Ontario’s last historical covered bridge, in West Montrose. Well, it’s definitely there, but that wasn’t not the highlight of the ride.
As mentioned at the end of my previous quickie I had to replace the forward O2 sensor on the Saabaru so that I could pass emissions and renew my plate stickers. A friend of mine, the same friend from this post, MrCool did most of the work. Not because I couldn’t, but because I’m a pussy and didn’t want to touch the hot exhaust pipes.