I'm knee deep in assignment hell, and so is Esben. So yesterday we joined forces hoping to get some work done. But we went to the Atwater food market instead to have Eastasian lunch at Satay Brothers and shop salmon for dinner. Esben is housesitting for Emélie and Kenneth while they're in Europe so we fired up the grill and sat on the porch working while the rain drizzled and the neighbours were having a (sober) party (we're in Montreal, not Denmark...) Assignment assignment, please write yourself! Atwater Food Market, 138 Atwater Avenue, Saint-Henri
The food was great - we had Bun Vapeur which, apparently, is pork belly inside a puffy white bread thingy... And a rice/coconut dice for dessert.
I'm working working working. My mind is panicking and thinking about the future. It's also Sunday. (The photo is from my living room in the white castle. It's still the best work station I've ever had. Miss that place.)
My mind is acting weird these days. I don't feel quite myself, and to clear my head and try to escape the negative thoughts I went for a walk just as the afternoon passed on to night. I had music in my ears as I walked around looking at old factory buildings bathed in the most beautiful golden sunlight. It helped a little.
Another music crush has entered my mind. MS MR; a big sound, like being inside a spacy bubble with greatness, good drums and a sharp voice. I'm convinced, and it's spinning endlessly in my ears. Plus, they remixed MØ, my other current music crush, and the combination of the two is magical.
One of my littlebrothers, NP - the brown brother (I call him that because he is a l w a y s tan) has been in Montreal the last few days. He's embarking on an Into the Wild Canadian Nature trip and Montreal was the first stop on his way. I dropped him off at the bus station this morning and he'll come back just before I leave the city in a few weeks. While he was here, we walked around, partied a little and had lots of good food - and good laughs as always.
We went up on top of Mont Royal and had the best view of the city. We counted high rises and looked at clouds and had ice cream while the sun beamed down.
At night we headed to Olli's for a last party. Olli went home to Copenhagen yesterday, and we sent him off right.
Montreal was rainy and stormy yesterday so we went to the movies and saw 'The Great Gatsby'. Wow.
After the movie we went to Lester's Deli for a smoked meat sandwich Montreal style. It was so incredibly good. The place was beautiful, it's been around for 60 years and is family owned. Very nice.
And so I sent the brown brother into the wild. Hope he gets back in one piece!
After an impromptu dinner at my place, Sophie, Kenneth, Esben and I ventured out into the Montreal nightlife Saturday night. First off was Alexandraplatz; a Berlin-esque bierbar hidden in an old garage that lacked people and already closed at 1. Next up was a strange 'party' at a strange bodega-ish venue. Nobody was dancing, so the Danes (and the frenchman) took to the dancefloor and whipped it up. The music was straight 80s Joy Division inspired - and then it turned into a 1999's celebration... We then went to another party in a factory style building. Where it was or its name I couldn't say, but it was fun, dark and like being back in Berlin. Sophie and I didn't come home until well after 5 am. No need to relive our incredibly hungover Sunday, though...
After having talked the doorman into getting us in for free instead of paying $10 each (!), he drew weird symbols on our wrists...