the art of breakfast// virgule

I wasn’t planning on writing a post about my recent trip to Mel’s Diner in Kitchener, but since people have been asking about it…

Behold! Mel’s Diner reborn in Kitchener.

Name: Mel’s Diner, Kitchener
Location: 645 Westmount Road East, Kitchener, Ontario
Transportation: Take the GRT Route 12 to Westmount and Ottawa, and you should be able to see it as soon as you get off the bus.

So, background:
Mel’s Diner was formerly located in the Campus Court, next to the University of Waterloo before it burned down, rather spectacularly, with the rest of the plaza.

Mel’s was probably the most missed of the places that were affected in the fire. It’s a legend of a diner that has been passed down through the years, from 3 dollar burgers, to fighting the Godfather, club bouncers taxi-ing in from Kitchener after work to eat Easy-riders, all-day breakfast. The ultimate 24-hour hang-out spot, clearly aimed at the sleepless university crowd.

Drink menu.

Robo mentioned that the prices for burgers went up, but the breakfast menu selections and prices looked about the same.

Truthfully, I never had that many memories of Mel’s compared to a lot of older students. CTRL-A made the club meme of “Let’s go to Mel’s! Oh.”, and jokes aside, I think most people miss it because of the memories of why you were there. I never went to Mel’s alone…whether it was a stray friend, or a gang of Imprint-ers that pulled an all-nighter to finish their section. Anyways, you get the picture.
KZ commented that there wasn’t enough posters, neon lights, and random paraphernalia around (don’t quote me >< ), in which I agree. XD But it’s getting there.

Bar area. It was fairly busy, with a constant line at the door at people waited for seats. Mostly seniors, less of the student crowd.

I hope you guys enjoy the photos I posted enough to go support Mel’s Diner in Kitchener. I’m looking forward to going to the one that is re-opening in Waterloo come September…maybe you’ll come with me? Or rather, fight off the frosh (yes, FROSH, not “first-years”) for a seat. And if you can’t make it, maybe you’ll have time later.

Until then, feast your eyes on Mel’s, and be jealous/excited. ;D No, I will not review it, because you’ll know it would be positive, and frankly, I don’t know much about reviewing dining experiences. But it felt like the old one, and I was with friends I hadn’t seen in a while, so it was a lot of fun.

Crepes…I will not order one with cottage cheese next time.

Seems like the cats want to be fed.

In other news: you may have noticed that the ad I posted a while back has been answered about Kuro the cat needing a home. Kuro will be sending out replies to everyone that answered his ad very soon (he seems pre-occupied with E3). Thanks to everyone that wrote to him to welcome him to Canada, and the interest in having him as a roommate.

So, who is his roommate? Well…err, I guess he was won over by the PS3 at his new home, and the abundance of food. Well, the company is good, too. Toro, please take care of him, and try not to stay up too late playing games together. Seriously.

Toro on a Tachikoma~ VROOOOMM~

OK, that’s it from me. (`・ω・´)

The Art of Breakfast: a film about Danny Gregory


flip of a coin, draw of a card

“Just watch me.” -Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Happy Victoria Day long weekend! As much as it’s a holiday for some (and not), the weather is nice, so go out and get some fresh air. Unfortunately for me, fresh air was mixed with breathing foam in…I had this idea for a cosplay a while ago, but I didn’t act on it until today. The last week has been a lot of sleeping and ingesting antibiotics- in addition to strict supervision by parents (hence, lack of internet activities).

Anime North cosplay preparations on my front porch…I can get away with singing “Call Me Maybe” without embarrassment disturbance.

The real difficulty starts when I start on the leg plates. The gesso should hold on the styrofoam, and only other issue may be the running out of spray paint on Victoria Day.

Things to bring to Anime North (updated):
– cellphone to call people (currently in the process of collecting data to use for it)
– water bottle
– snacks/food
– 3DS, to Streetpass everyone!
– hand sanitizer
– tape (in case)

As much as I won’t take that many photos, I’ll take a few to remember this by. The fact of the matter is, I didn’t take any myself last year, and I ended with no photos, including no photos of the team cosplay I was in. ._. ZETTA-UNCOOL. So lesson, take your own photos, back-up your information.

Kuro-kun is going to meet a new roommate soon. Hope it works out well, because he really does eat a lot. XD

Anyway, off to go more minor- energy things. Not feeling too well, but I might write a post on “saving money,” what it actually means.

Not a whole lot of art posts lately. Hmm.

Winter Landscape, with Rooks
By Sylvia Plath
Water in the millrace, through a sluice of stone,
plunges headlong into that black pond
where, absurd and out-of-season, a single swan
floats chaste as snow, taunting the clouded mind
which hungers to haul the white reflection down.

The austere sun descends above the fen,
an orange cyclops-eye, scorning to look
longer on this landscape of chagrin;
feathered dark in thought, I stalk like a rook,
brooding as the winter night comes on.

Last summer’s reeds are all engraved in ice
as is your image in my eye; dry frost
glazes the window of my hurt; what solace
can be struck from rock to make heart’s waste
grow green again? Who’d walk in this bleak place?