AGO and Coffee

Saturday started off with baking some banana muffins for a YouTube video… and to use up a good amount of bananas in my freezer. You can see that video here.

While they were baking, I realized that I had horribly double booked myself that night but was able to go through with the one I had planned way before. Because of this, I choose to drop off a board game at my friends for her board game party since I had said I would bring it. Which was fine, the subway was messed up and I had to go past her apartment on my way to the AGO.

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I got confused and went the wrong way through the tunnel that I didn’t need to go through

After dropping the game off, I hopped on the streetcar to meet another friend at the AGO to see Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX. It was packed. There were parts of CO-MIX that we had to skip over due to the crowd in front of it that was not moving.Saturday at the AGO was busy! Sunday mornings are definitely my favourite time at the AGO. CO-MIX was very impressive and I sort of wish I didn’t take so long to see this exhibit because now it is gone and I can not go back and enjoy parts in more detail. CO-MIX closed on Sunday.

We wandered around to other parts of the AGO and looked at some photographs apart of Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross. The photographs where very interesting and were taken during WWII. Henryk Ross was the official Lodz ghetto photographer and documented what was happening. He also took the photos for individual’s ID cards. He used a creative idea, by having everyone sit beside each other in rows, with boards behind them, and sticks between them to be able to take one photo of many people and save on film. You can see this photo and learn more about him here, but I would suggest seeing the photographs in person, it is on until June 14th.

After the AGO we went to grab a coffee and a snack and talk about more about life and how things are. We haven’t seen each other in a couple of months and fall out of touch for a while. This is what happens when I don’t live in the same city as my close friends. Facebook helps but not enough.

To end the day I went back “home” to grab dinner with two old friends from high school and catch up with them. We try to do this once every month or so, depending on scheduling. When I got back to Toronto, two of my friends were just up the street at a pub, so I walked up to grab a drink with them.

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