I was walking down Nelson street in Vancouver and almost created a human pile-up cause I stopped so suddenly. I thought my eyes were deceiving me, but no, here’s your proof (taken on my new crackberry storm – I’m weak, so sue me – it was handy while I was out of town):
Now, I’m not sure if I’d use this toilet, although it was tempting just to see the inside of it (I know, a toilet is a toilet, but outside in an urban downtown area?). It was quite the sight. I don’t think it was there before, but then again, I never walked downtown as much as I did this trip. In any case, it gave me a good chuckle.
Then I went down Granville street and couldn’t resist taking a pic of it as well, because I know the next time I’m in town it won’t be the same. I wanted to capture it’s essence before they try to clean this area for the 2010 Olympics.
Its a grungy part of the downtown core, but I love its character. Anyways, these random pics of Vancouver shows you a bit of its character. And below shows you how proud the city is of hosting the 2010 Olympics, they have a countdown clock at the VAG! Note that at the time I was there the Olympics were: 351 days, 3 hours, 15 minutes and 28 seconds away.
I looked out the window after the pilot told us that we were approaching the airport in Vancouver. I could see the mountains and I knew I was back in my second home. As we landed, I wondered, for a split second, did I still remember it? I was worried I wouldn’t remember how to maneuver the roads in the city. I had nothing to fear though, once I got my rental car and started driving around, it all came back to me.
I enjoyed myself. It was a short but sweet trip. I wish I could have stayed longer, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Next time.
I was awoken last night, just before falling asleep by a call from a former co-worker in Vancouver. I was so pleasantly surprised by it. Even though I was this close to falling asleep.
We started in on all the gossip that’s gone on at the company I use to work for. I breath a sigh of relief that I’m no longer there. I mean, don’t we all with our former jobs?
We got into a discussion about a former mutual co-worker of ours and how much she’s changed. Or maybe she hasn’t changed and has always been a self-serving you-know-what. I’d say “bitch” but that would be too mean..lol. Seriously, it’s sad because I use to be very close to this mutual co-worker and we were friends outside of work. I helped her out when no one else would and what did I get? A stab in the back, that’s what I got. And, for that, I won’t speak to her again. I can forgive her, but I can’t be friends with her. And, apparently she’s done the same thing to my former co-worker, which sucks because this women helped her get her job (that’s right my former co-worker’s job – she retired) when she moved back to Vancouver and the way she’s treated her since is atrocious.
Anyways, this former co-worker was happy that I had started a new job. She was calling to tell me that she had given me a glowing reference – again, after I already started the job! I told her where my frist business trip would be and she was so excited for me. She told me I should come visit her, I always stay with her when I go to Vancouver. I’d love to get out to Vancouver, but I haven’t determined my travel schedule right now at work, so I can’t commit to anything, which sucks.
It was so nice to catch-up with her because I’ve missed that connection with my Vancouver “family”. Vancouver will always be my second home. 🙂