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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.  🙂