Whoops. It’s been a week since I’ve journalled.
May 12th, 2015 - Had the day off work, since I already did everything I could. I went to Queen Elizabeth Park, and took in the beautiful trees and gardens. Later that evening, went to Chantal’s fundraiser for relief in Nepal after the earthquake and met a delightful lady who’s doing her PhD in public health. And it was AMAZING meeting her and talking about women, their role, what she did. I really really missed that.
May 13th, 2015 - Went to my first ever soccer game! Like for realz soccer game at the stadium where we saw BC Whitecaps vs Edmonton FC - and we were literally in the second row. (Adam’s company got him free tickets). It was super cool! I’ve never been so close. Then, we went to a Japanese tapas bar thing, I think it’s called an Izakaya bar? We had plum wine for the first time, and it was amazing!
May 14th, 2015 - I got to read! I got a UBC library card, and I took out books from the library and had a quiet night in, and it was amazing. I read Neil Gaiman’s book The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and I forgot how much I missed reading. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to read for leisure.
May 15th, 2015 - Went to The Park at the English Bay with a bunch of people, met some really cool people. This 40-year old guy started hitting on me, so Adam saved me and we went to the English Bay together and sat and enjoyed the beach! Left early because Benajir (my roommate) was locked out of the house at midnight, so I ran home to let her in.
May 16th, 2015 - A super ideal magical day. Adam and I went to Gastown again and walked our fill. We had amazing brunch at L’Abbatoir and equally amazing seafood (like the best oysters I’ve ever had) at Cork and Fin. Magical day. James Vincent McMorrow concert was happening, and he was phenemonal. Coupled with the setting sun, the talent in the live music, and the delicious sea food in a beautiful restaurant - it was amazing. Then later that evening, we impulsively went took the Seabus to North Vancouver, which there wasn’t anything to do, so we went to Shoppers’ and also to a Menchies-like place to get frozen yogurt. We took the Seabus back home, and it turns out the 25 bus doesn’t run past midnight. I bumped into this really cute guy, Tom, we walked for a bit and exchanged numbers, but no texts have happened between us since. :| Eventful evening back, I called the police - nuff said.
May 17th, 2015 - Chore day. Boring, and needed.
May 18th, 2015 - Beach day at Kits beach! Beautiful, but I tanned like a… something that tans very easily. And I met Adam’s coworkers. They’re kinda boring. And Adam mentioned he was going to spend all of Tuesday and Wednesday with me after work, and I told him I needed space.
That brings us to today! All caught up-ish. Really really quick summaries, I’ll expand on everything later!