I have no money right now to just go see any dentist, so it’s off to the free dental clinic in the downtown east-side. For those who don’t know about Vancouver’s DTES, it is the poorest community in all of Canada, and this clinic is on Main and Hastings, which is its epicenter. There are lots of “colorful” people there, so at least there is a bright side: I should be able to get some weirdo pictures and good comedy fodder from my visit. YAY?
I don’t go out to bars much anymore, but a friend of mine from where I moved from 6 months ago (Kelowna B.C.) was in town for her friends birthday. I have been feeling pretty down the last couple of weeks, so I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to go out or not, even though I really wanted to see her. I definitely made the right choice by going out. I met a few really cool people, and enjoyed myself much more than I imagined I would. We had drinks, laughs, and an overall great time. I’m not exactly sure what the point of this blog is, but if you are feeling down, and need a lift, find some friends to hang out with. Forget about your problems for a while. Let those who love and care about you lift your spirits. She didn’t know that I wasn’t feeling good about my life. She didn’t have to. She just acted like herself, had fun and I couldn’t stop it from rubbing off on me. If life isn’t going your way, sheltering yourself and hiding from the real world will just make you feel bad because you will have no way of letting yourself know how much joy there is to be had by just going out and experiencing life. Realize that life has its ups and downs, and go out and seize the pleasures that are there for you to grasp. Life is beautiful if you let it be.
I know it was wrong to do, but last night I made fun of my girlfriends PMS. So this morning while I was still sleeping, she jammed a tampon up my ass mumbling something about *getting in touch with my feminine side*, and took off laughing. I tried to pull it out, but the string broke and I had no choice but to try to dig it out with a fork. Well let me tell you, that was a bad idea, and now there is blood. A LOT of blood. So send an ambulance please, and tell them to bring more tampons. Oh, and chocolate too.
If there was an app such as tweetdeck that could export all followers/following to a file, I could work on an MS Access thing that would make it fairly easy to track who comes and goes, link followers to following, etc, if anyone was interested. Now if I could just figure out how to reply without finding this in my dashboard...
That would be really cool. I’d be interested for sure.
My plan tonight is to try to organize my twitter some. I follow over 900 people I know that’s a lot, I try to follow most people back. I remember what if feels like to be new and have someone follow you back, it’s a good feeling! I used to not really even look at their tweets before following…
How would you describe standing on a beach looking at the ocean?
In Vancouver it really depends on which beach you are at. If you are anywhere near the port, you can see the container ships and cruise ships and it really takes away from it in a way, and in another, it is kind of a nice scene. But at other beaches where you can only see miles of ocean, and the sun is setting with just a few wisps of clouds, it can only be described as magical.
What is the one talent that you don't have, but wish you did?
I wish I could sing. I can play multiple instruments, and can pick up songs on guitar by ear, but to hear my voice you would swear I was tone-deaf. But if you mean skill, I would have to say budgeting my money. I earn a good living, but really have no savings. I love to spend and I like the better things in life. At this point in my life, I should really have a nest egg and be preparing for my future. I’m working on it though. It’s hard!
thanks for the reblog. I was able to pay to get my car out of hawk. I can't believe the amount of awesome that is here on tumblr. :)
I’m glad things worked out for you. I reblogged because even though I was unable to help, I though maybe one of my followers on Twitter or Tumblr could. You seem like a sweet girl, and it was a touching story.
I am a recent graduate with a part-time job. One. I am looking for work, but that has turned up nothing thus far. The biggest problem with this job is that when the kids dont have school I dont work, and don’t get paid. November and December are…
I’m working on the Science World renovations right now. Plus two other job sites, but that one is right near the photo. I could be mistaken, but I think I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen that when biking home.
I remember Christmas when I was three years old. I can still picture how our old living room looked, in the house we moved out if a year later. I got a Hot-Wheels track with a loop-and a ramp,( my dad is a car nut!) and playing with it all day while my 1yr old sister bounced merrily away in he jolly-jumper that was mounted in the doorway leading to the kitchen. It snowed a lot more in Vancouver back then, deep enough to be as high up as my eye-balls.
My sister posted this on FaceBook. It’s something I thought I would like to share. I wish the malls and stores had the same respect!—-No Christmas lights until November 12 in respect for our Veterans. Please spread the word. Let’s not let Christmas consumerism overshadow Remembrance Day on November 11th. ** Please repost ** as a debt of gratitude to all our veterans.—-