Living in Vancouver has afforded me countless opportunities
My most favourite (besides living within walking distance of a gourmet donut shop), is all the live shows I have been able to see in St. John’s in a million years
Since I’ve been here, I’ve seen The Monkees, Against Me!, The Soup Nazi, Nick Cave, Billy Bragg (3 times!), Rancid, The Descendents, Dead Kennedys, The Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Chris Rock, Gerry Dee, Kings of Leon, J. Cole, and Anderson Paak
It’s been an incredible year on that front.
But perhaps the unlikely highlight was that my absolute favourite podcast, Stuff You Should Know came to town for a live recording, just in time for International Podcast Day !!!
So Christina and I went to The Vogue Theatre, where we’d seen Gerry Dee back in April, and watch Josh and Chuck record ‘How the Ford Pinto Works‘, a live taping all about the notoriously explosive death trap of yesteryear
It was so exciting, I spilled an entire glass of wine all over myself
Coffee and I have a strange abusive relationship where I really believe it’s not gonna fuck me right up ‘this time’, so I go back to it… then, a few sips in, my heart is racing, I’m sweating, and I can’t keep up with my thoughts. When the mania subsides, I vow we are never ever ever getting back together
But then in a moment of weakness, I yearn for it’s smokey, bitter, soothing warmth and order up an Americano and the cycle starts again
On National Coffee Day, Daniel was in town and went to Parallel 49 to get us ladies some coffee for the ride to the airport.
I guess they asked what names to put on the orders and they clearly couldn’t understand Daniel’s indecipherable Goulds accent when he said “Jennah with an H”
This National Drink a Beer Day will break the tie between beer and burgers for most national holidays created for them.
The highlight reel of beer related holidays already celebrated by yours truly this year include; National Beer Lover’s Day , International Beer Day , National IPA Day , Beer Day , and National Beer Can Day
I went for dinner at Vij’s with Christina and Maggie. The rooftop patio with fairy lights and communal seating was delightful. Vij himself came over to see how we were enjoying things. I, as usual, got too star struck to say anything clever or ask for a picture.
While Christina and Maggie indulged in some elaborate cocktails, I chose a pilsner off the beer menu to ‘drink a beer’ for National Drink a Beer Day. We shared a bunch of entrees and then Christina snuck off and paid for the entire bill as a treat. How nice.