This is Laura‘s last week at this job, sitting across from me, peeking her head up and making faces at me when other people in the office are being complete asses. I knew that growing up as a snobby North Van kid she’d someday find a place in Yaletown and feel right at home :p Well that place is Gus & Russ’ where she’s housesitting while they’re away for the next little while.
We had some quality Surrey time this weekend with my sister and her babies – BBQ in the backyard, meat on grill, beer in hand mm.
Yesterday, it was our first time at Wreck Beach together (John and I) and it was awesome, the community down there is really great – funny, friendly and just plain kooky. Walking back up to the bus we were surrounded by freshmen and returning college students in their little cliques (since Wreck is located in Pacific Spirit Park, at UBC). We walked by the dorms where my friend Michelle spent her first year. I spent a night there after an Arts County Fair in 1999. Good times. John was getting reminiscent about college days and I was just re-affirming the fact that my time spent at university was painful (yes, for all 8 months of attendance) and when I dropped out to join the dotcom craze, it was indeed a good move.
Students are back in school, tourists are still piling into town – my bus was 20 mins late this morning (that was after one, packed to the gills, already went right passed my stop). After the day we had yesterday I’m really not in a cranky ranty mood, really, I’m not. Although I just came to work and found out something that I should have been notified of DAYS ago. Hooray for being out of the loop!
Also, as I’m writing this, I get an email from Big Brothers Renew Crew in Vancouver, I had inquired about a donation pick up: “We unfortunately do not have any dates available for the downtown area since we have parking problems in there. We don’t go there too often so I would suggest you to try calling one of the other organizations like Canadian Diabetes Association. Once again thank you for choosing to support Big Brothers Renew Crew”
Um my donations have just been rejected. Great. I don’t have a car so I can’t get to any of the donation drop off centres. I need a charity organization in Vancouver that does pick ups of clothing, shoes, household things. I just called the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline regarding pickup downtown. They need a) a safe place to stop b) they cannot come into the building c) clothing must be outside by 8am (although pickup might not be right at that time). I suppose that isn’t too bad but I’d have to see what my landlord says, maybe there’s already some kind of protocol for the building… meh. Anyone have any other suggestions?
Tuesday is the new Monday.