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I know I'm in Vancouver when...

1. Your coworker has 8 body piercing and none are visible.
2. You make over $250,000 and still can't afford a house.  
3. You take a bus and are shocked at 2 people carrying on a conversation in English.
4. Your child's 3rd grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, & is named "Breeze".  
5. You can't remember ... is pot illegal? I have this conversation at least once a week! I swear!!!
6. You've been to more than one baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.  
7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown and can taste the difference between Sumatra and Ethiopian.  
8. You also know which Yaletown restaurant serves the freshest arugula.  
9. A really great parking space can move you to tears.  
10. A man gets on the bus in full leather regalia and crotchless chaps; You don't even notice.  
11. A woman gets on the bus with live poultry; You don't even notice.  
12. The guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing the baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney IS George Clooney.  
13. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.  
14. The gym is packed at 3 PM ....on a work day.
15. Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, the woman who delivers your mail is into BDSM, and your Mary Kay rep is a guy in drag.  
16. You watch the weather from a Seattle TV station because it's more accurate (see 19).  
17. You pass an elementary school and the children are all busy with their cell phones or pagers while waiting for their personal rides home.  
18. You're sure you're the only one on the road with a REAL driver's license.  
19. The weather forecast calls for possible sunny periods, some cloudy periods, and a probability of rain showers... AND EVERY DAY IT'S THE SAME!  
20. The more expensive the car, the worse the driver.

and now I go double check that I've packed everything I need for my trip.


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Jun. 20th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC)
You can't remember ... is pot illegal?

Dude, y'know? At this point I think it's sort of unofficially legal. *g*

Have a grand time at CFTC! Just don't let Melinda take your camera away! *g*
Jun. 20th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
Have a grand time at CFTC!

I'm in Ottawa right now. CFTC is in July.
Jun. 20th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
This list blows my mind. I'd thought of Vancouver as quaint and historic and beautifully clean. Their visitor's bureau has done one hell of a job! Live poultry on the bus? OMG.

So, packing. You haven't mentioned your mom lately. Is your trip a visit to see her? Or are you so excited that you're packing for Miami a month early? ;-)

Jun. 20th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
Vancouver is all that. :o) Personally I've never seen live poultry on the bus. but they often smell like a crate of chickens was on them

LOL. Packing to visit mom - and surprise her on her birthday. She doesn't know I'm coming.
Jun. 20th, 2004 11:57 am (UTC)
Heh, so many of those are so familiar :)

Oh hon *huggles* I hope you have a marvelous time*G* On both legs of the trip. I'm going to miss you *G*
Jun. 20th, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks AJ! I can't wait to suprise my mom on Tuesday. It's her birthday and she doesn't have a clue that I'm here. (neither does my sister)
Jun. 20th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)
*G* That's just so cool :) I'm sure they will both be amazingly surprised.
Jun. 20th, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)
Have a wonderful trip!
Jun. 20th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon. I haven't seen my mother and sister in over 5 years. I'm really looking forward to seeing them. and a niece and nephew I've never met.
Jun. 24th, 2004 07:22 am (UTC)
Oh, that's too long! Have a great time, how cool...
Jun. 20th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
have a safe trip, Lt...wanna here all about it when you get back, perhaps din din the two of us!?

Enjoy yourself!!!
Jun. 20th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks Sabu. I'll call you when I get home.
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