Over the past ten days i've been mostly:
Meeting with Tracy A.Myerson of Jett Grrl Bike Studio and planning a funky custom built bike. A local queer friendly business with stellar customer service, an emphasis on quality goods and maintenance, honest advice, no pressure to buy and a chance to hang out with a mini Australian shepherd. Love.
Enjoying my new job but it's made me realise that there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything i want to do!
Continuing to eat a healthy diet: no alcohol, dairy, yeast, sugar or wheat and placing a heavy emphasis on fresh vegetables. Whilst i was pining over ice-cream in my local grocery shop, i spied 'Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss' non dairy frozen dessert. It's dairy, soy and gluten free and made with agave-this stuff is better than ice-cream! The dark chocolate flavour is rich, smooth, with a strong kick of cocoa and isn't too sweet!
Watched as the sky filled with smoke and helicopters caused by a crowd of idiots running riot in the city. Issues such as homelessness, funding cuts to schools, libraries, health care and arts; higher taxes, high cost of living, low pay etc are generally met with an apathetic reaction from most Vancouverites. However the Canucks losing a hockey game? Some people see it as a reason to overturn and set fire to cars, attack firefighters and police (not the biggest fan of VPD but in this case my sympathies were with 'em), destroy and loot businesses and shut down Downtown Vancouver. The place looked like a war zone at 6.30am. Way to keep things in perspective folks.
Finding graffiti in unexpected places.
Vancouver Riot Image: ZUMA Press/Newscom