What else to do when bored on Friday night but to make one’s self into a super hero. I’m going for a walk. This is ridiculous. How can I be bored – I’m in FLIPPING VANCOUVER????!!!!
A few hours later…
I started my walk at 8:15pm and decided that the Library must be open until 9 on a Friday. I hopped onto the skytrain and got off the sardine can at Stadium. 4 blocks later, I was disappointed to find out that the people who work in the library have a life and it starts at 6 on Friday.
Not really sure where to go, I decided to stay on the well known and lit roads for a little people walking. I made my way down familiar Robson street and giggled at the tittering girls in spike heels trying to keep up with their boyfriends (evidentially not titillated by their toes). I kept going until I reached Denman street. I decided that since Denman joined up with Davie that I could probably just keep walking in a circuit until I made it back to Yaledown. All lit roads, all full of people. Off I went.
Around Denman and the cupcake store (the old store – they’ve moved…), I received Gribs message informing me that Vancouver was lifeless unless you had cash to stay entertained. I looked around the streets. People everywhere, talking, moving (and in some cases singing). I understand that it is possible to be alone in a city of half a million people, but somehow, walking the streets of Vancouver on a Friday night was VASTLY more satisfying than any pre-weekend walks I ever had after dark in Langley.
I hoofed it up the hill on Davie street and forced myself not to stop at the book store or my favourite Ro.ger’s vid.eo. I made eyecontact with a grumpy looking man in front of the ga.y lea.ther ba.r and smiled at a woman who was obviously talking to me about something but I couldn’t understand a word.
I finally had a chance to check out choi.ces market as they are open until 11 (ELEVEN GRIB!). I picked up some hand cream as I have found myself mega dry following my sick spell. I burned my hand quite badly making breakfast cookies the other day, and even though I have been smearing my hands with Aloe and Vitamin E, I still had some right awful dry hands today. I am becoming more and more of a fan of the Ki.ss M.y Fa.ce brand.Â I really like their products, they are all 100% biodegradable and their containers are recyclable in the bins in my building. Win/win.
I continued on through Yaletown, made my apologies to the dude who is always sitting in front of Shoppers (and who always wishes me a good night) and headed back towards the library.
I made the trek in about an hour and a half and am feeling quite invigorated.