Thursday, August 28, 2008

Days 2-14-slacker that I am

I do realize that I am quite a bit behind, but I don't mind :) I am completely into being a Vancouver resident-even if it is only for a month. This city, as I wrote in my journal this morning: "It is going to be hard to drag me(kicking and screaming) away from this place. I will always long to come back and will drive SM crazy with the various ways that it would be not only possible but inevitable really(I am lucky he is so patient with me). This is, in almost every way imaginable the perfect city for me."
Vancouver has all of the big city hustle and bustle, energy, fashion, flavor and attitude. World class food, art galleries and the green space is to die for! From my window I can see the ocean, the mountains and I can grab a cup of coffee at the local joint of choice. I could work all day in a creative field(choose one....they are all represented here) and then go for a hike to to the beach in less than 15 minutes. There are so many languages spoken here and I am lucky if I can walk 5 minutes without hearing Chinese, French, or Spanish(and quite a few that I don't know very well)
It appeals to both the fashionista and the outdoors-woman in me.
What more could you ask for(yes being in the US would be a great place to start for me....a US citizen)

My love affair with this city will not end any time soon I am afraid.

This morning

This is the view from my desk. SM on a meeting and Cleo ready for our daily run on the Seawall(I just imagine her saying in voice that doesn't sound all that unlike Marge Simpson with a Brooklyn accent "c'mon you ready to go or what?"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

VANCOUVER! Where have you been all my life!

As many of you know(and others may have no clue) My husband(Superman-for obvious reasons SM for short) and I decided that life is too short to only see one part of the world so a few months back we decided to venture off for small stints to places we have never been but would like to visit. For our first experiment we kind of put our finger on the map and chose Vancouver.....little did we know that there would be so many things we would love about this place!
So far we have been here 3 days....since SM has to work during the week I have been on my own to explore the city and get ready for our first weekend(when SM takes a 3 day weekend to spend with me adventuring about)
So far I have walked, and walked and memorized my neighborhood.
Our building is at the corner of Richards and Robson

This Salt Lake Urbanite is salivating with all of the possibilities! So much to ingest, digest and experience, so little time!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Yoga time is the best time...........

Every Tuesday and Thursday I feel like I am truly getting far more than I am Yoga, waking up with the city and all while getting my daily exercise(again....multitasking.....can't.....stop!)

Join Me!!!
Free Yoga in the Park:
Every Tuesday and Thursday 7am-8am

Lunch Time Concerts in the park!

Every weekday from 12-1(Lunch Hour)

Today I checked it out and it is SO MUCH FUN! I brought my lunch(to eat) my computer(to work) and my dog(to socialize and get some air) AH MULTITASKING....let's just say that living by the park feeds my addiction ;)
Cleo enjoying the concert(she scared away precisely 2 men who approached us from behind) so she stole the show a few times(luckily the wonderfully talented Marcia Knorr didn't seem to mind)

Friday, August 1, 2008

My Lunch....interesting because:

Well......because I thought it was really pretty and very healthy!
and Hummis for dressing
with a glass of chocolate milk
M M Good!

I have been attempting to eat 3 square meals a day and all that jazz(yes for swimsuit season, yes I realize it is August.....additionally I do realize it is a cliche to say that I will attempt to keep the weight off)
A girl can dilute herself......ahem....... I mean dream!