Posts Tagged ‘vancouver’

Back in Van!

15/05/2011 Leave a comment

Flew back to Van the 1st of May and I’m glad to be home. I don’t think anybody who’s not from Vancouver could understand this, but I actually missed the rain! It’s just not the same in MTL.

Forgive me for the rambling of this post and the spaced-ness of it – I had my wisdom teeth out on Friday so I’m currently hopped up on painkillers. I think it’s remarkable that I’m actually able to string together coherent thoughts in this state. Speaking of that, I lost a game of Scrabble to my mother by 4 points last night! 326-322, with yours truly playing the part of Buzz Aldrin. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to put together a map of the third wave coffee industry in Vancouver for awhile and finally got around to it. If you think I’ve left anyone out, leave a comment or tweet me and I’ll add them. Special thanks to my friends over at CleanHotDry for some of the more obscure locations (Solder & Sons, Uva Wine Bar, etc.). You can find it here.,-123.099747&spn=0.111402,0.308647&output=embed
View Third Wave Vancouver in a larger map

Lots more to say but a little too drugged to say it, so I’ll leave that for next time.




Last Days

21/08/2010 Leave a comment

So tomorrow (Sunday) is my last shift at cafca. Pop by, tell my how much you’ll miss me, and I might be tempted to give you something free. I’m on from 8 till 2.


The Kup of Excellence

14/06/2010 Leave a comment

Big, exciting news!

The café I work at, cafca, has been nominated for the Krups Kup of Excellence as one of the top 10 cafés in the entirety of Vancouver!! Wooooo!

If we receive enough votes to make it into the top 3, judges will come around and check us out, and we very well might win.

Help us out by voting at: Even if you don’t live in Vancouver. Or in Canada. Or on Earth. We are listed under Café for Contemporary Art. Thanks for your help!



Home is Where the Heart Is

25/04/2010 Leave a comment

Well I guess this is it, Gardner. Less than one week left – my lease ends on Friday at noon. It’s been a fun ride. Always remember that Gardner creed: “It’s Better on Top”.

One exam left, and then I fly home on Sunday.

The upside of leaving Gardner is that I get to go home to Vancouver. I was talking to a friend of mine who is also from Van today at brunch and we both agreed that this year has made us realize that Vancouver, and BC in general, is home. Montréal is great and I really do love it, but the mountains, forests, and trees that I’ve become so accustomed to are sorely missing. I’m definitely a BCian.

West Coast for life, yo!




21/12/2009 Leave a comment

And even my computer knows it:
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Montréal is great, but it just isn’t Vancouver. I’m glad to be back 🙂



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I shall see thee anon, Vancouver

16/08/2009 1 comment

I had my goodbye party yesterday…when I saw all these wonderful people it slowly started to sink in that I’m leaving in just over three days! Thanks to everyone who came out, I had a lot of fun and ate far too much. With the party all said and done I have only to pack for my imminent departure – that is my big goal for this week: pack ahead of time so Thursday is sane. I’m also hitting the ice on Monday and Tuesday, maybe Wednesday as well.

Count backwards from three and breathe.