A few days worth of updating

Thursday – Downtown exploring with Spad, Starbucks

Thursday Adam & I went downtown to meet up with Spad, who was quite easy to get along with. I’m going to go with ‘yes, I like him,’ until further notice. We explored random (to me) places with our own personalized tour guide in the downtown core. It was fun.

I also stopped in at a Starbucks hiring fair, where they interviewed me twice and said they’d pass me along to one of the stores that needs people. Haven’t heard from them yet, but I don’t really want to work at a Starbucks, it was just convenient to stop in, and a good way to get my ass in gear with the job searching.

Friday – not much of anything

Friday we stayed at home and watched the rain fall. I spent most of the day applying for jobs online. At night around here the coyotes are loud and eerie. I kind of like it, and it kind of freaks Adam out.

Saturday – Visiting with Heather

Saturday we spent part of the day relaxing at home, and then my old friend Heather from High School drove out from Burnaby with her daughter to see us. It was fantastic, as I haven’t even been able to find her for the past ten years. It was fantastic to see her again, and it felt immediately comfortable, which was great. I’ve really missed her. We also went to Metropolis at Metrotown (it’s a mall, nothing special) and dropped in to visit Heather’s mom, who I also spent a lot of time with back in High School.

Sunday – Orphan’s thanksgiving, a call from Grouse Mountain

Sunday I got up and immediately started baking. I made something in my blueberry cookbook that was just called ‘Blueberry Dessert.’ It was basically a cake square-like thing made with lots of blueberries (I put in more than it called for because I love blueberries.) I also made a nice brown sugar sauce to top it with – the sauce was like drinking brown sugar. Liquid heaven, I tell you. Then Adam and I took our dessert over to Sharolyn’s place for their thanksgiving dinner. It took us just over two hours to get there. Yeah, we live too far away from everything.

The dinner was great, although I was painfully out of place there, mostly because I don’t do well in large groups of complete strangers – I know this and accept it, but I had forgotten what it felt like as I haven’t gone to many events like this in the past few years. In Toronto I got through that and knew enough people to get by at large gatherings (like Zoltan’s parties and such) by the time I had left. Now I have to go through all this stuff all over again. It’s kind of draining. I’m glad Adam can chat with anyone he meets, it helps in the sense that I don’t have to talk much, and that is good. It reminded me of the times I went out with Cyn to the webgrrls brunches, and everyone was so outgoing and chatty and I just… well, wasn’t. It’ll pass eventually, and I’ll feel comfortable again, but last night was hard for me.

When I got home, my mother told me I had got a call from Grouse Mountain. I called them back today and set up an interview for something up there. It’s a long commute from here, but working there for a while would be pretty awesome I think, and if we’re both working we might be able to advance our moving schedule by a month or two, which would rock. I like living with Mom & Merv, but it’s too far from everything and Adam & I really want our own space sooner rather than later. It’s just one of those things. Anyhow, job interview tomorrow, which includes a free ride on the Tram to Grouse Mountain (normally costing like 20$) so I’m not complaining.

Monday

Today we drove to Mission with Mom & Merv. I have discovered that Mom & Merv are completely addicted to shopping. They can’t get enough of it. We went to mission just to go to London Drugs (there’s one closer, but hey,) and to stop at Liquidation world. Where we went shopping.

The view of Mount Baker in the clouds on the way to Mission was fantastic. You couldn’t see the peak, as it disappeared into clouds that almost looked like mountains themselves. I love this province.

6 Comments

  • ginamoog

    October 11, 2004 at 3:28 pm

    Don’t worry, I always feel out of place as well:)

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      October 11, 2004 at 6:59 pm

      It’s not that I felt out of place so much as afraid to speak. I get that way in any large group, generally. It’s just worse when I don’t know any of them. I just don’t do small talk… 🙂

  • ashkitty

    October 11, 2004 at 4:32 pm

    I’m glad you’re liking it, and that things seem to be going well. 🙂

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      October 11, 2004 at 7:00 pm

      me too… now all we need is to get jobs, save up a bit of money, get a passport, and make our way down to visit you…

      • ashkitty

        October 11, 2004 at 7:02 pm

        You do not need a passport to come here! At least, I don’t think you do…well, I have mine on standby, anyway. 😉 Just need time and money.

  • spadoink

    October 12, 2004 at 10:00 am

    i’m glad you came on sunday.
    sorry i couldn’t make you more welcome at the start but i was sort of wrapped up in prep.

    i’m also glad that for the moment i am liked.