After a surprise at work today – my co-worker and I got an award for placing grads in jobs – I picked up some dinner at the Bagdad Cafe (they make delicious chicken salads with tabbouleh and beet salad) and walked over to Mike’s place of employment to eat our dinner in the dreamiest lunch room on the planet. It’s a lovely place to eat your dinner and look out over the whole city. It’s got a 360 degree view, so you can look over the water or look at the buildings, or look into the windows of the building next door.
On the way over, I saw this big piece of string art strung up between two buildings near the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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I first took a photo of this graffiti in 2010 for the 12X12 film marathon. It was a rainy, crappy day when I took that picture and the photo turned out all grainy and out of focus (the poor focus was my fault). I was in the neighbourhood tonight after work and thought I would check and see if it was still there. Yup! Sure was, with a little addition. I have no idea who Kate is, but Kate, if you’re out there, he thinks you’re beautiful.
There was lots of good worky work stuff that happened today. And tomorrow, I get to attend an all day meeting where lunch is provided. I ordered mine ahead of time with no bread.
Then, when I was thinking that I was having a good day, the Canucks completely blew the lead they had against the Islanders. When I say blew it, I really mean it – they were ahead by 3 and then lost in the 3rd period 7 to 4. OOF. I can’t even imagine how the goalie, Eddie Lack, must have felt. And he even did an interview after the game. Kesler said the game was an embarrassment and the coach was all, “Wow. I don’t know what to say.”. Now THAT’S a bad day. By comparison, my day was very, very good.
Which makes me wonder, who on earth wants to be a goalie? Seriously? That’s pretty much the most difficult, self-imposed type of employment I can think of. AND you’re in the public eye.
I hope the whole team just gets back on the horse so everyone can forget this stinker of a game. I have to admire the goalie coming back to the net after taking a beating like that.
Friday after work, I went for a photo walk with Johanna. We had spotted this temple earlier in the week (was it? I can’t remember how we found it in the first place – other than all the beautiful lights) ANYWAY, we went directly from the train to the spot. No. Wait. We went directly from Target to the temple. Side note: Target does not carry any craft or knitting supplies. No crocheting, no yarn, nothing. Nada. Bupkis. Now you know.
Anyway, we went to the temple on 140th street in Surrey, just around the corner from where we live. We parked in the temple parking lot, set up our tripods and took some long exposure photos of the towers in all their glory. While we were taking our shots, I noticed a security guard locking up the gates. I assumed there was another way out, but just to make sure, I flagged him down to ask. Lucky I did. He had just locked us and the He-Man-Way’s car in the parking lot and who knows when it would be open again? Probably years? Or the next day? Either way, very inconvenient. We’d have to call Mike for a drive home.
The security guard cheerfully let us out and we were able to drive across the street and take photos like this:
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