Sunday, March 18, 2012

so far

I have been involved in three bouts of hail.

I have walked into two record stores (Neptoon and Zulu) and came out of both of them richer in music.

I have spent soul-fortifying time with the OFKAR, Al, Wandering Coyote, Mel, Matthew, and Serah. I'm blessed to have good friends, here in my second home.

I have seen cherry trees in blossom, tulips and crocuses bursting with colour, and even what looked like a rose tree in full bloom.

I have had some damn fine sushi, as is only right and proper.

I have walked more in the past three days than I have in the previous three months. I think we can safely assume that my knee is now healed.

I have peed in some pretty sketchy bathrooms, but come home every night to my favourite hotel ever.

And tonight, I crossed another band off my list to see before I die.

Review of the Magnetic Fields concert at the Vogue Theatre, still to come.


Allison said...

Where did you see cherry blossoms?!

It was great to see you this weekend, sad to see you go so soon. :(

p.s. It was Neptoon Records that we went into on Saturday.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Kits is in bloom, especially near the water! They are just starting to emerge though.

So great to see you, Al, but it sure went by quickly.

And thanks for the correction; it WAS Neptoon. Revisions to my memory have now been made.

Wandering Coyote said...

Our visit was very soul-fortifying, too, Barb. I'm glad I could come, and more social stuff like this is one of the reasons I moved here.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am so glad that you are able to take advantage of the social opportunities here, WC, because this is a great place to hang out. So glad we had a chance to meet on Saturday!

The McIlrath Family said...

8:30 am sudden onset of wind gusts followed by a 20 minute pounding rainstorm.

12:20 pm hail, followed by sleet then another pounding of rain.

6:05 snow. SNOW! In March! In Victoria!

Snow during spring break sucks big time.

Zulu Records is one of my favorite music stores. I like the little typed write-ups they have pinned to different CD's.

Next time you really need to make the trek across to the island. Butterscotch would love to have you come and stay.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I woke up to a mini blinding snowstorm my last day in Vancouver, Toccata. And a couple of hours later went for a walk on bone dry pavement.

It's almost time I braved that ferry ride, I agree.

John Mutford said...

You should sketch those sketchy bathrooms.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Some of them already had their own sketches on the walls, John.