Alright I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m still here in Canada exploring this great country. The reason I haven’t posted?
I met a girl!
That’s right I met a girl here in Vancouver. Her name is Lauren and she’s studying to become a Phlebotomist. So what does a Phlebotomist do exactly? I had to look it up. They are those people in the hospital (and blood clinics) that take your blood. They are a step down from nurses (but don’t tell her I said that!).
I don’t know how she does it. I pass out at the sight of blood. It is just soooo gross.
How’d I Meet Her? eHarmony! At Least I think so…
I was on the last days of an eHarmony free trial when I came across a girl with a great smile and an adorable puppy. I basically couldn’t even.
We went to Revolver coffee (yes, that Revolver coffee) and found out that her family came from Wales. I looked past that and found a great bond with her anyways.
Adventures at Lonsdale Quay
If you ever come to visit Vancouver, Lonsdale Quay is one of those places you find after you’ve gone to all the touristy areas that…kind of is yet another touristy area. The great part about it is you have to take a SeaBus across the water to get there. But every restaurant there is waterfront, so you have a great view no matter where you go.
We went in May, which is the best time to visit anything in Vancouver. Just warm enough to not need a jacket, the sun is out, and yet it’s not quite busy with tourists yet. While the restaurants at the Quay are mostly ho-hum, we did like the ice cream. Oh my God the ice cream smell in that place made me like Toucan Sam from the Fruit Loops commercial (I’m getting more North American by the day!).
Our date continued walking around the Quay enjoying the buskers. The buskers are usually people with guitars and the occasional magic show. Not anything like what you find in Dublin or London, but it did make for a romantic atmosphere.
Well my free trial with eHarmony ran out but it served its purpose. I found a girl, and I’m keeping her.
So what’s next for me?
I initially intended on creating some memorable experiences and then returning back home to London to start my career as a lawyer. But now….well…..maybe Canada is in my future plans as well!
Am I going to be a lawyer? Maybe immigration law for Canada is something that I need to look into.
It’s amazing how life is like that.
Right now Lauren works at Starbucks. There’s over fifty Starbucks in the downtown core alone so I don’t think I gave away too much info about her. She has a beautiful smile. And piercing blue eyes…look at me getting all soft.
We’re going to a piss-up tonight. Well, I call it a piss-up: everyone else in Canada thinks that’s when there’s a bathroom accident. But I digress.
We’ll discuss our future plans. I may end up staying here, or she may end up coming back to England with me. What a memento she would be!