Wednesday, June 18, 2008

British Columbia

My family and I went to BC for my grandma's 80th birthday celebrations. My grandma is as sassy as she ever was, and it was awesome seeing that she has so many friends that she hangs out with. I hope that I can still be that social when I'm older, because it seems that for a lot of people, being old can be lonely.

She lives in a gated community where people give dirty looks to anyone they don't recognize. I suppose that's the price you pay for making it slightly more difficult for criminals and hooligans to wander into the neighbourhood.

This is supposed to look like eyeballs.


This was in White Rock, a small place pretty close to Vancouver. However, when you're driving around there, you never really know what city you're in. One minute all the signs say White Rock, the next you see Surrey City Hall, then the Burnaby shopping centre goes by, etc. There's no place where one city ends and the next begins. I guess there are areas like that here (i.e., the GTA), but I'm used to seeing at least a few cows between one town and the next.

Not cows.


BC rained most of the time we were there. So typical of you, BC. Many of the shops along the main strip in White Rock were closed, with signs explaining "closed on Sundays and rainy weekdays". I wish I could stop doing my job every time it rained! Oh wait, I don't have a job. And I usually procrastinate from school if it's rainy. Or too nice out to be doing work. Never mind.

There was one nice day though, on which we went to Crescent Beach.



It was wonderful to just walk around, enjoying the weather and taking a few pictures. There were crabs under most rocks.



And lots of sea shells around. If you picked up a handful of shells and stayed still for a few minutes, many of them would come alive; hermit crabs would emerge from them and scuttle around.



If I was clever, I would have shouted "OMG I'VE GOT CRABS!!!" very loud, then run around and show people my crabs. But I am not clever.

I took this picture of the beach and a cloud, which I think is quite beautiful and artistic:



But reality is uglier than fakery, so I photoshopped it:



You can use it as your computer wallpaper if you pay me $5.00, and/or promise to back me up if I am ever involved in gang warfare.



This is a Betty Boop limo / hearse looking thing for a wedding that was happening on the beach. The driver explained that he rents it out "to weird people."

The trip had many other highlights, such as learning what bum fluff and fairy liquid are, and many good times with family and alcohol. But I will save some stories for boring my real life friends with a narrated slide show.

4 comments:

Von said...

A boring slideshow like "http://www.homestarrunner.com/somber.html"

Oh. And is it bad if I want to be one of those weirdos? My mother has a Betty Boop umbrella that I want to steal :P.

Butchie said...

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Dead Robot said...

Love the car! Very Coop!

And the crabs, sometimes Occam's Razor doesn't work for jokes.

madamerouge said...

You are clever.

Where are the pictures from your trip to Wreck Beach? ;-)