Greetings from the west

This week I have the annual middle of term winter break week, and when I can I like to take a couple of days to escape town and see a change of scenery. This year I thought “hey, I’d like to check out Vancouver,” and happily enough Erin agreed with this plan and generously offered to host me. It has been a lovely weekend so far, and weather-wise I am very much enjoying the sunshine and slightly above-freezing temperatures. Green grass, man. It really DOES exist. Who knew?

I’ve been doing a moderate amount of geeking out over the downtown sights and all the buildings and intersections that stand in for various cities on various television shows, and it is at the same time unassailably cool that Fringe/Smallville/Battlestar Galactica/X-Files/etc all actually take place within a few blocks of each other, and yet also it sort of feels like it should be generating some kind of rift in the space-time continuum. But still. The Daily Planet. And Caprica. That’s awesome.



Other than a decent amount of walking I can report a great deal of food-eating has occurred and will likely continue. Today promises more of same along with some knitterly company and I look forward to the mini-break continuing. I’ve been happily knitting away on a few projects and no doubt will encounter new and enticing yarns. This can hardly be bad. Onwards!






  1. I’m from Vancouver but have been relocated to Calgary for the last 3 years. You’re making me homesick! Hope you continue to have a great trip : )

  2. I read Joseph Mallozzi blog almost every day…he was a writer/producer for the Stargate franchise, that is sadly no longer and he is a foodie and writes all about the places he eats….so if interested…

    I, too would so geek out. I almost went to Vancouver a few years ago(it’s the reason I got a new passport), but a friend asked if I’d go with her to San went there instead…of course I ended up leaving the week BEFORE Comic-Con…but my uncle lives there, so I hope to one day I’ll be able to go to Comic Con…or maybe just PAX and see Wil Wheaton, another blog I follow….

  3. Lucky duck! I’ve always wanted to go to Vancouver – DH has a new “rule” that our vacations have to be within one time zone…so it will be a while til he gets bored of his new rule.

    Please add a PS to the storefront sign that reads “…and neither are flannel pyjama bottoms…”

  4. Oh! Looks like so much fun! I would love to visit Vancouver some day. I once dreamed of attending a school in that area… but that was long, long ago and my plans were not God’s plans.

    Love your photos!

  5. So glad you’re here and having fun!! You sure lucked out weather wise for this time of year. If you get the chance, try to take the False Creek Ferry from the Roundhouse over to the Aquatic Centre – on these sunny days it’s a multi-million dollar ride for just a few bucks. Hope you get the chance to check out Urban Yarns and Three Bags Full 🙂

  6. So jealous. I would love to visit Vancouver. Enjoy!

  7. Ann in the UP · ·

    How cool to get tips on LYS’s while you’re in town. Go for it!

    I’m in Seventh heaven after finishing a sweater for my husband yesterday. And when I had him try in on, he wouldn’t take it back off. That’s the best part!

  8. I had a great time on my first trip to Vancouver last fall. It’s such a beautiful city! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. Hope you have a great trip and enjoy the weather.

  10. I’m so used to seeing snow that it’s strange to see a place with no snow.

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