Pure cringey!

I was on my way to dance class last night (I know right, how cool does that sound. I now identify as a dancer check me the fuck out) getting my inner Beyonce prepped and wondering what this weeks song will be (last week it was  Tinie Tempah, ‘Girls Like’ and no one in the class knew who he was, like wtf how do you not know this awesome artist who can literally turn a shitty run into a Paula Radcliffe motivated marathon. Go on click the link and try not to move).

Anyways I’m crossing the road and almost got hit by a moped, I was like whatever, I’m a dancer on my way to class you will not kill my positive vibe (PS you look like a right nob, open your eyes next time you prick). This random stranger who was walking behind me was so indignant for me, he was proper pissed and having a right good old rant on my behalf. Not sure if it was the fact of almost getting run over that pissed him off or the fact that it was a moped (oh the shame).

So I humoured the guy and was chatting away and he said “your accent is great I won’t guess where it’s from” told him it was English and he asked if I had just moved here so I gave him the blurb of moving to Vancouver from Edmonton. He told me that he also used to live in Edmonton and asked how I liked Vancouver which I obviously replied that I loved it here. “Fist pump” he said as he held his clenched fist out towards me (ya what love, you want me to fist pump what are you like 12, you have just been raging about bad drivers and now you want me to “fist pump” are you having a fuckin laugh). My inside voice was having such a laugh with this, the outer me totally different. I put on a big smile and did the ‘fist pump’ thing. Thankfully we were heading in different directions and I could get back to practising my awesome dance routines (I’m a dancer don’t ya know) in my head.

So my dance program is almost finished, I only have one more class left and though I have enjoyed them I think I will try something else. Maybe boxing as I do love punching things (don’t look to much into that) though once you’ve been trained by the hardest bird in Birkenhead who was also named as one of the toughest women in Britain it’s going to be pretty hard to find a program that comes close!

In other news, our trip to Montreal was fabulous, we ate, drank and got frozen to the core. Besides the fab food and beer Old Montreal has lovely old buildings and we really did feel like we could have been in France. Winter probably isn’t the best time to go so we will be checking it out again in the Summer!

Have a fabulous weekend, I will be searching Vancouver for a decent Mojito!

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Mojito please!

Hi my name is Michelle and my friend is a Vegan……

I didn’t mean to have a Vegan as a friend, I certainly didn’t do it on purpose, who would want the hassle? But alas I do, my lovely work wife has gone completely dark and I of course fully support her. But like wtf is she going to ask for when she orders Pad Thai “Pad Thai please, no tofu, no eggs and extra peanuts.” I don’t think she has thought this one through!

Vegans do get a bad rap though eh, you can literally feel the eye rolls coming when someone announces they’re vegan. Why is tolerance for vegans seemingly low? Is it because it’s almost like the trendy thing to do like being “gluten intolerance”? Is it the alleged judgements they put on us non vegans? Surely we should be praising these folks for making a stand and standing by their beliefs “good on ya love.”

I don’t know, I can’t see the wife walking into a restaurant, announcing that she’s vegan and that she’ll have the lentil salad.  Throwing daggers at anyone tucking into a big fat steak! Are you even a vegan if you go to a non veganish restaurant?!

When I first met the wife we were meeting for me to introduce her to a young person that I had and she would be working with. She was late, so me and this youth came up with a plan to get back at her and to test her banter and limits (these things are v important). So when she parked up we just jumped in her car without a word got comfy and told her “we are going for lunch, you’re choosing the restaurant and Bob’s vegan.” Did this throw her into a panic as she wanted to make a good first impression, did she burst out into tears as it was to much pressure? No, she said “that’s okay, I’m a Vegetarian and know exactly where to go.” Smug bitch took us to Padamandi what was actually one of my fave Thai restaurants in Edmonton. So she passed and quickly became the wife.

To be fair the wife’s vegetarianism has been a good influence on me; I was in the Bay looking at this fabulous handbag and her face popped in my head making me put it down (much to the relief of Mr C). I’ve been satisfying my bag fetish with beautiful pieces from Matt & Nat who make beautiful vegan bags/ purses and are very reasonably priced (another relief for Mr C).

Anyway as I’m in Vancouver and she is Edmonton I will have to rely on her family and Edmonton friends to keep her in check!!

Me and the wife

In other news, Mr C and I have booked our first trip and will be heading to Montreal next month woop woop!!