Seattle City Sophisticate

I picked my sister up in downtown Vancouver for our drive to downtown Seattle. As we navigated a couple of blocks downtown, in our hometown, we saw some terrible drivers – truly awful. Think: there’s a green light, but to these guys it did not mean “go”. “It’s like every cluck in the country is …

Pet Peeve First World Problems

I don’t like when people say “First world problems” dismissively. I get it: sometimes, people complain about ridiculous things, and it’s fun to make fun of them. I do it too. I like to reference the Mugatu Latte scene from the first Zoolander when I do it, but not always. Sometimes something like this will …

Highlights: Peppercorn and Silent Marriages

The other day, I bit into something with some ground pepper, and managed to bite down on what must have been a quarter of a peppercorn. As it crushed in my mouth, it tasted so green: violently, vibrantly green. I think very little about spices: I like curry sometimes, and always garlic, but don’t pay …

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: the Pools Hath Opened!

It’s pool weekend, Vancouverites. This weekend, our pools opened. It’s been marked in my calendar for weeks, with an exclamation mark – though I didn’t need to put it there. Because I have the date memorized. Saturday of the May Long Weekend. Now, some of you may be thinking: “What? The pools are open year …