Trip Down Memory Lane: Wayne’s World

Earlier tonight, we finished off some dijon mustard. As I put the empty jar in the recycling bin, I thought to myself: “Pardon me, Do you have any grey poupon?” And then I started laughing. I know I’m dating myself, but it actually makes me sad to think about how many young people have never …

Quick Reminder – The Jewellery Auctions Are Back

Just in case you forgot: spring is auction time. Earlier today was Sotheby’s big Fine Jewels auction, but next week we have two others – Christie’s and Dupuis. Looks like more than one dragonfly brooch this year, if that’s your thing. I thought these star brooches were particularly beautiful, and so delicate for something so …

Would You Leave the Workforce?

Eons ago, we watched Ali Wong’s standup routine on Netflix, Baby Cobra. Without giving too much away, she had some funny parts (I thought) about wanting to leave the workforce. “Housewives” she said, “are geniuses.” I laughed, very hard. (Z not so much.) Around that time, I’d also had a conversation with a couple of …

Baby Crabs Scuttling in a Tidal Pool

We went for a walk last weekend, and saw hundreds of little crabs – some of them were likely babies or newly hatched, and some were likely hermit crabs. Here’s a video of a couple of the ones I saw, as a reminder: get out there and enjoy nature!  

Watch This Now: Tower

Tower is a largely animated documentary, telling about the 1966 mass shootings from the Tower at the University of Texas, Austin, considered the first mass campus murder in America. It’s less about school shootings in general, and almost not at all about the killer, and instead about the victims and events of the day, as …

Unobservant California Driver

Driving home from dinner last night, Z noticed a particularly erratic driver behind us, in a little Volkswagen Golf. Z: “Oh man, he has California plates. Not from around here.” On Sundays, the right lane of many busy streets in Vancouver becomes a parking lane – you can’t stop there during the week, but evenings …