Epic Weekend!

Wow did i ever have a killer weekend!  I would like to send out mad props and big ups to my fab friends, Fighting Chance Productions, the VIBF, and the city of Van for being effing awesome all around 🙂

Friday Night

Got off work and needed a drink.  Thank JC for the amazing concoction known as already mixed vodka and Rockstar.  So not good for me but who the F cares when it’s Friday night and you need something to walk down the street with that won’t bring the fuzz.  Also i don’t think they have it in the States so it’s the one cool thing we have that they don’t.  Suck it States.  While walking i saw one beggar with a sign that read “traveling and ran out of money”.  My thought?  Fucking stop traveling and get a job loser…he wasn’t even trying, he was sleeping next to the sign.  The next beggar i saw had a different tactic as his sign read “need money for a penile enlargement, i’m a little short”…this guy was engaging the public and if i hadn’t been across the street i may have considered donating.

Next stop Fighting Chances production of The Wedding Singer the Musical. Ange, Jenn, Lian, Dorian, and Lian’s new BF joined up.  While it was a bit long it was a great show.  The acting was great, the singing was fab, and the costumes were AMAZING!  A huge ensemble cast all decked out in 80’s gear…nice.  I recommend seeing this show while you still can, because even though they did not (or could not) use all the rad songs from the movie, there was a Christopher Walken impersonator.  So that’s effing awesome.

Saturday Day

Woke up and made breakfast.  Don’t you just love it when you wake up to a clean house, make coffee and then breakfast all while sunshine is streaming in your windows?  If you don’t you’re lame, it’s the best.

Mmmmm, tofu scramble…..

After breakfast i took the ferry across the water to Granville Island do get some groceries.  Once on the Island i was serenaded by a hottie with a guitar singing some Cat Stevens.  Just to me.  And the hundreds of tourists and pigeons.  It was lovely.



We’re in love. He doesn’t know it yet.

After i pulled myself away from the crooning i went into the market and was bombarded with fresh fruit and veg, as well as zillions of people.  Remind me that although GI is beautiful on a sunny Saturday, as a local i have the privilege of shopping in the market on a Wednesday nite….

Armed a cup of my most favoritest blended coffee, the Coco-Mocha Latte from Petite Ami (i remember the day, after going vegan, i walked up and with a sense of impending doom asked….”can you make it vegan?”…..and YES they can!) i braved not only the people but my crap knowledge of fruit and veg.  As a vegan i really suck at identifying what things are and if they are ripe.  I seriously had to look at all the signs in order to find a honeydew melon!  Annnnyway…i love Organic Acres because not only is  everything is organic, it’s all mostly local.

So with 2 heaping bags of awesome fruit and veg i made my way back home.  Boy howdy do i love to people watch in English Bay on a Saturday.  Saw two of my faves, the old couple gearing up to go rollerblading (and i do mean gearing up, they must have bought every pad in the store, cute!) and the slutty jogger.  Yup, the one wearing acid washed short shorts, a bar top, full makeup and false eyelashes…to jog!  Love.

Check out all this rad food!  Yumtastic!

Saturday Night

Chick party, complete with Channy doing makeup, shots of tequila, “this shoe or that shoe?”, blended Sake-Kiwi-Melon drinks, and a pathetic attempt to eat so we don’t get wasted.  Wasted we got.  Although everyone did really enjoy the edamame and spinach hummus (thanks to the May recipe in the Go Vegan calendar).

Fashionably late we made it to the Rickshaw Theater for the Vancouver International Burlesque Fest.  Yee Haw that was good time, from what i can remember.  Lots of local ladies, some new faces, and one burlesque icon.  OH AND MAGIC!!!  Yup, we had a front row seat to all the tassle twirling…AND MAGIC.  I love magic.

Sunday

Slept, watched TV, listened to the crazy sun runners, and slept some more.  Oh and had a Vera burger, fries and gravy.  🙂

Whew…..next weekend’s gonna rock too, stay tuned.  I’m sure i will be.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ange
    May 11, 2010 @ 04:56:50

    I’m thinking that “slutty jogger” is a multi-tasker who decided to encorporate her walk of shame home with some excercise. Nice camoflage attempt.
    Agreed – fabulous weekend!

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  2. vanchick
    May 11, 2010 @ 15:14:47

    How could i forget about Ange’s raw strawberry cheescakes?!? that sounds drrrty but was delish. and healthy, which is important when you are also swinging back redbull.

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  3. Jenn
    May 11, 2010 @ 15:54:58

    LOL. Love it Robyn. Great weekend. Super fun times had. I love rockstar weekends. Ditto on the cheezecakes….mmmmm.
    Love you girls -xo.

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  4. Mel
    May 13, 2010 @ 11:02:14

    You girls look lovely as per usual! Your lil’ blog always gives me a chuckle – because even the most mundane things are awesome at 0400 am! All this makes me miss you dearly – but sometimes I feel a little more connected too 🙂

    Reply

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