Today in one of my classes, the teacher asked us to go around and say one thing we did this summer. (Yes, I am in college, that's just what you get with a Women's Studies course.) Even though it feels like I didn't actually have a summer, due to both my decision to take a summer semester and the horrid weather we had in Vancouver this year, I did manage to get some good times in. Despite being injured. It's nice to look back and remember those times.
This summer I loved...
good times in the water.
in the lake.
in the ocean.
in the pool.
and out of the water...
reading Harry Potter by the pool.
picnics on the beach.
FACT: I am the best picnic packer ever.
pasta salad, carrots, hummus, strawberries, best ever vegan brownies
They even have those adorable vintage refreshment cartoons you see in Grease!
time with my mother.
My mom came out to visit me for a whole week! She is the best. I love her a lot.
an out of town excursion.
I went to Portland and Seattle with my good friend, who sadly moved to Alberta at the beginning of the year. I really miss her so it was great to spend a weekend traveling with her!
I even stayed in a hostel for the very first time! And I loved it!
a free concert.
I got to see one of my very favorite artists (Neko Case) for free! I also saw her preform with The New Pornographers. I also discovered a new artist Hannah Georgas who was in the lineup. Yay for Canadian music! Especially when it's free! And in beautiful Stanley Park.
I found an organic peach farm in the beautiful Okanagan. I was there for a ysa conference and made it a a point to stop by. Peaches are my favorite fruit but contain the most pesticides, so you should always try to eat organic! ;) the actual trip it's self was a nightmare as I had a few of the biggest jerks I have ever encountered (imagine three sexist, egotistical, back seat drivers complaining and criticizing you for over 5 hours straight!) riding in my car with me, but getting to pick peaches was nice!
pinkberry came to Vancouver!
I am a frozen yogurt fiend. I'm completely addicted. Surprisingly, I have only been twice so far! Both times I have been truly amazed by how wonderful this froyo is.