The Summer of 2003.
Yesterday afternoon I went downtown to do some voice recording for Rockstar Vancouver. Then I came back and when I did, I got a call from Yvonne. We decided to go and see American Splendor, which, my friends, is fantastic. After that we had dinner at the Sugar Refinery where there was a fellow sleeping and the waiter seemed unusually furtive, but in a laid-back kind of way. To Yvonne’s new amazing house we went, where I helped her arrange her humongous room and tried rather unsuccessfully to be helpful while she and her roommates organized the kitchen. We ended up having a sleepover since I pretty much missed the last bus, but – and I’m going to blame the hot chocolate for this – I had the worst case of insomnia I’ve had in a long time. When I did sleep I had annoying dreams. So we spent the first half of today tooling around, wasting time, eating this, drinking that, poking around Zulu’s, second hand clothing stores and stationary stores. By the end of it, having spent an astonishing 21.5 hours together, we finally reluctantly decided to go our separate ways, Yvonne having a project for her school program to work on, and I having to prepare for tonight’s game of D&D.
It occurred to me, today, that summer will soon be over. Never before in my adult life have I so taken advantage of the good weather that BC offers than this summer. I wonder, given this precedent, what autumn will be like. What, indeed, the rest of my life will be like. Was it just a phase? I have a feeling that for the rest of my life I am going to look back on this summer with very fond memories.