Monday, April 24, 2006

I Wanna Soak Up The Sun......


It certainly is a great day to start a new blog spot. It is a beautiful day in Vancouver, my boyfriend and I finally were intimate after months of staleness, and I am getting more and more comfortable at my new job. The best part is, I don't have a hangover. Working night shifts, after being a day person for the past 10 years, is definitely an eye-opening, and beer guzzling event. I now understand the need to drink faster so as not to get caught by the "Last Call Monster" before you've had your fill. No wonder so many people in the hospitality industry are alcoholics.

Unfortunately, the problem with this beautiful day is that I have to work tonight. Don't get me wrong, I like my new place of employment. Although, it is much slower than the previous restaurant I worked at, the people are nice and it's nice to work with a mix of people as opposed to just women out front and men in the kitchen. I am now working on Davie Street, so the mix of staff ranges from gay guys to straight women. It's great and it reminds me of the fun people at Granville Island so many years ago. As with all new jobs, there is always one or two bad things there. My sous chef, whom I am replacing, is more anal than anyone I have ever met. He is so negative it made me look at how I managed a kitchen in the past. I thought I was a negative person until I met him. There is a dark cloud over him all the time, no wonder he is leaving.....but when? It's nice to know that everyone there enjoys my attitude better than his.

If I wasn't working I would be out looking for the the recently reported 200 bald eagles nesting in our urban world. I have been addicted to the eagles nest from Hornby Island ( http://www.infotecbusinesssystems.com/wildlife/ ). The two eggs are due to hatch anytime and I am waiting patiently for the day there are two little chicks in the nest. The eagles are fascinating to watch and it is interesting how they communicate with each other.

I also, would be in search of the notorious beaver that has been doing his own redecorating at Lost Lagoon. There are trees being gnawed down by this monster rodent. We saw him once only and I think it was the first time that I saw a beaver live in front of me. It was pretty cool. I once let go a couple of pet turtles that I owned but grew too big to keep in an apartment. I love to walk around Lost Lagoon counting the ancestors of my beloved turtles, or maybe they are the actual turtles I owned? There are the sneaky raccoons showing off for visitors, too. The herons are back with a vengeance also, nesting by the tennis courts in Stanley Park. There must be over 100 nests there, and the park has built a new fence to save the area for the beautiful birds.

Well, I must be off but hopefully this will be a daily thing, so keep tuned.

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