A Vancouver Valentine’s Day (2nd edition)

How do you like the alliteration in the title? What can I say – I’m me. Once again, this is the 2nd edition of this post because my ability to screw things up is quite impressive. I deleted this column, and then spilled red juice on a white carpet – yes they’re both Valentine’s Day colors, but, did I really have to do that? Anyways, here goes…

Some people are useless. This has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, but it was just something I had to get off of my chest. Done. Moving on…

This Valentine’s Day was very different from last year’s. Why? First of all, I’m in a location. “Well duh!” you tell yourself. But I was in a different COUNTRY last Valentine’s. I was in New York, New York! I don’t remember much of it – I’d have to consult my little daily travel log which is back in SK. I think we took a bus tour of Manhattan that day, and then we went to a movie at a theatre just off Times Square in the evening. What movie? I can’t remember and it’s been bugging me for about 24 hours now. Tara – what movie did we see??

Anyways, today was a beautiful Valentine’s Day. I thought I’d be totally bitter about being a singleton for the 22nd year in a row, but I haven’t been. It’s all been okay because of something I read. Valentine’s is about love – yes. But it’s not just romantic love. I am loved much more than I deserve by my family who supports me no matter what (even through this crazy opera thing). I have a great network of friends who make me laugh and let me pester them. I am truly blessed. Awwww…

So what did I do to celebrate this day? I went and sang at the German Canadian Care Home, but is next to the Icelandic Care Home, which is next to the Finlandic (?) Care Home – seriously. I’m not making this up. I wish I could make this kind of stuff up. Anyways, I sang with a guy from school named John (who’s 6’3″ – what’s with all of these tall guys in Vancouver?!?!), and we were accompanied by our conductor, Frank, who’s not 6’3″. We did an hour program – a “Happy Hour” program to be precise. And I mean “Happy Hour” in the true German sense: beer was flowing. This is a nursing home. People are on medication and can’t drink alcohol. Apparently the people gathered in the salarium could – or at least I hope they could. It was one of the funnier things I’ve witnessed out here. The other funny thing was that there were dogs wandering around. There are 2 dogs that live in the home. And one of them was sniffing up my skirt while I was singing – a totally new level of concentration had to be achieved in order to get through that aria! It was a lot more fun than I had envisioned beforehand, and the people truly appreciated our music. Plus, it was a great opportunity to get to sing some repertoire in front of an audience.
Tonight I watched “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies, and that was my Valentine’s Day. Nothing terribly special, but good all the same.

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1 comment
  1. Anonymous said:

    Nicole dear, how could you forget? It was “Win a date with Tad Hamilton”! Ok, clearly not a memorable film by any means, but sweet nonetheless. I wish we were in New York right now, too. I miss that city! We’ll have to go back some day.

    Anyways, glad to hear all is well and take care of yourself!

    Love you lots,
    Tara

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