last night i went to a one-woman show about HD, the modernist poet. it was really good. the actor played all the parts, doing different voices and mannerisms, and did it so well. and HD's life was fascinating. little tricky to concentrate, cos i'm not getting much sleep. i'd like to read some of her poetry now.
then tonight, there was this:
and this. . .
i am getting the full cultural experience. oh yes. the footy was fun too. there was a big crowd (36'000) who were all very enthusiastic, and it was fun to see a different sport. it's a very stoppy and starty game. the idea is to run a certain distance with the ball before being tackled to the ground. more or less. the intracies are beyond me. and you get points if you disable people at certain times or places on the field. i went with a couple of girls from my grad classes (and TAing), and one of their boyfriends.
this morning i went out to kitsilano and went through lots of fabulous bookshops and got some really good books. it's hard because there's such good stuff and so cheap (relatively). got out to that children's bookshop i'd heard about (fabulous) and found good secondhand bookshops i will trawl through to see if i can get more of my set texts for less. also good food (one shop that sold only cupcakes! with lovely thick icing. it was all pink and there were lots of four-ish girls in there) and some interesting public transport (i'm getting much more confident with it) and positive comments on my (silly) outfit.