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I'm planning to do a post about some thinky-thoughts about our culture based on some stuff discussed that time I had dinner with Kevin Parks, but I haven't had the time to compose the words enough yet...

So, in the meantime, have a funny video about Vancouverites:



(To be fair, the "talk about the weather" thing is actually a Canada-wide phenomenon.)

On an unrelated note: Rewatches of S8 will start going up starting in mid-October. Updates to the clothing catalogue will begin as soon as the rewatches are finished, with the goal of having everything updated by the new year.

Date: 2013-09-18 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missyjack.livejournal.com
LOL - that was funny - I experienced the "have a strong opinion about the bike lanes"from a few people!

Date: 2013-09-18 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Yup! I mostly experience it from the other side, because I'm friends with bicyclists.

Date: 2013-09-18 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galwithglasses.livejournal.com
The video…giggle, gasp, wheeze….the traffic section….the hockey section…the healthy section…..hiccup….the umbrella etiquette section.

Date: 2013-09-18 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Glad you enjoyed it. ;)

Date: 2013-09-18 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supernutjapan.livejournal.com
Oh man that was hilarious. I've got tears rolling down my eyes.

Date: 2013-09-19 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supernutjapan.livejournal.com
Sometimes I so miss Vancouver - except for in the winter. Tokyo winters are soooo much nicer!
Edited Date: 2013-09-19 12:19 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-09-19 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
By "winter", I assume you mean the 8-9 months of rain. :P

Date: 2013-09-19 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supernutjapan.livejournal.com
*cracking up* yes!
I just loved the way my hair froze in the rain. ha ha.

But in my experience, people don't use umbrellas over there unless it is pouring. Here in Tokyo, people take out umbrellas as soon as there is a little sprinkle.

I love the summers over there though, they are gorgeous - similar to the winters in Tokyo. I wish I could live 6 months of the year in Vancouver and the other 6 months in Tokyo.

Date: 2013-09-19 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
I use umbrellas when it's only sprinkling because I wear glasses, and there is nothing more annoying than wet glasses. I like to actually be able to see where I'm going. :P

But yeah, most people don't really bother.

The thing I thought was funny about Vancouver was how people used umbrellas for snow. I thought that was ridiculous, but then I actually went out in the snow myself and realized that Vanocuver snow is not like rest-of-Canada snow...it's more like really thick globby cold rain, not delicate little flakes. So, yeah, I now use umbrellas in the snow like the rest of the city.

Date: 2013-09-19 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supernutjapan.livejournal.com
"thick globby cold rain"
I like that! Not that it snows overly much down in the city aye?

There was one year during my university days that it snowed a record amount and my friend who was visiting from the States couldn't go back because the airport closed - showing how little prepared they were for snow.

I can understand about the glasses - although I usually wear contacts.

Japanese people put up their umbrellas for everything - except for typhoons(those can break your umbrella in one blow) - They even have special sun umbrellas to protect their skin from the sun's rays.

Date: 2013-09-19 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Yeah, it only snows a handful of times in the year in the city and usually melts right away. I remember that year there was a record amount of snow - I wasn't living here then, but my sister was. She loved it, because we're from Ontario where that amount of snow is normal.

I've never tried contacts, so it's just glasses all the time for me (or at least every time I leave the apartment) I don't wear them inside my apartment - which is probably why it takes me so long to realize that I need to vacuum. :P

It's kind of funny because you meet some Vancouverites who are all proud of the fact that they don't use an umbrella for light rain - but I used to live in Newfoundland, and there you NEVER use an umbrella because there is always a constant wind that makes it impossible. So, I kind of feel like pointing out that they have no idea what REALLY not using an umbrella is like. It's not like Vancouver ever gets typhoons. Sometimes there are thunderstorms, but those usually only last an hour tops.

Date: 2013-09-20 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supernutjapan.livejournal.com
It's all point of view aye?!
Edited Date: 2013-09-20 03:22 am (UTC)

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