So, I have a confession to make.
I, like many people, occasionally partake in some recreational sandal wearing. Sometimes, when I’m with a group of friends, I slip on some sandals. I never wear them alone, just at parties, really. I can stop wearing sandals whenever I want.
Wait, what do you mean, wearing sandals isn’t something to be ashamed of? I don’t understand. Are you telling me that lots of people enjoy a nice pair of flip flops every now and again?
I ask this because, apparently, flip flops are passé in Charlottetown. I was walking down the street last night, holding my yoga mat and wearing the aforementioned offensive items, when a young gentleman driving down the road leaned out of his pickup truck (classy) to yell
“HEY! NICE FLIP FLOPS!”
I’m still trying to figure this one out. Was this an insult? Was this a pickup line? Did he really enjoy my taste in footwear? One might never know.
In other news, I broke down last night. I just couldn’t take it anymore. When I got back to the hostel, a whole group of people were going to do it, and they peer pressured me to join in. “Come on, it’ll be fun.” So I did it too.
I watched Anne of Green Gables. The whole thing.
I have to say, I don’t get the allure. Anne spends the whole movie doing stupid things and then talking her way out of them. But she doesn’t do one stupid thing. She does a million of them, and then they all get solved in two minutes. So there’s no story line, there’s just a long series of vignettes. Anne in trouble, Anne laughing, Anne in trouble, Anne laughing. This goes on for nearly five hours! I won’t even go into the not-so-subtle lesbian undertones between Anne and Dianna.
Today, however, I left Charlottetown by bus, heading for Fredericton. I had a pit stop in Moncton, just long enough to run downtown and find a pint of their famous Pump House Blueberry ale. It was good, but I preferred the Garrison Raspberry Wheat beer I had in Halifax.
However, once I got on the bus to Fredericton, I found that it was packed. There was only one seat left, and it was beside a girl roughly my age. I sat down, started talking, and before I knew it we started watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s together on my laptop! She was so sweet, she gave me her number, and I may have a tour guide tomorrow around town! So here’s a shout out to Christine, who shared a chocolate bar with me, and I thank her very much for that.
I got to Fredericton amidst pouring rain, which is no big surprise on the East coast. I got picked up by the lovely couple I’m staying with here, Mike and Laura, and they made me a fantastic soup for dinner and then took me out to a few bars in town. Most of them were pretty quiet,
but that’s also because the weather was so shite. However, Mike bought all the drinks, so I really can’t complain. They also planned a whole day of things to do tomorrow, so I think I’m in good hands. After spending the day in Fredericton, I’m off to Quebec City overnight. I only hope the weather gets better for Quebec. I’ve had enough rain on the East coast to last a lifetime…or at least ‘till I get to Vancouver.
P.S: I was also interviewed today by a reporter from the Daily Gleaner here in Fredericton, the daily newspaper. So if any of you have access to that newspaper or can find the story online, the story should run on Monday. Thanks New Brunswick!