Ever since I moved out to Surrey, I have gotten comments on the area that we live in. Although the condo is a thing of beauty, the area surrounding it is not really known for it's 'beautiful scenery'. I avoided going outside after multiple warnings to fear stalkers (from Twitter) to not become one of them (from my Safeway Checkout lady) and to not walk around when it gets dark out (from the building garbage man).
Today, I needed to go to Autoplan, since I knew the longer I waited to return my plates, the less refund I would get. I decided to venture out with my ipod, brass knuckles and an open mind...
I crossed the first side street and noticed a couple walking their dog - excellent! People in Vancouver walked their dogs all the time! Upon closer inspection, I realized I had been mistaken. If it hadn't of been blatantly obvious that I was taking their picture, I would have - because these people were walking their CAT...with no leash...and with that they disappeared into the bushes. Hmm. Carrying on...
|First major intersection - This building. The Centre of the City, or so it claims. No spray paint in sight - I decided|
to keep going....
|Made it to Autoplan, got a $60 refund (wahoooooo) and decided to pop into the dollar store to quench my|
obsession with Betty Crocker Scented Candles. HONEST! Nothing over a....DOLLAR TWENTY FIVE?
Even in Whalley, they are greedy.
|There's that city centre building again, this time from my walk. Still no spray paint -- but what's this?!|
Everythings comin' up Whalley. Must keep going...
|I am the only bag lady in sight! But what's that I see?!?!|
SPRAY PAINT! Now I can be sure I am in Surrey, in case there was any doubt.
|Whalley: "The Future Lives Here"|
Damn skippy - I just got here!!
|And then my building appeared! The grass was green, the crosswalk tweets sounded like actual bird calls,|
and I was glad that I made it all the way there and back without having to give away my "decoy wallet" or
bust out the brass knuckles.