I saw #BlackPanther today and let me tell you, I haven't been that excited to see a movie in so long. It is an unapologetically black experience, and though I'm not black (obviously), as a person of colour, it made me super happy to see this movie come to life. If you're a person who values the power of diversity and the depth it brings to storytelling, go and see this movie. Support people of colour with your money and tell Hollywood we need more representation. See the movie, buy the soundtrack, and see the movie again. And hey, @marvelstudios, if you ever need an Indian Avenger, I'm your guy... Maybe call me Caramel Cobra??? I'm not picky.
Today, we bought some discount Valentine's Day candy, drove North, saw waterfalls, tried not to fall off cliffs, ate burgers, watched it snow, threw snow, and then I drove us home while she fed me candy and read aloud to me the origins of the written alphabet. A perfect day.
Mood: doing 120 on the highway, Reading Break on the horizon, orange sunlight filtering through my dirty windshield, Black Panther soundtrack bumpin', Olympics in my PVR, snowshoes in my trunk, love in my heart, smile on my face.
Driving in Vancouver is like being in a daily competition to see who can be the biggest buffoon. It's like "Dinner For Schmucks", but instead of everyone bringing an idiot, they ARE the idiot and they bring their cars. It's like Survivor out there.
Thought I'd switch it up from California back to BC for one day. As a Vancouverite, I'm so accustomed to living in a place where the prevailing colour scheme is dominated by cool colours. Vancouver is surrounded by forest greens, navy blues, dark greys, and other cold colours. To visit a place like L.A where the prevailing colours are warm reds, oranges, and yellows is so different and captivating. Nature is wonderful.
The Griffith Observatory is a place I've always wanted to go, so when I suggested to my friends that we all wake up at 5AM on our last day in California after almost a week of not sleeping at all, I figured someone would slap me in the face. Instead, they all woke up and went with me to see the sunrise from the Observatory. Truly amazed and thankful to have people like that around me.