Dianna has been eavesdropping:

Overheard yesterday on the bus. A millennial quite serious and slightly horrified: “Oh, no! I couldn’t go to an English-speaking veterinarian. My cat only speaks French.”

When we got off the bus in the pouring snow we were greeted by a total stranger with a cheery Merry Christmas!

And cycling the seawall:

Department of Good News/Bad News. A few weeks ago as I biked alongside the bank of daffodils on English Bay, I told them that they were too optimistic. It was too early to bloom. They didn’t listen, and so this… which makes the geese happy.

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Dianna has been noticing how tough it is for us to choose our outdoor wardrobe at this time of year:

 
This runner’s upper body says winter, but his legs protest that it’s summer, summer. The cyclists are equally indecisive with their shorts plus heavy jackets.

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A cozy jacket with turtleneck for both dog and person declare that they’re still deeply into winter.

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These walkers on the seawall say winter. Definitely winter.

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Dianna likes New York a lot, like so many of us.  So she likes this New Yorker video of “Socially Awkward Dance Moves.”

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She observes:

My favourite distinction between NYC Metrocard and Vancouver Compass card: swipe a Metrocard and the turnstile shouts, “Go!” Do the same thing with a Compass card and it suggests, “Proceed.”
In one moment, the difference between Manhattan and Vancouver.

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