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E.g., Oct 28 2016

Unappetizing Cheeses

This is certainly a long shot, but we met last year at that Portraits of Brief Encounters art show. We started off talking about the stories in the show and then for whatever reason the conversation turned to cheese. You told me your favourite (Bri?), I told you mine (bonus points if you remember), then you explained to me what good ol' Albertan head cheese is (dear god) and I argued that it technically isn't even really cheese. I saw on Instagram that there's another one of those shows coming up, and we never did come to a conclusion in our debate, so maybe you'll be there and you can finally try and prove me wrong?

When: Thursday, October, 22 2015

Where: @portraitsofbriefencounters

Blue eye

You, dark blond with clean comb to one side, Harry Potter glasses, hopped on expo line at Chinatown station heading to Surrey. Your intoxicating, deep blue eyes met with mine a few times. You were in suit with brown shoes, golden necklace, You and I are both 5'7". I'm hoping you can see this and maybe contact me for a drink?

When: Tuesday, October, 25 2016

Where: Skytrain

London Girl who had to ask

You came to our Halloween party. And asked me a question no ones asked in a while. I had to ask "why" And we both just agreed that it's because 2016. I knew you came in with your GF. But I wanted to tell you "I'll be whatever you want me to be". You laid your head on my shoulder. And I looked at your (assumed) your gf uneasily. She just smiled back at me. Your taxi came. But then you started throwing up. If it doesn't work out for you and that other girl, you know where I live (if you were a little bit aware) or get in touch with me. I'd love to go for a tea, or coffee. Chat for a bit.

When: Sunday, October, 23 2016

Where: Burnaby

Gōjasuna kakudo- Stanley Park Ecological Society popcorn booth

Wednesday night at the popcorn booth for the Ghost Train; you're an absolutely STUNNING Asian girl with a beyond-words smile and a gaze that I couldn't release myself from. You kept offering me free popcorn- I chatted with you and your coworkers about job opportunities at the Park Board. You really should let me take you out for something more than beer and popcorn....

When: Wednesday, October, 26 2016

Where: Stanley Park Ghost Train- SPES popcorn booth

Colin Firth look alike at Against Me! Show

I was giving you the eyes from a distance in between the sets of Dave Haus and Against Me! on the Commodore Ballroom dance floor. You - handsome as ever wearing sneakers, black jeans and a blue bomber jacket. Also glasses. Me - black dress with polka dot sleeves and a bun. Only at the very end of the Against Me! set did I realize you were watching the entire thing right behind me! What a fail! Wanna go to a show?

When: Tuesday, October, 25 2016

Where: The Commodore Ballroom

Yes to Salty Nuts

We talk at work and I really like your style. Your flirtatious smile and attitude makes my day. Talking with you is easy and the lookin your eyes screams take me now. There are always so many people around when we talk. I'm not sure of the etiquette of at work dating but I would really like to see you after work. I would like to give you my outlook about Salty Nuts Btw I couldn't take my eyes off you on the container on Tuesday

When: Saturday, October, 22 2016

Where: Steveston docks or on top of a container

Flirtatious Optician

My parents were in town and my mom wanted me to give her an opinion on some glasses she liked. You were the optician helping her out, and I asked you if you could adjust my glasses while my mother deliberated. We kind of flirted in front of my parents, when you found out I live in the city you asked for my info for the "mailing list," before asking me what I was into. All I could come up with was the fact I speak German. Maybe you were just trying to get a new customer, but I thought you were cute. And you really know your stuff, my glasses fit much better now ;)

When: Friday, October, 07 2016

Where: Durant Sessions, Gastown

Arbutus Building 3rd floor

You're gorgeous and sweet and so kind. You take the utmost care of me. You are so loving and brave and hardworking. You are such a gift. I love you.

When: Friday, October, 21 2016

Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Wish I Said Something

I hopped on the 9 bus (at Cambie) through the back door and we noticed each other immediately. You had strawberry blonde hair, overalls, and sweater/shawl type of thing. I was in black with a leather. We were exchanging glances and smiles at each other the whole ride, but for some reason I didn't say anything and I've been kicking myself for it ever since we both exited at Commercial/Broadway. Here's hoping you see this and I can correct that mistake. Perhaps over a drink?

When: Sunday, October, 23 2016

Where: Bus 9 Boundary at Cambie/Broadway

Stranger Things

Just as our rapport soared into a suspenseful crescendo, I disappeared into a dark dimension that may as well have been devised by the Duffer brothers. Today, firmly rightside-up, I sipped a chai latte at the café to which we both belonged, and recalled how your quiet energy seemed to soften the minimalist edges of the room. Sometimes stories happen in a disorderly fashion - is it possible that we will find ourselves reunited in a narrative arc? Doubtful, but I suppose stranger things have happened.

When: Sunday, October, 23 2016

Where: Bump n Grind Café

Lady in RED @ Army & Navy store

You are the gorgeous Lady in RED; Red overcoat with a red dress below, beautiful full brunette with a wondrous smile @ Army & Navy store housewares department. I was looking for a pepper grinder and said hi to you, you responded with a lovely smile. I could have asked your name and didn't initiate the conversation. DANG! I'm now wondering why because I was in green; green jacket, green shirt, green socks, and even a green Iphone cover with white long hair and beard. We complement each other in this season with the holidays coming so soon! Green and Red; a present to behold! hope you see this and give it a try?

When: Thursday, October, 20 2016

Where: Army & Navy store East Cordova street downtown

Aussie Teacher Outside The Rio For Opry

We waited together for your very late friend outside the Rio so she could buy my extra ticket. Chatting non-stop on all manner of subjects. You were so sweet taking that upset girl under your wing. We both told everybody within earshot what a great talk we'd had but parted quickly without exchanging contacts. Romantic interest or no, I'd love to continue the conversation, and perhaps take you on a tour of that world I described. Hope you danced your feet off. And I find you again.

When: Saturday, October, 22 2016

Where: Rio Theatre

You bought my coffee - too nice!!

You're the cute redhead who paid for my coffee at Starbucks on Friday. I didn't know what to say - except "thank you" of course. I should've gone over to where you sat down and chatted a bit. Coffee sometime? My treat..

When: Friday, October, 21 2016

Where: Starbucks

Oak Street Rush Hour

You made slow moving traffic an unexpected pleasure. Glancing over at you in your red Tercel and scoring a smile, we kept on getting lined up together at each red light where it went from blushing to flirting over several city blocks. I waved as you turned off, you gave me the peace sign and felt all smiles for the rest of the day. Never had anything like that behind the wheel. Thanks!

When: Friday, October, 21 2016

Where: Oak St North

Straight shooter cutie @ psych fest

We were having drinks on the counter around the band playing, and I tried to discreetly pull out earplugs from their container, which looked like a container for drugs. I noticed you noticing, and turned to you a bit slyly as I revealed the not-so-scandalous contents. We had a sweet but to-the-point convo about this and how the container would in fact be handy for such a purpose, and went our separate ways. Wish I would have asked for your # but was a little psyched out you could say. Walk on the beach sometime?

When: Friday, October, 21 2016

Where: Psych Fest @ Fortune

We should smile together

I come into the coffee shop now and then. You were an ordinary barista. You always remembered my name and smiled with your eyes when you handed me my coffee. And you stayed awhile read a book after almost every your shift. It is ridiculous, but I was curious about you. What your name is. What you were reading. And I wanted to talk about books. I thought just because of my boredom. That day you made a small mistake and you told me ‘you were in space’. This was cute. And your soft and low laugh between words was quite attractive. I like like you. I haven’t seen you lately, however. I want to see you again. I don't want to admit it but I greatly miss your smile.

When: Friday, September, 30 2016

Where: Matchstick

Brunette Hipster on the 99-Bline, Arbutus and Broadway

Thanks again. I think I'm supposed to write some witty romantic blurb here. You were wearing a black five panel hat and had long-ish brown hair. If you do read this, message me something that confirms it's you.

When: Wednesday, October, 19 2016

Where: Arbutus and West Broadway

Nesters Gastown

You are somewhat short and wearing athletic clothing. I was tall in a black jacket, couldn't stop starring at you.

When: Sunday, October, 16 2016

Where: Nesters Gastown

Rainy day bus ride up Main St

It was a rainy, crappy day on a stuffed bus and you smiled at me when I saw you. Honestly, that never happens. I feel invisible most of the time in this city. I was super cranky, huddled up in a scarf, having a bad day. So thanks, I needed that. You: cute, blue eyes, dark hair, friendly energy. Keep being friendly!

When: Wednesday, October, 12 2016

Where: 8 bus south, rush hour crunch up main st

Cab on Kingsway Saturday

You-passenger in cab ,and me-passenger in a silver car... our cars were side by side and you attempted to get my phone number, but when I was yelling it out and was 4 #s away you're cab turned right on knight st

When: Saturday, October, 15 2016

Where: Kingsway and knight

Emma at Moja

So how did your screen play turn out? Did the roommate lie to the girlfriend? Did the girl freeze to death waiting on the fire escape? Did you ask me to get drinks sometime?

When: Friday, September, 23 2016

Where: Moja on Commercial Dr.

Charlatan, Commercial Drive October 15th

I was wearing a Big Bear California baseball hat, blonde hair, blues eyes, denim jacket. I was sitting with my girlfriend in the corner by the door. You were sitting at the end of the bar with a friend. I thought you were going to come and say hello. We kept stealing looks at each other. I kept getting caught looking at you, I'd smile & look away. The rest of our party arrived, your friend left & then you left. I hope you see this & say Hello.

When: Saturday, October, 15 2016

Where: Commercial Drive, Charlatan.

Dear John

We were lined up along the brick wall near the front of the coat check line at the end of the night. You caught me looking at you (twice), we smiled at each other, and you asked me how I was doing. I was speechless. We introduced ourselves but didn't get much further than that. The crowd was a little overwhelming. I must say, you are very attractive and have a really comfy energy. I was so floored by you, I froze. I left with my jacket, but regrettably not with your number. I think your name was John?

When: Saturday, October, 15 2016

Where: The Imperial, Mark Farina Mushroom Jazz

I Mother Earth concert

We were talking about how we listened to the band 20 years ago. You were in Ontario at the time. You accidentally gave the bartender your debit card instead of credit. You are handsome! I have brown hair and was wearing a black tank and black jeans. I wish I had stayed longer to chat.

When: Friday, October, 14 2016

Where: Commodore Ballroom

Buddy at Budgies

You're from Montreal and wore an Expos hat...well. Our chat was brief but somehow delightful. Might have been that smile of yours that stayed with me. Either way, decided I'd rather reach out than let it drift away down main street like a tired trend. Hope you enjoyed your dinner. Neighbourhood drink some time?

When: Wednesday, October, 12 2016

Where: Mount Pleasant


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