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E.g., Aug 26 2016

Astonished at Nash

It seemed like a regular Wednesday at Nash Morgan Crossing. You wore a blue top and dark pants. Long dark hair. You were stretching by one of the resistance machines near the kettle bells. I was on the Rogue rack by the window, doing my usual odd routine. You smiled, waved and left. I was literally paralyzed with surprise (that sort of casual friendly NEVER happens to me). I looked around (somebody else behind me?), but I was the only person in that space. I think I remember helping you with a barbell sleeve one time (?). Sorry I froze, but thank you for making my day, and my week. Maybe longer. You're amazing.

When: Wednesday, August, 24 2016

Where: Steve Nash Morgan Crossing


September 1992 in the big theatre in the Scotia tower during the VIFF. You were young and radiant maybe 30. Wearing a light coloured sweater. Red hair, could be strawberry blonde, fair complexion, some freckles and jeans. You were eating a nicely organized lunch from plastic containers, obviously a seasoned vet of the film fest. I was 2 seats to your right. Before our film screened, the manager announced that those staying for the next film in that theatre should put up their hands so an usher could take tickets. The title of that film was flamingly gay. You slowly looked up from your food and scanned the theatre. You said in a stage whisper, "Well, now we know who's who." Then you went back to your food, the lights went out and the magic began. I know now that in that instant I loved you. I kicked myself for not engaging you and losing you after the screening. I never saw you again. I went back to the VIFF every year, saw more foreign films than I can count, read far too many subtitles, laughed, cried, looked for you to no avail. I can't stop. I'll be there again this year. Help me.

When: Sunday, September, 27 1992


Steve Miller rocked, & so did we!

Sandy Dee noticed me cause I was larger than life! My EX-wife says I'm jerky, but Sandy perceived the quirky & she knows I'm a kind, generous, intelligent guy who (bonus!) is an intriguing, cuckoo-fun Dancer, baybee! (FYI Bebé said like Austin Powers, not like a creepy weirdo dude!). You seem fun, smart, open-minded*(*for a Catholic school-girl anyway, LOL, probably graduated not so many years ago -such a fresh, youthful smile Sandy has ;-) When I take you for lunch, brunch, cocktail, dinner w.h.y. I GUARANTEE more smiles, or I'll pay (oh I'm paying anyway, so... I haven't thot that thru, but I know YOLO you'll let me buy you a meal or two & we reminisce old times at Club Soda, Metro, the Coyote(?). Turns out thee man, Steve Milller, is 72! I bow to his amazing-ness. We ARE so young, it turns out :^)

When: Wednesday, August, 24 2016

Where: PNE amphitheater

Long white hair, tall and lean, shirtless

You were walking on the other side of the street, and I was turning right in my car. Wish I could have spoken to you. Still would like to. Not too many casually healthy-looking people ambling along with ease at our age. You caught my attention, and few do.

When: Saturday, August, 20 2016

Where: New West, 7th Avenue just north of 6th Street

Beautiful blonde in all white on main st.

You looked amazing in all white as you seemingly bumped into your friend and stopped to have a chat. I too was standing on the corner chatting with a friend I had just met up with. We met eyes more than a few times as I struggled to pay attention to the conversation I was having. I overheard your friend say your name so if you'd like to randomly bump into me this time send me a message:)

When: Wednesday, August, 24 2016

Where: Main and 10th

Departure Bay

Sorry it's come to this (I am apologizing to myself for posting an I Saw You, because I think this is the domain of cowards - no offense, everyone) We spoke on the ferry one recent Saturday afternoon. You: N. and hot as hell, traveling light. A true gentleman for saying hello and striking up conversation in this, a cold world of indifference where no one says hello anymore. Unfortunately, I rambled on about gambling and beach-lounging, topics that might make me seem as if I take no stock in serious things. Yes, I did have a bag of books. You liked my shoes. They are common-enough shoes, but I am glad they brought you happiness. I would have been a lot more pleasant but when you said hello I had been separated for only a week or so. I have no game yet. The world is still a huge and terrifying place full of strangers I don't feel equipped to make successful small-talk with. You made me smile. That hasn't happened lately. I hope life is good for you on the mainland. Happy trails, stranger.

When: Saturday, August, 13 2016

Where: BC Ferries

Irish guy needing directions

You stopped your bike to ask me for directions to Clark, i had a stroller and a dog, pretty hard to miss. I wished we had chatted longer. Drinks? (P.s. They aren't mine, I'm a child minder.)

When: Tuesday, August, 23 2016

Where: Knight and Kingsway

Mysteries Pretty Blonde at Burrard & Nelson

You were out for a walk this morning around 10:30. I was in my car at a red light as you crossed the street. As you walked by me I definitely noticed you peak at me from the corner of your eye. Pretty difficult for me to be able to talk to you in that situation, but I am definitely curious and would be interested to talk to you. You're beautiful. You were wearing shorts and a t-shirt. If you come across this shoot me an email :)

When: Wednesday, August, 24 2016

Where: Burrard & Nelson. Downtown

Burrard Station Tues 10.30pm - A cheeky wave

It started at Burrard station, me heading home from meeting friends - green cap backwards and nose pierced. You, good looking, long dark hair, denim jacket and mischievous look. We both kind of lingered near each other. Sat opposite each other on the skytrain and I left the seat open next to me when we transferred at Commercial. You didn't take it but I'm hoping you wanted to. I got off at Sperling/Burnaby Lake and we made eye contact. You waved with a cheeky smile as the train pulled away and I swore. On the off chance that you read this, coffee?

When: Tuesday, August, 23 2016

Where: Burrard Skytrain Station

Sausage Party....

you do not strike me as the type of person that would read these things, and to be honest neither am i, but what have i got to lose...i saw you tonight at the movie theatre and i was sitting in front of you. if i'm not mistaken you were wearing a white striped shirt, black shorts and nikes. i've got blonde hair and i was with my guy friend. i doubt you'll ever read this, but i thought you were really attractive and i would have loved to grab your number or something but i had no liquid courage in me. in the unlikely event that you are reading this, gimme a shout :)

When: Tuesday, August, 23 2016

Where: Park & Tilford

Ramenman West End

You were looking for a table at Ramenman, and smiled. I sat outside, sorry I did not invite you to join me. You were with a friend. I liked how seriously you discussed your ramen with the staff, and your smile. Let's have ramen together?

When: Tuesday, August, 23 2016

Where: Vancouver

You, me and Wreck

Wreck Beach. Me: nude, curvy, tattooed caucasian woman with bleached hair. You: nude, caucasian man with brown hair and an amazing smile. I was comfortably set up, solo, on the sand in front of you with me multicolour umbrella. We exchanged some smiles and words, you asked me how the water was! As you left you walked by me telling me you were on the hunt for shadier space before you got burnt... i'm usually super gutsy and would have made a comment about perhaps seeing you again? But I left it up to chance... wreck beach season isn't over! Contact me if you want to find some shade together :)

When: Tuesday, August, 23 2016

Where: Wreck beach - near the bathrooms

Pretty at the Fringe Festival

Last year you were by the box office at the Fringe Festival! we exchanged some eye contact and you smiled at me. I met you again at Performance Works later that night, you smiled again. Will I see you again at the Fringe this year? I will be holding a flower and waiting for you at the box office

When: Saturday, September, 12 2015

Where: Fringe Festival

Cheryl at Kibune

Met you briefly at Kibune. Beautiful eyes and cheek bones. I would never make you pay for diesel.

When: Monday, August, 22 2016

Where: Kibune

Denman Harley

You beautiful blonde driving a black Road King, black t shirt, black shorts. Me on a Red Dyna, white t shirt, black shorts. Would love to meet for a coffee and maybe a road trip !!

When: Wednesday, August, 17 2016

Where: Denman and Pendrell

Hair like a Lion - 17 Oak

You - stunning blue eyes and a gorgeous mane of curly brown hair. Me - shaved head and blue eyes. We exchanged glances and then an old lady got on the bus and commented how beautiful your hair was (I agree). You said it was like a lion; that made me smile and was going to say hi but had to get off at my stop. Would love to grab a drink or coffee sometime and get to know you!

When: Thursday, August, 18 2016

Where: #17 Oak Bus

You literally had flowers in your hair

I was reading a Kurt Vonnegut poem out loud; you patiently waited, then started talking about old shoes. Me: blue jacket, white shirt, big silly grin. You: white dress, seafoam shoes, and a summer wreath on your head. We danced to a (very impressive) Beatle's cover band. We laughed when they said they were playing "Something" (as in, anything, instead of the actual song). Just an insane evening. Lost track of a lot of things, but don't want to lose track of you. Send me an email?

When: Sunday, July, 31 2016

Where: The Island!

beardy at arbutus cafe

You said it was a cramped corner, we shared the sugar bowl. Me, blonde, kinda sweaty from a workout, you, tall, beard, rings, but not on ring finger? Wish I'd said more...

When: Monday, August, 22 2016

Where: arbutus cafe in kitsilano

Crossing Granville street on broadway @ 2AM sunday into monday

Me: Asian male 5'5" wearing jeans and dark tshirt carrying blacl laptop bag heading west You: Beautiful asian girl 5' blonde dyed hair white top plaid button shirt, jean blue shorts walking with two guys one white guy and one east indian guy heading east. Would love to get your number and take you out for coffee as a prelude for things to come. :)

When: Monday, August, 22 2016

Where: Broadway and Grandville

Goddess and her sunflowers, Safeway 4th and Vine

Around 0820 Monday morning, on the sidewalk by Whole Foods, we greeted each other, and then again in the checkout area at the Safeway. You're an early-40's woman with a beautiful left Safeway with coffee and sunflowers and we exchanged greetings a third time at Vine and West 3rd. I'd love to meet you for a drink.

When: Monday, August, 22 2016

Where: 4th and Vine

Commercial Broadway all black photographer

You: all black, handsome, camera around your neck, casually lounging on the corner of the drive and broadway all suave like. Me: stopped at the light on my old ten speed. curious. looked over and exchanged glances at least a couple times. You're handsome and intriguing. Meet ups? What color was my bike?

When: Sunday, August, 21 2016

Where: Commercial at Broadway

If we could reconnect....

I saw your post in "I Saw You". Have been trying to contact you for a week, but have not heard anything back. We met 9 years ago, POF, my name is Lianne, I am Jewish, live in Kits, went to Israel, etc, etc. Many friends have forwarded me this post and I would love to reconnect. Please be in touch if you see this. That would be amazing.

When: Monday, August, 22 2016

Where: in Georgia Straight

Awesome Nurse

You were my nurse at St. Paul's Hospital emergency. I think you said your name is Jessica. I was a bit of a whimp, but you were so nice to me and made me feel better, which is awesome, because it was night time. I definitely need to see you again. Coffee sometime?

When: Monday, August, 22 2016

Where: St. Paul's Hospital

A Girl and Her Horse

You'd been riding your pinto and stopped for some excited children by the gate to a friend's place, where we were having a get together. I'm very glad you did. I really enjoyed your lively, outgoing personality; and, I'd love to pick-up our conversation where we left off and get to know more about you, and horses too. I was the fellow that asked you the breed of your pretty mare. ;)

When: Saturday, August, 20 2016

Where: Maple Ridge


Faux pas

I made a faux pas that I can never bounce back from, and it's been eating away at me for 2...


16 Vancouver concerts this weekend, August...

Rumba-flamenca, pop-punk, alt-rock, indie, jazz, rap, metal: take your pick.