I was reading the post about the item of clothing that was given away to an attractive person and it brought back a memory. Years ago I lived in a downtown highrise with two roommates. One had an attractive friend who was much younger than me and a sort of free spirit type who worked in the insurance industry. Not my usual preference as I prefer older women but she was interesting and seemed to enjoy speaking with me. A few times I accompanied her onto the balcony while she smoked weed. She always offered to share but I never partook as I worked nights in healthcare and took my profession very seriously. The last time we talked on the balcony she asked me if I'd ever trid meth. I hadn't. Not my thing at all. Too much addiction in my family and high school friends too. But, for some reason I said "Yes". I'm not sure why. Perhaps it was that I'd been single for a very long time. Perhaps I wanted her to think I was cooler than I was. Perhaps it was her, to me, unique look and her inviting way of looking at me. Perhaps it was just the wrong body part speaking for me. I don't know. I never saw her again after that as I soon moved into my own apartment in the building.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.