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#3 Main Bus - London

I feel like a total weirdo/creep doing this kinda thing, but here goes. We were sitting beside each other on the #3 main bus heading south. A disturbance started by some class acts that boarded at main/Hastings, instigated a conversation between us. Like a total moron, I asked you if you were from Vancouver - even though you clearly had a heavy UK accent. It was a dumb question, but I get flustered talking to pretty people. I got off just before main/broadway. If I wasn't such a coward, I probably would have asked you out for coffee/tea/drink. I wonder if people read these.

When: Tuesday, August, 15 2017

Where: #3 Main Bus

Tattoo girl with blue spacers at tim hortons on main station

I see you almost Every morning at the tim Horton at main sky train station. You have a back tattoo looks like just the outline. Right half sleeve (black) and blue spacers. Grab a coffee some time?!

When: Wednesday, August, 16 2017

Where: Every morning at tims-main sky train station

McDonald's - Granville & Smithe

I doubt you'll see this, but here goes. You work at McDonalds (usually early mornings) at the above mentioned intersection; are Asian and might have a bit of red in your hair. I always see you in the mornings, but never have the courage to spark up a convo outside my regular coffee order. You honestly have the most beautiful face I have ever seen; I wish I had the guts to ask you out.

When: Tuesday, August, 15 2017

Where: McDonald's

blonde girl on the 20

you were wearing all black and white shoes your hair was blonde and with a face like an angel it seemed like you were going to walk into me so i backed up i dont know if you said sorry but i just wanted to say that you are the prettiest girl I've seen in a long time you are completely gorgeous

When: Sunday, August, 13 2017

Where: Hastings and Commercial

Richmond Home Depot-Light Bulbs 101

You: in the light bulb section, confused over wattages and colour temperatures, lovely hazel eyes, sensibly casual, smelling wonderful. Me: Canucks hat, painting work clothes and a tad embarrassed by appearance. I tried to explain the equivalencies in light bulb wattages, colour temperatures. You said (jokingly) that you had my name and number but I (sadly) didn't offer it. Regretting that oversight now. I thought I saw a little beam of light (pun intended) and wondering if it could shine a little brighter?

When: Saturday, August, 12 2017

Where: Richmond Home Depot

Forebidden crushes, aren't sexy

There was a large window stretching across an entire wall, most of the time, but the rooms kept moving about. I sat next to the sky usually, silently exploring rooftops, and trying to respect the privacy of others in the room. At first, you were a stranger among many in a lifetime of attending, until you weren't. I didn't expect the change, it's never come about before. There aren't many settings, I find myself in, that are less arousing. I noticed the intensity in your eyes first, your furrowed thinking brow. Later on, I was fascinated by how turned on I felt sitting next to you. I wonder if you felt anything of the sort, early on. Can chemistry be one sided? Was that really a double-take in the hallway? Regardless, eventually the intermittent smile that crept across your face weeks later offered evidence of a shared spark. You seemed to light up when I spoke, with that small grin of yours reacting to my words. I hope you didn't invalidate those sparks in the manner your profession dictates. I don't fit the profile in that dated narrative, do I? If you think so, there must be a hell of a lot of assumptions distorting your image of me. I'm just attracted to you, and consider you a person I would like to get to know. Who knows if anything "more" would come of it - frankly I don't care. Fun and lust are worth pursuing for their own sake. Sparks don't fly everyday. So, if this cryptic description resonates...you're probably a tall white guy with broad shoulders and glasses... Clark Kent, basically. Give me a shout, I respect your work, and I promise I'll protect your identity.

When: Thursday, August, 10 2017

Where: Robson

Jiro

You were sitting behind me at the Orpheum and we hadn't seen each other in years. I am the blind girl with purple and pink hair. I overheard you telling someone about the fact that if you had contacted me 3 weeks earlier all those years ago that you would be the one sitting with me, not my current bf. I was in tears and wanted to talk to you, but you never got up the nerve to say hi either did I. I have never forgotten you nor forgiven myself for choosing him over you. I have any way of contacting you, so I hope that you read this and contact me. I am sorry, please forgive me.

When: Friday, July, 14 2017

Where: Orpheum

Kits London Drugs

I was picking up a photo at London Drugs. You were waiting in the Canada Post section and you had a 4-band tattoo on your right arm. I noticed you. I think you looked up to see me during my transaction. I was too nervous to do or say anything. Maybe you'll read this.

When: Thursday, August, 10 2017

Where: London Drugs on Kits

Skytrain from Granville!

I have never done this before, and every time I read someone post, I wonder does it ever work? I mean what is the possibility of two random strangers checking these out! But I would like to give it a shot! You: A gorgeous blonde, wearing a black dress with a denim jacket. Me: Just another guy. I saw you first on Granville station waiting for the skytrain. We happened to get in the same car and as it was very busy we were standing quite close. I was pretty annoyed by the call that I was on, and the reason was that I was distracted by you. I couldn't stop looking at your every few seconds. Pretty sure you noticed and you looked a few times too. But i think it was because you were probably just thinking, "why is this weirdo looking at me" lol. I did put my phone down, so I could start a conversation but then gave up- where do i stand a chance! Later i got off at the same station, but you went the other way. I have been kicking myself since. Honestly speaking, I have never been into blondes but you were simple beautiful! I am sure a girl like you can't be single. Well, if you read this, coffee? I work near Granville station, may be you work around there too? Please reply with where we got off?

When: Thursday, August, 10 2017

Where: Skytrain

Roxy Sunday

Met at Roxy Sunday. Exchanged glances in the queue. You bought me yam fries, and told me I scared you because of my honesty. I took off a bit too early in the morning like a true 21st century woman. Let me make it up to you and buy you coffee sometime. Signed, the midnight drifter.

When: Monday, August, 07 2017

Where: Roxy Cabaret

on ferry Victoria-Vancouver

You had the gentle eyes, a tattoo on the neck, and a blue flower dress. Our eyes met in the bus, and I was behind you at the arrival of the ferry in Tsawwassen.

When: Friday, July, 21 2017

Where: in bus Vancouver-Swartz Bay, and on ferry Victoria-Vancouver on arrival in Tsawwassen

Transit from the south terminal

You struck up a conversation about my shoes and how you had a pair and were catching flack from your friends. We talked until you had to get off after one stop on the skytrain. Wish I had given you my number but for some reason it didn't occur to me in the moment.

When: Wednesday, August, 09 2017

Where: South Terminal

#19

Saw you on the bus this morning. There's a nice person behind your eyes and I think in your head too. I like your glasses.

When: Wednesday, August, 09 2017

Where: #19 to stanley park

I tried to let you cross

I've never posted anything like this but I couldn't believe how cute you were. I feel like such a freaking desperate idiot but here goes nothing. Saw you in Superstore as I was B-lining it for the bagged salad section in a black and white dotted dress. I thought, oh that guy was cute ... But then I saw a sale on spiralized beets and forgot to turn around to see if I was just imagining you. BUT then I was driving out of the parking lot and saw you about to cross, I tried to let you cross even though I had the right of way but like the dumb idiot that I am, I just blocked the road. You let me drive off as you should have. If you aren't completely freaked out by my seemingly desperate post...tell me what colour or type of car was i driving?

When: Tuesday, August, 08 2017

Where: Superstore Grandview east can

Standing by the Hellevator, we were both Hella-scared

It was July 28, the last night of the Adults-Only Playland Nights. I was the 5'9" Asian guy standing by the Hellevator, waiting outside the lines. You were the girl with the dark-ish blonde hair, about 5'2" to 5'5". You materialized from out of nowhere and we ended up chatting for what must have been 30 minutes while we waited for our respective friend groups to get through the ride. We were both too scared to ride the Hellevator. You told me you were doing an arts major at UVic, visiting home in Abbotsford for the summer. You work part-time as a freelance graphics design artist. Your latest design was used in the product packaging of a condom company. You were really proud to have your design seen by so many people. I told you I work at an insurance company. After the ride, you and your friends went to The Beast, and you hoped to see me there as well. My friend group ended up going a different direction and we didn't end up at The Beast. In retrospect, I should have gone to find you by myself. I think it's awesome that you're in an artistic field. Looking back, I can't help but feel you were sending me signals and I was too clueless to recognize them. I hope you see this post somehow, and if you want, we can get together for coffee or a movie, or even Playland again.

When: Friday, July, 28 2017

Where: Playland, Vancouver

Boundary Bay Beach - near Secret Garden BC Day

I noticed you in neon...green bottom pink top...or visa versa? No I remember clearly...green bottom pink top. You walked in with a fedora..brunette.....lithe.We swam with in meters of each other. I was with my friend and you were with a friend? Brother? I would have said hi....was unsure if he was your bf....did not want to be unseemly. We checked each other out for a good lil while. Anyhow I noticed you. Perhaps this is the first time you were the subject of an ISY....my first post here ever. At the worst it's complementary...best case we meet up and talk. What say ye?

When: Tuesday, August, 08 2017

Where: Boundary Bay Beach near Secret Garden

JJ BEANS Davie Street - Aug 7

Beautiful dark haired femme with a gorgeous smile. You missed the parade and fireworks over the weekend. I wanted to continue the conversation but was with my friend. Would love to buy you a coffee.

When: Monday, August, 07 2017

Where: JJ Beans - Davie Street

Looks at Matchstick

You: Handsome, wearing all black, waiting for your coffee (I'm assuming). Me: Short dark hair, glasses, waiting for an iced herbal tea. Our eyes met a few times and now I'm kicking myself for not saying hi! Maybe next time I will :)

When: Friday, August, 04 2017

Where: Matchstick Chinatown

Comedy Show at Slice of Life

Very warm comedy show in East Van. You sat near me during the show with your two friends. I was also with a friend. We made eye contact a few times, you were incredibly pretty. I wanted to ask you for your number but seeing as I am posting this, I clearly didn't.

When: Friday, August, 04 2017

Where: Slice of Life Gallery

Rockstars and rice crispies.

I see you every so often at my work, everytime I see you my heart skips a beat. You disappeared for awhile and I asked after you. I was so happy the other day when I finally got to see you again, we chatted for awhile. Wanna grab a coffee or a rockstar some time? I'd love to get to know you better.

When: Thursday, August, 03 2017

Where: Annacis

Beauty at Ty Segall

You were wearing a silk choker top and a black skirt and you looked amazing. You seemed as excited about the show as me and you tried my beer. You said you would head to the middle of the crowd. There's nothing I wanted more than to be in the centre of the action with you. I tried to lead you toward the stage between songs but somehow we got separated. I went back and scanned the crowd for your pretty face. I think you're the only one who could distract me from Ty Segall's killer set.

When: Friday, August, 04 2017

Where: Vogue theatre

Kitsilano Dog Beach

We ran into each other at the dog beach in Kitsilano on Wednesday. You'd come in from New Westminster to watch the fireworks, and I was actively trying to avoid them. It didn't occur to me that you may have been there for the evening by yourself! We didn't exchange names or numbers, but you seemed really great. Get in touch if you're up for a proper doggy date with Jack and Marley :)

When: Wednesday, August, 02 2017

Where: Kitsilano

23rd street safety skater

You were cruising down 23rd on your board sporting a helmet (nothing sexier than safety). We made eye contact as I drove past you in the opposite direction. I saw you look back too from my rearview mirror. This is a crazy long shot, but Id love to meet up for a beer and a chat.

When: Wednesday, August, 02 2017

Where: 23rd and Main

Library July31

As I (in orange) waited to cross Homer, I caught a glimpse of you crossing Georgia. When I spied your footwear (black platform sneakers) I thought you were perfectly petite. I watched as you passed the mirrored glass and paused for a second, thinking I had a chance to retrace my footsteps, but you had disappeared around the corner and into the library. Perhaps a moment of quiet reflection and conversation?

When: Monday, July, 31 2017

Where: Homer and Georgia at the Library courtyard

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