December 24, 2000 (Sun)
December 25, 2000 (Mon)
Christmas! We opened our presents, and ended up with some cool stuff, although I only got one thing off my Wishlist.
December 26, 2000 (Tue)
We got Lloyd Cole's The Collection CD at Sam the Record Man—the only Lloyd Cole we've found in Vancouver, by the way! We left the Granville Book Company with the Modern Library edition of Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of American Cities, which I've wanted for ages now, and a recent Greg Bear book for Melissa. Then it was off to Granville Island, where everything was closed, and a march up Fourth, in hopes that Duthie Books would be open (it wasn't).
We peeked in various kitchen and chatchka shops that were open, and wound up at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, where we caught a Tuesday night matinee price showing of State and Main, which was terrific. Unfortunately, Alliance-Atlantis, who own the Fifth Ave., have decided that people should pay CN$10.50 for regular showings of movies, and CN$8.00 for matinees, meaning that we may well have seen our last film there.
December 27, 2000 (Wed)
I suffered a nasty sinus headache as the price of yesterday's expedition, but recovered in time to watch the Scrapheap Challenge final on TLC. Confusing, as Alan Cox had claimed that the Americans won. (They didn't win this one—we're guessing Alan and Telsa have been watching the next season in the UK. Either that or they've faked up the results to put the Americans in their place!)
December 28, 2000 (Thu)
December 29, 2000 (Fri)
December 30, 2000 (Sat)
December 31, 2000 (Sun)
Also the end of the second millenium, which other people finally seem to be realizing. We have no plans, however, and end up feeling somewhat bad about the whole thing. A midnight walk resulted in very few encounters with people (unlike last year), and only a few fireworks.