For real I’ve been waiting all summer to rock these kicks and I found the perfect outfit today. I went down to Place des festivals where all the random festivals are and looked at all the things, including poutine foie gras, which I’ve still yet to try (don’t actually like foie gras) and the DJ booth shaped like a giant ghettoblaster. It’s pretty cool! Summer!

Today I got kind of lost trying to find the bike path to climb up the St. Laurent river northwards, and the sun was setting and I was riding on a big sidewalk by the side of a busy road and the port on the other side. Then I got lost in lower Hochelaga Maisonneuve, which used to be super dangerous and the province of biker gangs but now is maybe condos, but still not something I wanted to verify at 8:37 PM wearing booty shorts as the last of the sun was setting.

So I sort of rejoined the east of the Gay Village, the part which also used to be really run down and terrible years ago, where I used to work for a small ISP as my first tech job, I remember walking there to work, how I loved the big windows where I could still get sun while I worked.

I still got some stares for my shorts in the village, which surprised me since I figured gay dudes would hardly care, and then more in the real village, I saw two poodles in front of the bondage store, and then a real cop buying things in uniform in another bondage store, and the male strippers chilling shirtless in front of Stock, it’s all good in the neighborhood.

The last rays of sun, trying to find the path going up the St. Laurent river

The last rays of sun, trying to find the path going up the St. Laurent river

Sometimes I take a picture with my phone that I’m still super impressed with! Sunset on the Esplanade in the Old Port above the city.

Sometimes I take a picture with my phone that I’m still super impressed with! Sunset on the Esplanade in the Old Port above the city.

American Ninja Warrior 2014 ~ Kacy Catanzaro First Woman Amazing display of athleticism!!!

In important hsjuju news today, I wandered into a store for preteens and took pictures of funny glasses until they told me to stop.

Also, I lifted 85 lbs on the benchpress today after I got “do you even lift?”-ed by the guy spotting me. Usually I ignore guys’ dumb lifting advice because they can’t put their arms to their sides and they drop weights onto their necks (for real a guy hurt himself when the lat pull bar got stuck behind his neck at my gym, i don’t even) so they usually don’t know shit but in this case it motivated me to try it. Also a dumbass I hated swapping the pullup machine with motivated me to do the same weight as him just to make him feel bad, and it was more than I usually do (well, less it’s the pullup machine, it’s a counter-weight), and then i discovered I could it!

Also, it’s become embarrassing to walk into the Adidas store because I’m already wearing so much Adidas.

sunset on the mission

sunset on the mission

boy running through fountain

boy running through fountain

Dancer with purple skirt, oh the real beats

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