Sunday was a gorgeous day here, and as is the case when sun, spring and weekend coincide, Montrealers go outside. It is always a bit shocking to me when this starts to happen, over the course of the winter, I tend to forget how many people really live here. Spouse and I are not immune to this phenomenon and we also went outside a bit strolling down Ste-Catherine st from Peel to Papineau ( lemme see, about 4 km or so) with the throngs of others crowding the sidewalks and stores. The sidewalk peddlers were out, as were the music players, beggars and every imaginable sort of human being. All of us bound by the common Yippee that is these first few springy, sunny days that we get each year. It's almost like we're all buzzed, stoned on the same dope, silly grins on each of us.
Free things were offered on Ste. Catherine St. We accepted an offer of free Folger's, poured by cute guys carrying giant ads/thermoses on their backs. We declined the free Bible (three times, from three different people) and also the free admission to the XXX Sextease. This is part of the fun of crowded downtown areas, the "giveaway" form of publicity. (It's a treat sometimes on the subway too, you get out and there's people there giving away candy, soap, cereal, whathaveyou.) This is probably true of most large concentrated metropolitan areas.
What else....we saw V for Vendetta yesterday at the IMAX. I like any film that's presented on IMAX, and I enjoyed V. I wouldn't say it was awesome, but it was a nice light fluffy romp. (The deeper themes kind of got lost in the final edit I think. )
Alright then, I'll let you go, have a great week and we'll talk tomorrow. Mmmmwah!