Monday, March 27, 2006

Spastic for spring

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!

14 comments:

Snooze said...

I love everything about spring except turning the clocks back.

toobusyliving said...

The only free thing I was offered yesterday was a free "stress test" by Toms friends The Scientologists...this precipitated a letter to Now Magazine in Toronto..hope they print it.

Chunks said...

Spring is lovely, although not my favorite season. There is too much mud and meltedotherthings to drive me mad.

I'm glad you are enjoying it! I love hearing about Montreal!

nongirlfriend said...

They don't do that here. Except for the religious literature.

I haven't seen an IMAX movie in forever! Must go to one soon.

Jason said...

Nice spring weather always lifts my mood -- even if I spent the day doing laundry and watching a documentary on the Crimean War.

St. Dickeybird said...

We had great spring weather too. However, we enjoyed it through a pane of living room window.
Your idea sounds better.

madamerouge said...

GOD I love Montréal...

Patricia said...

spring, closing in on two weeks as a non-smoker and you're throwing kisses in your blog. life is good :)

Dantallion said...

Spring in Montreal is heaven. I'm impatient for the days when the beautiful days become more the rule, and not the exception.

t said...

Snooze...NO! Not back, remember to turn them ahead or you'll be 2 hours early for something!
("Spring ahead, fall back")
We still have a couple of weeks to go for that anyway.

We have bright wall-to-wall sunshine and 58 here today! Looks like it's supposed to stay in the 50s and even a little 60s here later in the week.

Sandouri Dean Bey said...

oh, spring... sigh.

Em said...

That sounds fabulous. The winter is lifting and the glory months are upon us.

_Psycho said...

Ah the spring, the short skirt are coming sooon, the small sexy top too. The joy of the spring in Montreal ! ;)

I liked V a lots, very good movie.

Snooze said...

t - oops. Right - 'spring forward' - thanks for the reminder