One year ago today, on January 1st 2014 at 8am, we locked the door of our flat in Montreal for the last time, leaving behind an empty shell of what was our life of the previous seven years, and dropped the key through the mail slot. As it resonated loudly in the dark empty box, I felt an excitingly familiar feeling in my stomach: we were homeless, the unknown awaited us. It was amazing to ring in the New Year in such a drastic, life changing, exciting way, and the feeling hasn’t left me since.
Richard and I were celebrating our 6th anniversary together this weekend (HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUPLE! I LOVE US!) and so yesterday we rode our bike to the Jean-Drapeau beach here in Montreal to chill out on what has been so far the hottest day of the summer (I overheard someone saying that it was 33 degrees!). We then headed to Brit & Chips on McGill for some fantastically greasy fried halloumi cheese and chips washed down with some beer. Perfect day!
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, Sublime with Rome is in Montreal tomorrow night. I’m 16 again! Weeeeeeeeeee! Sublime is my all time favorite band, and although I don’t listen to them so much anymore, Bradley Nowell (and Lou Dog! May the both of them rest in peace together) still hold a very special place in my heart for having made me the person I am today. For putting words to my feelings when I was an inarticulate teenager, for making me travel to California, party and play music, get partly covered in tattoos, and just for being by my side in good and bad times for the last 12 years.