Wrecked @ Wreck Beach
In order to get this temping job, I have to do some online evaluations of my skills of an office worker. There’s about eight tests in all, including tests on Excell and Powerpoint, which I have never used although I’m sure I can learn quick. So I was going to drink some coffee and spend some time doing the tutorials for these programs, then taking the test and voila, ultimate temp.
It was Saturday night and I figured I would probably just learn it Sunday afternoon and do the online tests that evening. So when my friends invited me to hang out with them, of course I said yes.
We went to Wreck Beach, but it was the evening so people were clothed. There were herons and two seals. The herons had a nest way up in a tree above our section of the beach. The seals would swim up to us, looking at us, and then went away. They hung around for a very long time. They would swim by and stare at us, and they chased away the seagulls. I’d never seen seals in Vancouver before.
I have seen the killer whales though, on the ferry to Victoria, a number of times. I have dreams of killer whales. They’re huge.
It was really late when we were finally talked out and shivery and tired. We climbed back up the stairs. There are 390 stairs going from the road to the beach, really windy stairs. We took three breaks on our journey upwards. Huffing and puffing, I wondered what I would be like if I was still a smoker. Ugh.
We reach the top and the car is gone. Then we see the tow truck driving away with my friend’s car. Goodbye car.
My friend sits down and puts his head in his hands.
We walked and walked and walked and found an isolated deserted bus loop at two in the morning and caught the second last bus of the night. By the time we got home it was three in the morning.
I feel wrecked, but I still have to learn Powerpoint and Excell, take my evaluations, and go to my screening, all in the next twelve hours.