I’d like to start this post out by saying nothing but love for ya, Halifax. I have really, really enjoyed myself so far and look forward to experiencing more of you as the year goes on. We’ll get to know each other in a very personal way (“Let’s Get it On” plays on the iPod as I type this. Coincidence? I think not.)
What You Might See on a Typical Day in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Girls in black leggings. Sometimes the leggings will be leather. Well, okay, I only saw one of those.
- The girls in leggings are wearing flowy, billowing shirts, or sometimes giant sweatshirts/90’s sweaters.
- Or flannel shirts, in giant, Buffalo plaid.
- Frizz (from the fog/mist.)
- Full out Gorton’s Fisherman outfits.
- People not giving an EFF, just hittin’ balls at the driving range in a monsoon. #YOLO
- “Ayyeah” vowel sounds. Example: p”ayyeah”sta, M”ayyeah”zda, etc.
- People walking casually along the side of the highway.
- Cars randomly parked on the sides of major roads, freeways, just chillin’, whatev.
- That awkward moment when your server stands next to your table, waiting for you to run your debit card at the table with her mobile credit device, watching as you give her a tip.
- Debit cards that aren’t also Visa cards.
- The entire song catalog of Buck Cherry (hit song: Crazy Bitch.)
- Yelp reviews of coffee shops from people who don’t drink coffee (9 out of 10 times.)
- Garbage tucked under blankets at the end of people’s driveways.
- The Pie Lady. She sells pies from her call, on the side of the road (of course,) all day long. Every day.
What You Aren’t Likely to See on a Typical Day in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- People wearing jeans. Mostly ladies in jeans.
- People that don’t seem to mind being herded into Costco on a Sunday, with no parking spots or room to move through aisles.
- The sun.
- More than one DMV location for an entire municipality.
- The “Ah” vowel sound. Example: p”ah”sta, M”ah”zda, etc.
- Credit cards.
- People returning your emails or helping you accomplish things directly related to setting up your life in a new country.