Only in East Van…

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", East Van, Laughter = Survival, Meds, Meds, Meds!

Fellow Vancouverites/visitors to the city, as well as those who have other locally situated “real life dramedy/entertainment”-type anecdotes to share for the sake of self-deprecation and laughter, I invite you to do so in the comments section, as this is the first in what I’m sure will be a lengthy series of short posts, intended to capture short exchanges that … Read More

jenniferlreimerOnly in East Van…

How to turn lead into gold, back in East Van.

jenniferlreimerBipolar, East Van, Mad Society, Other Survivors

I like this a lot! I found this, walking down my street (says “B.C. GAS”  )  : I flipped it over: And I did this! That’s more like it!  A beautiful addition to Magick Garden 2.0 (pictures of this year’s yet to be posted) for $3.99.  Yellow roses mean “I’m sorry”, apparently.  Yellow roses have always been my favourite.  Before … Read More

jenniferlreimerHow to turn lead into gold, back in East Van.

Change is a Good Thing!

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Mad Music, Uncategorized

Many changes have descended upon me – this time around, really great ones.  Indeed, when it rains, it pours.  I often love the rain that falls from the sky, and never thought to put two and two together, realizing this idiom does not have to be negative! For one, my two months of homelessness (couch-surfing and hospital stay, not nights … Read More

jenniferlreimerChange is a Good Thing!

Vancouver Detox Cordova House’s Guinea Pig Experiment: Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal via SEROQUEL?

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", East Van, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Sociology of Medicine

I will be writing a full letter of complaint to the Vancouver‘s “detox centre” on Main at Cordova, Harbourlight Cordova House, across the street from the cop shop on the DTES, very soon.  For now, I wanted to let you know about thie horrifying phenomenon that this is taking place at this self-purported medical detox centre, under the supervision of … Read More

jenniferlreimerVancouver Detox Cordova House’s Guinea Pig Experiment: Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal via SEROQUEL?

“Growth” (Shuntaro Tanikawa 1931 – )

jenniferlreimerEast Van, My Favourite Authors, Transcend

Since I’ve been rather obsessed with my personal life lately, and unable to write about much else, let me share with you one of my favourite poems. On Commercial Drive, incredibly well-read older , weather-beaten sell books out of cardboard boxes.  You never know what you might find.  Last year I found an 1874 edition of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Growth” (Shuntaro Tanikawa 1931 – )

Landlord Nightmares

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Mad Society, Poetry, Prose, Personal

The 300 lb. bully of a landlord (read: slumlord) that drove both Alaryyk and me to the point of utter madness last fall, commencing with our eviction – the best Christmas present I’ve ever received, as I was desperate to leave the place, where the slumlord conspired with the tenants that lived above my basement suite – interior decorators who … Read More

jenniferlreimerLandlord Nightmares

Did you see me at Broadway and Woodland?

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Mad Society

I covered up the poor naked woman whose body was strapped to a bus shelter!  Removing her completely would have required power tools and it was broad daylight.  However, I am happy to let you know that the lady, with the words “American Apparel™” emblazoned beside her no longer appears to be topless to anyone walking from Commercial to Woodland … Read More

jenniferlreimerDid you see me at Broadway and Woodland?

Mad Spraypaint Art in East Van

jenniferlreimerEast Van

To whomever has been spraying this beautiful art all over “city property” (i.e. public space) in my neighbourhood, you are top on my list of awesome human beings right now.  Especially the ones near the medical building at E. 10th :wink:.  It is my goal to find all of your public art and take pictures…I’ve only found these three pieces … Read More

jenniferlreimerMad Spraypaint Art in East Van

May Day!

jenniferlreimerEast Van

Happy International Workers’ Day!!! Just got back from my daily walk to the pharmacy.  I was expecting to find the anti-abortionist, pro-life loons (Bill O’Reilly, I am reclaiming your favourite word!!) picketing outside Commercial/Broadway Station as per usual on the weekends, and I was trying to come up with something ironic to say.  Then, just as I arrived at the … Read More

jenniferlreimerMay Day!