Tuesday, July 15, 2008

See Ya! Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya!

"Are you sure you know how to get there?"

"Yes, I'll be fine. I'll call you if I get lost."

"Just to be on the safe side. I'll show you on google maps."

"I told you! I know how to get there! Go down Stranmillis Rd. Turn left on Chlorine Gardens. Left on Malone Rd past the petrol station. Right on Derryvolgie Avenue. At the end of Derryvolgie Avenue, I'll hit the Lisburn Rd."


"I'll be back soon. Bye."

As soon as I shut the door behind me I was like, "See ya, sucker!" Hehe. Ah, the freedom! I was about to go bat shit crazy playing Florence Nightengale to a whining Ulsterman with a broken leg. What is it with men and a low tolerance for pain?

Today I had to go to the Post Office at the Lisburn Road to pick up my parcel. So I went and it was a waste of time, because the postman didn't deliver any parcels today. WTF? Are my parcels lost? That's $150 of vintage posters down the drain. The lady behind the counter had no explanation and was ever so help full. "Thanks but no thanks, lady." *Rolls Eyes*

Since it was such a nice dry day. I decided to explore the Lisburn Road. I've been here a couple of times with Craig but only for the sole purpose of shopping at Tesco. The Lisburn Rd is a really vibrant place. This long busy street is peppered with cafes, gelaterias, health food stores, home furnishing and accessory stores, cute little clothing stores, hair salons and dayspas, and fine dining establishments (like Shu and Porterhouse). This is my kinda street! People of all kinds are here (that is, other than the pasty white variety.) Indonesians, East Indian, Eastern European, Chinese, Filipino, Jamaicans, Nigerians, Yuppies, Mommys, Granolas, Neatniks, Goths, Alternatives, Metrosexuals, the list goes on... You name it the Lisburn Road's got it, all 31 flavors and more. For once, I can go to a place here where I can blend in and not stick out like a sore thumb.

Then...something weird suddenly happened. As I was casually strolling down the end of the street, I heard a choir of angels accompanied by harps and I was blinded by an aura of light. There it was...

The Holy Grail!


Manuel said...

and......I live on the lisburn road......and........I shop at that very m&s.......I would also recommend Arcadia deli on up a bit and the cheese shop near m&s.......both great, as is the yellow door , great sandwiches.....

Flippin' Yank said...

Oh? I figured you would! Anyone who lives on the lisburn road has great taste! Thanks for the recs...I will definitely explore further down m&s.