So this is, what, my fifth post about George Stroumboulopoulos in the past two months? I’m starting to feel like the president of his fan club (or an obsessed stalker) but I’m not. Honestly. I just think he’s the shit, that’s all.
I wasn’t even planning on writing about him again. But he practically begged me to. Sort of. At the end of his show last week, he announced he’s taking The Hour on the road for a week in Vancouver next month.
The first time he mentioned this, I decided to invite him out for a beer while he was in town. Then I found out he had a girlfriend, and I changed my mind. Faster than a pancake on a hot griddle, I’m flip flopping once again.
This time Strombo explained that the show will have to be taped early in Vancouver because of the time difference. Then he went on to say that means he’ll have a lot of free time in the evenings and if anyone knows of any fun stuff he should do, they should email him.
If that’s not code for “Hello, Sarah! I’m coming to town and I want to party with you!” then I don’t know what is. How could I say no to a request like that? Hey, if the guy is begging people in Vancouver to show him a good time, I'm not going to turn him down. Sounds like someone's relationship is in trouble. He asked for email so I sent him one:
To: George Stroumboulopoulos
From: Sarah Marchildon
The subject line is a lie. This isn't really a compliment but your website didn't have "Cool Stuff to Do in Vancouver With Me" listed as an option when selecting a subject heading.
Anyway, if you folks are looking for fun stuff to do in the evening while you're in Vancouver in April (as George requested on the show last Thursday), I'd be happy to be your tour guide.
I work at the David Suzuki Foundation and could see if David is free for drinks one night. Or you could just hang out with me. I'm way more fun (and better looking) than him!
Keep up the good work.
By the way, the part about asking David Suzuki out for drinks isn’t exactly true. David Suzuki doesn’t drink. Plus he won’t be in Vancouver in April. But the part about me being more fun and better looking, that’s true. Well, depending on what your definition of “fun” and “better looking” is, I suppose.