It rained on and off throughout the day with sunny intervals, and the forecast is for more of the same both here and in British Columbia. I would like warm, sunny weather for my vacation, but as long as it isn't raining heavily I won't complain (much).
I had to run a number of errands today. This afternoon I was heading to the bank with L, and noticed people standing around looking at something. It was a group of men involved in some sort of dispute. L didn't notice and headed off in that direction, so I had to call her back. "Let's go this way instead." "But the bank is over there..." "There's a brawl about to start there, and I don't want to have to drag you out of the middle of it." We took a slight detour and got our banking done. Such is life in the big city.
I tried a tea called lapsang souchong for the first time. It has a very strong smoky fragrance, like a campfire (or like an old chimney, as L suggested). The flavor wasn't particularly noticeable, being overwhelmed by the scent, and it leaves a tingling in the mouth, similar to whiskey. I'm not quite sure if I like it.