I have a Boo. Her name is Belinda. I generally call her B. That’s her in the pictures below -except for that strange person in the background of picture #2, pretending to be in labour… that’s me.
B is one of the most beautiful women I know… she’s smart, unpretentious, bold, at times often in your face, freaking hilarious, curious, in the moment and real. When I’m around her, I feel like I am REALLY living life.
Problem is, she wants to leave me. Well, not really me but this city. Ottawa. Sorry, I can be dramatic.
See, she grew up in Montreal, which is a really awesome city, or so I’ve been told. I don’t know Montreal that well. She claims that it’s vibrant, sophisticated, and sensual. I’m sure she’s right. She normally is.
B has been in Ottawa for something like forever now. She finds it dull, grey and way too suburban. She might have a point. She’s pretty smart my Boo!
Since I’ve known her, she’s always talked about heading back to Montreal. I was pretty sure it was just blah-blah-blah talk… until now.
B has set a date: July 2014. That’s when she’ll be leaving me. Sorry, being all dramatic again.
So my mission: convince Boo that Ottawa is cool, hip, funky and urban, as well as a great place to raise her little brood. I have a year to show her all the amazing things Ottawa has to offer and hopefully get her to stay put! I really don’t want to lose her… perhaps if I pepper her with posts about how great Ottawa is, she’ll change her mind.
So stay tuned for the first installment of the Getting Boo to Stay Chronicles… The Ottawa Food Truck Revolution!
Love ya Boo!