On our class trip this past Wednesday (October 14th 2015), we boarded the school bus and made our way to the Vancouver Public Library. While peoples’ goals for this trip varied, mine was to find information about both my eminent person and my ZAP project. I am pleased to report that I found both.
We started the day with a solo spot in the city where I watched one particular driver attempt at a u-turn. By attempt, I mean he failed miserably. He began to turn just as the light was turning green and causing him to block all the incoming traffic. On top of that, he was unable to properly drive his massive car and had to drive back and forth a total of 4 times to reorient his car. When he finally thought he made the turn, he drove his car up on the curb squashing an old drink container and spaying his car with an unknown milky substance. I, on the other hand, was rather enjoying myself, and I think that might have been my most enjoyable solo spot to date.
Following the solo spot, we spilt back up into our groups (bus 1 & bus 2). My group, bus 2, went down to the used book store a block away. Meanwhile, the other group went to the library. While the book store was very cramped for twenty-some people, I was able to squeeze through to my section and find their one available copy of “Lady Gaga Critical Mass Fashion” by Lizzie Goodman. I have yet to start seriously reading the book, but I am very excited to go through it. The illustrations and formatting are very appealing and well done, and I had the chance to briefly skim a couple paragraphs while I was in the store. I can tell this will be a very good resource for my project.
About an hour later, we walked back to library to meet up with the other half of our class for lunch. We had the freedom to choose between a variety of different places to eat. Nicole and I decided to divide and conquer. I bought the sushi, she bought the bubble tea, and we split it. It ended up being very fast and efficient leaving me time to mingle, and skim over some more pages of my new book. Since we were already seated in the library food court, we were able to separate again from bus 1 and go straight into the library to search. Here I was also very successful. I had pre-planned the night before and looked up books I was interested in taking out, so I already had my barcode numbers prepped. I was able to find 2 books on Lady Gaga and a few scripts for my ZAP project, leaving me with enough time to order a mocha before we left.
With my books in my bag and a mocha in my hand, it was time to board the buses and head back to school. I feel like I accomplished my goal for the trip, and I was already able to use one of my books “The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga” by Maureen Callahan in my eminent intro post. I am very excited for this project and for Night of The Notables. It will be a different experience this year from last, and I think having chosen someone I am very passionate about (Lady Gaga) will make it very fun.