Upon boarding the Amtrak train to the US:
"Oh, you're going to Bellingham? Lovely. My nephew lives there. He is in the band Death Cab For Cutie."
Stopping in a little café while walking the South Bay Trail along Bellingham Bay:
"Do you have anything vegan to eat?"
"Oh, I wish we had, I'm vegan myself!"
A smile, a blink, a bond.
The other day in Vancouver while getting a tattoo from the supercool Adam Sky:
"Do you like Vancouver?"
"Yes, a lot."
"Even in the rain?"
"Well, I adored the x-files as a kid, so I expected it to be all rainy and foggy."
"Oh, the x-files! They used to shoot in the house next to mine. Dana Scully's apartment was there. So I was basically the neighbor of Dana Scully. ... Shall I give you a little x-files tour later?"
Life is awesome.