Archive for June, 2007
I was fish sitting for Brian while he was in Ottawa, and well, this little Betta fish (Tuffy) has so much personality. I swear it knows when I’m home and it starts swimming around frenetically and watching me. Now that he’s home, I needed to fill the void so I went and picked out my own fish (whose name is Little One). He’s not as personable just yet — but I’m hoping he’ll come around once he’s used to his new environment.
I haven’t had a fish since I was a kid and I had goldfish. I remember leaving them with my grandparents twice. The first time I think the cat got them and she replaced the fish (much to my mom’s dismay as she wanted rid of the little things). The next time she came into the kitchen and found the fish on the floor. Sad, she scooped them up and tossed them into the toilet when they started swimming around again. She had to scoop them back out of the toilet and return them to their bowl!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
I took the train up to Ottawa on Tuesday night and it was only about an hour late because we broke down just outside of Gananoque. Brian met me at the train and we wandered around the city, trying to find food.
I met my cousin and his wife the next day for lunch. We haven’t had an actual conversation probably for 20 some odd years, so it was nice to talk as grown ups. Then I met up with two of my old housemates from Queen’s for dinner. And I have not had that much fun or laughed that hard since we lived together four years ago. Seriously. That was the absolute best year and I really wish we could get together more often than once every four years or so.
Brian was up there for a two week session with the NAC. We went to the final concert on Thursday night — all young, accomplished conductors. And it was really neat to see 5 conductors perform pieces back-to-back. We then booted it out of town, and stayed in Kingston overnight. We found a cheap, local motel that was actually really nice. After a quick breakfast with Brian’s friend Sean we were back to Toronto.
At my parents, my other housemate from Queen’s, and one of my closest friends happened to call — completing the reunion 🙂
I then raced home to see if the fish was okay (I was fish sitting for Brian) and he did not look so hot. Kind of hovering near the top of the bowl and not really moving. I was really quite worried as I’ve already grown quite attached to the fish. But he’s in new water and right as rain now.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
My absoultely favourite blog about all things books (actual books, book type furniture, games, gadgets etc.) just did a feature about a new blog over at BookLounge.ca. Definitely check out Kimbooktu frequently — she discovers a lot of very cool book-related gizmos and just ran her first contest ever that was open to contestants around the world. You can see the winners here. And you can sign up for her newsletter too! Check her out and let me know what you think!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
I am SO excited at the potential prospect of my dream come through — rapid transit and more subways in the GTA! Here’s hoping it actually happens.
I am constantly frustrated with public transit (especially when I come home from London and wish that the tube could be superimposed over the GTA). (I’ve talked about taking the train before) Not only does it take over an hour to get from the outer lines of the GO train into the downtown core, but most of the lines only run a few trains in the morning (4 usually) and in the rush-hour time. This is not acceptable. Also, I still have to drive to the station and, in Mississauga, there are no spots by 7:30. That’s right, all 770 spots are full by the time the second train has pulled out — what happens to those who want to take the next 3 trains? Ridiculous!
Everyone should live within 10 minutes walking distance from a train or subway station and trains should run all day and frequently.
I do take the train and subway as much as I can. I still have a 20 minute drive to the subway but only a 7 minute trip to the train station. I don’t take the busses, however, because I can drive anywhere they’re going to take me faster, so why would I?
This is one great step and I have my fingers crossed!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
Despite the title of this post by Mark Haddon, his explanations and comparison between Americans, Canadians and the British sense of humour is spot on and so funny! What do you think? Do you agree?Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
If you pre-order the new Harry Potter from Amazon they are giving you a $5 gift certificate to use on another order on top of the already great discount. You can pre-order the book here and they will email you with the gift certificate info. Pretty cool!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 2 so far )
Brian is contemplating moving to Europe. Not for a year or so, but contemplating (and I believe it’s a highly likely move). It would be great for his career for sure. And I think he should defintiely go. But I also think we would most likely end up ending things. So here’s a flash into the thirty second initial reaction to this discussion/news last night all in my head:
Okay so he’ll be leaving in a year or so which means we’ll likely break up because I won’t be going and so why are we bothering to be together now? Why not just break up now if it’s going to happen anyway? Why prolong the inevitable?
And then the more rational me thinks:
Because we’ll just have to wait and see and not worry about it until it happens and then deal with it.
And I continue to fluctuate between these two pools of thought.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
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