Toranna 2004

Well, here I am, in the Big Smoke. I’m currently surrounded by dozens of smiling, very enthusiastic Asians, all babbling loudly in various levels of broken English, as the sky thunders overhead, and the occasional flash of lightning illuminates our faces.

I don’t have web access at home yet, but am currently leeching off of the open wireless access point located in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. For those interested, there’s open APs available in the library on the main floor, as well as on the fifth floor cafeteria. The SSID for the cafeteria is “CTS wLAN”, in case you were wondering. Thanks, Wireless Bandit!

Seemingly endless ethnicity. The reintroduction of large, roaming packs of 20-34 year-olds to the landscape. Rain, thunder, and rampant humidity. Free wireless. Big city attitude. Thanks for the welcome back, Toronto.

I’m just finally starting to get my mental and physical energy back after what ended up being an incredibly draining four days. Air Canada managed to transport my cats and I safely here, but in the process lost two very large boxes I brought with me as luggage… boxes that contained lots of very expensive computer equipment. Sigh. I’m still waiting for them to track the errant boxes down, though I don’t have a lot of hope.

It’s simultaneously great and very discombobulating to be back here. I still don’t really feel like I’ve moved, though the aches and pains of the last two weeks in Winnipeg are still freshly throbbing. I’m sure it’ll start to sink in after a few weeks…

But, it’s great to have Renée and the cats and I all together again, and there is already a veritable smorgasbord of things to do and see. I think this is going to be a fun summer.

I guess I should get myself listed here at some point.

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