Random Stuff from My Life

Monday, September 21, 2009


Okay, Toronto is actually an awesome city. Why? Well, I don't think it's something I can put into words. It's cleaner than any city of its size in the U.S., but that's not it. It's got a wonderful diversity of people and architecture. It's just surprisingly, well, BIG. People are friendly, I guess. But mainly it's just a fun place. We had unbelievably beautiful weather Saturday and Sunday, and we made the trek into downtown both days (we are staying out in the 'burbs). We had dinner atop the CN Tower on Saturday. Yesterday was a boat ride around the harbor (or "harbour" to be Canadian) plus a tour through Greektown, Chinatown, Koreatown, the Portuguese village, the gay village, the Ethiopian neighborhood and just about any place else you can think of. Today it rained so we stayed in the 'burbs and shopped (and slept in). It's just been a really, really great trip. I can see why Toronto doubles for "generic big city" in lots of TV and movie productions. I'm sure people love filming here.

Saturday, September 12, 2009



Forgot to mention (hey, it was 6:57 a.m.; give me a break!): I am glad that it is college football season again. I am currently listening to my "football songs" iTunes playlist. Last listen? 11/15/08

Also, even though I may be disconnected from an actual computer, it is possible that I will find time to update the mobile blog.

Something's wrong here

It's not even 7 a.m. yet - on a Saturday - and I've been on the computer for an hour and a half! I consider it training. I have to be on a conference call with the East Coast Monday morning, and then by next Friday we'll be in the Eastern Time Zone ourselves.

It seems like so much is going on this fall. Two weeks 'til the big high school reunion. A week later will be the big anniversary party at church. Three weeks later we lose a person in our office. Then it will be just four weeks until we leave for Thanksgiving vacation/Australia! Get back and two weeks later my boss retires. Then it's Christmas and New Year's. Unbelievable.

And of course a couple of those events have the potential (okay, certainty) to dramatically affect my job.

In the meantime, I probably won't post much. I think I've decided not to take the laptop to Canada with us. (Not sure if I can stay away from Facebook that long without developing tremors, but we'll see; maybe the hotel will have a business center.)