Toronto Tuesday

There has not been much written content here lately, but that is because not much has changed. The BF and I thankfully have been given a bit more time to decide which university town we will be living in next year, which is nice, but the upshot has been that there is no new information to share,  only waiting. Waiting to find out about funding packages (cross your fingers!), availability of  couples accommodation, further program details, and what each town has to offer for non-students. We have been waiting for mail and emails and flashes of inspired decision making  ( with each decision being inevitably superseded by the opposite decision the very next day). So no news, but lots to think about.

In the mean time, I am doing the same old things here in Toronto: school, family, friends, etc.

A friend of mine puts on art and music evenings called ‘happenings.’ I went to one last week for the first time and I took this picture right before I went in. It is of the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) building. In general I don’t like the building very much at all, in fact I think it is pretty ugly, but it looked so alien all light up from underneith that I thought it was kind of cool. Love it or hate it, it is certainly a distinctive Toronto landmark:

alien landing - the OCAD building at night

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Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 11:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Blech.

Reading week.

Drains in house are clogged.

Must wait till tomorrow for plumber.

Cannot shower/bathe/use toilet/wash dishes.

Studying.

Yuck.

Published in: on February 21, 2011 at 10:18 am  Leave a Comment  

Toronto Tuesday

Snapshots of my life in Toronto:

I was born in a house on Wolfrey Avenue, just south of the Danforth. My best friend lived two blocks away and even after I moved to a different part of town I spent a large part of my childhood traipsing around this neighborhood:

Greek Town on the Danforth in winter

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Sometimes, while on campus, I like to go here and sit quietly for a few minutes:

The Trinity College chapel at U of T

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I went to Buddha’s yesterday for the first time with some friends. The portions are HUGE and extremely affordable. Between the three of us we spent, including tax and tip a total of $23.

666 Dundas St. West

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This is one of my favourite trees in my area. It was really windy coming back from Buddha’s!

windy willow

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The Royal on College St. will always have a special place in my heart. Every second Friday they used to play outrageous old Kung Fu movies with terrible (read hilarious) English subtitles. My friendship with two of my now really good friends from high school was firmly established as a result of going to this theatre:

College street! My neighborhood.

Published in: on February 15, 2011 at 11:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Library

I found some informative titles at the library today:

(I should probably read this one)

Then, in the same section was this title:

As well as these two on the far right:

But really, I think that of these titles, this last one best (although trivially) sums up adulthood so far:

Published in: on February 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Looming…

I am having a bit of a hard day. Things just don’t feel right and I have been vaguely anxious about everything. I am getting tired of not knowing where we will be going next year, and, honestly, even though I am really excited to have a break from school, I am a bit scared of my lack of having a plan, job wise. In general I am quite excited to move, but today it just seems like a lot of big, scary, emotional, overwhelming work. Not that I have do anything concrete yet, but in some ways that makes it worse. There is this big looming change in my life that is, well I said it already, just…looming.

Published in: on February 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Blue.

sunlight

Miraculously, the clouds parted and the sun shone down this day upon the people of Toronto.  “Hallelujah!” they cried. The world was white and blue.

blue and white

Published in: on February 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Grey.

I love winter, I really do. But to be quite honest I am ready for it to be spring. I am ready for the world to be green and lovely again as opposed to uniformly and uninterestingly grey. Right now all I see when I go outside  is grey sky, grey slush, grey salt stains and grey dirt-covered snow. Winter, I am so over you.

Green! (Fence-building in my back yard in early summer)

Published in: on February 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm  Leave a Comment