In lots of ways, it’s great. I mean, obviously. The SSHRC award means a big honking load of free money. And I’ve missed school pretty much since the day I graduated (but that’s a Queen’s thing more than a school thing).
It’s leaving Vancouver that’s going to be hard.
I mean, I like it here.
I have rad friends.
I have the most pimpin’ apartment in the history of the world. (Or at least, the most pimpin’ apartment I’m ever likely to have.)
The weather is amazing, damn the propaganda.
There’s the beach.
Everything is ridiculously clean.
There are a million reasons, actually. So I should probably stop listing them. It’s too depressing.
Toronto is a really different sort of place. I used to miss it. I missed it for a long time. I loved living in Kingston, don’t get me wrong – I felt at home there – but I always felt a little thrill when I went home to visit. There was something about the bigness of the city, the busyness. But I don’t miss that stuff anymore. So it’s funny that it’s only now that I have a real reason to go back.
Can’t turn down free money, though. Just can’t.
In other news, this weekend was fairly fun. D and I holed up at home on Friday night and ate takeout and watched a bunch of Sopranos. Later, I couldn’t sleep. I stayed up until like 5 a.m. watching reruns of the O.C. on my laptop (in bed) and trying to power down, but it just wouldn’t happen. Between 5 and 8:30 a.m. I tossed and turned, finally giving up and calling my sister to kill some time. On Saturday night I went to Doolin’s (a super fakey, way overpriced faux-Irish pub in Vancouver) to celebrate Chad’s 30th birthday. Stayed late. Came home. Ate a bunch of doritos. Pictures are online if you feel like looking.
I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it was fun weekend, I swear.
This week, the new issue of AGENCY magazine is coming out. I’ll post a note here when it does. In the meantime you might want to check out the new webdesign for the site. I just put it up on Saturday. Looks good, I think.
Can you believe this Toronto thing? I can’t. When I got the letter from SSHRC I had to read it about five times before it really started to make sense.
I think I’m turned around.
P.S. This is not an April fool's day gag. I'm really going.