Last updated- April. Where did my spring and summer go?
It is said that Canadians love to complain about the weather. We can't help it.
In our defense, however, this summer has been the rainiest season in Toronto on record. Our downtown neighbourhood looks like subtropical jungle.
Some highlights from the past few months and what we have been up to.
In May we attended Jeremy and Diane's amazing Great Gatsby themed wedding. The weekend was the talk of the town, and there is evidence of a certain family member doing the worm on the dance floor.
In June we headed to France for Becky and Thibaut's wedding. We flew into Paris, and partook in the Couchsurfing Project http://www.couchsurfing.com/ for a the first week, travelling slowly down from Paris to Marsaille.
We were thrilled to see the Velib bicycle renting system in many of the cities we visited, and rented bikes for a Euro a day in Paris. I'm excited about a rumour that it's coming to Toronto. http://www.ibiketo.ca/node/2440
The second week we spent in a rented mountain home with 10 friends right smack in the Alps. Both weeks were wonderful and deserve more attention that I can give them at the moment.
July was busy with an unplanned move. Thanks to Ania and Curtis and Erin and Brett for hauling things over our fire escape and moving boxes until they could no longer feel their legs. After just under one year in our old pad, we retired to a quieter street with more space and swapped our downtown patio for a backyard. Ania and Curtis are now our neighbours, as was Jonathan who lived upstairs from us until yesterday. We are officially renaming our street in the Annex - Little Edmonton.
After waiting for 3 hours I finally got a chance to meet David Sedaris at the Chapters downtown. He signed my book, and rather then letting him chat with me I told him a stupid anecdote about fire escape plans in Korea. I was so nervous, I made a fool of myself and could not get over the incident for a week. His new book is great and you should check it out. Typically I would share my copy but it's signed- to Paul and Sandra, and I can't part with it. It's #25 on the what white people like list.
After teaching ESL, all summer, I have returned this week to be a student again. I'm thrilled about my up coming year at York.
This weekend we are up to the cottage to try to find the last bit of summer. I hope it doesn't rain. The weekend after next we fly to Edmonton, for the much anticipated wedding of Thea Varvis and Richard Dimitriou. I hope to see many of you there.