The pigeons here are pretty stoic when it comes to snow.
So it turns out that it snows in Canada.
There is snow sitting on my skylight (:
It’s a little strange to realise that I have been in Canada for six months so far. It seems both longer and shorter than that.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I have gone through the photos I took while I was ostensibly on holiday and being a tourist (along with my recent re-trip to Toronto), and uploaded a collection of photos.
Had I mentioned that I was going to Toronto in October for WordCamp? Because I am, you know.
Oh. My. Gosh.
I’m trying to organize getting a cable modem installed. The only good thing I can say about it is that it looks like they can do it in a timeslot where I am not at work.
However, I damn near had to argue with the “customer service rep” to get what I wanted – There is fast internet, with a sane cap (what I wanted), but they were absolutley adament that I get half-as-fast (and slightly cheaper) internet with a crazy-huge-large data cap that I would never get through.
Then, they wouldn’t let me get it as a non-1-year thing; contrary to what their website says.
And my favourite part was when she had me try and spell “M”.
I am so close to cancelling (zomg. If I could talk to a human to do that), and choosing someone else.
More furniture, and less being silly.
Somehow, seeing a person moving around in the space gives you a much better idea of just how huge it is (:
I’ve moved into a permanent place, now. Yay. I haven’t had one of those in months.
There is a kitchen. It has plenty of power points. And all of the cupboards in the world. At the moment, there is a singular cupboard with food in it. The tall cupboard, which screams pantry, is currently playing the role of armoire. There’s another filled with tech and music gear. Another is a bookshelf. There’s a bathroom behind the kitchen; and the biggest wardrobe I’ve ever had is on the right (it even has a light. Nice. Now all I need to do is get some coat hangers so I can store clothes in it usefully.)
There is also a wide open plain of space. I have lots of space. It’s a little weird. I think it’s around about 5-600 square feet all together. At the moment, the extent of my furniture is a freestanding hammock.
In a break from tradition, instead of getting a container of mixed berries; I bought figs and raspberries instead. My gosh. You would not believe how tasty both are. Look at the picture, and multiply that by delicieux.
Lest you think I have turned into a fruit-eating monkey, behold some non-fruit of recent acquisition.
In other news, tomorrow I am moving from the short-term rental I have been living in to a place with a longer term lease. I found an amazing loft on St-Denis, and I am so very pleased. This will, however, involve acquiring furniture and the other accoutrements of having a life. I have two plates; but still only one place setting of cutlery. Heh.