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I am suave incarnate. As Ben and I were getting up to leave after our yummy thai food, I managed to snag myself on the table cloth and sent glasses of water cascading into my lap. At least I had the good sense to do it in front of Ben rather than That Certain Someone. As I was toweling myself off with a huge cloth napkin a nice lady sitting next to us offered me a teeny kleenex. It was a lovely gesture, but I couldn't help but giver her a surprised "What, exactly, am I supposed to do with this?" look.

The world hates procrastination. I found out this weekend that it is almost entirely impossible to have flowers delivered in London (Ontario) within two hours after six PM on a saturday. If someone would have told me it was just a two hour drive from Toronto, I would have delivered them by hand rather than spending 1:30 on the phone.

There is a series of advertisements that keep showing up in the subway. Their goal seems to be to stop teenagers from smoking by appealing to their insecurities. Go Team. Today's was especially inane. It had a picture of a despondent looking teeny person, with the text:

Poor Eddy here, aka "lumpy love handles", has a passion for burgers, butts, and his sofa. which makes him your, like, social disaster waiting to happen.
I want to run an add along side it. It would have a picture of Steph, our knock-out model friend, sipping a martini in a roof-top bar in Manhattan with a lit cigarette in her other hand.
When she's not having fabulous sex, Natasha smokes three packs a day. She will be dead by age forty. She will not see her grandchildren graduate from university. She's having too much fun to give a shit.
I mean, if the adds are going to be meaningless, they may as well be fun.

I learned another valuable lesson this weekend. Do not assume that a movie starring Ben Affleck is guaranteed to be watchable. I guess everyone has to star in a stinker from time to time. I hope they gave him lots of money, or donuts, or something. Anything.

ObGeek: 1) 1K Bogomips on an x86 box? The world gets more frightening every day. 2) I want to have Stephen's children. His kiofd mechanism looks oh so nice.

mmmm... civilization...

It is so nice to be living in a city with respectable public transportation again. I walk two blocks to the street car, ride it for 10 minutes, then transfer to the subway which drops me a block from work in about 2 minutes. Letting someone else worry about navigation also means that my time can be better spent reading, or cuddling, or what-have-you, rather than wondering how many interesting places I can find to stick the gunrack on the Chevy that invariably ties up traffic in North Carolina.

Should I even bother glowing about all the neat restaurants and shops around the office? Maybe its just me, but awesome thai food has that certain something that Wendy's lacks. Some one should let Dave know.

Anyway, I'm exceedingly happy here. Enough said.

Ben and I were forced to make emergency office stereo repairs today. Its amazing what one can do with packing tape and the Swiss Army knife that my dad gave me.

Good day, and welcome to day six.

My sixth day in Toronto, that is. We arrived last week after a frightening drive from North Carolina. Remind me never to drive for 12 hours without sleeping for 24 ever again. Its a miracle that I'm not lying dead somewhere in a ditch in central New York.

Watching last night's X-Files episode made it official; I'll never watch TV again. My favorite comment was shaver's "Lets verb the noun!" We all half expected to see "Written by Mrs Johnsonn's 3rd Grade Class" in the credits.

Four words: Milk in a Bag. Its good to be outside the US.

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