3) I've gained an hour. That always catches me off guard.
4) There are JSF posters all over town - that's a first
And, one guy was waiting to get Five Finger shoes after reading about them on my blog a month ago
They were great hosts. I really got an insight into Canadian culture,
and it turns out there are lots of people who are Canadian that you
would never have thought. I should do a top ten... Jim Carey and Mike
Myers. Michael J Fox. Ellen Page. She's from Halifax.
Just like all Americans have guns, D&D were typical Canadians with
their case of seal clubs, although Doug says a lot of people use
tazers now, which they say is more humane.
Its a TV night tonight. We're sitting down to watch the Trailer Park
boys, a very popular sitcom filmed locally.
The night before was worse. I had a bed but it wasn't clean. There's
nothing worse than sleeping in someone else's dirty sheets.
Remind me not to do any more open mics. The poor turnout at shows
continues. Even as a featured act at a normally busy mic in a good bar
in a big city it doesn't work out. No CDs.
The couchsurfing was excellent. A very nice room in a beautiful 150
year old town house (always search for hosts with a spare room, who
wants to sleep on a couch?). The host Roy was very nice, making
breakfast and chatting away. He has a very interesting family,
intelligent and beautiful daughters (who weren't there of course, I'm
not that lucky). And his wife started Zip car company, the equivalent
of Holland's Greenwheels. In fact the spare bedroom I slept in was
where they started the company.
They have a big quiet house and we went mountainbiking in Pioneer
Valley most days. A nice break.
I'm going to do a whirl-wind trip, one night in each capital, because
that's the easiest way. You would think taking longer and having time
to see each would be more relaxing but it just drains you, thankfully
I know that from experience. It's better to get the rhythm going - get
in and get out, keep moving and keep it simple.