Thursday, May 29, 2008
(Recent) Moments in a Life
1. Despite my protestations otherwise, I’ve discovered I can find the right clothes in my cupboard to kick ass in downtown Toronto amidst all those fashion-plates.
2. I took a cab this week. If I had dismissed the cabbie as simply another recent immigrant (as many tend to do) who fractures the Queen’s English (a Canadian/British expression), I would have missed a great conversation with a man who has been driving a cab for thirty years with fascinating tales to tell about some of the big-wigs here in Toronto.
Granted, our conversation was a challenge due to his heavy Indian accent and my frequent use of the word “Pardon?” (polite translation for, “What the hell did you say?”) but it was worth it. I tipped him well. Great guy.
3. Is anyone else leery of those automatic flush toilets?
You know, the ones that flush while you’re just standing there hanging your purse on the door hook?
I said a little prayer during my pre-meeting squirt – somewhat concerned about my clothes. (See # 1 re: kick-ass. I did not want a wet one…)
And this is not one of Beth’s “obsess about something that will never happen” scenarios. It’s happened to two of my kids.
(God, I wish I could have been there to see that!)
4. Last night at Book Club not one of us could remember the title of the book we’d discussed at our last meeting. But we could rhyme off the titles of ones we’d read years ago.
We’re in big trouble.
Or, looking at it in a positive way, we’re getting to the point where we can read the same book over and over again and it will always remain new to us.