In fact, I've been home less than 24 hours, and Famous Dave's already called me this morning. "You were scheduled at 10, it's now 10:30... let us know what's up!" I call back, and even though I'm "in town," I am most emphatically not going to work today 'cause I requested the 31st off too, motherfuckers. T'ain't my fault if ya'll can't read.
Whatever. I'm not gonna let it ruin my mood. I'm in a very good place, especially because I have strong coffee. I'm like, falling all over myself with glee. Every sip is a delightful kick in the teeth. My mom's coffee is oversteeped tea, guys. Granted, it's not as bad as my Grandma's, 'cause you can see through hers... but coffee needs to be black. Omg, yum. It's Kenyan, so it's more acidic than what I'm used to... but the yum stands.
Anyway... Canada, eh?! It was aboot time I got oot of the city. I'm super glad to have plumbing again... but it was absolutely gorgeous. I feel completely refreshed. I had a lot of time to just sit, think, and purge. I am the happiest I've been in a long time. It was the perfect amount of time... I was ready to leave when we did. I still can't believe it's been 5 years since I've been there. Not much has changed at all... it's almost exactly how I remember it. The only thing that's changed is the people. Joey has another son, Doreen is getting older and looking more and more like Bjork will when she's 65, Tabby moved away, and so did Ian. I think I'll write to them, if possible. I just have to hunt them down, but it shouldn't be too hard.
Though yes, I do talk like a Canadian. I haven't yet adjusted back to state-speak. Or the weather... it's 102 degrees outside. That is unacceptable. Send me back to where the hottest it gets is 75, the coolest it gets is 50, and where the forests are thick, mostly untraversed, and smell like old. Seriously, send me back up there. I think I could lie under the stars until they fall.
Also, I wrote back to Matt! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, I just had to get my analytical goggles on and start hacking away. Anyway, the sucker is 9 pages long. I hope he's prepared.
Hi! I'm a writer! How're you? Whaddid I miss?
Also, just a shout out... I love you, Oh Dee! ♥ Come over to my side of the world, will you?