I’m counting Thursday and Friday as one day for my reminiscing of my last day in Toronto before my three week holiday in Dublin. Mostly because I only spent half of Friday in Toronto being that I have to be at the airport in the evening and I was at work till the early evening on Thursday. My last day in work was great, everyone was so nice saying goodbye and even giving me hugs to wish me well. I really felt like a real member of the staff and I’m hoping that maybe they’ll call me back if they ever need another temp (or something more permanent?)
Last night, after dinner, I went and picked up Davey who’s back from his stint in Japan and drove to the west side of the GTA to visit some friends who won’t be here when I get back (they’re backpacking through SEA for four months!!) and drop off a little gift. Despite getting us a little lost, the drive over was great because it has been almost two years since Dave and I had seen each other so it was nice catching up. It was also great just being able to listen to music with someone who appreciates it as much as I do.
When we got to their house, the conversation and the laughter was so natural I really wish we didn’t have to leave. I loved finding out that my offline friends visit the same sites that I do, and talking ‘shop’ with a ‘design-minded’ person, and most of all chatting for the sake of chatting. But before I knew it, it was almost 2:00 a.m. and I still had a 40 minute drive back.
My 40 minute drive turned out to be a longer one because I wanted to drop Davey over to meet his friends since the TTC had stopped running already. And even though I was exhausted I was glad to be able to talk music with Davey again… it’s been a while since I’ve been able to talk to anyone about just loving a song. It’s funny. I’ve known Davey for about 10 years now and as much as he’s changed in the last 5 or 6, he still seems very much the same person I met 10 years ago. And it’s comforting, that he’s grown in ways that he has wanted to but is still the same decent person I confided in when I had no one.
But even as I reminisce about my awesome last day in Toronto… I do have to tell you how excited I am to be back in the Emerald Isle. The land where everyone’s always up for a good laugh, the tea is deliciously warming, the music sounds 10,000 times better, where I don’t mind walking everywhere because it’s just so pretty, and where I don’t have an internet connection at apartment we’re renting for two weeks. And if you guessed that this is my way of telling you I won’t be updating as often… By golly, you’ve guessed right!