So... I'm writing this post from my lunch break, in Montreal. I'm here eating Tiki-Ming which I'm sure is Cantonese for crappy Chinese food... I just found something that resembles corn... and tastes like corn... but is way too large to be corn... and yes I tasted the mysterious yellow kernel... Standards tend to lower when you realize that you're already eating crap... but enough about food.
I am in Montreal to work, and to heal (I am newly single, but I'm not going to talk about it because I promised myself long ago that this wasn't that type of blog). It's great to see all of my oldest friends again; and seeing as I'm going to be here for a month, it's a great chance for me to reconnect with all of them.
Now I grew up in Montreal, so I've always had a soft spot for it in my heart... and you know what they say about love... It's blind? (It turns out that this saying works for cities too...)
Things You Can Only Realize About Montreal When You Move Back There:
1) They are absolutely and positively the worlds' most crazy, maniacal, drivers!(It doesn't help that they try to fit three cars into what would normally be two lanes, because the lines are ambiguously drawn... and are considered as mere suggestions **)
2) True French is hardly spoken: It's more of a FrEnglish hybrid
3) People push you out of their way... even when you're not in their way. In fact... they will go out of their way to put you in their way... just so they can push you out of their way!
4) This place is full of metrosexuals. (It's scary to see so many men dressed better than me!)
On the plus side:
5) The shopping is phenomenal. I don't know how I'm going to carry it all home (My bags were already at a maximum when I left for Montreal)
6) It's not nearly as cold as I remember...
So be warned, that's the big city for ya!
** I saw a police car drive on the mini-side lane on the highway when it was packed with traffic. His car was practically sideways because he had driven the car up on one of those curved median thingies (and yes... thingies is the appropriate term.)