Its been on my mind a lot that I haven't updated in a while... I like to have at least one post a month, and I notice how February just kinda swung by without so much as a peep... But I guess since its 2:52 (updates: 3:30, 3:45) in the morning, feels like as good a time as any to ramble on about my little life in E-ville (heehee get it? evil...;) Got that one from the Roller Derby (that's my friend Jen as their poster girl!!!) of whos existence in Edmonton I just caught wind of yesterday and will go watch on Saturday!!! Looking forward to that, I've never seen anything like that before, and in truth, only really discovered recently that it even existed!
Lots of cool stuff has happened lately. I found my little plastic spiderman in one of my pillowcases. That's pretty exciting, right? How about... I played with the Darwin bobble head doll in my TA's office for at least 5 minutes today. That was cool. ALLL RIGHT all right... There's some real stuff:) I went to JASPER!!! Skiing was lovely, the snow was fresh and powdery, and seeing the rockies all around was stunning (hopefully the one photo we took can be sent over to me at some point)! Add one to my list of world mountain ranges, anyway! Never hurts to be among good company either of course. Also got up the courage to try boarding again (and less injuries ensued to the gluteus maximus this time around- doublebonus!) Under the expert lesson-givings of Robyn (the sister of Heather, a friend from the alma mater, OttawaU)
and last but not least of the major events... There was a visit to the mall. THE mall. That's right people... The sole greatest tourist attraction in E-ville. The. West. Edmonton. Mall.... Complete with China town, water park, pirate ship, submarines and skating rink. Here's me and Joost (my favourite visiting dutchman) at the Pirate-ship, seal rock.We lasted five hours in the mall, and still didn't manage to find the wing with the rollercoaster. Crazy place. But after the mall-madness, we ate delicious Pad-Thai with ingredients bought at the infamous TNT. The Asian Supermarket of Awesomness. And then the next day, made sushi, with other specialty ingredients from said store. We even got the masago (the little red roe for the outside), special sushi prawns and a lovely cut of sushi grade salmon. Deeeelish. Success was achieved after feeding 10 guests or so with our hand crafted sushi.... and even further exemplified by an evening of laughs over the first few episodes of Arrested Development. So I guess some cool stuff has been going on, well beyond bobble heads and spidermen.
But all good things come to an end, and as usual,and as I've come to expect, the lowly teary kneecrumbling downwards roads always follow the climbs to the tops of mountains. But the views from the top make it worth it, and the sights set on even higher mountains ahead still hold hope for tomorrow!
Thats all for now. Stay tuned for Derby updates.