This morning I got up and went to the Jerusalem restaurant for lunch with my mom, and her two friends. Oh it was wonderful, as usual. Very few restaurants are even on the same echelon as Jerusalem. (While there, we practiced the few Arabic phrases that we know with one of my mom's friends who is Lebanese. Always fun.) Come visit me in Canada and I'll take you there.
Then we went to a wonderful mall that I plan to return to shortly. It's mostly Asian, and it's an amazing place of glory and wonder. :D I found a store called Smart Maple. I wanted everything, including the elaborately shaped erasers. But since I only had five dollars... Well, I discovered the Moomintroll books by Tove Jansson! You can look at the Moomintroll Homepage if you so desire. And read this from that website:
"A Moomintroll is small and shy and fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. They like sunshine and sleep right through the winter. The snow falls and falls and falls where they live, until their houses look like great snowballs. But when spring comes, up they jump...."
- Kaye Webb, editor of Puffin Books 1974
Normally I think these sorts of things are highly absurd. But Snufken is cute. And elf-like. And Finnish. Therefore, I like him. Who wouldn't?
Then it was off to Tim Horton's to get coffee. And may I recommend getting half regular coffee and half French vanilla coffee. You don't need to add sugar or anything. It's perfect!
When we went to drop one of my mom's friends off, we found her husband digging a ditch with their six-month-old baby in the carseat three feet away. It was hilarious. (The baby is SO adorable. I must have children. I'll take the risk of screwing them up. They're cute when they're little, and you can mould them into weird people. Also, I'd like to have boys so I can try to raise them to be decent human beings, unlike most guys these days.)
Went to the new Sobey's! It's open 24/7!!!! That's a big deal in this here country. (Now I can get Rocky Road Häagen-Dazs at any time of the day or night! Hooray!) We bought lots of cheese. Seriously. Lots of it.
The Liberals won a minority government. What a mixed blessing... They won't do anything good for the country, but they probably won't do anything too bad to it either. At this point, with things as unstable as they are in the world, nobody wanted to take a chance, I guess. Although the Conservatives did manage to do very well for themselves this time. Steven Harper seems like a slightly more competent man than Paul Martin, but I don't agree with his goals for the country, so what else is there to do but vote for the dude who won't cause too much trouble? As the Liberals said, Health care not tax cuts. Education not tanks. Protect our bill of rights. I have to agree. Privatizing health care like Harper wanted would be a huge mistake, and building Canada's military is just pointless and a waste of money at this juncture. It's already so underdeveloped that we'll never catch up to anyone anyways; we have one submarine--not even one for each ocean. Besides, who's going to attack Canada? And if someone did, the United States would protect us for innumerable reasons, including their own security. Just spend the money on social issues and don't bother with the military. There's just no point. The NDP is kind of silly. And the Bloc just needs to shut up.
Well I think I've said enough.