Saw a big trainload of military tanks parked under my office window today.
I'm feeling really at home in Toronto and am playing a lot of music! My band Giant Triangle has its first gig on October 12, and I've been going to a lot of drum circles & jam sessions. I also played for an outdoor yoga class at the Junction Music Festival this weekend. I still have a day job but I'm finding the more I focus on music, the better things go in all aspects of my life. I feel like not depending on music for money allows me to be less stressed & more creative (though I wish I had more time for it!) It's about improving my own musical skills and spending as much time in "the zone" as possible. Good times.
I went a giant pillowfight in Toronto on Saturday and was amazed at the childlike energy that totally enveloped me.
I had to stop and sit down to catch my breath I was laughing so hard.
The only casualty was that I lost my bunny ears.
I went to the Allan Gardens Conservatory today.
It's a set of interconnected greenhouses run by the city of Toronto and it's free to visit between 10-5 seven days a week.
It's been a long, grey winter and this place gives me a real lift.
Loving Toronto now, as I have lots going on that's aimed at the long term.
Am not so eager to run away anytime soon anymore...
Last Friday it was a nice afternoon and my company is smart enough to give everyone a half day at the end of week, so at the end of the day I decided to see how far I could walk towards home before getting tired.
I explored the paved "Gatineau Hydro Corridor" trail, part of Toronto's network of bike routes. I didn't encounter anyone else along the way (on a winter's day.)