21:33 - arrive home, unlock door, enter, shut door, lock door
21:34 - remove shoes
21:35 - enter bedroom, remove outer jacket, remove inner jacket, store keys/wallet
21:39 - enter bathroom, brush teeth, resolve to floss, fail to floss, exit bathroom
21:41 - open fridge, remove iced tea, close fridge, open cupboard, remove glass, close cupboard, pour iced tea, open fridge, remove
21:42 - grimace, swish, spit
21:43 - place glass, greet couch, stretch
21:47 - stretch
22:03 - stretch
22:10 - yawn
22:12 - notice "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" on the coffee-table and despite a will of steel and certain knowledge of impending doom throw caution and sleep-related responsibility to the wind and resolve to read the back cover
01:02 - finish book, finish iced tea, finish blog entry, call it a night
And that's it really. Didn't quite stay up all night, but I can recommend the book, which is by Mark Haddon, and which is a fun read with just the right hint of sentimentality.
*******You know those Mensa intelligence tests? They always make me feel dumb when I stall out on question three (usually something about UGAINA and whether it's most likely a river, city, or plant) and then have to go lie down because my head hurts. Intelligence is kind of a funky thing that way: "what does it mean really?" and all that. But I came across this other type of Mensa Test the other day and it was kind of fun. Besides, it called me a genius (26/33) and who doesn't like that? Of course, the next day they put up Part 2 and said a bunch of things about cultural bias and now I'm just a "sharp mind (probably a genius)," which is internet testing for you. Anyway, it's fun with words, so if you're into that sort of thing, enjoy.
*******I realized yesterday that I've been away from Canada for just over 5 months already. It's extraordinary how much your perspective shifts. It's not that I've been dramatically enlightened by the experience... but I do feel looser, as though some things have come undone that I didn't know were there. A loss of certain cultural points of reference. An outside look at Canada's "footprint" on global events. It's enough to reassure me about my place here, to let me finally shake off the rust of the transition and get down to business.
A Conservative government? We'll survive.